Sunday, August 17, 2008

New Year, new class, new kids, new partner, new...

Well I think i am finally ready for a time of "new things". I have put it off all summer, but after meet the teacher I am ready. I am excited about my new class. The students were very nice. I don't know what I expected, horns growing out of their heads. ha ha. The parents were very supportive and offered help. I felt blessed. At the end of the evening, I felt like I had a new ministry. I felt this way nine years ago when I left public school to go into christian education. I had that same feeling Thursday night. I had an amazing conversation with one parent that let me know God had a mission for me this year. Several parents let me know how much they appreciated me before the year even began. Three of my students will be a challenge but that is OK. My past experience has prepared me for "such a time as this". God is so good. I can see why I spend time at Cleveland Elementary. I have a student who needs special love. I see why I spent time at Spartanburg Christian Academy. I have a parent who needs that ministry. I also see where my experience at Monanview in Greenville will help me with my Hispanic community. God does have a plan and reveals it in his own time and just revealed a big chunk to me this week. I am truly blessed! Pray for me that I can be an extension of his plan.

Tuesday, August 5, 2008

Flat Tire!

I wake up this morning to find a flat tire. Not a big deal! I have done this before. I get the air compressor and put air in the tire go to the station to get it plugged and that is where the trouble begins! They must think I am a dumb blond. All I need is a plug. First they tell me that I am going to have to wait two hours...NOT! Then I ask how much they charge. HA. The guy said the patch would be $25. YES...$25. I looked at him and told him he was crazy. I would go across the street to Advance Auto and buy my own kit and fix it myself. He looked at me like I was crazy. I grew up around cars, got my keys back and went home. After I examined it more, it ended up being the stem. It came loose, and I got the pliers and twisted it. Cased closed. I fixed my own tire. The place across from Publix is a rip off! Do not use them. Either they are expensive or they think they can take advantage of women. I would like to think they are just over priced. Local gas stations will put a plug in tires of $8-10. A friend even told me of someone doing it for free!