Sunday, September 20, 2009

It's 9:24 pm and I'm writing on my blog. Glass of wine, listening to the Beatles.

I have spent about an hour fooling around with a widget to add a playlist to my blog. I put some songs on it, it worked but ... it was from songs on YouTube and they would pause to cue and I was not interested in that so now I'm trying to delete it. There now it is deleted.

We have had a heck of a busy week. One of the highlights was going to Auntie Phee's place.
Was that only last Tuesday? Elisa and I spent the afternoon with her. So fun. We got her set up on her own email acct. You'd a thought she had just won a million dollars, she was so happy.
It was like she felt she had something new to think about. She is determined to learn to type. So, on Tuesday morning we are going to go down to Apex and let her play on the laptop. Practice typing ect.
When we show up her face goes from dull and sullen to bright and happy. I don't think she is happy there but is trying to make the best of it. She says she has been put there till she dies. She is there cause she's really not able to be by herself. She thinks she can do everything - funny. It reminds me of a friend, her elderly mom is experiencing dementia - tough on the family but they are doing what they need to do to take care of her but the funny part is, as the elderly mom asks the same question for the 3rd or 4th time she also comments how some folks her age are experiencing memory problems and aren't they all glad she doesn't have that problem.
When we went to Auntie Phees we filled a basket, mom's Easter basket from Marianna, with tea bags, milk, sugar and mugs. I had made some biscuits so we took them too. She loved all that. Elisa used a Marianna towel to set the table and she set it out and it looked lovely. I think next time I'm going to bring a tea pot so we can have more then one cup.
I need to send out an email and ask folks to write an email to Auntie Phee. She has only received one email this week, mostly cause I haven't communicated with folks to let them know her address.

Another highlight although not a delightful one was my first week as a BSF discussion leader. I'm telling you that stupid reoccurring dream I have about trying to find my class but not being prepared came true - again. It's enough to aggravate a person. There were a series of mishaps, of course we worked through them all but not without frustration. I have had my first class - survived it and now we are on to this week.

Last week had a multitude of different things happen. Another thing is that Elisa did her tea party class with Keepers. I was very blessed by that. I got a lot of credit for her being so wonderful.
I have also been working on my Sunday school room. I got some things on the wall. I kind of like it. It's not perfect, not super cute. So, I'm not happy with it. It's good but not good enough. I have decided on how to make my pictorial time line. I am going to have the little kids color pictures of certain events, like creation, Noah, Moses Joshua and the wall then birth of Jesus, his death and Resurrection then a couple pictures of the New Testament church.
Today was my first day with the kids in the newly painted and pictured walls. Little Luke was the only little one in there he totally missed the whole change. New color on the walls? New pictures? After we pointed it out he had a sweet little face of interest. "oohh" Finally Joe showed up, he noticed it all right away. He was such a cutie, he came in late, had an impish grin and gave me a hug hello. I of course was totally charmed by his smile and just glad to see him.
Sunday school was just about a wash today. I didn't get to our lesson at all. I did go over the maps in on the wall. I showed them from the round globe to the flat wall map to the middle east map to the map of Jerusalem and the surrounding areas.
another Beatles song
I got about 1 min of Luke's attention. Then he was done. About the same for Joe. I could coral them and make them listen and I do sometimes but I watch their responses to see when I lose them. After that, I'm not sure how much I'm getting through to them.

On Thursday, after BSF - which by the way was so fun having Elisa there, we went to a new coffee place, of which I'm not a fan but we got a huge brownie for Lorie that has had horrible back problems. We went to her house and visited for a little while, I showed her the books I got from "the book store" that I want to cut pictures out of. (I got a wonderful book for Aubrey at the "book store")

Then on Saturday we went to a Christian camp and helped them build a dam in their beautiful creek so they could have baptisms. I helped fill sandbags, Don was the engineer offering sound advice for the building of the dam. I recognized all those years of dam building as a kid really paid off. My grandkids would have LOVED helping. but it was not to be.

Then on Saturday night we had a big treat, Benjamin came home for the weekend. Gosh, golly I loved it. We also had Hannah Gibson spending the night. Elisa and Hannah made Fajitas and we watched movies until ... I'm afraid to tell you ... 2:30 in the morning. Oh my. With church the next day too. It was a lovely weekend. After church today we had a group of young folks come over and eat hot dogs before they all headed off to the fair. It was our delight to have them. I think the fair was a grand success.

Now, for this next week coming up. Hmm. Monday- laundry, I think I call Ethan on Mondays.
Tuesday - Auntie Phee's in the morning and call Zackary in the afternoon (it's in my PDA) Wednesday - BSF leadership, Thursday - BSF then Elisa helps Lorie decorate the mantle at the coffee shop. Friday, mm ?? Saturday- church clean up and then Sunday - Stuart Graydon is starting his apologetics class, YAY!
That is the plan anyway. We will see how it plays out.

Keep Christina Mulner in your prayers - she is struggling with the results of having a non Christian biological father for her oldest daughter. She is having to deal with visitation ect. It's sad and I'm really praying about how the Lord can work this out.

Keep Benjamin and his math in your prayers. He is also asking for prayer regarding his scheduling of his time to be the most effective.

Beatles song

Benjamin's description of Analog vs digital


Kimberly said...

busy week! - I wish I could have visited Auntie Phee! sounds like a highlight.

Sorry about BSF. I want to hear the whole story.

you'll get that classroom doesn't happen overnight, you have to mull over it a bit.

I wish the kids could have come to help with the dam too!

love you!

Elisa Mary said...

lol, Luke is such a cutie. Both of those boys are so charming. :)
BSF was so much fun! and i loved hanging out with you afterward.
Next week is going to be a busy one, along with all those things you listed I also have Fiddler chorus practice every evening. Fun!

Hosanna said...

Hi- just this week it occurred to me who you are, DUH! When you showed up as a follower on my blog I was like "Mary..... Mary..... who is Mary? hmmmm....maybe just a passer-by."
Duh, duh,duh.

Don said...

my sweetie, always thinking of others. It is so great that you have chosen to commit to visiting Auntie Phee every Tuesday. I'm very sure she is loving every minute of it, and highly anticipating you arrival each week. I can't wait until I get to go again.

I see from a human stand point