Friday, September 9, 2011

Pourin' Like an Avalance Comin' Down the Mountain

We've all had those times where the old adage "When it Rains, it pours" exemplifies the place we are currently in life. I won't lie, I have been feeling like that recently. What with being in a new city, without our family or our friends, living in a hotel for 3 months waiting for training to end so our life can begin. With my mother going from campground to jail to basically homeless and out of contact with everyone, with the opportunity to adopt a beautiful baby boy slipping through our fingers all the while searching frantically for a place in L.A. that we can afford to rent. I know that many of our friends and family are going through similar rough times and for that matter so is most of the country. I feel bad just typing complaints because I'm afraid it makes me seem ungrateful for the things we do have. Sometimes I hope for better days but then I remember a quote from Marjorie Paye Hinkley:

"The trick is to enjoy life. Don't wish away your days, waiting for better ones ahead."

So, today, I got up early and fixed my hair and make-up, put on a nice outfit and a scarf I knitted

And I thought about the things I am grateful for, and why these are the best days, not be wished away. We have a sort of family motto in our household and it goes like this...

We can not direct the wind but we can adjust the sails
and I feel the winds of change a blowin' :)

Thursday, September 1, 2011

Something Lovely and of Good Report

Just a few of my favorite things...

"The grand and the simple. They are equally wonderful."
- Marjorie Pay Hinkley

"Put your hand on a hot stove for a minute, and it seems like an hour. Sit with a pretty girl (or handsome guy :) for an hour, and it seems like a minute. THAT'S relativity."
-Albert Einstein

Mashed potatoes
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
Dancing in the Kitchen
The movie Elf

Minute 45:33 "KETCHUP"