OK, first off, let me just say how I’ve just noticed how utterly disgusting my keyboard is. Any suggestions on cleaning in between the keys without hurting the laptop itself? It’s like seriously disgusting.
Brian is so busy. I think from here to August, I’m not going to see him much. Granted, he’s doing what he loves and what he’s good at, but wow, I don’t think he’s sat down yet today and he’s been up since before 7! And yet, he made me breakfast. What a man.
We have the group from our church coming tomorrow~ so excited! Nervous, though. I want it to go well and I feel so out of control of most of the planning that I’m terrified it’s going to go bad and we’re going to get blamed and it’s not just ANY church, it’s our SENDING church… ahhhh! I keep trying to tell myself it’ll be fine… but then I think of everything that could go wrong and start getting paranoid. It’s times like these I realize what a control freak I am. I like being in control, in charge, in the know, whatever you want to call it and this time, for whatever reason, I wasn’t informed of… anything… on this end. On the other end, I’ve been responding to about four emails a day for the past month, so I guess I’m not completely out of touch!
Brian is busy getting their rooms ready – which involves new paint, decorations, bunk beds (that have to be put together), cleaning, a dividing wall reassembled, and making sure plumbing and hot water are functioning. He is also supervising the men we hired who are laying the cement floor for the storage building the team is building. He also has to run to Lima this afternoon to pick up packages, spare tires, cell phones, and I’m not sure what else. This trip will take all afternoon and probably most of the evening since post offices are not a simple process here. Tomorrow, he has to finish getting everything ready, sit through a monthly meeting that takes us all afternoon, leave shortly after/before dinner to get the team, and be back probably midnight-ish. Friday, he helps me brief the team, then is in charge of them for awhile. And then from there on out, he’s either in charge of their work or traveling with them as they do ministry and sight-seeing. PLUS, we have the short term missions director from our international board flying in tomorrow night as well and he’s staying in our home until sometime next week. We’re not sure when he’s leaving or what we’re expected to do with him while he’s here or what his schedule is or anything… but he’s coming! And that room is a mess! And there’s no bed in it as of yet! And my house cleaner has had the flu all week so my bathrooms haven’t been touched since Friday since I’ve had no time!
But no, I’m not stressed out. Whatever do you mean?
And then… I love my students, but I feel like two are just not advancing. My 8th grader’s English has actually gotten worse, believe it or not. Not practicing except in class or with Brian or I is just not paying off. I can hardly understand him some days. My 3rd grader is failing… a lot. I don’t know what to do or how to help her more than I already am. I think it’s a matter of just not studying at home, but I’m not sure. It’s hard to not think it’s all MY fault. I’m still not convinced it isn’t.
So… wow. It’s going to be quite the interesting July. And I thought June was interesting enough, thank you very much.