Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Duck Food

Krista had a rougher day today than was typical of the past few days. She started experiencing swollen nodes and facial neuropathy, and she slept a lot until the afternoon. I was finally motivated to sweep, vacuum, and do laundry. At least we're ready for the upcoming week, now.

Once I got that all squared away, I saw that Krista was needing to get out since she didn't get out yesterday. It was fine to let her body catch up from Saturday's activity, but we didn't want to break the progress cycle by taking much more time off between active days. We had some extra stale bread in our fridgerator for feeding ducks, so I thought Lake Los Carneros would be a good place to take her. There are paved roads that go to where the ducks are, which would make wheelchair access easier. Lake Los Carneros also has a number of geocaches, and Krista and the boys wanted to try to find some. I hadn't realized that the paths around the lake aren't all paved, though, so we had to do a bit of offroading with the wheelchair, and Krista got her exercise walking when the terrain was too rough to wheel her through. We found some fun climbing trees and tree swings, and when it was all over we had also found three geocaches. The funny thing is that along the way we somehow lost the bread that we had brought to feed the ducks. It looked like the ducks were doing pretty well even without our bread.

The heavens declare the glory of God;
the skies proclaim the work of his hands.
Day after day they pour forth speech;
night after night they display knowledge.
There is no speech or language
where their voice is not heard.
Their voice goes out into all the earth,
their words to the ends of the world.
In the heavens he has pitched a tent for the sun,
which is like a bridegroom coming forth from his pavilion,
like a champion rejoicing to run his course.
It rises at one end of the heavens
and makes its circuit to the other;
nothing is hidden from its heat.
The law of the LORD is perfect,
reviving the soul.
The statutes of the LORD are trustworthy,
making wise the simple.
The precepts of the LORD are right,
giving joy to the heart.
The commands of the LORD are radiant,
giving light to the eyes.
The fear of the LORD is pure,
enduring forever.
The ordinances of the LORD are sure
and altogether righteous.
They are more precious than gold,
than much pure gold;
they are sweeter than honey,
than honey from the comb.
By them is your servant warned;
in keeping them there is great reward.
Who can discern his errors?
Forgive my hidden faults.
Keep your servant also from willful sins;
may they not rule over me.
Then will I be blameless,
innocent of great transgression.
May the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart
be pleasing in your sight,
O LORD, my Rock and my Redeemer.
(Psalm 19)

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