I have a great deal to be thankful for this week. First of all, I am oh SO lucky to have a husband who can do just about anything! I am so very thankful he was able to fix the air conditioning problem in my car. He said it was the fan and it was. It didn't cost an arm and a leg either. He did it all himself. Lynn, I didn't have to lay hands on it and pray over it either as you suggested last week! LOL Now it stays on the N in Normal and is not running hot so I can have cool air again. YEAH!!!! He told me I owe him for the labor. I gave him a big smooch!
I am thankful we got everything ready for VBS. We were working up until the last minute. Please read my previous post. I am thankful so for my church friend Nancy. The Louise to my Thelma. We have been around each other so much we are saying the same things at the same time now like I used to do with my best friends Genie and Penny. We make a great team. The Lord has trully blessed me with her.
One thing did bother me though this week.... A new family has two small girls. These girls hit their grandmother! This really bothers me. I know my eyes got big as saucers because I looked back at another young female church member. Her big eyes got even bigger than mine! Nancy is good at handling the kids in class. She teaches and I handle the craft parts. She will put a kid in the corner in time out in a NY minute and not bat an eyelash. Even with a parent or grandparent in the room. Witnessing these girl's behavior made me thankful I have such a good son. When we got home each night, he ask if there was more hitting.
You would think I had even art to last me for awhile, but when I get home, I still work on stuff. We had a blank left over from last night's craft I'll describe next. I did leaf vines with mine. I'll post a pic later. I am still taking photos daily of course. I drew so many leaves, I am thinking of decorating the house with leafy vines even though our living room is done in country blue! LOL My artwork literally on the walls. How cool would that be? Very.
Anna is in our class again this year. She is such a pretty little girl. She sort of reminds me of a blonde Miley Cyrus. She is so quiet. Yet when we give her a craft, she is like me... she marches to the beat of a different drummer. She does it her way and it is awesome. Last night they were using these things were you took a plastic tool and scraped the white part off an elephant or a zebra. There was a rainbow underneath when you did this technique. It is similar to what we did in elementary school where you colored half a shiney card with yellow and half orange then colored over them with black. Next you scraped a design into what you colored. This may have been too advanced for 3-4 year olds. We found out Anna is 6. Anna did just the opposite. She removed the background which left a rainbow. It really made the zebra pop. I was blown away. I took a pic of it, but have had no time to upload. I told her Anna's grandmother about how artistic she is away from visitors as not to hurt their feelings. Adding her parents need to encourage her in this direction. I just hope they do this, but Nancy is doubtful about this happening. If Anna came to our church regularly, I could encourage her. This just goes to show you that people have talents they are unaware of. I am so thankful I am aware of mine and use them!
Please keep my mom in your prayers as she has a bad cold and terrible cough. She won't go to the doctor. Because of this, my parents won't be attending VBS. Rhett will be in a puppet show tonight probably using a British accent. I am going to try to video tape it for them and us.
My best friend Genie's daughter Jena is engaged! She and Colby went to Chateau Elan near Atlanta, Ga. He got down on one knee and proposed. How romantic. Her ring is gorgeous. So happy for them. Genie knew and kept it a secret. Even from me. I don't know how. I know she was about to bust! There is nothing more exciting than a wedding.
Nancy and I will probably be bone tired after tomorrow night, the last night of VBS. We know we worked hard and it shows. We have THE best room. We put the most effort into it. Saturday I could participate in Market Days, but I may be too tired even though I could use the money. But "One day at a time" as my friend Genie says.
I almost forgot... I am thankful for the rains we had this week because it cooled things off somewhat.
I hope you have had as good week like I have had. Again I am most thankful for working air in my car. An answered prayer.
Well, I just discovered I am a day ahead of myself except for my Friend Nancie on the other side of the world! I will just have to wait til tomorrow to post this on Thankful Thursday! LOL No wonder I couldn't find anyone's posts!
Then today I came across this quote which seems appropriate...
"Our business in life is not to get ahead of others, but to get ahead of ourselves--
to break our own records, to outstrip our yesterday by our today."
-Stewart B. Johnson-
I know I try to break my own records. I guess I compete with myself. Not sure if I win but who cares?
This morning on the way to work, I remembered a very funny memory from 1976...
Daddy had an Exchange Club convention in New Orleans. I was dating Gary back then. He went with us. This was around the time Halston, Liz Claiborne & Diane Von Fursteinberg all came out with their expensive jeans. We went inside a very swanky dept. store to get out of a downpour. For some reason we went all the way up to the top floor which was were the personnel offices were located. I guess Gary thought there was something else up there like maybe a restaurant. Once on the top, the elevator man was going to fix the elevator, but was not going back down! Gary said, "Oh, PLEASE take us down. This woman (my mom) has had 16 cocktails for breakfast and we have to get her back to the hotel!" My mom stood there with her mouth open. The man reluctantly let us go back down. We laughed so hard we cried. Momma said she was gonna give Gary a whippin'.
May you remember fond memories today. If you would like to share your thankfulness please go to Iris' place at the following...