Monday, June 26, 2006
Tie Dye Extravaganza
This weekend passed by in a haze. Friday was somewhat busy in terms of VBS (which was awesome, by the way - so much fun!) and trying to get laundry done and the house back into some semblance of order after my time away. Saturday there was more of that and running errands in the torrential rain. Then yesterday was the quintessenial way my life is sometimes. My friend Robert came to be our guest speaker since Pastor Glenn is now officially gone and we had planned to go out to lunch afterwards with his family. We ended up with about 30 people - which is fine - except the restaurant we ended up at couldn't accomodate us properly. It was 30 people in several booths, so you had to get up and walk around to talk with anyone. I had scheduled the youth to come over at 2 PM to make tie dye shirts for workcamp (which, as an aside, I had no clue how to do!) but ended up having to move that back until 2:30...but forgot to call one of my kids who was sitting at my house at 2. I felt terrible!
Anyway, the tie dyeing was actually fun. I hope they turn out. They are currently "drying" in my damp & humid basement...we shall see. After that was the race back to church for a prayer, praise & vision night for which I had agreed to coordinate childcare. All that worked out well - many thanks to everyone who helped!
When I got home, I watched part of a movie but then decided to get into bed and work on a new study I am doing, "Small Changes for a Better Life" by Elizabeth George. The title, of course, is intriguing and so far the first chapter has been good. I feel like I need something more structured to get me into the Word these crazy days lately than just my devotional book or online email devotions I get every day. I also bought a commentary this weekend by John MacArthur (at the suggestion of my study - though she suggests a commentary only on Proverbs but I couldn't see spending the money when I could get an entire Bible commentary.) Cindy is apparently planning to offer a study this summer in the evenings and I think I will seriously consider that as well. I have been feeling a hunger for more lately but we haven't had anything available that I could participate in in the evenings so this may be a good option, even if it is only for the summer. I miss doing the Operation Timothy study with Cindy, Kathy & Michelle weekly...maybe I need to find something like that as well. I don't know. I desperately need the accountability of studying with others and I always enjoy the great discussions that come along in the course...studying something on my own just isn't the same.
Anyway, I digress. I was exhausted when I woke up today - to more rain - and ended up getting a late start. I slipped in the shower and very nearly killed myself - which, let me tell you, is NOT the way I want to go! Then I got halfway to work and realized that I forgot my sweater...which led me to realize that, MORE IMPORTANTLY, I forgot my laptop, which I cannot work without, and which was under the sweater so I wouldn't forget it. So I had to go all the way back home.
Eegads. I really do need a vacation.