Monday, May 15, 2017

Mother's Day, Church Picnic, Confirmation

Yesterday was Mother's Day.  I have mixed feelings about Mother's Day as a holiday.  I love mothers, I believe in mothers, I AM a mother and I think mothers should be honored and appreciated.  Everyday.  Not just on some Sunday in May.  To me, it is somewhat of a Hallmark holiday, like Valentines.  I guess that is a bit bah-humbuggy of me, right?

Well, anyway, yesterday was a banner day at church.  It was Mother's Day and it was so good to see families together.  It was our Bishop's annual visit and confirmation day! And, it was the blessing of our new playground and church community recreation area.

We had a picnic.  The meat was provided by Fr. Estes and the rest of the chow was brought to us by Feastivities -- a catering company owned by one of our own.  It was delish!  The congregation provided the desserts and ohmygoodness, they were good.  I never heard of making banana pudding with Chessmen cookies -- so much better than vanilla wafers.

So, I thought I would share some snaps of the big day.  Of course, there were none taken in church of confirmation but it was a beautiful event, trust me on that.  But, here are some of the festivities afterward!

So, yeah, this is our new playground with some really gorgeous play equipment.  What isn't pictured is a lovely new basketball court.  This area will be used for our kids to play, for some Sunday School instruction and for congregational gatherings like this one.  It is beautiful, the folks who worked on it this whole last year have done a wonderful job and we are truly blessed!

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Ok, this is a new one for me and it doesn't involve anything specific, like reading or crafts or anything like that.  This could be anything so let me get started.

What went well, for you, this past week?

I stayed on my eating plan and I am keeping up with the household chores fairly well.

What didn't go so well?

I am having a bit of difficulty with my noontime main meal.  I keep forgetting to take out meat to defrost.  I prefer eating our main meal at noon -- I feel better -- but getting my head around it has been a challenge.

What can you do differently in the week to come?

I think maybe some meal planning is in order, taking out meat to defrost in the refrigerator a day or two ahead is a reasonable idea.  

List your top 3 priorities for the next 7 days.

Ha! To defrost meat.

To keep up with the housework.  We cleaned house on Saturday and it would be helpful to do a bit in between so I don't have it all to do next Saturday.

To exercise.  I really need to exercise.  I would like to walk outside but we have an Ozone day today so I won't be doing that but I can walk inside.  I have the equipment and the need -- just not much motivation.

So, there you go.  This wasn't the most exciting meme in the world but it gave me a little focus.  So, for your viewing pleasure ....