Short Version: I’m not sharing my notes and comments this Conference. 🙁
Long Version: Dickens could have been talking about my September when he wrote, “It was the best of times, it was the worst of times….” The first half of the month found me and my sweetie gallivanting around the Scottish Highlands. It was amazing.
The second half of the month? Not so amazing. Chrissie and I both have been fighting off another round of Covid. Sick, but not scary sick. We are both on the mend and are back to staggering about our normal lives.
Both times I’ve had Covid, I had a lot of lingering fatigue and “brain fog.” (No wisecracks!) Just getting my regular work done has been a challenge this past week. Even with lots of naps.
I’ve been blogging my “Instant Conference Notes,” for over a decade, and have never missed a session…until today. I simply don’t have it in me, and I’m sad about it. I am also aware that my Conference notes are the most read things that I post on my blog.
It might surprise you, but blogging Conference in real time it is an exhausting endeavor that requires (for me) a great deal of both energy and focus. Right now, I’ve got neither.
In fact, this morning I gave it a shot, but just a few minutes into Elder Bednar’s opening discourse it became apparent to me that there was no way I am sharp enough to do what I normally do. Brain fog? Perhaps. Old age? Stop it.
I’ll might give it another attempt sometime this weekend, but for now, it looks doubtful. (Just this short post was way harder than it should have been.)
I will say that just sitting back and watching the first session without worrying about blogging has been a very sweet respite. The talks were brilliant, and I felt them more because that was my only focus. A nice change of pace. (Sister Wright, Elder Daines, Elder Godoy and President Oaks: Wowza!)
So, I’m sorry if you came looking for my notes. A friend suggested that I pick out what jumps out at me and write a series of posts over the next weeks discussing them. I think I will do some of that.
Anyway, have a great Conference weekend. It’s off to a great start!