Monday, May 7, 2012

Women's Conference


Last weekend my posse and I headed to the Y for Women's Conference.  We accidentally missed the first day because we were stranded at City Creek's Nordstorm. When we finally arrived, some of our friends asked how we were enjoying the classes so far.  We said, "Well, yesterday we did a session in Salt Lake, and it wasn't at the temple, either."

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.

10 comments:

  1. I've always found it hard to get out of bed in the morning. I'm a night person. The problem is that the early risers have moral superiority on their sides.

    Let's face it: if you have children, you pretty much need to get up.

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    1. Louise, Even with kids, I don't get up early enough. I need to be up an hour prior, and that means 5:45 every morning. I can do it if I have to, but I manage to get it all done, in a bad way, in 20 min or less. It's messy.

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  2. I am Heidi's sister, and always read your blog. Love it. Thanks for the tips. I really need numero one especially. I am pretty good about acting all nice come bedtime, but waking up earlier is a killer. I would love a follow up post giving me some more inspiration for this one. Wake up earlier and .....get dressed? work out? Clean? Read Scriptures? I need some concrete help in this area, otherwise the snooze button is calling my name.

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    1. I've been thinking about your comment, Natalie, I will have to come up with a post just for you on the early to rise bit. It's a toughy.

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  3. I love you is all I can say...You never fail to make me laugh out loud. My sister(the one above) called me just now, specifically to tell me you posted...that is how much we think you are so funny!!!!

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    1. Are you thinking about my larm right now? Love you, and are you moving yet? Constellation Ward por vida?

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  4. This is why I tune in to your blog...you make me laugh. I wish I was part of your posse. ;) I have to say the arm picture comment was hysterical. I hate when I see photos of my own arms like that!

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    1. Valerie+Katy=Homgurls 4 life:)

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  5. Hey, I went to the same conference and ours ended on Friday afternoon! How did you get Saturday sessions???? Did you really make it all the way to Provo?
    You are already a super mom, in my opinion, so there's not much more you would've learned by really showing up!

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    1. I meant Friday! :) I wish I would have seen you there. We spent all of Friday in the Marriott, so we didn't walk around much. I love you, and thanks for always being so good to my mom. You're so nice to even read this blog.

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