or, A Recap of Events from the Past Couple of Weeks. You can choose the title. =]
This past Sunday, I was horrified to look down at my feet and realize I had worn my blue fuzzy bedroom slippers to church. Typically, I’ll wear them on Sunday mornings until it is time to go, and then I’ll change shoes when I grab my Bible to walk out the door. This past week, however, I got my Bible, but neglected to remember to change shoes. It happened. The fulfillment of one of my biggest fears.
There wasn’t time to go home and change before the service started, so on they stayed for our service and fellowship meal. Although my pride was severely wounded, I can definitely say that my feet were really comfortable! I might just be tempted to do it on purpose sometime…. not. =] I’m really blessed with a very understanding church family and received no teasing whatsoever. They are truly the bestest. <3
Two weeks ago, Monday came and I began teaching my younger siblings piano again. They are working really hard on their pieces and are working diligently to move through their books. It is such fun to see their faces light up as they understand each new concept!
And so, the piano has been going fairly non-stop lately, because two days later, on Wednesday, I began taking piano lessons again from one of our favorite piano teachers. I was so excited to start lessons again! I warned her beforehand on the phone about how “sloppy” my playing would probably be, but she remained insistent that it would be just fine. =] At my lesson, she told me my note reading was still fairly good, but that my fingering needed quite a bit of work. She made me little notes on the piece we are working on, so I have been working through it slowly this week in the process of re-training my fingers to play correctly.
Would it be too much to say again how excited I am to be furthering my piano studies?? =]
What else have we been up to? Well, there have been a few trips to the big library somewhat close to where we live- I may or may not have checked out quite a few different materials. I love libraries. =]
I also made some time to work on a few calligraphy projects for the back of my bedroom door. I keep a collection of inspirational quotes, song lyrics, etc. on the back of the door so that I can keep them close at hand for review. These particular quotes were from Pinterest:
The back of the door:
And you can’t work on a crafting project without eating a snack, right? =]
Mama and Daddy went out of town for the past couple of days, so the siblings and I have been keeping the house going and taking time to do some fun things as well. Jacob provided tacos for dinner Friday night and Josh brought pizza in Saturday night:
Friday night, we watched a favorite movie of ours, The Princess Bride. Josh recently put surround sound in our family room, so it made for quite the epic and memorable viewing experience, that’s for sure. =]
Then there were the oreo milkshakes that we may or may not have made two nights in a row. I’m not admitting to anything though……=]
We also tried to webcam a couple of times, but I think the internet was having some issues and it wasn’t working quite as well as it ought to have. We had fun anyways.
It’s definitely been a memorable couple of weeks. I love seeing how God opens different doors and opportunities as we seek what He would have us do. Life around here is always an adventure, that’s for sure! God is good, all the time. =D
Many blessings to all of you, dear friends. I pray this Sunday has been one of rest and blessed peacefulness for each one of you. <3