Saturday, June 16, 2007

Much too old

Max and I figure we are much too old to drive overnight and not pay for it. Let's see ... I slept until 10:00 this morning and took a nap about 12:30 p.m. And, I haven't done much else today. Max was asleep on the couch this afternoon until I kicked him out and made him go back upstairs so that I could take another nap! I suppose it might have something to do with the fact that I didn't sleep well Thursday night either since we didn't have air conditioning. I figure tomorrow will be a better day.

The A/C guy was here yesterday afternoon and replaced the motor. Life is so good in 'frozen Diane's world'. I'm sad that we have to turn the A/C on at all, because now that it's on, it probably won't go off again until this fall and I really do love fresh air. Sigh. The animals are snuggling again. Thursday night the cats were sprawled out on the linoleum in the kitchen trying to get a little relief. Hey! They all know that mama likes the house cold. They were probably wondering what was going on.

I worked all day yesterday - realized that I had missed my new office. Cody and I had just moved in and left town the next day. We still have quite a bit to do in there to make it ours and make it fun and inviting. A few more lamps (thank heavens both of us hate fluorescent lights) and we'll be doing well for lighting. A sofa from Carol and then some funky paint on the walls. Not too funky - I'd hate to freak out the people of the church, but we ARE in the Creative Suite.

When I was in Gretna, I totally had people on the edge. I taught the Jr. High Sunday School class. We were adding a new sanctuary to the church and this caused an upheaval in the classrooms. I pretty much got to choose where we would move to. I took the old kitchen, knowing that they were gutting it and opening it up for a nice sized classroom. However, it had no windows! So ... I decided to have some fun. Especially since these kids were a lot of fun. We painted it. With a tropical fish theme. The walls were sea blue. We got fish decals for the walls, netting in varying colors, lots of fun things. I told the kids we could have black lights in the room and then we painted the ceiling yellow - for the color of the sun. It was different and a lot of fun. But, good heavens, you would think I was leading the kids down the path of destruction! One of the ladies heard about the blacklight and actually called the pastor worrying about the fact that I was putting a disco light in the room and it was going to look like an opium den! An opium den! From me! (I do have to emphasize that she really hated me - I never figured out what I had done to her, except not allow her to control me). I couldn't believe it. And I promise ... there was never any opium in that room, nor were there any other illegal drugs. And the kids DID have a lot of fun.

I've got people a little concerned about the Creative Suite. I kept threatening to hang beads for curtains and doors. That seems to be unacceptable. I guess I'll figure out a way to be subtle and wild at the same time, eh?

Today I'm thinking a lot about Ruth Bell Graham. I certainly am thankful for her impact on our world. You see, she gave up a lot to be the wife of Billy Graham and her loving support gave him the opportunity to be the man that he is. I'm thankful for her life.


B Dub said...

The day I found about Ruth I actually shed a's sad but I we all know the party going on in Heaven has to got to be crazy!

Diane Muir said...

That party? Has an awful lot of people that I love there. I can hardly wait! My poor husband loves the Beatles and is a little afraid there will be none of their music at the party. I assure him it will be much better. Hmmmm ... we'll see what happens! {grin}