Sunday, November 26, 2006


Today I was waiting around for church to start in front of one of my boys´homes when his mom came out and was standing in the doorway (a step up from the ground where I was standing). I had my hair pulled back in a ponytail and she looks at me, laughs, and says "Amber, you have lice." I laughed back and said "No I don´t". "Look" she says and pulls a nasty louse out of my hair. Gross, Gross, Gross. I had to laugh. I mean it really is no suprise. Last night I had 17 lice ridden children spend the night and I crashed on the floor with them. Unfortunately it seems that these lovely creatures took up residence in my head long before yesterday so who knows how long they´ve been hanging out. Having the kids over isn´t a rare occurance so it could have happened at anytime day or night. So now I¨m at the mall buying stuff to rid my house of lice. Let me tell you how exciting that is.
Sleep overs are always exciting. I don´t have keys to the interior doors of my home so, of course, this morning not long after I got out of the shower, one of the kids locks my bedroom door and closes it. Wonderful. I put one of the teens out the other bedroom window into my neighbors yard to try and crawl through my bedroom window and open the door (the quick witted of you out there are now realizing this wasn´t the first time this has happened). Unfortunately, the girls that had slept in my room last night locked the window making it imposible to open, despite a valiant effort by Darwin (Pato) and scaring my poor neighbor out of her mind. We finally give up on that form of opening the door and try to pick the lock. Whilst we are in the kitchen looking for new and exciting ways to pick my bedroom door lock, one of the kids locks the other bedroom door, officially locking us out of both bathrooms and all three bedrooms. So it´s Sunday morning, I´m supposed to meet a teen for lunch before church, I have 17 kids in my house, my hair is soaking wet and frizzing by the second, and none of us can use the bathroom. It was a very exciting morning. I ended up calling a lock smith who picked both locks (and actually fixed one of the door knobs I thought I was going to have to replace) for a grand total of $20. I was impressed.
Other than that, today has been fairly uneventful :). Church was wonderful. We had 16 adults and about 20 kids. The congregation is starting to stabilize and be the same people each week which I find exciting. It`s really neat to watch this new congregation grow.
I have to laugh at the crazy things that come my way. Otherwise I might go insane. I love you guys. You are the best. Let me know how life is going in your world. Oh by the way, Thanksgiving was wonderful. I spent it with the White´s at Baxter and really enjoyed myself. Jeanne is a wonderful cook. I hope each of you had a wonderful holiday weekend as well. Love ya!