Sunday, May 29, 2011

Memorial Day Weekend

Wowzers. What a week it's been! I'm so thankful that we made it to the weekend, and I am even MORE thankful that this is Memorial Day weekend and Brett and I are both off on Monday. It's been a while!

This was the last week of the school year at the private school where I work, and it was a whopper! The thing that stands out the most was Tuesday night. It was kindergarten graduation at our school. I love our students, and I am very attached to our kindergarten teacher, so I really wanted to go. I didn't want a night away from Brett though, so I asked him to come along. He sportingly agreed, even though I told him that for someone who didn't know the students, it would probably be like that scene in Love Actually, when the students (lobsters and all) are singing "catch a falling star and put it in your pocket, never let it fade away" with blanks stares on their painted faces. Well, halfway through the performance is when the storms hit. Later, they said it was officially an EF-1 tornado, so you can imagine, the hail was HUGE! And because Brett met me there after work, both of our cars were there and while we were huddling in the bathrooms with the kindergarten students in their cap and gowns, our cars were being pummeled by softball size hail. It was a long night. We were very wet, and our car windows were very broken. We got my windshield replaced yesterday, but our insurance company told us that it would be 16 working days before Brett's car is fixed, day 1 being this coming Tuesday.

It was a storm unlike any that I have ever been in, but on my way to pick up Brett from the parking garage where he took shelter after his sunroof was shattered, I heard the song on KLTY that says "what if your blessings come through raindrops", and I was reminded that God is in control and that He is a loving father who cannot help but bless us. Neither of us were hurt, the house is completely fine, and God has provided multiple forms of transportation for Brett while he is without a vehicle.

So that's that.

The rest of the week was incredibly full. It was fun but tiring. We had all sorts of activities at school to celebrate a great year. I can NOT believe that I have been there for almost a year. June 28th will be my anniversary. It has been such a growing year for me, and though I am struggling with my food and weight right now, I know that I am growing in other areas, and that feels good.

I feel like I have so much to say lately. It was turning 30 that got me thinking this way: chapters. Because starting this new decade felt so much like a new chapter. And really, I guess it goes back to starting the new job too... it was without a doubt a new chapter. The close of one job and the beginning of another, like turning the page in a new chapter of a book. And then, I was reminiscing with Jennifer and Jeff about an old friend of ours who was a key player in my life for a while once. I talked about and thought through those memories in such a sequence, it felt like a story. I feel like I want to write it all down. I'm pretty sure when you right down chapters, they call it a book. haha. I have always said that I would like to write a book one day, but who would want to read the story of my life? Um, no one. But writing it down would be such a nice journey for me. I have an empty journal, and I may use it for that. Sort of like getting carried away with counting blessings. I think it would be therapeutic and kind of cleansing for me. And maybe writing my story would give me ideas for another story that people actually would want to read. How special would that be? To write a book in my thirties.

In my thirties, I also want to paint. And travel. And learn new skills, preferably sewing and or knitting. And I want to become active. Like, transform into someone who has an active lifestyle. I would like that very much.

This afternoon our care group at church came over for lunch, and it was a lot of fun. Tonight we are going to see the new Pirates of the Caribbean movie. I'm looking forward to it =-) I hope everyone has a great weekend! You may hear from me again tomorrow!

Peace out loved ones!


Jennifer said...

Learn to sew first. Then you can teach me. :) Love you! Email me a good day to get together.

Anonymous said...

I'll teach you to knit!