In four days, I need to:
Pack up my kids schoolwork.
Actually make a lesson plan for the two weeks they'll be with my mom.
Pack up my guitar stuff.
Learn a bunch of kids songs, and accompanying hand motions.
Finish illustrating a book about Noah.
Find time to go on a date with my husband.
Find time to take my mother-in-law, who has been here all month, to the beach.
No biggie, right? Four days is Puh-lenty of time.
Last Saturday, one of our team leaders asked me if I could do some illustrations for some kids books. They had actual books, but they were tiny and we will be reading out loud to a large group of children, so they copied the books out onto a big sketchpad and they needed some pictures to go with it.
"No problem!" I said. After all, I'm here to help.
And then I realized what I needed to do. EIGHTEEN pages of large drawings. In one week. While homeschooling and packing and finding time for a date and beachgoing. Oye.
I think I got a little slaphappy because when sketching out ideas for the second book about Noah and the Flood, I put dinosaurs in the queue with all the other animals loading up into the ark. I asked our leader if that was okay, and she said she was pretty sure that the dinosaurs never made it onto the ark since they're all extinct.
I couldn't help myself...
I dunno, too irreverent?? :)
Anyway, here's hoping and praying we have a great trip. Seeya on the flip side!!