I was all excited to update my blog with this cute Christmas look, and then waited anxiously to hear from all my readers how much they loved it, and then……nothing.
Maybe they don’t realize where to click to comment. Well, that is a bit different, it’s up at the TOP. You have to click on the “comments” or, more commonly, the “no responses” little button. To read the comments, you can just click on the post title.
So, let’s all try that and show Paige that there really is someone out there reading her blog and you haven’t just abandoned her because she hasn’t had the time to get on FACEBOOK yet. I’m telling you, my life slows down significantly after Christmas, and then I’ll try to do that whole newfangled facebook thing, and then maybe I can have friends again. Because apparently you can’t have friends unless you click on people and ask them to be your friends. Can’t I just have OLD FASHIONED friends? Or people who leave comments on my blog so I know I’m not all alone? -snif-
But in real life I’ve actually been really busy. Friday I finally got all my reflections things done and turned in, and let’s hope that’s the end of that. And I’m done with my PTA responsibilities until the spring book fair. Are you kidding me? I signed up to do the spring book fair? Why would I do that? Well, I guess I did, and that will be fine. I’ll drag all my neighbors and friends (even if they don’t love me enough to read and leave comments on my blog, they’ll still help out at school when I ask them) to take a shift, and we’ll all spend lots of money on books. Friday night Megan and I went with all the young women in her class up to Kingsbury Hall to see It’s a wonderful life. It was a great show, and we enjoyed seeing our friend dancing in the show.
Anyway, I was talking about the business factor here. Saturday I had a lovely long rehearsal, which involved an awful lot of running up and down the stairs at the conference center. Change bells, line up, squish in there backstage with about 70 other people in the stairwell, run up the stairs and play a song, repeat. It’s fun. Really.
After I got nice and sweaty and disheveled, I walked over to the Garden Restaurant in the Joseph Smith Building for lunch with my dear friends. It was our annual Christmas party, and we decided to do lunch today. Since I had this rehearsal downtown, they were nice enough to plan around my schedule and have the lunch close. I was actually going to go underground through the tunnels to the restaurant, but funny thing–my Thanksgiving point membership card won’t open up the doors like my tab choir ID badge does. I guess those two are NOT interchangeable. Silly me! I’m going to have to find the correct id card next time.
Lunch was SO much fun! I love these ladies with all my heart. We laughed about how old we are, as our discussion turned to the cost of insuring a teenager and how to deal with our boys and their silly not turning in assignments habits. But then we also talked about Kindergarten teachers, our parent’s health and other issues. The food was great, we ordered lots of desserts, and we didn’t feel like we were burdening anyone by staying at the table so long talking.
After lunch, I came home and took Jenna to get her hair cut. She’s been wanting to get her hair cut shorter for a while, and so off to Great clips we went. I could use a trim, too. On a whim, I got my hair cut much shorter than it’s been in a long time, and even though it’s kind of a shock, I like it. And Jenna’s hair looks darling, too. Maybe after a shower and hair curl, I’ll take pictures.
We came home in time to make dinner, throw in a load of laundry, eat dinner, and then it was off to the concert of the week!
I had entered a contest for tickets to this show, since this is Cole’s favorite band EVER! On Thursday night, a lady called and said, “I’ve got some extra tickets to the show, would you like some?” When I told her I’d need seven, she said that was fine, and they would be at will call for us. Cool! So, Cole did get to go, even though he’s not worked himself totally out of the doghouse yet, but he’s making progress. So, we all went last night and enjoyed a fun and energetic concert.
So, yes, it’s been busy around here, and it’s going to get busier this week. So, kids, if I haven’t yet wrapped and put under the tree all the presents with YOUR name on it, you’ll have to be patient with me.
And you–yes, you. The one reading this right now–do me a favor and leave me a little love in the form of the comments. Just so I know there’s at least ONE person out there reading this.