- Ich bin swamped. I've bitten off a tad more than I can chew in terms of my current time commitments and now I'm just riding the wave. BAHAHA. I have a pretty cool full-time gig, and the last month or so has been the very busiest time of year, as in, my head almost exploded several times, and for reasons I still don't understand myself, I agreed to teach an additional class a couple evenings a week for the next month or so, which I enjoy but may have been a poor choice considering my good husband just went back to school and our busy little girls are a blast but like I said, busy, and oh yeah, I have a full-time job. Come on, gurrbonzo, you gotta start taking stuff OFF the plate rather than piling it on, sister. Working on it.
- It's always helpful/interesting/surprising to realize whoooooops, I'm overbooked, and the current pace? It's not sustainable. Sooooo, just in the midst of trying to anticipate and prevent a meltdown before it arises. So that's where I am, life strategic planning. Visualize success in the anticipate and prevent meltdown stage!
- Additionally, remember how I'm YW president (aka the chick over the teen girls at church)? The other leaders and I took turns being out of town for giant chunks of the summer, so imagine my delight when everyone got back into town and we had a marathon meeting where we figured out all of our fall plans and delegated tasks accordingly and as a little group got all of our church-ducks in a church-row. This was right in time for my busy work season so I figured, YESSSSSSS!, assignments are made, bases are covered, expectations are clear, all systems go. Then imagine my laughter when I got word that they'd "identified new callings" for ALL the other women working with me and I'd need to suggest an entirely new line-up (except me) in about 48 hours. Bahaha. The old line-up was awesome and the new line-up will also be awesome. Just laugh with me for a moment about how our giant meeting that brought me much relief became immediately obsolete.
- We had a big stake RS meeting the other day and I didn't realize
it was coming up quite so soon and that I was supposed to speak at it.
Bahaha. I'm running on empty/stretched a little thin/whatever other
phrase can imply that I'm about at capacity, so I had to laugh when I
realized this was coming up but figured hey, I can go with the flow.
Welp turns out some folks from the press were there and recorded the
whole thing as part of a special about Mormons in our great state.
BAHAHAHA. There were a bunch of other speakers too so I'm sure it was
no big deal; it just FELT like a big deal because....I NEED A NAP!
- Which is why I fell asleep at 7:30 PM on Saturday. Totally recommend that.
- Did I mention I saw President Obama speak a week or two ago? Because I did! If you're wondering if it's worth standing 5-6 hours outside in the rain to see the current President of the United States, the answer is yes.
- Also, did you know we're expecting a little boy? Because yes, yes we are, and we're thrilled, but I'm also terrified of how we'll function with three children. "But gurrbonzo," you say, "We have 4/5/6 children, and it's a breeze!" Well, dear reader, I salute you, but I'm not you, and I'm so, so, excited, but periodically I also realize that I don't know what on earth we'll do with more kids than adults! What about when they gang up on me? What if I need to pick everyone up? That's it, no more outings. Also, growing a baby makes me sleepy. Also, THREE kids is a lot of kids!!! I am the youngest of two so this is rather unfamiliar territory. We alternate between giddy excitement (about 80% of the time) and freak-freak-freaking out (10% of the time) and a calm zone out (10%). But, overall, hurray!