Today I did lots of things. Started off by taking my sister to buy her textbooks, which resulted in me spending all of the money I could possibly spend in one day. Fantastic.
Secondly, I volunteered again! It was kind of nice to still be able to have some sort of a routine in my week, even if it IS the last week before school starts. It was the last time for most of the ones going off to school to hang out, so it was a little bitter sweet I think. Also I got schooled in Blokus. Really badly.
Thirdly, we drove to Michigan! Again! I’ll be working Saturday and Sunday and also my mom is visiting my grandma so it worked out splendidly. I’ll get to spend time with my cousin and friends and get paid. Yeeeee! However, on the drive down there was a massive storm and our new car is slightly (as in a lot) lighter than the old so it didn’t like wind. We had to stop on the side of the road for a little while but we made it through alive!
I am covered in glitter. Also I am exhausted. Today I volunteered all day at the DAM, which was pretty fun I must admit. It was cool to hang out and help put on their fundraiser community barbecue thing. I worked the craft table (thus the glitter that I will be finding on my body for the next 3 months, make no doubt about it), which was kind of like flashbacks at camp + glitter. I also performed at the event which was super fun. It was nice to be able to perform versus leading others on Sunday. Not that I don’t like leading worship, but I kind of like playing and singing by myself too.
OOOOHHHHHH. I also got to teach some people how to decorate cupcakes with the decorating tips for frosting. That was actually really fun. Cupcakes are marvellous things.
At camp they have these days once a summer called “Family Fun Days” where camp is opened to the public and they can come and try some of the activities. Guess who got stuck volunteering for this day! That’s right. This girl. I stood at pony rides (a rather boring activity to watch in the first place) for 4 hours. It was not super fun in any way shape or form, but I did manage to get a free Wesco slushy out of it. Also, I was able to do more crafts afterwards! And by crafts I mean this time I was actually allowed to do leather with the scrap leather from other crafts. YEA!
My greatest accomplishment of the day, however, was that I finally was able to cook macaroni at camp. We discovered that there is in fact a microwave in the kitchen of the dining hall, and since we’re allowed to be in there, we’re also allowed to use it. WINNING. I finally had my macaroni party and stayed up late talking with people 😀
Last night I was so tired I slept 11.5 hours. That’s crazy. Moving on.
Today I did my first day at the DAM. Which is exciting. Except I’m leaving…but that’s ok. It was fun. I learned a new card game called “Sevens”. However, explaining it not in person will be difficult … but here it goes.
- Deal out all cards
- Person with 7 of hearts starts.
- Play proceeds in clockwise motion.
- Similar to Skip-Bo, cards must be played in order off of the seven of their suit. However, the card must first be played in hearts before any other suit. Ace can be high or low.
- If a player is unable to put down a card, they “ask for a card” and every other player gives them one card. You cannot give away your last card like this.
- Once someone runs out of cards, everyone else counts points. Face cards are 10, aces are 15, and number cards are 5.
- The person with the lowest score after someone goes over 500 points wins, unless someone hits 500 exactly, in which case they win.
Also today I packed for camp. I’m so excited to see what God has in store for me over the next 3 weeks. I don’t know what it will be, but I know it will be good. Also also, I traveled to camp today. Bittersweet in that I knew I was leaving some things behind, but happy because I know that the adventure ahead of me is going to be worth it all.
Today was exciting/nervous for me because I had an interview with the DAM Ministries to see if I would maybe be volunteering with them this year. Nerve-wracking Yes. As bad as I thought? No. Almost drive past the place? Sure did! Already wishing I had changed my answers in my interview? Of course.
But I’m excited. I have wanted to be involved with the DAM for a long time. I remember hearing about them from when I myself was a youth. It’s sort of cool that I could maybe use this time off from school to give back a little. Give back to other people and invest in people. It’s just hitting me that its CRAZY that I could have lived for so long … and not have done a lot for the kingdom. I feel guilty for taking so much time for myself and not giving away all that I have. I mean, I know I have given things away this year, mainly my time, but it hasn’t been close to home before.
I don’t know if this opportunity will work out for sure or not, but I’m willing to trust and give it a try, no matter HOW terrifying it is for me to meet new people, regardless of their age! I will not be afraid for God goes with and before me (Deut. 31:6).
I’ve also got my Greek textbook in the mail! :3 and my slackline is coming on Monday! Now no more buying anything for a few months …