I had a truly busy, but satisfying week. I think I went everywhere there was to go. Dr Whiting’s office Monday, San Saba blood drive Tuesday, Temple Wednesday, and back to San Saba for the Women’s Luncheon on Thursday. Dr. Whiting is a very patient man. He has to be, to deal with me. I am most definitely a difficult patient. I’m one of those who go on the web and self diagnose. I really do want my triglycerides to heal not just to be stomped down by medication. We have the same goal in mind; we just haven’t come up with a cure.
I cannot begin to tell you how graciously I was received by Sharon Hayes and the ladies who met at the Methodist Church in San Saba. I’ve had the privilege of meeting them before, but only for a short time, since I usually run in, sing and run back to school. It was delightful to sit and watch the proceedings all the way through. If you haven’t made one of their meetings, may I encourage you to attend the next one in August. There is a special feeling of peace when you are gathered with godly women filled with grace. This organization was started 32 years ago by Sharon Hayes. The group is a tribute to her organizational skills. I was pleased that she didn’t even have to cut me off for overextending my talk time! Thank you ladies for your smiling attention.
I stopped off at Hair It Is to let Marilyn know I would be in next week. It always seems as if my haircut gets just the perfect length, and the next week it is done. I met a nice lady whose name I do not recall. She is grandma to Lindsey Roberds. It seems Grandpa and Nana had tripped the light fantastic at a recent wedding; much to Lindsey’s delight. Marilyn’s Bethany and Kendra Brockman were on their way back from the Texas/ Louisiana border. They had gone to pick up a load of wood for Bob. Marilyn said they were excited about the fact they had made it safely through Dallas with a trailer. They should get medals for that miracle! They drove 13 hours straight! Oh, to be young and healthy!
The Preservation Society held a meeting on Monday evening, as did the school board. Both meetings were after the deadline, so I cannot report on either one. I did hear that a resume will be tendered for approval on a new science teacher. I wonder if he will like his 1950’s lab? I hope they were able to caulk my windows over the summer. I know Vickie and Esmerelda did a great job of cleaning all the dead crickets and stink bugs. Time to get the new year on the road. I still wish we had been able to get a bond passed for renovations on the elementary rooms.
The rumble of thunder is promising rain, but it seems to be tantalizingly out of reach. I hope we are not being teased only to be disappointed. Gladys Powell called to say they had a little rain mixed with hail out her way.
Our Sunday morning VBS has been very interesting and I must say fun. It is about as fast-paced as you can get and still get things done. Debbie and Mike Phelan open up the scriptures for the day. Kathy Brockman and Bea Soto handle the craft area and a group of men work the children’s theatre. Our lovely ladies Louise, Beverly and Pansy feed our hungry little visitors. Donna Hill is keeping everyone on schedule and Vera and Jim Ralston are getting everyone registered. I get to be the crazy lady with the song videos. Next week we will do "God’s Word is a Surprise." Kids, Miss Beverly tells me our snack has something to do with snakes, so be sure and bring your God watching bracelets. I hope everyone comes to participate with us. I’ve been missing several kids who just knew they were coming. Come on out kids and have some fun. You can go back to bed later. While we are VBS-ing downstairs, the older kids and parents are participating in a service upstairs. I think it is going very well, and I can tell you I am totally enjoying it!
Stories are beginning to circulate about youth camp this year. It seems it was one of the best ever. It was well run, well organized and the kids involved truly enjoyed themselves. The teens that went earned their way by working on projects around town. We’re very proud of our 13 young folks that attended with their two sponsors. I thought I’d remind everyone that cheerleader’s camp is this week and football practice starts next week. Remember all my lovely students; you have work to turn in on the first day of school. We’ll do reading and math tests almost immediately, to see where everyone is after the long break.
We are holding up the Batch family of Gatesville in prayer. Mr. Batch is baseball coach to Kathy Brockman’s granddaughter Emily. A fire in the residence, I believe, has left him severely burned and took the life of his child. Please lift them up should God bring them to your mind. They tell me Allen Supak is home. He’s still weak and needs our prayers. End of summer activities are piling up for us. The Richland Springs Rodeo is the last weekend of July, the Elm Grove Rodeo follows, and we should be getting news about meet the Coyotes night soon. I’m sure the play day kids are sad to see the end of their summer days. Carol was saying that it just seemed as if they ended way too soon.
Please pray for our government, our President and our precious troops. Have a great week everyone. God bless America.