Monday, March 5, 2012

Real Women

On Saturday our area had a meeting  with Sisters Esplin, Thompson, and Dalton from the general auxiliaries.  I have to say, I was not thrilled to go to this meeting, and it actually took me all day to talk myself into going.  I am so glad I did!  What I learned that night, was that these women are real women living the gospel the best they can.  They aren't perfect, and have the same issues I have.  Okay, I may have a few more.  They seemed so real and it was so enjoyable to listen to their experiences and what they learned.  I was so impressed with the overall message that I am a daughter of a Heavenly Father who really loves me, and wants me to return to him. Thank you sisters for sharing your spirit with me, even though it was televised to me, the spirit touched my heart and helped me to know that I am on the right course and we are all real women and will continue to do the best we can. 

Good Things:
1.  being rewarded for going
2.  seeing real women
3.  feeling the spirit

Septic Advice

After ten years of living here, my friends insisted that I get my septic pumped.  They said they could not believe I hadn't had problems, and that if I let it go too long it would ruin my leach line and be rather costly to repair.  So I called and they came today.  Who would have guessed that for $365 I would not only get my septic tank pumped, but also an hour session of marriage and family advice!  I have to say, it was actually a very nice visit with  a very nice gentleman.  He was probably around 65 or so years old, and seemed to have lots of life experience to share with me, and it was a beautiful day to sit with him while his workers shoveled to find the tank.  So here is some of his advice:
 *family is important, even when you don't have worldly wealth, family makes you rich
 *take some time with just your spouse
 *it is the little things that matter: $10 roses at safeway, a hug after a long day, a dinner out, etc.
 *talk to your kids, but mostly listen without judgement
 *provide a place for your kids to bring their friends so you know who they are with, and what they are doing.
 *take time to unwind after a stressful day at work before coming home: stop by for coffee - or maybe just a coke!
 *mom's  have a full time job: they should not work if possible, the kids need mom
 *everyone should help out everyone
 * always pump from both lids: check that it is done, some companies say they do, but don't!
 *say "I love you" and mean it
 *treat your family right, and you will always have them
 *turn off the TV
 *spend money on little things for your spouse, it will be worth it in the long run.  Cheaper than divorce.

Saturday, March 3, 2012


B was also accepted into BYU!  Really! How can I possibly be old enough to have 2 children in college?!  So, now she has some homework to do in deciding where she needs to be.  She will visit each campus this week.  She also needs to think about her path of study.  I told her to make it a matter of prayer, to which she promptly rolled her eyes to let me know she already is.

Good things:
1. prayer
2. choices
3. knowing an answer will come

Nothing to say...

so all you get is...

Good Things:
1.  peace and quiet
2.  sunshine with NO wind
3.  tulips peeking through the dirt