This past week of adventures was a bit brighter than last week. Strangely enough, I didnt share my church experience sooner than now. When I sat down and saw this author’s name on the overhead screen I was truely hoping it was a quiesced that the guest speaker had the same name. But when he walked on stage being introduced as the very man who wrote that little purple book that swept the nation a few years back I was just about ready to walk out. Not that I think this man is bad by any means, I just dont care to listen to much of what he has to say. So there I sat with the most of an open mind as I could give him, really did and I still didnt like what I heard. Of all the great speakers out there, my church goes and gets him. Mind you, his missions organization is a great one, and he was gathering people to help him. Even I didnt agree with his method of doing this (playing on peoples emotions is powerful but not the most productive way at time) had me shaking my head. I was grateful to be treated to In-N-Out after having to sit through that.
I had been meaning to go to a little yard store about 20 minutes south of me all weekend but never made it. So, when my friend who lives down there called to see if I wanted to run errands with her (like the old days) we added that onto our list. Sadly, the one and only day they are closed is Monday! We made plans for tomorrow of heading to the yarn store first thing, buying some goods and getting some brunch (we are meeting at 10am. Too late for breakfast). Over knitting and munching we shall be watching some Gilmore Girls on DVD before I have to return them (sadly) this weekend. Im quite looking forward to it. Hanging out with her again was so refreshing, just what I needed to get me out of my slump from last week emotional rollercoaster.
Yesterday I took a fun field trip with Lars (high school pastor), Bobby and Jenna (old Jr. High interns) and Brian (our new Jr. High pastor) down to IKEA in San Diego. Both the Jr. High and High school rooms are in the process of being revamped decor wise. I told Brian Id be glad to help him and that I didnt trust him coming back with everything in very manly colors. I talked him into a very neat, almost flowerly, dark purple and bright pink rug. Hey, it was 30 bucks and his rug was 50. And mine is bigger. Always take a women shopping when it comes to stuff like this because I know half the time boys just dont care. Just buy what might get to job done. But women will get to job done in a nice to look at, cheap way. So the youth group has a lot of color that was desperately needed.
So, yes, this week has been much better than last which is great hope for my heart.