- Made and delivered dinner for a family at church. For most people, this may not be a big deal. I stress about it though, so I was most gratified when the family called wanting my recipes for the main dish and the rice. I told her I would be happy to give her my recipe for the Mexican Lasagna, but... the rice was Rice-a-Roni! Caught red-handed.
- Harassed kids into cleaning their rooms and bathrooms. John Mark pointed out that the tile in his shower is about to collapse onto the floor. Sigh.
- Packed and delivered two kids to church for overnight youth trip
- John climbed on the roof before the rain came again to seal the area around the vent, where rain has been coming in and leaking through Rebecca's ceiling
- Finished tagging items for consignment sale
- Helped Child #3 prepare for 4-H area speaking competition
- Took Child #3 (and Child #4 went along for the ride) to 4-H Area speaking competition, in a county far, far away. It was a successful venture, if not a short drive.
- Returned home in time to take items to consignment sale
- Cleaned house and cooked for "Guess Who's Coming to Dinner" that night
- While I was driving Third Child to competition, John and Nathanael borrowed a trailer and picked up our new entertainment cabinet for the monster TV my parents gave us for Christmas. (Oh, he loves that TV!) Getting the thing inside our house was quite an ordeal, and we probably couldn't have managed it if our neighbor across the street hadn't noticed our distress and offered the use of a refrigerator dolly. Guest couple #1 arrived 40 minutes early, in time to find us struggling to get the thing out of the box in the living room. They got to help us finish unpacking it, moving it, and then vacuuming styrofoam off the carpet. I bet they're never early again. The kids could not believe that we had purchased a piece of furniture that came pre-assembled :-). I love my new cabinet, but unfortunately, it shows up everything else in the room. This might just be my ticket to some more new furniture, compliments of President Bush. Sometimes it literally pays to have five kids!
- After guests left, John remembered to reattach the handrail on the stairs, which Philip had broken off the week before during some sort of a flying leap. Better late than never.
- Praise Team and church on Sunday morning, and then, since we somehow had managed to pick up an extra child on Saturday night, we took her back to her people
- Becca and I shopped at the consignment worker's sale
- We returned home in time to head to CARE group, which also happened to be in the county far, far away. Sundays are long days when there is no nap involved.