Hello, friends! It is late, and I just arrived home from tonight's youth group at church. Another amazing night with the girls. Eighth grade is an interesting time for these girls - as they're no longer children but they're young adults - growing up and preparing for high school. I really enjoy them. This Saturday we're spending the day at the local nursing home - and will be helping with things like Bingo and also Wheelchair Square Dancing! Sounds fun, doesn't it? Twelve of the fifteen girls in the group are showing up to help. (A majority of the girls shown above will be at the nursing home with me.)
Wait..this has nothing to do with Google Reader...the reason I sat down to write to you about. I subscribe to this blog in Google Reader and over the weekend I realized that when I refreshed the feed, it seemed stuck on the Parisian Apartment post from October 27th. I did a lot of research and finally changed one setting that seemed to work as the blog posts (14 of them!) all popped up as new entries. (That makes it sound so easy..but truly - when I was feeling overwhelmed and near tears after work today, one of the things I was praying about was the problem with Google Reader - and feeling like it's too small for God to worry about. Why did I worry about that! He did help a solution be found despite my lack of technical knowledge!)
This week feels odd to me. Like something is not right, things are out of sorts, I'm neither happy nor sad - more contemplative. As a task-oriented person, I tend to focus on, well, the next task! With a lot to get done in two days, then a full weekend of volunteering with the girls, there's been little time to relax and think about nothing.
Too much to do:
- Work deadlines (of Friday at 5 PM)
- Weekend volunteering and finalizing details for our group's time at the nursing home
- Laundry (2 loads)
- Flylady's "Weekly Home Blessing" (spending a quick 60 minutes doing six items like taking out all the trash, quickly cleaning all the mirrors and windows in the home, vacuuming the "middles" of the rooms, etc)
- Getting a haircut
- Running errands (Target, Walmart, thrift store)
- Watching the Twilight DVD a friend loaned me.