My Saturday began with Patachou brunch with Molly Brunner. Nothing beats eating some cinnamon toast with one of your best friends. I'm so thankful for quick visits with her when she's back in town because she is one of those friends that just really gets me, we get so excited about the same things and we care about living a life we're passionate about instead of just going through the motions.
My mom and I decided that I needed to just rest for awhile and not run around so I read, wrote, and watched a movie. Have you seen "I Don't Know How She Does It" with Sarah Jessica Parker? You should add it to your must-watch chick flick list... because I know you have one.
Saturday night Maddie Mahoney and I went to watch Kathleen Altice, Erin O'Farrell, Emma Hall and Caroline Skulski perform at North Central. Spec, a prom fundraiser, is a set of four student-written, student-directed, student-performed short plays and all four of the CILT girls were part of one called Classic.
It was so fun to watch them on stage as a jester, tree, maid and towns person and then find them afterwards to tell them they'd done so great.
I really think Spec is the coolest event because it gets so many students involved in something creative, fun and out of the realm of what they normally do. I would have loved to have been part of something like this when I was in High School.
Two other favorite parts of my weekend, that don't get the glitz of a photograph on the blog but are still equally important, were reading a letter from Allison Stamer and getting to Skype with Krafty while he's at Officer Training. Sometimes it's not until people are far away that you can see which friendships you really care about and are willing to put effort into.
Allison shared this verse that she found last summer. I put it up on my wall right away because I want my life to be centered around this truth, "But my life is worth nothing to me unless I use it for finishing the work assigned to me by the Lord Jesus- the work of telling others the Good News about the wonderful grace of God." Acts 20:24
I heard this at church this morning and it's sticking with me, "Going through the motions doesn't please you, a flawless performance is nothing to you. I learned God-worship when my pride was shattered. Heart-shattered lives ready for love don't for a moment escape God's notice." Psalm 51: 16-17
I moved in with Molls this afternoon for a week that is sure to go down in the books for adventure, fun, friendship, crafting and lots of good food. After making our calender for the week, we got some face time with some of our favorite people.
Mags never fails to be entertaining and we are so glad Chrissy has returned from Africa and Mary from Brazil.
Tonight's featured chick flick was the classic "You've Got Mail." Watching it reminds me of growing up with my sister Katie. We would sing the soundtrack together and quote every line before Joe Fox or Kathleen Kelly has a chance to say it. "What will NY152 say today, I wonder. I turn on my computer. I wait impatiently as it connects. I go online, and my breath catches in my chest until I hear three little words: You've got mail. I hear nothing. Not even a sound on the streets of New York, just the beating of my own heart. I have mail. From you."
Alli joined us tonight and the three of us worked on making the earthquake friendship bracelet. It's the hardest one I know. I still have to think about it the whole time and I've made at least ten of them by now. Alli and Molly were troopers as I taught them and their bracelets are looking so great.