Monday, March 23, 2009

Meandering: Week 3

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The Meander Report
Last week's goals were to find a little waterfall near my home, and walk to the top of a big one at the end of the week. Neither goal was accomplished, but not for lack of trying.

There have been a lot of changes to the barometric pressure this week, which a friend recently reminded me always bring on fibro attacks. So last Monday, all I did was walk down one side of the orchard and back. On Tuesday, I enjoyed an invigorating walk all the way around the orchard. Better than Monday.

On Wednesday, I traipsed all over creation for an hour and a half on the hill near my house trying to find that elusive, legendary waterfall. Unless the culvert draining from the man-made mini-pond into the creek is the waterfall, I couldn't find it. All I got for my efforts were blackberry scratches and stinging nettle itches. And lots of exercise, so that's happy. But a couple of different friends gave me some more tips about its location, so I am not giving up hope. I will find that waterfall.

But on Wednesday evening, everything went south. I got sick with the cold my three men have been fighting for weeks. I did nothing at all on Thursday, and I was in no shape to hike that big waterfall on Friday, as planned. I did the taxes instead, which took two days, so at least I exercised my brain. And yesterday (Sunday), I rested some more. Yep. Rest, rest, rest. I'm trying to get better in time for the wedding I will be in next weekend.

For your viewing pleasure, here are a couple of shots of the views on my walk.

Not bored? Check out my walking blog, The Meandering Mountaineer, on which I journal my (almost) daily exercise. Yep. All the meandering you could possibly want and more.

The Next Meander
This week's goal is to do some kind of physical activity every day before I leave to go to the wedding, and folding the laundry and packing for my trip can't count.

Verse of the Meander
Deuteronomy 30:19b-20 (NIV): I have set before you life and death, blessings and curses. Now choose life, so that you and your children may live and that you may love the LORD your God, listen to His voice, and hold fast to Him. For the LORD is your life, and He will give you many years in the land He swore to give to your fathers, Abraham, Isaac and Jacob.

Meander Music
This week's Meander Music is "Jesus Messiah" performed by Chris Tomlin. Jeff and I were introduced to it during a worship service recently, and the chorus of it stuck in my brain. A few weeks later, I discovered it was on the new Chris Tomlin CD Jeff had given me for Christmas. So pleasing. My favorite line in it is "love so amazing..." That's what God has for me. And you. Note: you may need to visit my blog to listen to this song.

This adventure is dedicated to the God of the Bible, who is my Strength, my Rock, my Fortress, my Strong Tower. He alone is able to give me wings like eagles and get me to the top of my tall mountain.