This week’s lessons are short(ish) and sweet(ish).
Lesson 1 – I am loved and supported in our church
After an emotional evening service last Sunday evening, it was lovely to receive so many encouraging texts, messages, phone calls, and even visits and hugs!
It is great to be part of such a caring church family. What I shared obviously also resonated with others in our congregation. Thanks everyone.
Lesson 2 : when visiting a museum and you take your camera bag, canon and 3 lenses make sure that you remember to take the battery from it’s charger with you, or else you will have to rely on your iphone to share on your blog (see photo below).
Lesson 3 : When visiting a museum (the newly renovated Ulster Museum) only expect to only get to half of the levels of exhibits and of that half, expect to only see about a third of the actual items on display as you continually try to keep trek of your 5 year old. Most things I wanted to stop to look at I saw as a blur in my peripheral vision as I tried to stay focused on some bright red hair disappearing through the next doorway.
When about half way through the levels, we decided to quit while we were ahead, stop at the coffee shop and gift shop, and plan to return another day when perhaps we have MORE energy and our son has LESS!
When you have THREE school pickups at 2pm, 3pm and 3.30pm, and you plan to wait in the car outside the final pickup and have 20 minutes of “peace” to composes a draft post for your blog, using your iphone, don’t count on it!
I had these two companions who had no intention of waiting patiently and peacefully, and if they did not get to play on my iphone, than I certainly was not going to get too much done on it myself!
I have calculated that I do 10 separate drop-offs and 13 separate pick-ups Monday to Friday – who has time to work! These take about 40 minutes each morning, and then first a 15 minute trip followed by a 50 minute trip in the afternoon (whew!) – an hour and three quarters EVERY day…..its best not to dwell on it too long, and just be glad I am in a position to be able to be there for them daily.
At times like this I am more than envious of the school bus system that most schools in US seem to have. What happens where you live?
This is why I like to multi-task while waiting in the car, often I am found with a basket of wire and beads, assembling jewellery, or catching up on emails. Do you find yourself spending a lot of time waiting in your car, and if so, how do YOU use your time?
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