Seriously, that's about it. Rebecca and I skated into church on time - barely. She changed her jeans one last time in the van. (Tinted rear and side windows). She still wasn't totally happy but she settled for what she had on.
Rochelle was supposed to read the scripture this Sunday but we never received the text. I wondered but thought they'd changed the program somehow. They sure had. Our new minister decided to talk about David and Bathsheba and realized it would be odd for an 11 year old to be reading about adultery, pregnancy, coverup, betrayal, and murder. Right. The modern day t.v. dramas can't compare to parts of the Old Testament.
Of course Rebecca, who was taking it all in, came home and told her sisters the whole story. They were enthralled. Next week, chapter two.
It's most unusual for us to be reading 2nd Samuel but the minister did a good job of tying the sad story of David in with today's world. I certainly wasn't offended; just a little surprised.
That was the highlight of my day.
My older son has all but finished his packing and moving. I took the girls and we all met at Barnes and Noble (Tim and Jim's wife Melissa were both at work there) and we chatted for a little while over cold drinks. Jim deploys for the border on Tuesday. I had thought it would be sooner but he'll be completely moved, the power will be on, and Tim will be available to help Melissa. It'll work out somehow.
Nothing much else today. The girls have rediscovered UNO and we've spent a lot of time hanging out and playing cards in shifts. Rochelle and Rebecca went to the playground with the kids across the street and came in a little before dark. They're all more or less settled in the living room for the night. I think Elcie opted for her room but she may change her mind. By next weekend they'll all be back in their beds and we'll start working on earlier bedtimes with school starting on the 14th.
I've added a few names to the blogroll and at some point I'll catch up on introductions. Maybe.
Thanks to all for the comments and take care everyone.
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