Sunday, March 9, 2008


So, I woke up feeling refreshed this morning and early enough not to have to rush to get to church. I always arrive about 30 minutes before Sunday School, because as the Preschool Director, I want to get sheets on the beds and doors opened, lights turned on, and music playing. I like for their "church" to be a welcoming and happy place to come to. Sometimes I even tie helium balloons outside to make them smile. I also have a very big problem with a child arriving before his teacher. Every child deserves to be greeted at eye level, by someone he knows and trusts. We have 7different age groups on Sunday mornings going through kindergarten.
Anyway, I got ready this morning and had plenty of time to sit down and thumb through the paper, which I did. Then I left, and decided since I was still so early, I had time to stop by K-Mart on the way and pick up the snacks we would need for the next month. Found a beautiful Easter basket, and some grass, and some pretty eggs, so I got those to put on the welcoming table in the foyer, where the children enter. I could not find a "real" looking rabbit, though. So, decided I would get that later. Started on to church, and passed by Rite_Aid Drug Store. They may have a rabbit that looks I'll just run in there and's only 3 blocks from church and I have plenty of time. Nope, none there, I could go across the street and try the Family Dollar..but, no it's getting close to the time I want to be at will have to wait.


Here I am, pulling up at church and someone is in my parking place, there's usually only 1 other car there before me...but...there are NO parking places by the Preschool Building. They must have had a Men's breakfast this morning and they all parked over here because it is close to the kitchen. I gathered all my bags of food and goodies and baskets...and go in. Who turned the lights on? Why do I hear voices? Why did all these children come so early today?-------------------------
IT TAKE ME A LITTLE TIME TO FIGURE THINGS OUT SOMETIMES....BUT, GIVEN ENOUGH CLUES I WILL EVENTUALLY GET IT!!!! And I felt so dumb!!!!!! Thankfully, the teachers just jumped in and carried on.....wondering where in the world Tonja was and why she didn't call someone??? Now, I know why Tara called me at 7:00 this morning to tell me she and Will could not be was 8:00!! My secretary also was not there...I haven't heard from him...he's probably hiding his face and thinking I am going to fuss. :) Oh, well, apologies all around...plenty of laughs... a good day to be in the Lord's House...whenever you get there!


Dianne said...

That's funny, Tonja...nothing like that sinking feeling, is there? I did that once regarding Children's choir. I got home from work early, changed clothes and laid down for few minutes, promptly falling asleep evidently. When I woke up it was 6:30...and Children's choir started at 6:00! Luckily, I lived just across the street at the time, so I hopped up and ran out the door, but boy was I apologizing! :-)

jsummerlin said...

I love your blog Mrs. Tonja! I need some tips from the "queen" on my blog of John Davis! Visit

Lynne said...


Jennifer said...

That is great! Too funny.

Musicaljean said...

Great story, Tonja! I reminded Kat last night, because I didn't want her to miss her flight, but I guess I should have reminded you!! Isn't it cool, though, to see other people pick up and take over?

justabeachkat said...

Oh, I knew where you were going by your post title! Well, at least you laughed it off and everyone took care of things.

Since we were flying out this morning, I was afraid we would miss our flight if we forgot about the time change. You would not believe how many people e-mailed me to remind me since they knew we had a flight the first morning. So nice to have caring friends.


NotJustLaura said...

I'm so glad I'm not the only one who does stuff like this!

RealEstateGirl said...

It's great to have a good team of people who just step in and take care of things isn't it?!

Oh well--at least you got some shopping done! Alls well that ends well!

Profbaugh said...

Okay, I'm still grinning at this (only because it's happened to me in the past). Luckily you have a wonderful support system.