FOR TODAY - FEBRUARY 24TH 2011
Outside my window...today the skies are gray and dreary; kind of like I feel. There is an impending snow storm coming. It has been interesting the last couple of months; the weather will be rather pleasant and then the next day the temperatures drop and we are back with more snow.
I am thinking...today of my sweet brother that passed away in July. It would have been his 74th birthday today. I miss him so much; so today I have been grieving. I called his dear wife to see how she was doing and luckily at least for moment, I don't think she knew what the date was. I didn't want to bring it up. Later my dear daughter wished him a Happy Birthday on Face book along with my other daughters made comments. He was one of their favorite uncles and of course I lost it again. Regretfully, headaches usually follow the tears.
I love this quote by by Elder Neal A. Maxwell, "We are here in mortality and the only way to go is through; there isn't any around!" Sister Marjorie Pay Hinckley added, "the only way to get through life is to laugh your way through it. You either have to laugh or cry. I prefer to laugh. Crying gives me a headache".
I am thankful for...the gift of each day. Sometimes, it brings a day of laughter and sometimes a day of tears. I will just cherish each day.
From the learning rooms...I learned today that I must be patient with myself. For to often I feel like I don't get any important things done. I need to actually learn to prioritize my work for the day and then actually follow through by looking at my day timer. If it doesn't happen; I need to just relax.
From the kitchen...it is leftover night; yum!
I am wearing...blue jeans, blue tee shirt, white socks and blue slippers.
I am creating...a Christ centered home by reading my scriptures everyday and having morning and evening prayers to my Heavenly Father. I am choosing each day to do one good deed; sometimes for myself; but mostly connecting with those I love.
I am going...visiting teaching with a very sweet partner and we will be visiting two awesome sisters that I desire to create a loving sisterhood with.
I am reading...a new book entitled; "Snow Rising" by Matt Baldwin. I love the sub title; Take the Journey- Make the Change- Know the peace. I will let you know what it is about as I continue reading it.
I just completed, "The Silence of God". The ending was tearful, but sweet. I highly recommend it. It was beautifully written. It contains a woven history of Russia's revolution in the early 1900's. The family was real; but there were fictional characters added.
I am hoping...to get a good nights sleep tonight. For some reason I haven't been sleeping too well the last couple of nights; so I need some sleep.
I am hearing...the news on TV and my husband setting up a new computer for himself. I get the old one which isn't that old; so I am very excited.
Around the house...my dogs are playing. I managed yesterday to actually vacuum my upstairs; I will clean the downstairs tomorrow. I really want to hire someone to vacuum for me because I get a lower backache every time I do this chore. This probably won't happen. However, I know my sweet husband will do it for me if I ask him.
One of my favorite things... is shopping. I am making some changes in some of our rooms. I have been looking around to decide what might look good in these rooms. One of the rooms is my study. My husband gave me a new desk and it is so awesome; but now I need to find some decorating items for the room. I will post a picture when it is complete.
A few plans for the rest of the week: Going shopping tonight for a desk chair - Tomorrow, I have a physician appointment. I think I have an ongoing sinus infection or TMJ - Our Temple shift on Saturday. It is always a good day when you are serving in the temple - A sweet Sabbath day to follow on Sunday -
Here is picture for thought I am sharing...two favorite pictures of my brother Mac Millan Gledhill, who passed away on July 10, 2011
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