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.  



47 on 48 …

Argh! So I have a relapse of this sinus-flu thing come on Tuesday evening. Going to bed early I had hoped to ward it off but when I woke up Wednesday with a thunderous sinus headache that flattened me in bed for the day I somehow managed to remember to post something on my blog before midnight.

Today was a much better day but my brain is still woozy. About 7 p.m. while in bed for the second day it hit me that I needed to write something. While having deep thoughts in the shallows of my mind I dozed off. 

Now it is 12:36 and I cannot sleep knowing I missed my daily post for March 16th. Argh! 

So here is my yesterday post late getting posted on day 48. 

Weak as water, yet it is a posting just the same. I am counting it as good and as a kindness for the sake of my sickly self. Hope it reads well because I am not even bothering to proof it, well, maybe just a little in a delirious state. 

Friday is going to be a much day.

47/365 ….. see, and I had to edit it because I did not do that right. A 1,000 pardons!

CrossWriting: Forging Elite Cerebrations

Erin and Joe Walker 2017
Erin & Joe Walker

It was great to see my friend Joe Walker at Guns Out CrossFit today. It has been a while because his schedule has changed so he works out at a different time now. In case you missed it, Joe is the guy who inspired me with the 365 daily render challenge he did and I just modified it to meet my skill setWe had a a moment to exchange thoughts and appreciations about 365 challenges even though his medium differs from mine.

Having only minutes, probably less than five, to chat it was great to quickly cover how we experience the same difficulties and joys with the time, joy, frustration, and discipline that daily postings take up in our respective creative processes. 

Like today. For me it is simply about choosing one thing in my brain and then begin write about it. 

When I first started, I thought I was going to die. I could not focus. I spent hours some days in front of the screen thinking What am I going to write about. It was like I was a boneless chicken, sliding off the couch. Other times it was begining and scrapping numerous starts to blurbs that ended up being flubs. 

Then there was a day I wrote a thought but forgot to press publish. Another day, several days in fact, I forgot to tag pieces and/or categorize articles. The lamest was misnumbering pieces and forgetting to number them at all. 

Today I told Joe that I was on article 34 even though I am tracking things on a spreadsheet and in fact, today is Day 44. Hard to believe it let alone remember it.   

There are days when a short post is the best I can throw together. There may be days when it is a hurried last minute post or, on rare ocassion as in yesterday, a post may done fairly early. It is just about the discipline of posting something every day. 

What has been great about this experience so far is how quickly I am able to put things together in such a short time, but more so the joy in accomplishing the daily challenge. 

It is like CrossFit for writing. It is #CrossWriting: Forging Elite Cerebrations.