Today at our church was Thanksgivng dinner. It is my weekend to work, therefore, we really didn't plan on staying for the dinner. It was at 5 pm, and it just didn't seem feesible to stay gone all day. Well, then we get to church and they announce no Wednesday night service, so therefore, we stayed in New Castle (which is about 50-55 min from home) for the day. We had driven in seperate vehicles, which actually worked out great this time. We were able to take the van to Wal-Mart and get the oil changed, and still have a vehicle to run around in. We ate, extremely cheap at McDonalds, and then Pastor Charlie left the church office unlocked and we just hung out there for a couple of hours. It was a nice time, we were able to talk to the church secretary, who I've never actually had time to have a conversation with, and there was a pool table in the basement, which occupied the boys. This wonderfu covenant family we are a part of is great. We love this church family. It was a nice day. We got back to town around 7:15 and I went into work to finish my weekend duties. I really should be in bed, but obviously I'm not.
***let me explain, just in case you wonder, my weekend schedule at work. I have to work 18 hours between the 2 days (sat & sun). I work at least 10 on Saturday, and get all my Saturday stuff done, and start what I can of my Sunday work, then on Sunday when I go in I just do the paperwork, the banking, and stuff like that, then I leave and go to church. Then when the boys get close to bedtime, I go back into work and finish, usually about 3 hours. I have to finish the grocery order for our store, which includes inventorying all cigarettes and figuring the order for the week. Then my weekend work is done. I'm so thankful that my manager understands how important that church is to me, and allows me to be so flexible with Sundays. It works great, because I get stuff done before church spend the day with the boys and go back when they go to bed.