Wednesday, March 29, 2006

Just a Wednesday

I feel bad that I haven't posted since Sunday, but I'm not sure I have anything interesting to say. Monday was uneventful. It was a long day of teaching since I gave notes which makes me tired after repeating the same thing for five class periods. Tuesday I yelled at my kids for not being prepared to present their anecdotes that I assigned them last Monday and gave them two full class days to work on them. Last night was also Josh's band concert. I would have really enjoyed it had it not been for people coming in and out of the auditorium. The door makes a clicking noise when you open and close it and no less that a dozen times per piece was someone going in or out. I am appalled that these are parents of band students that should know better. And then there were parents whispering during the concert. I'm still irritated thinking about it. These are kids that have worked really hard on their music and I think that they deserve the courtesy of people being on time to their performance and if they're not, to wait until a piece has finished before barging in. Has common courtesy and manners been completely forgotten?
I finished the rosaries I made for my RCIA class and will take them tonight. That is something I've enjoyed doing. It is calming and relaxing to sit and string beads for a few hours. I now need to finish the 2nd baby blanket I am working on.
I just called the clarinet instructor at WT to check on playing in clarinet ensemble for Showcase again. I would only be able to make one rehearsal and then the practice before the show next Friday. I really do want to play in it again. I am thinking of taking a personal day next Thursday and just taking the day off. That way I could go to the ensemble rehearsal, do the Randall high school cheerleading tryouts (and make another few dollars), and then that evening will be my first confession at Church. I'm still a little nervous about it since I'm covering quite a few years. I really need to start making a list. I've been reading the Bible a lot lately. I made the decision to finally try and read the Bible all the way through. I read almost every night for about 30 minutes. I am now into Exodus and Moses just received the ten commandments. I have really enjoyed reading it. Many stories that were vaguely familiar are finally making sense. Though I admit I have had a hard time reading about Moses without picturing Charlton Heston.


Summer said...

You made me laugh out loud when you said you were covering a lot of years in your first confession. I've got a few on you and boy howdy could I curl some hair! I am so very happy for you and proud of you too for what you are doing! I wish I was more like you.

Father Richard said...

Call me and you can practice your confession on me. I promise a light pennance.

bettz said...

I am so proud that you are really going through your conversion, and now ready for your first communion!

Did you know that I have thinking of converting also? I am wondering if I would have to anull my marriages?

I have been to several Catholic services with a lady I work with, and it just seems to satisfy something for me, spiritually. Also, I like that there are so many diverse people worshipping there.
But congratulations! You will be confirmed on Easter Sunday!