I'm writing and trying to control my temper because TypePad just lost another post. They said this has to do with my cookies. For almost six years now, it's never had to do with my cookies. Why now? Grrrrr?! So, once more, I'm retyping the rambling of our weekend happenings...
CHOICE: This happens to be the rainiest morning so far this spring. It also happens to be the biggest day of the school year for the fifth graders. It's their big Swim Day at the Aquatic Center, which is a ginormous outdoor pool in Logan. However, today, it's closed. It's 39 degrees out. It's snowing over the mountains. It's pouring the rain on the valley floor.
Last night, we could see that this was going to be the case. Gracie was in tears. I tried to console her with the fact that they'd probably just have class parties today and watch movies. She was so sad because most of her best friends are not in her class. And so. I did something that I never thought would come to pass. I told her that if they didn't get to go swimming, I'd pick her up from school and take her to lunch and a matinee. This morning, with the weather, they ended up going to the High School pool, but it's much smaller. They ended up spliting the fifth grade and her class went this morning for two hours of swimming and her friends all are going this afternoon.
So, at 9:15, I was surprised to hear her little voice on the other end of the phone asking me to come and get her. I tried to convince her to go but, they'd already left. So, I guess Gracie and I are going to the movies this afternoon. I'm not sure if I did the right thing in making the offer, but I really thought she'd choose to stay and play in her class. So, I'll be keeping my word and taking her on an all-day date. Hmmm. So sad for all the kids to have their biggest reward of the year be a let-down. Maybe they should plan something besides swimming because Cache Valley, Utah weather in May can never be counted on!
LOST: LOVED LOVED LOVED the ending. The finale was the best episode out of all six years because it made so much sense. I've never been a die-hard LOST fan. I got frustrated in the second season and quit, promising Carol to watch it all at once in DVD and then the last season, which is what I did. Now, I wouldn't mind watching it all over again, knowing that the end is the end. LOved it! Cried through it! LOVED IT! And we won't even talk about the food that we put together for the gathering.
HAIR: I cut my hair. Lots of layers. Five inches off the bottom. Mucho differento. Doug didn't notice for two days. I finally told him last night. He apologized for not noticing. He'd even told me that I looked beautiful twice but still didn't notice. I still tease him about the time they delivered the sofa and he walked through the living room all night long without noticing until he was turning off the lights for bed. Very funny. He's the perfect man for me but he's not very observant! (And yes, I'll post a picture soon.)
POTTY: Oh, how I appreciate my own bathroom! The toilet is still in the bathtub and the floor is now dry and ready for Buddy to come over and do the tilework! I think he's coming tomorrow. I don't mind so much in the daytime but seriously, I miss my bathroom! Can't wait for the job to be completed. I think I'll paint tonight because I can!
CHURCH: They sustained all of the new Presidencies yesterday at church. I knew very few of the ladies who were called into our Primary and Young Womens. I absolutely adore our new Relief Society President, who I've actually written about many times. Cheryl Downs was called again to serve as our president. Cheryl was the president several years ago when her daughter, Heather, was diagnosed with breast cancer and sadly passed away. Cheryl was released from Relief Society to take care of her daughter, Heather. I'd always felt that this was a heartbreak for the women in our ward because she is amazing and wonderful. So, when I heard her name yesterday, I was thrilled that she will get to finish the calling that she was not able to before. We will all benefit from her wisdom and kindness and spirit. I couldn't be happier! It felt so perfect.
Another thing that I noticed about our ward yesterday, when we actually met for the first time in Relief Society, is that we have a much more mature ward now. There are a lot of seniors in the ward. We'll be blessed to learn from even more of the wiser sisters in the ward. I'm excited for this change and things finally will begin moving forward in a recognizable pace. We'll start to feel "normal" again. It's always amazing to me to see the gospel in action and the organization of the church working. I love it!
Well, my daughter is ready for an "all-day date". Have a wonderful Monday, even if it's raining! (Or snowing, as it is in Salt Lake City right now!)
Life is the sum of all your choices.