Sure, but I haven’t been in on it…! Wow. This week it will be February. The month of January was pretty much a wash-out for me. This morning at church I had two different people tell me I "looked like" I was feeling much better….ooh, how crappy was I looking?? I do feel tons better! Like, maybe this week I can even begin to put away my Christmas decorations. Really. Haven’t even started on that yet; only the tree was taken down, the rest remains. My living room looks like a twister came thru it…yeah, a twister named Kiki. Don’t even ask about her bedroom, or the playroom! And I’m pretty sure we still have a kitchen table, buried somewhere under a month’s worth of mail and paperwork.
On a totally different note, we had a dance lesson at church last night…our event was called "The Dance of Marriage" and we had a nice speaker who talked about how marriage is like a dance – how the man is supposed to lead, and how we need to be in sync, etc., and she also taught us the Tango! It was so much fun! Even Alan wants to take dance lessons now! My feet hurt. In two weeks we are putting on our Valentines Banquet. It’s really a nice event, but so much work!! I get tired just thinking about it. Alan and I are in charge this year, and we are not being very good about getting it together…event co-ordinators we are not. Give us a task, we’ll gladly do it…but to be on top of all of it….not so much.
Life with Kiki "Mom, what’s a scarlet letter?" This question came floating up to the front seat of the car, and smacked me in the head. It came about because of a new song by Casting Crowns that was playing on the radio. ~all we see is her scarlet letter, and we never even met her ~ Don’t tell me kids don’t listen to the words! What is the best way to answer that? I read the book…did they really do that in Puritan times?? I don’t know. I’ll be honest and say that for a brief moment I thought about saying "well, scarlet is red, so it’s a letter that’s the color red." Yeah, lame, I know! So, I was honest and explained to her what they meant by it in the song. It actually gave us a great opportunity to have a good talk about sin, and forgiveness, grace and mercy…are any of us clean and perfect? No. Does that mean we permanently mark and ostracize those whose mistakes are more obvious than others? No. How did Jesus live? I love teaching opportunities; even if it pulls me a little bit outside my comfort zone sometimes (I mean, really, how much does my 9 year old have to know about sex?? We’ve already discussed more than I wanted to at this point…but maybe she won’t be a total ignoramous like I was!)
This week begins a very busy time for us…I am thankful to be physically up for it! Kiki starts gymnastics, dance, and swim lessons this week…I suppose I ought to start something like…oh, the treadmill…or the washing machine…or a combination thereof…
busy busy busy