Laid Back (the noun) is the name of a Danish pop group (see album cover at left). Laid-back (the adjective) is not a word anyone would use to describe my husband. Probably not even me, although comparatively I am definitely more laid-back than Brent will ever be.
But General Conference weekend is a treat because we both get to enjoy a more relaxed (think laid-back) weekend than usual. Yesterday after listening to the morning and afternoon sessions almost back-to-back I wondered how I could possibly feel tired after staring at the TV for 4 hours? I seriously considered taking a nap although that seemed a little wimpy. I guess being a couch potato is more taxing that I thought!
But Saturday conference was great and I'm looking forward to another laid-back day of watching the second half today. There is something nice about getting to stay home from church twice a year. It's 8 hours to take in all 4 sessions (I guess nearly 10 for men who attend Priesthood) so it's not exactly a week off. But it's a break from the typical dress-up Sunday church.
Elder Perry, who recently turned 90 years old, gave us ideas to develop strong family cultures. Then, Elder Ballard referred to Elder Perry as the youngest 90 year-old in the church and I think he nailed it. L. Tom Perry is spry, energetic and looks better (or should I say more laid-back :) than a lot of folks in their 70's.