Wednesday, December 3, 2008
6am – Rise, Dress,Read Bible
6:30 am – Run 3 miles (only because I had not done it the day before, and would not do it the day after – early morning dr. appt and teaching geography class – and had to be somewhat prepared for the 5K on Sat.)
7:15 am – Head to grocery store (it opens at 7am) to buy food for tonight’s house church meal (Krumrey’s turn to cook!) Chili, rice, fritos, cheese, cornbread, salad, brownies. Also eggs and powdered sugar for gingerbread house making. (I was responsible for the royal icing and one gluten free house!)
8am – home from grocery store, unload groceries and make double batch of GF graham cracker dough for houses. Begin making cornbread and brownies for dinner. Make paper pattern of house while dough chills, and bread and brownies cook.
8:45 am shower and dress
9:30 am – leave for hospital to visit church family who just had baby #1. Look over Bible study material that I will teach tonight in truck on the way – Robert is driving, of course!
10am – arrive at hospital, hold and pray for new adorable baby. (Kory browns beef while we are gone – all 10 pounds of it!)
10:30am – leave hospital in order to get Robert to an 11am meeting (by this time we’re really running 15 minutes late)
11am – drop Robert at coffee shop to meet with a man from church
11:15am – arrive home, roll and cut gingerbread house out of GF dough. Bake.
11:45am feed hungry children lunch
12pm wash/dry/tear lettuce ( Kory again) Add remaining chili ingredients to beef, stir, and cover
12:30pm gather up piano books, cooled gingerbread house pieces, mixer, eggs, powdered sugar, and bowl
12:40pm – leave for piano. Call teacher to say we will be late since I need to stop and fill a low tire with air. (light has been on for days) Listen to holiday music in the van. Discuss anorexia after being asked if the lady who sings “Merry Christmas, Darling” is still alive.
1pm – Arrive at piano lessons. Ask piano teacher if I can use her kitchen to make royal icing while she’s teaching the kids.
1:45pm – leave piano, head to Cushman Cafe for weekly “treat” – and much needed coffee for mom. Piano teacher’s house is just across the street – and it’s a tradition.
2pm Arrive at Christina’s house to make gingerbread houses. (This event has been planned and much anticipated for at least 2 weeks – definitely before the house church dinner duty was even a figment)
4:15pm Leave Christina’s house. Stop at grocery store to get more tomato sauce for chili.
4:45pm Arrive back home. Finish chili and salad. Make rice. Cut up brownies and cornbread, put on platters.
5:30pm Feed kids chili for dinner and load all house church dinner items in car.
5:45pm – Leave for church in separate cars – my group always goes longer than Robert’s.
6pm – arrive at church, warm and set out food.
6:30pm House church members arrive and eat.
7pm Bible study starts
9:15pm – my group is over, head back to kitchen to help clean up.
9:45pm Load dishes and leftovers in van and head home.
10pm arrive home, unload van, put food and dishes away.
10:45pm Think about Kayla’s morning doctor appointment that I can not miss, because I did miss last time and this is the rescheduled visit. Think about non-existent Antarctica lesson that I will be teaching to the geography co-op tomorrow.
11pm Look at Antarctica map, jot down basic outline for lesson, decide I can fill in the blanks in the morning and head to bed.
Trying to reconcile:
From everyone who has been given much, much will be required; and to whom they entrusted much, of him they will ask all the more.
Come to Me, all who are weary and heavy-laden, and I will give you rest. Take My yoke upon you and learn from Me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and YOU WILL FIND REST FOR YOUR SOULS. For My yoke is easy and My burden is light.