I made a few notes in my journal the other day about my daily activities and I find them quite humerous actually. I thought I would share with you what a somewhat "typical" Saturday looks for me:
8:30am: wake up, get the boys up, work out on the eliptical machine in my host's basement while the boys get ready
9:00 -breakfast, shower, play with the boys
11:00-arrive at church and leave for next destination
11:15- riding on the bus listening to Gilbert sing 'Walkin on Sunshine' on one ear, while Jackson sings 'Old MacDonald' in the other ear. Lydia is writing a letter and asking me how to spell things like pot roast and violet. Hanny is sitting next to me asing how to spell his siblings names. How should I know?! Mo has his face plaster to the window, looking over my left shoulder for FedEx trucks.
11:30-nap on the bus
12:30-Starbucks pit stop for aunties and uncles (where we get our happy juice as the kids say)
12:45-Listen to TobyMac and send up a prayer thanking God for where I'm at and the amazing life He has given me.
1pm-Bathroom stop for the kids (and me!). 10 minutes of sunshine while the kids do flips in the grass and throw paper airplanes.
1:45pm-The children spontaneously break into song-singing Worthy is the Lamb.
2:15-Arrive at church in Nolansville, TN-children play outside, chaperones set up concert, church people volunteer to wash the bus-whistling while they work!
5:30pm-bird poops on my head-luckily I was wearing Patrick's ballcap!
5:45-Pizza with host families
6:30-Dippin Dots and dance party :)
7:30-showers at host home
8:00pm-sing Bless Yaweh and How Great Thou Art and pray with girls before bed.
8:15-chat with hosts
9:00-Watch Slumdog Millionaire
Of course every day is different, but this was a good day :)