Wednesday, January 10, 2007

Internal struggle

I'm sure this post will show me as coming off as an ungrateful bitch, and I probably am, but at least I can admit it.

Last night was our Ward's Enrichment night. Sunday I was asked to be in the Nursery for half of Enrichment. Right away I was annoyed, because, hey, I'm not even contributing to Nursery and now I have to babysit??? Still, you can't say "no", so of course I said okay. I decided to do the second half, so I could eat first. Um, obviously I didn't think this through enough. Enrichment is 6:30-8, so 45 minutes is all I'd have to do. Not bad, I guess. And somone said they'd even split that time in half with me, so really only like 20 minutes. That didn't sound so bad.

Well, I get to church last night and find some friends and get a table and we start to eat. What was dinner, you ask? Sloppy Joes. Yes, sloppy joes. Honestly, who thinks of these ideas???? These women get out once every 3 months and we're feeding them sloppy joes. Their kids are probably at home eating better than they are and DAD is feeding them!!! I just don't get our ward. I mean, I know we have a budget and all, but if you need cheap but good meal ideas, come ask ME!!! Anyway, it's not like the RS paid for it all, they had sign-ups to bring the stuff!

Well, 7:15 rolls around, and I have a bite of dessert really quick (butter cookies????) and head to the nursery. Luckily, there's another lady in there who's awesome with the kids and we have a lesson and play games and stuff. 8:00 at last!! No moms. More games. Doggy, doggy, where's your bone?? 8:15. No moms. Red light, green light. 8:30. Still no moms. I'm getting pissed. Simon says. 8:45. You guessed it, no moms. Telephone. 9:00. FINALLY. Moms start showing up. ONE HOUR AND FORTY-FIVE MINUTES. Of crazy loud kids. I totally had plans for the rest of the evening that went right down the crapper. Not to mention that I wanted to catch some of the lesson part of Enrichment, which was about a "New You." I kept telling myself that those frazzled moms needed to hear that stuff way more than I did, and that I was doing a great service to them by watching their screaming kids. Bless her heart, my friend Linda did volunteer to swap with me halfway through, but she's prego and if I was dying in there, there's no way she would have survived!

Anyway, I feel bad that I was so vocal afterwards about how long it went. I'm sure I offended someone, or multiple someones. Husbands can't watch the kids anymore b/c I think they're scared they're going to molest them or something, but why can't we get the YW to watch them?? I'm very bitter over all of this. Hmm....something I should perhaps work on this year????

/end rant/ for now....

So I finally got my haircut on Monday. It has been months. And when I say months, I mean almost a year. Is that ridiculous or what. Disgusting, is more like it. And I put my foot down on Saturday and insisted that Derrick go and get a real hair cut--not me buzzing it in the bathtub. I think it looks fantastic, just like I've been wanting it to look for the past 5 years. And he's got all new Rico Suave clothes and is turning into quite the GQ guy. Well, maybe that's exaggerating a little, but I do think it's a very nice improvement!

For makeup junkies: Stila's Illuminating Liquid Foundation is lovely. Very nice coverage, great color matches, gives you a nice glow. I'm in love.

I'm hungry.


Lara said...

Okay, don't get me started...but FIRST of all, they should NEVER ask a WOMAN to tend the nursery on ENRICHMENT NIGHT!!!!

HELLO!!! Anyone home????
Anyway, I just got a phone call from the EQ the other night, asking if HUBBY would like to be in the Nursery. That's doing it right.
I am SO SORRY you had to go through that!

jasongard said...

I happen to consider Sloppy Joe's a tasty meal, thank you very much.

Samantha said...

I think I've heard good things about Stila's foundation before. I think I even tried it out. Don't remember what I thought. All I remember is that it was really 'spensive, right? Illuminating foundation always just makes me look shinier.

Yeah...I could go on and on about how terribly most ward functions are organized. It makes you wonder if people think at all. The worst part about it is that people in the Church are SO into missionary work and making a good impression. Ward functions are the perfect opportunity to do this. Then investigators come to ward parties or whatever and they are embarassing, and they don't get a good impression. Do people think of this?

Lara said...

ps...I could be REALLY nasty and mention that in THAT SAME WARD I was asked to be the main S.M. Speaker...on MOTHER'S DAY!!!

(okay, I'll shut up, now.)

You know the old saying about "It's perfect but the PEOPLE in the church aren't..." I guess you really DO have to laugh about it. :-)

Karen said...

I'm so glad there's someone out there who feels my pain about our ward!!!