We have survived our first two scrimmages and I survived being "box coach" (barely). Being the box coach means being in charge of subbing players on and off the field, making sure the right kids are on the field at the right time and not too many of them. You can only imagine the challenge. For the second scrimmage, Julian enacted a plan to make each player responsible for their own substitutions which rendered me useless... and I like it that way. If Julian's true assistant coach, Rob, can make the games in the future, I can continue in my normal role of person-who-chats-with-the-parents. I applied for a CFNRV grant for $1000 to purchase new equipment for the team so we will see in May if that was a success.
We hosted 4 college kids for dinner last Friday as part of the RUF progressive dinner. They had appetizers and desserts as a big group and then split into smaller groups for dinner. It was nice to have company in the house and encouraged me to do a bit of the spring cleaning. It also made us rework some of the furniture which makes the apartment feel new-ish and springy after the past almost-three years of the same ol' thing. If I were good at taking pictures when I ought to, I would have taken one of the group to insert here ___.
We are feeling a bit unsettled as this summer will bring us round to a full year since Julian has taught and I'm losing enthusiasm with my situation at work. We are feeling very needy (at least I think WE are but I know I am...). We need: a suntan, to see Harris, to get some good mail, fresh berries, calm nerves and a van trip.
Wait on the LORD: be of good courage, and he shall strengthen thine heart: wait, I say, on the LORD. (Ps. 27:14)