They thought we were gansta rebellious, but we tried not feeling too guilty, especially since I kept telling my homegurlz, "If you need classes on how to be a better mom, lover, friend, and budgeter, just ask me for the answers." This comment made them laugh because they all know how terribly flawed I am. I've told them stories of how I go over budget, yell at my homies, and forget to celebrate good friends' b-days. I'm a mess, I tell you.
We did attend most of Friday's classes, and I have pages of notes I've written to myself. Here's the condensed version, FYI:
1. Get your rear out of bed earlier in the morning. (I love oversleeping more than mousse pie and a Dr. Pepper after Fast Sunday.) When I oversleep, everyone suffers. Just get up already.
2. When you tuck your homies in bed, put your pent-up frustrations in the trash. Try to speak words of love to them or keep your lips zipped. No one likes a swamp witch to tuck them in at night. This has been an ongoing goal, but I needed a reminder.
3. Read the scriptures before family scripture study. Then you'll lead a meaningful discussion about what's happening in the story.
4. Listen to the Spirit.
Wish me luck.