Saturday, July 19, 2008

It's A Crazy Day and a Full Life

By Christine Thackeray

I'm panting and sweating and running around like a crazy lady but I have to blog. It's my turn and I missed last time because I was at a family reunion. So today I helped put on a wedding shower this morning, getting to the church at 7:45 am and cooking for two hours about five incredible recipes that I never would have made for my own family but must have come right off a show with Martha Stewart.

With the napkins folded and the garnishes shining, the women arrived and we welcomed and laughed and ate and gave advice and ate some more. It was great. When it was over, my friend had to rush out because she had a friend that was having a baby so I was stuck cleaning up more than I thought. You should have seen me rushing around trying to get out of there so I could be home for my nine year old's birthday.

I walked in as everybody was getting antsy. My eleven year old daughter grabbed the presents and we ran in the back room and wrapped them with Christmas paper because it was the only wrapping paper we could find. Then we started loading kids in the car when I suddenly remembered it was my turn to blog so here I am tapping like crazy on the computer, making everyone frustrated.

Tonight I leave the party early to go on a Relief Society retreat with the women in my new ward that I don't really know at all. AHHH! Too much of a good thing but so much better than not enough. Don't you think?

3 comments:

  1. Wow, Christine! What a crazy busy day! And what a joy to connect with friends and family. Was the wedding shower for family or ??? I want to know what wonderful dishes you created! I can just hear your family "getting antsy." lol...I'm sure they sound similar to my own. And I agree...too much is much better than not enough. Hurrah for you! Enjoy every moment.

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  2. I think that pretty beats any busy day I've ever had but at least most of it involved eating fun stuff, ha.

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  3. Yep, that's what life is all about. It's a good thing we have a lazy day now and then to catch our breath. I thought for sure when I became an octogenarian I would have plenty of time to just sit and rock. Well, I suppose I could have if I insisted. But when you get used to scurrying around, it just seems to get into your blood. So, I say, "Hurrah for life, with all its demands.: And keep on making it as fun as you do. Thanks for sharing.

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