Wednesday, February 16, 2011

The Simple Woman's Daybook - February 2011

FOR TODAY February 17th

Take a moment to enjoy other Simple woman Daybook entries here:

Outside my window...the snow is gently swirling around. It is night time and I am just happy to be inside where it is warm and cozy. I substituted at the temple tonight and while going there this afternoon there was a 50 to 60 mile an hour wind storm. I was late leaving the house and was praying I could find good parking place. I was even later due to a semi truck pulling out of the drive way at the temple. However, I did find at least a parking spot in the parking lot. The temple was busy as usual which is awesome. On the way home I was praying that we still had electricity. There are 16,000 homes without lights tonight; and I am grateful mine is not one of them.  
I am thinking...I am tired and need to go to bed. I am waiting for my husband to come home from the temple. He had to work later.
I am thankful for...I am so grateful to have the privilege of working in the temple as an ordinance worker. Tonight I was assigned in the Living endowment area for a little while. We had a sweet little bride to be come in and it was a precious moment for us all. She was a very sweet young woman and you could feel her giant spirit.
From the learning rooms...I was reading the rest of Jacob 5 in the Book of Mormon. This is the discourse on the Olive Tree and the grafting in of the branches and etc. It came to me clearly tonight how much the  Savior really loves us. He continues to stretch out his arms to us and to the whole world. Even when he felt that his vineyard was totally corrupt, the Prophet asked him to try one more time to save his vineyard. We are in those last days when he is sending his servants forth to spread the Gospel of Jesus Christ to the world. As our Prophet of today has asked us all to pray for the Leaders of the nations that will not let our missionaries in at this time to open the doors to the Gospel. As of 2003 there was 87 % of the nations of the world that were allowing the missionaries in. The time is short for the final gathering of his people.
From the kitchen...there was no cooking tonight. However, when I returned home the first thing in my mouth was a chocolate pretzel. It was yummy!
I am favorite warm red bathrobe and red fluffy socks. I am so ready for bed.
I am creating...a new study room. My husband bought be a beautiful new desk for my study for Valentines; so tomorrow I will be working on getting it filled with all my stuff. Genealogy work will be so awesome when I can spread all my information all over my desk in an organized manner of course.
I am bed!!
I am novel "Silence of God" and a couple of short church books that I will elaborate on later.
I am hoping...I am hoping for a very productive day tomorrow.
I am husband getting ready for bed and cars outside driving on the wet streets. I can hear the clock ticking reminding me that it is late.
Around the house...there is a lot of items all over my husband's study that I hope to get put a way tomorrow. However, I have a closet where I keep most of my materials for doing my genealogy and other projects that I need to reorganize and that could take a day or two.
One of my favorite reading the scriptures especially the Book of Mormon. I am journaling the Book of Mormon and tonight I felt like I finally understood more about Jacob 5.
A few plans for the rest of the week:  Thursday I will be working on organizing my closet and study. Also, Tomorrow is my  great granddaughters 1st birthday so I am looking forward to Saturday for her birthday party, along with my grandson Joseph who will turn 12 on Saturday. - Friday, a temple session with friends and continuing work on my study. Saturday, my temple shift and then the birthday party for Jadyn and Joseph. Sunday, I hope a very quiet sabbath day; I will need the rest.
Here is picture for thought I am sharing..

Baby Jadyn


Sue said...

What a great journal the Book of Mormon. I think I may follow suit.


PS. Joseph and Jadyn are so cute!

Marie said...

Beautiful daybook post LeAnn! It must be so precious to be working in the temple. Todd and I need to go more often. I love the special feeling there. Loved your words on Jacob 5. Brought back some special memories of me teaching my Seminary Class about that parable. I just love the scriptures. Sending lots of love your way today! xxoo

Barb said...

Hi LeAnn!

Sounds like you had a very full day! I love the temple! You are so very dedicated, I know you and your family are blessed for your dedication to the Lord.

Your sweet little Jadyn is so cute, and Joseph is very handsome! I hope that they have wonderful birthdays! I'm trying to gear up for all of the birthdays that we have next month! We have one on the 13th, 15th, 16th, 17th, 22nd, and 31st, and Jess just found out that her little one will be born on the 1st of March, unless she goes into labor early!

The wind blew all night long, and we are suppose to have scattered snow showers all week-end. Do you think we will ever have Spring?

I have been trying to work on some genealogy too, it is hard for me for some reason. I wish I had your skills, as I know you are really good at it! It has always been something I have wanted to do,I guess I should take a class!

Have a good week-end, stay safe!

Hugs and Love,

P.S. I would love to have you come to my house for cookies and milk . . . :0)

Mostly Diane said...

Your life seems so pleasant. When my kids are grown I want to be a temple worker and then visit my grandchildren in my spare time too.

Just Ramblin' said...

Isn't it a blessing to serve in the temple and to be able to work with these sweet brides. It was one of my favorite places to serve and I was always touched by these young women. How fun that you will now have a special new desk to work at and can spread out all your genealogy. Love your pictures. Thanks for another wonderful and uplifting post. Nola

singing/granny said...

I loved the sweet pictures of your grandkids. It sounds like you got a worse version of the storm we had here. How nice to be in the temple on a stormy night...and then home and warm. Take care. Melody


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