Wednesday, June 27, 2007

Crisis and crafts

That pretty much sums up the week. At work it has been one small problem after another with something I am working on. I get calls from guys and I can tell by the tone of their voice that I don't want to hear what comes next. Today's first call was we think we completely killed the whole test we were doing, that set me up to be relieved hours later when they called back to say only 1/4 of it was unusable. Sometimes I feel like the priest to whom they feel comfortable confessing since they know I don't have the power to do anything other than help them fix it. Its equally exhausting and exhilarating trying to figure out how to put humpty back together again. Its funny, I am the only woman in this particular circle and it always falls to me to bring everyone back to the table to figure out what to do next--they will do it two by two but never involving everyone who needs to know. Job security!

After a run to camp in the morning, the full day of fire fighting then its off to Vacation Bible School. We are doing Group's Avalanche Ranch program. The last few years it has been absolutely exhausting. There have been 30-40 kids, we start with dinner, songs,then bible study and crafts and call it a night. It makes for a long day when it starts more than 12 hours earlier. This year there aren't a lot of kids from outside our congregation, the kids are getting a little older and know each other better and dare I say it has actually been enjoyable and only semi-exhausting. We have a new member who is a pianist for a dinner theater and she SO rocks! The music is awesome. With the western theme there is even line dancing.
I am the craft lady. We've done journals (in the picture above), t-shirts, boot birdhouses and bears for a mission project. The kids hated the journals, had a hard time doing the lacing and are still complaining about it days later. Other than that its gone more smoothly than I would have imagined. We are coasting now, tomorrow night is picture frames with portraits that Gman took to go inside--yes, these took too much effort to be called pictures, they were portraits complete with the entire studio set-up and green screen. Here are Boobah and PDQ for your viewing pleasure.


dana said...

Those are really great photos!

Esmerelda said...

Best crafts EVER!

You so rock.

Gretchen said...

You make me tired just reading it!

Queen of the Mayhem said...

Those pictures are too cute! I am really impressed with all the special effects.

I just finished VBS 2 weeks ago...we did "Bible Superheroes" I think I am still tired!