This week I’ve been busy with the usual everyday things, but there were a few things that were out of the ordinary:
Pet-sitting for friends ~ This is Jikita (pronounced like Chiquita, the banana). She’s a tiny little thing, but she thinks she’s big. She also has a stubborn streak! She won’t go potty on just any grass; it has to be either soft, cushy grass or a big clump of weeds. Apparently she has to have that feeling of luxury! Since our landlord and neighbors don’t want their nice cushy grass destroyed by a dog, I have to walk her down to the weedy area at the end of our street for potty times. Last time we kept her, I met a coyote; this time I saw a deer.
Studying for and teaching a devotion ~ We had our ladies’ fellowship Monday night. A lot of our people are out of town (including Jikita’s peeps), so our meeting this month was down to just five of us. Which is not so bad, because we can have more discussion with our lesson! Shortly after we began, one lady spotted a visitor. He had beady little eyes, long whiskers, and a long tail. He also ran fast. We were all squealing, but it quickly changed to laughter when he turned the corner to run into the kitchen and began sliding and losing his footing on the slick tile floor! It was just like a scene from the old Tom & Jerry cartoons! My husband bought the necessary things to ~ ahem ~ escort him from the building. No church mice for us, thank you.
Nursing a nasty bruise ~ I bruise very easily, I suppose because of my fair skin. And I knew this one was going to be bad. I was helping Wes move our grill last week during Youth Conference, and the propane tank, which was on my end of the grill, fell off and banged me in the shin. Oh, it hurt so bad! This is my bruise. It looks like I’ve been beaten. I don’t know if it still hurts, because I won’t touch it. Been there, done that.
Watching live-streaming of Lancaster Baptist Church’s Spiritual Leadership Conference ~ This is the highlight of the year for lots of folks. We still hope to go one year, but every year there is some reason we can’t. So we watch it online and it’s almost as good as being there in person. I have an ulterior motive, too: all three of our children are there and I just might catch a glimpse of them! I have seen Sam the most, as he’s participating in much of the special music. Beth is in the choir at the beginning of the services, but then she slips out to work on the Blue Crew (cleaning crew). As you can imagine, there is more than enough cleaning to do all day every day during a conference this big. Andrew is helping with the live streaming and cameras, so he is behind the scenes and we have yet to see him. The preaching we’ve gotten to hear has been super, and tonight I plan to watch the entire service from start to finish ~ which we haven’t had the chance to do yet this week. If you’d like to watch, you can do so here. The service begins at 7:00 p.m. Pacific Time.
So that’s what I’ve been up to this week. What has been keeping you busy?