1. If I were one of the Seven Dwarves this week, I would be Sneezy. Holy smokes, team, I don’t know what allergens are in the air, but they’re driving my nose bonkers. AccuWeather says we’re currently experiencing “extreme” levels of dust and dander and “high” levels of ragweed and mold, so I’ll point my fingers at those culprits. Fortunately I’ve just got a crazy case of the sneezies, not actual congestion/general misery, so I can’t complain, though I do feel compelled to apologize to everyone in my general vicinity for appearing to be deathly ill when I am, in fact, quite all right.
2. I’m helping out with Sunday School at my church this year, and last Sunday was our season’s kickoff. We had a big ol’ celebration of ministry, and since my church will use any occasion, no matter how minor, to break out the incense, we had incense in church on Sunday. You could smell the incense in the narthex, and when my co-teacher and I were bringing the kids back into church after the sermon, one of the younger kids remarked, “It smells like Jesus Christ!” which just may be the greatest thing I have ever heard any human being, no matter the age, say, ever, in the history of my life.
3. Someone plan my birthday celebration for me please. Right now it consists of “have fun, ideally with the company of friends” which I suppose is a good starting point, but also kind of goes without saying because birthday. I have no idea where I want to go, I have no idea what I want to do…nothing. The whole crippling-fear-of-rejection-so-I-don’t-like-inviting-people-to-do-things-ever-because-I’m-afraid-they’ll-say-no-not-because-they-actually-have-other-plans-but-because-they-secretly-hate-my-company thing isn’t helping matters either. Am I allowed to request a surprise party so someone else can take charge of all the planning/inviting? I promise to look shocked. 😮 <– like that.
September 18, kids. Mark your calendars. (But not for celebrating, unless someone wants to join me on a casual post-work 10 miler? Celebrating will take place later in the week.)
What are some funny things you’ve heard kids say? One of my kids at camp this year was telling other kids in the group that “it’s illegal to kiss someone unless you’re married to them.” Bahaha.
Birthday: Halp plz. I’m socially inept AND paranoid.