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Saturday, August 29, 2009

Fruits of my labors

I know I did a new post earlier today, but now that I am addicted to my blog I have to take pictures of everything and share them. I picked some of my peppers tonight. They are so pretty, I had to show them off. The top picture is the best.

Autumn in the air!

Thursday, August 27, 2009

You Can Make History Young Again

You Can Make History (Young Again)

Music: Elton John
Lyrics: Bernie Taupin

I can feel the time closing in
I can feel the years crawling through my skin
And if I doubt myself I can count on the rain
To cover the tears of this aging game
But I can count on you to play your part
I don't miss a beat of your animal heart
And when you push from behind I know I can
Cover a mountain with the palm of my hand
And oh babe, you can make history young again
You could rewrite, you could decide
The things that should or shouldn't have been
You could look at me in the scheme of things
Oh babe, you could make history young again
I can watch the weeks sweeping by
I can recollect the hearts hanging out to dry
When the world shuts down I can touch my fears
I can hear lost youth ringing in my ears
But I lost nothing when I gained you
You just blew me away with yesterdays news
When you run your fingers down my spine
It's like throwing a switch on the hands of time
Ancient minds, ancient lives
Got a way of coming around
If I knew then what I know now
I'd make it back to you somehow

Those of you who know me know that Elton John is my all time favorite performer.
I have been listening to his music a lot lately. Some of his songs are so profound.
I love this song, "You Can Make History Young Again". It always makes me feel young and
helps me want to get all I can out of life. Life is short. It is not a dress rehearsal. Let's have
fun, show love and cherish each other.

Friday, August 21, 2009

Why Write It?

A few months ago I sent an e-mail to all my kids about the importance of writing in our journals. I had seen a small video on the LDS home page with President Eyring talking. It was so good that I sent the text from the video to everyone. The following is the what he said about it:

Oh, Remember, Remember. By President Henry B. Eyring
When our children were very small, I started to write down a few things about what happened every day. I wrote down a few lines every day for years. I never missed a day no matter how tired I was or how early I would have to start the next day. Before I would write I would ponder this question, “Have I seen the hand of God reaching out to touch us?”
As I would cast my mind over the day, I would see evidence of what God had done for one of us that I had not recognized in the busy moments of the day. As that happened, and it happened often, I realized that trying to remember had allowed God to show me what He had done.
You might pray and ponder, asking the question: “Did God send a message that was just for me?" Did I see His hand in my life?”

Today I got this e-mail with this article in it. I found the following to be very interesting and I am going to go read the whole article later.

Brad Wilcox, “Why Write It?” Ensign, September 1999 page 56
Helen Keller, who was both blind and deaf, once said: “I don’t want to live in a hand-me-down world of others’ experiences. I want to write about me, my discoveries, my fears, my feelings, about me.”
Often, simply by writing about ourselves we begin to see life from a new perspective. A young woman once put it this way: “My journal gives me a chance to discover things about myself I didn’t even know were there. As I write, I can figure out who I really am.”

I love that. I have been trying to write in my journal, but I am also finding that writing on my blog helps me a lot. It also lets me tell my loved ones how I feel and let them have a glimpse of the me they might not know is in there.

Doug and I took Sydney school shopping and out to lunch. She was so much fun. We had to go to the car repair shop because of the accident we were in a few weeks ago. Syd asked if she could go in with Grandpa. When they came back out she said that was like a doctors office for cars. Doug asked why she thought that and she said because they had fish tanks....
The mind of a child is so amazing.

Saturday, August 15, 2009

To be six again

A few months ago I went to the zoo with all the grandkids. It was so fun. Sydney had just turned 6 and I got this picture of her on a lion with the cute sign by it by A.A. Milne: "But now I am six, I'm as clever as clever. So I think I'll be six now for ever and ever." Six is a fun age, but I don't know if I would want to go back and do it over, because then I would have to do High School again. I don't think I could handle that. I love watching our grand children grow. Payton turned 2 yesterday and to watch her open her gifts last night was so neat. She would open one and was so excited, then she would take it around the group and show everyone her new treasure. She was just thrilled with everything she got. Today at Vernalee's funeral the grandkids talked about how much fun they would have at their NaNa's house. She was a child at heart I believe. She was refered to as a noble angel. Wow, I love that. I want to take more time to be with my grand kids and be more child like with them. So I think I'll be six now for ever and ever.

Saturday is a special day..

Today we have a funeral for a very special lady. Her name is Vernalee Bodily and she has been a good neighbor for 19 years. She was always so kind to everyone, especially the children in the neighborhood. She was a gracious, honest, Christlike lady and I will miss her.

Thursday, August 13, 2009

What happened to the week?

Wow! What happened to the week? I started on Monday with a list and grand plans to get started on getting my life back. I am not sure what happened. It is quite depressing to me. I did get some raspberry jam made and raspberries canned. I guess that counts for doing something.

Monday, August 10, 2009

Well, today is Monday and I am so far behind in everything. I have decided to get caught up. I have a ton of items on my to do list, but the first one is to pick raspberries. I haven't picked since Thursday and I know there are so many. We went Huckleberry picking on Saturday night up past Kelly Canyon Ski Area. Wow! There are so many. We got 1/2 gallon. Heather, Ricky, Kyle, Michelle, Doug and I went. It was so fun. When we got back into town, we were at a stop light. It just turned green and Doug took his foot off the brake and we felt a huge bank. An 18 year old girl was texting and ran into us. Luckily no one was hurt and the cars got minimal damage. Don't text and drive. It is so stupid.

Thursday, August 6, 2009

Today was another banner day for raspberries. I picked 20 cups. Two days ago I picked 19 cups and the end of last week I picked 23 cups. I think the wet, cool June we had was what the berries liked. Yesterday we had a girls day out. My mom, sister, all my girls and their kids and all my sisters girls and there kids went on a picnic. It was so much fun. I will ad some pictures.

Monday, August 3, 2009

My New Blog

Wow, I never thought I could figure out how to do a blog. I decided I would give it a try. I have been taking pictures of my yard. I will post a few.