It hasn't been a terribly, terribly, busy week, but I think I used up a lot of energy on the March for Life ATL on Tuesday. After that, I think I was mentally overhwelmed by the thought of my first AHG meeting since November, and Meg's slumber party yesterday. I could not get myself together for a couple of simple blog posts!
|Father/Daughter Sock Hop 2013 (last Friday)|
And, lest you think I've completely abandoned AHG, I have been to a couple of Special Events, Board Meetings, and busy with my usual Behind-the-Scenes work!
I felt very unfocused this week. I wonder how much that had to do with slacking off on the morning prayers? I don't really wonder. I know. But can I make a wee confession? I'm just a little bit tired of reading the Catechism every morning. I let it go for a couple of mornings and then play Catch-up by reading about 3 days at once. That doesn't help the tired-of-it aspect, though, does it? I guess I'll just get over how I feel about it and just do it, because I do enjoy the time in the morning, and the other book I'm reading. So I just have to make myself do it. That's where personal growth comes from, right?
|Lighting the candles on the birthday ice cream!|
Miss Marge had to go to her American Heritage Girls meeting on her birthday because I made her. Yes, I made her because I had missed 4 meetings already, and I figured she would enjoy being with her girlfriends at a meeting than just at home with 4 of us! I was right---she took cookies, and other girls brought food for their own badge work, and they sang to her, and she had a great time. So, at, like, 9:30 p.m., we just put candles in the ice cream and sang Happy Birthday, and she finally got to open her presents!
|Adding the final M&M touches|
No cake ON her birthday (or special dinner) because of AHG, and because we were making this monstrous ombre cake for her sleepover.
|This monster needed a lot of frosting!|
|4 layers is a lot of cake!|
Six sweet girls came over, and the boys escaped for a few hours to Trivia at Starbucks, and most of them slept until their dads came to get them this morning. I think it was fun, but I haven't had a chance to talk to the birthday girl yet. One of the neighbors didn't leave at the appointed time---she helped Meg with her chores and then they both left!
I'm so glad Birthday Month is over, and now I can start getting un-addicted to the sugar that has taken over my life since before Christmas! Yes, it's time to start that New Year's Diet! How is yours going?