Monday, March 23, 2009

Whirlwind Week

It's strange how each day seems to be moving so slowly, but by the same token it is bizarre how quickly the weeks fly by. Daddy is doing alright, he's becoming more ambulatory so that's good. Work is going well--it was nice when Kassie called and told me to take today off because of the snow. I was able to run a lot of errands that needed doing, so it was good :)

I went to a great concert Saturday night featuring the Nashville Tribute Band and they were incredible. Their CD, Joseph: A Nashville Tribute to the Prophet, helped me through some of the hardest parts of the mission. They also came out with a CD called Trek about the pioneers, and next (can you tell I'm excited about this?) they are doing one on missionaries! They sang one of the songs and I almost cried--he totally nailed what a mission is like! It was fun because I was sitting by a few friends who served missions and we all thought it was pretty great.

I was really excited because Mindy Gledhill (whom I love!) sings one of the songs on the Joseph CD and they said that we were going to have a special surprise. Well, it wasn't Mindy Gledhill, but it WAS a great surprise. Instead it was Katherine Nelson (don't scratch your head in wonder--I'll explain), the woman who portrays Emma in the Church produced film about Joseph Smith currently playing at Temple Visitors' Centers, and in the film called Emma. It was incredible to see the woman whose face is now associated with the magnificent Emma Smith sing the song about her.

I am super stoked about getting to work with the sister missionaries. They called me about taking them to the temple today, but I thought I had to work. Unfortunately I didn't, but we had missed the session. Hopefully I'll be able to help out another time, and now that they have my number things could be looking up in that department.