Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Sometimes my brain doesn't work

This is for you, Tamara...

So I was pretty stressed out last Sunday. It was "Young Women in Excellence" and I just happen to be the Young Women's President. Fortunately I have great councilors, advisors, and a great secretary. But, nonetheless, I get super stressed about things like this. In fact, all I could dream about the night before the event was about how everything would go wrong. I was tossing and turning, probably muttering things like "Oh, no. We forgot 'Integrity.'"

So one of the things I was in charge of making was tags for each of the values. I tried to make them really cute by gluing the name of the value onto a pretty rectangle of glittery, rainbow scrapbook paper and then gluing that onto a white piece of cardstock folded in half. My husband was laughing at me while I was meticulously cutting and gluing. I'm sure he was thinking something like, "If men were in charge of this, they would just scribble the words on a piece of lined paper, rip it out the notebook and fold it in half so it would sort of stand up."

At the time, I didn't think much of it, but some reason, the paper didn't stick very well.

I went to the church early and started setting up with my whole young women posse and I put the tags out. My secretary, Tamara, mentioned that we needed glue because some of the names were falling off. I get all proud of myself, for being prepared, and pulled out the gluestick. Tamara takes one look at it and starts laughing. "That's chapstick!"

Yes, I tried to glue paper together using chapstick. It worked surprisingly better than you think it would.

Besides the whole using lip moisturizer as an adhesive, the event went really well. Even though I get stressed out because of my responsibilities as the Young Women's President, I am grateful for the opportunity to serve. I was so proud of all of the young women.

5 comments:

Kelli said...

I'm just sure that you are an amazing YW president!! I bet those girls learn so much from you!

Kakes said...

Ha, ha, ha!! That is great. I love how you even brought it with you.

RawRaw Rawlings Blog said...

Oh Ashley I love you! I laughed and laughed when I read this. Probably because it sounds like something I might do....

Tamara and Alex said...

ahh good times it was really funny. The suprising thing is that all but like 2 or 3 were still sticking by the end of the night.

Tamara and Alex said...

Ah I love that story if the young women had a memory book that would be the top story of 09'. The funny thing is that all but 2 or 3 were still sticking by the end of the program.