It'll slow down....right?
That's what I keep telling myself. Maybe I'm kidding myself! Things never really slow down, do they? Things will just keep getting busier until the kids move out, then I'll have grandkids to keep me busy :) I guess keeping busy also keeps me happy (and out of trouble). Especially when the busy-ness comes from serving others. There's no better way to forget your woes than to get to working helping someone else.
I've been organizing another luncheon for another funeral in our ward. This time the funeral is for a sweet elderly woman who had suffered from severe breathing difficulties a lot in her last months and years. She was still faithful in serving others, right up to the end. She worked in the temple, was a faithful visiting teacher, and came every Sunday to worship with the rest of us. What an example of enduring to the end! She raised an amazing family, a HUGE family! We are expecting between 300-400 people (friends and family) to attend her funeral today. WOW! What a legacy of love. I was so impressed by the ladies in our ward to pulled together cheerfully to help me get enough food for the luncheon afterwards. It's a lot of food to prepare, and that makes me nervous, but I'm sure there will be plenty with all of the squares the sisters have been making and donating! The Relief Society president in the other ward has offered to prepare the sandwiches for the funeral (with the help of the women in her ward) so that was a load off my mind as well. I'm so grateful for good women who are happy to serve.
My husband has been doing well in school - he is just finishing up his midterm exams (which seemed to pop out of nowhere - seriously are we half done his first semester?) which we know is a blessing from the Lord - as his study time has been limited. He does work hard, though, in everything he does. I love him for his sacrifices for our family. What a good man I'm married to!
I've had some comments lately that have me grinning from ear to ear. "Have you lost weight?" "You look like you're melting away!" "What's your secret?". I have to laugh because I don't feel like I'm losing weight quickly at all! I have been trying, though, to watch what I eat more often, and get more exercise in than I usually do. Being too busy to eat helps, too ;) I think what's made a huge difference to me, though, is I finally got fitted for a BRA!!! Yipppee! Too personal? Too bad ;)
It was my husband who actually kind of pushed me into finally doing it. Sometimes I'm and all talk - no action kind of person,mostly when it involves me stripping to the waist in front of a total stranger! But who am I kidding? I'm a woman - I should be used to having to strip in front of people. Anyway, I had been talking about getting fitted for a bra because I just couldn't find one that I felt fit properly and looked nice under my clothes (yes, under - I don't make it a habit of wandering around in my bra. LOL!). One day on his lunch break, my hubby noticed a bra shoppe around the corner from his work, and he saw a sign posted that they do bra fittings. So, he walks in and starts asking all the questions - does it cost? Do you need an appointment? You have to give him props for even going inside!
So, he comes home and tells me what he found out, and suggests I meet him there after work. We had a date planned, so why not? I met him there, walked in, had my bra fitting, found an AWESOME bra, bought it (that part hurt - EXPENSIVE!), and had our date! Simple! It wasn't bad at all. I actually discovered I was buying the wrong size (mostly because they don't SELL my size at Wal-Mart, where I do my shopping most of the time) so now I look and feel great! I really think it's made a difference in how I look overall. If you haven't done it - GO! It's so worth it. Have in mind what you want, and they'll help you find it. Just like that. I can't believe I hadn't done it sooner.
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