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Saturday, August 17, 2019

Saturday, August 17, 2019:


I got up at 9 and the family had already left the house.  I learned later that they had attended a ward breakfast in their new neighborhood.  Aubs had prepared a slow cooker breakfast casserole!  Ambitious!  My ambitious efforts went towards finishing my summary of the Alaskan vacation!!!  It was no small feat.   Writing really takes a long time.  I also made a brief blog entry for Friday so that I’m caught up.

The 50th Anniversary Open House for Ralph and Shirley Mortensen was at the stake center/ward from 5-7.  I had purchased a beautiful card yesterday, so I was off at 6 p.m.  I looked long and hard for familiar faces until I was able to recognize Leroy and Linda Jensen seated with their backs to me.  We had a long, enjoyable visit.  Linda still has another surgery.  She and Melissa Moon have a standing Saturday morning date at WeiightWatchers.  I’m proud of them.

At 7 p.m. Bette Brown showed up, wearing her new white Denali Alaska t-shirt.  We made our way to the Flint building parking lot for a ward “Ice Cream Social.”  I had a long visit with Sister Thompson and her daughters Sherry and Cindy – Bro. Thompson is suffering with gall stones but must wait for a doctor.  I met a new, young member, Bro. Fletcher – he, wife and kids live on 9990 South.  He said, “I know your son in Herriman.”  He does Andy’s landscaping!  When he first saw Andy, he was taken aback at his resemblance to John!

I discovered that I’m comfortable and happy while visiting with ward members.  Denny would be proud.  I hated to tell Clark that Aubrey noticed that the sprinkler pipe he had repaired a few months ago has broken again….he said he will come by next week to check it out.

Before going inside the house, I sat in the lovely evening air.  Lincoln and Nixon were swinging in their hammocks.  I love the look!


I plan to attend church tomorrow, then at 5:00 I will be among the family members for the blessing of baby Coco Kaye Doyle at the Doyle home in Layton.  Mark told John that he had contacted their bishop about his plans.  I didn’t sign up to bring anything to add to the dinner.  I’ll compensate by not eating much.



Friday, August 16, 2019:

At 11:00 I went to Kelli Christensen’s house for my haircut appointment.  It’s our first visit since Denny died.  It was a good visit.  My hair’s very short, but it will take a long time to grow out, so I’ll have some comfortable months ahead.

I went directly to Smith’s to shop –I had made a good list and then left it at home.  However, I tried to remember the items and once at home, compared my purchases against the list and I had remembered every little thing. 

I did some good work towards completing the July blog pages, including the writing of the Alaskan cruise.  I was never sure what was going on downstairs with the family.  It’s always very quiet, and I’m never sure if some are at soccer or not.  John did take time to get Oliver and Lincoln new shoes for school while Aubrey had “Meet Your Teacher” night and Nixon was at a soccer game with his coach.

I went to bed before 11 p.m.  Big deal.  Good for me.

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Thursday, August 15, 2019

Thursday, August 15, 2019: 

It took a while to fall asleep, but once asleep, it was deep and long – I got up at 9:00.  The house was quiet and still for another hour.  I put away the clean dishes, traded out the trash bag, full for new. That was the extent of my work today.  I needed to go to Smith’s or Walmart, but talked myself out of it.  Aubs and boys spent a great deal of time coming and going to soccer games throughout the day, and John lounged and dozed.  He went to the hospital to get his stitches out and replaced by disposable tape.


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