What a week

VBS officially ended on Friday evening and we were wiped out by the time it was over. I never thought I could be so sore and exhausted from working with VBS, but it was all worth it. Over 20 children came to the Lord throughout the week, that makes it worth it all. I was busier than I’ve been in a long time, and the party Friday night had over 400 people show up. Since Paul and I were running the party, we got a bit overwhelmed pretty quick. Then to top it all off, Sarah had a cold, and though she came and tried to work through the cold, she started spiking a fever in the evening. I ended up leaving before the clean up was done (which like I said, Paul & I were responsible for). Paul stayed and had some other helpers, so it got accomplished. But I felt bad having to leave. Paulie is now getting a slight cold, and my eyes are hurting terrible from a possible cold coming on. So I won’t be on the computer a whole lot today, it hurts my eyes. So through it all, would I do it again? Of course. It’s a terribly exhausting physically, emotionally and spiritually time, but through it all I enjoy it and will do it again.

I have realized though I am so out of the routine of getting out of the house early. I use to do it all the time when I was a career woman. And still, even though I am a stay at home, homeschooling mom, we don’t sleep in during school in our house. We are not the type that casually gets up whenever. I figure when they get out in the working world, they will have to get up at a certain time, so it’s a good thing to learn. Plus, I don’t like doing school late in the afternoon, so I would rather start in the morning. So I’m up and moving around 6:30am during the week. But I’m not ready to leave the house if needed until around 9:30 after quiet time, workout, getting school started etc… This whole VBS week I had to be at the church by 8:00am. The first day or two was ok, but then as the week wore on, it got harder and harder. We, the kids & I, did it, but it was so very hard. I’m glad that I don’t have to do that all the time.

We haven’t done much this weekend, which is exactly what we needed. Paul had to work early Saturday morning. But it wasn’t too long, so that’s nice. Then we went out by ourselves for a bit & shopped at WM and got some munchies for all of us this weekend. Since then, we haven’t left the house, just rested. The kids are getting over their colds. Thankfully once I got Sarah home on Friday night, got some medicine in her, got her cooled off and a bit of food in her (she wasn’t hungry and only ate cotton candy, snow cone & one hot dog no bun at the party ), she felt better. No more fever, just dealing with the ending of a cold. Paulie now has it a bit, but doing fine.

So this week my niece has her open heart surgery. They leave for the hospital in Washington on Monday, pre-op on Tuesday and surgery on Thursday. I will let you know how it goes. I’ve got to get my house cleaned up tomorrow and get back on a bit of a routine, and get some grocery shopping done this week. Sarah has a pool party to go to sometime this week & Paulie has a play time set up with one of his friends. Then, hard to believe, it’s the last week in July. It’s now getting time to start thinking about school. Paul & I have been talking a bit about things, but I won’t go fully into it until later this week or next. But I can’t believe it’s less than a month away from actually starting school back up. We’ll be starting around August 12th.

Now it’s time to get off the computer and finish working on my crochet projects. It’s quite hot outside, in the 90’s, but we are inside with the air on, so it’s comfortable. A nice day to work on some crochet projects while resting.


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