Friday, May 20, 2011

Quick Takes Volume 9

I'm done teaching religious education classes for the school year.  My kindergarten class finished this past Sunday and last night was the last class with my third graders.  I'm going to miss them all (Except Ellie and the few kids that I see on a regular basis. It's hard to miss your daughter's soccer teammates and your outback neighbor when you see them all the time.)
The laundry is still not folded.  Ok, some of it is, but I'm doing my best to avoid the living room so I don't have a visual reminder that 75% of the laundry is still not folded.  
Things are coming together well with vacation bible school.  I had a productive meeting yesterday, and I got a lot accomplished today, as well.  I'm feeling confident that things will go smoothly.  I just need people to register their children so I don't have to worry about enrollment anymore.  Next year I'll have to market the program better.
I have fresh strawberries from my back yard sitting in my kitchen. There's nothing better than homegrown fruits and veggies.  Our blue berry bushes are coming close to giving us lots of berries, and the tomato plants now have flowers on them.  I'm very excited about all the delicious produce that's going to be coming from our gardens.
Three more days until our first peek at the baby.  I can't wait to see our little one in black and white.  I'm praying that he or she will be cooperative Monday morning so we can find out the gender.  I'm excited and nervous at the same time.  The nervousness is simply because I'm afraid the baby will be like Madeline and have the cord strategically placed between his or her legs.  I'll be praying that the baby is a total show off on Monday.  Perhaps I should have Bryan stop at Starbucks on the way to the ultrasound to make sure the baby is nice and active.
I scheduled the baby's baptism this morning.  Super plan ahead mom that I am, I made sure that I set the date for a weekend when I won't have to teach religious education.  The baby will be baptized on the 6th anniversary of Ellie's baptism.  
We're gearing up for an activity packed weekend.  On Saturday we will be attending my best friend's daughter's confirmation, followed by popping in on our neighbor's first communion party, followed by Madeline going to her best friend's sleepover birthday party.  And that's just Saturday!  Sunday we need to spend some time at soccer games and hit the 6PM Mass.  It's going to be a long weekend.  Something tells me I'm going to need a nap somewhere along the line.

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