Thursday, February 3, 2011

The Simple Woman's Daybook - February 2011

For Today February 3, 2011

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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 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 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 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!


Darlene said...

Oh Leann, what a beautiful post. I loved the picture of your grandson. He is such a good looking child, imagine what he will be when he grows up! It sounds like you have such a lovely family and you are so fortunate to have some of them living close to you. That is the thing I hate most. It is so hard for them to visit us. Thank heavens most of them do, at least once a year, but mostly we have to travel to visit them. There is just nothing like family and I feel so very sorry for the few friends I have that have no children. I just can't imagine what that would be like.

I'll bet you are a wonderful nurse too. I would think that hospice care would be very difficult. It's a good thing there are people like you who love that kind of work. It must have been interesting too, waiting in the hospital where you used to work years ago. I'll bet you did have some good memories, but like you, I hate to go to hospitals, be it as a patient, or just visiting. Hope your son recovers quickly from his surgery.

I also loved loved that you were reading one of Sue's books. I think they are all good, but I love Awaken your Spiritual Power. Lots of good help to be found in that one. She is an amazing writer, but just doesn't think she will be writing another any time soon. I think her blog keeps her busy and it is a great way for anyone to record thoughts and happenings. What a great thing it will be for your children and grandchildren to have your writings when you are gone. You should have them published as Sue does ever so often. Who knows I may even do mine one day.

You are a special lady and I hope some day I will be able to meet you in person.

Barb said...

Hi LeAnn!

I pray that Sean will have a quick recovery, shoulder surgery is never fun - tell him HI from me and that I will be thinking of him in my prayers. You are so good to go and be with him and Joshua - who, by the way, is a little doll! You have such cute little grands!!

I can't imagine working in a hospital - I have such hospital phobia since Averi's hospital stay. I don't know why it should bother me, but I truly just get so anxious that I can't stand it! I'll bet you were a wonderful nurse with Hospice, you just have that wonderful warm way about you that makes people happy and comfortable.

Something else on the horizon . . . are you going to share??????

I wish I could play the piano better! I would love to hear you and Averi play a duet sometime!!

Please be safely on your way home!

Much Love,

Just Ramblin' said...

You have a sweet little grandson and isn't it wonderful to be able to spend time with them. I don't think it is paranoia to pray while driving. If it is, then I have it also because I always pray that I will be alert to all around me and that I will be protected and that my car will function properly. You mentioned driving to Heber to care for you son. Hope he is doing well. I grew up in Midway. Isn't it wonderful to be connected with so many wonderful women through blogging? I have learned so much from reading these blogs and am amazed at the talent, strengths, and abilities of these women. Enjoyed your post very much. Nola

Cheryl @ The Farmer's Daughter said...

Hi LeAnn, I pray that your son, Sean, will heal quickly from his surgery. His little boy is so cute...look at that blond hair!

I know what you mean about driving and I don't think it's paranoia at all. I'm not sure if you're as old as I am, but it didn't bother me until just recently. I could drive anywhere, day or night. But now the freeways are so nerve-wracking...whew! And driving them at night is a definite no-no.

I, too, enjoy reading and I used to have a piano years ago that I enjoyed. I miss having one.

Thank you so much for coming by my blog and commenting. I enjoy your visits and also your blog. Take care! ~Cheryl

Sue said...

Hope your son's surgery heals quickly!

And your grandson is adorable.


PS. I'm so pleased to learn that my book had a part in your prayer being answered. It's an honor to play even a small role in that marvelous process of communicating with our Heavenly Father.


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