I had a ministry training session this morning at church. This kind of stuff is something I need, and make every opportunity to take because I develop new skills, and grow into a new role. That role, is currently not fully defined, but it is making hints available. I also know that this training for a ministry, is also very valuable in whatever career I find myself in later. You know, that whole "When I grow up" thing that I keep avoiding apparently.
Then I allowed the kids to have a friend over today. She's an only child, and for some really insane reason, she likes the chaos of my house. I might be tempted to trade places with her every once in a while. I like quiet. I didn't used to like quiet this much, but overexposure to a certain child who shall remain nameless, makes me crave silent space. I have seriously considered participating in a silent retreat that is occasionally available nearby. This friend of the kids started out as a friend of the oldest, and everyone else kind of laid claim to her as their friend too. I tried teaching her to crochet, but to no avail. We're incompatible as student and teacher with yarn.
While I was gone to training, the phone company guy came to check the phone lines. He returned when I got home, and found my phone cord, OF ALL THINGS, was bad. Then since my modem was like 5 years old, and apparently prone to firmware failure, I got a new modem and some phone cord. If there's a bill for this, I'm sure it will become blog fodder. I have that maintenance plan, so I'm hoping the charges are slim to none. That very well could be my chances of that kind of billing too. But I have my DSL back and I am very grateful. Dial. Up. Was. Killing. My. Impatient. Nerves. Waiting. For. One. Page. To. Load. Searching for real estate was a royal pain because graphics and dial-up are like putting Tang in milk. It's gonna be bad.
I'm also thankful that the oldest cooked dinner, and saved me the hassle. I like cooking, I just appreciate when someone else cooks. It makes the food taste better. Usually.
I scheduled the Clone for a kids' Learn to Knit class at a library next Saturday. However because the class was already full, and I mentioned that I knit, I got roped into helping, which allowed Clone to be part of the class. So next Saturday is looking to be another busy day, and the Saturday after that is a training session for a different ministry.
Then there's Super Bowl Sunday.