As the picture suggests, today was Valentine's Day!
Yippee! Single awareness is awesome to behold.
Busy-ness aside, I am content. Valentine's Day corrupted my self inflicted healthy diet, and for that, I am truly grateful. Catholic saints really know what they're doing! After all of the chocolate, I feel like there is a
PARTY IN MY TUMMY!!
I went on a Valentine's date on Saturday with some kids from Aurora that was pretty fun. It was not extremely awkward, which is incredible because it was a complete blind date. It was also my first real group date. That made it extremely momentous.
Personally, I don't really see the hullabaloo about dating (especially steady dating). I'm sure that will change when I'm looking for a spouse, but it is really no different than going to have fun with a group of friends. It's totally casual when I go out -- and believe it or not, I like it that way!
After that, I begrudgingly went to the love themed Super Saturday -- I was feeling a little sick and exhausted from the days previous activities, but it ended up being really fun. I got to meet a ton of new people, but unfortunately, I remember none of their names. I feel so awful that I often have to ask a persons name three times before finally remembering it, when my dad can look at a person he met once and say "Hi insert name here!" Hopefully I will inherit this trait later in life because it is something I am truly envious of.
Sunday was awesome! After an exhausting week filled with bumming and dates, I was ready for some enlightenment, and it was readily there. Once again, I pretty much sleep walked through the first two hours, paying attention, but not really participating as I should. For some reason, the third hour of church is completely different. I don't know if it is because I am more comfortable around all of the congenial girls in Young Women, but my spirits are totally lifted the moment I shake hands with Adley or begin chatting before class. Especially in opening exercises, it always seems like you're welcome. I LOVE that feeling.
Our lesson was about a mighty change of heart, something that I have experienced first hand. It was a great lesson for me, because I feel like the gradual change that Sis. Stockhoff talked about was something that I could see in my life. It really has a result that can be seen, and I finally realized all of the little moments in my life that have built up my testimony of the gospel today.
Valentine's Day was today and I could feel the love. Actually, I was pretty out of it for most of the day, but it was enjoyable. I got a few -- I mean a LOT -- of candy which helped pass the monotony of the day. After school, Katie came to audition for the role of Marta or Gretl in the Sound of Music. She had a 2/4 chance and SHE MADE IT! She's Marta. I am so glad I get to spend more time with her, but my heart really broke for the two girls that didn't get a part. One girl was about Katie's age, and she left the room crying. It's so hard to put yourself out there when you're young -- I know that, and I really felt for her.
Are we caught up? Oh my ... apparently I had a lot more to say than I thought. Unfortunately, I have to catch up on sleep so I can do it all again tomorrow. *sigh* It never gets old.