Tuesday, July 03, 2007

Bits n' Pieces

John Mark and Becca have been volunteering two hours a week this summer at the pregnancy crisis center, helping at the front desk, cleaning, and working in the thrift store. This morning, Becca is attending a weekly purity study group and working in the afternoon, so I went ahead and dropped John Mark off too. I told him that if he worked in the morning, he could walk to the library afterward and stay there until it was time to pick up Becca. It's only about 6 blocks, but you would have thought this was the adventure of a lifetime. He exulted to his 13-year-old cousin, "I get to spend all afternoon at the library!" Perplexed, the cousin replied, "This is a good thing??" To a book-loving boy, it is a grand thing.
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John has been waging an ongoing battle against the squirrel and rabbit colonies that continue to raid his garden, with some success. But early this morning we were awakened by a grating "CAW-CAW-CAW!" There were crows in the garden. Dejectedly watching them, John sighed, "I just cannot take on the entire crow population."

Sometimes in life it's a good thing to understand your limitations.
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My mom and I finished papering the hall bath yesterday, and plan on finishing the master bath today. I am very pleased with the results! Tonight we are all going to see Ratatouille at the drive-in. If I could just get the laundry done, I would consider this a highly productive summer.

1 comment:

~ Stephanie. said...

Yea for volunteer work! Devoting time and energy to do something completely unselfish - builds character like nothing else!