Here's my routine: When I'm not teaching, I'm writing. When I'm not writing, I'm teaching. It's Spring Break, so I'm writing. I did have a day off to go to the Dallas Zoo with Kennedy and April. I also watched A FISH CALLED WANDA (wonderful movie). I was hoping to take today and rest a little bit, maybe play computer chess? However, I'm still not quite done with my big project for this week. Another hour, and I should be finished. Right now, I'm procrastinating by blogging.
This week, I've been working on the message for my friend's wedding. Wim and Brenda are getting married on Saturday, and this will be the fourth wedding I've officiated. I love weddings, but officiating them can be tricky. Every single word needs to be perfect. It's just 1,600 words -- and I've scrutinized it into the ground. I have notes such as:
"Sweeten up this opening section. Don’t make it sounds like it's coming from a divorced man." "Need a better transition here." "Don't use the word 'die'." "Word repetition. Something besides 'change'." And so on.
Once everything is finished, I'll read through it about ten times -- and then write everything into a smaller notebook. Then, it's just a matter of wearing a suit and reading my script.
The hope is that my words can be a gift to my friend and his wife-to-be. It's an opportunity to be part of a significant moment in their relationship. I'm honored, and I don't take this stuff lightly. Okay, time to stop procrastinating. Go team.