Tuesday, December 29, 2009
Monday, December 28, 2009
Friday, December 25, 2009
Thursday, November 12, 2009
I love that memory and even more I love that to this day when a question needs to be asked we still say, "Excuse me, I have a question?"
Wednesday, November 11, 2009
Tuesday, November 10, 2009
Monday, November 9, 2009
2. I loved it;
3. Sold it to Mr. Man in a round about way;
4. I saw another idea which greatly improved first idea;
5. I was given more ideas to add to the idea;
6. Now where to put the idea;
7. Conflicted on how to make the idea happen;
8. The first idea was simple but change orders have changed all that;
9. Now I'm overwhelmed with the idea;
10. Alas, I'm losing sleep over the idea!
This is the hardest part - I see something, I want to own it/do it, but something always seems to happen between the beginning and the end. I like simple but I can't seem to do simple. It is the change orders - they mess me up every time!
Sunday, November 8, 2009
One label in particular that crossed my mind is the idea of being perfect. Being perfect is certainly a lofty goal but for most of us perfection is not something we will attain in this life. Perfection is something we can and should strive for and work toward. But regrettably our humanness can get in the way. I think about the words in the Primary Song, “I’m Trying to Be Like Jesus.” The words, “I’m trying to be like Jesus; I’m following in his way. I’m trying to love as he did, in all that I do and say. At times I am tempted to make a wrong choice, but I try to listen as the still small voice whispers, “love one another as Jesus loves you. Try to show kindness in all that you do. Be gentle and loving in deed and in thought, for these are the things Jesus taught.”
I read once, “You can’t always be perfect, but you can have a life that’s about being something.”
The life of Christ is my perfect example. But there are others who motivate me to want have perfection in my life and that is my grandchildren. They are perfect to me. And because of them I strive toward that perfect label.
Saturday, November 7, 2009
Friday, November 6, 2009
So an interesting fact about my brother's birthday; he was born on our grandmother's birthday. He was mom's last baby. Our grandmother's last baby also a boy was born on her mother's birthday. Did I say that right?
Thursday, November 5, 2009
Tuesday, November 3, 2009
Monday, November 2, 2009
Pickup truck rapidly approaching in our lane
Quickly move to the right-hand lane and slow down
Pickup truck passes
Pickup truck then cuts in front of us and drives onto the shoulder
Rocks and dirt are flying
Pickup truck driver (PTD) wakes up
Pickup truck shoots back across both lanes to median (PTD still waking up)
Pickup truck takes a wild ride down the median
"Hold on," I shout………"hold on"; it was like watching a PBR event
PTD gains control and avoids rolling over
PTD gets back on the highway
PTD takes the next off ramp
We let out a collective sigh of relief
We collect our thoughts and thank the angels who were riding with us and the PTD
Saturday, October 31, 2009
Friday, October 30, 2009
Thursday, October 29, 2009
Wednesday, October 28, 2009
Tuesday, October 27, 2009
Monday, October 26, 2009
Sunday, October 25, 2009
Saturday, October 24, 2009
Friday, October 23, 2009
Oh and by the way "Cherry Baby" arrived tonight at 5:15 p.m. We arrived at the hospital at 5:45 p.m. Love those miracles.
Thursday, October 22, 2009
As excited as I am for them for me sometimes this is the hardest part. I can't think about the 770 miles it is to Utah, the 1,164 to New Mexico, the 1,761 to Kansas or the 1,112 to a second New Mexico location. I can't think about the fact that I can't just drop by on the way home from work or do all those other things people get to do when their children (and the eleven grandchildren which I should have had first) still live near by. Because when I do I cry the biggest tears and get a big fat headache. It is the hardest part but one I won't dwell on today or ever..........it ain't worth the headache and it hurts too much!
Wednesday, October 21, 2009
Note to self: More sleep, start blog earlier in the day, write down what needs to be done in the evening before hard drive is erased while driving over the hill. Is it tomorrow yet??
Tuesday, October 20, 2009
Monday, October 19, 2009
Sunday, October 18, 2009
Saturday, October 17, 2009
Saturday is a special day!
Friday, October 16, 2009
Thursday, October 15, 2009
Wednesday, October 14, 2009
One thing for sure it does tend to shorten the distance between point “A” and “B” for me. For example, on the actually calendar it is 6 weeks until Thanksgiving. I'm currently working on projects that are just a week or two before Thanksgiving and on one project that is after Thanksgiving! Yikes, that means Christmas is knocking on my door; can’t think about that today.
Another way I judge time is by the expiration date on milk. It goes like this. If I went to the store today and bought a gallon of milk and let’s say the expiration date is October 26th that tells me that when the milk is gone, which with only one milk drinker basically it will last until the expiration date, there will only be five days until Halloween. So in my mind it means I have 5 days to get the candy! I know crazy but that’s just how my mind works.
Tuesday, October 13, 2009
For instance, I know I can't change the weather. So I choose to enjoy each season, although I definitely enjoy some seasons more than others. I know I can't change the traffic. We are in plenty of traffic each day, although myself mostly as a passenger which is okay because (and I mean this sincerely) I do love the ride. Getting upset over heavy traffic is a waste of energy and is the only valid excuse I know for being late! See even traffic has goodness. I know I can't change the distance between Utah, New Mexico, or Kansas. If I could rearrange a few states or remove them altogether (sorry Nevada) that distance would be much shorter but alas I can't. But I can take every opportunity I get to visit those States or have those States visit me and am blessed when this happens. I know I can't change the fact that both my parents are now living on the other side of the veil. But I have felt their spirit with me many times since their passing and I do know that a time will come when we will be reunited. They are at peace and I am at peace in their passing. I know I can't change others to my way of thinking and that can be a frustration to me at times but that's not reality or even realistic or even something that I should really want to be. Differences are what makes the world go round; differences are what makes life interesting. Differences keep us on our toes. Differences make me think harder.
So what can I change? ME; plain and simple. I know I can change me and for that I'm most grateful. I know that each new day is a blessing and an opportunity to be a better me. And that to me is the most important thing I can change.