If you remember I had a friend tell me I should spend time alone with God. Well, it looks like that time has come. I'm leaving tomorrow for a couple of days alone among the Cypress trees and moss of beautiful Caddo Lake State Park. I am really looking forward to it. I mentioned before that I have not had any time off since the beginning of last August, and I am long overdue. I'm bringing some food, a tent, a few books (right now I'm leaning toward Nouwen's The Way of the Heart, Frankl's Man's Search for Meaning, and something fictional yet to be determined,) and my new Moleskine journal I purchased because it's what all the cool people are doing. Much relaxation will be had.
I'll then spend Monday through Wednesday in Atlanta with Jason and Christy and then head back later Wednesday. So there will be no blogging from Craig for the next few days.
In the meantime here's some little tidbits in the form of bullet points:
-- Tom has a serious collection of music stored on his computer that I use to write. It's really my only exposure to good non-radio music. Over the past few days I've become an Indigo Girls fan. Those chicks leave me breathless with their powerful lyrics and phrasing.
-- I purchased a six-pack of Shiner for my trip today and the check-out lady stared at me like I was a teenager trying to get away with something. She told me she'd need to see my id, at which point she acted shocked that I was as old as I am. I think she may have been flirting with me. But I don't recognize when that happens, so who knows?
-- I just got back from Jen Lake's birthday party at Ninfa's and I'm stuffed. She's finally caught up to me at 31.
-- Speaking of Jen... When she closed on the new house a couple of weeks ago the first thing she went out and purchased was a trampoline. After work on Tuesday I went over and spend the better part of an hour on that thing jumping with the kids. SO MUCH FUN!!! I can't remember the last time I've had that much fun. I had friends with trampolines as a kid, but I never wanted on them. (Fat kid issues.) But I was jumping like a muh fuh the other day and man was it rad. My thighs are still sore.
-- That's about all I've got for now. Don't trash my web-space while I'm away, but feel free to use the comments as a message board. You can discuss the wonderful attributes of me all you want. You can include how defined my calves are (which Nathan so embarrasingly informed me today,) your favorite shirt I've ever worn, why you miss the television show Ed, and generally how much you'll miss me while I'm away.