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SO......... when is the next meeting? Kay
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I want to share a story with you - 'perfect' pastor's wife that you are.
When I was getting married I wanted a simple, elegant ivory dress. It was more like a fancy church dress than a wedding dress. I didn't have a lot of money so I decided I'd sew my own dress.
I didn't have a sewing machine. I didn't know how to thread a sewing machine. I can't honestly remember but I might have been hoping to borrow a machine?
Feel free to keep laughing.
ANYWAY...my mother's pastor's wife saw me sad one day and asked why. I explained about the dress, showed her the pattern - etc.., Had no idea she could sew, quite well in fact.
She offered to sew my dress for me. I think she wanted to help.
In typical pastor's wife fashion she had so much on her plate. She came back to me and told me she couldn't sew the dress. I know she would have made it if she had the time.
My whole point is that in the end I had a dress. Not the one I had my heart set on but a nice dress. She made the decision she needed to make that was best for her. I'm sure it wasn't easy for her.
The moral of the story is it's better to say no at the start than to have to back out or burn the midnight oil. AND perhaps the Christmas caroler could have made do with another costume or without a costume?
Saying "NO" at appropriate times in one of the habits of Highly Effective People, I believe. Making your own decisions so that others don't make them for you is Habit #3 for Highly Effective Teens. After a life of raising a family, being part of a married team and serving others you also have earned "ME time". Coincidentally "Me time" is habit #7 of Highly Effective Teens.
If we know these things are good for teens I'm sure they are good for us too. I especially like habit #7
Why don't you suggest another date for El's Angels to get together? One you know you can make?
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Sorry you missed the El's Angels meeting! I wondered where you were, but the posts were flying so fast it was hard to keep up! roseytoes finished 4 pillowcases and Littlebit posted a pic of her cute snowman placemats.
I'm up for everyone's suggestions here. Friday nights aren't good for some, especially those with kiddos and working, and Saturdays aren't good for others, etc... So, maybe we could hold the meetings on both Friday and Saturday nights and let everyone choose which night they can make it??? I know I have a lot of projects to get done, so I'd be at both meetings just to try to get caught up on things! There were several who had other committments Friday night and popped in to say hello late when things were winding down. So, what does everyone think about having meetings on both weekend nights????