Monday, June 30, 2014

A New Day

I love mornings;

so much promise.

So much to do,

A few hours to do it.

I'm grateful for mornings.

Sunday, June 29, 2014

Lights - by Lucy

I've watching some Dickens' movies;  their rooms are dark, they see by candle light and it's always dark in their homes.

and I realize that LIGHTS are such a blessing.....

I am very grateful.

Saturday, June 28, 2014

Gospel Teachings

As I get older, I realize how marvelous the Gospel teachings are.

And, I am very grateful.

Thursday, June 26, 2014

The Beauties of the Earth

So much beauty created by a loving Father in Heaven.

And, I am grateful!

Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Our Home

I love our home.

I am grateful!

Monday, June 23, 2014

A New Week

Unlike working people,

I LOVE Monday mornings....

the promise of an entire week to

Get Things Done!

And, I am Grateful!

Sunday, June 22, 2014

Music of the Tabernacle Choir

Allen turned on some Mormon Tabernacle Choir music through the television this morning.

It's such a beautiful way to start the day.

And I am grateful.

Saturday, June 21, 2014

Blue Skies

Rexburg was often overcast, cloudy, gloomy...

But St George has blue skies MOST of the time.

And, I am grateful.

Friday, June 20, 2014

Healthy Food

So many people do not have access to food that is good for a person.

But, while we didn't grow a garden this year, so we don't have food from a garden,

we do have plenty of good food that is available year round.

And, I am grateful.

Thursday, June 19, 2014


Donna called today; it was so fun to talk with her....

She and Bill are on a mission in Virginia.

So, we don't get to talk very often.

I love Allen's family.

And, I love mine.

Yes, I'm grateful for family!

Wednesday, June 18, 2014


Sometimes I get bad news at night;

it overpowers me and puts me in a funk.

I mope and grope for reasons, answers, etc.

But, then Morning comes

And, MOST of the time...

I can see more clearly...

I have a fresher perspective.

Mornings are a very fresh start -

And, I am grateful.

Tuesday, June 17, 2014


I don't really like to exercise,

BUT, I'm glad I can.

I can move, walk, use my arms...

And, it makes me grateful.

Monday, June 16, 2014


B got a job...

K got a job.

And, I am beyond grateful!


Sunday, June 15, 2014

Living in St George

I love St George....

Sure, it's VERY HOT in the summers.  I do not like that.

But, I can stay inside; turn up the AC, and be fine.

It's small enough, big enough, LDS enough,

In fact, it's just perfect for me!

And, I am grateful!

Saturday, June 14, 2014

Answers to Prayers


I believe in prayers.

And, I'm so grateful for answers.

They may take a long time.

But, what a blessing to have prayers answered.

I am grateful!

Friday, June 13, 2014

Good News on the Horizon

It's an answer to many, many prayers.

It's an answer to many fasting sessions.

And, I am beyond grateful!

Thank you, dear Heavenly Father!

Thursday, June 12, 2014


I have such a great family...

Allen has such a great family.

And, I am very grateful!

Wednesday, June 11, 2014

Fresh Fruit Off the Trees

Apricots right off the branches.


I am grateful!

Tuesday, June 10, 2014

Air Conditioning!

I was gone.

When I came home,

the AC didn't work.

It's broken, which makes me realize how wonderful air conditioning is!

And, I am grateful!

Monday, June 9, 2014

Safe Travels

Once again, I went on a trip.

Once again, I'm safely.

And, I am grateful!

Thursday, June 5, 2014

My Daughters and Granddaughter

I'm off on another adventure!

I have the best daughters in the world and a wonderful married granddaughter.

Oh, yes, I am very grateful.

Wednesday, June 4, 2014


Allen is gone.

8 hours away.

But, we still talk and read our scriptures every night.

And, I am grateful.

Tuesday, June 3, 2014


I just learned of the death of a dear colleague of mine; Bonnie Thomasen.

She was a remarkable and marvelous person.

And, she was only 67.

She will be missed.

And, it makes me realize how precious life is.

I am grateful for LIFE.

Monday, June 2, 2014

Crazy, Lazy Days

I have been totally unproductive today...

I don't like days like this; I feel very very guilty.

But, I am thankful for days like this especially with a resolve to do better tomorrow!

Sunday, June 1, 2014

Safe Travels!

Gone again...

Home again.

And, I am grateful.