Friday, March 27, 2009

13 days and counting...

Today there are a million (okay, probably not that many) things I should be doing right now instead of posting. Such as finishing costumes that really should have been done by now, cleaning out the restof my flower beds, making a list for our trip, and regular mom stuff. But I just realized we only have 13 days until we leave for our big trip. We are going to Rome for spring break. The kids are excited, and Davis has been reading about the colliseum, and gladiators. It seems so far away still. I think because there are still lots of things that need to happen before we go. I am sure it will go fast, and I haven't really given the list much thought, I think I better start one of those today.
Davis had his last pinewood derby last night. Although he didn't win, he said he thinks his car was faster than it has ever been. He had a really cool looking car. He had a friend block it and set the wheels, and he did everything else. I looked really great. Pictures will come later.
Good things:
1. homemade tortillas
2. thinking your kids are amazing
3. clean bath tub

Friday, March 13, 2009

Too Much to Do?

Although I do have an "almost perfect" life, there is always too much to do. But I do think that maybe that is what makes my life almost perfect. What would I do if I didn't have lots to do? Sit in my "office" and blog all day? Good thing I have "too much to do!"

Here are just a few things that have been or are happening in our home/ my life:

basketball games, dance competitions, sewing for "Hello Dolly," becoming part of the parent involvement committee at D's school, young women's of course, choir concerts, school board meetings, exercise, and then all the regular mom stuff.

But I wouldn't change it, any of it. Sometimes it is crazy and frustrating, and exciting, and happy, and irritating, and fun. But I think at some point, I signed up for all of this. I think I love having too much to do. But sometimes, I like to just sit in my "office" and meditate and blog.

Thursday, March 12, 2009

Almost Perfect

I was behind an older gentleman at the recommend desk at the temple. The man checking recommends asked him how he was. His response, "almost perfect." I could not help but comment, so I said, "That's pretty good." He responded that most people don't believe him. So that got me thinking. . .
1. Why don't people believe him
Society tells us that nothing is ever perfect. There is always something better, and just when we get it, something else, and so on. If I, and each of us could just focus on what is great, maybe we would start thinking things are "almost perfect." And when we look for the positive, maybe it will shed a little light on what really matters, and what makes life almost perfect. It won't be what society tells us, but what is really important.
2. My life is pretty good, Almost perfect. I have actually been thinking alot about this the last few months. Now don't get me wrong, I have lots of things in my life that aren't perfect, but when I look at the things that are really important, almost perfect. I also don't want this to come across as bragging, I think many of you are in the same boat. And although our lives are different, I suspect you may feel like your life is, almost perfect as well. I sometimes wonder why I have it so good. I look around at others trials and or losses, and my own problems seem so small in comparison.
Why is it that other people have to deal with losing a spouse, or parent. Send a spouse or child to Iraq, or Afghanistan, lose a job, have financial difficulties, marital problems, children making less than ideal choices, and the list goes on and on.
I don't know the answer, but I do know that Heavenly Father is well aware of all of our needs, trials, triumphs, and sorrows. He knows what will strengthen us, crush us, and fortify us. He also knows that what works for you may not work for me. Just as parents, we know how to deal with each of our children differently.
So today, I am grateful to be "almost perfect." And hope that I will always remember just how "almost perfect" my life is, and thank those I love for being "almost perfect."

Good Things:
1. An almost perfect life
2. An almost perfect husband
3. A grateful heart

And I ask, "Do you feel your life is 'Almost perfect'?" Let me know.