Our Valentine's Day weekend started on Friday with a Country Hoe down! I love to dance, but I don't like to dance with people I go to church or work with.
Can you imagine going to church and hearing someone pointing at you and whispering to someone else, "Wow, did you look at the way H.K. was dancing? I thought it was totally inappropriate for her to dance on the table."
If I'm going to go out dancing, I like to go out dancing in a place where I know absolutely no one. Except of course the friends that are dancing with you. They can be just as crazy as me!
I promised RM that I was going to stick to eating and mingling, and absolutely no dancing- until we were pulled to the dance floor for the country line dancing. It wasn't so bad because everyone that was at the dinner, was out there on the dance floor! We all looked like a bunch of dancing fools together- it was great!
There would be no finger pointing at church on Sunday.
RM somehow slipped out of the dance floor, and sat with some other husbands, who felt it was more fun to talk sports in the hallway.
However, when it came to the slow dancing, I grabbed RM. Slow dancing becomes a sort of power struggle for us- both of us want to lead. So we compromise and take turns leading.
On Sunday after church, RM conferred upon Moe the Melchizedek priesthood. (Click here and here to understand what that means) He was joined by Moe's Young Men leader Brad Burnett, our Home Teachers Marcus Burton and Aaron Turner, the Bishopric (Larson, Grundy, Porter) High Priest Leader Jim Gallovan, and family friend Adam Jones.
RM gave Moe a beautiful blessing,and tears were flowing freely in the room, mainly by me..
We have had a very cold and wet winter, so when Sunday rolled around, it was a beautiful sunny day. A perfect day for a picture.
On Valentine's Day RM was home! He worked out of our home and made his mom's famous English bread pudding for breakfast. It was delicious, and I think it tasted better than his mom's.
Later, RM's long time friend was in town and wanted to take us out for lunch- SUSHI! I love good sushi and if it wasn't so expensive, I wish I could eat it every week. We went to an "all you can eat Sushi buffet" and ate to our heart's content. I believe I ate more than two dozen sushi, and struggled finishing what was left on my plate.
After over an hour of gorging ourselves with sushi, we went home.
RM went upstairs to work, I sat down on the couch in our living room, unbuttoned the top button of my jeans, turned on the TV, and finished eating a bunch of Valentine's Day chocolates (no matter how full I am, there's always room for chocolate), while watching a chick flick.
I heard that chocolates contain a lot of magnesium and I think my body was sorely lacking magnesium.
Can you believe that I still managed to lose four lbs this week? I think it was the magnesium in the chocolates that did it.
Here's my favorite quote for the week:
"Today is the most important day of my life"
Make each day count because you never know what tomorrow brings. Live in the moment!