Friday, February 26, 2010

Happy Baptism Anniversary to Me!

Today is the 33rd anniversary of my baptism into the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. It's amazing how fast the time has gone and yet, I can't imagine being any other religion. It was the best decision I ever made!

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Wake up Call

I was driving north on I-17 for work Tuesday morning. I looked down for a minute and when I looked up, I had drifted too far left and was aiming for the end of a guard rail. I made a correction, but lost control of the car. It spun 1 and a half times, hitting the guard rail on the front, back and side of the car. It was terrifying.
I am very luck and blessed in a lot of ways. I'm lucky I didn't hit the end of the guard rail at 75mph. I'm lucky that the guard rail was there and I didn't roll or go off the road. I'm lucky that no else hit me or that I didn't hit anyone else. I'm lucky that I didn't get hurt.
It really scared me though. Helped me to know that I am not as good of a driver as I thought and how easy it is to lose control at speed. It caused me to really count my blessings. It caused me to think hard about my life and what I was doing with it.
Glad to still be here with you all.

Sunday, February 21, 2010

Friendship is...

So, since having surgery, I haven't had as much to blog about. I was thinking today, though, about all the nice people in my life and how much they have done for me, especially lately.
Friendship is...
taking me to my surgery appointment at 6 AM!!
Waiting for me while I have 7 hours of surgery.
Calling people you don't even know to tell them I am ok after 7 hours of surgery.
Taking me home from the hospital.
Calling to check on me often and listening to me whine, complain and lose my mind.
Driving clear across town to bring me a hamburger, when I couldn't drive.
the Young Women from my ward coming to clean my house!
bringing me meals and soup and goodies.
Trusting me enough to share your secrets with me.
Cleaning up after my dogs.
Taking care of my garden for me.
Cleaning up my back yard so I could enjoy sitting outside.
Taking my dogs for a walk for me.
Cleaning my dogs water dish.
Taking me out to lunch so I wouldn't go stir crazy.
Again putting up with my whining and complaining.
One of my coworkers doing some of my work for me, so I could stop worrying about it.
My coworkers sending me a card and roses!!
Taking me to the grocery store, mostly because I wanted out of the house.
Overcoming your squeamishness and helping me dress a gaping wound.
Helping me get ready for company.
Taking me to my doctor appointments.
Sending me nice messages on face book or emails to check on me.
Giving me nice smiles and encouragement.
Letting me work 6 hour shifts when I got back to work instead of 12 hours to start.
Acting like you missed me!

Truly I am blessed to know so many amazing and thoughtful people. Thank you for all your kind deeds, thoughts and prayers!

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Taliesin West

This last weekend, I had some company in town. One of the things he wanted to do was go to Taliesin West, Frank Lloyd Wright's Arizona "Camp". It's kind of funny because I make it a point of going about every where and I had never actually been to Taliesin. So it was a treat for both of us.
I learned a lot about FLW and if you haven't been out there, I would recommend it. Here are some photos.

He was a big collector of Asian Art and there were pieces like this throughout the grounds.

This dragon is piped so he can breath fire.