Thursday, May 24, 2012

"Be Thou Humble.....In the bathroom"

I'm trying to magnify my calling.  I truly am.  That being said...some days are harder than others.  I was called to be the "ward music director" which really means that I lead the music on Sunday and work out with the choir at Christmas and Easter...and any other time that the spirit hits me....and also, try to trick people into singing "special" musical numbers once a month.  Our Bishop has asked for that specifically.  Let me just say this, about all that,  "yikes!"

 Each week, I pick out opening and closing songs... and a rest hymn (if I haven't tricked anyone that week into doing a special number....) and also a sacrament song.  There is a theme for each week that I try to follow....and each week, without fail, someone will come up to me and say something like..."You know, that opening hymn was such a downer..." or,  "I think we should sing all 8 verses...don't you?" or, "I only like the songs that I know..."     duh...really? ( maybe that's because you don't know the others....)  It's so hard to please everyone.  But I do try....

The other day, while I was on the stand not listening to the speaker but instead thumbing through the hymn book looking for potential hymns..I had a funny memory pop into my head.  In Sacrament meeting, the kids were unusually occupied looking through the hymn book....they would look at the title of each hymn and then start giggling with each other.  I leaned over and said..."what are you guys doing?"  "Oh nothing"....(more snorting with laughter) Then they fessed up that they were going through the hymns, and reading the titles.  After each title, they would add the words "in the bathroom."  I started looking at the titles with them....

I saw another Angel the bathroom!
What Glorious Scenes Mine Eyes the Bathroom!
Praise to the the bathroom!
Does the Journey seem the bathroom!

I couldn't help it..we all started giggling uncontrollably!  I know...totally inappropriate...right?
Regardless, it made me stop for a minute and giggle like a kid.  To be honest, I probably need to lighten up, and be grateful for my calling.  I love the hymns and I love music...and I get to be the one to pick what I like!  Because after all...Sweet is the work......Oh, you know the rest.

Monday, May 21, 2012

A little sad news....

When we left Utah, it was impossible for us to take our Pets with niece Tara came to our rescue and took our kitty "Paris" with her to Idaho.  We got a text a few days ago, letting us know that Paris had passed away in her bed.  Thanks to Tara, she was able to spend her last years in a country place with lots of kids to love her.  She was such a good kitty....I hope she is in a happy place with lots to eat...(no mice, mind you....if there were mice there, then it wouldn't be Heaven.  At least in my mind...) and a warm place to stretch out and sleep in the sunshine.  Love you, Kitty Kitty.


I just got back last week from Utah where I was able to meet for the first time ever, my new SWEET!  Can I have a warm welcome to the newest little Garcia boy....MAX!
He is pure perfection!  The proud parents have decided to name him Max Robert Garcia....the Dread Pirate could not be more pleased.....just look at those sweet little cheeks! (the ones on the other end are really cute, too!)  He is such a cutie, I hated to leave!

Then today, I got word that Max has already been invited to his first pool party!

Not only that....but Sweet Isla had her 2nd Birthday!
That means I missed both parties with the Sweets!

Oh Man! ....remind me again why I live in California.....?

I love you, my Sweets!

Sunday, May 13, 2012