We met for church today at 1700 and only had one "block". (Just sacrament meeting=70 minutes)
It was held late because almost all of the service men and women had to work today (and yesterday.) Doug included.
The lights were on, but the heat still isn't working so once again, many of the women wore pants and bundled up. Blankets were encouraged. One of only maybe three times I've attended church in jeans.
I found it interesting that last week we sang "I Need Thee Every Hour" but this week we sang "Sweet is the Work" and "Let Us All Press On". Last week we were all in survival mode. Today we looked forward at what to do next.
B.Pres. B. said that the L.D.S. church has 15,000 blankets and hundreds of cook stoves on the way here from China. And that the church will be working with McDonalds, using their trucks, to get them where they need to go. That was neat to hear. And hopefully it makes you feel better if you donated money but wished you could have given something tangible. You've given 15,000 blankets! Amazing!
We also found out that more lunches are needed for more relief workers. This time, they're for a group from France. So I made yet another batch of "No-Bakes" today and scrounged in the cupboard for additional snacks to donate. Tomorrow Tami is going to come over and we'll make a bunch of pumpkin and banana bread. Good thing I've been stocking up on Ghirardelli chocolate chips lately! (Can you say "Stress Eating"?)
Also tomorrow: the boys go back to school! YAY!!!!!!! Aside from the cooking, I hope to get a little cleaning and organizing done. My mind set has definitely shifted over the last nine days. My attachment to my family is much stronger and my need for "things" is much weaker. I can't wait to purge my house of junk and lighten my load. That said, I'll need my strength. I'm going to bed.
Here's to looking forward!
:) So glad you're home Melanie!!! :) :) :)