Monday, June 10, 2013
This weekend was busy but good. Saturday the Mr & I washed his truck, and I mean with a fine-toothed comb. (Somehow, the energy peaked before we could get to my car....ha convenient. LOL) It was ok though, I had started working in the flower garden and had pulled all the weeds that had popped up. Then we cleaned up and went to dinner with his parents. We drove down to GA (its only about 40 mins from home) and ate at this really good hole-in-the-wall BBQ place, Oinkers. His parents had never been so we enjoyed spending time with them and introducing them to Oinkers. They all participated in the all you can eat BBQ pork plate. I knew there was no way I could finish my meal let alone order more, so I stuck with the simple BBQ plate. I could have picked a better meal, but I enjoyed my BBQ pork, baked beans and onion rings (oops) but I didn't eat the Texas Toast, nor did I clean my plate. I left feeling satisfied and definitely not overstuffed like the rest of them. hehe
I knew Sunday was going to kick-off the craziest and busiest of weeks. I had been asked to sing the special during our preaching service, so I had to go a little bit early in order to run through the song before church started. Generally, going early wouldn't be a big deal. But I live about 40 minutes from my hometown (which is where the Mr. & I are members) and VBS also started last night - so I knew I wouldn't be coming back home between services. So I had to pack a change of clothes, my VBS gear, etc. I was up early Sunday morning. I had a cup of coffee to get me started.
The service was a blessing as usual. It was after lunch that became a whirlwind of activity. I had volunteered to help decorate our church for VBS (theme is Colossal Coaster.) We had to put up a wall that simulates a roller coaster, piece together a working Ferris Wheel that a member had made, create the road for the shells of two go-carts (motor removed of course), and all kinds of other little decorating and fine tuning that needed to be done before the kids arrived.
We were short on people to help with registration and I helped get the kids registered. Before we knew it, 6:00 had rolled around and it was show time. I ventured back inside because as the Music Leader, I had to get the kiddos vibed up during the theme song.
As soon as the welcome was over, my classes began. Our church has a rotation of sorts where the classes will rotate between snacks, music, crafts and recreation. In the interim, they are in their classroom learning their VBS lessons. I had all the kids come through at some point for music. And we all know how we were at that age, we didn't want to sing, dance or anything. I had to be like super hype girl and get them all going. By the time 8:30 rolled around I was E.X.H.A.U.S.T.E.D. I also had a hoarse-ness to my voice. According to my handy-dandy Reebok watch, I had taken 29,000 steps and walked over 11 miles yesterday. My music classes were more like aerobics because of all the moves and jumping around I done, so I burned like 1200 calories. Woop Woop.
Our VBS will go through Thursday of this week. I will have work from 8-5 and then I'll have to drive the 40 minutes to Franklin and then do it all over again from 6:00-8:30. I'm already feeling like I need a coffee-drip via an IV, but its AOK. I will gladly do this everyday of the year if it means that one child will accept Christ as their Lord and Savior. :) I love every minute of it because I know the kids love it. I want to see them excited about Jesus and what He has done for us.
So here is to a week of fun and little to no sleep!
(FYI - mom just said that last night we had just shy of 200 kids/adults present for VBS! Awesome!!)