20 November 2008

Just like the movies...

Ok, work with me here a bit...

I've been struggling to find anything about my life humorous enough to blog about. Then, today I was opening my bag and I found a pink goodies bag from Pow Wow last Saturday. Here's the scoop ~

One of the classes that I signed up for was Eatible Crafts - sounds delish right? Well, it totally was. I purposely scheduled two of my friends to take this class with me and we were late - about 10 minutes late! Seating was scarce and she was already almost done with all of her "how to's" by the time we arrived.

Remember back to some scenes in various movies, the most memorable one for me is in Miss Congeniality where her coach guy has to leave and she arrives late to get ready for the day and her little friends jump in and help her - imagine that scene with me as, oh yeah baby, Sandra Bullock...I should never have been allowed to register for a class that called for craftiness or creativity!! HOLA, what were they thinking letting me in, let alone being late.

There were like 7 edible crafts that you could make and I managed one (1)! yes, you are reading correctly. So, the other "real crafty ladies" in attendance were all grabbing my project bags in order to help me get "something" to bring home. So, today, when I opened my pink goody bag, I found 4 treats!!! I am so lucky to have had such great neighors who acted like they would all make the best darn cub scout leaders in the world - (hint and reminder: I am not a den leader type!!!! I am a Committee chair type!).

The goal here is to dip your spoon in melted chocolate and add stuff to it then when you have your hot chocolate, you get double dip deliciousness.

The perfect craft or award for Space Derby Day!!! (We're substituting space derby for pinewood derby this year because our boys have a new found facination with space)

Cub Master and Den leader with our three, yep, an entire pack of 3, non-member boys. Our ward wraps 8 adults around 3 non-member boys. Two of them need it more than words can say. Scouting DOES change lives.

Thanks Den moms (and lone man who ventured to take edible crafts!)...I couldn't enjoy my hot schocolate with sprinkles dipped spoon without you or my rocket ship of life savers. You truly were my sprinkles that give color to my life and life savers that day. (That's from Ceremonies and Pizzaz class!)

Hugs to all the Cub Scouter moms out there who are creative enough to think these things up. I hereby leave this charge to you.


03 November 2008

Motivational Quote

It seems that everyone is sucking it up at work so the big boss asked us today to find a motivational quote and email him about why we chose that particular quote. I thought of one I saw a lot on my mission in lots of Goethe books and really, every missionary had it. So here it is.

"Until one is committed, there is hesitancy, the chance to draw back, always ineffectiveness. Concerning all acts of initiative and creation, there is one elementary truth the ignorance of which kills countless ideas and splendid plans: that the moment one definitely commits oneself, then providence moves too. All sorts of things occur to help one that would never otherwise have occurred. A whole stream of events issues from the decision, raising in one's favor all manner of unforeseen incidents, meetings and material assistance which no man could have dreamed would have come his way. Whatever you can do or dream you can, begin it. Boldness has genius, power and magic in it. Begin it now." Goethe, Johann Wolfgang Von

Bis man festgelegt ist, gibt es Unschlüssigkeit, die Wahrscheinlichkeit, zurück zu zeichnen, immer Wirkungslosigkeit. Hinsichtlich ist aller Taten der Initiative (und der Kreation), gibt es eine grundlegende Wahrheit, dessen Unwissenheit unzählige Ideen und herrliche Pläne tötet: daß der Moment einer sich definitiv, dann Vorsehung festlegt, bewegt auch.

I like this quote because it means that taking one step forward in keeping the commandments creates endless opportunities for personal growth and blessings from our Father in Heaven. He can always take us down the proverbial yellow brick road without us knowing it or even which way we're heading. But attempting creates opportunities for MORE blessings. So, let's decide and keep putting one foot in front of the other.

PS: there is some doubt (ok, a lot) that Goethe wasn't quoting someone else when he said this. Oh well, I still think it's worth thinking about.