Wednesday, March 2, 2011

It's March

I've been in no mood to blog lately. I could publish that one sentence and feel proud of myself.

I've had better February's in my life. Much better. In fact, I kinda just want to erase last month from my mind. I want a do-over. But I can't. Here's the upside: it is now MARCH. Thank goodness! But I have been taking mental notes of all the positive things in my life, most of which come from my babies. I have so much to say about them. They each deserve their own post and I'm planning on getting to that real soon.

Life is busy. And when things get you down it's hard to keep up with the busy-ness. I'm trying to get caught up and my feet off and running.

I added more piano students. I now have 15. It's too much. Everyday. But I really do enjoy it and I feel blessed to be able to do it, but it's still a little much. Trying to balance it all with the rest of life is challenging.

I am up to my ears with church stuff. Okay not really, but...kind of. Primary music is awesome. But man, I'm feeling it. I'm getting tired. It is both exhausting and wonderful week after week. I gripe during the week but then rave about it after church every Sunday.
I'm also collecting lots of "stuff" from it and I have no where to put it. That gets to me big time.
I also just got asked to play the organ. I've said a hundred times, "I DO NOT PLAY THE ORGAN!" But here I am, learning to play the organ. I still haven't figured out where my practice time will fit in but it's got to somewhere. I'm starting to curse my mom for ever starting me on the piano. Haha!!! Just kidding.

We have been sick. Along with everyone else. Starting to get over it.

We are gearing up for a busy summer. More on that to come soon.

Life throws you curveballs. It always does.

How's that for a "Debbie-Downer" post?

I've been reading some really great stuff from the scriptures and the Ensign. What would we do without inspired teachings? They have buoyed me up and consumed my thoughts.
And that's a good thing.


*LaUrA* said...

I HEAR ya! There are moments in my week that if I allow myself to think about it I get totally overwhelmed and want to quit. Church stuff...just existing stuff. haha...then I remember I can do this!! I also give myself permission to have a couple days a month (or maybe weekly) to not do anything at all. I like those days:)

I was just reading the "Friend" to Carter a couple of nights ago and it talked about singing time. The teacher had one child leave the room. Then had another child hide a music note somewhere in the room. Then when the other child came back in they would try and find the hidden note. As they got closer to the note the kids sang louder...if they walked away from the note the kids sang softer. I am sure you already know this one...but thought I would share in case you didn't. It is easy but super fun for the kids. I remember loving games like these! I bet you are so fun and awesome at singing time. (ssshh but we kind of need you down here:)

Huszar Family - Idaho said...

Hang in there my are one of the most optimistic people I know, seriously, I envy your positive attitude! You have A LOT on your plate right now!!! And February was a yucky month!!!! Even with everything that you have on your schedule, you are still making time for are a great example to me!

Nan and Aaron said...

Love you Amy Jo!

Marie Photographie said...

I'm sorry February was so stinky for you. :( I'm happy to bid it farewell myself. Nothing horrible happened, but it was just so crazy busy. Here's to a better March! :)

julie said...

Amy, I have the solution. Put all your collection of singing time crap in a box labeled, "For Julie." I don't have that calling. But I'm guessing that maybe sometime in the next 65 years or so I will. Seriously, do it.

Can't you just use the cheat on the organ? That's what everyone else does. Organ is freaking hard. In fact, it was my only C in college. Haha, course, I never practiced even one time between lessons. Wow how pathetic is that. So I guess a C is pretty generous. So that was a tangent.

Good luck surviving everything!!! And go on a cruise!

Justin and JoLyn said...

I've been wondering about you... Life is hard, isn't it? I was able to hear Sis. Beck speak last Rexburg, and both of your posts reminded me of something she said..."The Church was built on the backs of strong women who sacrificed and suffered beyond belief. Don't expect it to be easy now." Like the pioneer women, we can be strong, and make it through February's together!!

Way to go on the organ! I, too, have been dodging that bullet for years, but I know it's just a matter of time!

By the way, you and Shane are the most adorable pioneer couple ever!

John and Anna said...

Your post made me crack a smile (more than I've been able to do in the last week) not at your hardships, but because sometimes it's nice to know you are not the only one who's being thrown some lemons.

February was hard for me too and March isn't getting any better, but I need to think positive like you.

And about the Organ. I've had that calling twice. Once in Highschool and I just about fell off my chair when they asked me to do it. And once in College. I cheated a lot! No one knows the difference unless they've had experience playing the organ in which case they should be playing instead. :) Good Luck! It really does sounds like you need some angels around you. You sure do have a load!

Tonya said...

Amy I feel like we live in some weird parallel universe! I hear ya about the primary chorister thing, I do the exact same thing! It gets tedious week after week! And I am in the same boat with that stupid organ thing. Why do people think playing the piano is the same as playing the organ?! It is SO not. .....and yay for adding more students, even if it feels like too many! You are such a great teacher. AND yay for the trek--we did one last summer and it was the best and worst week ever! The kids in your family will be super lucky!

Katy said...

I have been thinking about your post for 2 days... but didn't comment... (what kind of a friend am I?) I can be thoughtless. I don't have any idea what is going on- however, I will send postive thoughts in your direction. Hope things start looking better. Life can just be confusing and hard sometimes-