Thursday, September 30, 2010

Back at it

Sometimes the best thing you can do when feeling overwhelmed is to go to work. Last night I worked with the kids to get our house in order. That is always a good first step to feeling less frazzled. Now that my house is clean, I am ready to take on the three giant productions I have to put on between Oct. and Nov.

First I am creating a Mormon version of the game Clue for the youth to play at the church with different class rooms being the rooms in which the murder could have happened. I will have Scripture Characters for the team names and trivia questions that if answered correctly will allow them to advance to the next room. I also plan on using scripture time weapons and locations for the other categories. That is my task for tomorrow. Hopefully I can get most of it planned tomorrow.

Next I have to work on Young Women in Excellence and plan out and delegate out all the various responsibilities that will go on with that. I found a cute Princess Bride themed idea online that I think we will use. Hope I can get some dads to help out with it.

And then of course I have the neighborhood block party to pull together for Halloween. I am not sure how many of our neighbors will be around this year as our kids here get Friday, Monday, and Tuesday off school that week. I think many will be out of town. I guess we will see how that pans out as I get the RSVPs back.

So that is what is almost constantly running around in my mind these days - that and fighting the nausea. There is always that too. Nothing to do but get to it. It is the only way to get it off the brain. Tomorrow I plan on doing just that.


munyer jerk chicken said...

I haven't read your blog for a while... so I just went back to see what I've missed! And WOW!!! I've missed something important. Congratulations you your pregnancy and may the nausea not last too long!

Gwenevere said...

This past summer while out west I was telling good friends that I think I was ready to move back. When they asked why I told them that I needed a break and I didn't want to work as hard in my church calling(s). With love, one of my friends responded, "You forget, we work hard too, it's just a different kind of work" She was referring to the pressure to follow tradition and create these amazing activities for everyone to participate in.

Your post reminds me of that moment and how blessed I have been to have friends that help me see the error in my reasoning.

If you start to get overwhelmed, just think, you could always move to the corn belt and have 3 different callings in which none will require large productions and if you try, you'll do it alone because there are few who have the time or eye to catch your vision. :)

Oh and in case this sounds like a rant-its not. It's just a reminder...for me that the grass may actually be greener on the other side, but it's because someone took a lot of time and effort to get it that way. :)

Teri said...

Would you share some details of planning a block party for Halloween. Our neighborhood already has a huge showing that night, but I wonder if we had a little organization...

♥Seri said...

I love your planning and organization in all things! You have a lot on your plate right now! I hope it all goes well for you! Would you share your ideas/plans for your neighborhood block party? I am needing to put one together but don't have any great ideas yet!...... thanks!