Oh my word, it feels like a year since I've blogged. My computer is happy, I am happy and Doug is very happy because the Best Buy Geeks spent quite a bit of time helping me get things all taken care of! YAY!
I've decided that I'm going to start blogging in the evenings again. At least until summer. Right now, everyone's in bed by 8:30 and I've got the nighttime to myself. My mornings are just too rushed lately, trying to get the morning chores done and then be off to lunch. So. For now... I'll blog at midnight!
Since I've been "gone" for the past five days, this evening, I'm going to do a little catch-up blogging and call it a night!
- The kids are home from school. It's still sub-zero temps every day and there's not much to do these days so we're going to do some shopping! Grace is thrilled!
- Lance Armstrong interview... my opinion... I was one of those people who believed in him until just recently. I am greatly disappointed in the truth of the matter. I watched the interview. I was happy that he admitted his guilt. I was heartbroken to hear him tell the story about facing his son with the details. BUT. I think that he owes the world an apology, his sponsors and all those he slandered, yes. But, I also think that he's doing it. I don't think it's my place to decide if he is humble enough, repentant enough, sorrowful enough...That's not my business or my place. Let the man rectify his wrongs to the best of his abilities and leave him alone. If he chooses not to, it's still his business, and the whole world is watching. Glad I'm not his judge.
- I'm feeling a need to tablescape! Time for the Valentine scape to go up this week!
- Still haven't seen Lincoln.
- The new bishopric has begun big changes in the ward. The Primary Presidency was reorganized this week, leaving a vacancy in the Young Women's Presidency, which, when filled will mostlikely leave another opening someplace else. Most LDS organization leadership callings last about three years. The new ward was organized three years ago in May, so it's almost time. This kind of shake-up is always fun and exciting for the ward. I love change! Love it! However, I'm dying at the thought of losing the amazing ladies who've been leaders for our young women. ZJ is just entering the program and I'd love to see them stay for six more years. Grace is already crying at the thought. Doug always says, "If it ain't broke, don't fix it." HOWEVER. These women have been dedicated enough that they deserve the change! Therefore...with sadness and gratitude, I will be more than supportive of the new leadership. I love teaching my Sunday School class and am planning on staying right there for the last 28 lessons! Can I just mention that we had one amazing Sabbath Day! Our meetings were awesome! I love being a member of and serving in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints! Just sayin!
- Zaylee had a sleepover with ZJ tonight. She is ZJ's little shadow. It's so good to have her near! Her hair is a serious nightmare. I spent almost two hours trying to get the dredlocks out of it. She doesn't like anyone touching it because she'd tender headed, so it's a mess. Grammie doesn't take no for an answer. But, two hours later, it's still sad. I'm afraid she's going to have to have it all cut off and start over. Sadness.
- My brother is really supposed to be leaving this week. We'll see what happens. It's sad that he had to react to Dad's visit so. We had made such wonderful progress in our relationship. We'll be sad to see him go with things as they have been since Thanksgiving.
- I knitted my first infinity scarf last week. Have I mentioned that I love knitting!?
- ZJ's birthday is 8 weeks from yesterday and she can do nothing but tell me what she's found on KSL.com for birthday ideas. Everything from a golfcart to hottubs. She's become quite entertaining to visit with. If we are talking about anything, she says, "Oh, there's one on KSL.com classified for $650. The people just don't use it anymore and want to get rid of it." It makes us laugh very hard.
- Liza and I are working together on our Young Womans Personal Progress Program. We had a marvelous conversation about faith after church. She's challenged me to do this with her and my girls. It's something that we will all benefit from! Loving it!
- Doug's mom and her husband are coming for dinner and family home evening. I love Doug's mom.
- Carol, Madi and I went to Olive Garden on Saturday afternoon and had the best server ever! He brought us two diet cokes each at a time, full of ice, just like we like them. Then, he brought out a bowl of lemons and limes. Num. After a few rounds, he brought out a plate of sliced peaches. He said that his grandmother drinks peach slices in her Diet Coke. Never heard of it, but happily tried it. WOW!!! A new happy thought! Now, the only other thought about this was...WHY did we remind him of his grandmother???
- A busy week ahead. Life is good!