Thursday, October 10, 2013
Posted by Sharon/Mom/ Grandma at 9:21 AM
Tuesday, October 1, 2013
Danielle and Clay are here! We are having a great time. It was fun to talk to Clay about his book. I thought of some questions I want to ask him tomorrow. Conference was wonderful as usual. I LOVE conference. I can't imagine living in this world without a prophet and apostles. It brings me so much hope and peace. That is what the Savior said "in Me ye shall have peace". I truly find that during conference. I notice the older I get the more tender my heart is. Tears come more readily. I love The Lord, He is so kind. No matter what your situation there is always something for everyone to learn. I told Steve I can't wait for it to come out in print. I can stop and ponder it. Love you all!
Posted by Sharon/Mom/ Grandma at 1:13 PM
Tuesday, July 23, 2013
Well my goal at RS was to blog once a week!! Shame on me, I am 6 days late. I don't really have time today, but I have wasted two days already this week, so why not do something useful! I have been watching Lost for the last week or so! I love it but I can't stop watching it once I start, I feel like an addict!
The last two weeks besides too much TV have also been very productive for at least 3-4 of those days. That makes me feel better! I cleaned and organized the garage and Steve's tool closet! Plus I cleaned and organized the attic!
Posted by Sharon/Mom/ Grandma at 12:42 PM
Wednesday, July 10, 2013
Posted by Sharon/Mom/ Grandma at 10:43 AM
Sunday, June 9, 2013
I have been sick now for about 11 days now. The longest and most painful cold I can remember. I went through the can't get out of bed except for going to the bathroom stage. Then get up and take a very short walk phase, change my mind about that and do a load of dishes for my movement for the day, but mostly Steve waiting on me hand and foot. I got so sick of TV but yet reading was too hard to do for very long periods of time. Talking to people on the phone was exhausting also. So in other words lots of time to think. But even that was hard until the last few days. I did go to the chiropractor and the massage therapist, those helped also, but here I am still too sick to do normal things. I am getting better slowly.
So I have been pondering and have come to several conclusions. First in the Lorenzo Snow manual for this weeks lesson, (thankfully the Lord has given me the ability to read scriptures most days)"
"Chapter 11: “I Seek Not Mine Own Will, but the Will of the Father
When we seek God’s will, we follow a course in which there will be no failure.There is a course that men and women may pursue wherein there will be no failure. Whatever disappointments may arise or seeming failures may result, there will be in reality no failure, as a general thing."
To truly appreciate that statement you need to read the whole chapter, but you get the gist. If we are striving to live the commandments, there will be no mistakes. Things that appear to be mistakes will actually turn out for our good. I loved that.
So it made me think about my sickness. I have been running at a pace that has been far too great for my age and capabilities. I started to get headaches and memory lost that became quite scarey to Steve and I. So I went in for an MRI and everything was fine. While waiting for the MRI and the results I did a lot of thinking about my life. I had already chosen to quit being a WW leader, but there were other things this year that screamed things are not right. I don't think hardly a soul got a Birthday present on time. I don't blog on a regular basis and get behind on reading others blogs My life has slowly but surely become one of run here run there, collapse watch TV, then run some more. Then add to that feeling guilty about all the things I wasn't getting done, the moving of two houses, non-stop visits away as well as at our house. The Lord finally said OK ENOUGH!!! I am sick really sick. I realized I need to slow down and enjoy life.
I was sitting here thinking today(missing church for the second week in a row) that I needed a break from life, and this is the only way Heavenly Father could do that. I was reading the word of wisdom lesson coming up in a few weeks in Sunday school and it said we are not supposed to work to exhaustion. I thought that was interesting. The scriptures teach we should not run faster than we have strength. Be diligent, but not to the point of exhaustion. I thought about how many times I do that. When we are exhausted, Satan has more power to tempt us.
Today as I was pondering on all of this (you can tell I am sick because this is so unorganized! Hope you get the message!) and I realized something simple and yet profound. I need to quit worrying about doing the right thing, just pray and ask the Holy Ghost to help me know what is most important that day and it will all work out. I know that sounds simple and not that easy, but it brought me comfort. The scriptures teach "ask and it shall be given to you" If we truly believe that, Heavenly Father will come through for us. We just have to believe He cares. Well, I am starting to reach my limit with my lovely sickness. I am going to try to learn from this experience. love you all!!
Posted by Sharon/Mom/ Grandma at 11:31 AM
Tuesday, April 30, 2013
I've been trying to catch up on everyone's blogs. I'm not completely caught up, but I felt like I needed to start blogging again. I have been watching way too much TV and eating too many things I don't normally eat. I have decided watching TV and eating inappropriately goes hand in hand in my life. I eat more healthfully when I don't watch very much TV.
I have decided I have amazing children. I read their blogs, instagram and talk to them on the phone and I stand in awe.
I am very tired tonight but have promised myself to get back into blogging. We didn't get to watch conference this last time, so I have been catching up. I LOVE Conference. I don't know how anyone could watch conference and not gain a testimony. I have been watching it at night if I can't sleep and sometimes for my scripture study. May I say one of the saddest things that has happened in this last year is Steve Jobbs dieing. Apple is already suffering comparatively. I love my Iphone and Ipad. I don't know how I lived without them. My quality of life has changed dramatically. I love how it brings the gospel more alive and instantly there whenever I need it. I get instant videos of my sweet grandkids adn family on my phone. Life is better for Steve Jobbs.
I have a lot to catch up on, but for tonight here are a few pics. I woke up one day and said," it is time" time to cut my hair off!! I am so glad I did. I get so many compliments, and fun "you look younger" comments again! Can't get enough of those! Got accused of being a sister again! Got a love that! Love you all!!!
Posted by Sharon/Mom/ Grandma at 8:39 PM
Sunday, February 24, 2013
Posted by Sharon/Mom/ Grandma at 2:50 PM
Sunday, February 17, 2013
If someone had told me it would take this long to unpack my house I would have said, "you don't know me!" Well, I don't know me either! I think moving two houses, and having to get one ready to be a rental and all that entails, advertising and buying stuff that you thought you had but doesn't work in this house...etc. Anyway, I am hoping to finish the downstairs this next week or two and then work my way upstairs. The upstairs shouldn't take quite as long I hope!
I want to start on Gracie's baptism dress the first part of March, so I hope I can get Steve to put up my sewing table next week or the latest the following.
We went to California to go to Tanner's baptism. It was so much fun. We celebrated Kats b-day first.
Lizzie told her to ask them questions and most of the princess were really sweet about it. Kate was very concerned about their moms.
Posted by Sharon/Mom/ Grandma at 3:43 PM