Huh. Two Dana Carvey-related posts, almost in a row.
Everything old is new again.
Spent my first week post-Facebook making robots out of recyclables.
Lots of robots.
32 of them, to be precise.
They were part of the room décor for First Methodist's "Workshop of Wonders" VBS. I also made:
32 copies of this door poster:
32 "Scan Your Hand Here" signs (also for classroom doors);
Several hundred W.O.W.-related photo props:
Hanging LEGOs like these (mine were more 3D):
along with hanging Tinker Toys (made from pool noodles and white Styrofoam plates); and
Giant pool noodle pencils and countless cardstock gears and paper airplanes:
Favorite VBS-related things that I have made? Probably these guys (teacher's aide in a kindergarten classroom and fourth grade camper, respectively):
All total this summer, I have spent:
1) Approximately 40 hours on VBS exec board-related stuff;
2) Another 40-plus hours as a member of the youth minister search team; and
3) One memorable evening making sliders for the middle school youth mission trip (and almost catching the oven on fire in the newly renovated Justin youth building - long story).
During this time period, I have maybe stepped foot in the sanctuary three times? But I think that, under the circumstances, I am excused.
Not bad for a former "Christmas-and-Easter-only" Catholic with a deep-seated skepticism about organized religion? If, twelve years ago, you would have told me that I would have first-name privileges with the senior staff of a Protestant church, OF WHICH I WAS A MEMBER, I would have laughed. Or checked you for a fever.
Me as a church lady. Isn't that special.