Friday, February 29, 2008

This and That

Did you get LOST last night? Just when I thought I was getting bored with this season, thinking it's becoming predictable, they threw me a curve ball. Finally. It's the whole reason I like the show-not being able to figure out just where we're going next. The whole Desmond story line was a nice change of pace. It reminded me of the Butterfly Effect oddly enough. The whole conscience traveling through time and when one returns after to many of these trips the person shows signs of brain malfunctioning and bloody noses. All in all though I was pleased to see something a little different. I like the mystery of it.

I mentioned our cds came last Friday. We've been listening to them in the car. They are pretty enjoyable. I find myself singing one of the songs over and over. For some reason it sticks out above all the others. It's so catchy. I listen and think, wow, this is a good scripture I should have them learn this one first, and then when the next song comes on I change my mind. This mornings wowiest(how do ya like that word?) moment was Psalm 37:4-6. I listened to it several times over. "Delight yourself in the Lord and He will give you the desires of your heart. Commit your way to the Lord, trust in Him and He will make your righteousness shine like the dawn, the justice of your cause like the noonday sun." It speaks right to the place I've been lately. Feeling like I'm spinning my wheels, wanting to take over the driver seat and git-r-done. Then I'm quietly reminded to simply delight in Him. Oh, how I love Him.

On the home front, I woke up this morning with only a squeak of a voice. I don't feel badly, but I've been fighting something off for the past week. I guess this is the culmination of it all. I shouldn't have even tried to teach this afternoon, but the other moms seemed to be struggling within themselves so I happily went about my duties. I got the kids' attention, told them they had to listen very carefully, and went to work. Not only did they listen, but they responded back in the same whispered tone I was using. I had to remind them to speak up so everyone could hear. One of the young men in particular seemed to want to take special care of me. He's such a delight. He's progressed with his abilities both as a student and as a young man. 10yo did an especially nice piece of artwork today. She took her dear sweet time, even when she was the last one still working and the others were playing.

It started to snow pretty heavily around 2:00. One of the moms wanted to bolt out the door but I reminded her that if she left right then, the roads would not be treated yet and even more slippery. She stayed put and sure enough, before long the state trucks went through and proved my point for me. Despite being treated, it took us almost double the time to get home. It was tempting to move a little faster than 45, but the first accident along the side of the road reminded me to keep it steady. In total we passed 4 wrecks. I'm not looking forward to yet another Friday night home alone, but I don't know how to remedy that. I think we're gonna order a ppv movie and have some salads for dinner.