Friday, September 9, 2011

Filled or Frazzled?


I have a busy day ahead of me, including but not limited to completing my lesson for Relief Society on Sunday. It's an interesting one on temple work and family history, and my son just taught it in his ward two weeks ago. I will also be praying for my son-in-law, who is having gall bladder surgery this morning, and revising a poem or two for my husband's use.

Tomorrow will keep us on our toes as well, with a marriage (temple sealing), a baptism, some grocery shopping, a program for those who were unable to attend the temple, and a wedding reception.

The Sabbath is always our day of rest, but on this Sunday that rest will be more spiritual than physical. I will be attending our home ward to teach the lesson I'm working on today, attending my husband's ward to welcome a new counselor into the bishopric, and getting ready for a fireside in our home that evening for all of the single adults we enjoy so much.

There is much to do this weekend, and that is a blessing. As always, the decision to be filled or frazzled by all of it is entirely mine to make.

I choose filled!

=)

30 comments:

karen said...

I know how you feel - sometimes full weekends are daunting - especially to someone like me who loves her quiet time. But your weekend is full of happy things so while it might be tiring, I think it will be one happy thing after another. (Your RS lesson will be happy for you when it's well done and OVER!) Enjoy it all.

Momza said...

oh a temple sealing?! I love witnessing a little piece of eternity...reminds me of what's really important. Wish I was gonna be at your lesson!

Cheryl said...

Filled is always a good choice. I'll keep your son-in-law in my bestest thoughts.

anitamombanita said...

One of my favorite quotes which google attributes to Lucille Ball (although I seem to recall one of our church leaders saying it...).."If you want something done, ask a busy person to do it." Busy people are doers. People who have too much time on their hands...well... they have too much time on their hands and should give each of the rest of us some of it...LOL. Have a great weekend!

Renegades said...

Sounds like a busy time, yet fullfilling.

Hoping your son-in-law bounces back quickly.

Brian Miller said...

yes, that is a daily decision..i hope that you have a wonderful weekend though....busy or otherwise...smiles.

Laraine Eddington said...

I loved reading your list of activities. My weekend is so similar...full but fulfilling.

Elizabeth said...

Sounds like a lot of good things happening in your world:)

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Eva Gallant said...

Enjoy all the wonderful things you will be doing this weekend.

Wendy said...

Good luck with temple work! There are many different ways to teach the lesson! Best to the bride and groom! It is part of temple work. Living temple ordinances are so much fun because of the journey to get there.

So Dave is having a party (fireside) so you can use your candles and napkins! So awesome!

Stacy Crawford said...

I usually chose frazzled, then realize filled when it is over!

Good for you for doing it the right way!

Ames said...

Idle hands are the devils workshop. Aren't you glad to be busy! :)~Ames

Lisalulu said...

It sounds like a Wonderfully Busy Weekend. All good things! Each one made me smile, even the gallbladder, it is such a 'common' procedure, in the last couple of years my daughter, mom and husband have had this done. Outpatient style, (well ok not my 80yr old mom). Prayers for him. and your RS lesson. and the fireside.

Grandma Yellow Hair said...

What a busy but nice weekend you have planned. I love the way you wrote this post. Wish I could be more like you and not be so frazzled when things get to be overwhelming.
Thanks for the reminder.
Take care sweet friend
Love
Maggie

cj Schlottman said...

You'll sail through it! I will keep you SIL in my prayers.

Namaste........cj

Pondside said...

I love your outlook!....could you bottle some of that and send it up here?

yaya said...

I went to a special meeting tonight at the Cleveland Stake Center. A counselor from the Relief Society and Primary General Pres. gave a fireside for Cleveland and Akron Stakes. After working I thought I wouldn't really want to go, but I was able to leave work early and rest a bit and I did really enjoy a great spiritual evening. Even though it was a good hours drive, I'm glad I took time to do this. Sometimes we have to decide how to fill our time and many times it's deciding which "good" thing to fill it with. Sounds like you're filling yours with many good things and I hope you have a great weekend!

Farmer's Wyfe said...

Me too, me too!!! I want to be filled!! Great choice...and reminder, as usual. :) Have a fabulous weekend!!!

Myrna Foster said...

Good luck with everything! I had to/got to teach R.S. last Sunday. I always start out frazzled and shaking and end up being filled. It's marvelous what the Spirit can do for you, if you're praying and giving your best.

Kristin said...

Sounds like a special weekend . . . when it's over you can look back and enjoy each crazy activity and the blessings of service, family and friends! Feels so good!

Kristin

Mormon Women: Who We Are said...

I love the idea of filled vs. frazzled. I think the secret to life is to look through the lens of letting experiences (and God's Spirit) fill us, regardless of what is going on around us.

Yeah, well, I have a long way to go there, but this was a nice reminder of my goal. ;)

PⒿ @ $ € € ₦$ ₣®0₥... said...

Only a wise soul can net out what the decision to be is. You inspire me.

I hope this isn't a no-no to ask. Are you allowed to share any detail of the temple sealing ceremony? When my uncle (Mormon) got married when I was a kid, family couldn't go in because they weren't Mormon. I've always been interested.

Dixie Mom said...

I feel your pain. Sunday's are generally my most hectic days. I think I've moved to a place where people always say 'no' and theyve figured ku that I'm a 'yes' girl and are now abusing that. I'll be thinking of you as I prepare my Sunday school lesson today.

Karen Mortensen said...

I know you are busy but what great things to be busy with. Sometimes doing things like that doesn't really seem like work to me. Have a wonderful weekend.

Grandma Honey said...

It's all in the attitude. But you will still be tired at the end of it all :)...but it will be a wonderful kind of tired.

I sure wish I could hear your RS lesson.

LeAnn said...

I wish for you a blessed weekend. You do have a lot to accomplish. Of course without a doubt you will give a great lesson. I would love to be fly on the wall for that one; since I love anything about the temple.
Just keep on enjoying those moments!

Darlene said...

What a busy gal! I too have been busy and today will be no exception. I made a jello salad (for us) this morning, I am just getting ready to do my pool exercises, then I am going to get my hair cut, come home and make a vegetable salad for a pot luck dinner party we are invited to for a couple who are moving to Oregon. What a shame it will be to lose them too as he was first councilor in the high priest group and we just don't have anyone to replace them.

You are so good at handling stress and I'm happy you are. You are going to be so busy this weekend and I thought that Dave's kids weren't going to come over until a week from Monday. Oh well, I'm sure it will be a big success, it always is.

I wish I could hear your lesson. We are having Ward Conference this week. It has been a busy time for Dick

I'm like Karen, I just love quiet times when I don't have anything scheduled. I won't have that for awhile anyway.

Hope Bobby makes it through the operation. I am praying for him. I don't suppose they will be able to do it arthroscopically(sp) though, which will make it a longer recuperation. Dick had his gall bladder out and only had to stay overnight. He recovered with hardly any pain.

I know everything will be great for you. I love you lots

Amy said...

What a wonderful attitude you have a midst your busy life. It really is what you choose to get out of it, isn't it? I hope everything went smoothly for you.

Em said...

i miss relief society SO much:(

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