September 29, 2015

Sundays are NOT Restful

On Sunday, I woke up at 5:15am. On purpose. I was originally going to set my alarm to 4:30, but I said to myself, NAH. You can totally have all the things done if you sleep that extra 45 minutes.

My self was a big, fat liar.

In a nutshell, I had to make breakfast, lunch, and dinner, and make sure that everyone was dressed for church and ready to go by 8am. In theory, it should have been plenty of time. But it wasn't.

We left 20 minutes later than planned, and I had to finish my hair and make-up in the car.

Why? Because we were invited to speak in church up in PeƱasco, New Mexico at 10am. And it's a good hour and a half away.

Meanwhile, that morning, I was going to print out the kids talks... You know, because they were also speaking, and had written them on the computer. Except the computer decided to restart and install a bunch of updates, and I was like, "No big deal, they can write something in the car! We have plenty of time!"

Except I forgot to have them write their stuff. I forgot until we pulled IN TO the parking lot, 15 minutes before church was to start.

Luckily, I have super amazing skills, and I wrote three, three minute talks, in the parking lot. Because I'm a winner.

Immediately after sacrament meeting, we hightailed it outta there, because we had our primary program, which all four of the kids were in (for the last time! Thaddeus will be 12 next year and in Young Men's) and I was the pianist for.

So we got back on the road, and busted out our gourmet picnic lunch of peanut butter and jelly sandwiches, with a side of orange slices and pretzels. Also packed: water bottles, baby wipes, napkins, and floss. Because I plan ahead and don't enjoy people with sticky fingers and crap in their teeth.

I was also subbing as the ward organist that day, which means not only did we need to be to church on time, we needed to be EARLY, so I could play prelude music. You know, invite the spirit and all that.

By the way, I am NOT trained to play the organ, and I had no idea what to do with the pedals. But when I looked down, I realized the pedals were the same as the keyboard, and I kinda figured it out. However, it would take LOTS of practice for me to be able to play without staring at my feet. No matter though, because I received lots of compliments about how well I played, and I just smiled and said thank you. Because confidence is a key element in tricking people. Have you ever seen a cowardly con artist? NO. YOU HAVE NOT.

At any rate, by the time we got home at 4:30 in the afternoon, I was SO, SO GLAD that I had put dinner in the crockpot before we left, and so was every one else.

I'm just glad that the primary program is OVER, and that this weekend is general conference. I fully intend to go bra-less all weekend. (Don't judge. You know you'd do it too.)

September 26, 2015

Do Not Sit

I was a little sick on today. You know, there has got to be a better word than "sick", because it's not like I was running a fever and all that, I was just a little bit off. And everything would have been just fine, except that I sat down for a minute, and the next thing I know, it's four hours later. Apparently, my body needed some rest. Then, I got up, and started to do some housework. And eventually I went in my room to fold the laundry. Now, I like to turn on the tv, while I sit on my bed and fold laundry. Sitting down was, again, a big mistake. I fell asleep and had my second very long nap of the day, and when I woke up (actually. when I was woken up... by my children returning from SCHOOL) I had a monster headache.

So basically, my Friday was shot to hell.

And now I need to do all my Friday stuff on Saturday, which is not helpful AT ALL, because I already have a few things that need to happen. It's just a rather annoying hindrance to my weekend. But I feel confident that as long as I remain standing, I will prevail!


September 23, 2015

Insomnia strikes again.

I can't sleep, so I'm doing what I do best: doofing around on the computer and crocheting. And I keep adding things to my shopping cart at Amazon and eBay, but I never actually purchase anything, it all goes to my "save for later" list. You know, for when we win the lottery.

Meanwhile, I have been busy, busy, busy lately. I've been building my clientele for hair services, and it's starting to pick up. Which is great! But now I need to restock some items... lots of items actually. Mostly just hair color and waxing stuff. I swear, every time we move, I lose two boxes. A kitchen box always disappears, and a cosmo supply box disappears. EVERY TIME. It's completely obnoxious. Anyways, I've been looking in to how to get my license officially transferred to New Mexico, and it looks like I might get to take an exam or two: one to brush up on infection protection procedures, and another to make sure I know all the NM laws and health regulations.

Also, it is getting stinking cold around here at night. We have gone from having the windows wide open all the time, to having strategic windows only open an inch or so. It's no fun walking downstairs to make breakfast and stepping on a cold, wooden floor. (I know, I know, first world problems)

And now, since it's 3:30 in the am, and I am reminding myself of how cold my home is, I think I shall make cookies. A hot oven full of cookies is always a good thing.