Wednesday, August 31, 2005

I got a new calling

I've been the Gospel Doctrine teacher in our ward since last October. I was called, but didn't get sustained for a couple of weeks (General Conference was the Sunday following my talk with the Bishop).

So, I was recently called to be a Primary teacher and 3 weeks later I'm sustained. The Bishop was gone for a couple of weeks. And, it very nearly didn't happen last Sunday - my bit of ward business was at the end of sacrament meeting. ;-) I'm to be sustained next Sunday, but I'll be teaching my new class then.

My 12-year-old daughter is in my class. I haven't taught Primary in more than 20 years (long period of mostly inactivity in that time period).

I've got a lovely Primary manual in a binder with the pictures in page protectors. The manual looks untouched. That's going to change. I leave my mark on manuals with pen and highlighter. You should see what I turned in to the Sunday School president. I apologized to the new Gospel Doctrine teacher, but honestly, I need to mark things (like marking all the scripture references in one color and anything that needs to be written on the board in another color).

It will be nice to be in a small classroom and be able to sit while teaching - our Gospel Doctrine class meets in the chapel and everyone sits all over the place. After making the suggestion several times over the past months that people can move up, they finally did this last Sunday. We started the class with 4 people (others trickled in later).

Tuesday, August 23, 2005

And they're off!

Today is the first day of school. Amanda is in 7th grade now, beginning at a new middle school. She's just that much closer to high school (where's the "EEK" smiley when I need it?)!

Cayla is in 4th grade - her last year in elementary school. EEK again.

I made cake mix cookies for breakfast and told each of them my customary goodbye, "goodbye, have fun, be good." Although I've been waiting for this, I'm still not ready.

But, I'll go right back into my routine: stay up late, up at 6 a.m., go on the computer until the kids are out the door, then back to bed for my morning nap, get up, have lunch, get ready to go to work.

It's naptime. ;-)

Saturday, August 20, 2005


Read the third and fifth posts. Now, that's a cool mother-child relationship. This thread has been picked up and commented on by many others. ;-)

Morbid and creepifying

Warning: the above link is not for the faint of heart or weak of stomach. It is something that Serenity/Firefly fans will appreciate, however. I don't go to movies very often - I usually wait for them to come out on DVD. I'm cheap, okay?

But Serenity is something I want to see on the big screen. It deserves it. I'm a latecomer to the Firefly phenomenon. I work nights, so I never got to see the show while it was on TV. My niece bought the DVD set and loaned it to me. I watched every episode (in order, even!). I'm hooked.

So, I'll be going to see the movie when it comes out. I might even see it twice. I don't recall going to see a movie on 2 separate occasions. But it's worth the money.