Today, my mom was telling me about this remarkable flower that she read about in the paper. This flower is called a Moon Flower. During the day, apparently this plant looks like it is dead and the leaves are all droopy...not a pretty sight. However, at night this plant perks up and the bloom(s) will open up. By morning, it is dead. The plant will bloom in this manner every couple of evenings. I told mom she should see if they can get some seeds or a plant or two for their garden.
I did a Google search on Moon Flower, and found out that it is a white flower (related to the morning glory) and it pollinated by moths, which are attratected to it's white colouring.
It reminded me once more of how amazing and creativeGod is, and that He is the one who created this unique flower to be the way that it is.
In other news, I received back confirmation today for my courses for this next school year. There was only once classed that I couldn't get into, due to it being filled already. That class was The Church in Scripture and Society. I don't mind thought. Advanced Hebrew is also a go (so I will have to brush up and review what I learned last year). I was able to get into the Fundamentals of Drawing class that I really want to take. I had signed up for it last year, but unfortunately the prof had had a heart attack a couple of weeks before school started. My only problem with taking the drawing course is that it is to be on Wednesday evenings from 6:45 to 9:30 (it's a one class a week deal).
Normally on Wednesday evenings I help out with the mid week kids program at church. I have been doing that for about 4 years now. I emailed the head leader of the program (will talk to her in person on Sunday) to let her know my predicament. I know she'll understand, but I feel really bad because they are having a hard time finding leaders for the program (please pray for this). I told her that I would still be able to help from January til the end (in April or May). I also said that if the class was cancelled for whatever reason I would still help out. I also feel that I need a little break from this, and this might be the opportunity for it.
I have the book and accessory package from last year, so I won't have to buy it again. This is something I've wanted to do for so long. Actually, I had bought the book that is used (Drawing On the Right Side of the Brain) a few years ago when I was taking painting lessons. The man that was teaching me painting had recommened it to me so that I could learn to draw, which would help with my painting (usually in many cases you need to sketch something first before painting it). Now, I could try it on my own but I need the accountablility and responsibility of a classroom setting for something like this...especially to make sure I'm doing things right. I'm not a naturally gifted artsy sort of person. I like it and would love to be an artist, but I need lessons for it.
I also figure it might help me since I want to be a teacher (and felt the Lord calling me to do this), and if I have to teach art (elementary school), I thought at least knowing how to draw would be a benefit for that as well. I know the education students take a class on teaching art to the kids, so this could play into that.
Well, this will be all for now. Don't want to bore everyone to tears!