wanted to change the station she certainly could. She tilted her head, and wryly said,
“OH no – I am quite enjoying you embarrassing yourself”. Can you believe it??
Three Christmases ago, Richard bought me an HP digital camera. I love him, but hated the camera - the dang screen in the back was too small (when you youngsters are over 40 that WILL matter to you…). After my incessant complaining, we sold that one on Ebay. Because I have a wonderful and dear husband who loves to make me happy he scored the camera I had asked for on a Black Friday (see his blog) and gave it to me two Christmases ago - a Kodak EasyShare C743, which I had researched and really thought it would be wonderful. All I can get from it is ….blurry photos or bad lighting (see right). I have tried changing the settings, changing them back, etc. Nothing works. So, I either have a lemon or I am too stupid for a supposedly SIMPLE point-and-shoot camera. Last Christmas you ask? NO camera – I have worn him down.
So, to all my digital and “techy” friends out there – what should I do now? What do you use? I need an easy one that will zoom in, zoom out, and will take pretty crisp photos with dummy-proof settings. Is that too much to ask?? OH, and it would be nice if it doesn’t cost as much as a monthly missionary payment.
Ok, I will wait… a little while!
A few weeks ago, our high council visitor gave a wonderful talk in Sacrament Meeting about Temple Attendance. One statement he made that particularly touched me was that we should EXPECT a blessing when we go to the temple, and EXPECT to learn. I decided to put that to the test.
I was blessed with an “apostrophe” that day (in our family, we use the word “apostrophe” instead of “epiphany”, thanks to one of our favorite movies, “Hook”, so watch it and you will know why….). There is a statement made therein when made me realize that we are to go “THROUGH” sorrow to make it to the positive understandings in our lives: not SIT in Sorrow, not WALLOW in sorrow, nor will we STAY in sorrow forever. We need to get ourselves THROUGH it. There will be an end to that sorrow. We have to choose it to be so, but there IS an end to it.
I was grateful for that realization. It is a blessing in my life right now. One of the examples of the Lord’s Hand in my life… I just had to WAIT for it, but it came.
A.The rules of this game are posted at the beginning.
B. Each player answers the question about themselves.
C. At the end of the post, the player then tags 5 people and posts their names, and then leaves a comment on their blog letting them know they have been tagged and asking them to read your blog to get the directions.
10 yrs ago
5 Things on my list of things to do today
Things I would do if I suddenly was a Billionaire
3 of my bad habits
Places I have lived
Jobs I have had
Things most people don't know about me
10 years ago:
1998 – hmm…. Everything is based on our/your kids, so Brian was 9 and 1/2 and Les was 6. Rich was Bishop, we were busy trying to support him, attending lots of rec. council basketball games, I started substitute teaching once in a while. Basically, I was a young busy mom!
5 things on my list today (wrote this part on Saturday, not Sunday):
clean my house, figure out something fun to do with Les, post this, pay bills, finish decorating Leslie’s room
If I was suddenly a billionaire:
I would pay off my bills and those of my extended family, buy new cars, donate lots, and save lots and travel
3 of my bad habits:
blog stalking WAY to much, procrastinating paperwork, forgetting to do things my husband asks me to do (hmmmm …. Someone could psychologically analyze that one..!)
Places I have lived:
Holbrook, Coolidge, and Mesa, Arizona; Provo, Utah, all over the Dominican Republic as a missionary, Ellicott City, Pasadena and Hampstead, Maryland; Seoul, South Korea
Jobs I have had:
File clerk and asst. secretary in Dean of Admissions Office, Mesa Community College, clerk at a dept store, typist (yep, the old days, girls – with typerwriters…ew!) at the Motor Vehicle Admin, secretary at an insurance agency, school teacher, substitute teacher, NOW owner of my small home business representing Treasure Towers
See my first post on here, I was born with one crossed eye, I am a descendent of Joseph Knight mentioned in the Doctrine and Covenants, wet Popsicle sticks affect me like scratches on a chalkboard, I yelled at my children WAY to much when they were little (so don’t do that); I drove an old 1973 AMC yellow Gremlin in high school (that is totally true!).
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