Tuesday, March 24, 2009
Sunday, March 22, 2009
–noun, plural -nies.
1. the use of words to convey a meaning that is the opposite of its literal meaning: the irony of her reply, “How nice!” when I said I had to work all weekend.
2.an outcome of events contrary to what was, or might have been, expected.
3.an objectively sardonic style of speech or writing.
4.an objectively or humorously sardonic utterance, disposition, quality, etc.
Returning to Salt Lake City
Thursday, March 19, 2009
That point was really brought home this week as actress Natasha Richardson fell during a ski lesson, hit her head, and died of her head trauma last night. How quickly these tragedies can occur! How fragile is life!
How lucky we are to still have our D!
Saturday, March 14, 2009
- a good friend's mom is battling for her life, and seems to be losing
- that same friend's sister may have cancer
- my son's friend's little sister died
- my "fourth" son fell and fractured his skull and will have a very quiet spring
- my brother had some polyps removed
- my sister-in-law's cancer is back for the third time
- a good friend found a lump in her breast- hopefully a benign cyst
I guess the old saying of "When it rains, it pours" has been proven right this week. But, I live in Utah where it hardly ever rains or pours, so I am determined to look on the bright side of things.
- Dalton may have to be still, but he's OK and now we will have time to have P,R, and D crank through some merit badges.
- There are worse things than death. It is hard for those left behind, but a sweet release for those who return to their maker.
- Medical science has made dramatic strides and our lives are generally enhanced by the treatments available and the early detection of illnesses.
- Spring is spinging and the crocuses are blooming. The robins are taking over my back yard and the breezes are getting warmer.
- Having the Gospel in my life certainly helps keep things in perspective. I am so grateful about that!
So, despite the week that has been, I am looking forward to the week to come with excitement and anticipation. I hope you are, too.