Deadlines and dead tired

It has been a weekend of excitement. It all began Friday with our Capitol Ward Fall Festival and Chili Cook-off. There were a few hiccups along the way but over all I think it turned out just fine. The Primary organization was in charge. Here is the overview of the event. 

Who: Ward Members and Invited Friends 

When: Friday, 20 October, 2017 from 6-8 p.m.

Where: Cultural Hall & PreEvent Rooms for Gathering Time (a Cub Scout thing)

Why: What do we want to have happen as a result of this event? 

From the October 1996 Ensign: I Have a Question (Questions of general interest answered for guidance, not as official statements of Church policy)

But as we gauge our behavior by the light of scriptures and modern revelation, we can set a proper example for our children and others as we heed the Lord’s admonition to “chase darkness from among [us]” (D&C 50:25).


5:30 p.m. Building open for those last minute room decorators and event set up.

6:00-6:30 p.m. Gathering Time as we wait for people to show up.~ Rooms with Games and or with Candy Givers 

6:15-6:30 p.m.   The Dessert/Cake Walk begins. ~ Donated Dessert Goods 

6:30 p.m. Welcome and Opening Prayer ~ Chili Judges go first. And then let dinner begin.  

7:30 p.m. Cook Off Winners Announced and Closing Prayer

7:30-ish p.m. Clean Up

8:00 p.m. Everything locked up.

We cannot do Trunk or Treat because our building is in a rough area of town. Having the Gathering Time by having individuals sign up to host a game and candy room worked well for the children had burned off some energy before sitting down for dinner. The adults could enjoy dinner and conversing with one another without the children clamoring to play and get candy as it was already there in their bags for dessert.

The event ran a little late in some areas but over all it did not make a difference in getting out on time. Everyone pitched in to clean up well before locking down the building.

Today was a recovery day. I woke up with a bit of a scratchy throat and a slight headache leftover from last night, probably picked up from my poor little Charlie R., who was so ill on Thursday and slightly recovering Friday. I 

Today I had a lot to get done. There were emails about the 2017 Montgomery Interfaith Nativity to get out and then on to finish getting the Primary children’s parts printed out for 2017 Children’s Sacrament Meeting Presentation. That happens on Sunday, November 12th. Plus today was a day to get all of the laundry done, too.

Then, of course, here I am having put off writing until the next day because I got lost with so many other things that took a higher priority. Hence, this is where I apologize for all grammatical and spelling errors. My Honey-do-proofer is sleeping already.

It is all good. At least I wrote a little something today. It does not have to be perfect. 

Galatians 6:9And let us not be weary in well doing: for in due season we shall reap if we faint not.  




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