I was at church at 8:00 am Sunday morning and, other than the less than five minutes it took to throw the suit and blouse on the bed and pull on jeans, t-shirt, and Nikes and grab the Polariod camera for the scavenger hunt, got home at 10:00 pm. Then I started on the funeral sermon for Monday morning at 11:00. Directly from funeral retrieved kids from their father then finished PhD stuff that was due by midnight (done early!). Saturday night to Sunday morning had 4 hours of sleep. Sunday night to Monday morning had 6 hours of sleep. So now that everything’s done, why am I not asleep?
Guess I’ll watch TV and blog.
I am regularly amazed at the pettiness and profoundness of church stuff. There are stories to go with that but I don’t think they are bloggable.
We have a new youth director! Thank you Jesus. One of the committee said something like, “I’m glad the others turned us down otherwise we would never had waited long enough for him.” Someone else said, “He’s the best one we interviewed.” I’m glad they’re happy. I’m more glad I’m not the person with primary responsibility for youth anymore!
The Entertainer has a million dollar project due tomorrow. She had to spend one million on anything she wanted. Rules: no duplicates, no one item worth more than $499,999. We went to the mall to scope things out. Went to Gordon’s jewerly. They were fabulous! The nine year old Entertainer got to try on a 2 karat princess cut diamond and an 8 total karat tennis bracelet. As we left the store, she was grinning and floating instead of walking. Way cool. and that’s an understatement.
The Entertainer turns ten very soon. She thinks there is something hidden in the house for her. There’s not. Not anywhere. I’ve got to get to Target but I have something for church everynight this week. Guess I’m skippin’ out during the day. Target’s not even two miles away. I thought I’d get there this weekend. Nope. Too much death, dying, and other church related stuff, oh yeah, and school stuff, too. Got to get SportsQueen’s present for her sister, too. Until this afternoon, I was clueless about what that might be. Now, I know just have to get there.
And did I mention we have a new youth director? Whee HA! Whoo Hoo!
I’m glad the Seattle Seahawks had a bye this week so I didn’t miss the game.
I’m also glad we have DVR. Things I missed but not really: Battlestar Galactica; Great Performances Crossroads Guitar festival with Eric Clapton, Carlos Santana, Joe Walsh, Robert Cray, Buddy Guy, B.B. King, James Taylor, Vince Gill and others; Inside the Actor’s Studio (multiple); Numb3rs; and, Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip (I know it was on last Monday, I just haven’t had time yet).
We have a guest preacher for Sunday. No sermon prep this week! unless, of course, there’s another funeral. That is a real possibility. Well, it’s possible any given week but there’s someone in the hospital having a hard time with recovery from heart surgery.
And in Fantasy Football I lost 2 out of 3 games. One game was lost by only one point. Darn. But the one game I won, that team is undefeated! And two teams are number one in the standings, too!
I think I see sleep coming my way. I’m gonna go meet up … zzz