i’ve wanted since coming home to share with you stories from our weekend in florida. but i’ve been busy, which is a good thing and the system i use to post via email has stopped working. i didn’t realize how often i was writing on the train until i couldn’t any more.
the wedding was awesome. kathryn’s extended family is wonderful and so our their friends, and it was a delightful privilege to celebrate with them. the company was excellent, the setting was superb, great food, long dance party with a great playlist – can’t hope for much more! our hotel was right on the river and ibises grazed the grounds.
it was a quick turnaround, only to be down there from friday night to sunday mid-day, and it didn’t help that our flight home was caught in a holding pattern through rough weather. still, as louis C.K. points out, it’s hard to complain about the magic of a steel bird flying many miles up into the air and getting you safely to your destination 99.9% of the time. we were hours late, but it would have taken far, far longer on the bus. or walking.
i started this point some while ago this evening, and my description of our swimming with the manatees got totally out of hand. i’ll try to find time tomorrow to finish it up. because it was super, super amazing. we had an underwater camera and got a DVD of our trip, so i’ll post those eventually.
after many weeks of struggling mightily, i feel like i’ve turned a corner. this morning i started working with a close friend who, for many years, has offered his services as a personal trainer to help me rebuild my so very broken body. i’m sure i’ll be stiff tomorrow but it feels so good to be breaking a sweat (a light one, for now). almost every day this week i’m scheduled to spend time with kids, and that (in reasonable doses) is just about my favorite job. wait, i’m playing hide-and-seek and getting paid for it? today i brought my work home with me: a drawing from our 5-year-old neighbor dash, with a note to kathryn written inside a heart:
UR MY BEST NABR.
how great is that?