Wednesday, April 1, 2009

New Calling and New Haircut

No, one did not inspire the other, but I guess it was just time for change.

The mass exodus of members from our ward has begun. I've heard there are 15 families moving out!! Of course this means all their callings will need to be reassigned.

When I was asked to come in to chat with the second counselor, I made the mistake of assuming that I would be offered some extra help with my current calling as Ward Activities Chair, since 1/2 of my committee has moved and I'm due with baby #4 in May.
Never assume.

Instead, they extended me the calling for Primary Chorister... and explained I would be keeping my current calling. You might say I was a little surprised, but I understand the pressure they're under to fill callings, so I said, "yes."

You might say I was a little stressed, considering how I'd balance it all. So, this past Saturday Fred graciously gave me some "me" time and I went to aimlessly wonder the mall. I've only been there a handful of times and ended up lost in some secluded corner upstairs.

There was a sign outside a small salon that advertised haircuts for $14.95. Without hesitating I strolled in, put my name on the waiting list, and picked up one of the hairstyle books to get an idea of what I wanted.

I admit, I was a little nervous- every single hairdresser had pretty outrageous hair styles and each had a different bright color dyed into their hair. But I think it turned out really good! I realized I'd just been pulling my hair back in a ponytail for a long time, so this is a welcome change.

8 comments:

Brad, Debbie, and K squared said...

I am not sure if I should really say "congrats" to getting a SECOND calling, but I am sure you will do great. :) And I LOVE a-line haircuts. They have always been my favorite haircut to get. It looks REALLY cute on you!

Jeremy and Trish Olsen said...

cute hair but i simply can NOT ever bring myself to get a hair cut like that. To me its the typical mom hair cut LOL But as of the second calling way to go. With our ward being the smallest i have ever been in Jeremy has 3 callings. Luckly i only have 1 but its hard non the less :)

The Baker Family said...

Your hair looks really cute! I love it! How nice of Fred. You really did get a good one.

Shawna said...

I like it:) Very cute:)

manda carol said...

I don't know if you remember me from UofA but we were there the same time for a little while. Anyhow, congrats on the calling. This is actually my current calling. If you want to swap ideas stop by my blog or send me your email address and I'll send you some of the stuff I've found for this. Good luck! Manda (Lines) Rosen

Charity Brown said...

You're gonna do great!!! And CUTE haircut!

giaJolique said...

I love your haircut! I wanted to get that one too, a few weeks ago:) but I was to afraid that it doesn't fit me...you look really cute!

Shauna- said...

Debbie,

The new cut is cute, Enjoy! I really understand the calling crunch. I am primary chorister and Cub Master in my ward. We just went from a stake level on cub scout into a ward level. I have had to organize all the new leadership and keep scouts going. I understand the overwhelming feelings that come at times. Hang in their and remember to breathe.....The baby doesn't want to stress with you...at least not until he is out. (it never fails, the days you have the most responsibilities, are the days the baby cannot be without you for even a minute..) Love you, Shauna