For Father’s Day this year I had a completely normal, enjoyable Sabbath day.
It was quite a bit different from Vickey’s Mother’s Day when I spent the whole morning shopping around Salt Lake City for a tire shop to replace our flat tire on the Sequoia and we spent the whole afternoon and evening driving back to Vegas from Salt Lake. That was a hectic day.
Yesterday I slept in until nearly 9:30 a.m. It was great! I didn’t have an early morning meeting and I took a Benadryl the night before, so I really took advantage of my time to sleep in.
Church was good, although a wrench was thrown in when I discovered Vickey’s co-teacher in gospel doctrine was absent. She was substituting in the nursery with the little ones (that’s the class Dominic is in). So I ended up in nursery supervising one-and-a-half to two year-olds playing with toys while Vickey ended up conducting a discussion from the New Testament without any advance preparation. Way to go Vick!
In Elders Quorum I served the men Marie Calendar’s pies. It’s an ongoing tradition in our ward. We also received muffins from the Relief Society with a little note that said, “there’s muffin like a good dad,” something to that effect. And after church I got two Great Harvest cookies—my favorite—one from each kid from the Primary organization.
So yesterday at church the men were really pampered.
I did a little reading in the afternoon, spoke with my dad who celebrated Father’s Day by himself at home while my mom was in Vermont with my sister’s family, and experimented with my Father’s Day gift, a blender/ice shaver that makes the best fruit smoothies and frozen drink concoctions.
Ellie was also thrilled to give me a basket of two boxes of my favorite cereal and a couple new drink mix flavors.
We had dinner with the Coglianese family and were entertained afterwards by watching the video of the 1995 Celebrating the Light tour I went on with Michael McLean. What a blast from the past.
Last night, after the kids were in bed, Vickey and I watched the third and final movie installment of The Work and the Glory series. We liked it, but not as much as the first two.
It was a great day spent with family and friends.
Happy Father’s Day to the important fathers in my life, dad and Gordon.