My second work week is done. I'm really getting the hang of it. There's plenty to do in the short amount of time I'm there. I think I'm gonna like it. God knew what He was doing when He put me there :-).
I'm still trying to work out my schedule and make sure everything gets done in a timely manner. It's been working out great, which I'm thankful for. I get up most mornings at around 6:30, wash up, get breakfast ready, wake up my son E, then sit down for my bible study in the book of Daniel. At 9:00 we start school, and go straight through till noon or 1:00. When it's time for my son to take his online lesson, it's time for me to get some housework done. I do laundry, sweep, mop, dust, cook, whatever needs to get done. At lunchtime we sit down to eat, then it's off to makeup and wardrobe to get ready for work. Once I'm set I sit down with my son for more schoolwork before it's time for me to leave. I pack my dinner - usually a sandwich and a box of vanilla yogurt covered raisins, along with a bottle of water - and head out the door. It literally takes me less than 5 minutes to get there, and I work from 3:00 to 8:15pm. Then I head home, finish cleaning up anything that didn't get cleaned up earlier, shower, and I'm ready for bed. Sounds simple, right? Except nothing ever goes exactly according to plan.
Wednesdays are the only day I get off work early - 6:00pm. We agreed when I started working at the tutoring center that I would leave early on Wednesdays for church and Awana. I love the girls I serve with, and I also love the opportunities to teach. Our leader asked me last week if I would like to teach this week, and I said I would. All week I wondered, "What was I thinking?! I just started a new job! I can't get ready to teach this Wednesday, I have too much on my plate!" I prayed and went through the lesson book. Only one lesson stood out to me. It was a pretty sad story, which I don't particularly like telling, but it was the only one I could see myself teaching. All week I wondered if this was the lesson God wanted me to teach, because I felt like I wasn't learning it the way I should. Ultimately I just gave it to God and asked Him to speak through me. Did He ever come through! The kids were excited, the leaders were excited, everyone enjoyed the teaching, and I was amazed at how God put it all together! As I told the leaders, it was definitely a God thing - no way could I have pulled that off by myself! To God be the glory!
This morning should have been smooth sailing, but I woke up late. Or rather, I woke up early which made me wake up late. For some reason, I sometimes wake up in the middle of the night, then I can't get back to sleep. Last night was one of those nights. I woke up at around 3:30 in the morning and didn't fall asleep again till 5:30, so of course I didn't wake up till after 7am. Still, I was able to get back on track quickly. E had a few lessons to do, and he got them done in 3 hours. After that he worked on his community service hours. I was right on time, till I stepped out the door. My neighbor's mother stopped me to talk. Her daughter is selling her house, and it was supposed to be purchased by the neighbors on the other side of her house. Turns out the deal didn't go through, and they're back to looking for a buyer. I felt bad for them, and I especially felt bad having to cut her off (politely of course) so I could get going. Thankfully I got to work right on time. I hate being late anywhere.
It was a non-stop kind of day. Phones ringing, appointments coming in, students testing...we had a little bit of everything. I told my boss it's a good thing I only work 4 days a week - I need 3 days to recover! Actually, it isn't that bad at all. I like the work, I really like the people, and I feel comfortable working there. I cannot express how blessed I feel that God would give this gift to me. It still blows my mind!
Tomorrow is a school day but not a work day; at least not at the office. I have grocery shopping to do, then I have to color my hair. I can't believe how quickly my roots have sprouted! No way do I want to get dressed up for a wedding with all these gray hairs creeping out. Funny, I've been taking biotin pills to help strengthen my nails, but it looks more like my hair is getting stronger and growing faster. As if it didn't grow fast before! My hair grows like a weed, and now it's really shooting up! I'm gonna have to buy stock in the hair colorant business. Our women's bible study group meets tomorrow as well, at 8:00 in the morning. That means I don't get to sleep in tomorrow either. I guess it's true what they say, a woman's work is never done. Off to sleep I go (or at least try to!). Good night ya'll, pleasant dreams.