Recent Goings On
June has indeed been quieter than May thus far in the out-and-about sort of way, and for that I am truly thankful. However, two weekends ago, we still managed to book ourselves almost to the max. And by we, I mean I as I’m the scheduler/planner in the family. I’m often too optimistic about all that can be squeezed into a time period, and end up running around in a frenzied mess to make it work. I’m working on that, and my husband tries to help me be more realistic.
Case in point: Two weekends ago we were hosting a small dinner at our house for our church APLS (Adult PotLuck Suppers – say it ‘apples’) group. Guests were showing up at 6pm. However, I also volunteered both of us to run sound and video for a wedding at church that same afternoon. Wedding on Saturday = rehearsal on Friday (which in this case was a rather long one). Plus we ended up with a dessert fellowship/game night with our small group on Friday night, leaving little time to get everything ready. ‘Everything’ in this case also meant picking out, buying, and hand washing new drinking glasses since enough of ours had broken that we couldn’t serve all our dinner guests.
(Here you must understand that Jeff and I research and compare like mad before making any kind of major purchase. We are nothing if not thorough. This extends to new drinking glasses. And DVD storage… but that’s another story.)
Anyway, it made for a rather crazy two days. Those two days also happened to be the first two days of the World Cup and I am one of those crazy footy fans (more on that later). Once all of Saturday’s activities were done, I had a recording of U.S. vs. England to watch before getting back on the internet and talking to anyone who might know the outcome of the game.
This past week and weekend involved a lot more World Cup action, but also a 2nd birthday party for our nephew Max. We made the day-trip to Columbus this past Saturday (two hours there and back again) for his party, and it was definitely worth the trip. I didn’t get any pictures on my camera so you’ll just have to trust me when I say he is one cute kid. And active. Boy, is he active. And part fish. That kid fixated on the kiddie pool like a border collie fixates on… well, anything. We don’t get to see him that often, and we want to be a part of his life so any excuse is a good one to go see the little guy (and the rest of the family, too).
This week is VBS. I’m running the sound board and observing how our church does things, and figuring out how I might be more involved in future. Oh, and World Cup action continues.
Have I mentioned the World Cup is going on right now? Oh right, that’s another post.