Sunday, December 5, 2010

The Simple Woman's Daybook -


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CHRISTMAS

Outside my window.... it is cold and very foggy outside. I love fog as long as I don't have to drive in it. It has a feeling of wonder or perhaps mystery. What is beyond this foggy dark night.  It's hard to describe; but I like a fog.

I am thinking...about all of the many things I have to do this week. I will need to list them or I will forget something.  I have two luncheons for the Daughter of the Utah Pioneers. There is a Company Christmas Party tomorrow. I am on the board so I will be setting up early in the morning at the church we are holding it in. The company has many camps throughout the world. Our main function is to preserve Mormon pioneer history. Our DUP ( daughters of the Utah Pioneers) Company is over 14 Camps. There will be about 200 women at the luncheon; we call one another daughters. On Tuesday, I will be attending the Camp Christmas party and we have about 40 members in our camp.
Wednesday, I have an Activity Day group of girls that are 8 to 11 years old at my house for a Christmas Party. We will probably make and decorate Sugar Cookies. Thursday, I have hopes of finishing my Christmas Shopping. Somewhere in between all of this I need to clean my house.
Meanwhile, I have a very dear Aunt who is 97 years old that has been very sick. She lives about 20 miles a way so I plan on seeing her also in the next couple of days to help her with any needs she might have. She is such a dear and I love her so much and I have fear that she is slowly getting weaker and may not be with us much longer. It will be like losing my mother all over again.
OK, let's see when do I get to rest and sit in front of my fireplace with a cup of hot chocolate with my hubby; hopefully before Christmas Eve. 

I am thankful for...for an awesome day at the temple yesterday and a very lovely quiet Sabbath day. Our meetings at church were very uplifting and I feel so blessed to be part of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. I love my Savior so much and look forward to our celebrations of his birth this Christmas Season.

From the kitchen...I will be making green jello with Pineapple and whipped cream for our luncheon tomorrow.This is a Mormon traditional jello.

I am wearing...a long brown skirt and orange blouse with my favorite black slippers. It is my comfortable clothes for after church.

I am creating...thoughts for my Christmas Blog today!

I am going...to be heading to bed as soon as I make my jello salad.

I am reading... other than the scriptures; I have been reading blogs. Which have been very uplifting today. I bought a new Christmas Romance Novel and I can't wait to start it; but I think it will sit by my bed for awhile. Maybe at the end of the week??

I am hoping...to be up going and on time tomorrow. I have a horrible habit of what we call Mormon time; meaning we are always 10 minutes late. I have managed to be on time to church for many years; but it seems something always prevents me from getting where I need to be on time lately. I tend to not be as organized as I was when I had children.

I am hearing...my husband talking to me about some news he heard and I am kind of watching  a movie about a Dog That Saved Christmas. It's cute; but doesn't have my full attention. My two dogs are watching;
I think???

 
OUR SAMMY AND SUESUE

 Around the house...I need to straighten and clean it. I had planned to do that last week. However, I have been going back and forth to my Aunt Della's to help her which is the most important priority right now.

One of my favorite things...is to enjoy every moment possible during the Holiday season doing the good things and trying to make it as Christ centered as possible. I love all the old fashioned traditional parts of the holiday. I love watching Christmas movies, listening to Christmas music and enjoying family and friends.

A few plans for the rest of the week....maybe it should be things I would love to do this week -
Get through the next 3 days without stress-
Finish, wrap and send all of my Christmas gifts to my children and grandchildren-
Talk to all of my children this week -
Enjoy a date night with my hubby -
Sit by that fire, the tree, my hubby, a cup of hot chocolate, and read a Christmas Novel. This is of course a big wish or just a dream!!
Enjoy all the Christmas music and movies that I can get in!
Focus always on the true meaning of Christmas - 
THE BIRTH OF OUR SAVIOR JESUS CHRIST
ENJOY THE MOMENTS OF THIS WONDROUS SEASON!

6 comments:

Dolly said...

LeAnn-Thanks for dropping by my blog:) My Family news was also directed at you...since my eldest son is studying to be a pharmacist one day. I sit on the phone and tell him all about your blog...and how I hope to meet you one day!

*My Grandma, {that I hope to see first when I die}-was a member of the DUP. She always told me, "Dolly-you should really join our group, since your a daughter also. She gave me her mother's quilt that she hand-made crossing the plains. There is so much history, that I do hope to join one day. *Thanks for the lovely Christmas music...I don't want to leave your blog now!!!

singing/granny said...

Thanks LeAnn! I love this format! And I always enjoy reading your blog. I also bought a romantic Christmas novel...a new one by Richard Paul Evans. Like you I wonder if I will get to it before Christmas. And like you I have a zillion plans and obligations that I had better make a list to do. Thanks for your wonderful blog and your kind spirit. Have a lovely week! Melody

Marie said...

Leanne, we are all so busy this time of year. It takes a special effort to slow down and really enjoy sometimes. I love green jello but hate Mormon time. I am a person that is always early for everything. This ten minutes late for everything drives me up the wall! lol xxoo

Sue said...

I really like these Daybook posts, don't you? It was fun finding out more about you in such a lovely way.

=)

The Farmer's Daughter said...

Hi LeAnn, I loved reading your daybook. Cute photo of your dogs. I must get busy and finish my decorating...it's so much fun reading blogs, tho!

Hugs,
Cheryl

Barb said...

Hi LeAnn!

I just loved the Christmas story by the child - how beautiful! Just hearing a child's voice tell the story of Christ's birth, makes me cry! So precious...

I also really enjoyed your daybook! Don't you just love DUP? I have to say, it 's not the most fun I have during the month, but it is one of the best things that I do. I just adore the sweet little ladies that I am blessed to be acquainted with.

What fun having girls at your house decorating cookies! I'll bet they love you, they are very lucky to have a teacher like you!

Sue Sue and Sammy are so cute! I really enjoyed having Amber and James little dogs stay with me - they just seem to love you and want to cuddle all the time!

You are so sweet to take care of your Aunt, I can see that she is a very special person in your life - she is also lucky to have such a sweet niece! I just love to be around older ladies, they really do have so much wisdom. I always feel blessed when I can spend time with them.

Hope you get the chance to cuddle and sip hot chocolate with your sweet hubby really soon! Hugs to both of you!

Much love.
Barb

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