Wednesday, March 27, 2013

a normal month



This was just a normal day...A normal day! It was a jewel. In time of war, in peril of death, people have dug their hands into the earth and remembered this. In time of sickness and pain, people have buried their faces in pillows and wept for this. In times of loneliness, want, people have raised bony hands to the skies and stayed alive for this!"

Normal day, let me be aware of the treasure you are. Let me not pass you by in quest of some rare and perfect tomorrow. Let me hold you while I may, for it may not always be so. One day, I may dig my nails in the earth, or bury my face in the pillow, or stretch myself taut, or raise my hands to the sky and want more than all the world...your return. By Jean Irion








but truly an extraordinary gift.
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Tuesday, March 26, 2013

who me?




a presenter
who me?

it must be a mistake
but
it's not

in the ELW ballroom?
really?
1800 seating capacity

i've danced there
heard lectures there
taken notes

my topic
to be flexible
adjust
and still feel joy

will my best be good enough?
it will be for HIM

i have always been enough

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Saturday, March 2, 2013

February 2013





Going out to the Hale Center Theater and dinner with great company...Sam and Melissa.
 I played Monopoly with the boys. The red die is called the speed dice...it was fun.

So much snow and cold weather this week! I have loved it.

These are the young women I get to associate with weekly.

Nate is getting very good on the piano.

I drove to Idaho and met darling Kate.

Liz had her 21st birthday in Galveston Texas!

Mitchell adores his new baby sister. This is his baby!

I met Laurel in Ogden and we went to a dinner and then a movie.

Still loving the green drinks.

My uncle Cliff passed on and it was fun to gather with family that i adore.

Sweetie was so thoughtful for Valentine's Day.

Our neighbors and friends the O'Leary's are in the Amazing Race. We gather weekly to cheer them on.

I made cookies.

I chatted it up with my grandchildren. This is Grace and her new baby Kate.

I loved watching Lydia open her dolly for her 3rd birthday. How amazing is that!

My little tweetie passed. I will miss his song.

Our book group gathered. We do most months.

More cooking and baking.

Kitty and I hang out whenever I hold still.

Something I painted a few years ago. It's our family tree. Each flower represents a grandchild. So far we have 19 with two more on their way.

Loving the ginger root in my greet drinks.
That is this month in a nutshell. Busier on instagram...not so busy with my blog.

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