Thursday, April 1, 2010

a random week

I was substituting on the organ last Sunday. I was given 3 songs that were not particularly easy so I was already feeling a bit nervous, but my fingers were on the keys ready to start in when they announced a different hymn . . . one I had NEVER HEARD OF!! I waited for the music conductor to pipe in that they had made a mistake and had announced the wrong song, but he didn't. He just stood there waiting for me to start and I was then creating a very awkward pause. I turned to the new hymn, and not only had I never heard of it, I was suddenly very unsure about my sight-reading skills. I don't like to test my skills on the job like that.
I got bit by a dog this week. I don't think I've ever been bit by a dog before, so I guess I can check that off my bucket list.
Melanie, Suzanne and I went hiking at the Cave Creek Regional Park, 6 miles or so. Fun day. Suzanne took some great photos. You can see them here .
Melanie is on spring break this week. I have been reading blogs about great road trips, adventures, projects etc that wonderful moms around the country are enjoying with their kids during spring break. Melanie's spring break consists mostly of chores. I took her out to lunch today to ease my guilt.
Dave and I have been hanging sheetrock in the attic. The project from last year that I thought would never end? I was right, it's never going to end!
I thought of some great April Fools Day pranks, but executed none of them. But all my ideas are saved in a secret file on the computer so I am ready for next year.
I offered the following unhealthy items for breakfast at seminary this morning - waffles, butter, peanut butter, maple syrup, boysenberry syrup, powdered sugar, whip cream, chocolate chips, butter, honey, sprinkles and a cherry on top. (if it means anything, i also had some healthier options - bananas, strawberries, eggs, milk)
I talked to a friend who is planning to paint her oldish piano and make a stunning artistic piece. We brainstormed some fantastic ideas. She is very creative. I'm anxious to see how this project unfolds.
I stopped in at the Wide World of Maps. We might be (maybe? possibly? hopefully?) planning a big trip for our 25th anniversary this year!
Well, that was my week.


Heidi said...

You must have done a great job of site-reading, because I didn't even notice.

Isn't it great that you don't have to go anywhere for Spring Break when you live in Phoenix--we live in the best place for Spring. :)

Lauri said...

Oh come on! You've been a member of the church all of your life. Is there REALLY a hymn you don't know?

Does getting bit by a dog make you afraid of dogs now?

Where are you thinking about going for your anniversary?

Cynthia said...

Hymn #69 - "All Glory, Laud, and Honor" ??? Have you ever heard of this hymn before? I don't even know what "Laud" means!
No fear of dogs, I just don't like my friend's dog now. My knee is still swollen and bruised.
And I can't say where we are planning to go, because I don't know if we can pull it off and then I would be sad if I had to blog about an alternate location like Yuma or Buckeye.

Anonymous said...

I know that hymn! Sounds like a rough week! But seems to have been well balanced with "Good Things " too!

Suzanne Barker said...

Laud comes from Laudatory which means praise basically! And no one noticed there was any issue.
I didn't know you were bitten!

Suzanne Barker said...

Laud comes from Laudatory which means praise basically! And no one noticed there was any issue.
I didn't know you were bitten!

I Am Boymom said...

I "laud" you for making it through a hymn you didn't know with such style and grace. It sucks that you got bitten. I crossed that off my list years ago. I love Wide WOrld of Maps. I hope you find a really exciting and exotic locale for your big trip! Woot!!