No, I haven't abandoned my blog. I keep meaning to post, but honestly, there hasn't been much to write about. We've had a lot going on, but the entertainment value of it all isn't very high, so I've kind of been hoping something funny would happen, so I'd have an interesting topic. No such luck, so you are stuck with a "catching up" type post.
Saturday was the annual school carnival. In addition to the carnival style games and crafts that they usually have, the auxilary gym was set up with inflatables this year. Having already spent most of their tickets on the games, my kids only had enough tickets left for one inflatable. The jousting game caught our attention first. On top of a flat, square inflatable were two pedestals where kids stand with stuffed, long stuffed sticks and try to knock their opponent off their pedestal. My kids really wanted to do this, and I thought it would be fun for them, too. I mean, really, what Mom doesn't want to see their kids take a few whacks at each other in a controlled environment? (Just me? Really?! Huh.) Unfortunately, my son wasn't old enough to play, so we decided to find something they could both do. Our attention turned to a long caterpillar inflatable-I snickered to myself when I saw it. Not because the caterpillar was wearing socks and tennis shoes on it's many feet, but because the caterpillar had......... a butt. With butt cheeks hat the children crawl out from between as they exit the caterpillar tunnel! For real! For some reason it struck me as really funny, although none of the other parents seemed to be amused. (That happens to me a lot.) My children paid their tickets and crawled through the caterpillar's mouth, as I stationed myself with my camera poised to take their pictures as they came out the end. A dad waiting for his kid gave me a funny look-I'm not sure why. How can a person NOT take a photo of their child being pooped out of a caterpillar? I'd post the pictures, but they didn't come out very well. Good times.
On Sunday, I got to have a "Mom's Afternoon Out". My work friends and I went to see Footloose at the dinner theater. I have to confess that I am one of the few 30-somethings in the world who has never seen the movie, but the show was enjoyable. The cast did a good job, but it was kind of hard to pretend that the women in their 30's and 40's were teenaged girls, and Rand (who was probably about 30, too) seemed like he was more interested in boys than girls, so his character wasn't very believable as the cool, ladies man, either. Still, it was fun to watch, and I'm anxious to go back in a month or so when they perform Hello Dolly, and again in the summer with my daughter to see High School Musical.
After the fun of the weekend, Monday and Tuesday were a blur, as I was busy back at work. Yesterday, I had to go to the Lady Parts Doctor, which is never fun anyhow, but even less so this time, since I found out that I will need to have a "procedure" soon. It's really not a huge deal, but there is a (very) small cause for concern, so I was pretty anxious. I realized something about myself yesterday-when I'm worried about something, I tend to downplay it to others when I talk about it, so that they won't worry, too. I don't really know if it's because I honestly don't want them to be afraid, or if it's because *I* need them to not be worried, so that I will be able to feel more confident myself. I'm not a very strong person, so the latter is likely the real reason. I gave it all over to God last night, and I'm actually not worried at all about it today-it's so relieving to be able to just lay it down at His feet. Typically, when I "give" something to God, I tend to keep trying to "take" it back, but this hasn't happened yet. Someone is obviously praying for me. I know it probably sounds corny and trite, but yesterday my prayer was "Jesus, hold my hand", and He really is. faith is a wonderful thing.
I know, the picture doesn't have anything to do with my post. It's my son yesterday at Cub Scouts.