Thursday, June 10, 2010

It was lame

Last night I "led" a Bible study on Philippians 4 at my friend's church. It was lame. I didn't prepare for it well enough. I couldn't find my commentary that I did in a group project many years ago. And everyone but one person didn't show up (including my friend). We did have a good time, but I don't really feel like I taught or led anything. We got to know each other more though, and we did discuss the Lord and Phil. 3 at least. On the way home (she was my ride because we still don't have a car) she invited me and the kids over to her house for the U.S. and England game on Saturday. That'll be fun. John's going to an English pub with some friends from work.

This week my maid has been working a lot of hours because of having our HHE to unpack. She's amazing! (On an unrelated note, I'm missing my crock-pot. I wonder if we got rid of it and planned on buying a new one because I don't think I'm missing anything else from my kitchen in Dallas. It's not an emergency because of the dutch oven that Malachi (read: John) got me for Christmas. John, do you remember what we did with the crock pot?) She washed everything from my kitchen, is washing almost all the linens, and went through all of Malachi's old clothes and organized them by size, organizing Simon's closet at the same time.

Today she cleaned the bathrooms and the floors for the first time this week because I've been having her do HHE stuff. She's also been washing our laundry in the midst of it. I don't have a linens closet, so I need to figure out where to keep all of that stuff. I think I know where we should, it's just a matter of moving what's currently on that shelf to the shelf above it. I can do it!

John and I have a TON of decorations to go through. For the first few years of our marriage I collected a lot of trendy decorations that I don't really like right now. So I think we'll be getting rid of a lot. We still have to decide where all of our wall hanging things will go so the Embassy can come put them up. That service is especially nice because all of our walls are concrete. Great for Earthquakes, not great for hanging things. My calendar is still not up because of that.

Malachi went to school yesterday. He went for the whole day, for assessment, to the school we want him at this fall. I got an email from one of the directors saying that they enjoyed having him and we should hear some time this weekend about whether or not he gets in. I really, really hope so.

I went to the Embassy for Simon's 4 month well check yesterday. He weighed in at 15 1/2 pounds and 26 1/4 inches. He's a growing boy for sure! He really hated the 3rd shot, and the 4th one sent him into a total frenzy. Luckily he's pretty easy to calm down. But as soon as I put him down on the table again to dress him, he started bawling again. Poor baby. He checked out perfectly!

While I was there, I stopped in the office that I'll be working at and scheduled some training time. I won't be able to be paid for it because the government won't pay for two people in the same position, but it'll be valuable training.

I have a stomach bug thing. Hopefully we'll figure it out.


fsowannabe said...

Hope you feel better soon! And congrats again on the job. When do you start?

Sara said...

Thanks! And I don't know actually. I'm doing some training at the end of this month, but that's comp (unpaid) time.

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S said...

We ended up putting our linens partially in the dresser in the guest room and partially in the dresser in our room because we don't have a linen closet either. Towels we keep under the bathroom sinks.

Glad you're enjoying your maid! Feel better soon!