Sunday, January 22, 2017

Week of January 16 - 22, 2017


Dad had a late work dinner, and Kayty was at work, so on Tuesday, I headed to the temple at 4 pm for the first afternoon Endowment session of the day. It was a great session and so nice to have President Driscoll greet you, hold the door for you, and shake your hand. I love our temple presidency! Dad attended his regular Wednesday evening session.

Cub scouts went very well. Much easier with two leaders....and two boys. We did have to stay boy left with his parents and we didn't know he had gone so we waited till mom called us back.

I sent my visiting teaching letter to one sister, and wrote to my dear inmate sister. I also went visiting teaching on Friday.

Saturday, Dad and I volunteered to help clean the church in the morning (though I arrived late due to Kayty's glucose low) and dad did lots of mopping. There wasn't much left by the time I arrived. Later that evening, we went to church to watch a Religious Freedom broadcast from the Tempe Arizona Institute of Religion. Dallin H. Oakes spoke as well as the chief advisor/counsel to the First Presidency. I won't say it was exciting, but Dallin Oakes words were a wonderful conclusion.

I am in 2 Nephi 7 in the Book of Mormon. 

I have indexed 2997 records so far this year. 


The Wilkins Family
Grace and Adam auditioned and both were given roles in their upcoming school performance of "Cinderella". Adam is the King and Grace has a speaking part as a townsperson. Very exciting.

The Ethan Rice Family
Ethan now works 10:30 am to 8:30 pm and Cameo started back full time (I made a mistake last week) and works a couple of hours while Ethan is gone and then 9 to midnight. She sent me a little video of Wade enjoying the ceiling fan and working near Mommy.Kaylee sent me a few texts, including some "interesting" voice directed ones. Too funny!!

The Doran Rice Family
Doran and Amber, Kelsie and Kooper were busy with work, school, puppies and the like.

Just your typical work week for these two.

Kayty didn't attend Family Home Evening with the Singles Ward. They were playing Ultimate Frisbee and she has yet to be near a frisbee without coming away with a bloody nose or a bump on the head.Long work week, and she is not sure she will get a permanent position, so Barb is helping her search for other positions within the company.

Total saves this week: 1 major with seizure and 1 minor needing glucose tablets

The Nathan Rice Family
Nathan had the day off on Monday but did lots of work around the house and headed to school for homework. On Tuesday, I received a cute little ultrasound photo. Baby is doing well. Nathan spent many hours at school doing homework. We talked on the phone a few times including Sunday night. Annalee and Jessica were hits right at Anne's naptime.

Dad worked and worked on Monday from very early till late in the day and still had more to do. He had a Kaizen Event near the airport, as well as a day to meet his newest supervisor, so he was up early and fighting traffic Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday.He stayed late for a dinner get together on Tuesday and had some really great pizza. Thursday was mainly just appetizers so he had a few and came home. Friday was a long and busy day.

I did my normal daily duties of cooking, cleaning, dusting, vacuuming, laundry, mopping, and bill paying, and did a lot of hauling of branches and debris to the bulk trash pile out in front.

Dad's Garden
Our weather has been perfect for the garden this year. Some rain, no freezing temps...We have lots of citrus, downed lots of cabbage, and have a great supply of snow peas and carrots coming on. I spent lots of time picking snow peas too. Dad pruned down the grape vines and I hauled off.

Other highlights
One house on my Thursday run still had a Christmas tree up and illuminated. It was beautiful!!

I watched the Inauguration of President Donald J. Trump on Friday morning. I love all the tradition that surrounds the day, and I loved hearing the Mormon Tabernacle Choir sing between the Vice President and the President taking the oath of office. While I did not vote for either the Republican and certainly not the Democrat candidates, I pray for the success of our nation and for good people to increase and thrive. There is so much wicked in the world, and while it is plastered all over media, it is the majority that quietly obeys laws, goes to work and school, pays their taxes, attends church and lives good, honorable lives.

Three fireplace fires this week! More than we have had in years!! So nice!

Not so highlights
While lying on the living room sofa I noticed a termite tube going up to the ceiling in front of the fireplace. Dad will check the roof after he returns from Tucson next week and we will call Eric Toscano and see what to do. fun!

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