Sunday, April 29, 2007

Sunday April 29th

We have had a fun weekend hanging out with Daddy. Jon has been working on his garage all weekend and it looks pretty nice. He painted the floor and put cabinets up. He also got some help from Vernon yesterday and our basement is finally ready for the first inspection before we start to drywall. Since he has been working on the garage the kids have been able to be outside with him and play around. It has been beautiful here this weekend. 70's and 84 was the high today. I am loving it! Yesterday I went to an eye appointment and got my new contact perscription and then the kids and I went to the park with my friend Jenn and her boys Caleb and Nicholas for lunch and to play. Last night my friend Courtnee's parents offered to watch ALL our kids while the 4 of us went out to eat. We went to Olive Garden and then over to a going away party for my friend Janna. Her and her husband are moving to Reno. Bye Janna! The kids had a great time playing with Taylor and Drew and staying with Cheryl and Jay, Thanks! Olivia told me the other day, "Mom, I can't wait to see Drew so he can show me again how he can burp the ABC's" Oh the things that make a 4 year old's heart go pitter patter. They are so funny! We had a great time and I can't remember the last time I have laughed so much. My sides hurt all night.
This morning I woke up with a terrible sore throat. I still think it is my allergies, but it is getting really old. It always seems to feel better towards the afternoon. I stayed home from church and had intentions of relaxing, but ended up doing laundry and getting my room organized. I have had books all over my floor that people have let me borrow about cancer, and whatnot since I was diagnosed and finally have everything picked up and put away or ready to give back to the lenders. It's nice to have a "clean" room again. I also sat down and got all my coupons clipped for the grocery game shopping tomorrow. Sad to say that those few things have taken up my whole day. But, at least all those things are checked off the list. We are having the missionaries over for dinner tonight, which I forgot about until they called to remind me late this afternoon. Whoops! Speaking of which if anyone is interested there is a PBS special on tomorrow night and Tuesday night about "The Mormoms". It is a documentary put together by PBS, Front line, and the American Experience and should be interesting if anyone is interested in checking it out. From what I have heard it is about the church's history, beliefs, and views. Here is a quote from the PBS website, "Mormons have always had a peculiar hold on the American imagination, but few know who the Mormons actually are, or who they claim to be, and their story is one of the great neglected American narratives." If you want to read more about it click on this link
I got this email this weekend from my friend Pam and I thought I would share it because it was cute:
An elderly Chinese woman had two large pots, each hung on the
>> ends of a pole, which she carried across her neck. One of the pots had a
>> crack in it while the other pot was perfect and always delivered a full
>> portion of water, at the end of the long walk from the stream to the
>> house, the cracked pot arrived only half full.
>> For a full two years this went on daily, with the woman bringing
>> home only one and a half pots of water. Of course, the perfect pot was
>> proud of its accomplishments. But the poor cracked pot was ashamed of its
>> own imperfection, and miserable that it could only do half of what it had
>> been made to do.
>> After 2 years of what it perceived to be bitter failure, it spoke
>> to the woman one day by the stream. 'I am ashamed of myself, because this
>> crack in my side causes water to leak out all the way back to your
>> house.'
>> The old woman smiled, 'Did you notice that there are flowers on
>> your side of the path, but not on the other pot's side?' 'That's because
>> I have always known about your flaw, so I planted flower seeds on your
>> side of the path, and every day while we walk back, you water them. For
>> two years I have been able to pick these beautiful flowers to decorate
>> the table. Without you being just the way you are, there would not be
>> this beauty to grace the house.'
>> Each of us has our own unique flaw. But it's the cracks and flaws
>> we each have that make our lives together so very interesting and
>> rewarding. You've just got to take each person for what they are and look
>> for the good in them.
>> SO, to all of my crackpot friends, have a great day and remember to
>> smell the flowers on your side of the path!

1 comment:

The Bluths said...

Did you watch the PBS special? I thought it was very one-sided and poorly done unfortunately.