Monday, May 16, 2011

random thoughts and happenings

**So this week was round 2 of church without Cory (he was out of town). After last week's experience, I was a little nervous. But, it went great. I don't know what my problem was last week. I don't know if it was just that I brought more stuff for Hailey, made the girls go to bed earlier on Saturday night, or was just in a better mood myself. Whatever it was, it worked and my girls were amazing. I actually had to teach two lessons yesterday. I teach the 14 and 15 year old Sunday School class, but I was also asked to teach in RS. I have never taught in Relief Society, and I see why now. I'm not so good at it. I can teach children or youth all day long, but adult women who have lots of comments to make? I'm not so good at that. I had prepared WAY too much material and ended up with only 15 minutes to teach. I think I crammed in way too much and had a hard time transitioning from comments, etc, etc. It is just not as easy as it looks. It was way easier teaching at that women's conference than it was to teach a 15 minute RS lesson. I guess if I ever get asked to do it again, I'll just prepare for like 5 minutes and then I'll be good.

**This is the last official week of school. Next week they go to school for one day. Wierd, I know. Katelund has no homework this week and I think I am more excited than she is!!! I love to let my kids come home from school and just play outside until dinner time. That is how it should be.

**I have to drive to Fayetteville to go to court next week because I got a ticket when I was there last month for an expired registration. I have got my tags all registered but there is NO WAY that they will accept a faxed over copy of my new tags. SERIOUSLY??!!! I have to drive 9 hours (with gas at $3.79/gallon) to show up at court and get my ticket dismissed OR I could just pay $186 ($25 for registration fee and the rest in court fees.....WHAT??? I wouldn't even go to court!!!! I'm so irritated about this. I seriously think it is totally dishonest and it makes me furious!!! I have tried talking to court clerks but I seriously think they are the rudest people I have ever talked to on the phone.

**Cory flew out to Florida to help a friend this last weekend. To say thanks, his friend let him borrow his Harley for a while. He is seriously in heaven! Tonight he took me and the girls (obviously not Hailey) on rides around our neighborhood. It was so much fun!!

**Did you know that they now make Crystal Light with caffeine??!! What is up with that? Cory and I have almost completely stopped drinking soda (we decided to give it up as a New Year's Resolution) We do splurge every once in awhile but mostly we just drink water, so Crystal Light has become a favorite thing with us. Recently I noticed they had grape flavored. Since Cory loves grape gatorade, and since it said "energy" on the box, I thought it would be a great thing to buy in the water bottle packets while he has been out working on tornado clean-up. I thought the "energy" must be some new research about grapes being a "super power fruit" or something like that. Nope. About a week later (after falling in love with it and giving my children sips and everything), Cory noticed that it had caffeine in it. Crazy right? Who wants caffeine in their water???? So now we buy the Great Value brand because it doesn't have caffeine.

**I made fruit pizza tonight for our FHE treat. It was SO DELICIOUS!!! I think it is my favorite dessert ever!! There are lots of recipes out there but I just like it simple....1 package sugar cookie dough for the crust, 8 oz fat free cream cheese (fat free is just as good) mixed with 1 cup of powdered sugar for the icing, and cut up strawberries, kiwi, and banana on top. YUMMY!!!!!


Beadles said...

I found out about caffeinated Crystal Light when I was pregnant for Audrey. I had one after dinner one night. About 2 am when I could't sleep I looked at the box and discovered the issue. My dismay and response matched yours!

Rebecca said...

Coming to Fayetteville?? I would love to see you!!

Carrie said...

They will put caffeine in anything I swear!!!! I love fruit pizza but I have never made it. I have no idea why because I know how easy it is to make. I am going to make it soon-thanks for great idea and easy recipe!

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