Nov 16, 2009

Bunco Night & The Weekend

I recently joined a Bunco group and last Thurs. night was our first Bunco night. I had a blast! There ain't nothing better than getting together with the girls and hanging out. At one point during the night I was sitting at a table with women who all had two kids a piece. So they were going around and saying their names and ages, then they turned to me. And... I had absolutely nothing to say. I held my hand up in the shape of a big fat zero. Thankfully, they didn't give me the stink eye they just went on and on about how much they miss those days of having no kids. But my heart broke, and I thought to myself "Well, I could go on an on about how lucky you are to have those kids. Cause there are those of us who would give anything to be pregnant and in your shoes!" So anyway, I had a slight moment of angst, but I quickly got over it and the night turned out to be so fun. I try really hard not to be a beast about the whole pregnancy thing. I don't want anyone to feel like they can't talk about their kids or be excited about being pregnant when they are around me. I love kids, and I love it when women are pregnant and are excited about it. That's the way it's supposed to be! Just cause it's not happening for me doesn't mean that it makes your experience any less great or wonderful. Anyway, that's not really the direction I wanted to go with on this post, but there you have it. We're having a hard time getting pregnant and it's beyond frustrating, hard and even sometimes so sad. I know it'll happen someday, I just keep wondering when the heck will it be my turn?

Anywho. We had a pretty fun rest of the weekend. Jared and I had a date night on Fri night, with just the two of us. Went out for sushi (yum!) and did some shopping. It was nice to see him and hang out with him for awhile with no interruptions. Saturday I spent the day shopping, and he spent the day in the garage working on his buddie's hot rod and then we all went out together that night for dinner and a movie. We saw 2012. It was... okay. It's was kind of meh for me. Kind of unbelievable. But John Cusak was adorable, as always, and if it had had anyone else but him in it I think it would have been a total bomb. He's pretty funny!

Sunday was church. I received a new calling. You are lookin' at the brand spankin' new YW president. It's not going to take affect for a few weeks, but they issued the calling yesterday. I'm a little bit nervous about it. It's one thing to be the counselor, but it's a whole new ball game to be the head honcho. My YW's experience was awful. Really terrible and I just want the girls to look back on their time with me with only good memories. My goal is to make sure that they are being taught the gospel, they feel loved no matter what their quirks are and that I'm preparing them to be future leaders. I had a ton of great examples of what not to do from my leaders as a girl. So I guess if I don't do those things I'll be good, right?

All right, enough with the novel. One of these days I'm going to actually post pictures instead of yakkin' your ears off. Maybe. Hope everyone has a great week!

8 comments:

The JAMC Johnsons said...

Hey, we don't mind you yakkin' our ears off. : ) Young Women's...wow...I can totally empathize with you on the whole terrible young women experience. I myself didn't have the best experience. I bet it'll make you a better leader.

Kinzie Sue said...

Look at you, head honcho! You are going to be a great YM Pres and I think it's because of you're negative experience that you will be an even better president for your girls. Hope everything else will work out for you (and enjoy that sushi while your at it!)

Regina said...

Congrats on the new calling! You will do great!
And about the baby thing...I TOTALLY feel you! We were married 3 yrs before getting pregnant and I was never on the pill, or ever doing anything not do get pregnant. Then when that wasn't working, we started "trying" for over a year and finally it happened when I REALLY did not want it to. (I had just found out my SIL was preggo).

Some people (all of my friends)can seriously hi-five each other and get pregnant. And some will never just "happen" to miss a period and accidentally be pregnant. Sounds like you and I are in the latter. But that's okay. It will happen!!!

About YW, I am so sad to hear you had a bad experience! YW and seminary were the biggest testimony building programs for me. I had a wonderful experience. I am sure you will accomplish all you want for your girls.

Goodman Family said...

Woot woot! Congrats on the new calloing, sounds like fun. Good luck!

Dan and Nicole said...

Congrats on the new calling. I think you will do great!

Jalei & Lane said...

How fun to be YW president! I had no idea you had a bad YW experience. So sad!

Meagan said...

I can't tell you how many girls nights I have experienced what you are going thru....I feel your pain - sorry to tell you it never gets any easier - only more annoying!!! I stopped going to things for a while, but I realize it's better to have friends who can only talk about their kids than to have no friends at all!!! (and I can tune them out REALLY well now too)

RaeLynn said...

We are having infertility issues so I can totally understand where you're coming from. It totally sucks and I'd be lying to myself if I didn't say so. It's hard to listen to everyone announcing that they're pregnant with their one millionth child and watching 15 year old girls get pregnant when GOOD people who are willing and able to care for a child-- struggle with it so much. I'll never know why. We can be infertility buddies and vent to each other!