Every time this song (Viva la vida) comes on my "cool" cd I tell Seth, "I really did rule the world when I was young". Remember when you thought you had life all figured out? Well, what I have figured out now is that (one)- the world does NOT revolve around me and (two)- make goals not plans. Now I barely rule my own house and as my kiddos get oh so old, I don't even rule them anymore. Instead I have had to trust Joseph Smith's philosophy (a good, safe bet there) and teach them correct principles and let them choose for themselves. Fortunately, they are making great choices. The third thing I am still trying to learn is that I only rule me (and sometimes I get way out of control)!!! I just realized the other day that honestly and truly I am only responsible for the choices I make. I can teach, and lead and guide my children but in the long run, they make their own choices. So, right now I'd better choose to go make my bed (so unlike me not to make my bed first thing in the morning, but hey, I'm on track break)!
Yes, it has been a long, long while since I've blogged. I've checked in occasionally to see if anyone has posted anything new FOR me....to no avail. It seems like I've forgotten how to post pictures, create slide shows and change my music (all at the same time). Seriously, the lights are on but rarely am I home. Anyhow...I'm back from my weekend trip to Idaho. Sydnee and I went to visit Hannah. It turned out she had a concert and a new boy...well, er, man (that's his nomenclature of choice - lol). The concert was GREAT, the weather was good (for Idaho), and the boyfriend???? Well, it's only been a few weeks but he treats her really well (FINALLY) and they get along so well (We say he's her brand of weird). Hannah is such a great girl. She's more like my best friend than my daughter. I miss her a lot, but she is having the time of her life and all of those wonderful living on your own, being the center of your own world experiences that are so important. I realized a few things: 1 - I am NOT 20 (or even 30 for that matter): I don't look it or act it (although I probably should try to act my age sometime) 2 - I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE the heat. Las Vegas is not ugly it is the beautiful brown that comes from years and years of living in the blissful warm sunshine. I love to be warm. 3- The future of the Church is looking better than ever! Hannah has an amazing group of friends. The kids in her ward are doing a FABULOUS job of living the Gospel in an increasingly crazy world. Hopefully I'll be able to figure out how to post pictures in the morning (between loads of laundry).