Thursday, February 28, 2013

Home-Made Bread

About every three weeks, I make bread.

It's yummy and tasty and healthy.

I'm grateful for an oven, flour, ingredients, time, wheat grinder, bread mixer, etc. to be able to make this delectable treat.

I'm also so grateful to Linda Ricks who first gave me a loaf of this bread, then showed me how to make it many, many hears ago.

Wednesday, February 27, 2013


I cannot even imagine a silent world.

I don't want to ever have to face it.

Because I love music!

Tuesday, February 26, 2013

An Office

It's just so great to have a place in my home where I can come and type, work on projects, do the finances.

Lots of people don't have a dedicated room or place and I'm very grateful for this entire room where I can work and produce and hobby and just BE!

Monday, February 25, 2013

My Home

It has been the Parade of Homes here in SG for the past week....

Lots of incredible homes, lots of beauty, and lots of great-taking views.

But, I'm very happy with our lovely home.  Allen keeps the yard well-manicured, and I have been known to do a vacuum and window-washing job.  So, it's kept up and so very comfortable.

I'm grateful for a home.  It's a blessing.

Sunday, February 24, 2013

A Good Friend Named Pauleen

It's rather strange...we hardly ever see each other.

But, she is a jewel.

And, I'm grateful for her....

Saturday, February 23, 2013

an income

having a steady income has been a great blessing in my life.

I'm very thankful for Allen's hard work over many years, even when it was not easy.

Friday, February 22, 2013

LDS Church

Yesterday, we briefly went to an exhibit at the St George Visitor's center...

they had a couple of very short video clips showing what our church does around the world to help people.  It was so very inspiring.  And, it made me realize that we are not just a church of


but, even more importantly, of


Thursday, February 21, 2013

Kindnesses of People

When B & D said they would help with the twins' missions, I was overwhelmed; still am.

People are just SO good, and I am grateful.

Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Ability and Opportunities to Learn

Each Wednesday, I go to a class about Apple computers.

It's helpful sometimes and I've learned some things that I would not have otherwise known at all.

So, I'm very grateful for being able to learn.

Monday, February 18, 2013

Knowing How to Type

On our family history mission, there were so many older people who came in and just didn't know how to type; it was a handicap for them.

Now, on our mission at the LDS Employment Center, I see the same thing, only often with younger adults as well.

So, it makes me very grateful, indeed, that I learned to type.

It is a good skill to have in this day and age.