To be brief:
- Last night’s Maundy Thursday service was profound for us. Having never recognized the Last Supper as it originally occurred, having never seen a church’s chancel stripped of all its decoration, having never felt the cold sorrow of a silent congregation in thought over Jesus’ arrest and impending sentence, I didn’t know what to expect. Chuck and I were both very moved by it, while both boys sat more quietly and thoughtfully than ever. Before this week, we’d not observed Holy Week at all, at least not with any sort of special mid-week church service or personal rituals. Easter has always been about the resurrection, of course, but we’ve since discovered that you cannot truly know the impact of Easter morning until you’ve felt the sorrow of the days preceding it.
- The boys and I are going to begin an intensive school schedule on Monday and it will last throughout all of April. Jackson is mostly done with his curriculum, so really my efforts will be directed towards Jeremy to complete his third grade year by mid-May. This is because I am starting graduate school in mid-May and I really don’t want our assignments to overlap. I may be efficient and organized, but I’m not crazy. We need to finish one before we start the other.
- Major had his splint removed this week though he’s still hobbling around like he’s injured. The Mommy Guilt continues. Our poor puppy just cannot catch a break. He’s still adorable as can be.
See how we’re not letting him on the furniture?
- And finally, this is an incredible video for which I wish I could take credit. Some people are so creative! The woman who made it gives this brief description: I asked a six year old what my movie should be about, and this is what he told me.
The video is a seven-minute commitment, but it’s really worth watching. The child is a little speck of wisdom, particularly when he says, “You just think of something else until the nervous has gone out of you.”
At least bookmark it so you can watch it later.
I won’t completely out myself and tell you the specific areas in which I’m procrastinating, but I will admit that I’m having a hard time doing some things I really need to do. What in the world is that about? This isn’t my usual deal. I’m not typically so… lazy. I have this insane list of tasks to accomplish but my mouse keeps clicking on Pinterest, other blogs, random links… I’m trying to relax and enjoy my surfing but I KNOW this is only feeding the rebellion. Must. Stop. Surfing.
Don’t you know I found a video on the science behind procrastination.
If you are reading this blog, then you are probably in the same boat as me. Let’s commiserate.
Happy Weekend to you! Now go do what you’re supposed to be doing!
This video is old news for all the Chattanooga people, but not for the rest of you. WOW. It’s so well done! There is something to be said for quality.
At first, I couldn’t tell if this was footage of real people, because honestly it reminded me of the Madurodam in Holland (a miniatures park). But no, this is real.
I don’t particularly want to live in Chattanooga again, but it’s very nostalgic. It’s where Chuck and I became an Us and where we started a family. We have precious friends and family there, and every time we go back to visit, I replay scenes in my head from high school and college and get all warm and fuzzy.
Enjoy and Happy Weekend!