8.31.2011

BUMP!


It's just like something out of a 60's sci fi movie...

So, here's the deal.

3 contacts on Loni's ITouch

187 contacts on Allen's IPad, all of whom I would like to be on the ITouch.

But, it would take me about three years of my slow phone typing to get all those 184 contacts onto the Itouch.

Enter BUMP!

30 seconds - maybe - and it was done! 184 names transferred to the ITouch!

Okay, I admit it; I'm still gaga-eyed over technology. (Note; not to be confused with Lady Gaga in any manner.)

Additional note: Allen and I never could get it to work. So, we went to the Simply Mac store and the young kid - who had NEVER done BUMP before - figured it out in a whiz. So, I'm gaga-eyed, but still inept!

Now, if I can just get SWYPE to work on my phone!

8.28.2011

8.27.2011

The Four Docs


It's hanging just inside the front door.

I just put it up.

But, you see, the thing is, when I hung it up, I got all emotional thinking about those four kids.

They were just normal, average, every-day kids; going to school, complaining about helping around the house and having to get up to read scriptures, laughing together, playing the sock game for family-home-evenings, having issues with friends, staying out late, arguing over who gets to take the car, not wanting to eat vegetables.

Did I ever even notice the incredible MINDS underneath their hair, which was mostly unkempt?

And now, they have accomplished something truly remarkable.

All four of them.

SO, that is why I was so emotional. I am so very proud of them.

Oh, they have issues and challenges and problems; just like most of us.

But, what those four children have done sends shivers up my spine; the horrific long hours, the sleepless nights, the studying, the expected things to learn and remember, the lives that are at stake when they are at work – I cannot fathom.

So, yes, it makes me emotional. Because you see, they have accomplished a great deal – more than most – but they are such NICE folk.

And, so I did get just a teeny – okay – really emtional.

I Wanna Be....

skinny.

And, therein lies the dilemma.

I don't want to give up See's dark chocolate.

I exercise, but I don't want to do it 3 hours a day.

Ah, me.

Skinny, I will never be.

Barbara

Could be morning, or early evening.

There will be a slight knock on the door.

When opened, there will be Barbara....with a bag of fruit or a casserole for dinner or some cottage cheese her husband didn't like because it was a new brand.

One Saturday morning, when Barbara brought over a bag of fruit, my two grandsons were sitting on the floor playing with magnets. I introduced them to Barbara, told them how Barbara often brought food over, and Miles said,

"I wish I had a neighbor like Barbara."

The world would be a better place if we all had (or if we were) neighbors like Barbara.

8.24.2011

But, It's So Hard to Get Up for Church....


Family Art Time







Coming Out of the Closet

Picture this:

Every floor filled with cots, sleeping bags, pillows, blankets.

One more spot was needed, but where would it be?

Well, how about the floor of the walk-in closet...

So, she willingly, laughingly agreed to sleep in the closet.

And, that's how I saw her on Sunday morning - coming out of the closet.

Oh, I love family gatherings!

8.17.2011

Disorder in the House

In the end, she had become almost a recluse.....
recluse - noun. A person who withdraws from the world to live in seclusion and often in solitude. adj. Withdrawn from the world;

As a young girl, she dated plenty of boys, but she chose the fun, young man with a bright future.

Over her married life, she had many adventures and did some remarkable things;

traveled all over the world
lived in a variety of places including living abroad
taught yoga
painted wonderful pictures
belonged to several women's clubs
had a foster child
provided hundreds of delicious meals for family and friends
made hand-made items that are family treasures
was very active in her church
supported her busy husband in his community activities
raised handsome sons who are men of honor and integrity


But, over time, it all changed...so slowly no one really recognized it happening.

And then, it was full blown.

A.N.X.I.E.T.Y. D.I.S.O.R.D.E.R.

Oh, yes; it's real indeed.

8.13.2011

Today's the Day


It seems like such a long time...

It IS a long time.

But, now, that it is almost here, it seems more doable.
The IT I talk about is a two year mission for the church.

And, in just a few hours....
the missionary will be home...arriving at the St. George airport.

It's all very e.x.c.i.t.i.n.g!

He has been a strong missionary - to the end, wanting to go out strong.

He's exhausted, tired, but knows he served his very best.

Great job, Elder Fisher, and see you soon!

8.11.2011

Streaking Through Life

I'm a streaker....I go in streaks:

exercise
eating right
scripture reading
systematic method of house cleaning

So, now, it's time to give up my life as a streaker.

Exercise
Eat right
Scriptures daily
House cleaning, I'm not so sure of my commitment there yet, but I will continue to systematically clean and give away every week!

So, Brussel Sprouts, here I come!

8.09.2011

Fun, Fun, Fun....

How to have a week of fun:

Invite two little boys over for the week.

It's sure to be a happy time!

8.06.2011

I Wish This Were All We Had to Worry About!

Idaho Falls residents annoyed by neighbor in bunny suit

IDAHO FALLS (AP) - Police in Idaho Falls have told a 34-year-old man to stop wearing his bunny suit in public because it was annoying his neighbors and frightening their children.

A police report says officers responded Monday after a resident reported her son had been frightened by William Falkingham wearing a black bunny costume and hiding behind a tree pointing his finger at the boy like it was a gun.



The officer spoke with other neighbors, who were also disturbed by Falkingham wearing the bunny suit. They also reported he occasionally wears a tutu with the costume.

The report says Falkingham told officers he enjoys wearing the suit, but understood his neighbors' concerns.