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Rotary Club – YMCA

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Wednesday, July 23, 2008

Today was busy as expected.  I went to the Front Range Rotary meeting this morning at 7 a.m.  Joining a club is not for me.  First it is held Wed. mornings each week.  That is my workout day and also my last shot at making deadline for the newspaper.  Plus the program was by an eye doctor member.  He mostly talked about eye health, which is his profession.  I finally left at 8:30 a.m. to go to the YMCA for a workout.  That was hard as I had to eat some breakfast as they were treating me as a guest.  I didn’t want to be rude, but eating before a workout is not the best.  It was hard to be motivated and my lifting was not nearly as good as usual.

I was home about 11 a.m. to finish up my headline for my column and get my next column copy to Becky for her review.  I like her to know where I’m coming from, even if we don’t agree. I read in the afternoon until we got a nice little shower, which cooled things down at about 2 p.m.  The rest of the day was nice.

A quick bite at 6 p.m. to get ready for my resume seminar at the LDS Employment Center.  They called today and want me to do three sessions in August.  Brent Leavitt is the new Center Director and he is in our Ward.  He needs help and I can’t say no.  However, tonight I decided to take Bobbie’s car rather than my truck.  I got a few miles down the freeway when I realized the key to the Center was on my truck key ring.  Turned around, got the key ring and was five mintues late for the 7 p.m. meeting.  Nobody had left, so it worked out O.K., except I was not very organized to start and I hate being late for anything any place.

Sis Taylor brought over a plate of freshly baked chocolate chip and nut cookies as her way of thanking me for teaching her class the past two Sundays.  Wow, were they good.  Bobbie and I each had two.  I’ll probably be up all night from the sugar high.  That takes care of my day.  It was pleasant, especially after the afternoon shower.  Thursday looks good.  I’m going to the Mall to check on teenage fashions for our next column.  Then I have two stories I’m working on that I need to get started.  Friday is softball in the morning.  Fun, fun and more fun!! A pic??

Some of you have seen this before. Thersa Abel Wade, us two, Darlene Huerter Glassel and Russell Stauffer; my high school classmates.  Russell just had a kidney removed because of a tumor on the kidney.  He is home from the hospital now.  They came to our 50th party, driving all the way from Kansas.

The barn on the old Russell Stuaffer farm west of Circleville, Kansas.  Bobbie likes these old buildings.

2 Responses to “Rotary Club – YMCA”

  1. Roland Smith says:

    Only two cookies? I could have easily eaten the whole batch of Sis. Taylor’s cookies!! Restraint … sometimes you’ve got more than I have (except when it comes to opinions on politics)!

  2. Duane says:


    The entire plate was gone by Friday night. Those were the best. I’ll have to do something else nice
    for her so I can another treat.


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