Saturday, January 31, 2009
Friday, January 30, 2009
"You can have sacred, revelatory, profoundly instructive experience with the Lord in the most miserable experiences of your life—in the worst settings, while enduring the most painful injustices, when facing the most insurmountable odds and opposition you have ever faced."
I understand what he said more than ever these days. I felt comforted though in this scripture he quoted:
Regarding our earthly journey, the Lord has promised: “I will go before your face. I will be on your right hand and on your left, and my Spirit shall be in your hearts, and mine angels round about you, to bear you up” (D&C 84:88).
I feel that strength, protection only He could give.
A light on our answering machine was blinking quite rapidly last night...It's great to be popular. Of course I was sure it was a telemarketer trying to drive me bananas!!! Anyway, it was that newer member to our ward to call us and tell us that he had received an offer on his place. I was so excited for him. he had put his faith in the Lord and an offer was given. He, being the sweet man that he was, is still praying for us. I appreciate that. the good Lord keeps telling us that it is going to sell and it is hard to argue with the sweet spirit that resides in your being when you receive such confirmations. However, we figured it couldn't hurt to try and help out our agent a little bit...
We normally spell out names. We have had George Albert Smith in there for some time and then we decided to have a bit of fun. We used nicknames: Cindy...the name my high school history teacher called me back in the 80's and still calls me. he never had my name right. We had "Ted" for the hubby as we have sung the great 80's hit "I Wanna Be A Cowboy." We even through a few of your names in there as well. Just for fun. I can't wait until my agent comes into the office and goes online to see how we are trying to help him!!! What good clients we are!!!!
Wednesday, January 28, 2009
There are times when, as a parent, you catch your child's vision of something they really, honestly, and truly want beyond all else. I'm not talking the latest Wii game or even a signed special edition Stephenie Meyer book. We have encountered one of those times. It started quietly today...my computer and I sitting alone in the store, ticking the minutes away, waiting...waiting....and would you believe more waiting?!?!?!
You see, with my lovely daughter 14 now she qualifies for attendance at EFY. She is a good kid, always concerned for her grades, her friends and others around her. Although she sees different outfits and things she would like she understands we are planning a move and must therefore conserve...especially in this economic unrest. her greatest desire WAS to attend EFY in Provo because she has dreamed of going to BYU since she was 5 years old. No, I am not kidding. She can do it too!!! Anyway, back to the subject...EFY was booked solid in Provo...except for a session in the middle of June...My kids get out of school at the end of June. Bummer!!! However, Corinna had seen another session that piqued her interest....Nauvoo Special Edition. Her 4th great-grandfather was born under a wagon in Nauvoo so it is a special place in our family history. She has held a special love for family history for some time and so this was incredible. An incredible week that includes doing baptisms for the dead in the Nauvoo temple, visiting Carthage Jail, learning so much more hands on than I could even teach her in a family home evening. We tried initially to get her in, but it was booked. However as I went through the details once more I found the session now had 9 simple openings. I jumped at it.
I called Corinna to come over to the store. When I told her she looked at me and pumped her fist and screamed "Yes!!!!" She was so excited! I'm so excited. How many times can you see your kids get THAT excited about church?!
***Mom points +1***
Tuesday, January 27, 2009
Sunday, January 25, 2009
woke up to have some quiet to get the spirit on my side early. As we came into church it was a really nice morning. Clouds hung overhead, Birds were chirping...OK!!!! So I enjoy clouds..there is more to life than sunshine everyday. Anyway, I made it through sacrament meeting. I enjoyed the talks especially one from the mother of one of my fabulous laurels. I loved listening to her talk and I now have taken something she said to be my own personal motto...WALK BY FAITH, NOT BY SIGHT...what a beautiful thing to always remember in our hearts. It is true I am walking by faith now, not by sight and I am letting go of everything I can't control. I like it better that way.
Anyway, towards the end of the day a brother in our ward began to hand out gobs and gobs of chocolate. I am not talking Hershey's here people....we are talking Ghiradelli's and Lindt. MMMmmmmmmm Good!!! Somehow, I needed up with two large Ghiradelli large chocolate and raspberry bars. Now, if I didn't know this wonderful man I would think he held up a chocolate truck. He had even gone so far as to give my hubby 5 bars of Lindt Milk Chocolate with caramel filling AND a jar of raspberry chocolate fudge sauce....I am wishing I had bought a few gallons of vanilla ice cream....that is definitely on my "To Do" list for tomorrow!!!
Thank you Brother Davies!!!! We appreciate the sweet treats!!!! And don't worry....I will "Chews" the Right tonight!!!!
Friday, January 23, 2009
Thursday, January 22, 2009
Wednesday, January 21, 2009
Tuesday, January 20, 2009
What would happen if we took the time to really listen rather than rushing into our day after saying our morning prayer?
What would happen if we all smiled all day for one full day?
What would happen if we didn't have to worry about ourselves because others had us in their minds and heart?
What would happen if our children didn't need to worry about pedophiles, drugs, peer pressure or hate?
What if everyday felt like that moment you wake up from your Sunday nap refreshed and happy?
Monday, January 19, 2009
My mood changed today as we were wandering the highways around here and pulled up behind a semi that had a sign on the back:
"Caution: Tailgating may Result In Guacamole!!!"
and if that wasn't funny enough the side of the truck read:
"Look Mommy!!! it's the burrito truck!!!"
You've gotta love California!!! Oh and if you live where the snow falls..It was nearing 70 degrees today. no sweaters required!!! Oh yeah!!!!
Friday, January 16, 2009
Thursday, January 15, 2009
Try it without looking at the answers......
1) Pick your favorite number between 1-9
2) Multiply by 3 then
3) Add 3, then again Multiply by 3
(I'll wait while you get the calculator....)
4) You'll get a 2 or 3 digit number.
5) Add the digits together
Now Scroll down ..............
Now with that number see who your ROLE MODEL is from the list below:
1. Albert Gore
2. Jesse Jackson
3. George Bush
4. Hillary Clinton
5. Mickey Mouse
6. Barack Obama
7. Rush Limbaugh
8. Jimmy Carter
9. Me!!! Tammy at "JUST ME"
10. Ted Kennedy
I know....I just have that effect on people....one day you too can be like me.... :-) Believe it!
P.S.: Stop picking different numbers. I am your idol, just deal with it!!!!
---I couldn't resist making you smile today!!!
Tuesday, January 13, 2009
Monday, January 12, 2009
Sunday, January 11, 2009
Saturday, January 10, 2009
Friday, January 9, 2009
Thursday, January 8, 2009
Tuesday, January 6, 2009
*I am grateful for the silence--it allowed me to concentrate on part of the taxes I was preparing.
*I'm grateful for the time--my son and hubby tore down a large shelving unit that was broken beyond repair. Today my son learned how to work.
*I'm grateful that I was able to hone my skills in the game of hearts on the computer...bad news, the computer players still won.
*I'm grateful for the roof still over my head.
*I'm grateful for the the peace in my heart...everything is going to be all right.
*I'm grateful for the laughter...my son approached us yesterday with a list in hand of things he and his sisters would like from the grocery store to snack while they are on break from school...and the list was not bad...fish sticks...yogurt...muffins. Yahoo!!! I'm doing something right.
So, the fact that our sales did not equal over a hundred dollars could possibly cause a lump in our throats pretty much sucks, but at the same time there were things to be grateful for the entire day.
Monday, January 5, 2009
I read it on a friend's blog...It was a Talk to Me Tuesday post
The reason I chose my word as patience is because honestly I need more of it. With the selling of a store in the middle of economic ugliness, raising the three kids, running the store, being a halfway decent wife, being a laurel advisor...to a great group of girls who teach me more than I teach them.... loving the Savior and striving to be more like Him and less like Dory in Finding Nemo as she speaks whale...it brings a smile to my face jsut thinking of it...Paitience is something I lack. For example when a pair of alligator boots are marked as 75% off and then the customer asks for additional money off my psirit tends to get a little bit rumpled. Then as they are buying it they pull out a roll of hundred dollar bills it makes me want to scream. Yes, patience is indeed needed in my life.
Saturday, January 3, 2009
Friday, January 2, 2009
"Sister, we'd like to have you speak in two weeks."
"Sounds great! (GRRRRR!!!) What is my subject?"
"We'd like you to speak on the 8th article of faith."
"No problem! I'll get to work on that!! (Huh! I thought there were only 7!) Which one is that?"
"We believe the Bible to be the word of God as far as it is translated correctly. We also believe the Book of Mormon to be the word of God."
"Got it! (How in the world am I supposed to speak on that!?)"
So, I come to the masses, my blogging friends, and ask you. Do you have any ideas? Quotes, Thoughts?
Help me Obi-Bloggy kenobe! You're my only hope!!!!
Ok! So thought the Star Wars begging would help, alas I have cemented my bid as the Queen of the dorks! Yay me!!!!