Tuesday, September 30, 2014

September 29th - Quiet Monday at Home

I like quiet Mondays - gives me a chance to relax after a busy, but good, weekend.  This morning the Dish repairman came to fix the HD satellite - again!  I wouldn't know the difference, but Bill does like watching his football in HD.  It turns out the received dish had moved - again!  This time, he put up a new mount, making sure he got it attached to a rafter, not just the wood.  Hopefully it will not move in the wind and we won't have to call them again.  I did appreciate that we were the first call of the day, so he was here by 8:00. 

I spent the rest of the day doing quiet things - like family history, working on next week's lesson, etc.  I was asked to do a presentation at the next RS weeknight meeting on how to stay spiritually balanced while raising and family and being busy.  That ought to be interesting!  I spent some time trying to find some background material.  I am not sure what is going to happen with that.

Not much to write about today - but I enjoyed my day in spite of a sinus headache brought on by the rain.  I just relaxed and actually accomplished several things that had been in my to do pile.

Monday, September 29, 2014

September 28th - Love My Sundays!

We spent the morning working on odds and ends - like our lessons and family history for me.  I also got dinner all put together.  We had a pot roast, so that was all ready to put in the oven just before we left.  Everything else was ready to finish up as soon as I got home.

My class went well.  I had a couple more people come in, so I hope they stick with me and catch the excitement of doing family history! 

The kids had gotten to the house just minutes before we did, so Lisa and I finished up the dinner things and we were ready to eat.  Both the kids ate really well - they were either very hungry or they liked what I fixed (probably the former!) 

We were quite entertained by the grandchildren after dinner - dances, races, singing, playing the piano, etc.  We had some pretty good laughs!  It is a lot of fun when everyone is in such a good mood and laughing so much.

Just after they left, our hometeachers came and we had a nice visit with them.

It has been a busy day, but I do love my Sundays!

Sunday, September 28, 2014

September 27th - General Women's Meeting

Today was Saturday and that meant the usual cleaning, laundry, etc.  That pretty much took my morning.  By afternoon, I had a chance to do some family history - especially still working on adding photos.  I got a couple more things figured out.  Next time someone needs help at the FHC, I will at least have some idea of what needs to be done!

First thing this morning, I reminded Bill that the General Women's Meeting was tonight and that I didn't want to go down to Lilburn, but that I would like the TV at 8:00 so I could watch it here.  Even though football would still be on, he graciously agreed.  I almost never ask to watch something, so I figured it was the least he could do. Actually, we ended up watching it together.  Of course, it was a great meeting.  Most of the emphasis seemed to be on the temple and covenants.  President Uchtdorf was the concluding speaker and spoke about the need to live all the commandments and to do so with joy - live the gospel joyful was his phrase.  I am sure there will be a dozen FB postings by morning with that phrase.  It is a good one.

Saturday, September 27, 2014

September 26th - Visiting Teaching

My companion picked me up this morning and we were able to visit two of our three sisters that we visit teach.  We had great visits with both of them.  That ended up taking most of the morning, since both are talkers and the one, particularly, was in a mood to talk.  We did get the message taught in both cases, too.

Back home, I worked on the photos on FamilySearch and was able to add several.  I think I have that part of it down pretty good.  There are still some things I need to figure out.

Bill's job was up in Tennessee today, so he left really early and got back late.  I was eating popcorn and watching another episode of The Tudors when he finally made it home.

Friday, September 26, 2014

September 25th - No Art Class - But Still Time with the Kids!

The preschoolers had a field trip to Mayfield Dairy this morning, which is why we had art class last Monday.  That gave me the morning to tackle the laundry.  I usually do one or two loads every couple of days, but I had not done anything this week, other than the sheets.  Needless to say, the laundry hamper was overflowing!  I managed to get four loads done, along with other routine stuff.

Lisa called when they finished at the dairy and said they were going to Moe's for lunch and invited me to meet them.  I had already eaten, so I suggested they pick it up and come here so the kids could play for a while.  And that is what they did.  They ended up staying a good bit of the afternoon, until Lisa had to get back for her piano student.  Ashby played "drive through" by opening my bedroom windows.  One of them does not have a screen, so it made the perfect drive through window.  She does have a creative imagination!

When they left, I worked a little bit on family history, but ended up trying to find more information on doing photos.  I think I found some stuff that should help me learn it all better.  By then, I was tired, so I ended up watching an episode of The Tudors. 

Bill had to attend Priesthood Leadership meeting this evening, in place of the YM President who could not go.  That meant I had a quiet evening at home - with some popcorn and another episode of The Tudors, of course!

Thursday, September 25, 2014

September 24th - Family History Day!

Wednesday again - and of course that means Family History Center.  We had a busy morning, with three patrons and some workers there installing a new door bell system and putting up the new drapes.  Anything but quiet today!  I had a patron who wanted help with doing photos of FamilySearch, and while I helped him a little, mostly I wasn't able to teach him like I should have.  I will have to put in some time learning how to do it all!

Jan and I went to Moe's for lunch and had fun chatting and getting caught up.  It has been a few weeks since we got to do lunch, so there was plenty to talk about!  Then we made a quick run by the library to pick up a book I had there and then I took her home and headed on home myself. 

I was kind of tired out and lazy at that point, although I did do just a bit with the family history.  I quickly lost interest, though.  Since I finished the Lark Rise series a few days ago, I have been looking for something else to watch on my breaks and I started a series about Henry VIII.  It is by Showtime and BBC, so it is good quality, but there are scenes that border on going too far.  I kind of close my eyes during those parts, because the series is showing the character of Henry quite well.  We always think of him as the old fat man, but he was actually king while he was still very young.  Seeing him that way changes perspective a little.

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

September 23rd - Day at Home!

Other than the usual things that have to be done every day, I pretty much had this day to myself at home.  I like these kinds of days! 

I did wash the sheets, so we had a nice fresh bed tonight.  Otherwise, I spent my time working on my family history.  I have started making the corrections to the family I am working on.  I was able to merge the duplicates, which took care of the extra child on FamilySearch.  I have corrected some dates as I have found documentation to support my changes.  I still have more to do, though.  With 13 children, it takes a while! 

Hmm, sounds like a rather boring day - but I was certainly not bored!