Sunday, 25 January 2009

My Idol

I've been all-consumed by Young Womens of late. New Beginnings is right around the corner, and I've been furiously writing a script, planning the decorations, food, special musical number. Our theme is The Golden Value Awards, a nod to our new value and its color. We are going to recognize different women from the scriptures for the YW Values they best exemplify, only when the golden envelope is ripped open and the winner for each category is announced, clearly our winner won't be available to accept the award personally, at which point a young woman will accept it in her honor and give a brief acceptance speech. Check out the music I found to play. It will be brilliant or sacrilegious. Which reminds me.
It's currently high school semester break, and I am descending upon my laurels in their weakest moments (the morning) to work on personal progress. On Thursday I was reviewing an Integrity value experience with one of my girls that involved a lot of scripture reading - part of which was the story of Shadrach, Meshach, and Abed-nego. You know: they wouldn't bow down and worship King Nebuchadnezzar's golden statue, they were thrown in a fiery furnace, but it all turns out well in the end. Uh-huh. And I started to feel a little uncomfortable about my new house guest awaiting his turn to shine at the Golden Value Awards.
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He's just on loan; he will be swiftly returned to his rightful owner as soon as I'm done with him. And I want to be clear that we haven't had family prayer in the front room at all since Oscar moved in.
(But while I've got my 7' tall golden image tomorrow's FHE lesson is taken care of.)

18 comments:

Amy said...

I love Oscar. And I'm sure any program you plan, write, and produce will be brilliant. I've been excited about the new value...it's the perfect addition.

Elizabeth said...

It sounds like the girls will have a great night. New beginnings have come along way!

Christy said...

Hahaha. Where did you get that!?
So right now I'm thinking that we should get together and talk YW's stuff... and then I can help plan all the same activities you are doing, only a couple of weeks later, and steal all your ideas hahaha.

Natalie said...

Nice work! Hope it's a fabulous evening! Love the music and 7' centerpiece!

Tiffany said...

What a theme--love all the creative ideas you've gotten from it. It should be a night to remember.

So funny to have a golden statue in your home for the week--and all the scripture stories it's making you think of... :)

Marie said...

Seriously? Seriously? How amazing are you?

And where on earth did you get your Oscar?

Kelly said...

Brynlee had to fill me in on the new value -- I like it!

I love your New Beginnings idea -- very cool and fresh. The golden idol in your living room is hilarious! Just don't say anything when the home teachers stop by. Pretend like it's just part of the decor.

Jenny said...

Love the idol! :) What a great idea for new beginnings.

jaclyn said...

Where the golden idol came from:

My grade 9 grad was themed "night among the stars". It was very fancy. Mom kind of borrowed the decorations.

Jill said...

You're so clever, I'm sure this will be a great night for your girls and their parents.

Claudissima said...

Yes very clever...It looks very good too!

Lucy said...

I'm so impressed! I love Jill Scott. The music is perfect.

And I'm feeling under pressure for a measly birthday party! This is why I am not in young womens!

April said...

I knew about the new virtue, but not the color...love that it's gold!

I love walking the line between brilliant and sacreligious...can't wait to see how it turns out!

And I'm not going to be a bit offended that there's not a life-size picture of me in your living room...I had always entertained some hopes that I was your secret idol. I will try not to let this crush me.

Emma said...

What is your e-mail adress? I'd like to invite you to my blog that I made!

michelle said...

"It will be brilliant or sacreligious." That is classic right there! (for the record, I love Jill Scott)

This post made me laugh out loud!

carlo said...

wow! that is impressive. the host for the annual oscar party would LOVE him.

(I on the other hand am a bit afraid of him)

Katie A. said...

I think the awards sound like a great idea. Is that really 7' tall?? I think i would jump everytime I walked into the room.

cheetah said...

mark thinks your pregnant. wouldn't that be funny.