Sunday, June 28, 2009


Leave it to me to get a COLD when it's reaching 100* outside! I really don't understand how that works. It's nice to get a chance to relax like this after such a busy week with VBS, but the fever part of this whole deal is miserable.

What a week! Jesse has been working for months preparing for VBS, and this week, all of his work paid off. Vacation Bible School was a hit! We had nearly 100 kids, and were really pleased with the turnout.

There were so many volunteers, we had almost as many as there were kids! It was wonderful to see so many hands ready to help, and hearts ready to share God's love.

Jesse and I are completely exhausted, though. The people who had offered to be in charge of crafts were not able to be involved at the last minute, and so Jesse and I were left with planning all of the crafts for the week (the program we used sells everything you need for all of the crafts, but it was going to cost us more than $1,500). I'm pretty pleased with what we came up with! Doing it ourselves, though, meant a lot of extra work. We spent about 3-4 hours every night preparing for the next day's craft, which left us with less sleep than what we really needed to get us through the day.

On top of all of that, my summer program went on as normal, so I was completely exhausted by the end of each day! The summer program kids had a great time this week, and I was given a budget just for crafts, so I'm really excited about that! I went to Michael's and bought all sorts of things the kids will enjoy. Can't wait to see their faces tomorrow :)

Jesse had to go to church without me today. I'm disappointed. I haven't been sick like this for about 4 months! I was really starting to think that I was getting over this whole lymph node issue. Friends at church were actually congratulating me last week for being healthy this long! Isn't it sad when 4 months of good health is a big deal? It's discouraging!

Part of me is worried that I seem to not be able to work a 40 hour week without getting sick. The other part of me realizes that this week was definitely out of the norm because of VBS. Hopefully, today and yesterday's rest will kick these sickies way out of the park!

Other news...
I found my first tiny tomato growing on my plant on Friday! I was ridiculously excited. Still am :) I found 8 more yesterday. I'm so proud of them! My tomato plant is six times bigger now than it was when I bought it. It's towering over the tomato cage! Can't wait to reap the fruits of my labor!

I also have 4 lavender plants. Ever since that lavender festival with my mother-in-law, I have been obsessed with it! I've been harvesting wands from my two culinary lavender plants, and making lavender green tea. It's amazing! It's going to take about a year for each of my lavender plants to mature, so I'll have to be really patient, but I can't wait to be collecting enough lavender to give out as gifts! It is an amazing plant.

The pink rose bush I trimmed back two months ago is exploding with roses. It's amazing how many can come from one little plant! It sits right outside of our bedroom window, too, and I can see it's shadow outside as it's blowing in the wind.

Well, there's my green thumb news for you!

1 comment:

  1. You poor thing! I hope you feel better soon! You need to relax and stop working so hard woman! ;)


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