Sunday, January 25, 2009

Sunday Irreverence

Last week my fabulous mother-in-law was in town and brought Laurel to Relief Society. Cristie sat in a row with another woman who was assigned a scripture to read at an appointed time during the lesson. In the middle of reading the scripture, Laurel walks over to her and lifts her (the adult woman's) knee-length circle skirt straight up in the air. The sister thankfully responded by laughing. As only a few people could see what happened, I'm sure the rest of the RS couldn't figure out why someone would start chortling at such an inapproriate time. I wish I had been there to see it. Laurel always has a few tricks up her sleeve on Sunday.

Saturday, January 24, 2009


Okay, so am I the only twenty-something that isn't on Facebook? I've been resisting. I am so busy, and have been busily winnowing my list of "things that are nice to do but not necessary" so that I can focus on Young Women stuff, and Facebook just strikes me as very nice but not something I want to add to my list of "must be maintained". (Heck, I'm barely succeeding with my blog.) But....last night I remarked to my husband that I hadn't talked to my oldest friend in weeks, and that I really wanted to, but just hadn't been able to find the time. To which my husband remarked, "Oh, Jana? She's sick and headed to the doctor." My response "How in the world do you know what is going on with Jana?" Well, Luke was updating his Facebook page, and she's a friend of his on there, so he knows. What is up with that? Seriously.
And then we had Stake Training today, and all the YW leaders are having a brainstorming session, and one of the sisters from another ward comments that having a Facebook page is a great way to keep in touch with their girls, and to especially keep an eye on those that are less frequently attending church.
Agh. I cannot decide whether this is postive or negative peer pressure!!!!

Happy New Year (hey, it's still January, right?)

So this week I made a resolution to take control of my life again. December was absolutely nuts - I got way too stressed about a welfare assignment I was working on for our church congregation, became completely disoriented by being called as the Young Women president, then my mind when spinning off in a billion different directions talking about some life/career changes with my fabulous spouse. Christmas found me flat on my back for almost a week with the flu...My energy bounced back just in time for two wonderfully diverting and gluttonous weeks with houseguests. But man, I have been so frustrated because I felt that I've been reacting to situations instead of affecting actual change.

Bah! Enough of that. I vow to be as effective as this new administration hopes to be. However, I know I'm going to fall off the wagon - one cannot live up to one's ideals all the time - but instead of berating myself for failing, I'm going to recognize that I can easily hop back on track right away.

Sunday, January 04, 2009

Drawing with Dad

A few weeks ago Laurel began to draw! She loves to scribble, and her favorite place to do so is from Dad's lap. Looks like the child of two lefties just might be a righty - her hand of choice for drawing and eating with a utensil.