As much as I’d like birthdays to just go away, they come every year anyway. ;P
My children took me with them to Bloomsberry Farm. It’s an annual ritual with them to take their children there to have fun and pick out a pumpkin for halloween. It was quite warm for this time of year, it was in the 80’s, so we drank a lot of water. I know I will miss this warm (even hot) weather this winter when the minus temps hit. There are quite a few things for everyone to do there so I will put a few pictures on to show you just a few of the things we (my children and I) and my grandchildren did yesterday. My children then took me to a wonderful Chinese dinner because it’s my favorite :), and when we got back to my daughters house, there was a beautiful and delicious fall birthday cake, which we enjoyed before I thought about getting a picture of.
Because of the very warm temps this year, my allergies really flared up. I now have bronchitis (it started a few days ago with coughing and continued yesterday with some congestion) and today I have the coughing and congestion and am very tired because my oxygen supply is more depleted. I try so hard to not let things go this far – it’s something I can almost always count on having when I catch a cold or influenza, seasonal allgeries, cats or am around strong smells (like perfumes) for very long. Sometimes I can stave it off with decongestants and antihistamines – but it won this time. I’ll be miserable for a week or two and then have the cough for about 4 to 6 more weeks and then I should be fine.
I didn’t go to church today because I wasn’t feeling well and because of how tired I am because of my breathing. While I was listening to the BYU channel (for some spiritual uplift) on Music and the Spoke Word, they said something that helps put things into prospective when we are offended or angry at others and find it hard to forgive them. “Resentment is like drinking poison and waiting for it to kill the other person.” Anger at someone else is detrimental to us personally and really doesn’t do anything to the other person at all. It eats us up from the inside out and takes away from the enjoyment of our own lives. Letting it go isn’t always very easy, I’d dare say that most of the time it isn’t easy at all, but I choose to let it go (and yes sometimes I have to work at it) and let Heavenly Father and Jesus Christ deal with the judgements, I do not yet see things as clearly concerning others as they do and I don’t want to be held in judgement for an unrighteous judgement. It’s enough to know that they are righteous and just and that everything will be as it should be – even if it’s not what I would have wanted, I need to learn to want what is right and just before them.
Now for those pictures. 🙂