Tuesday, September 28, 2010

A Spoonful of Sugar & Weekend Report

Some days I really feel like I need something sweet to deal with the nasty medicine that comes my way.  Bring on the homemade ice cream and peach pie!  Nooooo, that is not quite what I mean although a little bit of comfort food doesn’t hurt – just not everyday which is what I need.

I have another co-worker quitting church employment for greener pastures- which means a lot more work for me.  We have new financial software that doesn’t work-which means a lot more work for me, I am now down 4 staff in primary that need to be replaced-nursery, 2 activity days leaders, and a chorister.  Any volunteers? 

I know that doesn’t seem so bad, and yes I will make it through, but, it seems like this kind of thing doesn’t stop happening.  It seems like we barely get caught up and then somebody else is leaving, or there are problems with the software that need to be fixed and always changes in ward callings.  One thing that is constant is change.  It makes me tired.

Actually – I have a lot of spoonfuls of sugar that help me deal with the hard times.  I am so looking forward to general conference this weekend – should be a spiritual refill.  It always flies by, but so worth it.  My husband and my doggie always help me get through the tough times, as do my family and friends.

I am loving this fall/summer weather.  It means more time to wear my shorts and it means more garden produce.    I love the fresh fruit and the tomatoes, peppers, cucumbers, beans, corn etc. The forecast is for more 90 degree weather. 

The football game on Saturday was a blowout.  56 to 3  I actually felt sorry for those San Jose players – they took a beating!  It was still fun to go hang out at the stadium and enjoy the fall weather.  In case you were wondering – no treats.  Gotta be good.  Yes...I did miss the RS Broadcast, but caught it the next day.  Loved the talks.

The primary program went off without a hitch – short of two of the kids not showing up (they didn’t have big parts).  The stake approached me afterward and told me that we were the model of a perfect program.  Yikes!  Don’t put me on that pedestal – too much pressure!  I think my favorite part was during one of the talks when one of the kids was trying to explain how Jesus is our Savior.  He said “God doesn’t want dirty people living in his house”  I loved it.  From the mouths of babes!

Ralph made several quarts of dill pickles – should be ready for Thanksgiving.  He also made a sweet spicy pickle.  Kind of like a bread and butter, but with a little “hot”.  I can’t wait to try them. 

My stamp club activity on Saturday went well – two of the gals had to leave early to make it to other scheduled events and one wasn’t able to make it, but I think it was enjoyed by all.  The projects were cased from my fellow stampers.   Somdays there is just no need to reinvent the wheel.

Friends never fade by Wendybell
Stamps – Friends never fade, fabulous phrases
Ink – More mustard, Cajun craze, old olive,
Paper – Very Vanilla, Cajun Craze, Early Espresso
Accessories – 1 3/8 square punch, small oval, more mustard ¼ grosgrain ribbon, dimensionals

Be Yourself – (idea taken from a sample at convention)
Stamps – Extreme elements, Smarty Pants, skateboarder
Ink – Garden green, stazon black, not quite navy, river rock, so saffron,
Paper – Not quite navy, garden green, basic black, whisper white
Accessories – star punch, antique brads,

Halloween Candy Wrappers – ideas all over the place
Stamps – Wicked Cool, All Holidays
Ink – Stazon Black
Paper – Pumpkin Pie, Old Olive, Spooky DSP, Daffodil Delight
Accessories - black lace, large oval punch, scalloped oval punch, bitty bat punch, smooch accent ink, 1¼ in Circle punch


marlene said...

I wish I was in your ward I have been trying to get in the primary ! you would let me work with the kids!

Pickles and thanksgiving make me smile I will be there

hope this week goes smoother for you though I do like the long posts. love the candy wrappers, great Ideas for me

Wendybell said...

Things can only get better, right??? (It just sounds like your ward is sooo lucky to have you!!)

And those card samples!!! Faboooo!!! :)