Monthly Archives: January 2016

Dinner Was Waiting For Me!

After a busy day at the office yesterday, I headed home, looking forward to relaxing.

I walked in the door and what do you suppose met me?

The amazing aroma of the wonderful dinner Beloved Hubby had spent all afternoon preparing.  A feast for the senses!  It looked, smelled, and tasted delicious.

He even tried his hand at making caramelized onions, looking up the recipe, cutting up the onions, and baking them until they were a beautiful dark golden brown.  They were incredible.

He’s becoming an excellent cook, and makes very flavorful dishes!  Much more so than many of the things I used to cook when I was a homemaker.  I was not nearly so adventurous.

Is it any wonder that I love this man?  🙂

Personal Responsibility

With all the talk about violence and gun control, the thought that keeps running through my mind is:

What about personal responsibility?

There’s a great quote that fits with this.

“We teach them correct principles and they govern themselves.”  Joseph Smith.

What if society started advocating for correct principles?

What would happen if everyone took personal responsibility for their own actions?

What kind of a world would we have then?  🙂



What do you think when you hear the word “Work”?

Do words such as “hard”, “unpleasant”, “don’t want to”, or “no way” come to mind?  Work can have a stigma attached to it.

But I have found that:

Work can be a blessing!

And really, I should say that work is a blessing.  Why?

  • Good things happen when you work at something.
  • Work can be a relief from boredom, stress, or discouragement.
  • Work is a blessing!  Do you know that the Bible mentions the word work 612 times, and in the full body of scriptures (Bible, Book of Mormon, Doctrine & Covenants, and Pearl of Great Price) it is listed 1, 27 times!
  • Work helps lift your spirits, probably because you are accomplishing something!

And what does God (Heavenly Father) say that His work is?  “For behold, this is my work and my glory – to bring to pass the immortality and eternal life of man.”  Moses 1:39 in the Pearl of Great Price.

Wow.  Of course, what else would His work be but everything He can do to help His children (us) to return to Him?  🙂


About a month ago I was reading through the Farmer’s Almanac and saw a small article – a blurb almost – about writing in a journal everyday even if it wasn’t much, perhaps even just to track the weather or something like that.

Now, I have probably heard that before with my background in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and my keeping a journal of sorts beginning in high school.  But I hadn’t done much for a while and the article kind of struck a cord in me.

Suffice it to say that I took it to heart and started trying to write just briefly at the end of the day.

It was interesting to see how that unfolded.  Usually I had no clue what I was going to say or even write about.  And I did not get it done every day.  But as I picked up my journal, put down the date, then started to write whatever came to my mind.

Sometimes it was just a quick sentence or two about something that happened or that I felt that day.  Other times the words would come flowing out, and I’d end up writing a good paragraph or two, maybe even more!

And I may try something similar with my blog.  It’s been a long while since I had the time and equipment handy to do this.  I’m thinking it’s time for a change – to just do a little and see how it goes…