Thursday, September 4, 2008


Yesterday Nikki called me to tell me that her youth pastor had been "laid off". What? Why? So I called Nikki's other parents and they do not know why he was laid off.

Nikki and Kevin come walking up from school and they both looked like someone had just shot them. Kevin and Nikki have known each other for years and they go on mission trips together. So they were both worried about this change.

The last time their youth pastor left so did half of the youth group. Kevin and Nikki are scared that this will happen again.

So now Nikki and Kevin are sitting on pins and needles, just waiting to see what happens next.

Yesterday I just spent the day doing some sewing. I am still working on this scarf for my mom. I decided to do some detail work. I thought this would be a great time to show off my handy work.

I went to put a lasagna in the oven yesterday only to find out that the oven broke! O.K. it is two day's before pay day, So now what? Then it hit me. I do not have to pay to get it fixed or to replace it. So I called our landlady, but it will be several day's before it gets fixed. I am just glad that we do not have to pay for it.

Rusty has been working a lot of hours and he is just so worn out. So the other night Rusty said that he wanted to go to dinner. Just the two of us. Rusty's only requirement is "we don't have to pull around to the second window."

So I have been thinking. Maybe Red Lobster? They are having shrimp feast right now. Rusty could still get a steak there. Rusty wants to go try this Aztec restaurant. So I told him that we could go there, but that I would have to take his heart burn medicine before we leave.

I can't wait to have a date with my husband!

Today I am not going to be doing to much. I better est up because tomorrow I have a ton of errands to run, and I might make a trip up to the commissary. Heck going to the commissary is an all day trip in it's self.


deshelestraci said...

I hope the youth pastor situation gets settled soon.  I hate when stuff like that happens.  It messes with the kids heads.
Have fun on your date!  I wouldn't know what one of those was!  

momiscool2 said...

I'm sorry the youth pastor was laid off.
That's a shame.

Have a wonderful time on your date with Rusty!!!

Enjoy your down time today!!!



lsfp1960 said...

I think in some cases, the economy effects even positions like Youth Pastors. If people aren't giving, there's no money to pay the salaries.  I know at my church, several years ago...they had to let the music director go because they were so far behind on other obligations they had no money for his salary.  They must pay light bills & garbage bills as well as promise obligations to missionaries.   At the church where my grandkids attend, there's a couple who direct youth activies on a volunteer basis.  Hopefully, this won't disrupt the youth activities for your kids.  Linda in Washington state  

glensfork4 said...

Not my church, but a church a friend goes to had the same thing happen, & more than 1/2 the youth left...shame really. that was just because someone didn't like how they were doing something.....

Have a GREAT date....


lv2trnscrb said...

that's a shame about the youth pastor; the kids get so attached to one; really important to try to keep the same one there if effective and reaching the kids; so sad!!!

sounds like a fun date with Rusty!! Red Lobster sounds good; I like their cheese biscuits!!

isn't renting wonderful? something breaks and just call the property manager or landlord :) love it :)



hugsdoodlewacky said...

((((((((((((((((HUGSTOYOU))))))))))))))))))))I hope everything will work out with the Pastor.I know its hard on the kids.I hope you have a good date with Hubby.

bojgill4375 said...

Hope everything works out well with the youth pastor. I was a military wife for 9 years (Air Force) lol Blessings, Janie

lanurseprn said...

Hope things work out ok with the youth pastor.  ENJOY your date!! Tell us all about it and don't leave out any details baby!!

nelishianatl said...

That's a crying shame about the youth pastor and I can understand how upset and scared they might be. It's easy to get attached to a person.  Those who stay regardless of who the leader is are staying for the right reasons.  It's terrible for them though to lose someone they're bonded with after so many experiences together.

Enjoy your date with hubby.  I know it'll be a great one!  

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springangel235 said...

Hope it all works out with the Pastor...
And you are making me sooooooooooooo hungry with all that food mentioned...
Hope you have a wonderful date!!!!!
Hugs and love,

helmswondermom said...

Enjoy your date with your husband!

lurkynat said...

cool Kelli! wowee!
I hope that the date will be terrific!:):)
Wooo hoo!
On another note I ma cruched too that the youth leader has gone.
I pray that very soon you get one who is up tot he task and very popular with the kids!hugs