Monday, July 13, 2009


This Sunday I have to speak in church.  I'm NOT looking forward to it.  When I was thinking about it this morning my heart started racing and I felt all jittery.  This is going to be a great week.  Last time I spoke I felt like I was going to throw up all morning.  I can just see myself making a run for the bathroom right after I start my talk.  Mickey said he'd give me part of a Xanax if I wanted it.  I told him I'd take it right before I leave for church so it would knock me out.  Enough about my anxiety.

My topic is obedience, hence the title of this posting.  I had made the kids some mac & cheese for lunch.  While they ate I was trying to work on my talk.  I heard a little cry and then someone say something about a spill.  I asked (from the office) for that someone to make sure it got cleaned up.  Then the blame game started.  "I didn't do it.  It was so & so who was trying to give me more and I didn't want any more."  Then "But I didn't do it.  So & so moved the bowl."  And on and on.  I really don't care who made the mess as long as I don't have to clean it up.  I told them so.  I had real high hopes that when I went back upstairs it would be cleaned up.  Not up to my cleaning standards but at least have the mac picked up off the floor.  You can imagine my surprise when this is what I found:

mac & cheese mess

This is why my children are starring in my talk about obedience.  It's guaranteed to be great.  I have so much material to work with.  That is if I can actually live through the experience of speaking in front of the entire congregation.  Wish me luck and if you have time please say a little prayer for me.  For both the talk and the obedient children.  Thanks.

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