a bench with a view

a bench with a view

Saturday, May 24, 2014

Instead of.........

Instead of looking for a craft project for Sunday's lesson for the 3/4 year olds, I'm here reading blogs and messing around on the commuter.

Its going to be a good lesson.  Psalm 91 is one of my favorite psalms.  It talks a lot about God's protection.  I found a book through Amazon, My Own Psalm 91 Book, to have as the lesson at church on Sunday.  l just need to find a craft project. 

Instead of writing a letter of goodbye to the children's minister who is moving across the country in a few weeks and Sunday will be her last Sunday, I'm messing around on the computer.  I know I'll cry when I'm writing it and I know I'll miss her and her family greatly.  But its a good thing for her and her family, and its God's will, so it really will be okay.

However, I have gotten some things done tonight.  I got my shopping list and meal plans ready for next week and our shopping trip tomorrow.  One day I might blog my meal planning to share and get other's meal plans to see if I can streamline things a bit.  

I won't have time to work on a craft project or the letter tomorrow night since we're going to see a play that the children's minister's daughter is in at the local Christian Youth Theater.  It should be a good performance and we liked the Sound of Music production we saw a few months ago.  It will be her farewell performance here, but will connect with Christian Youth Theater where she is moving to.  We're bringing her some flowers.

I'm about ready to go and help son make potato salad for a gathering he's going to tomorrow, but he just told me he's going to grab a quick shower, so instead, I'm still here playing around on the computer.

I downloaded an eBook to son's tablet for me to read/review but now I can't figure out how to open it or get into it.  Instead of trying to figure that out, I'm playing around on the computer.

I'm sure eventually I'll figure it out.

However you spend this weekend, do take at least a few minutes to remember those who were willing to give of their lives to protect our freedom.

And be safe out there.

Now off to make potato salad, find a craft, write a letter, and figure out how to open up that book, and its 10:15 p.m. here.  Wonder how much I'll actually get done..........

27 comments:

Weekend-Windup said...

I too like psalm 91. I have learnt all verses in this chapter.
It is really a very sad time when our best friends or our loveable person get away from us!

TARYTERRE said...

You'll get what you need doing, done. enjoy your weekend.

Sue Elvis said...

Betty,

I have a long list of things I wanted to do today but instead I have also been playing around on the computer.

I'm sorry to hear you're losing a good friend. A farewell letter, though hard to write, will be treasured, I'm sure.

Enjoy the performance!

I'm mostly known as 'MA' said...

Oh my by 10:30 I'm headed to bed. No wonder you chose to be on the compeer. I hope you do get all those things done but didn't stay up to late doing it all. It sounds like a very busy weekend for you and even though you have to say good bye to your friend there should be some very happy times ahead too. I do love to look at menu plans in order to get some new ideas. I find myself having things over and over.
Hope you do have a wonderful weekend!

Stephanie Faris said...

Whenever I have a personal letter to write like that, I tend to put it off, as well. Once I make myself do it, I usually am glad I did...it's just getting yourself in the right place to get all emotional!

Joanne Noragon said...

May your "farewell" letter be the first of many you exchange.

Jerralea said...

Oh, Psalm 91 is very special to me. When Jim and I lived in Terre Haute, he worked nights and I was scared to be by myself in the city. (I always lived in the country before.) Anyway, I would read Psalm 91 over and over every night until I fell asleep. I'd often wake up to find the bible open to Psalm 91 on my stomach! Anyway, after awhile, I was not afraid anymore and am not to this day.

Instead of doing a lot of things, I'm on the computer. A computer is a procrastinator's favorite item!

Jeanie said...

Good luck on getting everything you need to do done. Just consider the computer time as getting yourself mentally prepared. :)

Mevely317 said...

This made me chuckle ... you're so cute!
...Unselfish, too, that you're wishing only the best for your friend. It's been many years ago now, but I'll never forget a particularly sad farewell: He said, "I will tell you, arrivedersi ... is not so final as you American's 'goodbye'."

Amid the hustle, wishing you lots of FUN times!

Pat Hatt said...

I was about to leave a comment here, but I'm too busy playing around on the computer lol hey sometimes we need a break

Linda said...

Sounds like a memorable and emotional weekend in store. Knowing you, you'll get everything done in time. Enjoy it all.

Funny with the computer! "The Buckets" comic strip- son's 2 minute experiment- mom doing nothing and guesses at 1 min 30 sec. that 2 minutes has elapsed. Timed while on Facebook, after couple hours, she guesses that it's been 2 minutes. (:

Probably will need an umbrella at Memorial Service this year.

lyndagrace said...

I liked the way you constructed this post. It was clever and totally relatable.
It’s so easy for me to get lost in my virtual world. The time just slips away.
We are hoping the weather holds up for an outdoor picnic at my daughter’s tomorrow.

yaya said...

Good luck with all your "chores"! I too went to the computer to post something and ended up reading blogs instead...oh well, it brought me here! Have a good weekend!

Bijoux said...

That is nice of you to teach a preschool class. Once my kids grew older, I decided I'd rather serve in other areas. Now my middle child teaches sat. night kids class at church and she really enjoys looking up those craft ideas!

Have a beautiful holiday weekend.

Birgit said...

A home made card from however you can put it together will speak volumes and show the care and admiration you have for her. You will add your personal touch of your wonderful writing and she will treasure it. Even if you have a picture that makes you think of her you can make a card from that. I always think of the people who gave their lives, limbs and minds to help all of us be free including my mom who is German. May you have a wonderful weekend

Chris said...

I actually have the opposite problem this weekend -- I'm supposed to be commenting on blogs and writing my story but instead I'm playing Civilization. Well, I was until this comment ;-)

I hope you and your class have a lovely Sunday and I'm sure you'll find a great project for Psalm 91 if you haven't already.

When I was in 7th grade our priest was reassigned and then one of the nuns retired and the other was reassigned and it was like we were saying goodbye to family; all the kids in our K-8 only knew them and we'd be graduating with all new clergy.

It's sad when a priest or minister leave the community but I guess it is God's will.

Have a great weekend!

Liz A. said...

Step one: start whatever it was you wanted to start when you got on the computer. Do not check email. Do not check blogs. Absolutely do not check Facebook or Twitter.

...well, that's the plan, anyway. I never quite stick to it...

Carol Noren Johnson said...

Love this post! Enjoy reading your thoughts and about your life.

I suppose the answer is a simple check list with priorities, but those people can be so dull and not al all spontaneous. The check list people do not write fun posts as you do!

Kat said...

That is quite the to do list. Sometimes when I have so much to do I have a hard time getting started. Hope you have a fantastic weekend.

Chatty Crone said...

Gosh you were starting really late - how much did you get done? Potato salad????

jack69 said...

Now youhave me wanting Potato salad... hahahaha
Hey sweetheart, isn't it nice to enjoy a leader, and friend so much you will sincerely miss them when they go. It sounded so sweet and a reminder of friend Bonnie who was once a good friend a youth leader, she was a gem and such a quality person. So I am feeling with you. I am late and l hope all went well today, I just know the kids love you, you are special.

Secret Agent Woman said...

The computer has quite a strong pull, doesn't it? But you're in good company here in the Blogiverse.

Grammy Staffy said...

You make me smile. I am just like you in that I often put off things I should be doing to Play on the computer.... but then... I'm glad that you did because I really enjoyed you visiting my blog and leaving me a nice comment. thank you
It sounds like you are really busy with lots of good things to do. I wish you good luck with all of them. Have a great week. Hugs, Lura

Sharon said...

Instead of doing just about anything else that I'm supposed to be doing, I am reading your blog. Thank you for giving me an excuse to be lazy...

XO

Debby@Just Breathe said...

Hope you got everything accomplished! I find a lot of good reasons to fool around on the computer when I should be doing other things. Hope you enjoyed the play and how sweet of you to bring her flowers. I just went and read Psalm 91, it is excellent.
Debby

The Brown Recluse said...

I play around on the computer too much, and end up accomplishing zilch. Nada. Nothing!

Sometimes I think I'd be so much better off to trash the thing. But then, there's the blessings of all the folks I've grown to love whom I've never met face to face, but they are my friends indeed. Like you.

I find so much comfort in Psalms. No matter what I need, I can find it in that book, somewhere.

Intense Guy said...

I hope you had a nice weekend - and a memorial one at that!