Saturday, February 28, 2015

Getting back into the swing.

Today was the first of two days of serving a meal at church.  It feels so comfortable and right to be doing this.  I am so grateful that there is the youth director at church who make my granddaughter love going to that church so much that she insisted her parents go back - which means we also went back.  Today just felt right.

This was a Synod wide event, but I was amazed (appalled is more like it) that there were so few participants - about 25.  I was expecting a large crowd.  When we pulled in the parking lot, I really thought the event had been cancelled.  There were fewer cars than are normally for anything!  But we went in, set up lunch that was already pretty much in place, welcomed the folks for lunch, and cleaned up.  Boom! That was it.  But it felt good.

Tonight is the monthly group outing called Guess Where We Are Going To Dinner.  Once again it will be at a restaurant in our neighborhood. One we frequent, and now I wonder where we will eat after church tomorrow!!!

Then on Wednesday I will be bringing food and helping serve at a funeral reception.  This woman developed breast cancer after me.  She has fought it tooth and nail, having it metastasized to the bones.  She developed pneumonia, and that was the end for her.  Bless her soul - she was quite eccentric, but her heart was huge.  I am proud to help her family with the reception.

And tomorrow is family dinner night.  I have no clue who or where.  Brian is playing at the BarBQue cook-off.  This is a three night deal that precedes the Rodeo.  Makes lots of money (he does - and so does the cook-off for that matter).  Steve - who knows.  I think he and Krissi are renting a limo to go.  They have tickets to some tents down there.  That's where the real fun is.  There is general admission, but the real happenings are in the different cooker's tents - like where Brian's band is.

I tried to hijack a video clip of Brian playing with another band recently from Facebook, but apparently it isn't something easily taken.  I am proud of his singing.  Wanted to share it, but you will just have to take my word.

So - that's the news from around these parts.    

3 comments:

Sally said...

I'm sorry about your friend. :(

Also, I'm glad I just finished eating dinner or you would have made me salivate over all the food you mentioned! :)

I bet the BarBQue cook-off is a lot of fun. Enjoy!

xoxo

JACKIESUE said...

so sorry about your friend..maybe you should do like I did with Jackie's Kitchen.have each dinner be about something..like a 50's dinner, or chinese dinner(egg drop soup is so easy to make and so inexpensive), Mexican day..enchiladas, easy and inexpensive..????

MartiDIY said...

I'm so sorry about your friend too. Did the weather have anything to do with the turnout yesterday? Sounds like your family has a busy week ahead.