Thursday, April 19, 2018

Canning Spaghetti Sauce

Spaghetti Sauce

I got up this morning and decided that I was going to take care of myself and eat right and walk, walk, walk. And that's just what I did. I ate only healthy foods and walked 9000 steps all around my house.
I made Spaghetti Sauce with Tomatoes that I had canned last year and bottled it for my pantry. It felt good to accomplish this task that I had been thinking about for some time. Tomorrow I am going to do more.
I also made Ribs and Baked Potatoes for dinner. I had a chicken breast with 3 whole wheat crackers.
Brother Olsen came over tonight to minister to us. He read the entire talk by President Nelson from the Priesthood session. Then he tried to call me to repentance asking me if I had a certain time set aside to go to the Temple and do my Family History. That made Tommy a little mad and he told him that he needed to do it himself and not me, that I had done genealogy for years. Poor Brother Olson. I tried to warn him not to call Tommy to repentance but I guess he didn't hear. 
Grateful Statement: I am so grateful for this good and fruitful day. I prayed last night that I would be able to take care of myself better and it happened. Oh, the power of pray. Blessed!!

Wednesday, April 18, 2018

Play Date with Alice

Alice and Gracie

Today was a really good day. I had to do book work for Janna and it just happened that Gracie had a play date with Alice. These two played all afternoon together and had such a good time. They are so sweet to each other and they don't argue. 
I was able to finish all the stuff I needed to get done for Janna. And Gracie had such a good time with Alice. And I didn't make any dinner. I called Janna and told her to stop and get something because the kitchen was closed at my house. 
Grateful Statement: I am so grateful for sweet little Alice. She is so cute and kind. Blessed to know her.

Tuesday, April 17, 2018

Gray Day

 My Sweet Brother

Today was a hard day. I just couldn't stay on my diet or exercise or anything. I did get Janna's book work done and made Taco's for dinner. 
Gracie hung out with me and played with her Legos and watched shows on her ipad. She is such a good kid. Never have to worry about her getting into stuff.
Shawn and Kenny sent me this picture and 2 pieces of Phyllis' Indian jewelry. How sweet is that. I love my family. I love the love we have for each other. This was such a wonderful surprise that came in the mail. I am one lucky Aunt to have such wonderful nieces and nephews.
Grateful Statement: I am so grateful for my extended family. I am blessed that we are close.

Sunday, April 15, 2018



Today was an exceptional day. The Primary president told Connie and I that they have teachers so we can divide our class into reasonable numbers. Connie and I were elated. It is hard to teach 15 kids. By the time you get around to all of them they are crazy out of control. So next Sunday we will see who we have. I know I will miss the ones that go to the other class.
Gracie went to her class with Alice, her very best friend. She was really good.
I came home from church and did a big fat nothing. I did boil eggs in my pressure cooker for my salads. It it so fast and easy.
I watched Relative Race on the BYU channel. I really love this show. Now it's my bedtime.
Grateful Statement: So grateful for Connie and our little Sunbeams. It is truly a blessing to be one of their Sunbeam teachers.

Friday, April 13, 2018

Walmart and Cosmoprof

Gracie and Onion

I picked up my house to get it ready for the cleaning lady. Our favorite Tammy is back. Now this lady knows how to clean. After I finished that and took my shower Gracie and I headed to Idaho Falls to Cosmoprof for hair products for Janna and then to Walmart for a few groceries and some other stuff. When we came home Tammy had still not shown up. I guess she had a hair appointment and it took three hours. So she came around 4 and scrubbed my bathrooms and then went over to Janna to clean hers. 
Gracie played outside all afternoon with the kitties and riding her bike. She watched Lion Guard while I made Sausage, Eggs, Gravy and Biscuits for dinner.
I started working on deleting my pictures from the Cloud and my phone. My storage is almost full on my phone.
Connie texted me about the handouts. I printed them out for her tonight so she can pick them up tomorrow.
Grateful Statement: I am so grateful for this little munchkin. Heavenly Father blessed me so much when she came to live with me. I am blessed!!

Thursday, April 12, 2018

What The Heck

Snow Storm

Today was a good day again. Gracie went to Preschool and I worked on the classes from Scrap Girls. I can't wait to figure out the new one I'm working on. Maybe tomorrow.
I was going to go to Cosmopruf to get Janna some hair stuff but the wind was howling and it was cold. Amy called me to say she was bringing Gracie home at 2:30 so I just didn't go. 
For dinner we had Colonel Tso Chicken for dinner. I had everything ready so it didn't take long to make it. I also made some Custard for Tommy. He said it was good.
And then late this afternoon the snow started. I just wish that Spring would get here and stay.
Grateful Statement: I am so grateful for this wonderful day. I am blessed to have such a good life.

Wednesday, April 11, 2018

Mortuary with Carol

Carol and Jeff

I got a call from Bonnie Hall today to see if I could go to the mortuary with Carol Semmens. Her husband Jeff had passed away in the middle of the night and she was going to the mortuary to make all the arrangements.  What a strong woman. I called her to see if she would let me come. At first she was saying she didn't need anyone and that she was fine. I told her I would just sit beside her for moral support and then she said maybe she did need someone. She has no children, only Jeff's kids. I felt so sorry for her. I know that my kids would be by my side in a New York minute to help me. I really like her and I told her so. She is sweet and funny and strong.
As the funeral director was talking about the death certificate he told her that she could get his social security and she would only have to show them the death certificate. And that then hers would stop. I don't think Carol knew that. Suddenly it hit her that she would be getting half the money she gets now. She said she didn't think she could keep her house. But then the strong woman came out and she said that she had been given a Priesthood Blessing and that she would be okay.
I was so grateful that I was able to go with her. I learned lots about getting Tommy and my plots and funeral plan by listening to what they were telling her. 
I tried to call her tonight to check on her but she didn't answer. I will call her again tomorrow.
I made pulled pork burritos (Cafe Rio Style) for dinner and watched TV. Now it's time for bed.
Grateful Statement: I am so grateful for the Ministering I was able to do today. I was blessed to be able to serve.

Canning Spaghetti Sauce

Spaghetti Sauce I got up this morning and decided that I was going to take care of myself and eat right and walk, walk, walk. And tha...