1. Lukas no longer wants to hold my hand in parking lots and other public places.
2. Lukas no longer thinks that a coconut is a mammal(see THIS ENTRY for further explanation).
3. Ava is trying
to write letters and numbers and is always asking me to spell things
for her even though she hasn't learned what the letters actually look
4. Ava can play
Cash Cow on Webkinz almost as well as I can, and she has no idea what
the rules actually are. This does not make me feel smart.
5. I have been
preparing to co-teach a creative writing class to the teens in our
co-op, and the very idea of it has been overwhelming to me because I do
not feel equipped. I haven't written in years even though as a child
and teen I wrote often and was sometimes rewarded for short stories,
poems, and speeches (I do not like public speaking, but somehow, I
managed to do well when I needed to). The person I am co-teaching with
is a published novelist. Today I realized that if God wants me to teach
this class, then I must be equipped to do so, and so I am walking in
the door tomorrow with confidence. If I totally fall on my face, I'm
sure you'll read about it in a future entry as I sob through my computer
keyboard to all of you.
6. The songs for
the musical I'm directing, Acorns to Oaks, are stuck in my head and
have been there since the beginning of August. I can't wait for
Christmas music to start playing so that I have something to replace
these cute little tunes. I love the music, but hearing it in my head as
I walk through the house(or Wal-mart) chorographing the various numbers
is starting to drive me batty.
7. I have a tummy bug and really hope that I'm better by tomorrow.
8. Eric is
writing the curriculum for Funkytown, which is our children's ministry
program, and he's doing a great job. It is so nice to see him doing
something that he is passionate about and that he truly loves doing.
He's also teaching every other week. Lukas loves that Daddy is his
9. I can't do
everything. I can't direct the musical, go to IWU homecoming, go to the
Coshocton County Fair, and head to Corning, NY for the 75 year
celebration at the church where Eric served as Children's Pastor from
1999-2003 in a few weeks. We will squeeze in the fair, but I am really
bummed about the other two things. Point of Grace is doing a concert
and the IWU Chorale is supposed to perform, and the Victory Highway
celebration would be amazing to go to. BUT...we have dress rehearsal
until noon that day. I am disappointed to say the least. My
girlfriends better write some phenomenal blog entries to fill me on on
the happenings afterward!
10. I can't do
everything is important enough for two numbers. I just can't. I can't
teach, fold all the laundry, vaccuum the carpets, sweep and mop the
kitchen floor, plan, shop for, and cook healthy meals, shower
frequently, spend time with the Father, and spend time just having fun
with my family on a daily basis. So, my daily priorities are simply to
read the Word, pray, teach, cook, eat, sleep, and have fun with my
family somewhere along the way. Because of this, the laundry has, once
again and just like last September, been sitting on my couch waiting for
me to fold it for nearly 3 weeks. 3 weeks. You may think that I am
exaggerating, but I am not. I would tell you that I am holding my head
in shame, but I am not. The clothes are clean. That's all that
matters. I'll fold them before we have any company (or I'll hide the
pile in my bedroom).
So that is today's top 10 thoughts. Give me 5 minutes, and I may come up with a completely different list. Come back soon!