Monday, August 5, 2013

The Simple Woman's Daybook ~A Peek Into My Day

FOR TODAY - August 5th, 2013
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Outside my window...it's a lovely evening. The sun is leaving a lovely ray of orange, pink and white clouds over the beautiful Wasatch mountains.
 
I am thinking...that life is crazy right now. My dear husband is stressed due to the company he works for is being audited by the government Medicare D division. He has been told to put everything on hold that he has been doing to work on gathering the information for the audit. The only sad thing is that he still has to do a 3 hour compliance audit each day for his company regardless of what he will have to do for this government request.
Meanwhile, I just can't seem to get done the things that I want to complete due to constant interruptions with other important things I have to do. Whatever happened to sitting down and just becoming engrossed in a good book.
I am thankful for...the job my husband has. Yes, I am complaining but I am grateful he has employment. We have a lovely home and many wonderful blessings to be grateful for.
From the learning rooms...I am continuing to work on learning how to do family history. This is one of the things I have been trying to do but can't get too. I still need to know more about how the  LDS Family Tree program works.
As a side note on this; I went in on the  New Family Tree program the other day. I looked up my own family line of which I had entered all of the information for my own family and I found that my husband was listed as deceased, we only had one son and none of my husband's pedigree line showed up. I got so upset by this. I went in to tell my husband about it and he commented back to me: "Why don't you just call the help line". Normally, I take the trial by error method; but I decided to take his advice. I called the help line and a very kind man helped me get it all corrected. I was so grateful for his help and grateful I had actually listened to my  husband. Most of all I was grateful that my husband wasn't listed as deceased.
From the kitchen...I cooked tonight fish and made a salad. For a Family Home Evening dessert I topped Angel Food Cake with a strawberry pudding.  It should be interesting. I am waiting for my husband to quit working so we can have FHE and dessert.
I am wearing...a striped pink, white, orange and gray shirt. A pair of light gray slacks and blue slippers. I am so coordinated.
I am creating...this post and happy to be finally getting to it.
I am going... downstairs in a few moments to have a FHE lesson with our grandson, Jackson who is living with us right now. He just turned 18 years old and is preparing for a mission. He is staying with us to earn some money for his mission. He is helping us with work we need done but can't do because of our age and or too busy to do. He is an awesome young man so we are happy to have him here.
I am reading... The Book of Mormon daily with a new study guide I just started it over again. I love this book so much.
 
I am also reading a book entitled: "Pure Love, Readings On Sixteen Enduring Virtues" by Marilyn Arnold. This is full of stories and poetry about the 16 enduring Virtues.
 
I am trying to decide what novel to pick to read of the ones that I have on hand. I would like to historical romance novel. I just finished the 5th book of the "Light & Truth, The Journey Home." This series was powerful and I learned so much about the Mormon Battalion. I seriously do not know how the Mormon pioneers did what they did. Those 300 plus men, a few woman and children traveled from Winter Quarters, Nebraska to San Diego, California.They left their families with the purpose of making enough money to help the Mormon Saints get to the Salt Lake Valley. What courageous and stalwart saints they were. They mostly walked all the way there over very rough terrain.  
I am hoping...that life can slow down just a touch. I am starting to feel tired and I am not accomplishing some of the things that I desire to do. I have been enjoying practicing my piano again and I have been trying to exercise daily. However, it doesn't always happen so I get discouraged that I can't find the time to do these two things. I did have a dear friend many years ago that told me that if I wanted to do something bad enough I would find the time. I do think that it is true; but right now something has to go and these two items on my list are the ones I usually don't get too. I won't ever give up trying.
I am hearing...the typing on my computer, the cars going by the side of our house.
Around the house...it is quiet tonight. Our sweet dog Sammy hasn't felt very well today. He has allergies and started a new medication that has upset his tummy. He is such a character so when he isn't doing well; my husband isn't do well. Sammy really is good at getting him to take a break or to de-stress.
One of my favorite things... is to read..................I love to read. It calms my soul.
A favorite quote for today.....
 
Something New About Me...I love to go to lunch with friends. Today I had lunch with a very dear friend from California. I met her husband today too. I met Lura through a blogging friend in England. Lura had been in a severe automobile accident and my friend Marie asked me to pray for her. She gave me Lura's blogging address so I started to follow her recovery. At first her daughter was blogging about her recovery. Finally, when she was able to blog herself I continued to follow her and we have become very dear friends. I feel like I have known her forever. When she comes to Utah we go to lunch and I love being with her. It was fun to have her husband at lunch today too. It was a sweet moment of time.
Pet Peeves...is attending an event where everyone just piles into the food and they display no manners. You wonder who taught them to behave in this manner.
 One of my guilty pleasures...eating! I do love good food. We went to a buffet today which is not a good place to go if you are trying to eat less. How do you pass up good food; I don't know how too.
A few plans for the rest of the week: Tomorrow I am helping a sister that we are assigned to work with in the Inner City Project. I will be taking her around to pick up some medical records and take her son to his Physician appointment. I may have be taking her on Wednesday too. On Thursday my son's family is coming down from Sugar City, Idaho. Amanda, his wife is flying out to California to see my son. He has been working in Sacramento for the summer. We will be taking care of their 7 children until Sunday. I think I am going to be very busy with this wonderful family. I am anxious to be with them. It's a handful so I hope I can handle it all.
I do have Jackson here to help and the oldest daughter, Justice is 17 years old; so we should be find. They do have a very challenging two year old that will need to be watched constantly. He is known for getting into trouble.
Here is picture for thought I am sharing...
This will say Grandma's House - Kids Spoiled While You Are Away~
 
 

12 comments:

Melanie said...

It's not complaining. It's sharing, and that's what a community is for. Will be praying for a good and speedy outcome to the stress at your husband's job. Also want to look into Pure Love. Thanks for sharing :)

visiting from The Simple Woman

Peace and blessings!

Denise said...

praying for you, and your husband.

Christy Monson said...

Prayers that things will work out. They always do. I have made a list of all the scriptures that say the Lord will answer our prayers -- anything that is expedient to Him. The list is long and in all the Standard Works. I just pray and trust the Lord. Well, sometimes doubts creep in, but I keep working on my faith.
Love and Hugs to you!

Christy Monson said...

Prayers that things will work out as they should. I've made a list of all the scriptures where the Lord says, He will grant unto us the righteous desires of our hearts. It's a long list of scriptures in all the Standard Works. He will bless us - all of us.

Love and Hugs.

Debbie said...

The view outside your window is breathtaking!! I love to eat as well, there is nothing better then lunch with girl friends!!

singing/granny said...

Loved this post! It sounds so much like my daily life! Never quite doing all I want to do....doing so much that is necessary...and important! Good luck with all your grandchildren. And many blessings to you and your sweet family! Melody

Diane said...

I am glad I read this. You always make me smile.

I hope things calm down for you.

hugs

Mom of 12 said...

It sounds like you are very busy!
Thanks for stopping by my blog, you are such a good friend. I probably drive past your house every day on my way to drop Nephi off for football practice...
Sandy

Marie said...

Loved your daybook always LeAnn. How wonderful that you got to have lunch with Lura and John! They are such wonderful people. I am really hoping that I will have an opportunity one day for Todd to meet them too. I am so hopeful that one day you and I can meet in person as well! That would be like a dream come true! I think you are so lucky to get the spend the time with your grandchildren that you do, but I am understand being nervous about taking care of so many at once! I would be too! xxoo

Sue said...

Enjoyed catching up with you via the daybook.

Those government audits are awful, aren't they? So stressful. Both of my sons had one this year.

Hope all goes well!

=)

Grammy Staffy said...

Your day book makes me smile. I love this little peek into your life.
I so enjoyed having lunch with you my friend. I could listen to you talk for hours. I so enjoy being with you. I know that if we lived close to each other we would be the dearest of friends. Thank you for the friendship birthday plaque. I value our friendship. I wish I could see you more often.
We just got home and are busy celebrating here. Life is good.
Tell your hubby that I wish him the best of luck with the audit at work.

Have a great week. Hugs, Lura

The Adventurer said...

I hope all went well for your husband job and the audit. HOw wonderful your grandson is living with you and you all get some wonderful time together before he goes off on his mission trip--my mom is requesting one on one time with my children although they are a bit younger:) I have missed stopping by and visiting your blog since our move but I think we are far enough along that I will be able to stop by more regularly:)

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