Life is continuing to move along at a fast pace. This past Sunday was Anthony's first leading worship "on stage" (I put that in quotes because the piano is actually not on the stage). It was Palm Sunday as well, so it was quite a debut. If there is any fault with this church it is simply that they are too loving, too kind, and too excited. I'm going to have to work hard to keep Anthony's head deflated because everyone just loves him. On a serious note, it's so encouraging to be so accepted and loved. And it's great to be working with a team of people that are excited to have a leader.
Since I last wrote, Anthony has had a birthday. He's now officially 23. He was blessed enough to have Kathy bring in her accordion to church and play Happy Birthday for him! Definitely an experience he has never had before. We enjoyed going out to eat to celebrate and then had a relaxing Sunday afternoon. We spent the evening at the Skalbeck's with Kathy, Jen, Ben, and Lyn. We had pizza and a jelly bean taste testing contest. Laci, if you read this, it was hard for me to eat the jelly beans because I had all sorts of flashbacks to the every flavor beans! It was a fun evening and we felt very blessed to have such fun friends in our lives already.
I don't really have too much else to say. Nothing else too exciting has been going on. I have my sub classes next week. It seems as though every week I am confronted with another annoying aspect of getting my sub license. This week, for example, I received some info in the mail directing me to the local police station to get fingerprinted. Really? I need to actually get fingerprinted to be a sub. On top of that, in small print in the corner of the paperwork it says that processing could take up to 12 weeks. 12 weeks! I don't know if I actually have to wait for it to be processed before I can sub, but I'm setting myself up for the fact that I might not be able to teach before the end of the school year. But I'm keeping an eye out for other opportunities to either supplement subbing or to do instead. We'll see if anything works out.
Well, I should get going. Anthony comes home in about 15 minutes and he has the afternoon off. We're going to eat at the Market (Greek restaurant) and go for a bike ride!