Thursday, June 30, 2016

Late, late, late sunsets

I went on a run last night at 10:30. It was so light outside that I was able to capture some pretty amazing pictures on my phone.

Saturday, June 25, 2016

A morning run in Munich #Munich #runningisbetterthantherapy #touristrunnerI #almostthereMAET

I slept in and went on a run through Munich. It's a great way to see some sights, get the overview and start the day with some exercise.

Just look in what you can see in 6 miles:

I ended near a cool fountain.
My goal: to get the the English Garden. It's Europe's largest city park.

Getting ready for something in Old Town.
I have no idea what this is, but it's by a palace. And lovely.

Surfers practicing in the park!
More park- a lovely "lake".
Wildlife. Reminds me of Boise.

The Residenz, a former royal palace.
This is a memorial to the horrors of National Socialism

Wednesday, June 15, 2016

ELMO! #beatcancer #Godisgood

I got to see this guy before I leave for the summer, my friend who's waging a war against cancer. He was looking and feeling great today. Thanks be to God! Keep praying for Elmo!

HandyWoman Joy #handywoman #Igotthis

I didn't know changing a doorknob was so easy!! After I came home and this happened...

I complained on Facebook, watched a YouTube video and took a trip to Home Depot and....
New doorknob!!
the inside
the outside
I can do more than I think!!!

Tuesday, June 14, 2016

Sawtooth Relay and so much more #SawtoothRelay #relax #keeponlearning #stthomassunvalley

The Sawtooth Relay is a 12 leg, 62-mile race in which teams of 6 runners each run 2 legs. The race begins in beautiful Stanley, ID and ends in Ketchum. I've run it 5 or 6 times but this year did not get on a team. However, the night of Robie Creek I was listening to Irish music at Shangri-la Tea Room I shared a table with the couple that puts on the Sawtooth Relay. He mentioned they needed help with the race and I asked specifically what that might be. 

Russ & Joy on Friday at 11. 
When he said he needed an announcer, I said, "oh that sounds fun but what else you got?" He replied, "well, we need some people to run the exchanges, but we really need someone to be an announcer." I started to pay attention as it dawned on me that perhaps he was asking me to consider this--that maybe this was an answer to one of my prayers of late: to get out and do new things. So, pending approval from Russ, the main announcer whom I know from skiing, I agreed. Russ approved!

Russ & Joy Saturday morning after a long night of race starts.
I was so nervous Friday night I couldn't sleep. I lay in bed for hours anxiously awaiting my 2:45 a.m. alarm. Finally sleep came at 1 I arrived for my training session at 3:30. All went super well and I had more and more fun as I relaxed. We finished at about 6 on Saturday night and I went to bed at 8. Then slept until 9 on Sunday [yay!] after which I had the best day: I went to church, saw some friends, made a new one, and spent the afternoon with an old friend. My weekend concluded with a long run along the Wood River Trail

Here's where I really started to see how much I've changed in the last year:

Sunday, June 5, 2016

Friends who know I love grapes #goodfriendsknowyourfood

Some people came over for dinner and many, many were concerned about bringing something I can eat. I appears about half of them brought grapes! Who knew people noticed what I bring to potlucks!

Friday, June 3, 2016

A Free Ticket to Tony Bennett! #kindnessofstrangers #itstonybennett

On my walk over to meet people near Table Rock tonight a guy gave me a free ticket to see Tony Bennett, who was playing at the Idaho Botanical Garden tonight!

When I got done with my meeting I went in and heard the last 20 minutes of the concert! I heard him sing I left my heart in San Francisco. What a great bonus to the last day of school!!!