Tuesday was spent on school, preparing for Wednesday and doing LAUNDRY after our lovely 4 day weekend.
Wednesday was 12 1/2 hours outside of the house. The kids were troopers. We left to set up and serve at PWOC. We had lunch with a friend - a working lunch for my friend, Stephanie and I. We continued to talk through her position in PWOC and the upcoming Fall Rally. Then I rushed up to a 1.5 hour meeting with the PWOC Chaplain - Michael. Yes, I DO schedule time to talk women's ministry with him - or it takes over our home life. It doesn't seem fair for him to work a 12 - 13 hour day, come home and have an hour of PWOC approvals and editing waiting at the door. ::snort::
Wednesday I got a chapel key - the first one I've had in two years. I'm truly off the shelf now. I also went shopping with two friends, Maria and Cynthia for an upcoming Chapel BBQ/Town Hall. Unfortunately, we ended up a few minutes late for Family Bible Study - but we made it. We talked about walking in the flesh - enlightening. Next week we'll get to Walking in the Spirit...and I will enjoy that focus.
Today? PWOC Monday seems to have migrated to PWOC Thursday. I'll have to see if that is consistent Beale thing. I must plan for this. There were a lot of dangling ends to tie up - and many I didn't finish. I just called it quits for the day - reached my daily volunteer hour quota.
I worked on some PWOC stuff, then did some school with the kids. They had an option of lunch at home or with the S Family. They seemed to think the choice was fairly obvious!
Who can feel too terrible about volunteer work when it leads to an afternoon with Rachel and her kids??! Always great fun for all.....I think Zach and Nolan may have had the most fun in the pool.
While the kids played - Rachel and I talked PWOC publicity/promotional material. It's time to get orders in before the end of the fiscal year and the freezing of our fund during the change over. ::grin:: We worked on a tri-fold, we wrestled with a t-shirt order, we looked at banners, lawn signs, brochure stock, business cards....I really am taken with the idea of a car magnet....I can see it on the back of the 15 pass van....."Follow Me to PWOC." No, we won't order any from the FUND - but I may just have to order one on my own. LOL I think we did other things but my brain began to freeze up.....Rachel assures me SHE took notes and knows just what she needs to do and I don't have to do a thing at this point. WAIT - I remember - I do need to write some text for the brochure - tomorrow.
Lest you worry that I'm not taking time for self-care....I simply couldn't resist when Joy brought Chicka Chicka Boom Boom out and said, "Gamma, read?" Or maybe it was "Gamma, READ!" In any event - it was time for a break anyway! I read it to her once and told her I needed to get back to work with her mommy....but Stacia reportedly read it another 7 or 8 times.
We grilled for the kids. Michael and I had salads and melon.
The boys and Michael packed - they're going back to Crescent City tomorrow. There were a few more chores they wanted to do for Mom Mary. Alex is worried about leaving Stacia and I being alone.
And NOW - I'm on Skype with these two.....more later.
Living all of life before the face of God...