Well, I get to preach again Sunday. I'm pretty excited. Pastor gave the message I wrote a thumbs up. Actually, I get to lead worship Sunday, not just preach. Pastor and some chaperones and the youth are going to camp in another state. They'll be gone for something like a week. My little sister got to go to camp when we were younger, but I couldn't go due to some medical issues. I was seriously bummed about that, because I've never been to camp and it always seemed like such a fun experience. Maybe, hopefully, when I'm older, I will get to go with some youth. But anyway, I'm pretty excited about leading worship. I preached on the 16th, I'm leading on the 30th, and I get to lead worship again on August 20th. It's exciting for me to get to do so many all in such a short amount of time. Woohoo!
Anyway, I blogged earlier about this being a really busy week. After today, things are really going to start going kinda warp speed. Tomorrow, I have to get up and go to town to get a friend a wedding present, because the shower gift I got her was kind of crappy. But, in my defense, it was the only thing the store had in stock that was on her list. So, I'm going to the other place at which she and her soon to be hubby are registered. But, then I am meeting another dear friend for lunch at the Olive Garden. I haven't seen this friend in probably about two years almost. The last time I saw her was at her own wedding. She and her hub moved to Indiana, so that makes it difficult to see them. But, she comes back to the area for work once a month or so. So, I'm thrilled. So, then I have to be the waitress at Restaurant tomorrow even though I'm usually the hostess on Thursdays. The regular waitress is going to Wisconsin, so she offered me her day. I don't mind because I'm taking Friday off to help decorate the American Legion with my bride to be friend. Then, we have the rehearsal, and rehearsal dinner afterward. Then, it's straight home so I can go to bed to wake up at 5:00 a.m. to head to the synod office to be there by 8:00 for my Candidacy Interview. I'm so excited, thrilled, and a little bit nervous.. But, mostly excited. I've been an applicant to Candidacy for almost a full year now, and it's exciting that I could potentially be a Candidate before the week is out... But after my interview, I have to come home, get ready for the wedding, head there where I am helping to manage the guestbook, pass out bulletins, read the lesson, head to the reception where I am helping to cut the cake, and have a good time before leaving to get to bed at a decent hour so I can get up Sunday to lead worship and preach at my congregation and preach at Pastor's other church. Then, I have to go to work, although a little bit later than usual. So, I'm sure you all are sick of hearing the play-by-play of what my week is going to be like, but I'm VERY excited. So, I'll let you all know what the Candidacy Committee tells me if they give me an answer right away. I don't know if they will or not though. Anyone who has been there care to clue me in? :) Hasta.