No problem not getting back to me. I totally understand. I think you should talk to your Mom about the dish washing rule! When there is an exception like processing six flats of strawberries, then EVERYONE has to help! And it the dishes don't come out clean from the day before, then the person who did that has to deal with it. Maybe they forgot to put the soap pack in there. I mean, if they aren't also responsible for unloading it, it's not a big deal except that it backs you up time-wise. The other thing, tho, is HUGE!!!
Yeah, here we do the same thing with blueberries. Well, my family doesn't because there are so few of us. But Patty does and we help her, so we get to bring some home.
It's no problem at all if you want to write little bits at a time. I get it. I was really surprised to see that there six posts for me to read. I was wondering how many people had crashed out thread! XD
No, there is no way that you can envy me regarding the weather!! The sun was out today. Sometimes it was nice, but other times it was freezing because the wind was up. Tomorrow we are to get sleet, then rain, then the cold will be near the ground so that the rain will freeze like a sheet of ice. Glad I won't be out when that sheet of ice is out there. I hope people drive smart.
I can't stand having to be on hold forever. It sounds like you had your hands full and ended up not getting anywhere in the long run. That is a bummer.
I'm glad that you are enjoying French. I'm doing okay with Spanish. I can remember vocab pretty well and the pronunciations are easy. I don't mind conjugating the regular verbs, but the irregular verbs - aahh!! I have to think too hard with those when I have to put them in sentences or write a paragraph or something. Dario is German. He is doing really well with English. He got a 1 this marking period, which is like an A for us. I think he said he's been taking English for 6 years, he has a Nook Book that helps to translate English books into German, so he got all of T39C books that he could get in English as e-books and just bought paperback copies in German. He has gotten all kinds of helps, electronic and otherwise, from his parents. He practices on here. He's gotten really good. He is taking French, but hasn't taken as many years, though. He says that the French and German languages are harder than English, which surprised me. I've always heard that English is a very hard language to learn.
That is SO AWESOME that you won the interview contest. AND WITH A SCORE OF 100%!!! Way to go! You must work super hard at all of these things and practice so much. I'm proud of you! 100% from both judges. Just terrific!
I talked to my Grandma about my testimony last night. I emailed Dawn and told her that after I wrote it my testimony, I wanted her to look over it with me, then help me to practice it in the front of the sanctuary so that I get the feel of it. I told her that I've never spoken in public before, so this was a step of faith for me. She said that she would be happy to help me, that she knows that God is in me, and she is thankful that I'm open to the Spirit, because I said I was going to pray before I started to write. She signed with "hugs".
This weekend, F-S-S, was the retreat for the youth, but I didn't go. Why go when the teens don't really talk to me anyway? Most of the photos that were put on FB were of the four teen worship leaders. A few casual shots of the teens sitting around. So, I have no idea what they did.
Safe Sanctuary is being taught on Thursday after Hungry Hearts. It's taught by a few different people, each with their special area, I guess. I think there might be only like four of us taking it, and I'm the only kid. Intimidating just a little. That takes two hours, so I'll be at the church for three hours that night. Pastor Cathy said at the Usher's meeting that they need extra people to help with the kids on Easter. Since I will have the Safe Sanctuaries training, I'll be able to help with that. Since I'm still a kid myself and protected by the Safe Sanctuaries, I have to be in a room of kids that has at least two adults at all time. I'm pretty sure that the classes from 0 up to 18 are required to have 2 adults at all times who have the Safe Sanctuaries, the two criminal clearances, and either a notarized paper saying you've live in PA for at least 10 years or you have to have a federal fingerprint screening. So, I would always be in a room with two adults anyway.
So, I saw my diabetic doctor. She's not really a doctor, she's a physician's assistant, but it's easier to call her a doctor. Her name is Tracey. My labs came back really great. She was pleased. Did I tell you that I've been emailing my food journals to Melissa the diabetic nutritionist every Monday? So I can back to eating better. She calls me on Mondays to talk about my journal and Thursdays to check on how I'm doing. I didn't know until today that Melissa prints out my journal for her and Tracey to talk about together! Tracey said she was thrilled when she saw what I wrote at the top of one of my weekly journals. I asked, "What did I write?" I had written that one sentence out of a whole sermon that stuck out to me was, "Jesus leaned into the Word when He was tempted." So, when I'm tempted to eat the wrong thing, I need to read a Scripture that can help me. I knew that Melissa was a Christian, but I didn't know that Tracey was a Christian until then and how she talks to her 11yo daughter and she is so happy when she "gets it". That was cool.
She told my Mom two other ophthalmologists we could go to in town. My doctor had gotten cancer. That explains why he shut down so quickly. That happened to one of my Mom's doctors before we moved here. He worked all through his cancer treatments until he was practically on his death bed. My Mom trusted and liked him very much and was so sad when he died.
Melissa told my Mom how to make a "protein bar" instead of buying protein bars since it's cheaper. She has to buy a crispy kind of Kashi cereal and add 1 cup of peanut butter. She told my Mom that she could add some chocolate chips to add flavor, but my Mom thought she would add some chocolate protein powder instead and see how that goes. It's not really a "bar". It's too gooey since it doesn't set. But it can be put in little baggies and frozen until I need them, then put into small containers to eat with a spoon. That sounds good to me! If it saves my Mom money, she's happy, too. I've been drinking cashew milk lately. It's good and creamy. Melissa says that it's cheaper and just as good to buy a jar of cashew butter and mixing a couple of tablespoons with water. She told her all of these things she could add to it, especially as it gets warmer since ice cream is my greatest weakness. Mom asked her to write them down for the next time we see her. Melissa does that a lot anyway. She comes up with her own recipes for things because she's diabetic, too.
Well, as usual, I wrote a really long post! You write a bunch of short ones and I'll write the long ones! LOL - So, I wanted to ask you. Do you have any idea how many pages or words (by the count on MS Word) it might take to come up with a three minute speech? And don't forget to give me some tips for speaking. My Mom doesn't know if she'll be working that day or not. Patty hasn't said that she will come. She isn't a church person, but she took me to that church my first two times and to get my directory photo taken. She and P. Cathy have talked. She said once before she would come when I was supposed to do something - I forget what since I didn't do it. I'm not sure why she hasn't said if she'll come. Another friend of my Mom's, Janet, said she will come. It IS her church, after all. She doesn't go much anymore because her husband has been sick. Even when he's doing well and he tells her to go to church, she doesn't come. So, I will be surprised if she comes. If none of them come, then I'll tell Cindy "the hugger" that I will be looking at her when I speak. I'm thinking that I need somewhere to focus and if I focus on somebody who I trust and try to talk to her as if I'm talking to a friend, then that should help me. Right? I'm just guessing. My Grandma spend 1-1/2 hours on the phone just catching up on things and then talking about "What the cross means to me" and what I might be able to testify about regarding that. She said she could give me some tips about speaking when I visit, but I will be visiting right before I speak and I don't want to wait that late. Plus, she is an extrovert and has never had a problem speaking and has done it for a living. So, I would like to get some tips from you. Thanks.
I decided to give tasks and a deadline to the three leaders of the Defenders. Nothing has been getting done the two times I asked them to work with me as if we are all leaders on the same level. The last time I led them with questions about how should we handle this situation or that situation. Then I would summarize whatever they said and say, "Okay, what about this?" or "This is how the Defenders handled this in the past and this what was good about it and bad, what do you think?" This time I gave them each tasks and I gave myself one, too. Only one of them has checked the thread and said they would follow through. I keep bumping it. It would be a bummer if he and I did all of this work and the others didn't even show up.
Okay, NOW I'm down. LATER!!! George =)