Wednesday, January 2, 2013

A Day in the Life...

Wow, my world has changed! Here's a quick recap and then a schedule of the craziest day of my life. I sold my business/blog in November to a guy from France. (!) It was a relief to be sure! I worked the site for 3 years and started from basically nothing (a Blogger site).

The site grew and helped provide for our family, plus helped me land a job while we were in Dallas. There was so much more to it than coupons & deals, that's for sure! I'm grateful that Heavenly Father gave me the blessing of working at home while I could. I'm also grateful to be finished.

The same week that the sale of my blog came together, our ward here split. We didn't change wards, so I was happy that nothing seemed to change for us.... or so it seemed. Right after the "split meeting" the Bishop of our ward asked to talk to me and John. He asked me to be the Relief Society President. (gulp!!) I felt sick for a week, but then felt much better after being sustained and set apart. Thank goodness.

This calling will be a great blessing! Even though our ward split, it is still huge, despite it covering 3 streets in our neighborhood. We have 100 visiting teachers and the first week of December brought several projects: reorganizing visiting teaching, ward giving tree, ward Christmas party, and Allison was also asked (before the ward split) to organize the Young Women in Excellence night. Yikes!

Here's how that day went:

Tuesday, December 4, 2012:
7:30 a.m. Becca & Allison have already left for school. Thomas is staying home with a little cough.
8:30 a.m. John departs for the Scout Shop in Orem. He's the new Scout Committee Chair and also has a Court of Honor the same day.
9:30 a.m. Relief Society Presidency meeting at our house. We're making last minute preparations for the Ward Dinner on Saturday & planning 2013 lessons.
11:30 a.m. Make brownies for the Young Women in Excellence program.
1:30 p.m. John returns from the Scout Shop. Yep, he was there for hours learning how to enter everything in the computer system.
3:30 p.m. Becca gets home from school, I go to pick up Allison from her acapella Valentine's Day practice (a.k.a. "Valigrams") and we go to Smith's to buy ice for the program tonight.
5:00 p.m. Allison, John & I go to the church for an early set-up and decorating.
5:45 p.m. Quick taco dinner while Thomas has a bath.
5:55 p.m. Thomas is out of the tub. He finds some shorts to wear that I recently bought from a yard sale. 6:00 p.m. Thomas is crying LOUD. He says his legs hurt. They are red and forming white looking bubbles on his knees.
 6:03 p.m. I realized that the clothes I bought from the yard sale had cat hair on them (which Thomas is allergic to). He takes some Benadryl and changes his pants.
6:10 p.m. We head to the church as a family for the Court of Honor and YW in Excellence program. The girls set up their displays:
6:30 p.m. John holds the Court of Honor
7:00 p.m. YW in Excellence program begins. I play the piano for the hymns, later Allison sings & Becca plays the violin for a musical number.
8:15 p.m. All the festivities are complete and we help clean up.
8:25 p.m. John heads to the car with Thomas.
8:27 p.m. The car won't start. The electronic words in front say "BAD KEY."
8:35 p.m. I flag down another ward member leaving with his family. He takes them home and then comes back to take John to Walmart to buy new batteries for our key.
8:40 p.m. T, A, B, and I catch a ride home with other various ward members. :)
9:00 p.m. John discovers that our key is broken and makes arrangements to get a ride to the dealership in American Fork in the morning. (Yep, this is our only car at the moment.)

The next day the car is towed and we buy a new $200 key for our car. Wowee- it's a good thing this day was extraordinary and not the ordinary, I would never survive.

 My goal for the new year- an amazing family blog!! It's in the works... I'm so excited for 2013 and to finally get this blog published in book form. Happy New Year everyone!


Jenni said...

Wow, that is craziness! Congrats on selling your business, I loved your site!!! And congrats on your new calling! I'm sure that is overwhelming, but you will make a wonderful RS Pres! :) That's awesome!

jryan8121 said...

Thanks Jenni!

Ryans said...

Wow! What a busy day! Glad that's not the norm...