Thursday, February 10, 2011

The Simple Woman's Daybook - February 2011

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Outside my is a cool winter day; the sun is shinning brightly with hope of warmth. I have opened my blinds to enjoy the rays of the sun that filter into the room as afternoon aproaches. The days are getting longer and I look forward to spring. I can see the snow covering the eastern mountains. I have always loved the mountains surrounding the Salt Lake Valley. In the evening as the sun slowly sets the  white snow covered mountains will be covered in different shades of pink. Of course there are those days when smog ruins the visual picture. 

I am thinking...about my husband and how hard he works and how dedicated he is. He has always been a good provider. He started the job he has now 5 years ago after he was fired from a company that he had worked for 17 years. At that time the department he was working in was deleted and we had to move from Spokane, WA. At first this new job was very stressful but the last couple of years have been good. He has been rewarded well for all of his hard work.  
I am thankful children, grandchildren and our one great granddaughter. This little one will be turning one this month and she has started to walk. I can't wait to see her. There isn't a moment of the day that I don't think about children and their trials and disappointments. I would like to fix it all; but I am learning how to turn it over to the Savior because the load is often too heavy to bare. I do a lot of praying.
From the learning rooms...I am hoping to start an online course on the Book of Mormon.
From the kitchen...nothing is coming out of my kitchen as of now. I don't even have a plan for dinner; so I must think about that soon. The only trips into the kitchen was for breakfast and two pieces of Chocolate. Yep, I am struggling with this ongoing addiction. There has to be chocolate in Heaven; or I am in trouble.
I am wearing...a pink sweater that is bright and warm to lift my spirit today; black pants, socks and favorite white slippers.
I am creating... a new blog for private journaling which I am still working on. I am going to put some lovely music on it today.
I am going... to be right here at my computer. I plan to update the month of February on my journal site. I also hope to have some time to do some family history work.
I am reading...a new book entitled "Snow Rising" by Matt Baldwin. I will update on this book as I am reading it. I am almost through with "The Silence of God;" it is a wonderful historical novel. I finished yesterday the book I have been talking about "Awaken You Spiritual Power (Fairy Godmother Isn't Coming). I so enjoyed this book. The last two chapters were answers to prayer for a dear loved one.Thanks you again Sue for sharing it with me.
I am be able to complete most of the list of items I would like to check off tonight.
I am hearing...the news on TV in the other room, cars going by, and the clock in the study ticking.
Around the's not a cleaning day so there is not much going on around the house.
One of my favorite to create the message that I would like to leave today on my post. This week I have had some extended family turmoil that comes up every once in a while. Again, I would like to fix it; but I can't. I thought perhaps I would share this poem by Mother Teresa which calmed my heart today. 
People are often unreasonable, illogical, and self-centered;

Forgive them anyway.
If you are kind, people may accuse you of selfish, ulterior motives;
Be kind anyway.
If you are successful, you will win some false friends and some true enemies;
Succeed anyway.
If you are honest and frank, people may cheat you;
Be honest and frank anyway.
What you spend years building, someone could destroy overnight;
Build anyway.
If you find serenity and happiness, they may be jealous;
Be happy anyway.
The good you do today, people will often forget tomorrow;
Do good anyway.
Give the world the best you have, and it may never be enough;
Give the world the best you’ve got anyway
You see, in the final analysis, it is between you and God.
It was never between you and them anyway. - Mother Teresa
A few plans for the rest of the week: work on my journal and family history for the next two days. Enjoy the temple on Saturday and of course watch the BYU - Utah basketball game with my hubby- Attend ward conference and meet with our Stake President.

Here is picture for thought I am sharing...
Our beautiful Salt Lake Mountains


Barb said...

Hi LeAnn!

I too feel such a calm and peaceful feeling when I visit your blog and think of our friendship! I really do believe that we were sisters on the other side - we probably plotted and planned to have our children meet and get married . . . hehehe! Thank you for being such a wonderful friend, I sure do love you!

I love the pictures of the beautiful Wasatch Range! I always wonder what our ancestors thought as they came upon the mountains, they were probably too tired to think much, but what an awesome experience it must have been for them!!

I want to know more about how you are doing your private blog for journaling - I really need to start a one.

Yesterday, my step-sister passed away, so I am feeling very sad today. I really didn't know her very well, but she was a really wonderful person, and I loved her, and she will be greatly missed. Her husband passed away two years ago, and in November of 2010, she had his temple-work done and was sealed to him. I'm sure they are having a wonderful reunion! I really need to write these things down, because my children didn't hardly know her, and they need to know that the world lost a beautiful person on January 9th, 2011.

Chocolate - that old monster! You know, just go with the flow - plan on eating a few pieces each day and don't feel guilty . . . ;0)

I love the poem by Mother Theresa! What a wise and wonderful woman she was. I have come to the conclusion that all we can really do is pray for our children, let them learn life's hard lessons the same way that we did, hope that they make the right choices, and if not, that they learn from the consequences.

We have ward conference this week-end too, I'm really looking forward to it. Neal A. Anderson is going to be here, and I can't wait to hear his counsel.

Have a wonderful week-end!

Hugs and Love,


P.S. I still can hardly believe that you are a great-grandmother!

Sue said...

I really enjoyed reading your thoughts today, LeAnn.

And again, I am so happy the book was helpful. That just makes me feel good!


Darlene said...

Oh LeAnn,your posts are always so inspirational. I absolutely loved the pictures of the beautiful mountains surrounding your valley. They are breathtaking! We have mountains surrounding our beatiful Coachella Valley too, and quite often we see snow on them, and we have gorgeous desert sunsets too, but I have never seen pink on our mountains!

I also loved the poem by Mother Theresa. I had never read it before, so thank you for posting it. Such wisdom.

singing/granny said...

Thanks Leann! I always love reading your blog...even when I don't comment. I love the Mother Theresa quote! Maybe I will use it in my blog! That is so must love chocolate as much as I do, except I don't think that is possible. I am so glad they found it has antioxidant properties! At least we can pretend it is good for us:) Blessings to you and your family! Melody

Cheryl @ The Farmer's Daughter said...

Hi LeAnn, your mountains are so beautiful! We've driven through Utah and it's one of our favorite travels.

I love chocolate, too! It's a definite weakness of mine. I just have to have at least a few pieces of my fav, choc. kisses, a day.

Love the Mother Teresa poem. She was a remarkable and wonderful person.

Have a great weekend! Hugs, Cheryl


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