The end of another day. Work was crazy – busy with no time for lunch till around 1:30. I’d forgotten to bring some instruments back to work and needed them for the afternoon so I quickly ran home to get them. Grabbed a sandwich too. This is normally the day my housekeeper comes in. There didn’t seem to be anyone around at 1:30 but at the same time stuff wasn’t put away – like the cleaning stuff. So I figured she was just out of earshot, like up in the upstairs bathroom. Turned out that she left in a hurry. She got a call to go to a school for a full time job as a resource person and since that is what she is really trained to do, how can I not be happy for her. But she is such a wonderful cleaner and my house loves her. So I am sad too.
Worship practice tonight was a workout. You can tell holidays are over – back to some good practice workouts. I think I need to bring a water bottle. ( But you are right, Randall, we want to bring our offering of music to God as a thing of beauty that we create for his pleasure. I hope those worshipping with us experience some of his beauty through our efforts – or at least our enjoyment of making music for him.)
Then home for an hour or so of painting. We are trying to transform big brother’s room into a sanctuary for the mom to be and for her babe when it arrives. So dark blue in a basement room is being changed to a couple tones of green. Really big brother is redoing the bathroom, putting in a small tub where there was only a small shower and getting rid of some moldy walls. And Mom – me – gets to do most of the painting. It is a big room with rough textured walls so there is a lot of hand work with a brush. About one more hour to go on this. Then the roller will finish it off.
Good thing the long weekend is coming up. I haven’t even had time to get my vacation pictures downloaded yet.