The Village…A City within the City

That’s right…the program has started. Man, I’m so excited. Some of the guys have already moved in and are get aquainted with the program’s day-to-day.

I won’t divulge TOO much info, but I will say that I can truly see the opportunity for God to be glorified SO MUCH by this ministry/program.

The website is still being set-up, but you can click on this link to keep checking the status. It is supposed to be up and running by February 1.

Just stay tuned for some pics and some more Village info.

Here is the Turtle Video again just in case you missed the first part of the fun!!!!

Monday Blues

What keeps me going today: going home to see Lovely and little Bear
What moves my feet today: nothing. I don’t really even feel like moving, but here I am anyway
I could do without: a seemingly dead car that I owe money on

I was going to post something from the morning. I’m glad that I didn’t. I must have more than 24 hours lapse before taking my meds or something. Who knows?!?! I know that this morning I was even worse than THIS! After my lunch hour of watching funny bloopers on YouTube I fought my way back to the Good Side of the Force. Maybe I was being mind tricked this a.m. Maybe it was just that I hadn’t had enough coffee. Whatever it was it had me by the throat and was chokin’ the life out of me.

I have been trying to get work done all honkin’ day long. I have had accounts that are paid in full that I am trying to get letters mailed. I have had people withdraw from school and have to have their repayment paperwork to them. Then I have had up-and-coming students dropping by to sign for their loans. There have been eight as of right now. Eight people may not seem like a lot, but when it takes about 20 minutes per person, it tends to eat up your day while you are chanting over Terms and Conditions and waiting for them to fill in their John Hancock. I mean, that is, what, two and a half hours. I mean, CRAP!!!! And some people take longer than 20 minutes. Then you have to disburse their financial aid. The little gaps left me with thoroughly detailed work to do. Not good when you have specific steps to take or you’ll mess up everything. So I found myself taking an occasional glance at the following youtube junk.

Please know that this isn’t for the absolute squimsh. I saved the best one for last. At one point I was taken off guard and laughed out loud and spit all over my monitor. Caution: Don’t drink coffee and watch these videos.


A week of lasts

So Monday of this week was the last lesson with my current guitar class. We had a good time in class. We learned Sweet Home Alabama, Home by Daughtry, Can’t you See by the Marshall Tucker Band, and began working through the intro of Stairway to Heaven by Zepplin. Oh, in only 8 weeks…and starting the whole playing guitar thing from scratch. Most of the class had never actually held a guitar. What can I say? I love what I do.

Tonight, I will be heading over to the Lovelady Center to meet with the choir, but it won’t be for practice tonight. That’s right. Attendance and participation has been so low that we are going to be cancelling the choir. I hate that because the ones that actually showed up really did want to sing. But it is kind of difficult to have a choir with 3 people. Ya know?

So what now? Well, I’ll be picking up another 2-3 guitar classes within the next two months that will keep me honkin’ busy as all get out. So it’ll be a push to the first of the year, but I’ll make it.

So in the mean time, check out these Youtube videos. You can get a taste of what these good people learned.