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28 July 2009

Busy Week

Well, Saturday night we had wonderful friends to dinner. THEY brought the food & cooked it! It was delicious & so wonderful. I did make chocolate chip cookies.

Yesterday my dear friend Greg came. He is my best friend from college, & we've not spent time together in such a long time. He stayed over night & left this afternoon. I did pretty well until mid-afternoon. We just were window shopping in some different stores in the Village, not looking for anything special, & i turned a corner & hit the wall! NOT literally, but i was going along just fine, & then out of the blue it was like, "I have to get home. I have to lie down." I sure wish i could have more warning.

And i thought i was going to get thru the two days looking entirely normal to Greg, & that blew it. I lay down after giving him a hug & spent the rest of the afternoon on the couch. I did take a short nap, & so hope i'm rested for tomorrow is the start of a 3 day Vacation Bible School.

These are pics from the past 2 years. As i have no one's permission to use these, i've chosen the ones where the children are not easily identifible.

And, i think i've figured out how to get around the short schedule for the music. I have been given more time on the schedule than she originally told me, but part of the problem is that they interrupt part of the AM to go outside to our prayer park. But this is very disruptive. Duane suggested i take the music out with us & sing outside in the prayer park. Then the disruption happens after the music, not before. I think it is a good idea & plan to implement it. :)

I'll be pretty tired tomorrow, i'm sure.



Rosemary said...

I think Duane's idea is perfect! I can't wait to hear how it goes, I know you will enjoy yourself and the kids are lucky to have you volunteering for them!

As for appearing normal for your friend, hey, he's your friend and he should understand that these things happen. It sounds like you had fun while you could and that's more important to just hang out together and be friends.

Land of shimp said...

I agree, Greg's your friend, he's not going to judge you as being frail, or anything of that nature.

I have a couple of friends with very specific challenges in their lives that are related to health. One struggles tremendously with food allergies, and the other has an auto-immune disorder (not unlike Lupus) that can cause bouts of severe pain.

I've been around both when things have gone south, and the only thing I've ever thought was that I wished they felt better, while I felt very lucky to have my own health.

I'm sure that's all Greg thought, because he cares about you.

I hope camp goes well. When I was a kid, I went to a Quaker Farm Camp for seven years straight, for almost the entire summer. I loved it dearly. We never were in any kind of church setting, on Sundays we had "meeting" (as Quakers do) and we'd head out into the woods, sing songs, mostly be quiet. It was very lovely and I have very fond memories of it.

Best wishes in making fond memories for the kids at your camp :-)

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