Tuesday, July 19, 2011

A Simple Woman's Daybook~July 18, 2011

So, For Today...

Monday, July 18, 2011

I love doing the Daybook each week as it creates a picture of what life is like, day to day in 2011. It also allows me to think specifically about certain things and record them. The Daybook is easy to complete and a fun way to keep track of things going on in my head and my life. And probably my most favorite...it allows us to get better acquainted. I just love it when friends do a Daybook.

As my friend Marie's says," It is like sitting down together for a chat over tea." If you ever want to do one, just copy and past one of mine into your editing page, delete my answers until you have an empty template and answer the questions for yourself. You can also make up your own questions of course. Try it, it's fun!

Outside my window...It is 7:30 am and the day looks like a real winner. The sun is shining brightly and the breeze is gently blowing. The temperature is supposed to reach 81 today. Perfecto! I am preparing this on Monday to post at midnight. Tuesday get too hectic for posting sometimes.

I am thankful for...new beginnings and a chance to get organized for the week ahead. I am thankful that my brother handled his chemo like a trooper this past week and now he has two weeks to recover and then three more weeks of treatments interspersed with two weeks in between each session. He is on the road to recovery! Praising God for that. I am thankful that Chris and Missy and family returned home safely from the reunion they attended on Missy's side of the family in South Dakota last week. I am thankful that Laura and Robert and the boys are getting more settled in their new home and I am thankful Jen has been able to take care of all the sickness in her home with everyone having strep throat but her. I am also thankful for those of you that send warm wishes and words of comfort over the death of our sweet Aunt Jeannie.

From the learning room...there is never a dull moment! Plan on it and just put your shoulder to the wheel and keep going!

I am reading...The scriptures daily with James. No other book right now. Still trying to think about what I want to read next. I can't seem to sit still long enough and focus~ to get into anything right now. Too much going on.

From the kitchen...it is now nearly 7:00 pm and I have been cleaning, shopping and cooking today to prepare for my being away from home next week. Jim is perfectly capable of cooking for himself but I like to leave things for him to remember me by. He is working extra shifts at the Temple due to the major renovation, has to work at the Family History Center without me next week and has jury duty to top off the week. Poor guy does not need to have to worry about what's for dinner! Tomorrow morning I'll hit the Farmers' Market and he'll be all set.

I am wondering...what I will learn next week at the conference on Family History and Genealogy I am attending at BYU. Hopefully a lot since I still feel like such a novice.

I am hearing...Some 40's music from the kitchen on the iPod, I think it is from Swing Kids. If you haven't seen that movie...do! It is outstanding and about pre-WWII Hitler getting his youth ready. Scary.

I am wearing...jeans, a green top and sandals. N
othing to write home about for sure. I do have on earrings if that counts??

Today if I could change one thing...it would be that Jim's arthritis would not bother him so much, especially in his hands because he loves to use them so much to work, which is his play. That constant pain is wearing, he is a trooper.

I am quoting..."Never let a problem to be solved take priority over a person to be loved." Love this!!! Thomas Monson, President of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

I am going...to vacuum the runner on the bedroom side of the house in the hallway that has been bugging me for three days before I go to bed! This is one thing I hate about getting older. In the old days I would have just run and gotten the vacuum and done it when I first noticed it. Now I have to ponder it for three days. Really? So annoying! I am not sure if I am just procrastinating because I can or I just am getting lazy and the thought of hauling the machine over there is too much for an old gal? Yikes, heaven help me. The worst part is every time I go in there I think about it again and again. I have to get rid of the laziness or the OCD, they do not coexist very well.

I am missing...my mom and dad. The whole thing with Aunt Jean dying just brought back so many memories of them.

One of my guilty pleasures.. getting a manicure once a month. It is so nice to get your nails done and not give them a second thought. I use to have to put polish on sometimes every night in the old days when I worked for Standard Oil and they would take forever to dry and then immediately start chipping away. Now there is not one thought about it all month. Yay!

Pet Peeves...our car is always dirty. We washed it the other day and within hours it was lightly raining...just enough to get it messed up again. Between such things and the sprinklers it is a losing battle. So I just live with it but I don't love it.

One of my favorite things...home grown (by someone else, the deer eat ours.) tomatoes. I literally live on tomato sandwiches from mid-July to the end of the season. I cannot get enough tomatoes.

An enjoyable movie I have watched lately...I have seen three movies at the theater in the last couple of weeks. Larry Crowne...disappointing, Monte Carlo, fluffy and cute, Harry Potter 7.2 the end of an era. The first HP book came out in 1997. Seriously long and drawn out but it has been fun. I am not the huge fan that Jim is, but I have learned to enjoy it...I had to! Kind of like you ladies with husbands that are football fans.

I am curious about...if the winter will be delayed since the summer has been. Hoping so since we are going back east for Christmas. Yikes, snow is a scary thing for me, but I will follow those darn, precious kids anywhere, as you know!

A few plans for the rest of the week...tomorrow; WW meeting, Farmers' Market, work the afternoon and evening, Wednesday; pedicure in the morning Visiting Teaching in the evening and maybe helping my mother-in-law find a couch. Yes, it is true she still has not bought one! Thursday; hair cut in the am and then going to some friends house for the afternoon and dinner. Friday meeting with friends in the am and then packing for my conference trip. Looking forward to seeing all the kids that live there again. Just wish Jim was coming too. Friday night date and then fly out in the morning on Saturday. Sunday Church with the kids and then Pioneer Day on Monday...a state holiday in Utah. Tuesday classes begin.

Here is photo and some thoughts I am sharing with you...

Little Hazie checking out her new haircut. Such a little dolly, isn't she? She has been having a rough week with a wound she got on her leg where a little scratch turned into a skin breakdown. The doctor said it was like a 2nd degree burn. The doc showed Jen how to care of it and it is much better now.

Paralysis has all kinds of things we never really think about until someone so precious and close to us is affected. The upside is it looks very painful but she cannot feel it. Also that very fact has hindered the healing as she was taking off her bandages. Jen now has something from the doctor that prevents her from being able to do that.

A great YouTube video I have enjoyed this week...may just explain the carpet runner dilemma I have been having. It is odd how the more real something is in your life the funnier a parody about it can be. Can you relate? If not, give it time!



Marie said...

Little Hazel is so sweet Bonnie. What a dear little soul she is. I can't believe you love Tomato sandwiches as much as I do!! Wow, another thing we have in common. I have one every day for lunch during the tomato season! It is my favourite lunch!! I can feel for Jim and his arthritis pain. As you know I suffer greatly with it as well. It can really wear you down at times and in the damp climate we have over here, it is constant! Loved your day book as always Bonnie. It is so good to catch up with you. It would be lovely to do so in person, but alas, this will have to do! Love you! xxoo

BECKY said...

Hi Bon! It's great to catch up with you a bit! I hope you have a wonderful time at your conference, and learn some really cool stuff!

Hazie is so precious! Just as she is a blessing to you, I know that you are a wonderful blessing to her!

Hugs, sweetie!
Have a delightful week!

Sister Susie said...

OUTSIDE...A nice sunny day too! I'm so thankful that Tropical Storm Bret is going out to sea.!
THANKFUL...Praise our GOD for Steve being on the way to recovery! I pray for him everyday!
LEARNING...that life can be tough, but would be more so if I didn't have the LORD in my life! JOY is on the way!
READING...I'm still in the Psalms, but what a message for everyday living!
KITCHEN...looking for quick recipes.
WONDERING...where my geneology would lead back to Noah?!
HEARING...about the Space Shuttle sonic booms that will occur Thursday morning at 5:00. What an alarm clock that will be! If you didn't know about it, you would think a bomb had been dropped. It literally shakes the house!
WEARING...shorts and a tee-shirt (for inside comfort.)
CHANGE...not to discontinue the shuttle flights. Going backwards to rocket and capsule retrival.
QUOTE..."Because the creature itself shall ALSO BE DELIVERED from the bondage of corruption in the glorious liberty of the children of GOD!" Romans 8:21-22Our animals will also live again!
GOING...to have to turn over some of my BIG empty flower pots. They have filled with water and are a breeding pond for mosquitoes!!
MISSING...I know that saddness, but it will be turned to JOY for we shall see them again in the glory of our LORD!
GUILTY PLEASURES...chocolate Elvis smoothee! (Nellie and Jim got me started on them!)
PET PEEVE...my truck can disguise the dirt for a while because of its color, however, I truly dislike nasty chrome realms!
FAVORITE...aren't they delicious! My dad used to grow them in Key West using rotted seaweed! The tomatoes were so big they took up your whole hand! You couldn't even wrap your fingers up the side! They were juicy like a watermelon!
MOVIE..Johnny Cash and June Carter DVD! Her family and the Statlers were in it too! Great singing!
CURIOUS...that our hot summer stated so soon! I pray the hurricanes will go out into the Atlantic just as T.S. Bret has done!
WEEKS PLANS...Meet about a new health insurance plan, grocery shopping, moving the birds from their room to be with me during the day (then return them to their "beds" for the night!
Love to you and yours,

Sister Susie said...

Oh, yeah! I can definately identify with this video! However, mine is usually after I have left the house! I leave to go to Publix, but on the way pass by the gas station and go in to fill up. Where am I going, or yeah. So on the way, I pass by Office Depot and remember I need to get ink jet cartridges! After going out the door; I'm going where, oh yeah.
So I head on down the road passing by Pet Supermarket. I need to get dog food! After I come out, I stand a little longer thinking, where was I going? On yeah, so on the way I stop and get a smoothie. Is it ever good. So on the way home drinking my smoothie, I arrive in my driveway; unload my truck, put away the goodies, then sit down to finish my smoothie realizing oh no, I didn't go to publix! I'll do it tomorrow hopefully there's no repeat! LOL!
Love ya,

Deila said...

I like your daybook idea, it's so nice to record all these things, that sooner than later, we forget. You will have fun with that geneology conf. I would like to do that sometime, so far I have done the ward family history consultant, and I enjoy learning.

Nellie's Cozy place said...

Morning Bonnie,
I loved that video, that was so funny, but soooooooo true!! lol
Liked your story about vacuuming the runner too. Yea, what is that???
I do that too. I think as we get older we might just realize that those things are just not as important as they used to be........
but I like a clean house, but sometimes I would rather blog, it is more fun, after all, we have been cleaning the same house for over 30 years......maybe that is our answer!! lol
Actually, I find I am more productive if I make a list of things to do for the day, because if it ain't on the list it, probably want get done....lol

Have a great time in Utah sweetie,
Sure your kiddos are looking forward to your visit as always,

Yea, we really believe that if Dee and Jerry are meant to be it will be. Things are going well, they are really attacking the issues in a very solution oriented way, so we are proud of them.

The book of James is a great book of the bible. I am doing a study on prayer right now, and am really enjoying it.

Enjoyed your daybook...........

Love and Blessings,

LA Adams said...

Ahh, it's nice to have a title for my symptoms! I was laughing so hard with the video because that describes my days sometimes.
hey I love tomatoes too. I hated them as a kid but one day a lady told me how much I was going to love vine-ripened tomatoes in a sandwich. Joy, bliss - it changed my summer eating.