Saturday, August 12, 2006

So what brings you to the EAC?

Hello everyone, I am spent. Waterlogged.
We have gone swimming everyday for the past three days.
I have a killer tan. And I smell like chlorine.
But no matter. I love taking a dip in the pool. This summer I have much more time since I'm mostly a SAHM now. It's way cool.
When I worked full time, I very rarely got the pool and never had a tan.
But then again, I worked from 6:30 a.m. to 6 p.m.
But anyway, back to the pool experience. I hate the diving board, I have never jumped off of it and I don't think I ever will.
It's just plain scary to me.
At the urging of my boys and the taunting of my husband, I tried it the other day, I made it about part way and turned back, afraid for my life.
I felt like I was walking the plank. A 34-year-old quaking in her boots.
My husband shook his head and my boys laughed hysterically.
They will never understand. I really want to do it. But I just can't.
I looked longingly at the diving board again today. It looks so easy, what am I scared of? I'm not going to die. Well not right away anyway... I was thinking this as I watched 5-year-olds doing cannonballs.
But there are many layers of fear for me to peel off. I've been scared of the board since 1982 when my friend pushed me and I nearly fell off of the diving board, so I just want to tell my family to give me a freaking break!
One thing I did try though, in spite of my scardey cat ways was the water slide.
Talk about terrifying!
I prayed all the way down through all the loopy loops.
"Jesus, help me! Jesus please help me!"
He must have heard me because shot out of the slide and landed safely in the water, my rear touched the bottom of the pool.
I felt like Marlin and Dory on the EAC.

Here's the freebie today, we are almost done with this and then I don't know what the heck I'm gonna give away. Enjoy!!!


JoAnn said...

Hi Stephanie! :) Cool! I love Marlin and Dory!! Just keep swimming, swimming, swimmimg! Thank you for the pretty buttons and brads!

cindiaskew said...

thank u for the daily dl, picked it up at the bottom at day 4. can't wait to unzip it and figure it out, newbie here with a newly aquired psp9. from nebraska

debsdesignz said...

That's hillarious! I just watched "Finding Nemo" last night with my DH! :)

Anonymous said...

hahahaha Great story :) Thanks for the link!

Dean said...

I know how you feel - those slides can be tricky. Thanks for the freebie.

Vicki said...

Thanks so much for the newest link!

LeeAnn J. said...

Thank you, thank you...I love surprises, lol.

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