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No Particular Place To Go

Posted by Nancy on June 1, 2008

Sundays are quieter since Elaine and Matt moved to suburban Radiator Springs.

Sunday dinners used to involve at least six adults and eight kids every week, but now we are down to four adults and four kids most of the time.  Today it was just two adults – Bud and me.  Doug doesn’t have his kids this weekend and Katie’s kids all have colds.

While I miss seeing the kids every week, the quiet is nice too.  Just so it doesn’t get too frequent and we all get together for dinner at least once or twice a month.

Today was Fast and Testimony meeting in church where anyone can stand up during services and say whatever they want.  It is supposed to relate to their testimony of the gospel of Jesus Christ, but that isn’t always the case. 

Or as Matt and Elaine call it, open mic Sunday.  They used to attend an inner-city branch with some members who were,crazy, senile, mentally impaired, colorful, and you never knew what you were going to hear.  Thus the undoubtedly sacrilegious designation they gave it, which continues to stick. 

What would you call it when someone wearing a prayer shawl and yarmulke claims to be a Jewish prophet responsible for maintaining peace in the middle east?

Ours was a nice service with some touching testimonies today, and it gave the congregation an opportunity to gain spiritual strength from one another.  I was glad to see Lisa there; her health problems have kept her away for a long time but I still consider her the best visiting teacher I have ever had.

I finished reading Confessions of an Ugly Stepsister this evening.  It is so much better written than the Stephenie Meyer books, but I can’t say it was any more enjoyable to read.  The Meyer books are grating in their repetition of the same words and phrases over and over and over (will somebody please buy the woman a thesaurus?), while this one exercises and expands your vocabulary skills.  Still, as a variation on the Cinderella theme you know where the story is heading and I got anxious to get there, to see how the plot was going to unwind.  It definitely had some unique twists on the story.  Katie has several more by the same author, so I may try Wicked or one of the others next.

I am so grateful for Sundays and the opportunity to have a day of rest.  There is no guilt about a nap on Sunday, or taking time reading.  Life is so hectic this island of relaxation is a welcome relief.

I need to spend more of my reading time on scriptures, though.


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