Tuesday, July 10, 2007

*chants* Update! Update! Update! Upda--Well, things have been quiet long enough... I think all amateur bloggers (a.k.a. People Who Have A Life) take a break during the summer, which is really a good idea. I'm not saying that *cough* sick *cough* people who happen to update on a regular basis are evil or anything, but... :P

Well, okay. Now that my introductory paragraph is satisfactorily demeaning to everyone faithful to their blogs, I can begin the rest of my rant/update. :D This is so much fun...

(I guess I'm in what one of my friends would call a "punchy" mood...sorry...)

Let's start with Sunday. A very good place to start. I taught Sunday School (namely the Springsters, the 3-6-year olds) and then was tired. Hmmm. Okay, that was interesting as far as updates go...

Monday (yesterday), I got my license!!!!!!!!! I cannot tell you how good it feels to finally be done with all the classroom work and have the freedom that I needed to drive myself to work. Wow...

Last Saturday, Dad and I spent about three or four hours doing "emergency driving" practice - basically, we set out eight "cones" (really black plastic planters) fifty feet apart in a straight line down an abandoned road. I tried to go swerving between them all in an "s" pattern. I was impressed with how easy it was...THEN, Dad told me to actually drive around them! Even then, although it was slightly challenging, it was nothing too difficult. THEN, Dad told me to go faster than 5 mph. Drat... So long story short, I got up to 25 mph without knocking anything over. That was pretty cool!

Emergency braking techniques were easier (stop in 30 feet), but having Dad yell at me to stop in that distance at totally random times was a little more difficult. Finally, the last exercise we tried, was having me stop and swerve into the other "lane" in 40 feet. I almost managed to spin the Camaro...THAT was pretty fun! (Although, as a girl, perhaps I shouldn't enjoy the reckless "danger" like I did...)

So yeah. I have my license and better know what my car can do now. Pretty nice.

Tomorrow, almost everyone leaves for Denver. Lydia is already in Montana, so that leaves me and Dad at home. It's going to be rather quiet, I think... Supper? What's that? :P Just kidding - that's already my job, so Dad knows who is at fault if it doesn't exist. Of course, we could always get Wendy's. Now I hope Mom doesn't read this post and stop my evil plans from taking place. :D

However, tomorrow, I also go to Cheyenne Mountain (a.k.a. "NORAD-US NORTHCOM") for a tour. Woot! Although I'd enjoy going up to Denver and seeing friends (okay, I'd REALLY enjoy it...), this is a once-in-a-lifetime experience.

Isn't it amazing how God sees fit to bless us? I've already listed the privilege of teaching little kids about their Heavenly Father and the stories He wrote and directed, the privilege of having my own license and the exciting experience before even getting it, and NOW getting rid of the rest of my family! Wait...I mean...going to NORAD... Really! :D

Another blessing, for those of you who don't know, is the fact that we are going to have another baby in the family, come January! I think Mom is doing better (although she's rather dreading this long weekend, Wednesday through Saturday, so please pray for her), and she's looking beautiful as always - maybe even more so than usual.

Back to my update for the rest of the week...

I work on Thursday from 3-7 or 2-7 (guess I should check, huh?), and then go over to our club's first meeting. Cool! Then, on Friday, I work again (this time I'm pretty sure - it's 2-7 because they need extra help on Fridays). There are another two blessings - a new club, which we get to be the "founding members" of, and a pretty good job, with lots of chances for witnessing.

Hope all your summers are going well!!!

6 comments:

Tamara said...

Congrats on your license!! (Okay, wonder fingers that I am, it just took me five tries to spell that. And I've had my license how long? We won't talk about that. But I spelled it on the first try that time! And now that I've made a long comment about nothing, back to the original thought.)
Congratulations!

Allegra said...

LOL! Yeah, license is a hard word... :P Thanks! Hope your trip back was uneventful. Congrats on finishing your course!!!

Anonymous said...

Another child will bring joy to your home! How exciting!! :) I can't wait to meet him/her come tournament season.

--SB

Allegra said...

Yes! I'm so excited about having another sibling around the house! It's going to be weird, though...there will be eight years between Ben and this one (who we're calling Kevin/Katrina right now - we have a strange custom of naming the child before it's born. The name has to be a guy's and a girl's, both have to start with the same letter, and both have to be ones we don't like. It's weird...).

Tournament season...hmm...that's going to be really interesting!

N8 said...

Oooh! The cone thing sounds like fun! Can I bring my Lumina down and try it? :-P

Allegra said...

Yes! Please! By all means! It really is a blast! Of course, for some strange reason, it only works well in Falcon...odd how that works. :P