I'm working a lot these days. That sounds incredibly familiar.
Tyler is working out so well that it is difficult to grasp. He's working a lot of hours, and has learned an amazing amount, amazingly well, in an unbelievably short period of time. I forget that he's only been at this a few weeks now.
I'm quoting, landing and starting new jobs all the time, it seems.
Corben turned 3 yesterday, we had a "Thomas the Tank Engine" birthday for him. We're trying to get him potty trained, which is a pain. He seems to get it and do really well, then just stop caring and pee under the table or something random like that.
Emma speaks in art. When she wants to say something, she creates something, then labels it clearly in marker.
Abby is sick. She coughed all last night, had a fever and was miserable all today, then threw up this evening.
I love working with the Jr. High and High School Students. I love the students in our little group: Derek, Chelsea, Mara, CJ, Kyle and Christy. I feel a big struggle in knowing that I need to plan activities, and spending time planning spiritual direction for the students I work with. I want to just focus on spiritual stuff, but I know they need to do fun things and go fun places. I'm at the opposite extreme of where I was 10 years ago -- then I was all play, little growth with the kids.
I have been having great meetings with the adult volunteers with the Youth program at Peak. Greg (the senior pastor) and I get along really well, and every time we meet I feel so blessed. I look forward to our weekly (or whenever we can pull it together) meetings.
I miss drawing regularly. I called Dan today and asked about his class. I'm going to try to start carving out some time every week to go. I get really excited about becoming a good painter. I have basic stuff related to "putting what I see onto paper" pretty well down, but I have a huge gap in understanding composition and handling color well.
My camera is pretty well hosed. I think it has a short. It has lost several screws and part of is has come off. It drains new batteries in an hour. It still takes decent pictures, but the battery thing is too much of a hassle, so I haven't taken any photos in weeks.
I have a new guitar. I got money for Christmas and my birthday in December, which I have saved along with a little more since then. It's a semi-hollowbody electric modeled after the Gibson ES335 - Chuck Berry's guitar. It's a beatiful guitar. I think I'll play it in church this Sunday. When I feel like killing some batteries I'll take some photos of it and post them.
I've read all my friends' blogs recently. I didn't even have the energy to comment on most of them. Happy Birthday Emily, if you happen to read this. I know I'm a few days late. Hi to any of the rest of you who check in as well.
If you stop by, say hi. Thanks for popping in.