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.