Monday, February 5, 2018

The Last Two Weeks

When church's Executive Assistant retired last fall, another admin was given her position but the main job was broken up between a few people. One of the jobs I received was Memorial Service Coordinator.

I volunteered at one and just knew this is what I was supposed to do. Our church doesn't have many funerals or memorials throughout the year but we've had 6 in the last 4 months.

But in the last two weeks, a older member of our congregation passed away...

(Placing the flowers and photo before the service)

I arranged for Beth and Nick to meet up for dinner and a movie. They made it their Valentines celebration.

Sharaya and Allie came over and somehow we ended up on the computer looking at pictures of Allie as a baby. She made so many cute expressions!

 I'm the event planner for our Business Meetings. We had about 180 for our Annual Meeting last week.

The morning of the Business Meeting we found out that our head custodian had suddenly and unexpectedly died in his sleep. It's been a very somber, difficult week at work.

(Trying to arrange everything.
We ended up putting some of it at the top of the stairs.)

After R died, we had a Facilities Meeting that I bought food and drinks for, set everything up then was a part of the meeting. (I'm the Admin for the Facilities Department.)

We've cleaned up our main custodial closet. A couple of the admin removed everything, then I went in on my days off to wipe shelves, label things and just get them organized. With so many custodians using it, over time it tends to collect things.


(I love it when there's a place for everything and everything is in it's place!) 

 Beth and I drove to The Spaghetti Factory yesterday for Nick's surprise birthday party! His parents are taking him to Disneyland!

The last two weeks have been a roller coaster of emotions. It's 6:00 on Monday night right now and I should be at work. (I work a part time job Monday evenings) but I decided to stay home. I'm doing laundry and helped Beth put on her new comforter and pillows. 

Time to just relax.

What kinds of things do you do to relax? Has it been a long time (too long?) since you had a chance to really relax?


Billie Jo said...

My goodness,
You have had some difficult days, my friend.
You really seem to take charge and take care of things.
After all that, you most certainly deserve some relaxation.

Rebecca Jo said...

What's relaxing? haha
WOW - you have had a lot going on.
What a sweet valentine's gift Beth got... & how is she going to feel about not going to Disneyland with Nick?
So sorry about the loss of friends... always a check to realize how precious life is every day.

Barb said...

Hi Cindy~

Wow, what a hard few weeks you have had. I'm so sorry for your losses.

You wear many hats, and sometimes they become mighty heavy. You really did deserve a break, I'm so glad you took some time off, we all need time to re-boot!

I hope the next few weeks are easier for you! You will be in my prayers.

Hugs and Love,

ellen b said...

That's a lot of funerals. What a important position to have filled at a church. Fun times for Beth and Nick. Hope you have a relaxing weekend.