Tuesday, November 30, 2010
Monday, November 29, 2010
Sunday, November 28, 2010
- Daughter refused to get up.
- My computer was having a difficult time talking to printers.
- The heat wasn't working in the sanctuary.
- My PowerPoint for the sermon wouldn't download on the computer that runs the projectors.
But it didn't work. I chose to focus on other things:
- Two different women volunteered to come stay with Daughter, so I knew she was safe.
- We had visitors in worship this morning-- 3 different families were represented (one man came as an advanced scout). All plan to return.
- There is a buzz and an excitement about the church right now. People are feeling positive and are energized.
- The number of children in worship is growing.
Daughter had a peanut butter sandwich for lunch. She says she's sorry, but she has a hair trigger and refuses to do anything to demonstrate that she's ready to turn things around. I'm not going to let her ruin my afternoon. I gave up a basketball game, but I'm not going to give up my joy. I'm going to put on my ipod and start baking. It will be fun.
Saturday, November 27, 2010
Friday, November 26, 2010
Wednesday, November 24, 2010
Tuesday, November 23, 2010
Monday, November 22, 2010
Sunday, November 21, 2010
Saturday, November 20, 2010
Friday, November 19, 2010
Thursday, November 18, 2010
Wednesday, November 17, 2010
Tuesday, November 16, 2010
Monday, November 15, 2010
Sunday, November 14, 2010
Saturday, November 13, 2010
Friday, November 12, 2010
Thursday, November 11, 2010
Tuesday, November 9, 2010
Monday, November 8, 2010
Sunday, November 7, 2010
Saturday, November 6, 2010
Friday, November 5, 2010
Thursday, November 4, 2010
She didn't move. "Ten minutes."
No response. "Good bye."
To say I was slightly frustrated would be accurate. I had to leave, but worried about what she'd do home alone. I wondered what I'd do when she woke up and called me. I double checked all the locks on the food, medication, and knives, gathered my things, and headed out the door. I opened the garage door. I put my brief case in the back seat. I opened the driver's door, and realized I had a problem. My car keys and house keys were locked in the house. I had the cabinet keys and church keys hanging around my neck, but the car keys and house keys were still in the drawer by the stove.
I checked the doors. They were securely locked. I pondered my options. No one else has a house key. I reluctantly walked to the front door and leaned on the doorbell. Daughter graciously let me in. I grabbed the house keys, and ordered her into the car. (She had gotten up and showered and dressed at 3:00. When the temperature in the house goes down to 60 at night, it's not comfortable sleeping in a wet bed.)
Somehow the impact of leaving her home alone was lost when I locked myself out of the house. Sigh.
Wednesday, November 3, 2010
- The program we wanted won't take Daughter because of the insulin.
- The female psychiatrist doesn't have an opening until February.
- The committee that will determine Daughter's eligibility and placement only meets every 2 weeks. We're hoping for programming 5 days a week, but may only get 3 (or none).
On a cheerier note, Daughter got up right away this morning, so she got to eat breakfast before we left for my 7:30 appointment. We were done and to the church by 8:00-- in Tiny Village that would have taken several hours. I love living here.