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Thursday, March 20, 2008

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Johnny writes in his journal prior to going to church, for the dress rehearsal of the Cantata, which will be taking place over the next three days. As expected, he's nervous.

Thursday, March 20, 2008, 2:44 p.m., D.S.T., Nashville, TN~

Dear Journal~

Johnny here. How's things? Hope all is well; I'm doing okay, but I am nervous as all get-out.  Today is our dress rehearsal for our Easter Cantata at church; tomorrow, Saturday, and Sunday are our performances. 

Although I don't have any speaking (or singing) parts in the play, I do play an important role:  I get to do all the sign language, so the deaf members of our congregation can follow along with what's going on during the Cantata.

I hope I don't mess up--sign the wrong thing.  I've done that before.  One time I went to sign "to be", and instead I signed...well, let's just say I accidentally signed a bad word (rhymes with "itch" or "witch").  I thought Pastor Bilkey was going to have a stroke.  He got really annoyed, and all I wanted to do was crawl out of the sanctuary--and under the church!!

I was so mortified!!

The weather here is sunny, now that the rains of yesterday have moved on out.  Really pretty weather; supposed to be nice all weekend until Monday or Tuesday, when the next rain event will move in from the west.  Hopefully there won't be any svr wx! 

The flowers are out in all their glory; and the trees are budding out fast.  Everything is greening up, and the animals are out, frolicking around, chasing each other, with love on their minds.  Guess springtime has that kind of effect on animals--not to mention, people. 

I don't have any girls chasing me, but lately at school, Mia Applebaum has been showing interest in me.  She's okay, but not really popular.  She's more of a nerdy type: computer geek, smart with numbers, words, figuring things out.  She's not too bad.  At least she doesn't act all goofy about it; she just leaves me notes or waves to me during class.

I'm trying not to act interested, but it's hard not to see her scopin' me out or hearing her silly giggle as she looks at me. If anything, it's kinda' embarrassing!

As you know, we're on holiday break from school.  We've been off since Monday (St. Patrick's Day), and we go back on Tuesday.  Only two more days, and then we go back. Boo!!  I've been kinda' enjoying this break from homework or listening to another boring lecture!  If I hear one more boring lecture from Mr. Grumpface, I think I'll eat my shorts!! LOL

Not much is new here other than practicing for our Cantata, and today is our dress rehearsal before the first performance (tomorrow afternoon).  Then we have two on Saturday and two on Sunday, and then the Cantata's history.  Hopefully all will go well without incident; hopefully Mack won't show his underwear like he did last year as he was "ascending" into "Heaven"! That still makes me laugh every time I think of it! LOL

After church on Sunday, we will go out to eat at Golden Corral; then we will go to the park for the day, enjoy each other, let the kids look for Easter eggs while the older ones play frisbee, baseball, or just chill out, and let our bellies flop around as we recuperate from our lunch.  Sounds like a wonderful plan of action!

On Monday, the day before we go back to school, maman and daddy are taking us kids to the Nashville Zoo; we'll also have a picnic.  I am looking forward to that; there are some baby cheetahs who will be making their first public appearance, and word has it that they are very cute.  I am looking forward to seeing the new baby cheetahs; I love cheetahs!

Well, I am going to go now; we have to leave in less than a half hour.  Wish me luck; I'm really getting scared!! YIKES!

Until I write again, happy Easter, and may you celebrate the Risen Saviour!

~Love, your pal, Johnathon. :)



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Reviewed by Mary Grace Patterson 3/23/2008
I enjoyed Johnnys ramblings. Hope all went well at his church . Hope you and Karla have a nice Easter>.....M
Reviewed by Tinka Boukes 3/22/2008
ANother excellent write Karen!!

Lov etinka
Reviewed by Georg Mateos 3/21/2008
OK johnny, from man to man, them girls aren't chasing me either...
Am crossing all the free fingers I can for good-luck to you.

Reviewed by Rose Rideout 3/21/2008
An excellent write and I hope Johnny does great at his rehearsal and that things blossom between him and Mia. Thank you for sharing and Happy Easter.
Newfie Hugs are on the way, Rose
Reviewed by Randall Barfield 3/20/2008
Svr wx? What in the world? Johnny sounds genuine and I hope the romance blossoms. You know, that first one...
Reviewed by Michelle Kidwell Power In The Pen 3/20/2008
I am glad to see Johnny is getting ready for his big perfomance, having taken sign language myself, I know how easy it can be to slip up on some of the signs, but it is beautiful, sigh language and this write
God Bless
Reviewed by E T Waldron 3/20/2008
What a wonderful write Karen! You remind me of when we had Easter Cantata's in church that I took part in! Johnny having to do sign language a nice touch.;-) You have become such a fine writer!

Wishing you, and Karla a Blessed and Happy Easter!
Reviewed by Cryssa C 3/20/2008
I can relate to signing the wrong words... a friend taught my two 11 year old girls the sign language for Silent Night and they signed it while the church choir sang it at Christmas... Only problem was she had accidentally taught them the wrong sign! So... Silent Night became Silent Day... hee, hee, hee...
Better luck to Johnny! :~)
Reviewed by Karla Dorman, The StormSpinner 3/20/2008

An excellent write, very well penned - Happy Easter to the Sandusky clan!

(((HUGS))) and love, Karla.

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