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Archive for November 18th, 2013

All around awesome day. Work was fine, Rachel came in early so I could get to Kaede’s concert on time and if it wasn’t for Macayla’s ironing the very wrinkled concert outfit and every other little thing that went right I’d have not gotten her there by call time.

There were a few technical difficulties like running out of memory and spending all of Edelweiss deleting unnecessary thinks like a mad woman — one of my favorite songs too. 
Song of Gratitude (I think, program is still in the car). Kaede is directly behind the cue poster. You can occasionally see her legs (black tights)

Then Hometown and Edelweiss which were lost due to technical difficulties.  76 Trombones you get glimpses of her on this one.

I Am The Earth
Then Thanksgiving rounds. You can see Kaede in this one!
We finished the evening with dinner at The Little Brick House with Becky and Monica and loads of laughter and fun. 

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Sunday Musings

It’s been a quiet Sunday around here, thought about going for a thinking walk but the cold kept me inside.  

Middle/end of October I posted a quote from Jeffrey R. Holland and discussed my mixed emotions. For this weekend and hopefully days to come my perspective has changed. 
For now hard things feel productive and like I’m going somewhere instead of the quick sand I was in where regardless of what I did I felt like I was sinking further and the best plan was to do nothing. 
What changed? I can’t tell you for certain but I did start listening to my body more. Hello shingles, do you think I need to look at stress management?  I did to. I was honest and open with people close to me. Not in a just listen but don’t do anything kind of way but looking for advice and support. I knew harder was just ahead and might need someone to pull me up.  I was given a challenge and accepted it (previously referred to as my mountain and it will be later on too). Then following the bishop’s wise counsel I looked for a way to serve.  Yes between being Mom and an RN most of my time is spent doing things for other people and I’m grateful. Going to work and taking care of others often helps me temporarily set aside my concerns, giving me some breathing room and rest. This service needed to be different, not a have to or a because everyone else is and definitely not something so pressing that I stress more about it. I wanted to get the girls in on it too and have it be something they could get excited about. 
We’ve “adopted” some missionaries.  The girls are excited and at Thanksgiving we’re (everyone going to Gary’s) going to put packages together for them. I don’t think they will arrive before Christmas but I want this to be a new Thanksgiving tradition. 
I don’t think one thing changed, I think a bunch of small things have. I am so grateful for those changes. 

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