Saturday, September 20, 2008

LYDIAS, Bearded Ladies and Chuck Norris

Last Sunday the call went out for help for the LYDIAS, the wonderfully talented and creative sewing group at church who make costumes, banners, etc.: "If you can sew on a button, come help sew rings on one of the Easter Pageant backdrop curtains." Yes, it's not even Christmas & we've started on Easter.

Rachel & I can sew on buttons so we helped ring the curtains on Monday. There were 19 volunteers present. I believe everyone except us were senior adults. All female except for one of their husbands who was there to do the lifting/carrying and use man-tools like pliers, you know, do the "man-things" that senior adult females do only if there isn't a male around to ask.

We had a great time & I hope blessed them as much as we were blessed. Rachel said, "I'll be glad when we're old enough to be LYDIAS."

Did you notice? She said "we". As in "she and I" are young compared to THEM. As in she didn't say that I was OLD. :-) Doesn't always take much to make my day!


Choir practice Monday night was riotous. I so enjoy my church family!

We are working on Relevant Hymns Volume Two, the whole book, for a special "Night of Praise" service on Caleb's birthday. They are even having a fellowship that night just for him. Oh, wait. Maybe it has something to do with Bro. Scott's anniversary at the church too...

Ahem, there are 5 sopranos on the third row who are funny troublemakers. I think it's because they have to listen to those back row basses sing in their ears all the time. (Van!)

In"All Hail the Power of Jesus Name" there is a section where the sops do NOT have the melody! I know, it shocked me too. (Alto joke: Altos are sopranos who can read music.) The guys sing the melody. Bro. Scott has started reminding the sops to "just say NO to the melody" when we head into that part.

Monday night the five were ready for him. By the time the words were out of his mouth, they had beards. The beards looked like brown fake-fur cloth held onto the chin by elastic bands that went around the head. Very cheesy looking. We were ROTFL.

THEN the church secretary in their midst started making excuses while Bro. Scott laughed & disbelieved her.
"I'm just doing like I'm told! It was NOT ME who planned this." and finally "I promise on my mother's grave it wasn't me"
What??? Her mother sits on the front row so had to stand-up to chastise her daughter. Too funny.

We did settle down & get more practicing in until it was time for Jeanie's solo in "Rock of Ages". The fab five pulled out white hankies & started waving them & dabbing at their eyes: Vestal Goodman copy-cats.

Jeanie said she was so glad her back would be toward them for the performance. But you know what she'll be thinkin'!

A couple of days ago I was messing with Jacob about his helmet topper making him conspicuous everywhere he went, that there were people spotting him like he was "Waldo" in the children's books.

His reply, "Chuck Norris knows where Waldo is. Chuck Norris is the reason Waldo is hiding."

And then, with no advance warning, the kids were off of a Chuck Norris joke fest:

When CN pops a Pringles top, the fun CAN stop.

CN can tuna fish (tune a fish, as in you can tune a piano but you can't tune a fish).

CN solved pi to the exact decimal place.

CN can eat only ONE Ruffles potato chip.

CN can teach an old dog new tricks.

The boogie man checks under his bed for CN.

CN knows where Carmen Sandiego is.

CN can lead a horse to water AND make him drink.

CN can divide by zero.

Superman wears CN PJs.

CN's face will NOT get stuck that way.

CN can speak braille.

Now, aren't you glad I shared that special teen time with you? And you didn't even have to put on a cheesy beard.

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