When we last spoke, it was 10:15 p.m. Friday night and I had lots to accomplish, several things to get done in a short time span.
What really happened? Did I stay up until the wee hours of the morning to get it all done?
Nope, lets be honest. I'm 56 olds, I am ready for bed most nights by 10 p.m. but manage usually to stretch it out and get there by 11.
Friday I did stay up a bit later, but only got one of the items on my list done.
The potato salad because that was the first thing that would be needed on the timeline for the weekend. It came out delicious; I'm a bit prejudice, but son does have a knack for cooking; maybe one day he'll pursue it more.
So Saturday morning I woke up still having to come up with a craft, write a goodbye letter, figure out how to get that book to open I had downloaded to review. I knew it would be a tight day and I knew I would get everything done, but it would take clever planning on my part since it also included grocery shopping in the morning which took about 2-1/2 hours since we went to three different stores plus working 2 hours of overtime in the afternoon.
I'm sitting there on the bed getting dressed after my shower and it dawns on me (truly by the grace of God) a craft project. I had copied off months ago a heart that in the middle of it said "Jesus Loves Me". I figured I could make copies of that for the kids to glue on to a piece of paper and decorate around it with stickers. These are 3/4 year olds and one of the things we emphasize is Jesus' love for them and this would tie perfectly together with Psalm 91. I thanked God for the inspiration and got the pattern copied for the number I needed for class and put on my list to get some stickers from the store. I figured between writing the lesson and cutting out the craft, it would be about 45 minutes to an hour. I thought I could squeeze that time into my day.
We went shopping and here and there I tried to figure out how to open up the file I had downloaded on the book to my son's tablet. This was my first attempt in doing so and I was clueless what I was doing. But I did some research, worked on it as I could, and continued to peel through the layers needed to get done like one peels through an onion.
It occurred to me me early afternoon that more than likely the children's minister who was leaving would be too busy to have planned a lesson and would do a movie like they sometimes do, so I text her and that was the case. It was going to be a simple lesson, including for the 3/4 year olds so I was given a reprieve and didn't have to have the craft/lesson ready until the following week. There was a brief hiccup that night when we went to her daughter's performance in Rapunzel and in talking to her husband, he said "oh no, we have the curriculum all planned" not realizing his wife decided to keep it simple. After still trying to think I could get things cut out and lessons written, I was able to confirm with her later in the evening after the performance (which was so cute) that indeed I didn't need a prepared lesson.
Meanwhile, I kept diligently trying to open up that book and finally EUREKA got it through various Apps to be able to open it. I had to pat myself on the back because I am not computer savvy in any way, so to work out a problem like this was a major achievement for me. I'll be reviewing the book soon when I finish it, along with my thoughts about reading a book on a tablet.
We got back from the play around 9:45 Saturday night. We fed and shot Koda and then I knew it was time to write the goodbye letter. Yes I cried through it, but I always cry, LOL. Saying goodbye was hard, but aren't goodbyes always hard even if you know its a good thing?
So it took me about 24 hours to get the things done, but I got them done.
And what did I do Sunday afternoon? Took a 1-1/2 hour nap. And that sure did feel good.......