Hey there :) So, is it bad to admit that I was actually hoping that someone would be sick so we could skip church? hehe. I was subbing for Jim's class (6 year olds), and I just didn't wanna do it. LOL. I just wanted to stay in bed and be lazy and watch TV with the kids all day long. That's really what I wanted to do.
I crawled out of bed at 8am, and threw on some comfy church-ish clothes. And had the kids get dressed too. Eme showered, and everyone else looked passable. And we ate, and loaded up in the truck. And yeah, it ALMOST didn't start. I forgot that the last time I drove it, it was completely out of gas. Crap. Now we were really gonna be late. And breaking the Sabbath. Hmpf!
So we headed to the Shoppette. And I got JUST enough gas to get the free Candy bar. 8 gallons. And kept the receipt, and headed to church. We'd redeem it later. We got there about 10 minutes late. But, for some strange reason, church was late getting started! So we were on time! Score! But our row was taken. Boo :( But there was a free row in the middle in the front. So we took that.
And the kids were somewhat good at church. Joe had to sit in the row in front of us because he wouldn't leave people alone. And Jake was being just a tad bit disruptive, but not terribly bad. And I had to move Tom at the very end of Sacrament meeting to a new row. And when he wouldn't move, I had to threaten to drag him out by his ear (he moved on his own then). All in all, it was a pretty good sacrament meeting. I really enjoyed the talks today. They were both very good.
Jake fell asleep during the end of Sacrament meeting, and I just chose to let him sleep. I know, I'm mean. He was sleeping on the 2nd row, and I just left him there. hehe. I'm sure he woke up in Adult Sunday School, and had all the grown ups looking at him. LOL. Maybe he won't fall asleep in church next time. ROFL! There's my ornery streak coming out!
And I headed to Primary. I sat with Jim and 2 other little girls in his class. And it was SO not where I wanted to be. But I made the most of it. They were pretty good. Jim is a bit of a handful, especially for me. You know how your own kids are turds when you are around? Well, Jim is doubly that way. Yeah for me... hehe.
We had signing time, then had sharing time. I snuck out for the last part, and went to the truck and got the stuff for my lesson. Then came back in just as we were doing closing for sharing time.
Then we headed off to class. And it went pretty well. We talked about tithing. And how everything that we get comes from the Lord, so it shouldn't be hard to give a part of it back to him, right? I brought in 10 bananas, and showed how if we had 10, and gave up 1, we'd still have 9 left. That's still a lot of bananas. Then we ate bananas the rest of the lesson. Then we had a talk about how we can't eat too many bananas or it does bad stuff to our tummy. LOL. I had to cut them off at 2 a piece!
We showed pictures of temples, and talked about how tithing dollars build temples. And played with the light switches, and said that tithing dollars paid for electricity. And heat. And all sorts of stuff. Then we colored pictures. And ate more bananas. It was a good time. The hour passed pretty quickly.
After church, we figured out that there was a Youth Fireside tonight, and Tom REALLY wanted to go. Brother Harris said that if I met him at the church, he'd bring Tom the rest of the way, then bring him home afterwords. Sounded PERFECT to me! I'd totally do that :)
We headed home after church, and got lunch. We watched some TV and I napped on the couch. We took turns picking the shows. I picked X-files, and only saw 1/2 of it, cause I fell asleep. The kids picked cartoons or something else. I'm not sure. Eventually I moved to my bed. My head was hurting. I'd forgotten to get my daily caffeine dose in. I know, bad. But you can't judge me too harshly. My husband is deployed. And yes, I just played that card. hehe :) It works in SO many settings!!! I play it ALL the time :)
Anyway, I slept for quite some time. The smart things would have been to take some Excedrine Migraine, and sleep it off. But no, I just tried to sleep it off. So it got worse as I slept. Eventually, I woke up, and it was KILLING me. So I took some pills, and laid down for about an hour more, and it was a little bit better. After about another hour, it was almost gone. Yeah, won't be repeating that one again! I'll detox off of caffeine some other time. Now is NOT the time, though :)
We cleaned up a bit, and did some chores. We had left overs for dinner, and go some laundry done. Eme helped me organize my jewelry (she LOVES to do that...) and I picked up in my room a little bit. And soon it was time to take Tom to the fireside. I asked Amanda and Terra if they wanted to ride with me! Jake said that he'd keep an eye on the little kids and watch a movie with them. Since I was just dropping Tom off at the church and coming right back, I thought it would be ok.
I picked up Terra, then Amanda, and headed out. And we got to chat about Thanksgivings, and about Terra's hubby coming home, and Amanda's trip to Phoenix for Thanksgiving, and about her Black Friday shopping trip. We dropped Tom off with his ride, and headed back to post. We made plans for our Girls Night Out this coming Thursday night, and talked about some more plans. We like to plan fun stuff, you know! Something always happening with this group!
I dropped the girls off at their houses, and headed back home. My kids were watching the rest of Batman. Oh yeah! We never finished it last night. So I sat down with them, and we watch it. Well, most of it. It was bedtime before it got over. I sent Joe and Jim to take a bath before too long. They SO needed one.
They got changed and got their Jammies on, and went to bed. Then I sent Eme and Jake off to bed. Seminary in the morning. Not looking forward to getting up super early, butt crack of dawn again. hehehe.
And I finished watching Batman. Tom came home around 9pm. He was SO excited about the fireside. He said that Jake had REALLY missed out. That it was AWESOME! I'm so glad that Tom enjoyed it. I told Jake that once his dad came home, he was gonna have to start going again. I just didn't have the fight left in me to make him go. But it'll return once dad does :) Be warned, Jake!
Anyway, I made the Facebook flyer for our Girls Night Out, and started blogging. It's now almost 10. Because I slept most of the afternoon, I'm really not tired. But if I'm getting up early, I should go to bed, right? hehe. My kids are going back to school tomorrow, so it'll be worth it!!! LOL :) Jake has a therapy appointment in the morning.... Oh wait. I think his therapist called and canceled it. Because she was sick. Or was that last week's appointment. Hmmm. Now I'm not sure. I'm gonna have to call in the morning and find out. Maybe I should just assume that it's canceled and let him get ready for school. That might be the best course of action at this point... I should really write these things down :) I remember that it was when I went to the commissary that I took the call. But I can't remember who I was with at the time. I think I was with Amanda. I don't remember..... Maybe it was Walmart. Now I really don't remember... Now I'm just rambling. ROFL! See how random my brain is! (can you tell I didn't get enough grown up interaction today???)
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OMGosh, this is adorable! Are you sure this isn't me as a baby??? Cause it SO could be! hehe :) Great layout, Sharon!!!