Monday, April 19, 2010

Ten Cubic Yards!

Friday, at the unholy hour of 8:30 AM, a large truck pulled up in front of our house. While I was very happy to have it come, it meant hours of work over the next few days. John was on his way out the door, so he told them where to drop off the delivery, while I finished putting on my shoes. When I went out, there was a very large pile of dark brown bark, just waiting to be spread on my flower beds.

Unfortunately, I had to untangle the ground cover we had put out, because the wind had decided it was some kind of play thing, and had blown it around for the last week. It looked like some kind of crazy sock spider from heck!

Once I got the ground cover settled, John showed up, changed and came to help me start moving the bark. Friday we spent 5 hours moving it to the various beds we had for it. Saturday we spent about 8 hours doing the same thing. I was SO happy for Sunday, because I wasn't sure my body could take three days of shoveling, carting and dumping bark in a row.

This morning I got up, and started cleaning out the Fall debris that we had missed getting. When I was done, the flower bed looked darn good, even without the bark. I put out a bit more ground cover, and starting shoveling, carting and dumping all over again. Six hours later, our yard is looking pretty nice. We moved a few plants around, then cleaned up our mess. I'm hoping that some of our less than patient neighbors appreciate the fact that I won't be able to move for the next two days.

Monday, April 12, 2010

Reading the Scriptures

The Young Women in our Stake are reading the Book of Mormon, with a goal to have it finished by the first day of Girl's Camp. Since we accepted the challenge as a family, we have learned a lot! Just little things, but they have been interesting nonetheless. The first thing we learned, was that Nephi had been highly "flavored" of the Lord. We also found out that Zedekiah was the king of "Judith". Later on in our reading, we discovered that Lehi and Ishmael's families had spent a lot of time traveling in the "weirderness", and that not only can the Lord of Hosts help us do all things, but so can a "Load" of Hosts! This past weekend, we were surprised to learn that Jacob, brother of Nephi and son of Lehi, had a lisp. How did we find this out? Well, Jacob had been commanded to keep the "splates" by Nephi.
It has been truly eye-opening to learn these little known facts from the Book of Mormon. I can't wait to see what other tidbits we discover!

Saturday, April 3, 2010

Happy Easter

I want to wish each of you a Happy Easter, one that focuses on the true meaning of Easter, and not the bunny, eggs and candy that accompanies this special day.

Thursday, October 15, 2009

I Know What It Needs!!!

I made chicken salad a couple of days ago, and for the life of me, it just didn't taste the same. I messed with it for quite some time, before I realized that it needed company!

By company, I mean it needed to be shared with a friend, one who has lots of fun memories of kids playing together while we scarfed down chicken salad and Sociable crackers!

Whaddya say MB? Thanksgiving time, you, me, chicken salad? I'll even have Coke on hand!

Oh, and the salad did end up needing more salt, pepper and ranch dressing. :)

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

It's been a while...

Wow, I have really let this go, and I didn't mean too. Life has a funny way of getting in the way of things I mean to do. Not much has changed, my days are still too long, and I feel, some days, like I'm drowning. Other days, I can see that I have a lot to be thankful for... Family and friends are way up on the list.
Since there is no way to catch up with what has gone on in the last several months, I think I'll just make a promise to myself that I'll keep this up better. Who knows, maybe someone other than myself will read it. :)

Friday, March 6, 2009

I Think I'm Grateful...

I think I'm grateful for the warmer weather, but once the snow melted in the backyard, and I saw all the weeds we need to take care of, I'm wishing it was winter again. At least the snow hid the weeds.

On the upside, I am glad that John doesn't have cancer, that his prostatitis is slowly going away, and that the Urologist thinks he may have solved some of the problems John has been having. We'll know more next month.

It's Been Tough

Wow, hard to believe that it's been a month (or more) since I even looked at this site! Of course, it's been a tough month. We had a cancer scare with John, I was sick with bronchitis for 2 weeks and now Whitney has it. I used to ask if it could get any worse, but I know from experience, that it can.

Hopefully I can keep up with this a little better.. at least I'l try.