I'm so lax in my posting lately. I think of things I'd like to post about and then either forget them, or just never get around to it. So, I thought I'd throw in a quick random post of things I've been thinking about lately.
I really am not too crazy about my new work schedule. I'm all screwed up. I feel like I'm home less than I was before. My laundry is just piling up. How do women who work a 9-5 shift all the time do it? When do they get the housework done? I don't relish the thought of getting home at 6:00 and starting those things. bleh!
I feel so bad about our poor kitty, Shrek. We leave our garage door cracked a little, and our kitties really enjoy being outside. We have a doggie door at the garage entrance so they can pretty much come and go as they like. But if we didn't leave that dang garage door cracked, he wouldn't have gotten out and gotten himself hit by a car. I just feel so sad when I think about his last moments, all alone and suffering. Poor sweet innocent boy.
I loved this--at work today this cute little girl was holding a stuffed toy and asked her daddy if she could please have it. His response was a very kind "no honey." To which she responded. "What else can I have instead?" Dad's response? "You can have a kiss!" Mom came along right after and reinforced it. She said, "I'll give you a kiss." ---How awesome!! I'm going to have to try that sometime. Obviously they use this maneuver frequently. The little girl didn't throw a fit or anything, just moved on. What great parenting. I was really impressed.
We had a really great Stake conference last Sunday. I love Stake conference, because I always leave my kids at home. Jon doesn't go, and it is such a pain to get the kids to sit through two hours of speakers. So I just leave them with Jon, and I actually get to get my cup filled. I know, I really do need to have the kids go with me. I usually have some guilt about it. How are they ever gonna' learn if they don't go? I'm just selfish I guess.
Anyway, our Patriarch was relegated(?) to non-functioning status. Patriarch May is the one who gave me my blessing, and then he came to the Temple when I received my endowment . He's been called to serve in the Temple, I didn't catch in what capacity. But I was so happy to be able to be there Sunday and hear him say a few words. There's a special place in my heart for him.
The rest of the meeting was also very wonderful. Just a lot of really great messages, and the choir did a gorgeous rendition of "Come thou Fount of Every Blessing"--I think I was weeping through most of the meeting.
Overheard at Stake Conference:
Husband: "Why didn't you follow me?"
Wife: "Because I didn't know where you were going!"
They were right behind me. I had to giggle at the exchange, but as I sat there and thought about it, I realized that it's so important to exercise a little faith in this life. Even when we don't know where the Lord is directing us, we still need to follow.
I was hoping to post everyday this month with something I'm grateful for. I just keep forgetting to do it. I'll have to do a make-up post soon. Maybe Thanksgiving day.
I've been spending WAY too much time on Facebook lately. I didn't think I'd ever hear myself say that!! But I've been playing those darned Farm games, oh and Fashionista!! Like I have time to spend playing Facebook games.
I'm grateful for my wonderful neighbor, who babysits for me. She's a sweet grandmotherly type and my kids adore her. How did I get so lucky?