Thursday, April 4, 2013

The Simple Woman's Daybook ~Come Listen To A Prophets Voice


                                                          For Today - April 4th, 2013
 
Outside my window..... I have a fantastic view of the bay area in San Diego. This is one of my favorite places to visit. There is a marina next door to our Hotel room. The view is breathtaking and I have watched some Navy ships coming into port. It is a beautiful clear day with the temperatures in the 60's.
I am thinking....that I had better get this post completed before my husband comes back from his meetings so we can go sight seeing this afternoon.
I am thankful....that my dear husband decided to take me with him on his trip. It is so wonderful to get a way for a few days. I wish it was more of a vacation but we have had some great moments thus far walking around the area.
In the kitchen.....it will be a night for dining out. We will probably go to dinner with some of the people he works with. We have already went to two different restaurants and the food has been yummy. I have been enjoying the fish dishes. 
I am wearing.....a green blouse, black pants and black slippers.
I am creating.....this post.
I am wondering.....how our little dog Sammy is doing. He was left with a friend and he enjoys staying at their home. I am going to think of him as being very happy.
I am going.....to enjoy the quiet moments in my hotel room, the view from my window, a day of rest, reading, blogging and sight seeing.
I am reading.....too many books. I brought with me on this trip the book entitled: "Refined By Christ" by Toni Sorenson. I loved her other book entitle Defined By Christ. I am looking forward to reading this new one.
 Refinedbychrist_detail
I also brought the last of the series book # 5: "Light &Truth - The Journey Home" by Darryl Harris.
 I have enjoyed the series thus far. It is basically a LDS Pioneer Story that starts in England and goes through the  early day struggles of the pioneers as they made their trek to Utah. It also takes in the story of the Mormon Battalion. There is a Mormon Battalion museum and visitor's center. here in San Diego. The link above can tell you about this center.
I am also enjoying reading the Book of Mormon. Right now I am in the chapters found in 3 Nephi. This is one of my favorite parts of the Book of Mormon. This is the chapters on the Coming of Christ to America that I just wrote on my blog for an Easter post. 
I am hoping....that we get an opportunity to spend more time on the beach. I could go alone; but I enjoy being with my husband more. 
I am learning.....to play the piano better. I have learned several hymns and have almost completed one of my more complicated pieces.
I am looking forward......to our LDS General Conference which is held April 6th and 7th. We will be home by then. We are hosting my son's teachers quorum of 11 boys ages 14 to 15 years old. They are going to stay over night Friday. They will attend the Priesthood session at the Conference center in downtown Salt lake City on Saturday Evening. We are so blessed to have all of the sessions of conference broadcast through TV. These conferences are held every six months. We will be hearing from our Latter-day Prophet and President of our Church; Thomas S. Monson. This link will tell you of his history.
There will also be messages by all of the 12 Apostles and other general authorities. There will also be messages from one of the members of the General Primary Presidency, the General Young Women's Presidency and the General Relief Society Presidency. Conference time is a spiritual uplifting time in my life. I love the messages and I always feel so inspired by them. I will probably pick out one of my favorite talks to do a post on. You can enjoy conference with us here. starting at 10 am and again at 2 pm. Mountain Time. Come and listen to a prophet's voice and hear the word of God. The above links will tell you about these different programs of the church.
One of my favorite quotes....is; "Our task is to become our best selves." ~ President Thomas S. Monson.
I am pondering.....on what I might do to help my oldest granddaughter. She is moving to Iowa and I feel sad that she is going. I wanted to help her with some things that are going on in her life; but wasn't really able too. She is a beloved granddaughter and I am sad that she is moving away. She will always be in my prayers.
One of my guilty pleasures is.......that I love to take naps. I don't get to very often but when I do I love it.
One of my favorite things......is to shop for and wear new shoes. Yes, I am one of those who loves a beautiful new pair of shoes. While losing some weight recently my shoe size has gone from a 7 to a 6 1/2. Awe.....new shoes for me.
 Something new about me...... is I love go swimming. I haven't been swimming for a very long time. When I was a pre-teen I decided that I was going to swim across Fish Lake; which was at least three or more miles across. My parents gave me permission to do this. However, I am sure they already knew that when I got into the water I would find it to cold. It was way too cold.
A pet peeve.....I hate it when I have to wait in too many lines; especially in the airports.
A few plans for the rest of the week......enjoy my last two days here and hopefully spend more time on the beach and enjoy more good food, enjoy my son and grandson for a few moments on Friday evening and Saturday morning and  enjoy watching all the sessions of conference  over the weekend.
A peek into my day.......

Sweet Little Ducklings In A Pond - Outside our hotel ~

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8 comments:

singing/granny said...

Sounds so fun to be in San Diego! I would love to retire there...the weather is perfect and there is so much to do and see! Enjoy your time there! Melody

Denise said...

Really enjoyed your daybook.

Christy Monson said...

What a beautiful insight into your soul. Thanks for sharing it. You inspire me to share more of myself with others. (a goal I need to work on) Love and hugs, Christy

Galen Pearl said...

Enjoy your visit in San Diego. And how fun to get a glimpse of your day, from what you are wearing to what you are thinking about. Loved it.

Just Ramblin' said...

How fun to be in San Diego. I love going there. So glad you could get away and have some relaxing time. I'm also looking forward to conference. Have been lining up projects to stitch while watching and listening. You are brave having all those boys over, but I'm sure it will be fun. Congrats are losing some weights and dropping shoe sizes. I love new shoes! I enjoyed reading your post and learning more about you. Have a safe journey home and enjoy conference. Nola

Debbie said...

sounds fun....i NEVER wear shoes & i love to swim ;)))

looks like a great view!!

Sue said...

We love San Diego. I hope you had or are having a great time.

=)

PS. Didn't you love Elder Holland's talk? And what about that seventy from Guatemala and his words about marriage?

Grammy Staffy said...

We love going to the Mormon Battalion. I would have loved to join you there. We always go out for Mexican food in old town afterwards. San Diego is one of my favorite places. I hope that you took the ferry to Coronado Island. That is the cheapest sea cruise and fun way to see the city from the water.

I loved conference even though I was torn between watching it and being at the hospital with Forrest. However, I think the break was uplifting and refreshing. John just took RoLayne back over to the hospital. I stayed home this time. I probably should have gone but we are expecting some company from Texas to drop by. I will go back over tonight.
I'm glad that you had a nice trip.Hugs, Lura

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