I woke up one morning about a month ago and could barely walk on my right leg. The pain in my right knee was almost unbearable.
I had absolutely no idea what might have happened, assuming it was a sprain. Or old age.
3 weeks later, the pain and discomfort was still there so I broke down and scheduled a visit with our family doctor and an orthopedic doctor. X-rays and an MRI indicated that I had a torn meniscus and a ruptured cyst.
I had outpatient surgery today and the staff had me in and out of there in 3 hours flat.
Again. And I’m just s-o-o-o-o-o excited.
I’ve never been really big on making new year resolutions. I prefer to think of them as new year goals.
And my main goal for 2012 is to read through the Bible again.
I’d love to challenge you to do the same. Especially if you’ve never read completely through the Bible before - from Genesis to Revelation.
It’s not hard. Just an average of 3-4 chapters each day for a total of 15-20 minutes.
I did it last in 2010 and can really tell a difference when I’m in the Word daily. Or when I’m not.
Would you join me?
I was keeping a close eye on the girls while they played outside this afternoon.
Today is the first day of my 18-day Christmas break.
Yup. I don’t go back to work until January 3rd.
I’m anxious to see just how much of this I can work into my schedule during that time.
The kiddos are out of school for the same 18 days so it’ll be a challenge.
But I’m up for the task.
So tonight was my 30th high school reunion. And I didn’t go.
It was completely free. But I chose to stay home.
It’s not like I’ve held a grudge against anyone over the last 30 years.
The fact is, most of my former classmates attending the reunion still live in town and I can see them whenever I want to.
No, really. I’ve not felt any animosity towards a single person I went to school with.
Well… except for that one cheerleader named Linda.
I was behind her walking into an assembly one day and she turned around and called me “bag o’ bones”.
In a strange twist of fate, I’ve seen pictures of her recently on Facebook and she’s… umm… plump.
Too bad I don’t believe in it.
I ran my 2nd 5K (3.1 mile) race this morning.
This was a neat race because it was to raise money for 3 local non-profit organizations.
A total of 515 runners and 109 walkers registered for the event. Between registration fees and sponsorships, the race raised $22,500… a record amount.
Out of 515 runners, I finished #128 with a personal-best time of 28:38 which j-u-u-u-u-u-s-t put me in the top 25%.