Saturday, July 10, 2010


I started this for fun, but life has a way of changing and getting in the way of doing some things.  I have a new job, back to working full time.  I can't find the time to keep this blog up.  With limited time I have to dedicate time to those more important things.  I am grateful for many things but most of these things are personal and sacred, things that I was not quite comfortable exposing on a public blog.  I most grateful for my Savior, Jesus Christ and His atoning sacrifice that He made for all mankind so that we might choose eternal life.  I am grateful for my family they are the most important people to me.  Thank you for visiting my blog and your comments, but I am sorry to say I will not be continuing with posting on this blog.

Monday, June 21, 2010

#114 Words of Encouragement

I have not been posting a daily Gratitude for some time and
to be honest I haven't felt very grateful.
I have even thought of changing the blog title to
"Irritation 365 Times"

I have been feeling very angry and disappointed.
I cry often.
Everything seems to be falling apart and there is nothing I can do about it.
I am grateful for these words of encouragement and faith.

Saturday, June 5, 2010

#113 We Made It

Blue was scheduled to take the SAT test this morning in Logan at 7:45 a.m. Ok, so I carefully figured out when I needed to get us up, when to leave so that we had time to spare for looking for the building on the USU campus and any other problems that might arise, and our travel time.  When I have to meet an important deadline I have a tendency to mess up my thinking.  That is just what I did this morning. We were about to leave home at 6 a.m., and suddenly thought that we were too early. I had us go back into the house for 45 minutes. As were going to leave again, now 7:00 I realized I had screwed up.  It takes 45 minutes just to get to Logan let alone across town, onto campus, find the "tall" building on US 89.  We also found that the calculator needed batteries! I had a melt down and cried the whole drive over, there was no way we would make it in time.  I had to believe it would work out. BE BELIEVING! I flipped a U-turn across a four-lane hwy, pulled up along a red curb and told Blue to get out and head to "that tall building".  Blue walking, I rolled down the window and yelled, "RUN!" After getting to the building, following the signs, "SAT test upstairs", I saw Blue sitting at a desk. WOW! I looked at my puppy and said, "We made it". All I could do was try and it worked out.

Photo from here

#112 A Call From My Cousin

While hiking with Blue today, my cousin Pam calls me.  
I was so excited to hear from her.
I enjoyed talking with her, 
sharing our day with one another.
We think a lot alike, enjoy a lot of the same things and have similar goals.
It is very easy talking with her, I think we understand each other.
I would love to live close enough to her to go hiking together
and many other things.
Thanks for your call Pam.

Wednesday, June 2, 2010

#111 A Feeling of Accomplishment

Logan Canyon is beautiful!
Had a great day with my two children hiking the Crimson Trail.
The high light was making it to the top, Wall of China!
We started on the steep side, we didn't think we could make it,
but we persevered and made it.  The rest of the hike was very enjoyable.
Great feeling after a good long hike, enjoying the outdoors,
talking and laughing on the trail, meeting people, pushing ourselves and 
the feeling of accomplishment.

We hiked up along the rock edge.

Monday, May 24, 2010

#110 "Will You Slow Down For Me?"

I had to yell at Blue to go out and mow the backyard before dark, so once I had him out there I didn't want him to have any reason not to finish the job. I knew that the last of the gas was in the mower and he would need more to get the job finished.  The grass, well actually weeds, have grown very tall and thick, so I knew he would need more gas.  I hopped into the car and blazed down the road to the gas station. On Bannock, a 35 mph zone, I was going 40 mph.  As soon as I saw the police car coming towards me in the on-coming lane I knew I was busted. He flipped on his RED, WHITE AND BLUES.  He made a U-turn over a double yellow line to pull up behind me.  I get so nervous when I am pulled over, and those lights are embarrassing.  Everyone driving by has to see who was busted. As soon as he walked up, practically behind me, I thought to myself, "This guy is new, I have never seen him before. He is young and handsome."  I never get pulled over and when I have I can't remember the last time I got a ticket.  I wasn't even sure what the registration or "proof of insurance" was when he asked for them, I had them spread out and asked, "Which one do you need?" My "proof of insurance" was not current and I thought he said my registration wasn't current either, but it is.  He did his check, told me to find my current papers and said, "It is a $60 ticket for no registration papers, I will give you a warning now, but you were going pretty fast, will you slow down for me?" Oh, I let out a big sigh of relief!  Thank you, Thank you. The officer is nice too.

Photo from here

Saturday, May 22, 2010

#109 Missing A Jogger

I was pulling out of a hotel the other day, onto a busy road near the Interstate entrance.  I looked both ways as I crept out and suddenly right there in front of me, was a......JOGGER!  He was looking at me as he ran out around the front end of my car giving me that look of, "Are you going to hit me?"  WHERE DID HE COME FROM?  I did not even see him.  That is the worst feeling, near misses.  It makes me so nervous driving.  I am very hasty and too quick to do things, so I am always screwing up.  I have got to be more careful.  I am so grateful I did not hit that jogger.