Thursday, April 12, 2007

April Showers Bring... too much to do!

April is turning out to be a very busy month. And I’m not even talking work-wise! The first weekend in April/last weekend in March I helped E&J paint and set up their new house. We ended up seeing The Vital Might at a dive bar that Saturday night. We met up with LadyBoyd and her hubby which made for a fun night. Last weekend was communion and potluck. I made Mom’s 7 layer salad; it takes little effort and goes a long way. It was nice to have E meet up with me for church even though she couldn’t stay for lunch. Tomorrow afternoon I have the privilege of going to a live Ardent Studios session with Jet. It will be a nice way to kick of the weekend. I’m sure to have to teach SS and I have announcements at church this week. Right after potluck I’m heading down to Mantachie for the rest of the weekend. J is singing at his parents’ church Sunday and since E is in Boston, I figured I’d support him. Next weekend is the baby shower in Little Rock and the last Sunday in April is the constituency meeting in Nashville/Madison, TN that I so nicely volunteered for and will most likely be driving a few others to. It doesn’t look like May is going to be any quieter. So far there is a wedding in St. Louis, the Beale St. Music Fest, my b-day, and maybe even a start on house hunting. In addition to the many travels, because I can’t seem to rely on the youth SS leader, I’ve taught the class for as long as I can remember. I got a call at 9 AM on March 31 from him saying he had to bail on the class. Good thing I feel the need to prepare every week. This was just two days after he told me that the days of me picking up his slack were over and that we were going to institute a teaching schedule. I have yet to see anything of the sort. Last week he was there in body only. After some small talk the actual lesson part fell to me. He didn’t even know what we were reading about and didn’t bother to check emails or get in touch with me during the week. I really don’t want to have to be the one to call the LEADER to ask if he is going to be prepared for class each week. I’m also worried about April 21 since I’m out of town. The last time I thought I was going to miss a class and he said not to worry about it, he put it off on the other assistant the night before. When I showed up halfway through (found out I had to cover announcements at the last minute and my plans had fallen through) I was expected to take over or do some Bible Trivia (the fallback plan for the unprepared). Not cool.

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