Monday, February 25, 2008

Family Home Evening

It's Monday........Family Night. But it is getting harder and harder for me to get my family together. I have to start pushing myself to have family night even if it is just me and Naomi at home. I do try in the mornings when the girls and I gather together to 'discuss the gospel' - sorta like mini family mornings.
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Friday, February 22, 2008

Why I have used the title "Words by Judy"

I thought I would explain my thoughts here....... "Words by Judy" Basically I love 'words' - I save magazines just to cut the words out. When I was a teenager going to seminary my favorite part was collecting quotes. It is so cool to me how one can take a few words and put them together to make a brillant thought. A thought of encouragment or uplifting to another. So there you go- "Words by Judy" It is actually my own secret business title :) when ever I fill out a form online and it ask for my business I have put in the past "Words by Judy". Now sense I am not the best blogger........I am going to start trying to put a favorite quote or a play on words together for my blogs.

Tuesday, February 19, 2008

Quality Time

Yesterday I spent quality time with half my children! I took the three girls that live at home out for lunch (we like never do this). Then after lunch I took Sarah to the mall (of course I told her in order for me to really want to do this my fridge needed cleaned out). Then I had the wonderful opportunity to spend quality time with two of my grandkids...Abby and Lucas! Before Rebecah picked up the kids Joshua showed up and asked if I wanted to come with him to a craft store - so Jessica took over the babysitting and I had quaility time with Josh. Somehow through this day I just simply did not have quaility time cleaning my house! But I did feel it was a good day :)
So you can guess what I must do today......... But I am having a strong push inside to take some spiritual quality time also.

Tuesday, February 12, 2008

Here I am........wishing my Lucky Duck was with me

Ok here I am....... wishing all my house work was done and all my grandkids were here around me. Instead I think I did not even get half of the things done on my list for the day. Of course I did get a few things done that was not on my list :) I went D.I. shopping...found a few more toys for those grandkids and I went to dollar cuts and got my hair cut, came home and dyed it to hide my lightly greying roots. I think I am on a constant battle to not be overwhelmed with life, but I refuse to loose the battle.

Sunday, February 10, 2008

Journal writing

I claim to having written in a journal sense I was about 13 yrs old.....but sometimes that writing is less than a dozen entries in a year. I struggle with this and have yet to find an answer. This week I am trying something new out, so cross your fingers it works for me. Over a year ago I started using for my scripture study. The girls and I read the Book of Mormon and then I seemed to stray from that site. This week I reset some goals - using site. I discovered that on that site it can help you study the scriptures but also the sundays school lesson and relief society lesson. :) Anddddddddddd the Ensign!!!! I have also discovered a section for journal writing, you can save it on word on your computer- now isn't that cool. So I am working on improving my studing as well as journal writing. :)

Kids and their Masterpieces

I have a houseful of Artists, yesterday I quickly took a picture of Naomi's Art work before it got washed away.

Wednesday, February 6, 2008

It is all a matter of Choices we make-

I recieved this in an email and thought I would share it with all who take a peek at my blog :)

John is the kind of guy you love to hate. He is always in a good mood and always has something positive to say. When someone would ask him how he was doing, he would reply, "If I were any better, I would be twins!"

He was a natural motivator. If an employee was having a bad day, John was there telling the employee how to look on the positive side of the situation.

Seeing this style really made me curious, so one day I went up and asked him, "I don't get it! You can't be a positive person all of the time. How do you do it?"

He replied, "Each morning I wake up and say to myself, you have two choices today. You can choose to be in a good mood or ... you can choose to be in a bad mood I choose to be in a good mood."

Each time something bad happens, I can choose to be a victim or...I can choose to learn from it. I choose to learn from it.

Every time someone comes to me complaining, I can choose to accept their complaining or... I can point out the positive side of life. I choose the positive side of life.

"Yeah, right, it's not that easy," I protested. "Yes, it is," he said. "Life is all about choices. When you cut away all the junk, every situation is a choice. You choose how you react to situations. You choose how people affect your mood. You choose to be in a good mood or bad mood. The bottom line: It's your choice how you live your life."

I reflected on what he said. Soon hereafter, I left the Tower Industry to start my own business. We lost touch, but I often thought about him when I made a choice about life instead of reacting to it.

Several years later, I heard that he was involved in a serious accident, falling some 60 feet from a communications tower. After 18 hours of surgery and weeks of intensive care, he was released from the hospital with rods placed in his back.

I saw him about six months after the accident. When I asked him how he was, he replied, "If I were any better, I'd be twins...Wanna see my scars?"

I declined to see his wounds, but I did ask him what had gone through his mind as the accident took place. "The first thing that went through my mind was the well-being of my soon-to-be born daughter," he replied. "Then, as I lay on the ground, I remembered that I had two choices: I could choose to live or...I could choose to die. I chose to live."

"Weren't you scared? Did you lose consciousness?" I asked He continued, "..the paramedics were great. They kept telling me I was going to be fine. But when they wheeled me into the ER and I saw the expressions on the faces of the doctors and nurses, I got really scared. In their eyes, I read 'he's a dead man'.

I knew I needed to take action." "What did you do?" I asked. "Well, there was a big burly nurse shouting questions at me," said John. "She asked if I was allergic to anything 'Yes, I replied.' The doctors and nurses stopped working as they waited for my reply. I took a deep breath and yelled, 'Gravity'." Over their laughter, I told them, "I am choosing to live. Operate on me as if I am alive, not dead."

He lived, thanks to the skill of his doctors, but also because of his amazing attitude... I learned from him that every day we have the choice to live fully. Attitude, after all, is everything. Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own." Matthew 6:34. After all today is the tomorrow you worried about yesterday.

Friday, February 1, 2008

snowy days ~

What do you do on snowy days?

Do you make snowmen and throw a few snowballs?

Did you shovel your walk and driveway too?

What happened to the days when the cold did not bother you?