I know, it has been a little while since I’ve posted. I’ve been busy. And a little stressed out. And I stopped making time for writing. But I’m putting the time back in my schedule starting this next week. New month, new me. In the meantime I’ve been:
GARDENING: This has been the strangest March on record in our area. The soil temps/weather and plants are actually about 3-6 weeks ahead of schedule. So I’ve been taking advantage of the outdoors. My first seeds have been planted and tended and they are growing nicely. But my yard is a mess. There was literally a hillside of creeping charlie that I’ve had to rake out, treat, and then kill because it wouldn’t go away. I’m also trying to kill off some weeds in my grass on the front lawn and I have plans to mulch and transplant some hostas. All the prep work has been done, and one good day of sunshine this week will call for a day off of work to get the last of it accomplished. In the meantime, all of the tulips I planted last fall are doing MARVELOUS!!!!! This first image is the front of the house and directly outside of my office window. SO BEAUTIFUL!!!
YOUTH: I have been working with the youth in our community from a number of different angles. I am on a grant team at the school, we have regular youth group each week, and our church is trying to be more present in the community through attending youth events. I’ve been to plays and music events, and I’m looking forward to the spring sports seasons. On top of that, we have had our first round of fundraisers for the year – including our 2nd Annual Chili Cook Off this past week.
FAMILY: Friday night dinners with my in-laws complete with dancing in the kitchen and wii-playing and cuddling on the couch watching Sponge Bob. Saturdays with my family enjoying the new baby and eating good food and relaxing. I haven’t had a lot of time free to spend with them – but I make it count when I do.
DISC GOLF: the tiny bit of free time I’ve had lately I’ve spent on the disc golf course. I’m doing pretty well for this early in the season – 11, 13, 16 and 11…. no sub 10 rounds yet, but my arm is still warming up 😉 The weather has been beautiful, the company (family and friends) is always good, and the discs are flying straight and true!
GENERAL CONFERENCE PREP: Okay – I haven’t actually done as much of this as I would like. I’m reading here and there and doing a lot of mental digesting, but I have not done as much writing as I want to. Writing helps me think out what I’m actually feeling, so its a necessary step as we get even closer.