I had a guest post published on An Ordinary Pen today. Go check it out, and check out the rest of Chelsea’s blog!
Because of being tired after the festival and because of the snow, today was the first time I’ve been to Sunday morning church this month. Mornings are so hard because of my chronic fatigue; getting up today was horrible, haha. My Sunday School teacher (“college and career class”) wasn’t there, so I went in my dad’s Sunday school class because he has been saying I would like it, and I really liked it. The service was nice; it included lots of Christmas music and a Skype call with our missionaries in Colombia.
After lunch (where the conversation/argument mostly centered around how guys never observe and remember important details) we all sat in the living room. I was having a lot of trouble not falling asleep, but I emailed a few magazines and wrote a letter and read my book. Then Joshua and I had to leave mid-afternoon for rehearsal.
We had a good rehearsal, then ate and hung out for a while, and then people started to arrive.
Every year, we think we aren’t going to pull things together in time… but every year, we always do. This year the musical was titled In a Galilee Far, Far Away, and it focuses on the crew of a spaceship. The crew time-travels back to the time of Jesus’ birth, with a few accidental detours along the way. Joshua played Otto, the ship’s captain. The rest of the crew included a navigator who is always lost (kind of like me), and a robot. The crew picks up a few “hep cats” from the 1950’s when they travel back to the wrong time period.
There were only a few small mistakes that were quickly covered; there were lots of lines nailed and songs loudly sung.
It was a great evening! I was thinking on the way to church that I need to write out the names of all the children I’ve had the opportunity to invest in on a regular basis during the past couple of years through church, nannying/babysitting, coaching softball, my job at the nonprofit, etc–the number is probably up towards one hundred. But these twelve–this was our sixth musical together, and they’ll always be my favorites.
I’m overwhelmingly sleepy and I have a huge headache. This coming week is shaping up to be the busiest of the year, and tonight I noticed one of my headlights is out–so that’s how I’ll start my Monday morning. Yay. Hopefully I survive the week…
Here’s what I did last year on December 17th. What did you do today?