Friday, August 14, 2009

Kind of A Week in Review

Hello! I'm sorry, I'm going to be very lazy about A Week in Review today. The reasons are three-fold: I don't have much to say; I've got other things to do, and I'm just not feeling it today. If that stellar intro doesn't get you ready to read this post, then I don't know what will.

Summer Social
Yesterday evening we had our department summer social. I usually skip these things because it's one of those events where everyone goes with their spouse or some other "other", and the word social is always a bit of a turn-off. But, early this week I talked to a co-worker who is also a single girl and asked her if she was going, and she was, and so we made plans to hang out together. I'm glad we did, because honestly I would have ditched the whole thing if she hadn't been counting on me, and I would have missed a really good night.

These socials always follow the same pattern. We go to a place called Snydermill Lodge in Park City (Nicole, do you remember our love/hate/mostly hate relationship with the Lodge?); there's a good meat and potatoes dinner, usually catered, some musical entertainment, and then words from a General Authority. Last night, after some lovely steak and baked potato, we enjoyed the musical stylings of one Peter Brienholt. You guys from the store will remember Peter Brienholt, quite well (I'm probably misspelling his name, sorry). We all loved him at one time. Maybe some of you still do. For those who don't know, he's what I would describe as a folk singer. His music is acoustic, and he has an unusual, folksy sounding voice. He does a lot of work with EFY. I wasn't sure of how well the older members of our group would like him. But, they all seemed happy enough, and it was fun for me to hear him sing some of the songs that I've known for so long.

After the singing, Elder Holland spoke to us. It's always wonderful to be in a small group with one of the Twelve, and if it were ok to have a favorite, Elder Holland would be mine. He told us how wonderful we all are, of course, and then talked about the world we live in, and the importance of choosing to stand for what's right. It was very thought-provoking. I think that so often the lines between right and wrong are blurred, and sometimes what's right is called wrong and the reverse. It's an issue that's been on my mind for some time, so to hear Elder Holland speak to that subject was good for me. It helped me fix my resolve again on what's important. I'm glad I went.

So Busy
Geesh, what a week. I have not been home during the daylight hours since Monday. I had an extra shift at the store, and then the social last night, and I'm really looking forward to going home and laying around tonight. I might take a nap before going to bed.

That's all for now. Thanks, as always, for your continued awesomeness.
You are loved.


Kelli said...

I am glad you went to the social. I have found that often events that I "force" myself to go to will be "I am glad that I went" but I then have to force myself the very next time! I am glad you got to listen to Peter. I still enjoy his stuff. Have a great weekend and get some sleep!

Nicole said...

I'm happy to hear that the committee (which will never be as awesome as they were under my direction) is branching away from barbershop quartets. Honestly! The first three years I worked there it was a barbershop quartet at the summer social. Bah.

And yet, I miss it a little bit. If only because we got to sit together and marvel at our co-workers wearing something other than a suit. And try to match wives to husbands. Hee!