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