Today will be a long day, in a week of long days: work in the daytime, Vacation Bible School at night. But it will be rewarding.
Yesterday was a good day: church in the morning, with a birthday celebration for those of us born in July--a scrumptious French Toast Casserole that was worth every syrupy/pecany calorie. In the evening, we gathered for our 4th week of ukulele lessons. I am amazed by how much progress we've all made in just 4 weeks. We've gone from knowing nothing, to knowing several chords and being able to use them fairly efficiently:
In between, I got organized for the week and for the future: the great closet reorganization continues! I have found 3 pairs of long pants that I had forgotten that I had. I have long pants in a range of sizes and not one fits quite right. But the 3 pants that I discovered are bigger and loser, and that's a pleasant surprise.
Now to throw away the 2 pairs with broken zippers. Why do I keep these things?
If my spouse was writing, he'd bring in a line from Lonesome Dove: "Deets never was one to give up on a garment." I do repair work to a much greater extent than most people--in part because it's so hard to find pants that fit in a fabric that I like.
I also took some time to do some reading; I finished Into the Forest. Weeks ago I heard an interview with Ellen Page, who stars in the film adaptation of the book, and it sounded like a must-read. It was an oddly compelling, yet quiet, apocalyptic novel: lyrical, with a surprise ending that neatly answered my question: "How is the author going to get out of this plot?"
I suspect that much of my week will be like yesterday: very full, but hopefully with some moments of down time that keep me going, a week full of work, but work done with friends.
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