Thursday, September 14, 2017

Another week rushing by...

Had a fun RS luncheon and discussion/lecture on how to avoid scams necessary in the world we live in...Thanks to all who worked so hard to bring together this fun time and great taco salads and yummy desserts.

Monday, September 11, 2017

Returning from Utah Valley

Made a quick trip up north, flew to SLC then rented a car to visit some cousins and family in Utah Valley.
Flying over the Great Salt Lake which is quite empty except for salt ponds

Meeting my cousins from California: Mimi and Doug with my aunt Ethel in ctr.
Enjoying a family visit...
Visiting my 97 year old aunt Ethel (center) in Genola, my cousin Mmi is on the right

Ethel lives in the country at the south end of Utah LAke

By the side of her garage
 It's Sunflower time in Utah

Thursday, September 7, 2017

Time is FLYING BY....

Month after month, new projects appear to engage my interests. Trips beckon as I head north this weekend to SLC to visit cousins. Then later in October going to Texas for hubby's 55th reunion and he asks where did the time go?'s made up of those tiny inconsequential moments that fill each day from the moment I arise then journal, walk, curl hair, listen to scriptures on tape, make breakfast, go grocery shopping then off to a Doctor's appointment. and lunch with hubby. Some activities I just can't fit into this day-are a Tai Chi class, a temple session but I will make more meals, plan classes I'll be teaching, organize plans for the weekend, etc. etc. etc. Oh yes, then there was the critter that dug up part of our back lawn last night. Had to investigate that and fix the diggings. Probably looking for grubs. Tell us about your day so far...

Friday, September 1, 2017

Welcome to SEPTEMBER-Goodbye AUGUST

The calendar turns over to a new month.
Goodbye to August and a hot hot summer,
welcome to September followed by
fall at last and welcome to cooling temperatures.

School has begun again for many not me,
family vacations are almost over after 
Labor Day's holiday as our sun moves 
further to the South, we will travel to Texas.

Sunrise comes later each day as
sunset arrives sooner in the evenings.
The sun is less intense as harvest time 
comes with its welcome succulent fruits.

Rewards for planting, tending and waiting 
for results patiently come to many
as we try to forget that cold winter days
are too soon to arrive and send us indoors.

What life season are you moving through
at this time? Some older people like me
would say winter, but inside my spirit remains 
young though I am ready for fall's harvest.

Friday, August 25, 2017

Peach PIE at home...

I made a homemade pie with a little help from Philsbury pie crusts.
Years ago I used to make my own fluffy delicious pie crusts but...
Now I can use all the help I can find...
It turned out okay and smelled luscious while baking!

Tuesday, August 22, 2017

Eclipses and Clouds

We live in the high desert where it hardly ever rains or is cloudy. So, yesterday we had light rain and thick clouds which only parted for a little while to let us see a partial eclipse but we weren't over the direct path anywhere but it was fascinating to watch it on TV.

Clouds got in the way
Partial eclipse through my collander as we didn't have any special glasses
Great coverage on TV especially when the total eclipse darkened crowds

Friday, August 18, 2017

Needing a RECHARGE?

In this day of multiple electronie devices, sometimes I feel like I need a station to plug me into to GET RECHARGED? It's been a long hot summer this year with a few medical challenges to overcome, BUT now that Fall is in the air-it's only 69 degrees at 6 am rather than 80 degrees––I'm reinvigorated. It always seem that way each year. Somehow with school starting even though my sons now have kids in school, I start to get a better routine going and work on some new projects.

My projects are mostly poetic as President of Dixie Poets, chair of the Youth Poetry Contest now in its 7th year and also finalizing some details for Poetry in the Park for next March plus will serve as Daughters of Utah Pioneers Historian for my camp to try to motivate them to write and collect their family histories. Then I'm doing several blogs and miscellaneous projects AND hubby just decided to trip to Texas for his 55th HS reunion-so that will be a fun adventure. Probably too many projects, but it's fun to feel my energies return as the sun heads south towards fall and winter.

How about you, what are you looking forward to?