This week we met together to make Christmas Stockings for the Boys and Girls club in Meridian. We each donated stocking stuffers for the stockings. These stockings were for boys and girls ages 12 through 18, because they are the children usually missed during charity drives.
I completely forgot this service project was scheduled for this week until I received an email on Monday - Yikes! First of all, I signed up to bring a treat I love to make during the Christmas season to share on a tasting table. I decided to make Carmel brownies and lucky for me all the ingredients were in my food storage. The downside was that it made me stress out a bit for lack of time. I wish I would have known it was this Tuesday and that I had signed up for the treat on Sunday (the downside of being in Primary and NOT Relief Society). If I'd have known, I would have made it on Sunday instead of rushing around on Tuesday.
Monday I cleaned 2 houses, cleaned off all the flowers from my berm, raked leaves, cleaned my customer's business Monday night, plus fit Family Home Evening lesson in. OK - it was a busy Monday but we did it.
Tuesday I cleaned 2 houses, came home showered, made Carmel brownies, took Brady to piano lessons, shopped for stocking stuffers, made dinner and went to the activity. Sometimes I run at full speed. I really need to stop signing up for things - like making a dessert at the last moment *shaking my head.
I made it to the meeting and helped cut out stockings to be sewn together. We had different stations to cut the stockings, sew the stockings, decorate the stockings with appliques and glitter, then stuff the stockings (boy or girl) and write notes to the children and the missionaries from our ward.
The members in our church are very giving. There were so many items to fill the stockings that we were able to do 60 stockings. WOW! It was exciting to see all of these women get together for one purpose to spread Christmas joy!
They had Christmas music playing in the back ground and we all visited and had a grand time. Even though I am a little out of my comfort zone as I rush around to get to these meetings I always have such a great time being involved in such great causes and being surrounded by wonderful women!
Now I am in the mood for Christmas music and have been listening to it non-stop *giggle. Last night I finally took down my Halloween decorations and put up my Thanksgiving decorations. You can see some of my decorations from my post last year. I will post more pictures later of items not on this post. Happy Thanksgiving - only 3 weeks away!