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Sunday, July 22, 2007

It's been a crazy week!

Preparing for Girls' Camp is almost a year-long process, and yet I still leave so many thing for the last minute. Friday night I dragged Marc out to three different stores to pick up some much-needed {essential} items for my week away. You wanna know what tops my list? Nutella. Yes, that's right - creamy chocolate hazelnut spread.

In Italy, they eat Nutella like we eat peanut butter - the most common way was on a slice of bread for breakfast. I'm personally not a fan of the Nutella and bread combo. But, my favorite things to eat with Nutella are: graham cracker sticks, bananas, strawberries, crepes, fruit smoothies with a large spoonful of Nutella added in. And, really, there's nothing like just eating a spoonful without anything to distract from its yummy goodness!

Aside from food preparations, Marc also had to help me figure out how to set up our new tent yesterday. We have never slept in it. We've only tried to set it up once - on the beach. It was so windy, though, that we never even got it all the way up. You can see what I mean here. In non-windy weather, it was rather a cinch. So, I think I'll be able to handle it.

So, I'll be taking this whole week off work, which will be a nice break. And, actually I should let you know that I won't be working in the doctor's office for much longer. I gave my notice this week. I'll work through August, then I'm going to focus on other things. For the last week or so, I've felt this nagging feeling that we need to make room in our lives for a baby. See, we both work long hours, have time-consuming Church callings, and fill the rest of our time with a hundred other things. But, I guess that was also part of our initial strategy - keep busy so that we don't go crazy wondering when something is going to happen in the baby department.

When I initially got that nagging feeling to quit my job, I fought it and tried to ignore it, because it's scary to have hope. It's scary to take that step into the darkness not knowing what's going to happen. Being in this position of waiting to adopt is interesting when it comes to making plans, because we never know when something is going to happen. And, we've had to put a lot of faith in the small promptings we feel, even though we don't know for sure when or how things will play out.

So, Marc and I talked about our options and after a lot of prayer, we couldn't ignore the feeling we got. As busy as our lives are right now, they'll be getting even more busy in a month, even without my full-time job to worry about. I'll start teaching early morning seminary again, and I'll also be taking some night classes for my teaching credentials.

As scary as it is, I hope that we'll always have the courage to follow the small promptings that come, so that we'll be ready when important moments in life happen - whatever they may be or however they come to us. Because it seems like those big moments don't come with a lot of warning... or maybe they do but we're just too busy {or too scared} to hear them. So, here's to a life of less busy-ness and more focus on what's essential.

Like Nutella at Girls' Camp. :)



Carrot Jello said...

This post gave me goosebumps!
BTW, I cannot stand nutella. *Gag*

Marc and Megan said...

Sacrilege! I can't believe you don't like Nutella. I must warn you that the only other person who has admitted such a "weakness" to me has since been converted. {Or maybe she is a good pretender!} Now that I know your true feelings, I'm prepared for a good challenge next time I see you. You will like Nutella, I tell you. :)

lafawnduh said...

I am sure that I just posted a comment. . . Oh dear. I have no idea where I put it.

Nutella rocks, it keeps my husband from eating cheddar cheese and strawberry jam sandwiches. Much better alternative.

I love your blog. I see everyone playing on the internet. I want to be cool so I get on the computer and look at my email, and say, Why do I not go on the world wide web. . . Hmmmm where to go? Donny Osmond hasnt posted anything too interesting, so I just read your blog and carrots blog and feel that I can play with the best of them. I impress my children who see me doing something important,and I get out of doing house hold chores for awhile. Of course I don't know where the lost comments go, so I am not quite as cool as I let on. My first comments are much better than my second make up ones, when I realize I didn't post it right.

I hope you have a wonderful time at girls camp. The YW are lucky to have you.

Life is too short to not follow promptings right away. Way to go. We are praying for you - I can't imagine you not parents.

Love you guys

Kip said...

I really like Nutella as well. I like it as face cream or toothpaste. Many times I eat it for breakfast and leave some on the corners of my mouth for a snack for my train trip. At times Lafawduh kisses me and removes it...bummer.

Heffalump said...

I have to admit that I really don't know much about Nutella. I think I may have tried it once, but I can't be sure.
Following promptings can be a little scary, but comforting at the same time. It sounds like you will be plenty busy anyhow!