Cloud Cover


The sky never ceases to amaze me. Yes, I had my head in the clouds again. This was taken as I drove home from the Traveling Pen workshop, Saturday. (Isn’t that a great name for a writing workshop?)

I love that perfectly-straight line that allows a peek of the blueness beyond. To me, this demonstrates why it is called “cloud cover.”¬†Doesn’t it look like a soft blanket, or partially-rolled-up window shade?

Did you have a good weekend? What did you do?

We don’t follow NASCAR as avidly as we used to, but decided to watch the Daytona 500 Sunday. Not even an hour into the race (which started around 1:00 p.m.) it began to rain. The race was red-flagged and didn’t begin again until 8:30 p.m. That made for a long day for everyone. Fans were evacuated from the stands when lightning threatened. Estimated attendance at a Daytona race is 250,000. That’s a lot of a people to evacuate. Congratulations to Dale Earnhardt, Jr. on his win. I know “Jr.” is dropped when there is no longer a “Sr.,” but his father’s legend lives on in the racing world.


Share Your World–2014 Week 6

Cee has timely questions for us in this episode of Share Your World. 

1. Have you watched or plan to watch any of the 2014 Winter Olympics?
We watched Sunday evening’s broadcast–ice dancing mixed, men’s skiing, women’s slopestyle snowboarding

2. What is your favorite winter Olympic event? Would you ever want to be an expert in that sport?
Half-pipe, NO WAY–I don’t even desire amateur status.

3. Have you ever met an Olympic Athlete?
No, but Mary Lou Retton (1984 Gold-medal gymnast) was from my hometown.

4. Do you have a favorite athlete? Name sport.
Favorite athlete:
Jeff Gordon-NASCAR
Shaun White-Snowboarder and Skateboarder

5. What is your favorite exercise or sport? Is there a reason why?
Walking is my favorite exercise. It’s easier on my joints and muscles than other activities, and I love to explore the natural world and see God’s hand in everything that surrounds me.

That wraps up our Q&A Share Your World for this week. I hope you’ll take a moment to share your answers, either in a post and link to Cee’s blog, or leave a reply in the comments below.