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Template Making

Got up this morning and walked with Heather for 30 minutes. Now you gotta know this was no small thing for Heather because she went to see the premiere of Eclipse at midnight and didn't get home until around 3am. Then she was out the door at 7am to walk with me. Now that's a friend!! We met at the church with some of my scrapping buddies at 9am and worked on Templates. We all love them and use them all the time. Then the Doctor's office called and I'm very low on Vitamin D and have to take 50,000 units two times a week for a month. Then he will check it again and see if it's come up. I had to do this a couple of years ago. I need to find out why I can't keep it up there. I went to pick up the prescription at Rite Aid and went shopping at Payson Market. I also visited Mom and she is doing really well. She was up and at the table ready for dinner when I got there. I think I can leave for Arizona on Friday now and not worry too much until I get back. Hailey and Ha…

Cannery Again

I started this day with a 30 minute walk. It was so cool and nice Heather and I just couldn't believe the weather. I love that walking trail in Salem. This morning I heard my first Bull Frog and now I know why they call them that. We kept looking around trying to see the bull and if he was coming after us and then realized it was frogs. Too funny. After my walk I worked on more Template and worked on my bills. I also did dishes and straightened up my house. Then this afternoon Tommy and I took Bailee over to Megan's house while we went to the cannery. I trained a new missionary on the cash register and a group of young women canned for their ward. Now I'm home, blogging and going to bed.
Grateful Statement: I am so grateful for all the summers I spent with my Grandma. She was so loving to all of us. I'm sure we must have gotten under her feet but she just loved us anyway. What wonderful memories filled to the brim with love. I just hope my grandkids will have those memo…

Tired Day

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I got up this morning and walked with Heather. We walked farther than ever. I think we must have walked over 45 minutes. After walking I was so tired. I worked on some more templates and cleaned house a little. I went to check on mom and she was doing really good. What a relief! Then I made phone calls for Relief Society Visiting Teaching. I got mine all done. One more thing off my plate. I talked with Kathy last night and we went over what we were going to take for food to Island Park. So I need to make a menu and get it to everyone. Next job... I took a nap today because I was so tired. I think driving back from St. George, sitting with mom all day yesterday and our long walk this morning just about wore me out. But now I feel refreshed and good. Bailee went to Payson Pool with Courtney and Austin, Harrison and Hayden came up for  dinner. We had spaghetti and meatballs. Aren't they just the cutest boys. I know I'm partial to them but I just can't help myself.
Grateful Sta…

Scary Day

I got a phone call this morning from Wendy, mom's hospice nurse who said mom wasn't doing very well. I threw on my clothes and ran down to Parkway. She was fast asleep, cold and clammy, and wouldn't wake up. She had sweat all over her forehead. The nurse came in and removed a pain patch and when Wendy got there she said she thought she was having an overdose of morphine from the patch because they had upped the dose. As I sat with her she started responding after a couple of hours and finally was able to wake up. When she opened her eyes and drank some water we knew she was getting better. I worked on templates while I was sitting with her and got 5 done. By the time I left at 5pm she was doing good and had eaten some jello and strawberry ice cream. I went to Dean and Amie's for dinner. Yummy Bajio Salad.  Hailey and Hannah came down to have some chocolate milk at grandma's and Bailee made them one of her "Famous" milk shakes. Now I'm blogging and goi…

Home From St George

I started my day out today walking for 35 minutes at 7:30 am and then Darell and I worked on some genealogy. Kathy taught Bailee how to knit. Bailee was so excited. Then Bailee, Kathy, Mark and I went to Costco and I found the Shark steam cleaner. I am bound and determined to clean my tile in my house and get it shiny clean. We'll see how it works. It was so hot down there that I melted everytime I went outside. We left around 4pm and drove home. It took us about 5 hours because we made tons of pit stops and got on the freeway the wrong way once and had to turn around. But we had so much fun. Bailee wrote down all the states on license plates and everytime we passed a truck she would try to get them to honk their horn. 6 trucks honked at her and she kept track. She is a great traveler. When we got home I gave Austin his clothes and they fit perfect. Now I am going to bed and get some sleep.
Grateful Statement: I am so grateful for the power of prayer. I prayed that I would feel goo…

Shopping Day

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Today was just the best day. I went walking by myself for 35 minutes at 7am this morning. It was perfect at that time of the morning. Then Kathy, Bailee and I went to lunch at the Pizza Factory and to the Quilt Store, Joanne's, The Kitchen Store and then to JC Penney and got these cute outfits for Bailee. We then went to Claires so Bailee could spend her money because it was burning a hole in her pocket. We played Dominos, made dinner, went back to Wal-Mart and saw Carl and Connie Richter from the Aqua Dulce Ward. They just looked the same as always. Really sweet people. I also got Austin 2 pants and shirts at Penney's. I hope they fit him. Grateful Statement: I am so grateful for Kathy and Darrel. They are the best friends and so hospitable to Bailee and I. I feel so welcome when I come to visit. Alma 10 - Alma 11  My favorite part was when Amulek was told to return to his house, and that he should feed a prophet of the Lord who was Alma. He was told that Alma was hungry and th…

St George Weekend

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I went walking again this morning with Heather for 30 minutes and then I took Meagan, Bailee's friend home, packed my clothes and left for St. George. I stopped by to see Mom on the way out of town. She wouldn't get up for lunch and she hadn't gotten up for breakfast. Just said she was tired. Then Bailee and I were on the road. Austin decided he didn't want to come and would rather stay home with Hayden and Uncle John. It took us 4 hours to get here. But we were so happy when we finally arrived.  I just love my friend Kathy. We went out to dinner to Golden Coral and I ate healthy. Wahoo!! I'm doing it. Then Darell went to the Genealogy Library and Kathy, BJ and I went to Wal-Mart. We got tons of fruit and salad stuff. And of course, Kathy spoiled Bailee something terrible and got her all sort of good stuff. This picture is of Bailee and Tank, Kathy's ginormous cat. Now Kathy and I will probably talk half the night.
Grateful Statement: I am so grateful for my Ba…

These Eyes

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I started out today walking with Heather Merrill. We walked for 1/2 hour on the Salem Canal road that goes over to the cut off to the school. It was a good walk. And I did it. Dr. Clark would be proud... After our walk I worked on this page until 11am and then went visiting teaching with Jacque to Liz Smith. We had a good time. Liz is fun to visit. Then I came home and made lunch for all the grandkids. I made a few phone calls to try to get some visits done and finally got a hold of one sister. So that's an accomplishment. Then I just had to lay down for a half hour and take a little nap. I have spent the remainder to the time hunting down grandkids and working on this page of my mom. I went to Hayden's Baseball game tonight and took pictures. After that I went down to Mom's to check on her. She was hungry so I rounded her up some food. She had told the aides that she didn't want to eat. She has a hard time knowing what she really wants. Then I came home and my home te…

Presidency Meeting

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We had a presidency meeting this morning at 8am. Then I took Bailee to get her hair cut. Judy does such a good job. What a cute granddaughter she is. Then I went to Mom's to sign some more papers. Everyone was there from Sunbrook Hospice. Her Spiritual Guidance person, her Mental Health person, Wendy, her fabulous nurse whom I love so much. What a caring bunch of people. Mom was tired as usual but had funny things to say to all of us. Everyone just loves her so much. We can all see beyond the old, wrinkled and tired body to the heart that is big as it always was. She will leave an imprint on those she had met. Just a good, sweet lady. I'm so glad she is my mom. Then I came home and had the kids fix their lunch and worked on my Weight Watchers online site. I finally figured out how to work it and now I'm set. I also took Molly for a walk all the way to the end of Amerigo in the 2pm heat. It wasn't 30 minutes but I did it. Everyday I want to do something and stay active…

Physical Today

I went today and got my physical. It took 2 1/2 hours. They ran all sorts of tests and I had my very last Pap Smear I will ever have to have. One more perk for growing old. I do have high blood pressure again and am on medication again. Now I must get on some sort of diet, he doesn't care what, and walk 30 minutes, 6 times a week. I will go back in 6 weeks to see how I'm doing. That's what I learned today. I love Dr. Clark. He is the best doctor. No nonsense attitude and I like that. So I'm going to try one more time to lose weight. After that ordeal I came home and worked on Relief Society stuff all afternoon. Now I'm a tired girl. But I need to run down and check on Mom. I'm back from Mom's. Now it's time for me to lay down and veg...
Grateful Statement: Today I'm grateful for Dr. Clark and modern medicine that can fix the things we do to our bodies with medication.
Alma 5 - Alma 7  I have written in the margins of Alma 5 that it was a General Conf…

Fathers Day

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Today was another wonderful day. I got up and started preparing dinner at 7am. I cut all the salad lettuce and spun it and put it in a plastic bag to make it crisp, made salad dressings, made the meatballs, got everything ready to make the barbecue sauce and the white sauce for the meatballs so it would be easy after church. Then Tommy dusted and vaccumed for me. I know, I should of finished all the cleaning yesterday but I just couldn't get my mojo going. Just too tired. Then I got my shower and went to church with Bailee, Austin and Tommy. My back was hurting before church so I took an Ibuprofen and boy was I tired in church. I just about couldn't stay awake. After church I came home and finished making dinner. Dean and Family came to eat at 5:30. The picture above is the Cheesecake that Amie made for us for dessert. Doesn't it look yummy. It was delish. It was a great day celebrating Fathers Day with two sons and my hubby. Who could ask for anything more. I just listene…

Digi Scrapping

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Look what I made today. It was fast and easy. Today was hot and I didn't accomplish anything I wanted to. Just hung out all day. Bailee and I went to see Mom. She really looked tired. It really scares me when she gets like this. I think I'm prepared but then I'm just not sure. I absolutely know my heart will be broken. It makes me sad to even think about it. We then went to the market for the stuff for dinner tomorrow. I also worked on genealogy today. I got 2 more emails sent off requesting them to release more Unknowns to me. I am just beat today. I think it must be the heat and I'm trying not to turn on my A/C. Grateful Statement: I am grateful this day that I'm not working anymore. I get to spend time with my grandkids and when I don't feel good I can just lay down. It is truly a blessing. Alma 2 - Alma 3  What a bloody war. And their bones were heaped up on the earth. How sad is that.

Salt Lake Temple

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What a fabulous day I had today. I went to the Salt Lake Temple with Gwen. We left at 8:15 and drove to Salt Lake. When we got to the Temple we went our separate ways. Gwen did Baptisms and Initiatories and I got all Yvonne's cards printed out and picked up cards and left cards. I got dressed and ready to do Sealings, but when I went upstairs they were all full so I took the Cards downstairs and had the Temple do them. I had an hour to kill and walked around the Temple grounds. I never have time to just enjoy looking at the Temple. It was wonderful. I took pictures and called Kathy and Julie. We are planning a vacation to Island Park with Janna in August. I am so excited to see them and have fun. After I got home I was so tired I laid down for just a minute and woke up 2 hours later. I guess I really was tired. I went to see Mom. She was in pain so they gave her some more morphine so she would be comfortable. I came home and worked on genealogy all evening. That's been my day.…

Greeting From Preview

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I have had a fabulous lazy day today. I worked on this kit for the Stuff to Scrap blog train and played with my grand kids all day. Bailee had a friend over and we made cookies. Austin played with Harrison and Hayden all day. I love the lazy days of summer and it's so nice that I don't have to work any more and I can enjoy my time with my grand kids. And I got to scrapbook all day long. John made lasagna for dinner and I made a green salad. I didn't get down to see mom today. I waited too long to go. Tomorrow after the Temple trip I will go down.
Grateful Statement: As I sit in my scrapping room with my windows open I hear the sound of children playing outside and it just makes me happy. I have always loved summers. I am so grateful for all the summer I have enjoyed with kids sweet voices out my windows. Such a gift....
Moiah 29 - Alma 1   I like how he convinces the people that they didn't want a King to rule over them because they couldn't get rid of him without m…

Doing Nothing Day

Today I stayed home except for running over to Yvonne and taking her the Rice Pudding I made for her and picking up some names to take to the Salt Lake Temple on Friday. My doctor's office called today and said he would be gone on Friday so they changed my appointment to Monday so now I'm able to go to the Temple with the sisters in our ward. I also went down to mom's and visited with her. She was very sleepy and hardly stayed awake the entire hour I was there. I also bought some kits for scrapbooking that were on sale for $1.00 each. They are by Mel Hains and I love her kits so I was excited that she had her sale. I spent most of the day off and on downloading all the kits I bought. Such a Deal!!! That's been my day. So now it's time to hug my pillow.
Grateful Statement: I am so grateful this day for Yvonne Norton. She has taught me so many things in the years I've known her. I started out being her visiting teacher and then we were partners for several years. …

Happy Birthday Luncheon

I went to do a visiting teaching interview this morning at 9am. Then I had another one at 11am. But the sister had forgotten so we did it over the phone. Tommy took Harley to the Marriott Center to catch her shuttle back to Rigby. I'll truly miss her. We did have some really good laughs. At 11:45 I went to lunch with Lorraine, Yvonne and Pat Jacobsen to Mi Rancherito for Yvonne's Birthday. We really had fun. Then I came home from that and did some laundry and went to the cannery to work. We took Bailee with us and she colored while we worked. She is such a good kid. After the cannery I stopped by to see mom. She was looking really good. They took out all her staples today. So that was a good thing. Bailee and Austin are going to spend the night at Aunt Amie's tonight and have Pizza so  I came home and made a little dinner for me and now I'm blogging and going to bed. It's been a long busy day but a good day.
Grateful Statement: I am so grateful today for Bailee J. K…

Harley Without Braces

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Here is Harley just after they took her braces off. She is so excited. We got up early because we had to be in Spanish Fork to the orthodonist at 9am. It took them an hour and a half to take them all off. It was a little painful for Harley a couple of times but she was brave and made it through. We took pictures with my phone and sent them to Janna so she could see what was going on. It was fun to see the change. Then I had a meeting at the cannery at 1pm. After that I came home and helped Yvonne Norton fix some stuff on her New Family Search ordinance list. Then I had to have Harley back in Spanish Fork at 4:10pm to get her retainer. We were a little late for that because I had to get Harley from her friends house off the beaten path in Salem. Then I we went to the market on the way home. We finally got home at about six. It's been a long day. I am going to rest up now for tomorrow. Lots of things going on tomorrow. Grateful Statement: I am grateful for this beautiful grown up gra…

Play Hard Page

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This is the page I started at scrap weekend and finished this morning so I'm posting it here.
Today was a pretty lazy day as I was pretty tired from my fabulous weekend scrapbooking. Judy and I went through all the example of templates from Creating Keepsakes Magazine and numbered them and figured out which ones were done. I jumped in the shower and got ready and went to church. Tommy, Bailee, Austin went with me. I sat with a primary class for the Relief Society hour. Then I came home and changed my clothes and went to spend some time with mom. After our visit I came home and John made hamburgers for dinner. Now I'm blogging and then I'm done for the day.
Grateful Statement: I am so grateful today for Primary. I love the way the kids are taught through lessons and songs. Heavenly Father wants his children prepared to withstand the firey darts, that's for sure.
Mosiah 25 - Mosiah 26   It must of been some really good history of the people of Alma and Zeniff that was read…

Scrapping Weekend - Day 2

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I got up this morning and picked up Judy and went to Provo's Hampton Inn to our second day of Scrap Weekend. I made this page and started on another that I will finish tomorrow. I just had a ball but now I'm so tired I need to go to bed. Grateful Statement: I am so grateful for the opportunity to get away to these scrapping weekends. They lift my spirits and make me happy. Mosiah 24 - Mosiah 25  What would it be like for me if I couldn't pray for fear of being put to death? I'd want to pray openly but I could only pray in my heart, which isn't a bad thing. Isn't it wonderful that we can pray in our heart and no one on this earth can stop us.

Scrapping Weekend - Day 1

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I got up this morning and packed up my scrapping stuff so I could come to scrapping weekend. I have made these three pages so far and laughed my head off. These ladies are so funny. So that's what I have done all day. Scrap, scrap, scrap and scrap some more.... Grateful Statement: I am so grateful for good scrapping buddies that make me laugh. They are such treasures to me.
Mosiah 23 - Mosiah 24  And I will also ease the aburdens which are put upon your shoulders, that even you cannot feel them upon your backs. I love this statement that the Lords will ease our burdens so we cannot feel them. I wonder how many times he had done that for me and I didn't even know it.

Larry Gene Keith

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I made another page today. This I think is a school picture of my brother Larry. He is so cute! Today was a pretty busy day. I made cinnamon rolls for breakfast then I did laundry all day and did dishes. The never ending chore of dishes. I went to down to Mom's and had them fix her new wheel chair. They took off the leg rests instead of the foot rests so they had to put them back on. She wasn't feeling very good this morning but she was able to get up for dinner. We visited for about an hour and then I came home and then went to the market for Yvonne to get her some stuff. Walt is doing really well so that's a big relief for her. I also sprayed her ants that were invading her garage. I hope I got them all and they won't come back. I need to finish my last load of laundry and pack up my stuff for scrapping weekend. Wahoo I can't wait. Bring on the fun. My back has been giving me fits all day so I'm going to take some Ibuprophen and go to bed. Grateful Statement:

Bird Nest

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I made this page today in between Relief Society visiting, getting dog shampoo so Harley could make Molly pretty, getting lettuce at the market and visiting mom. That's been my day. I can't seem to get much done with grandkids here. But I'd rather have them here than get stuff done. So, there you have it. Maybe tomorrow I can get something done. I visited with Nancy Ekins today. What a sweet, wonderful lady. Grateful Statement: As I went through my day I am grateful for wonderful sisters like Nancy that face there problems head on and still keep a wonderful sense of humor. What a trooper she is... Mosiah 21 - Mosiah 22   In verse 15 it says "And now the Lord was slow to hear their cry because of their iniquities, nevertheless the Lord did hear their cries". As I pondered that it just made me know how very much Heavenly Father loves us. Even when we don't deserve it he still helps us. And he will chastise us so we learn from our mistakes. It gives me hope!

Johnnie's Page

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I made this page today of my brother Johnnie's school pictures I have scanned, in between all the running around I had to do. I love to look at the way he changed from 8th grade to his senior picture. I have tons of old pictures that I am going to work on getting scrapped. Today I went to Judy's and got my hair all cut off short. I love it. Then I went to visit Beth and had a fun time with Kelly. What a sweetheart he is. He sat on my lap and told me not to eat crayons. What a funny guy. Then I went to visit Joan Durrant. I also visit taught her while I was there. Then on to my mom's to sign her re-admit papers to Parkway because she was in the hospital for a week. She was doing really well and watching TV. Then on to the cannery to work our shift. We finally got home at 8:30. It was a long day. Now I'm going to finish this blogging and go to bed. Grateful Statement: Today I am grateful for a wonderful hair dresser (Judy) that will do my hair early in the morning for me…

My Baptism Page

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I made this page today with the picture from yesterday's post and another of Womens Conference I will post tomorrow. The picture looks better cropped but I'm leaving the writing on the original 'cause I wrote it oh so many years ago. Today I did Visiting Teacher Conference Visits. I visited Kris, Carrie and Geri. I really enjoy visiting the sisters in our ward. In between all these visits I scrapbooked, took Harley to the Ortho to see when they can take her braces off. She has some space on the bottom front one that have to close up and then she can get them off. So she has to stay at Grandma's for at least another week. Her and Megan Hiatt have been having fun together. Bailee and Courtney have been selling Lemonade. I think they may get rich over the summer. I also went down to see Mom. They got her a new Wheel Chair as her old one had broken. After helping to get her up and at the table I had to get home and feed these grandkids. Now my body is telling me it's t…

My Baptism Day

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This picture is of my baptism with my cousin Ethel in Snowflake, Arizona. We were baptized by Ethel's Grandpa Hunt when we were 8 yrs old. My dear Aunt Marie gathered up Ethel and I and off we went to be baptized. We didn't have to have an interview with the bishop. This was in 1954. What a treasure to find. Today I had a Welfare meeting at 9:30am and then came home and got the kids ready for church. Bailee and Austin came to church with Tommy and I. It was so hot in the Sunday School class and Relief Society that I thought I would melt. After church I came home and made Pasta for the kids and went to visit Mom. They had just fed her and she was watching TV. No Pain! What a blessing! Now I think it's time for bed. Grateful Statement: I am so grateful for my Aunt Marie that was responsible for all us kids being baptized. She was a Savior on Mount Zion for us. I love that lady! Mosiah 18 - Mosiah 19  As I read this chapter it talks about all the souls that were baptized by Alm…

Bills are Paid

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I paid my bills this morning and we all know how much I love to do that. I also downloaded two blog trains which takes forever, but it's done. Harley is mowing our lawn. I just couldn't resist taking her picture. Janna is with Scott collecting antlers. I went down to see Mom. They got her up in her wheel chair for breakfast and dinner. She looks so good sitting at a table in the dining room. It is warming up here pretty fast but I'm going to hold off turning on my A/C for as long as I can stand it. The kids have been selling lemonade all day and playing with the Hiatts. Now I do believe it's time to put my aching back to bed.
Grateful Statement: I am so grateful for my cute grandkids. They really are so much fun. I'm glad Heavenly Father allowed me to be part of their lives.
Mosiah 16 - Mosiah 18   Abinadi would not deny what he knew even at the cost of his life. I wonder if I would be that strong. "He sealed the truth of his words with his death". Food fo…

Janna Is Here

Scott, Janna and the kids got her about midnight last night. I was sound asleep when they arrived. This morning Janna and I went down to Grandma and visited her this morning and then we went to Orem to Joanne's Fabrics where I got a cute pattern for a dress. Hopefully I can find the energy to make it. Then we went to Bed and Bath to see if Janna could find a comforter for BJ. After that we went to JC Penney's where I got a pair of pants. Then we came home and I took a little nap. My house is full of Dogs and Kids. It's pretty busy around here. I went to visit mom this afternoon and then Janna and I went again this evening after dinner. She looks so good. I worked on genealogy off and on all day. Now I do believe my bed is calling my name.
Grateful Statement: I am grateful this day for a wonderful daughter that is so good to me. She will do anything I ask of her. What a joy she is in my life.
Mosiah 15 - Mosiah 16   I love how we are called the seed of Christ because we have …

Sun Brook Hospice for Mom

Today I had to be down at Parkway at 8am to sign papers for mom to be put on Hospice. Wendy who I love and an Aide that Wendy says is the best will take care of her. I know they will take good care of her for me. She will need the extra care. Now we wait and see what her cirrhosis does. The doctor said her liver was really hard. At least for now her pain is much better. I met her Social Worker today. It was David Guertler who I knew from indexing. His wife Judy and I worked together at the Stake Level for about 4 years. He's a very nice man and will come and visit mom. He is going to sing to her. Mom wants songs of the sixties. Funny lady. I went to Rite Aid and got some vitamins to take as I am all out and took Amie's movies back to Red Box. Dean, Amie and the kids left for Mexico today. They are going to see the ruins from the Book of Mormon time. Tommy and I went to these ruins. It was so wonderful to be where the Nephites were. Harrison and Hayden will love the giant lizar…

Back Home to Parkway Nursing

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This is a picture of the last little bird to leave the nest. I finally was able to get all the pictures off my camera so I could post this one. Mom is doing good and they are sending her home to Parkway this afternoon. I hope they can take good care of her over there. So we wait! I am trying to get them to transport Mom by stretcher instead of her wheel chair so she won't be so uncomfortable. Jason is trying to arrange it. It is arranged and Gold Cross Ambulance is going to come to get her. So again we wait!  I made one more template this morning and organized some more of my scrap stuff. They transported Mom back to Parkway and everyone was so thrilled to see her. She was glad to get back. After they got her all settled in her bed she just perked up. I ran home to get her crocheted things they put on her oxygen to keep her ears for hurting. I also left my phone in Mom's room on the window sill. I fed her a few bites of her dinner but didn't want to feed her too much. She …

Still on the Mend

I had a presidency meeting this morning so I didn't get to the hospital until noon. Mom just gets better everyday. She is one amazing lady. It seems like everyday she overcomes another obstacle. I worked on some paper for a new kit and messed around. Just not into much today. I missed Dr. Hill this morning but they are still regulating her postassium. She had to drink some terrible medicine to get her bowels moving. I think it is working. I am so glad she is out of all the pain she was in. She hurts off and on from the surgery but it is manageable and she now has long periods of time when she has no pain.
Grateful Statement: I am so grateful for the wonderful sisters I serve with in Relief Society. I am so glad that I have gotten to know them.
Mosiah 11 - Mosiah 12  The Priests of Noah were so wicked and immoral. Do people ever learn? It reminds me a lot of how it is today. Immorality is rampant then and now.