Wow! Yesterday was quite a day. I must say I was glad I was home and not in India.
In the midst of having a busy meeting day, the Portland CBS news affiliate, KOIN news, came to our home and interviewed Isabel (I hope to have a link soon to show you the story that was on the news last night).
We watched her on the 5 o’clock news last night, right before President Obama gave his speech at the memorial service in Arizona. It’s not everyday you get to be the story before the President. Anyway, we watched her story, then we watched it again, and again….and again. Isabel sat and giggled the entire time as she saw herself on TV. On the flip side, our hearts hurt for the parents that lost their nine year old in Arizona. I can’t even imagine!
After the news, we dashed out to watch 8th graders perform monologues for the theatre class that Grace attends at her middle school.
I am just going to say that watching 8th graders do monologues was a bit like watching someone get dental work. Some kids own the stage and can eloquently deliver their lines, and some kids look like they are on the verge of passing out and throwing up. Grace beautifully performed Juliet, from Romeo and Juliet. I was really proud of her! Last year she ROCKED at Tweedle Dee in the school play, so taking on the serious roll of Juliet was quite the shift of character. She did great!
There were some other 8th graders that were sooooo nervous, and with this being their first time on stage, they kept forgetting their lines. Oh my word, I just wanted to curl up in a corner because my heart and soul felt so sorry for these kids as they would stop and struggle. As if they don’t have enough to feel insecure about in middle school.
Today things have settled down once again. No media, no newspapers, no big news to report. Spence Smith helped Isabel get her website spiffed up, we are trying to get 1,000 shoes for Haiti, but other than that, my day feels normal. I am kind of sleepy in fact, so I am enjoying the quiet of this January day.
I do kind of wish I was in Hawaii right now, like on a beach, enjoying some warm sunshine, laying in the sand, reading a good book, sipping a fruity umbrella drink of some sort. Oh well! It’s just an ordinary day so I will make the best of it.
What kind of day are you having?
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