Monday, September 16, 2013

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


FOR TODAY - September 16th 2013
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Outside my window...it is a  beautiful pleasant fall day. I can see my apple tree loaded with apples that I need to pick. It won't happen today.
I am thinking...this is not a good day. If there was a day for things going wrong; today is that day. I can hear my dear husband in the other room struggling with work issues. He has been busy working 24/7 except for Sunday trying to do post audit updates. He was  just notified that he has to put together a meeting scheduled for the 24th of September for a large group of people coming from corporate to visit the facility. This means finding rooms for presentations, getting handouts together, badges and etc. for the meetings plus arrange for snacks and lunch. He has a 1 hour presentation to put together also. Mighty prayer will be needed on this one  To add to the days concerns my dear sweet brother has cancer and just completed aggressive chemo and radiation. This didn't get all the cancer so now he is facing surgery on the 26th of September. At least the tumor is smaller. There will be fasting and prayer for this one. We have had some very sad things going on with our Inner City Mission brothers and sisters that we are assigned to assist. Life does suck sometimes and I hate that word.
I am thankful for... wow, a moment of gratitude.

Yes, I do have gratitude for many many blessings. One of my greatest blessings is a testimony of the Gospel of Jesus Christ which keeps me centered. I do know that I have a Savior and Heavenly Father that loves me and in the eternal realm of thinking; all will be well.
 We had such a sweet week-end  with an adult session of conference Saturday evening and then a wonderful Regional conference yesterday. Our heart were uplifted and our thoughts edified. Those special moments help to temper the sad moments of today. I am so grateful forprayer; I couldn't survive without it.  I am forever grateful for our posterity which bless our lives constantly. I know too that our children love us and are there to help us through these harsh moments.  Likewise, we are there to support and love them. I am grateful for our extended family. I have a multitude of good friends which are such a gift to me. I am grateful for my Aunt Della and Aunt Alene  who give me great hope.
 


 They have both had their own lives of difficulty and now my dear Aunt Della will celebrate her 100th birthday on Thursday. I am working diligently to complete her history to give her on that day. I treasure them both and have learned so much about patience and endurance from them.
 
From the learning rooms...I am finding that there are really more days of sunshine than gray days. I hope to emulate that in my own life. I hope to be cheerful, happy and optimistic as I face those gray days of sadness and concern.
From the kitchen...more fruits and veggies today. I had chocolate overload over the weekend. At least I don't have a chocolate headache which is another blessing.
I am wearing...a pink and white housecoat and white slippers. Yes, it is 12 noon and I am not dressed. I do have my hair done and make-up on.
I am creating...more work for myself. Yes, I do manage to think I can do more than humanly possible. I do plan to slow down after this week's storms.
 
I am going...to spend most of my day completing my Aunt Della's history. I edited it over the week end so now I need to just add more pictures and then take it to be printed and bound.  
I am reading...at this point just "The Book of Mormon"

 Other books are on hold. Although I did start a new novel recently, it is entitled "The Guardian" by Gerald Lund. It is a mystery and I will be so happy when I can have a moment to read it. It looks like a good one. 

I am hoping.....tomorrow will be a better day.
I am hearing...the TV on in the kitchen. I need to turn it off.  There was another killing spree in Washington DC; so tragic. This is a continued sign of troubled times and I just keep reminding myself that it means the Savior is coming soon. That is a positive thought! 
Around the house...our dog all of a sudden doesn't want to go outside to potty; that is not a good thing. He now will need close monitoring.
One of my favorite things...is to surf Pinterest.. I do have to give myself a time limit on this one. It is amazing all of the ideas and other things out there. I really think it can put us all on overload. Technology is wonderful but does need some careful monitoring or it can take away precious hours when we can do more valuable things.
 
A favorite quote for today.... is one of my favorite scriptures: Proverbs 3:5-6; "Trust in the LORD with all your heart; and lean not unto your own understanding.In all your ways acknowledge him, and he shall direct your paths." I live by this one.

Something New About Me...I have found more wrinkles on my face; rats, I am getting old.
Pet Peeves...is that there are people in this world that are not likeable. I know we must love everyone and I am working on that; but right now I am peeved with a few of them.
One of my guilty pleasures...I can't think of any more; maybe that is a good thing.
A few plans for the rest of the week: Complete Aunt Della's History by tomorrow - Shop for her birthday - attend her celebrations and just enjoy the sweet moments that do come and go throughout my day.
Here is picture for thought I am sharing...

 
 Update: My dear husband just received an email that the meeting scheduled for next week is being rescheduled for some time in October. Wow, prayers were answered today. That will ease his overload. and my concern.
 

11 comments:

Diane said...

I always love reading these. I am sorry work has been so intense for your husband.

Marie said...

Hooray for answered prayers LeAnn! I always love your daybook entries. It's like a nice visit with a beloved friend. Love the pic of the two aunties, and I have apples that need picking too. Not getting done today either! Love you! xxoo

Denise said...

Enjoyed your daybook. Glad the prayer was answered concerning your husbands schedule. Praying for your brother.

Momma Mecham said...

Wish we could do lunch, miss you my dear friend. You are a great writer. Love reading your thoughts.
Sending love and hugs your way.

Debbie said...

a wonderful daybook, you write them beautifully!! i also hope tomorrow is better for you also!

it's 1:20 here, i am still in my p.j.'s and i don't think i have brushed my teeth ;)

Christy Monson said...

What a wonderful post. I do love your writing. I would love to be as good with pictures as you are. They are awesome and complement your message so well. Hugs

singing/granny said...

I smiled as I read this. I am sorry life is hard, but love how you somehow find a little something to cheer yourself....and others! The wrinkle comment had me laughing! Thanks, Melody

Grammy Staffy said...

I am sorry that you are going through a hard time. I'm glad at least that your husband's meeting got postponed. Good luck with your Aunt Della's history. I know she will be thrilled. I'm sending you hugs and wishes for a better day tomorrow. Hugs, Lura

Cheryl @ TFD said...

I enjoyed your daybook, LeAnn. You are so good at writing! I'm happy for you and your hubby that his meeting was rescheduled! What a relief that must be!

I had to chuckle about the wrinkle. Not that getting them is funny, because I'm seeing more and more of them myself! But, it was just so cute the way you said it...rats! I'm not the least bit vain, but when you go from being told how young you look all your life to finally looking, ahem, older...it's not so fun!

Have a wonderful day and I hope you get your aunt's history finished in good time! Good luck with that!

Mom of 12 said...

So glad things have eased up for you! Sometimes it feels like everything goes wrong. You have a great attitude!
Sandy

Sue said...

Sending prayers for your brother, and I'm so glad your husband got a respite.

And I know better days are ahead. It seems they always are...

=)

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