Tuesday, January 17, 2012
Tuesday Morning Trivia
If you remember, we joined a new small group last fall when our church did the Not a Fan study. We hosted a small group here; you may remember that I was concerned about the leader chosen for our small group was the husband of a former BFF. My fears about being in a group with her were unfounded, but the group never seemed to “take off”. We lost 4 members after the first week (the meeting time didn’t work). Our leader preferred not to meet whenever we weren’t all able to make the meeting, so as you can imagine, that led to a lot of missed meetings. It didn’t take long before we just weren’t meeting … I thought that perhaps once we got past Christmas, we’d resume meeting. The two Thursdays after Christmas, we sat here waiting … and no one showed … no one bothered to let us know that they were not coming. So after some discussion we are disbanding our group. Thankfully, another group is continuing to meet and had asked us a month or so ago to join their group; we are now free to join this group. I have been unhappy with our church for some time … in our desire to grow and reach out to newcomers/new believers, we seem to have forgotten the long-time members. I regularly expressed my desire for small groups for those in their 50’s-60’s, offering to host a group. Groups were established for the younger adults … nothing for us older folk. I pray that this group we’ll be joining will provide the fellowship and opportunity for growth that I’ve been missing.
After balmy temperatures yesterday (the high was 68!), we are having a return to winter today. A major storm moved through the area overnight, and temperatures are plummeting today. Maybe I should have stayed with my dad a little longer. ha!
I was able to get some more hand quilting done last night. The hand quilting is my favorite part of quilting.
Our dog “goes under the knife” tomorrow. Right before Christmas, we noticed a small open sore on the side of her neck. We couldn’t figure how she could have hurt herself, but we had the vet take a look at it. Turns out it was a small tumor … the vet cleaned it up and we all hoped that it would “heal” up on its own. Unfortunately it didn’t and has gotten a little bigger, so a couple of weeks ago we scheduled surgery to remove it.