Basically, I'm totally bi-polar when it comes to the snow. I write about how I want it to go away, and then the very next day, I go tromping through it like a five year-old as though it's the greatest thing on earth! I suppose I simply cannot make up my mind. And I'm kind of okay with that. Last week, on a night when I didn't have anything to do, I put on my snow boots (because i finally didn't have to lend them out to esther) and went for a walk. There's an elementary school about a block away from our place, and it is clear that the kids are not allowed on their soccer field during recess in this weather. It was almost completely unmolested! So I had a good time running through the snow, laughing at myself the entire time. The top layer had kind of crystallized because it was sunny that day, and it had melted a bit, then re-frozen, so I couldn't do much in it. My attempt at a snow angel was sadly lacking. Oh, well. It was a good evening.
And to add to my "nerdiness", I had reason on Friday night to jump around in absolute joy. So incredibly child-like of me as to my reason to rejoice, but I don't really care. I received Beauty and the Beast, and I was completely ecstatic! Of all Disney cartoons, that really is the best. I have always loved it. Esther wasn't necessarily leaping through the hallway like I was (and really, it was only one little bound on my part), but she was pretty excited, as well. We've both been wanting to watch it for a long time, so naturally we watched it on Friday night right before watching Fellowship of the Ring, which was the original Friday-night-movie choice. (I also received The Lion King in the mail yesterday, and while I hopped a little bit for that, I wasn't nearly as excited as on Friday.)
I was once again reminded in the last couple days of what a great ward I have. I have a supportive bishopric (some might say too supportive, depending on the topic) and the people in it are just good quality! We had a little mishap during the intermediate hymn on Sunday, what with people singing different verses all at once and making me crack up on the piano bench while I was playing it (which in turn caused people to laugh at me . . . i saw them, i know). But everybody's reaction and attitude about it was awesome, so we have yet another good story for the ward. I went to ward prayer on Sunday night for the first time in who knows how long, really, and while that may not necessarily become a regular event, I was still really glad I went and got to talk to a couple of different people that I think are amazing. We also had a ward FHE last night, and it ended up being a really fun night, especially after Bro. Atwood quieted people down enough to tell them that I was "Queen for the Day". Embarrassing, yes, but highly entertaining.
"The monarchy is extraordinarily useful. When Britain wins a battle she shouts, 'God save the Queen'; when she loses, she votes down the prime minister." -Winston Churchill