Sunday, April 6, 2008

The week is OVER!

And I'm kinda glad! It's been a LOOOOOONNNGGG one! The show I music directed, Singin' in the Rain, closed last weekend and although I'm thrilled how well it was received and the sold-out houses; I'm even more thrilled it's over. It only lasted about 30 minutes with the sweet cast gift and flowers, followed by cast pics when I was thrown into the next show, The Man with the Pointed Toes. Strike started immediately after the house had exited. For those who stick around to visit, they hear drills and can watch the floor and walls come down! I only gave 2 hours this show with helping prep the sound for the next show. Then I headed to the cast party where they were playing improv games. I stuck around for a little bit but headed home around 1AM. Luckily, it was only 2 miles from home. :)

Last Sunday my Kylee gave the FHE lesson on Joseph Smith for her Faith in God. She is so close and we are working towards her getting it before school is out. She even had a display! What a great RS teacher she'll make someday! HA!

Tuesday I went to lunch with a friend (who just happens to be my VT partner). She took me to Wildflower Bread Company. YUM! I love that place but rarely go, it was so yummy and healthy for my weight watching. We had a great visit! She also gave me a HUGE jar of assorted chocolate candies! Not good for my weight but saved the day for many an insane moment this week and the times when a woman just needs chocolate to survive. :) THANK YOU ALISON!!

My birthday was Wednesday and it was nice! My friends were too good to me but unfortunately my family didn't do much. We are really cracking down on money right now (working towards an additional vehicle this month with Geoff's new shifts starting May 1) so they didn't get me anything. I was kinda disappointed that I didn't even get a homemade card but I'll survive. My friend gifts included a pedicure which I hope to redeem this week. I also got lotions, body sprays and notepads and pens and a couple of giftcards to Sonic and Paradise Bakery. A few friends and I went to lunch at Tia Rosa's, which is always yummy. Thanks gals!!

The week started with Monday and Tuesday at the theatre for tech rehearsals for the next show. I took Wednesday off - not just for my birthday but because we had too many activities with the kids. I was back on Thursday, Friday evening and from 2PM-11PM on Saturday. It's enjoyable and I love being there but I'm burnt out. Shocking, I know. I enjoy theatre much more when I'm IN a show rather than working a show. BUT the good news is that I'm splitting the show with someone so I have this week off from the theatre and don't have to go back until Apr 17th! WOO HOO!!

We had Pinewood Derby last week and although I had to be at closing weekend for Rain, I captured a few pics and the boys text me when they got home telling me of the fun they had!
Even though they didn't win, they enjoyed the fun, laughed at the "intense Dads", loved designing them with Dad and had fun working on them with Grandpa Whiting in his Little Pinewood Derby Workshop. My Dad had 5 girls and 1 boys growing up. Which only gave him 3 Pinewood Derby cars to build with my brother. He LOVES scouts and was so excited this year when the grandsons ALL asked Grandpa for help! (They collaborated 2 months ago and asked him at a Break the Fast Sunday dinner. It was sooo cute!!) This meant he could help 8 CARS this year!! He was in HEAVEN and went all out with the sandpaper and graphite he could get his hands on. They all carved, sanded and drilled with Grandpa helping them. The Dads helped but my boys remember Grandpa really enjoying himself this year!! They wanted to do well for him and were so excited to report to him today with all the boys comparing cars, awards and stories. These are the memories we will remember! NOT whether they won or not. I'm so glad my boys aren't as competitive as some and that my husband has the enjoyment of the GAME and doesn't get upset over stupid things. (There are stories to tell in this ward but I'll keep them to myself! HA!)

Today was General Conference, so I enjoyed sleeping in until 8:30AM. We actually were awakened by a neighbor telling us one of our tires looked low. We only have one car right now and it is a means to survival so we HAD to get it fixed. Geoff accepted the offer from our neighbor to drive him to Wal-mart where he bought a new tire. Afer that was fixed, we enjoyed both sessions today and had so many opportunities to teach our kids about how the church works. They enjoyed Pres. Ballards sense of humor and Pres. Monson's stories and laughs too. The talks were incredible, personal and very back to the basics. Just what we need! It was a great day! I got a lot done while we listened. I find it much easier to listen if I'm occupied, so I did dishes and mopped the floors and folded laundry. If I sit, my mind wanders on all the things I need to do. So I do them and I listen much more closely. I know - wierd. But it works for me.

This afternoon we all headed to my sister's for Break the Fast Dinner. Her husband makes the best homemade Chicago Style pizza!! YUMMY!! And a salad chocked full of different veggies! We laughed, talked and compeltely enjoyed ourselves!!

We ended the evening on a great spirit with Family Prayers and Father's Blessings for the AIMS testing this week. The kids happily went to bed and went right to sleep! Now it's time for me to hit the hay but only after I get the schedule set for the week with ballgames, teaching, dance class and recitals and work. AAAHHH!!!!! Calgon! Take me away!!!


Crazymamaof6 said...

WOW SOUNDS LIKE YOUR STANDARD CRAZY INSANE SCHEDULE! WE NEED TO GET TOGETHER. I STILL HAVE SOMETHING FOR YOUR BIRTHDAY. and it's been forever. whoohoo for pinewood derby. ours is this week. and the car? yeah not started , not done. we are rad.
whoohoo for the show being over. and dang it on getting the shaft from the family. i know you hate that.
call or email me . we need to get together.

Laurie M. said...

Wow, busy lady! Glad to hear you survived and had a great birthday! We do not really enjoy scouts, but that changes when the pinewood derby comes along. Bryan thinks his kids HAVE to WIN! They usually do because the other dads in the ward are not that competative. I enjoyed conference too. This is the first time in a long while that I sat through all 4 sessions. Great stuff!

KayDee said...

WoW! You are a busy lady! I hope you are able to find some "you" time in your schedule!

Scouts are crazy in our ward and being in the primary presidency and over scouting I get to hear most of the gossip and woes! Not fun!

I loved conference, President Monson and Elder Ballards talks were good. I love the humor!

Call me when you get time enough and I can help you get started with the photoshop:)

Sarah said...

Oh, MY! What a busy lady you are!!

I tend to be the same way as far as being able to listen better while occupied. I actually started conference out that way, trying to straighten up the kitchen. Then I felt bad because the rest of my family was sitting in the living room watching and I wanted to be in there with them. My mind did wander a bit but I think I still soaked up quite a bit of it.

I love that your boys asked their grandpa to help w/their pinewood derby cars. Awesome memories for them to share when they get older! I'm a little worried that my husband won't get into it or be interested enough in 3 years when our oldest son is in cub scouts. I'll have to keep my dad in mind.

I'm so bad at working on Faith in God with my daughter. I need to kick myself in gear and get going on that!

Hope you have a great week!

Neus News said...

I thought I was busy! I don't think I'll complain for a while about my schedule!

Courtney said...

phew...quite the update! Glad your birthday was good inspite of your fam's lack of attention! Conference was awesome!!!! I love to hear the words of our prophets!

Jenn said...

Conference was awesome this year- and it totally opened my eyes on more things I need to be working on with my kids. From the looks of things in your family you are right on track with that. Your little future RS pres. Very fun.

Sorry about the tire- that is never a fun thing to wake up to! Glad it was an easy fix!

Have a great day!!!