Tuesday, September 30, 2008

4th ward Relief Society

Okay, so I was blogging around and happened upon the 4th ward Relief Society. I felt comfortable the first time I dropped in so I added them to my friends and family. The blog page was neatly displayed in autumn colors and the words family appeared in a homemaking display. Yes, this is definitely where I want to be. I can go anytime, anywhere, by myself, or take you guys with me. (they will never know) Just knowing I was with fellow sisters gave me the warm and fuzzies. I think I shall visit that ward when I don't like mine, or especially when I want to make a halloween display that says, "BOO!" Either way, no one will know. I'll always know what's going on and if I really want something to do... I shall go to the emergency preparedness class entitled, "Earthquake Preparedness." Now there is a ward that truly knows my needs. Also, I want to join the lunch bunch cuz they eat stuff like pizza and they also have a book club. They are probably reading better books than we are. Yes, I think I wanna go to the 4th ward Relief Society.

Sunday, September 21, 2008

And they were taught by their mothers... (or "there" mothers)

Yesterday, Kate came to me crying because she was bored. Usually I give her the normal response. (which is to assign chores to any child that declares they are bored) I immediately had a thought pop into my head from my childhood. Instead of replaying the normal tape of lecturing my daughter on boredom, I sat her down and told her of a time when my mother got out the magazines and catalogs and we would find several girls to cut out for dolls. We would choose a swimsuit model so that when we found a dress in a different section, it would fit great over the model. I soon learned that I could take something around the house and make it into a great play toy. I had hours of fun cutting out all the pretty dresses and placing them onto the dolls that my mother had helped me find. After hearing the story, Kate was convinced and we got out some white paper. I drew a crude drawing of a girl and put white paper over it to draw other articles of clothing. She colored those outfits, cut them out and played the rest of the day. I think I spent 30 minutes total and I never heard a word about bored the rest of the day. This morning, she came into my room with her new paper dolls and and you would have thought it was her birthday as she wouldn't put them down. I'm so glad my mother took time to teach me how to find a few hours of enjoyment instead of lecture me or put me to work. Hopefully, my daughters recognize, like me, that they were taught by their mother.

Tuesday, September 16, 2008

More Katannuta

Sept 16-Yesterday, I got nearly everything done on my to do list. This was a big feat for me as I'm easily overwhelmed. I'm grateful to have one day that I could accomplish many things.

Sept 18- I'm grateful that Todd would like to start Christmas shopping. Not only can we get this over with earlier but I won't have to do it alone.

Sept 19- I'm grateful for decongestants. I've been sick with a nasty cold for the last 4 days and this is the only relief I've gotten. I'm also grateful for MOM. I remember when my mother used to rub Vicks on my neck and put a scarf around it so the vapors would give relief. I still do that and was also grateful my mother introduced me to the stuff. Thanks, mom. (I know you probably aren't reading this anyway, but just the same....THANKS!)

Sunday, September 14, 2008


"From a Buddhist point of view, the Pali word which we translate in English as gratitude is katannuta. The word katannuta consists of two parts: kata which means that which has been done, especially that which has been done to one, to oneself, and annuta which means knowing or recognizing. So katannuta means knowing or recognizing what has been done to one, that is to say knowing and recognizing what has been done to one for one's benefit."
from: answers.com http://www.answers.com/topic/gratitude

Why do I share this? I have had a lack of Katannuta or "gratitude" in my life lately. I decided that I will use my blog to change this and promote gratitude in whatever place I'm in, and in what ever walk I'm walking at the time. I ask you to help me and encourage "Katannuta" in whatever circumstance you may find yourself in as well. I'm trying to find a place on my blog where I can list everything I'm grateful for each day. I may not post everyday-but nevertheless will find things regularly to post to change my attitude. I hope you will respond to my call for more Katannuta by responding to this posting area those things that you are grateful for in your life.

Today: I sat in sacrament meeting and realized how wonderful it is to have free worship in a church of my choice, and to know and be grateful that I have a testimony of the true gospel of Jesus Christ.

Saturday, September 13, 2008

Garage sale musings

I went out yard sale- ing this morning. Ya wanna know what I found? I found a french milled bar of lavendar soap, (still in its package and smells great) a small doggie fence (to keep our dogs contained in one room or another) and a pumpkin trick -or- treat bucket (kate asked for one). I know.... it's lame, but when there isn't much excitement going on ... I have to make doggie fences and trick or treat buckets sound like I have a life. :)
Cost: $2.00 Memories for an eventless Sept morning: Priceless.

Thursday, September 11, 2008

Memories of Me

I guess this is a "tag, your it" kind of post and I hesitate to see what ya'll might leave on my little door rug but I'm going to give it a go and see if we have some memories together.

Leave a comment on my blog of a MEMORY that you and I have had together. It doesn't matter if you've known me for a short time, or a long time, anything you remember...next, re-post these instructions on your blog and let people leave a memory about you. It's actually pretty fun to see the responses. Let's hear them...

Things that happened in my life today

Nothing. Check in tomorrow.