Tuesday, July 31, 2012

A Lot About Nothing

This has been a pretty strange week, I must say. Since Dick and I came home early from Newport Beach, we have done absolutely nothing. I take that back, as far as Dick is concerned. He has been at the church for various meetings etc. but I have truly done nothing but laze in my chair.

I did manage to stir my stumps enough to get to Sacrament Meeting on Sunday, but had to come straight home as I was dizzy as a loon all through it and could barely make it out to the car. It was a good thing Dick had parked in the pole position for the handicapped. He has to go about 2 1/2 hours early in order to attend the bishopric meetings before church starts, so I always catch a ride with one of my super good friends. It must have rubbed off on them though because Jim had to take Verna home right after Sacrament too. I would have gone with them but Dick wanted to take me home so he could pick up some materials regarding our circle times that Sue instigated with our family when we all get together. He was telling Bishop Benson about our circle times and he was so impressed that he wanted Dick to tell about them to our joint Relief Society/Priesthood session. I wish I could have been there to hear it as I heard it went over very well.

Yes, I have really rested this week. I think it is the absolute first time that I have ever done that. I usually have to go to a doctor or to a lab or something!
I really should have just waited until next Tuesday to post. Maybe something exciting will happen this week. I really don't have anything planned though, so who knows, it may be just like last week. I have been getting in some good reading though, and goodness knows, I love to do that.

We have watched a few of the Olympic events. We used to be such enthusiasts of them, but the past couple I just haven't been able to get excited about them. Maybe it's because we used to know the names of all the U.S. Olympians. It does make a difference I think.

Okay, that's it folks............You don't even have to comment since there is nothing to comment about. I won't even promise to do better next week. I think I am getting blogged out, but I still enjoy reading all of yours.


  1. Well, YOU may think your post is boring, but I don't! I love to read about my friends and the weeks they've had. You and I have had similar weeks - not a lot of exciting things to talk about, but a lot of thinking that doesn't necessarily translate well into exciting blog writing. You and Dick are the sweetest couple, and I love how he's such a favorite in your family. Hang in there, rest up, and feel better! I'll be thinking about you.

  2. Hi Darlene, I'm really glad that you finally got to rest for a week. That's what your body needs. Never think that your blog is boring. I always enjoy reading what goes on in your life. Life doesn't stop even when you rest. There is always something interesting going on in our lives.

    I'm not much of a sport person so I rarely watch sport, even the Olympics. I admire them but I can't get excited about it. I'm more interested knowing how my friends are doing.

    What a great gift that God gave us to be able to read. Just imagine the process of recognizing letters, the English language and you can read someone else's thoughts on paper. It blows me away that God has seen fit to create our brain in such a way that our eyes scans photos and words and we recognize people's faces, places and we store this information in a mass of grey matter.

    I'm so grateful to be able to read, What a gift... I love reading too but usually I only get the time at bed time. Lately I've been so tired that I falls asleep as soon after I say my night prayers and my head hits the pillow.

    My oldest daughter is coming home today. I'm looking forward to seeing her again.
    Keep on relaxing and reading.
    Hugs, JB

  3. Bet you enjoyed the Olympics a little more last night with our gymnastics team taking the gold medal. That was pretty exciting!


  4. Don't you dare get blogged out; yours is one of my favorite bloggs. I always enjoy reading about what is going on with you. I just hope you get feeling better. I am happy you are reading away; I decided I need to find more time to read because I love doing it. I guess I am thinking that I need to figure out what to fill my joy filled space with. I have enjoyed watching a little bit of the Olympics. I don't think I could just watch it all day.
    Have a wonderful week and know that you are loved by me.

  5. Hey Darlene..don't you dare poop out on blogging! I love to read about your life...the good, the not so good, and the almost better! I hope you feel better as the week goes on. It's OK to rest too. I've had some kind of bug that refuses to let me go. But I went to work today anyway...and one of our Docs was so sick he had to have an IV put in between his cases so he could get through the day! He finally called it quits and cancelled his last case. That's a rarity! So everyone has issues at times. That's just life. So hang in there and take it easy!

  6. I know what you mean about not knowing the name of the Olympians any more. I relate more to the well-known ones of my day who are now in retirement. Same when I pick up a magazine these days, and don't know who the latest "photographed wearing this stunning outfit" are. The names mean nothing to me, the faces draw a blank.
    Thank you for your lovely comment on my blog. I really enjoy visiting here - it's like dropping in to special relatives to have a cup of coffee. You don't need to have stunning news, it's just lovely to know you and Dick are O.K., keeping well, and continuing with one of my favourite blogs.

  7. No you aren't blogged out. You've just been in recovery mode. We all need our resting time. I get dizzy when I'm overtired, too.
    I enjoy reading whatever you have to tell us about. Even when I'm on vacation, like this week, I want to know what's going on with you.

  8. I've had to leave after Sacrament Meeting a couple of times too. Jan and I take turns falling out. It has been a little more complicated the last month or so since we are in
    Washington (came out for our grandson's farewell. He is going to Ukraine on his mission--Now in MTC) and we have to negotiate rides home.

  9. Now, you take good care of yourself so that your friends won't start worrying! And BTW - doing nothing is a great way to start taking care. And I bet that if you put it all down on paper you have done a whole lot of things; you just don't think of them that way.