Thursday, September 20, 2007

Probably time for an update

I'm looking at our blog and getting kind of tired of seeing my classroom pictures posted there. (Perhaps it's because I see that view every day). So I'm thinking it's time for another post. I'm not entirely sure what I'll post about; we'll just see where the keyboard takes me.

School continues to go well. I am enjoying 3rd grade as I knew I probably would. And I'm pleased to share that I'm finally feeling on top of my game now. I can see my desk and though I have about 10-12 different sets of papers still waiting to be graded, I'm feeling pretty well caught up and productive at work this week. I think I'm to the point where I can start going home a little earlier and not work so many 11 hour days. (Although it's those evening hours grading papers at home that can really add up!) Today was a good day for getting ahead a little. My kids had Computers for 1/2 hour and Art for 45 min. this afternoon so I was able to get all of next weeks plans written. That's always a good feeling to have that done before Friday.

Church is going well. We kicked off our new campus in Hudson, WI two weeks ago (a video venue meeting in a school). David and I were able to attend last week since he didn't have to lead worship and there must have been 150 or so people there. It's pretty exciting.

Another exciting thing is how many new volunteers David has had for worship arts lately. He held auditions about a month or so ago and brought on I think 8 new people (both instrumental and vocal) and since then has met enough new people that are interested that he will be holding auditions again this coming week. This has all been a real answer to prayer since opening the new campus in Hudson. We now are in need of twice the volunteers every week to staff both campuses.

And in weather news, I guess there was a tornado or two here in Woodbury this evening. All I know is that on my way driving to church for worship practice, I heard the sirens and suddenly it was down to about zero visibility due to the horizontal rain. I was hit by several random pieces of hail and eventually made it the additional 1/2 mile to the church. A little while later some of the band members joined us and mentioned that they'd heard about (and one had even seen) a funnel cloud in the very area that I'd just driven through. I'm glad I made it without any harm done and I was also relieved when I got back home to find our house and all accompanying trees still standing.

Well, for not having anything significant to blog about, I certainly did manage to ramble on, didn't I?

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