I know, I know, I waxed a little inspired in my last post. Don't worry, the real me (and my boring bullets) are back. Without further ado, in the last couple of days:
- I've been to my 3rd week of motet choir. Have I proclaimed to the world yet that I get to be in this fantastic 6-8 voice choir at the university this semester? I ride my bike over to the music building at the appointed hour on the appointed day (not believing that it was TEN years ago that I was at my first year of college at BYU-H), and sing 16th-century, pre-madrigal, motets (think european cathedrals and a lot of alleluias) to my heart's content. It is out of this world awesome. (I think you all might find it extremely dull. just to bring it to reality a little.)
- We've been on a date! We saw Avatar in 3-D, and WOW what an amazing event. It seemed to be more than just a movie; perhaps "experience" would be better wording. Wow. Plus, we haven't been to the movies since last summer or something (remember Up, heather? you babysat, you nice gal) so it was like, "Wow this going to the movie concept is really cool!" Happy early birthday to Brandon.
- I've been sewing. I was thinking I needed a bag for spring, and I had a pattern from the trip to utah for eric and hayley's wedding that I had yet to bust out (remember, it takes me a LONG time to THINK about things before I actually dare begin), so I went for it. But as I went on and on, I decided my sweet neighbor could use it more than me. So, it's finished and hers now. She makes me treats and she watched my kids for AVATAR. Solid gold. And now, solid gold with this bag in hand:
(look, there's my toe. oo, and the linen lining. awesome.)
- I was privileged tonight to play a piano solo at our church's city-wide semi-annual get-together (stake conference, adult session). It caused me to do some searching early in the week for good lds piano music...which led to a new addition to my sidebar, should any of you need that kind of thing (piano and/or choral). I used "Abide with Me" from Brandon Bascom, and I got lots of compliments from the old folks. They are the ones who matter, right? Anyway, going to the meeting allowed me the opportunity tonight to be edified, uplifted, and reminded that good parenting can be accomplished, and I am capable of it, with the Lord's help. I have been stressing lately about actually raising KIDS (as opposed to keeping babies and toddlers alive and fed), so tonight's thoughts spoke peace to my heart. We CAN do it. We just have to nurture. to listen. to be present. (sound familiar?) to care for and encourage. to uplift and edify. to truly love them for who they are. sounds easy enough, right? :)