Update: my van decided to magically work again once it was towed to the mechanics. He drove it that day and the next, so today I went and picked it back up. No charge. I’m happy that we didn’t have to spend any money on it…and slightly worried because I don’t know if/when it will break down again suddenly. Such is life. I’ll just have to stay off the freeways and bring lots of water with us just in case. Or stay home 😉
We didn’t stay home today though. My mother lent us her car again this morning before ours was ready and we headed out the door to our second day of the 5 day club. I’ve never taken my kids to one before, and I have to say that I was very impressed.
The team of teens that came from out of town to put on several clubs in town were with Children’s Evangelism Fellowship. To steel a term used commonly in Classical Conversation circles, it was very “stick in the sand.” No bells, no whistles… no overhead projectors or music on cd. It was just a bunch of teens singing off key and doing hand motions with the kids, telling them stories and teaching them Bible verses. It was so great! They were all listening so well, and my two oldest could tell me exactly what they’d learned afterwards. This does not always work when there are a lot of distractions around.
If anyone else has never gone to one of these, I highly recommend it. I know that not all 5 day clubs are run exactly the same, but their messages seems very solid.
In other news, my brain has been imagining my illusive prologue all day, and I think that tomorrow I might actually be able to right something 😉 It’s all a part of the process.
…and I tried out my cool curler things. First picture after just taking them out (a little unruly). Second picture after being out in the humidity for ten minutes (…but Yuma has a dry heat). Oh well, I like wavy too 🙂