This month has been crazy. There have been five family birthdays, a funeral, a wedding, a lesson to teach, and all the usual trivia of life. Plus I serve at the Oquirrh Mountain temple on Wednesdays, write a review column every other week, got my taxes ready, just sent off one book to my publisher, and I'm about a third of the way through a novella.
My husband's sister passed away earlier this month after a series of strokes. The funeral was in Sandy, but she was buried in Lorenzo, Idaho. For those who never heard of Lorenzo, it's between Idaho Falls and Rexburg. It was great to see so much family, but sad to bid farewell in this life to a dear sister. Those of us who made the trek from Utah to Idaho for the burial stayed overnight in Idaho Falls where we had a spectacular view of the Snake River and the Idaho Falls temple.
The following weekend we traveled to a different part of Idaho to my niece's wedding in the Twin Falls temple. It was a beautiful occasion and the bride was gorgeous. Again we enjoyed visiting with family, but it was certainly a happier occasion. We stayed with my brother and his daughter in the country. From his windows we saw plenty of cows, a rock-chuck, pheasants, and mules. It was kind of sad to see a lone daffodil blooming beside the rubble that was once my parents' house next door.
On the way to my brother's house we stopped in Twin Falls where two of my high school friends met me for lunch. It was the first time the three of us had been together since high school which was a long time ago. One other friend had planned to meet us, but had the wrong date and missed our reunion.
I discovered it's a real challenge to keep my blood sugar level steady while traveling and eating out. Not only is it hard to count carbs, but eating at irregular times creates problems too.
And the month isn't over. There are still two birthdays and a play. Our oldest granddaughter has a part in her school's musical and we don't want to miss it. I wonder if April will be any better.