Monday, March 31, 2008

Love is a Many Splendored Thing!

For all you youngsters, the title of this post is also the name of a song that was HUGE when I was a teenager... and that is oh, so many years ago.
I took two days off work last week, and just stayed home with the hubby. I meant to get more spring cleaning done than I did; but I got some done! I also meant to do some sewing but that was completely blown off. But I got to spend the time with my husband and it was great. I didn't realize how much I missed being with him all day every day. And he was so sweet and adorable. Flirting and dancing and singing; just a lovely vacation from the rest of the world's stuff. I love the giggly part of being in love and am glad that it doesn't go away.
Don't tell him I said this, but he really is terrific. Also, cute and adorable - some of the time, anyway. We will be celebrating 40 years in a couple of months; I can't wait for the next 40! LOL
When the missionaries taught me that families can be forever, they weren't telling me anything I didn't already know. My parents believed that they would be together forever decades before they heard anything about it from missionaries. They didn't know how it would work, especially with their sometime belief in reincarnation ; ). But they believed it with all their hearts. And I know they are together now.

Sunday, March 23, 2008

Be it resolved...

There are always changes that should, could or must be made. The thing that needs changing waits in the corner and is ignored (at least by me) until it can't wait any longer. Out it pops, demanding that time, energy and attention be given IMMEDIATELY!!
I suppose that wouldn't be so bad, but there are four corners and I've been ignoring all four corners... and they are popping out all over the place! Aarrggghhhhhh!!!!!!!!!!!
Let's see, one of the seven deadly sins.... sloth! Same as procrastination, right? That's the big one for me, maybe (I said maybe) bigger than pride.
I could start the pity party, but then am reminded of all the problems I don't have.
One of the changes is weight loss. Unlike braver friends who will tell you how much they weigh instead of what the driver's license says; I'm not telling. See, pride. I told you it was still there. : )
I have so many blessings and am not a good steward of them. So, be it resolved; change is in the works. I'll keep you posted.

Saturday, March 15, 2008

Great are the words of Isaiah

I'm teaching Old Testament this year and we're in Isaiah for three weeks. I'm fascinated by how much I have memorized because I've sung it for years. Isaiah named the Savior so many times. And one of my favorite verses contains a bunch!

Isaiah 9:6 For unto us a child is born, unto us a son is given: and the government shall be upon his shoulder: and his name shall be called Wonderful, Counsellor, The mighty God, The everlasting Father, The Prince of Peace.

I can't read it without hearing it from "Messiah", and I can't read it aloud without the chokey voice hitting! lol

And speaking of names, in Isaiah 1:4, he uses the first - Holy one of Israel. This name is used twice in Jeremiah, once in Ezekiel, three times in Psalms and once in 2 Kings. In 2 Kings it is Isaiah speaking. He uses it about 30 times in Isaiah. Lehi, Nephi and Jacob use that name 39 times. I know what you are thinking - they were quoting Isaiah. You are only right 4 times, 35 times they are writing on their own. But they learned from Isaiah, he was their very very favorite prophet.

Do you have favorite a verse? One that makes you feel good every time you read it. One of my favorites is also in Isaiah, 40:31. "But they that wait upon the Lord shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings as eagles; they shall run, and not be weary; and they shall walk, and not faint."

I've told you mine; you tell me yours.

Wednesday, March 5, 2008

Evidently Life Happens

When I think the plans are going to work just right, life happens. Darling Hubby calls it the family curse, but if it is, it comes from his side! :)
We wanted to go see the daughter, son-in-law and grandchildren. That involves planning, timing and money. It was easier before I went back to work, but always always always involved money!
So the curse through bad brakes and a bad furnace in the middle of winter at us.... there went the money we were pretending we had enough of. So the trip is off, I don't get to see the family or the countryside or get away.... Next time I'll just up and do it without the planning and stuff. Maybe that will work, ya think?

Saturday, March 1, 2008

Because I'm always right and never wrong and I know everything, I've decided to put my musings into the cosmos and see what falls back! lol

We had a wonderful day at the temple; short handed but lots of patrons. Our dear coordinator found that her recommend had expired last night, so she passed the baton to me. I don't mind coordinating, in fact, I love it. The interaction with the workers and the patrons is more special that way.

But now the temple is closed for three weeks, whatever will I do?!?