Well, this week takes the cake I think. I am sooooo tired! We were up each morning by 6:30 and many nights not home until 10:30 or 11:00. That is just too long for this old lady! And when I sit here and try to think about what we have been doing all week I am too tired to remember it all. Let's see............ cleaned the church, helped people with their computers, started some people with family history, became the new Recording Secretary of the San Diego Professional Tour Guides Association and hosted a meeting at the Battalion along with providing refreshments, had our scripture class, picked up people and took them with us to many of the places we went, ushered for "A Winter's Tale" at the Old Globe Theatre with three of our tour guide friends, visited many others that wanted us to come see them and visited others who didn't really want us to be there, gave tours, enjoyed being with the Sisters at the Battalion, got to see Cori Dyer from Orem and go out to dinner with her, had a BBQ farewell dinner for one of our Senior Couples we work with at the Mormon Battalion, had a ward party (February Family Fun Friday Film Finger Food Game night!), went to dinner with good friends, worked on our ward Rescue Program, enjoyed our Elders we work with in our ward, got to exercise a couple of times this week, enjoyed the beautiful weather in the high 70's, trying to learn the temple visitor's center reporting program to help out with it, and tried really hard not to get it all mixed up and forget something.
As Senior Couples we are always talking about how amazing it is that they think us old people can do what they ask us to do. We live in this world of computers and the mission definitely takes advantage of that in all we do - but they want us old people who didn't grow up in a world of computers to know how to jump on board! But it does seem that the Lord qualifies whom he calls! At least we are getting by. They also think that we can work harder that we thought we could - and it seems to work.
We are looking forward to a calmer week and really ready for it. But it always seems that when we think that a day is clear, something seems to come up to keep us busy! I sound like I am complaining but I'm not. I am really quite pleased that we made it through this week and didn't totally get confused. Sometimes the different hats we wear makes it hard to keep up on everything. Just when I think that I have the desk at the MB handled well, I remember that I need to work with the web sites more and call someone or pick up the mail for the Tour Guide Association, or do the Temple Visitor's Centers report, or maybe we need to visit someone in the ward or call to help the young man we have investigation the church. We love being busy though and wouldn't have it any other way.
We are trying to decide if we should stay another six months and most likely will. We feel like we have just started to understand what we are doing and how to be effective and really can't imagine leaving in five and a half months. Besides that.................. why would we want to leave this wonderful San Diego weather to go home to a Utah winter? :)
Thought for this week:
The Church needs you. The Lord needs you. The world needs you. There are many out there who need exactly what you have to offer. They are not easy to find, but they will not be found unless there are those who are prepared and willing to seek them out. - Gordon B. Hinckley