Saturday, October 04, 2008

pretty pumped

So one of the many perks of serving your mission at (quote fingers) historical sites (quote fingers), involves ALL THE OLD PEOPLE. Seriously. The number of senior citizens per capita there is pretty darn close to most rest homes, but with more agility and potato salad. Either way, one endearing old owlish woman who (of course) eerily resembled her endearing old owlish husband told me she could always tell when it was time for General Conference because her batteries were low and needed re-charging. She said, "Every now and again, I feel like something's missing, just a little more tired, or grumpy, or a little extra impatient, and I'll look at the calendar and sure enough, conference is right around the corner." Though she always said "in-patient" instead of "impatient." Anyway, I couldn't relate but laughed politely and then looked at pics of her great-grandkids and listened politely as she told me (again) to store water in soda bottles, NOT milk cartons bc the milk never gets rinsed out all the way and lit up when she lectured me on the variation involved in yarn textures and the latest family history software.

Anyway, I didn't get it. Maybe it's just bc I'm stretched thin these days (figuratively, not MY figure-atively) with the thirty plates I'm spinning (can I climb the ladder of mixing metaphors a little harder?!...bahahaha). Maybe it's just with trying to be a semi-competent parent and wife and almost-lawyer, I need a nap. Maybe I'm just ready for another Julie Beck pep talk since her comments at the law school were right on the money. Maybe it's just the fact that I'm a little nuts but man, I'm spent, and frankly a little weary. So, I'm excited for conference in a way I haven't been before and I see what the sweet owl grandma's charge-up-these-batteries-already comments are all about.

Is it bad to say "hit me" about conference?

HIT ME.

10 comments:

Anonymous said...

I hear ya. Great post.

KatieM said...

No. you can say whatever you want. You're Cannon now. Cannon's say interesting, awakard, and sometimes puzzling things and I am referring to a certain cannon grandparent of ours. Anyways... where's your owl template speaking of owlish? the world wide web would also like to thank you for posting a pic of your kid. she's beautiful.

Holly C M said...

And it was awesome today (saturday). I feel full, and yet looking forward to another meal tomorrow. Love ya Gurr, keep it up girl.

Nikki said...

You can say it. I felt exactly the same way this past week. :)

By the way, we store emergency flushing water in milk gallons. In case of no water, pour into a gallon bucket, and then dump quickly for a flush.

Lisa R.D. said...

I like your new photos :). As I get older I'm starting to feel the same way about Conference... not that I haven't always enjoyed it, but the last few years I've seemed to really need it. And you are doing a mighty fine job spinning plates and juggling balls and all of that.

Piglet 26 said...

hahahaha....hit me?!? I love the new reverence I feel after reading your blog...hahahaha

I love it

HG-Rachee said...

man i must be old, but yes i got a great recharge on my old batteries. but where are pictures of your cute baby!!!

Confessions of an almost 30-Something Drama Queen said...

Hang in there there super-trooper. I like the new look to your blog btw....and yes, even though we don't yet look like owls (and let's pray we never do) life is trying. The older we get the more there is to do and the less time we have to do it. (Trust me, I'm older and Owlier.) But at least we're still hot and funny. Isn't that all that really matters? I'm pretty sure I heard a reference to that during the last 48 hours of conference. :)

Supalinds said...

Great post!!

rachael said...

Charge me up, Scotty!