March 3, 2017
Have you ever seen a cuter brother and sister? Me either.
Grand babies are truly grand.
I thought I would mention that I was fingerprinted recently.
Yep. This mild-mannered pastor’s wife had to give up her fingerprints.
I know it’s been said half a bazillion times already, but isn’t just unbelievable that each person on the planet possesses their own collection of worls and swirls? God is amazing in so many ways but to create everyone’s complex prints in a way beyond unique is way beyond belief. I can’t even keep up with my car keys let alone billions of intricate prints.
At any rate, just in case you were wondering about the whole fingerprinting thing, I had it done because I have taken on a part-time job (in addition to my church job) working at a local preschool owned by a couple in our church. Today is my first day and I’m trying to get myself geared up for being around tiny, energetic people. Good times!
Speaking of jobs, Sarah is coming home for a 10-day spring break and was hoping to accrue a bunch of hours during her visit; however, Food Lion is cutting back hours and doesn’t have any work for her.
That will just give us more time to enjoy her at home. (Trying to look at the bright side here.)
We are smack dab in the middle of prep for our Easter production which means that Steve is running amok, learning lines . . .
working on lighting . . .
and overseeing the building of new sets.
It amazes me that he knows how to all of that.
Here is Claudia, the woman the play focuses on. (Claudia was Pilate’s wife.)
A few more prep scenes.
All the artwork and promo for the drama are due by Monday and since that is my job (with Steve’s invaluable advice and assistance), I am deep in the throes of artistic experimentation.
I’m also teaching a Wednesday night adult class for two months to give the other teacher (our drama director) a break. Here’s a photo from last week’s class. I used the hat (which belongs to Steve) as an object lesson and one of my students was only too happy to model it. When you press a little button, the ears stick straight up. It’s really pretty exciting.
I was recently invited to travel out-of-town to speak at a women’s’ retreat on March 24 and 25. I am so excited about the chance to do this, even though I am not the speediest person on the planet when it comes to prepping for something like this. Since I will be speaking three different times during the retreat, every spare moment in the next two weeks is going to be focused on preparation.
Fortunately, I love any opportunity to speak and I also love the thought of getting to know new friends during the twenty hours we will be spend together during this retreat.
Oh, and I almost forgot! I wrote an article which will be published in May in a magazine called Angels on Earth. It is a sister publication of Guideposts with a circulation of 350,000. More on that later!
What about you?
I just told you about my new job at the preschool. What is your job? Waitress? Legal secretary? Teacher? Uber driver? Homemaker? You could also add a brief description if you want.
It will be interesting to see what shows up; I know you wonderful readers represent an amazing variety.
Thrift stores, fuzzy socks
and conversing with my Yorkie are all on the list of things I love.