Friday: I enjoyed breakfast with my best buddy — and anyone who knows me knows it’s Teresa. ๐Ÿ™‚ It’s a friendship that has remained strong for 18 years +. We’re both “low maintenance” in the sense that we don’t have to be joined at the hip, or stay in close contact with one another every day in order to enjoy the fact that we’re still as good as friends as ever. We always pick up right where we left off… and that’s usually with laughter. ๐Ÿ™‚

Saturday: Thanks to Teresa’s advice, instead of my getting a single membership to the Y, we were able to get a couple’s membership, via Michelin, for 19.00 a month at the Sports Club! I had to ask the Membership Coordinator twice to make sure I hadn’t misunderstood the quote. We joined on Saturday, and although we’ll use the S’ville location the most, I look forward to visiting the 5 Forks location to swim or enjoy a smoothie with Teresa and the girls from time to time. ๐Ÿ™‚

On Saturday night, our Sunday C4 Group got together for a cookout. It was hot, the grill was fired up, and we were inside. Now that’s my idea of a successful cookout. Food is hot, I am not. ๐Ÿ™‚ We had about 25 people overflowing into various sitting areas throughout their home. It was fun visiting each “area” — different conversations but one important similarity: laughter. Community at its best.

Sunday: We began a new study in the book of 1 Corinthians. I had wondered if the husband I shared about last week would attend now that we had completed the study he was initially interested in (Tabernacle). He did! Afterwards, the Lord provided a wonderful opportunity for us to talk about various aspects of the lesson while people were filing out of the classroom. (Both husbands were also at the cookout!) Thank You, Lord!

Monday: Brian went for his one hour session with the trainer at the Sports Club. We were especially looking forward to the point in their consultation when Brian would have to explain why he checked “yes” under the question on the questionnaire, “Do you wear heels or elevated shoes during the day?” Since Saturday, we had laughed SO hard over the fact that he checked “yes” and I checked “no”, but Don assured him that the question referred to men’s shoes as well. Thanks, Don. It was fun while it lasted. ๐Ÿ™‚

Tuesday: I met with a woman in our group who is having some difficult struggles with her adult son. I walked away with a new and fresh appreciation for our boys. None of us are perfect, but I see God’s faithfulness written all over their lives. I also voted!

Today: I did my walk/run routine before heading over for my one hour evaluation from the trainer. She was both encouraging and helpful. I’m pretty psyched about the fact that she’s teaching the Zumba class in the morning. Maybe she’ll have a little mercy on me. ๐Ÿ™‚ Tonight, I met with the group of ladies at our church. We have one more week in our study written by John Ortberg. It’s been a great one!

Tomorrow is a study day. I’m already looking forward to it!

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