For Today February 3, 2011
Take a moment to enjoy other Simple woman Daybook entries here: http://thesimplewoman'sdaybook.blogspot.com/
Outside my window... there is sunshine pouring through the window and I am warmed inside by the sunbeams floating in the air. This is a beautiful cold crisp winter day. I am in Heber City, Utah taking care of my son Sean who just had surgery yesterday on his shoulder. I am also with my little grandson Joshua for the day. The snow is glistening in the sunlight and my mood is one of exhilaration.I am thinking...that life is good and I am happy to be part of this great universe. I am learning so many good things and enjoying my new friends in the blogging world. Yesterday, I spent some time reading posts; it was a perfect day for that. I needed to bath myself in the goodness that I felt while reading.
I am thankful for…so many things. My gratitude list is long and I am so grateful to be able to recognize all the good in my life.
From the learning room…as I was waiting for my oldest son Sean to come back from surgery; I found that I was in a wing of the LDS Hospital where I worked as a nurse many year ago. I was a charge nurse in a surgical wing for about two years and then I worked in a 6 bed ICU in the same wing. The hospital has been remodeled so I didn't recognize anything about the area. A few memories came back. I learned that when I am inside a hospital I don't really like being there at all. I loved what I did as a nurse; but I don't want to work as a nurse in a hospital setting. I remembered how much I loved working with patients in the home environment. Hospice has always been my favorite; and I had so many special and spiritual experiences. I loved caring for my patients and also working with their family members. I have thought about being a volunteer in a hospice. It won't happen in the near future because there is something else on the horizon.
From the kitchen... I just grabbed a Slim Fast from the fridge; that's my lunch for the day. It is a chocolate one; yeah!
I am wearing....black Levis, a blue shirt with a black vest and black stockings. This is my routine wear when I get dressed. Different day and different colors; that's me.
I am creating...this blog post.
I am reading...the book, "Awaken Your Spiritual Power (The Fairy Godmother Isn't Coming"). I mentioned the book in an early post. Today, I had an answer to prayer. I have an incident going on in my family that has been disturbing. I was praying about this on my drive up to Heber. When I opened the book to the chapter that I was going to read next, I found the answer to my prayer. The Chapter title is Serving As Christ Served, And Was Served. The two Subheadings were Codependency and Enabling: Selfish giving and Love Unfeigned: Serving and Receiving in Humility. Thanks Sue for sharing this book with me.
I am hoping...to leave here before the traffic gets bad. I hate the canyon drive and worst than that I hate driving the freeway during rush hour. I pray a lot when I am driving that I will be alert and blessed with safety. This is paranoia I know.
I am hearing...the TV on in the kitchen playing a cartoon and my grandson right now is playing the Wii. He is easily entertained and such a sweet little boy.
One of my favorite things...is reading and I also enjoy playing the piano. Reading I do but the Piano isn't a priority yet. I was thinking about trying to schedule a time to play the piano and perhaps learn a new piece.
Around the house....since I am at my son's house; there are alot of toys spread all over the family room. His other four brothers will be home soon; so I think they have a clean up assignment. I will save my energy for the drive home.
Here is picture for thought I am sharing...
This is my sweet Joshua!