Yesterday was a whirlwind of activity, at least for two old people who had “made other plans”. Our riding mower still won’t start and we were running out of time to solve that problem, so we simply mowed the lawn with a push mower. Two things were immediately apparent to me: 1. Mowing with the push mower eliminated a lot of the “trimming” I have been doing and the lawn looks better because the push mower cuts closer. 2. Mowing is the perfect exercise for me! It not only keeps me moving, but it is “task oriented”. I’m not saying that we will be mowing with the push mower all summer, but I will consider using it more often.
Of course mowing and watering took a lot longer than planned, but we still managed to do most of the other tasks necessary to prepare for our little road trip today. And the things we didn’t check off our list will wait until our return.
I have to back-track a bit to share part of yesterday’s Bible reading with you. Psalms 39:6 says “Man is a mere phantom as he goes to and fro: He bustles about, but only in vain; he heaps up wealth, not knowing who will get it.” I could not have read a more appropriate verse for our current situation if I had Googled it! LOL God knows exactly what we need.
One task on our to-do list was attending the city council meeting last night. I always forget how much I enjoy those meetings! Yes, I mean that sincerely. I just love to see how things work and hear about future plans, etc. And I think the men who serve on the council do their best to keep Caddo operating efficiently. Did you know that our ancestors hoped Caddo would become the “Queen of the Prairie”? The founding fathers had lofty goals for our community!
We are headed to Tulsa today for a little recreation. Of course most of our travels involve animals, so we plan to visit the zoo and the aquarium. Who knows where else we will venture. ANY road trip immediately reminds me of Dad and the many summer trips we made between California and Oklahoma. If he had visited Sunday he would have given me advice about our route, gas, etc. and he would be anxious to hear our stories. I will imagine him traveling with us today from a totally different perspective.
So…our week is off to a great start. I will be not be online for a few days, but I promise some stories and pictures when I return. I know, I know…if I was a truly modern woman I would post things from the road and update hourly, etc. But I consider vacation to be a “break” from everything, even the computer. Gary and I once hiked into the wilderness and didn’t see another person for four days. We’ve always been a little different.
Have fun! Stay safe! Be good! We’ll try to do the same.