Sunday, March 29, 2015

Just another week...

Not too much to show or tell about this past week.  It was pretty quiet and normal.  We went to some meetings, visited some people and tried to finish up our home teaching and visiting teaching, worked at the nursing home a few times, watched a few basketball games on TV.  Wayne was invited to go fishing again and brought back a couple nice trout for our dinner.  He only caught one of them, Steve his fishing companion caught several - one was a golden trout that he let Wayne have.  We had them for dinner, I couldn't tell any difference in the taste.  Wayne helped with a service project one afternoon, loading a U-Haul trailer,  I worked on genealogy.  We had lunch with our Bishop and his wife one day,  Friday night we tried out "Mallow's Roadside Cafe" in Cabins to see if it would be a good place to take the Acor's next Saturday night when they are here.  The food was very good, so we may.  Tonight we have been invited to a ward family's home, their daughters are heading back to BYU-Idaho soon and wanted to have us over before they left.

The weather has been very Spring-like, changeable and unpredictable!  One day the temperature got up to 78, the next day the high was 48.  Yesterday it stayed around 29 all day and there were even a few flakes of snow.  We were hoping it would be green here when the Acors come to visit, but I don't think it will be.  We are sure looking forward to seeing them on Friday, and having them here for several days.  Can't wait!

I enjoyed the General Women's Broadcast last night.  I support Bonnie Oscarson's challenge that we should be Defenders of the Family, especially of marriage between a man and a woman, elevating the Divine roles of mothers and fathers, and in preserving the sanctity of the home.  She challenged us to be brave, immovable, and steadfast warriors. Yes!  What a good meeting.  Such a privilege to have General Conference sessions to guide and inspire us.  Next weekend will be awesome too.

Here is our bird lesson for today.  A very common sight around here is turkey buzzards or turkey vultures. They are big and ugly. Here is what Wikipedia has to say about them:  If you’ve gone looking for raptors on a clear day, your heart has probably leaped at the sight of a large, soaring bird in the distance– perhaps an eagle or osprey. But if it's soaring with its wings raised in a V and making wobbly circles, it's likely a Turkey Vulture. These birds ride thermals in the sky and use their keen sense of smell to find fresh carcasses. They are a consummate scavenger, cleaning up the countryside one bite of their sharply hooked bill at a time, and never mussing a feather on their bald heads.

One day we drove quite a ways out past Seneca Rocks to visit a ward family.  On the way back we passed a pasture with many ewes and lambs in it.  So cute, the picture doesn't do it justice.  Just what I needed for a Spring perk-up!  More sunshine would help too, I think...   Have a great week.

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