Today we had Church, which was lovely. One of the talks during the sacrament meeting was about the roles of women and men, and how we are different, but equally yolked. I really enjoyed it. Many people assume different is bad, and fair = same, but that isn’t really the case. It was a good talk.
I wasn’t teaching, so I went to the adult Sunday School, which was fun. We were talking about the pre mortal life, or what we were doing before we were born. It’s a very cool topic, I think.
During the 3rd hour we had a meeting for parents of youth and the youth themselves. We’ve got some great activities this year, so we were getting those all explained and we have a calendar of major dates for the youth this coming year. Yikes is the summer busy now! And we can’t have more than one or two snow days or fun activities will overlap with finals for G1.
After chuch we had a lovely linger longer where we had cocoa (put it in a crock pot if you’re serving a large group!) and cookies. There are more allergic kids now, so we had a table of gluten-free and allergy-friendly foods, which was awesome. Most of my cookies were devoured, which was also awesome. I made gluten-free chocolate chip cookies and oatmeal chocolate chip cookies.
I didn’t bring all the cookies to church, of course, because it was important to save some cookies for lunches and for snackses. Now our cute penguin cookie jar is filled with yummy cookies!
Over the past couple years we’ve had dinner with some friends and the missionaries on the second Sunday of every month. It’s a nice way to catch up with our friends, plus it’s a nice way for me, as a single mom of daughters, to visit with the missionaries. It’s against the rules for them to come to our house until we have a guy there, unless we import a guy from another family or have friends over. It’s just one reason I’m looking forward to being married!
Our deal is that we swap off who makes the meal, but we always bring the dessert. Sometimes Gryffindor makes the whole dessert, sometimes I make the whole dessert, and sometimes there’s teamwork. This time I made the cupcakes, but Gryffindor and Ravenclaw teamed up to decorate them.
Just in case you aren’t totally obsessed with My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic, I will clue you in that these are cutie marks for the different ponies. A cutie mark is something that appears on their flank that tells them their special talent and destiny. The 3 blank cupcakes are for the three characters (Cutiemark Crusaders) who are still waiting for their cutie marks.
The cutie marks are for (starting at top left and going across in rows:
- Scootaloo, Mr. Carrot Cake, Mrs. Cake
- Apple Bloom, Fluttershy, Rarity, Derpy
- Applejack, Twilight Sparkle, Pinkie Pie, Princess Cadence
- Sweetie Belle, Princess Celestia, Rainbow Dash, Shining Armor
- Princess Luna, Lyra Heartstrings, Bonbon
Sadly, I only had to check a few of those. I’ve absorbed much more information than I thought I had.
Tonight when I started packing lunch my head started to really ache, worse than in quite a while. It’s time for sleep now.