Monday, January 12, 2015

Books and Temples and Games too!

Another week, a bit slower than the last, but perfect for snuggling up with a good book, right?  In fact I finished the book I'd been reading, Monday before starting into fun tasks like baking cookies and making Ben's favorite soup. (Sorry Ben, you could have had some if you ever came and saw your old mother!!)  Later I delivered some soup and bread to a my sick friend, Ginny Taylor, before Dad and I headed over to the Docsteader's for the smallest FHE group ever.  It was just Debbie (her hubs always works security at the Provo temple on Mondays), Dana DeWitt,  Dad and me.  The Kews, Taylors and Forsters were all sick, and the Christiansens and Wings were just missing in action.  I taught the lesson, and learned a lot in the process, so that was good.

Tuesday I cleaned out my email in box, which was quite a chore, but  I needed to do it to send out my dealer email for flea.o.logy, which is coming up this Saturday.

Next, I had made arrangements to go and photograph this adorable child's play cottage at a home in Lindon.  I seen a picture of it following a lady on Instagram, and commented I'd like to see it, since she was local. 

 She invited me over, and it turns out she knows me from the shop and flea.o.logy.  When I called, she even said she recognized my voice. Gotta love customers that become friends!

While I was having fun in love and adoration of all things white and frilly, Dad was also dressed in white, right down to his shoes, as he filled his shift at the Provo temple. 

On Wednesday, I got busy at work and changed out the Christmas booth I had done up front ... when I was done, I think it was my absolute favorite of any I have done in the past, and believe me, I've done a lot!

I also listed these trays on Reclaimologist's since Wednesday is their required listing day, and sold them to a lady who's on a mission in Vermont!  She and her husband take care of the grounds at the visitor's center there.  That sounds like a super fun mission.  I'll be delivering them to her daughter in Orem this week!!
Thursday was another typical workday at Treasures, then after work, Richard let me sneak off a minute early so Dad and I could make it to our ward temple night at the Provo temple.  We did sealings and it was super fun, one family included a Benjamin Spencer, with a daughter named Rebecca being sealed to them.  Then we did a family that had 9 daughters and a son, that one felt like kindred spirits too!

Afterwards we met at the Mexican restaurant on the bend of the highway here in Payson, that is owned by ward members.  Dad is sitting across from the bishop, and I am sitting next to the Relief Society President ... this ward is so warm and welcoming, We Love It!!

On Friday I had an appointment with Nell.  We had received a message on our flea.o.logy face book page from a lady who works for a National Magazine, and who is doing a special issue on flea markets.  She wants us to share what's trending here in Utah, and to send her pictures.  It was pretty fun, because we know that being listed in another national magazine will do nothing but put us more firmly on the map!!

When I got there I took a couple of pics of Lu as she played with her Ipad isn't she the cutest?  .... she turned to me and said "Grandma, why are you taking my picture again!"  Yep, I'm that stalker grandma ... I confess.
 I also got a couple of pictures I could use on Instagram while I was there.  I love Nell's corresponding family of dolls that she made.  They were a hit on Instagram too!

 On the way home, I took some pictures to send to our magazine editor at the antique mall.

Next I ran to the grocery store, to stock up, and also hit the discount book store, where I picked up the other two novels by the author by whom was written Persuasion -  A Latter-day Tale, that I had finished (and loved almost every inch of) on Monday. The author is local, and did an amazingly good job ... you know I am not aways a fan of LDS romance ... Her name is Rebecca H. Jamison!, and yes, I am a fan.

While I was having all this visiting and shopping fun, Dad was busy finishing up the tile in Megan's shower!!    

That night Dad and I headed over to the house of sickness ... Terry is so sick she can't hear, how weird is that?  Made for an interesting evening, that I am not altogether sure she enjoyed, but which involved take out and a movie.

 Sunday was pretty typical with three sacrament meetings each for Dad and I, though I managed to sneak in a Sunday School class too, because, as you know, I am a Sunday School junkie!!  The final sacrament meeting was to hear Leigh give her home coming talk ... she had been in Texas, in fact she even served in the same town from which Utah had much earlier imported Sister Jane Johnson.
 As always it was fun to visit with Clark and his family afterwards.  Above is Jill's oldest, Brynn, then Jill, Jo, Mary and me.
... and of course Clark with me, he told me all about working security at the downtown church campus.  It was interesting to hear how many buildings that includes ... besides temple square and its four buildings, there is the museum, the conference center, the Joseph Smith memorial building (Formerly the Hotel Utah), the church office building and its 28 floors, the Beehive House and Lion House.  And all use security at one time or another, so he gets quite a variety!!

On the way home we stopped by the care center for a nice visit with Grandpa Carlo, he was in a very good, chatty mood, that was like when he lived here.  He did seem so happy to see us, it was heart warming!
We got home and I made dinner while Dad ran to a Stake meeting for Bishoprics.  When he got home we ate quick and headed to Davin and Bri's for games ...

Briahnna got this yahtzee in one's in one roll.

 Davin, the show off, got three yahtzees in a row, right at the end of the game .... I have never, no never, seen that happen, and I went through a longish yahtzee phase myself!!

It was fun to play apples to apples with Heber, because he has the same kind of mind I do, something that has NEVER happened to me before, so of course I won!!  Yeah!

Well, as always it was fun to see the cute grandkids.  I can't believe how grown up Major Hunk is getting, can you?!

1 comment:

  1. Congrats on Flea-o-logy being in the national magazine! So Exciting! i will have to read the LDS persuasion if you liked it that much! Missed seeing you this week! Major Hunk is adorable!