Thursday, May 29, 2008


Yesterday I took a half day!!! I left work at one, went home, and Kurt and I ran some errands before our appointment at three. (more on that later) We ran to Harbor Freight, the Fox Cities Visitor Center, Steins, and Menard's. We were walking through Menard's when my cell phone rings. It's Mrs. Swanson at Taft Elementary. 'Maysun fell at recess and has a cut in her chin, I think she might need stitches!' (my dear lord...those are some powerful words when you're not expecting them) So not only are we running late for our appointment with PASTOR HOLTE, but now I have to make like 16 thousand phone calls; grandma Joan-can you pick her up?, Janelle-you don't need to pick her up!, Amy-Maysun fell at school does Theda care have a immediate care?, Theda care pediatrics-can you get her in today? no! can anybody? no! what? emergency room? is there a cheaper option? what do you mean no one can sew at the Dr. office? aren't they doctors? (idiots), Mrs. Swanson- grandma Joan is coming to get her now. please pull her out of class!, grandma Joan calls me back- she doesn't need stitches! that lady at the school office is an idiot!, Pastor Holte- we are running late. we'll be there shortly!

WHEW!!! So we arrived at church at 3:07. We had to meet with Pastor Holte to start our pre-marital stuff. So we sat down and talked with him for a little while. Then he placed us in the church library to do our 'scan tron' style compatibility test. Only, we get to take the 'special' version. The test that they give to people who are divorced or already have children. Interesting stuff. We had to be as honest as we could on these tests. It's kind of difficult when your only reactions to these statements in this booklet are; strongly disagree, disagree, undecided, agree or strongly agree. Leaves some grey areas. But I guess that's what the test is designed to do. So we are sitting in the library and we are not allowed to talk to each other. And I'm giggling because I find humor in just about everything. So Kurt starts asking me which questions I'm giggling at. (well, it's not like we were cheating) The last ten questions were all about your feelings toward your family during your teenage years. Strange. My family is messed up. We didn't do squat together. How did I end up semi-normal?
So when all is said and done and we leave, Kurt and I have decided on our own which areas that we need work on. Our biggest ones seem to be combining our budgets and becoming more spiritual as a couple. Which we already knew these things. This is nothing new to us. We've been talking about working on these things since forever... But with the help of Pastor Holte, we can find a way to fit this into our every day living. What an interesting process. I'm interested to see what else the test has to say!!!


LutherLiz said...

I actually kind of liked Prepare. It was interesting to look at that stuff. I wish we still had ours or could take it again and see what we need to work on 5 years in now.

I'm glad things are coming together so well. I've put in my time off for the wedding and am going to come through Neenah for the shower next weekend! I can't wait to see everyone!

Katie Rosenthal-Mayer said...

I had heard a rumor that you were coming next weekend! I'm so excited to see you!!! What time are you heading over to the Stowe's? I'll be there for 11 and probably stay an hour or so.

You know, pastor holte told us that couples can come back down the road and retake the prepare test so they can see what they need to work on or how they have improved. I'm sure it would only be another processing fee of $35.00 by the way, did you know that they get sent off to be 'graded' in minneapolis?