Emails and gratitude

Hi, if you know me, I’ve lost your email. Send me an email please. The computer is resurrected but the info on it is not yet recovered, and when it is, it will be indecipherable (e.g., File 1, File 2, File 3, etc.). So, I’d like to have your email address. hivalerie at gmail dot com

Today I got in the blackberries, rhubarb and asparagus. I planted it all in the “old garden”–the one that is part of the actual yard of the house, because the slim chance we’ll ever own this house is still much fatter than the chance we’ll own this house and the pasture alongside.

We had a grand old time with an all-grownup outing with the Mitchells and the Oaks tonight. We went to dinner at the Blue Iguana, and then we were so loud laughing in the Nielsen’s Frozen Custard that the teenagers were even looking annoyed. Talk about role reversal. We were making fun of how the young kids of today are recycling all the old stuff, from music to clothes. I complained that silly goth chicks of today look identical to the silly goth chicks of my youth (such as myself).

It is all I can do when I drive by one in my minivan full of screaming children not to roll down the window and yell, “Look at me, heavy-metal girlfriend! This is YOU in 15 years! Ha Ha HA!!”

On a completely unrelated topic, here’s my thought for today, in reference to lilacs:

“Gratitude is a Spirit-filled principle. It opens our minds to a universe permeated with the richness of a living God. Through it, we become spiritually aware of the wonder of the smallest things, which gladden our hearts with their messages of God’s love. This grateful awareness heightens our sensitivity to divine direction. When we communicate gratitude, we can be filled with the Spirit and connected to those around us and the Lord. Gratitude inspires happiness and carries divine influence.”

(Bonnie D. Parkin, “Gratitude: A Path to Happiness,” Ensign, May 2007, 35)

Today was a pretty happy day.

PS, All y’alls comments really cheer me up and make me laugh. Thanks!

1 reply
  1. Nancy
    Nancy says:

    it sure sounds like you had a happy day..
    I love when I am having such a good time with adults that the teens look at US like we are from mars… goood times..
    give the mitchells and oaks my love when you see them again.

    hope all the veggies and fruits grow for you…. we are having a fire in our foothills.. prayers for our ward members are needed..
    love to you Val.. nancy


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