Sunday, January 3, 2010

How It Is

Today I had a dead battery that made me late for church. I also had a nice neighbor who gave my car a jumpstart both before church and again after church so I could get back home again. That's just how it is around here.

My sister loaned me her quiet house while she was at work one day last week, and I got a lot of writing done. Unfortunately, I was actually supposed to be working that day too, but if you see my boss, tell him that's just how it is sometimes.

I got my #1 best gift for my birthday, Gerald Lund's new book The Undaunted, but I couldn't allow myself to read it for over two weeks. Before I was allowed to read it, I had to finish all my 2010 budgets for work, get all my Christmas shopping, wrapping, baking, and meltdowns over with, AND have a clean house. See, once I start reading a good book, I can't stop. I KNOW you know how that is! (p.s. Do you admire my self-control? Two and a half weeks, come on!)

I had $8 in Register Rewards from Walgreens, and when I went to use them this week I found out that they had expired the day before, and the mean lady at the checkout wouldn't take them. If you know me, you know that almost brought me to tears, but that's just how it is sometimes.

I was sitting behind a class of 7-year-olds at church today while they listened to a lesson about how we are all God's children. One little girl became very agitated, then turned to the girl next to her and said, "Sick! That means my mom is married to her brother!" When you get to watch over the little ones every Sunday, that's usually how it is!


Connie said...

Oh yes, this is true. I remember our car breaking down on the drive to early morning seminary and us kids had to push it up hill and out of the intersection. Good thing most of my town was asleep at that hour or I would've been mortified.
It's a funny memory though...

Signe said...

I know--it's like getting home from your Christmas trip and needing to unpack a plethora of boxes because you moved a week before Christmas. But instead you sit down and read blogs and facebook. That is how it is sometimes! :)

The Crider Clan said...

Love it! I know how it is! Sorry we were not the nice neighbors who got you out of a jam before and after church...but I've learned one can always count on the gillespies!