Friday, July 31, 2015


So, here we are in the teeny town of Manila, Utah.

Population about 900.

It's remote; internet is slow.

BUT, it works, and we can stay connected using our devices;

Phone, computer, tablet, etc.

And, I am grateful.

Thursday, July 30, 2015

Food and the Ease of Preparation

I am often reminded how accessible our food supply is.

I don't have to cook over a wood stove.

I don't have to go out and kill the chicken, then pluck its feathers.

I'm not even growing and harvesting food any more.

I just buy the food.

And, maybe quickly prepare it.

And, I am grateful.

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

What I Have

If you can't be happy with what you already have,

What makes you think you will be happy with something more?

Great quote.

And, it reminds me how grateful I am for what i have.

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Allen Being Such a Handy MAN!

Right now, he's trying to fix the toilet in our camper!

And, he likely will.

Oh, he's such a handy MAN!

And, for that, I'm very grateful!

Saturday, July 25, 2015

Seeing Colors

I've never really thought about it, but yesterday my cousin, Margo mentioned that her son-in-law is color blind.

He wanted to fly his own plane, but can't because of his color blindness.

Man, it suddenly made me so appreciative of seeing


And, I am grateful!

Friday, July 24, 2015


Man, I take it for granted....

But, I could not be more grateful.

Ah, yes, I'm thankful for electricity.

Thursday, July 23, 2015

My Cousin, Margo

There were only three girl Gee cousins.

About every other year or so, we see Mel and Margo.

I love her happy disposition, her happy smile, her positive personality.

It's a joy for me to be with them.

And, I am grateful.

Tuesday, July 21, 2015

Peace for Now

Many places in the world are at war.

I hate war (and cancer,)

But, WAR is HELL.

No one  ever ever wins.

Lives shattered, towns destroyed, men and women coming home disfigured, and scarred for life - emotionally, physically, and psychologically.

War is about selfishness and greed and power.

At this exact moment in my life, I am in a peaceful setting, in a peaceful place, with mostly peace in my soul.

And, I am grateful.

Monday, July 20, 2015

Rhubarb Desserts

Since being in Manila, Utah, two people have given us Rhubarb desserts.

Janeil Larsen andher granddaughter made the most delicious rhubarb pie EVER!  Man, it was tasty.

Last night, Mikayla brought over a rhubarb, blueberry crumble; so very tasty.......

And, I am grateful.

Sunday, July 19, 2015


I take it for granted.

I forget how marvelous it is to have electricity.

And, I am very grateful.

Friday, July 17, 2015

The People We Meet in Manilla

We meet some interesting people while we stay in the KOA campground in Manilla.

And, I am grateful.

Thursday, July 16, 2015

Days With Nothing to Do

Well, that's really not correct.  I have a to-do list and all.

But, what I mean is that I don't have to be anywhere, go anywhere, meet up with anyone.

And, some days that is just fine with me.

And, I am grateful.

Wednesday, July 15, 2015

A Little Down Time

June was crazy busy.

Lots of things happening and going on.

So, here I am at Manila, Utah with a little down time.

And, I am grateful.

Monday, July 13, 2015

The Stories and Lives of People

It's so fun to get acquainted with people and to hear their stories.

I've said this before, but everyone has a story to tell; most people don't listen or are not interested, but Allen and I love to hear the stories of other people.

The world is filled with amazing people who will share their stories.

And, I am grateful.

Sunday, July 12, 2015

Allen's Commitment to the Gospel

All around us faithful people are giving up on the Gospel of Jesus Christ.

It's so confusing, distressing, and sorrowful.

And that makes me appreciate even more the fact that Allen remains steady and strong.

We go to church when we are traveling and it's fun to meet the Saints all over.

Oh, yes, I am very grateful.

Friday, July 10, 2015

Family Get Togethers

We are the picture of a modern family:

An avowed Atheist,

Staunch Democrats,

Republican Leanings,

Gay Person,


2nd Marriages,

Inactive Church members,

Step children,

Happy people,

Grouchy People,

Lots of kids,

But, in spite of it all;

it's just FUN to be together!

Jordan and Family left before we got the picture taken....Lots of laughter on this night!  But, where's Jeremy?

And, I am grateful!

Thursday, July 2, 2015

Toast With Jam

I love


Home-made Wheat bread,

Raisin bread,

English muffins,

all with a little bit of jam.

And, I am thankful.

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

The Quiet of Early Mornings

I love early mornings;

it's peaceful and pleasant....

Before the day begins in earnest.

And, I am grateful.