Wednesday, August 20, 2008

What a busy month!

Today was the first time in a long time that I have had a chance to get caught up with the blog world. I have had a terrible craving to read all my friends blogs and have had a few gentle reminders to update mine. It has been a whirlwind month with a lot of good stuff happening.

Work

Recently, I was informed that my work responsibilities were changing (not asked, informed!). They hired a new lady to train to take over the office manager’s job when she retires. There is a lot to learn to get to that point so they wanted her to start learning now . They told me to start training her on all the things I do and passing stuff on to her. I started to freak out thinking, “Oh no, are they trying to get rid of me so they are taking all of my responsibilities away?” So I went to my supervisor in a panic. She whispered to me, “They want to make you Marketing Director.” WHAT! I don’t know anything about marketing! I marched myself right into one of the VP offices and asked what the heck was going on. I guess I should have been flattered, but at the time I was upset at the way this was handled, overwhelmed and felt terribly inadequate.

Although I still don’t know where exactly I am going from here with this change in responsibility, I am getting more and more excited. I just finished our office party August 1 and have been catching up on all the things that got pushed aside while was consumed with party planning, plus training this new person. So I have been crazy busy at work.

Church

I was called to be the new Relief Society President in my ward. Again, my response was, “What! I don’t know anything about running a Relief Society!” I still feel like I am 15 years old, how am I supposed to lead such a diverse group of women? It has kept me crazy busy in what used to be my free time and I just hope I can do a decent job with this overwhelming task. I am so sad to not be in Primary any more. I loved doing the music and felt like I was totally in my element. Being Relief Society President is really stretching me out of my comfort zone, I just keep telling myself that I am here for a reason and am learning a lot.

Personal life

August 13th was Mason and my Anniversary. We have been married 4 years. I can hardly believe it! Sometimes I still say to Mason, “I can’t believe I am living with a man!“ As I said before, I think that goes back to my feeling like I am 15 years old and not ready for such a thing. I wouldn’t trade it for the world though. We kept it simple this year just going to dinner and renting a movie. It was nice just to be together and go on a real date again. Its been awhile.

The day after our anniversary was the Heywood family campout. It was a ton of fun and very nice to get away for a while. It allowed me to opportunity to start reading Breaking Dawn…finally. I am so jealous that nearly everyone else I know is already done. I just passed page 300 and it is killing me every time I have to walk away from it.


This last weekend we had an extended family reunion on my Dad's side. It was so nice to get to see cousins, aunts & uncles that I haven't seen for over 5 years. It is amazing what can happen in that amount of time!

Mason goes back to school on the 25th. I am actually really excited to get back in a normal routine. Summer is fun with lots to do, but it is also exhausting. The school year helps us to calm down and have a more regular schedule which will be fabulous and allow more time for blogging!

So that is what has been going on with us. Whew! Exhausting!