Do What You Know
It seems to me that once you find something you really enjoy doing, you revisit it or use it as your “go to” thing. Last Saturday, we played MORE laser tag. Instead of coming up with something new why not stick with something the kids really seem to enjoy! Little Parker seemed to be all for it as he kept saying “It’s time for laser tag! Let’s play laser tag! I WANT TO PLAY LASER TAG!” All while hanging from my leg, causing my already (about 2 sizes to big) sweatpants to fall even lower. Note to self… no more black/gray sweats… So, after the hot dogs, cheese balls (that found themselves poured on the ground… hmm… more food for the critters around the park), the phase rifles, targets, and other assorted paraphernalia were distributed and the hounds were released!
While the restless ones were set free, Keith and I go to know our newest arrival (one I hope will continue to grace us with her presence). Sherri and her husband moved from the metropolis of Louisville to our rural area a few short months ago. She had met Chris only a few weeks earlier and she discussed with him how she was trying to find her niche in her new surroundings. Her husband was raised in the area and they moved a bit closer to his family. They have some grown children of their own who are scattered around the country, the closest living in Cincinnati. Sherri seemed to fit in nicely as she got to know Sammie, Beebs, Luke (who was stung by a bee), and Ginger. Very nice conversing with and welcoming Sherri to our group.
One very significant part of our gatherings was missing. Lisa was not feeling well and decided to confine herself to their home. We really missed her but better for her to stay in and get well than to aggravate it. Hope you are feeling better and able to join us this weekend, Lisa. I did visit the house as I had to deliver a few kids after we closed up. Always a fun time to sit and enjoy the company of great friends! Of course, not being able to attend this year’s Famine Games caused a week to go by without enjoying my favorite part of most weekends.
A touch of fall came with the arrival of carmel/chocolate/nutty apples. Sticky, messy, yet satisfying. A few other questionable elements of prior events were also discussed but still working out a few kinks… all fun times!
“The end of all things is at hand; therefore be self-controlled and sober-minded for the sake of your prayers. Above all, keep loving one another earnestly, since love covers a multitude of sins. Show hospitality to one another without grumbling.” (1 Peter 4:7-9)