Tuesday, March 18, 2008

Ladies' Lunch

Last week, I finally organized a lunch at church for the ladies. I have been wanting to do it for a while. I had to work last Wed. evening, so a friend from church made copies of the invitations for me and handed them out to the ladies class at church.
We had a total of 12 I think, if you include me and my 3 girls. We had a lot of fun, and it was nice to get out of the house and spend time with some of the other ladies at church. I had at least 2 more that were planning on coming, but one was injured and another had to work. And a few more that expressed interest at church on Sunday, but already had plans.
Everyone had a great time and expressed interest in doing it again, so I am going to plan another one in 2 weeks. I am really hoping that a lot of the elderly ladies will be able to come and get out of the house especially if they are dependent on others to come and get them. It has to get so lonely day after day to be stuck at home - especially for the widows who may be home alone. Even after being here a year, I know there aren't many elderly that I know personally, especially if they don't come to worship very often. Next time, I think I will find a game to play.
We are getting closer to making an offer on the land we are wanting to buy. We need either to trade an acre with the neighbors selling their property, get an easement on their property to get to our property, or buy an acre of theirs. Our realtor is calling them tomorrow and will let us know their choice.
Aaron get up around 5:30 and I woke up this morning at 5:45 to the sound of Madelyn and Natalie running up and down the hall making a ton of noise. Natalie told me she had been up half the night. I don't know about that, but I am sure they had been up a while to be so wound up. So we started school really early this morning. Probably before 7am. It worked out well, since we were going to be busy around lunch time. I have 4 copies of this illustrated Bible - just ordered it from NoGreaterJoy.org last week. The girls love it and it has awesome pictures. I had ordered a bunch of copies so I could give some away. I tried reading from one copy to the girls, but they were crowding me so much, I gave them their own copy to look at while I read it. I just tell them when to turn the page. Natalie was lying on the couch this morning around 7 am with the book propped on the back of the couch. I said "turn to page___" about 3 times before I realized that she was asleep. So, I woke her up and she willingly went to bed for about 2 hours.
We went out and walked to the end of the road leading from the church's parking lot next door and back, then walked around the parking lot for a while, letting the girls play on their playground. Then we came back to our yard and played soccer with the girls for a long time. I am so out of shape.
I have always wanted to be a soccer coach for my kids. I am just too embarassed to be so out of shape. Got to work on that before next fall. I mean, I played soccer for 9 years, if anyone should be a coach, I should. The girls' coach last fall never even played before. He did a great job, but I really need to coach. I can remember back when I played indoor soccer in high school. A couple of my teammate's dad's were the coaches, and I don't think I appreciated it as much then, but those "old men" were in shape. They ran as much as us, and kept up with us, I can remember hardly being able to beat them. Looking back, they probably weren't much older than I am now, if not the same age, but man did they seem ancient back then.

1 comment:

David, Samantha and Kaori said...

You should totally coach soccer! Don't let being out of shape stop you! You girls will remember it always. That is a great idea!