It's spring break this week for all of our various schools represented in my house. The preschool I work for, the junior high Maggie goes to, the high school Emma goes to and the college Bethany goes to. Nice. Now if they just had spring break for pastors, it would be perfect.
Our week so far:
-Bethany has been working at the zoo every day, all day. They are crazy busy there because of springs breaking and such.
-Emma has been busy with her friends, babysitting her little cousin who is 4, and at our youth department, which is having 'reality week'. I think it includes a lot of messy, painful, wet games from the looks of my kids when they come home. They also do a lot of culturally relevant talks and videos and Bible studyish things.
-Oh, and our youth pastor finally joined facebook. He has been a long time hold out on all the technology the past few years. For instance, if you sent him an email, really, it was like sending you message to the cosmic void. gone gone. One of our church members even started a fan page called " Josh K should be on facebook", to which he put conditions on the number of people who had to join before he would join and that one specific other person had to join. And now, wallah! He's all into facebook, making comments, building photo albums of his mini me children and generally being a normal person of our era! Yay to Josh.
-Maggie has been doing the reality week plus various days of fun with me and her cousin and auntie(s). We went to the zoo on Tuesday....all day....I think I am still recovering from that. Then today we went over to the east side of town and hung out at Arizona Mills Mall and went to see Alice in Wonderland in 3D. She and her sisters have named all of us in the family as resembling the characters of that movie. I am by unanimous vote, the Mad Hatter. (even though he's a boy and I'm a girl) After seeing it, I am not arguing except on that one point. Some things you just can't deny.
-I got to meet up with another pastor's wife I've known for a few years but had never actually met....yes, that does make sense, but I really don't want to make sense of it for you. Mysterious, yes? We met at Paradise Bakery and ordered muffins and coffee. The woman running that counter, then waited on another woman (I guess she was thinking it would be a quick order, but no, the lady had questions and ordered many many muffins which were carefully placed into boxes, etc). My friend and I stand there.....and stand there.....no sign that she had even begun making our fluffy coffees. Then I asked her, as a way to remind her of our coffee-less existence, if there was a problem (and I was very nice, unlike today when I had to get real with a telemarketer). She apologized and said she would throw in some free cookies because the wait was so long.
She finally made the coffees and while explaining the buy one get one free cookie special to the woman who was ordering many muffins, she had a surprised look on her face when the woman pointed to the sign that said buy one, get one free MUFFINS. No one had informed her that it was BOGO muffin day instead of BOGO cookie day. So instead of doing a refund for us and our full priced muffins, she gave us two more muffins, plus the apology cookies for having to wait. So we ate our original muffins and took home BOGO muffins and cookies and by the way, they have really good fluffy coffees there.
I did not mean to go on and on about that, but you had to get the feel for how long it took. ;)
I hope you are having a happy springy week wherever you are and that God blesses you with many new ideas, blessings and His plans along the way. (like muffins)