The jargon in this may confuse some.
Mr. Man says I'm just fine and not alone in my frustration and irritation with what they did at church today. For at least three different last Sundays of the month this year they have had joint meetings per the stake's request. The other two I remember were understandable. The first was in regard to child safety at home and at church. Safety against child abuse of many sorts as well as a change to how freely the children can wander the building (not at all). The next that I recall was on addiction and how the church has programs to help with addiction recovery and going to the bishop to repent etc. Understandable.
But today? Really? It was A FUNDRAISER FOR FRIENDS OF SCOUTING. I was royally ticked and endured most of it by sitting and planning this week's routine ( having a routine being a recommendation of Taming the Spirited child) and reading the first few chapters of Genesis. But when they got around to mentioning the cards they had passed out, which I chose not to get one, I had to get up and leave. The cards were for donations to Friends of Scouting. Don't get me wrong. I think scouting is a great program. But to use the last hour of church to solicit donations from the ward is ridiculous. I come to church to learn about the gospel and be uplifted. Not to be asked for money for the boys to continue going to camp. And as I pointed out to Mr. Man on the way home, why is it, that the girls have to raise money themselves for their girls camp, and yet the boys get to hand out donation cards?
So I'm trying trying trying to be understanding and not too offended that the ward did this. It's not the ward's fault though, it was a stake wide thing apparently.
Did I mention I have three girls and won't be involved in scouting unless Mr. Man gets some calling to it? I have no problem supporting it despite the lack of involvement our family will have, but dude, raise your own money, don't take away my church time to solicit donations.
In other news we'll be going to dinner at someone's house today. We were supposed to go to a different family's house but they found out yesterday that one of their kids has Hand, Foot, Mouth disease and so that had been put on hold.
Pain pain lots of pain. In my back. really it's not so cool. I think I will get off facebook games and go lay down until Mr. Man's meeting is over which is when we'll go over to the family's house for dinner. I'm trying to not be intimidated by this event cause it's the gal Sara who I've mentioned here before and how fabulous she is, who has invited us over. She's also going to throw a baby shower for me.