3 days ago
Sunday, May 9, 2010
This has been a bitter-sweet Mother's Day. My husband and kids and friends have pampered and loved me, and that has been very sweet. On the bitter side, Tony's mom, Sharon, passed away yesterday. She had been suffering and declining after a stroke she had last year. I will miss her so very much, but I also know she is not suffering any more and is joined with her family that has already passed on. She was a kind, generous, fun person. She loved to play games and be with her kids and grandkids. She loved to shop and buy things for the people she loved. Sharon liked to knit and sew and make things for her family. She was a wonderful woman and I'm thankful that I was loved and accepted by her. I love her and miss her.
Posted by Tara McLean Derricott at 8:56 PM
Thursday, May 6, 2010
Yesterday, instead of our lunchtime exercising, Tony and I decided to give blood. I haven't done it for many years. The last time I gave, I passed out and barfed all over. I wanted to give it another try. All was going great till they finished and unhooked everything. Then everything started spinning and going black. Once again, I passed out and barfed all over.... it was horrible. The nice ladies suggested that I not give blood any more, but maybe I could help by passing out cookies or doing paper-work! Tony had to drive me home, and I've spent the last 24 hours feeling weak and dizzy. I think next time I'll volunteer to pass out the juice and cookies!
Posted by Tara McLean Derricott at 9:05 PM
Monday, May 3, 2010
I spent a lot of time out in the yard, planting trees. It would have been really fun, except that the wind was blowing so hard! I finally had to give up because my trees kept blowing over and my wheelbarrow did too! I am so excited to get some trees started! When I picked up my fruit trees this morning, the man helping me said "you must have grown up on a farm." I thought that was a wonderful compliment!!!!
Posted by Tara McLean Derricott at 8:31 PM
Sunday, May 2, 2010
Today in RS we had a special presentation/welcome for 5 girls who are graduating from high school and will be joining us in the "old lady" class. I'm looking forward to getting to know them and what they can teach me. Our Bishop is encouraging all of the members to read and study the pamphlet, "For the Strength of Youth". Tonight I read about language and I loved this quote....
" How you speak says much about who you are. Clean and intelligent language is evidence of a bright and wholesome mind." I really believe that this is true. When I was in college, a few of us would occasionally use inappropriate language. We made a "swearing jar" and whenever we said something we shouldn't, we would have to put a quarter in the jar. We were all on very tight budgets, and this wasn't always easy!!!! Then at the end of the semester, we got pizza with the money we had collected... what a treat! Not only was the pizza wonderful, we felt good about helping each other become better people.
Posted by Tara McLean Derricott at 9:13 PM
Saturday, May 1, 2010
OK. Tony has inspired me to start blogging again. I have thought about it often, but not known where to start. It's not that I don't have the time... I have as much time as everyone else does.... I just have so many things that I want to do! My resources (time, energy, money, etc...) are far exceeded by my aspirations!!!!! I am working in being a good Mom, Wife, RS president, homemaker, relative, landscaper, cook, gardener, and on and on! I just can't do all of it at the same time! I have to work on some things now, and some things at other times.... I hope I live long enough to fit everything in!!!
Posted by Tara McLean Derricott at 8:55 PM