Thursday, May 31, 2012

The Simple Woman's Daybook~

Today, May 31st 2012

Outside my window...
Pictures are worth a 1000 words so they say. Note that there are three workers watching other workers. This project is going to take a very long time at this rate.
I am thinking...that my day was planned out until my husband decided to take the day off; which is awesome. My plans were changed in the twinkling of an eye.
I am thankful...that we were not injured last night in an car accident. We were stopped at a red light and as it turned green we started forward and a little white car decided to make a left hand turn through the green light. We stopped to avoid a collision and were rear ended. It totaled our car. The other driver was cited for negligence driving. Luckily, it was the car my husband drives which is old. We had just put about $1000.00 into it and now it is wrecked. and worth nothing. We will get some money from the insurance; I guess to go towards another car. The car still drives OK.
In the sweet husband is making turkey sandwiches for lunch. I made popcorn earlier so I have made several trips back and forth into the kitchen today. It was a craving kind of moment.
I am wearing...I am wearing blue jeans, a white and blue shirt and blue sandals. Light blue is my favorite color.
I am creating...I have been working on my Pintrest site. It will take me a while to figure it all out.
I am going...probably nowhere. We are kind of stuck due to the construction outside. No one informed us that we needed to park on a side street; so now I can't get my car out.
I am wondering...about my children today. It seems they are all having some sort of a struggle. My oldest son has been out of work for 1 1/2 years. He has a few outsourcing jobs that are keeping them going. My next son may be losing his job. Always a mother and always concerned.
I am reading..."Finding Peace Happiness Joy" by Richard J. Scott. This book is very inspirational and helps me recognize more fully how to find peace, happiness and joy in our lives. It is an everyday thing and I know what to do to find it. Having a Christ-centered life is all part of the plan of happiness. Also, I believe I can choose each day to be Happy.
I am I won't have a headache.  I either cough a lot or I have headaches. I have not been coughing much so now it is a daily headache to endure. At least they are not migraine level.
I am looking forward to...the weekend. I always love my shift at the temple and I have been working with some awesome sisters. Being the instructor is really wonderful assignment. It is giving me an opportunity to get to know all of the sisters that work on that shift.

I am be more patient with myself. I always have such a big list of to-do's that I can't seem to get through. I am discovering that I need to choose only a couple of things to accomplish each day; instead of a list of 10 that I don't come close to getting done.
Around the house...I am feeling much better about my house. I recently hired the a teenage girl that lives next door to vacuum and dust for me. Since I hurt my back last year; I am very cautions about what I do. I do not want to feel that pain again. Whenever I try to vaccumn I get a lower backache and sciatic pain down my leg.
I am pondering...on what I have been learning about my husband's parents. I have been typing a history of their missionary experiences in Nigeria and Ghana. This is a oral history taken by the Historical Department of the Church Of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. My father in law, LaMar Williams was set apart by President David O. McKay to be the Presiding Elder of Nigeria. This occurred in 1959 and over the next couple of years he could only visit the country for short periods of time. Their stories are so inspirational. One day while typing this history I became very emotional. The spirit was so strong and the stories so poignant. I hope someday that their history can  be made into a book.
A favorite quote for today..."Resolve to be tender with the young, compassionate with the aged, sympathetic with the striving, and tolerant with the weak and the wrong. Sometime in life you will have been all of these." ~Lloyd Shearer
One of my favorite to sit in my recliner and read my novel. Right now I am continuing with the pioneer series of "Light and Truth" by Darryl Harris. The last few chapters have been about the trial and martyrdom of the Prophet Joseph Smith and his Brother Hyrum Smith. They gave their lives for the gospel of Jesus Christ. This was a highly emotional part of the book.
A few plans for the rest of the week.....Hopefully, my husband will relax a little today. He has a headache; I am sure from the accident last night. On Friday, I need to visit my Aunt Della and take her out some bottled water. Saturday will be filled with the morning Temple shift and then planting some flowers which would be a want and need to do. Sunday of course will be filled with our block of meetings and other Inner City Mission visits.
A peek into my day...I think I want to be like our dog Sammy and just take a rest for the day.

Sammy hanging out in the study~
Sammy sleeping with his bear ~
Sammy watching the workers across the street ~

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singing/granny said...

Always enjoy reading about your day! I'm glad you weren't seriously hurt. Your little Sammy looks like good company:) That is smart to get some teenage help. I need to do that! Blessings and hugs to you! Melody

Marie said...

LeAnn! I am so glad that you and your dear husband are ok, despite the accident! God forbid it had been the other way and I am thanking Him now that it wasn't! I always enjoy reading your daybook and this one was no exception. I love all the thoughts you share with us and this lovely little glimpse into your wonderful life. Thanks so much for sharing with us. xxooo

amber and james said...

Oh my goodness! I can't believe you were in an accident! How scary! I hope you are both o.k.! We will keep you in our prayers and call you later on today. We are so grateful you weren't hurt. We love you!!!

Just Ramblin' said...

I enjoyed reading your daybook and it makes me want to get back to doing it once again. I am sorry about your accident, but grateful that you were not injured. I get so nervous at the stop light because I've had so many close calls. Just recently I felt impressed to sit for a minute and so grateful I did because a young girl came barreling through, slammed on her brakes and came to a stop in the middle of the intersection. I almost am afraid to stop when the light turns yellow because, like you did, someone will rear end me. What a wonderful thing you are doing, typing your inlaw's history. These stories will bless many lives and having them recorded will assure that family members can enjoy them, be strengthened and blessed by them. I know family members are nearby when we are doing these things. Hopefully the work near your house will soon be done. Have a wonderful weekend. Nola

Cheryl @ The Farmer's Daughter said...

Hi LeAnn! I love reading daybooks and getting glimpses into others lives. I'm so glad you and your hubby weren't injured the the reckless driver! Your little Sammy is such a cutie.
Thanks for all your sweet comments at my blog. I appreciate your visits!
Have a wonderful evening and weekend!

Christy Monson said...

Thanks for this wonderful post. You have a wonderful talent of bringing us into your life. I do love how you do it. Sometimes my days feel harried. You have reminded me to slow down. Thanks:}}}

Sue said...

I'm not surprised your hubby has a headache. Whiplash is no fun.

Loved this post. So many interesting things here.


Darlene said...

I too love reading your daybook. But what a day! It was so nice that your husband took a day off, but so very sorry you were in that accident. I'm just grateful that you weren't hurt any more than you were.

Turkey sandwiches and popcorn sound pretty darned good, although for awhile I thought I wouldn't want to eat any more turkey for a year. We roasted a fairly large turkey when Sue and family were here over Memorial Day and I got pretty sick of eating turkey sandwiches every day. We finally had to freeze a lot of it. One of these days, I'll make a good soup with noodles or dumplings. As for popcorn, I can always eat that. I'll never get sick of it.

We never stop worrying about our kids, do we? I'm so sorry your son has been out of work for so long. I just hope that the other one won't lose his. This economy is the pits! So very many are not working these days.

You sound like me with your back problems. I get the same problem with my sciatica and my left leg. It does take the joy out of one's day when the backache hits! You are wise to hire some help. We finally had to as well, and even though she only comes once a month it is a help.

Too bad too that you two both had to end up with headaches. Hope you both feel better soon!

Denise Oldham said...

Enjoyed your daybook.

The Adventurer said...

So sorry to hear about the car and the collision. Hope your husband feels better soon. Hope you are able to find a reasonable price car to replace it soon. Thinking and praying for you and your family


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