Sunday, August 28, 2011

Either Or

Today started out lovely and I had a couple of wonderful, strengthening moments at church, but this evening has gone very badly.

So I've decided.  I either need somewhere good to run away to (all expenses paid, of course) or something positive---REALLY positive to happen.

Any ideas????

Thanks for the shoulder.

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Wordless Wednesday

2 of my top 5 favorite people.  My daughter Jessica and my dear friend Vicki.  Don't they look like they love me too!

Monday, August 22, 2011

The Lord works in mysterious ways

Just been thinking lately,  sometimes I dislike folks--at least think I dislike them.  And in those moments when I'm reflecting and pondering and asking for help from Heavenly Father in liking someone I find distasteful, He reminds me that I actually DO like them.  It's just that they've hurt my feelings or offended me in some way.  I will then at least try to forgive the offense or "choose not to be offended", and I am suddenly overwhelmed with empathy and understanding for that same person that just a few moments ago I was ready to strangle. 

Other times when I am disenchanted with the communication that is or isn't happening between my husband and myself, or some other family member, someone in my family will do something that is the most "perfectest" thing, or make me laugh, or be supportive about something I was worried about, or just be a little quieter that day and it helps me through the trials.

Interesting how when I feel I've hit my limit and something has to change, I have the presence of mind to at least say a prayer in my heart, and help is there.  Not always solving the problem, but helping me deal with it or forget about it for a few minutes and remember the positive things of life.

That's one of my favorite things about the prayers I say only in my heart of hearts.  Heavenly Father answers them, just like the ones I say "officially", but they mean so much more, because they tell me He is listening and He loves me.

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Wordless Wednesday

Sorry to be political, but when I saw this I couldn't resist. 

Monday, August 15, 2011

To comment or not to comment

Okay so--yesterday in Sunday School our teacher asked if anyone had made a big difference in our lives just throughout the course of fulfilling their calling.  (I'm a member of the LDS church, which is volunteer run.  When someone fills a position in the church, we refer to that as a calling.)  I raised my hand and told a story about my youth and a young bishop who counseled me in matters of selecting good friends.  I took his advice and my life was forever changed. 

Now--admittedly, I tend to not be as talented as lots of other folks when it comes to telling stories, but I do eventually make my point.  After I shared my experience, there was like an entire moment of silence and then the teacher went on to the next topic.  So in my over analysis mode of thinking, I can't help but wonder if I should not have shared this story, or if I shared it incorrectly.   Meaning, not hitting on the right points.  It's very possible. 

How do you decide?  What's "too" personal?  Isn't one of the purposes of learning as a part of a group putting yourself "out there"?  So that we can all learn from each other?

I am so NOT upset about this.  I honestly find it amusing.  I'm just me and these folks are so used to that, I'm not sure I could shock them even if I tried. Unfortunately however, I think all anyone learned from my sharing in Sunday School yesterday was not to share things like that!  Glad I could help in some respect anyways!  HA HA HA

That's one of the things I love about my branch.  They've seen me through the ups, the downs, the inbetweens.  I've been proud, embarrassed, ashamed, made fun of, bragged on, scolded, laughed at, laughed with, and even barfed on (thanks Macey!).    If I embarrass myself or share something too personal or not say it right, it just turns into a "Wendyism" and no one thinks twice about it.  What a blessing that Heavenly Father has provided this group for me at this time in my life, so that I can grow into the person He needs me to become!  So grateful!  Even if I did over share just a little. 

Friday, August 12, 2011

I love Jane Austen romances

I just do.  I've read all the books numerous times (this is me you're talking to--I don't count it as read until at least the second time through).  I've seen all the movies numerous times (same aside as above).  I just can't help myself.  The drama, the grand gestures, the special way the women have of absolutely torturing the men.  I must admit though, Mr Darcy will always be my favorite. 

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Wordless Wednesday

Messing around while waiting for Tom to do the "troll hunt" at a yard sale

Monday, August 8, 2011

Creamy Chicken and Spinach Enchiladas

I got this super tasty recipe from another blog I follow and love.  A lovely lady called Nony the Slob.  It looked so yummy I had to try it and it is fabulous!

Creamy Chicken and Spinach Enchiladas

2 cooked large chicken breasts cut up
1 can rotel tomatoes
1 can creamed corn
1 10oz package creamed spinach
8 oz sour cream
1 can green enchilada sauce
1 1/2 cups shredded cheese

Mix chopped, cooked chicken with rotel in large skillet.

Add thawed spinach, corn, 1/2 the sour cream, and 3/4 cup cheese.

Fill tortillas

Place in 9 x 13 pan.

Mix the rest of the sour cream with the green enchilada sauce and pour over and top with the rest of the cheese.  I had a tomato that was ripe, so I cut that up and put on top as well.  Then bake 350 degrees for 20 "ish" minutes.

Okay, so I didn't dish it up fabulously pretty, but it was gooood!!! 

Hope you enjoy it as much as I did!

Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Pretty much wordless Wednesday

Jessica's "unposed" expression.  This is what happens when your brother is just snapping pictures and talking to you at the same time!  She's still gorgeous!

Monday, August 1, 2011

This song has been stuck in my head all day

I don't understand why, but it's true.

I did enjoy how wonderfully well informed the BYU students are seeming these days.  Hardly anyone is on their toes when they're asked random questions.