i did something hard today....

i was thinking.

well, at least Ralph said it was hard. i just think it was fun.

"What is the hardest thing in the world? To think."

I have been thinking about the power of our thoughts/how we think about things and what we can create in our lives. Basically,
I have been thinking about thoughts.

This is mainly regarding to the power of our thoughts to create satisfying and wonderful circumstance. I can't remeber the exact quote but it basically said, You can't always change your circumstances, just the way you think about them. I've been trying this lately and have LOVED the results...less drugery, more pleasant feelings about daily things like laundry, changing diapers, mounds of dirty dishes and waking up at 6a.m. to workout. Just for fun I thought I would record what has been going on in my brain.

I just wish I had a thinking chair like Steve and could project my thoughts above my head.

From this point on I share nothing deep here, just a random sampling of what I thought about today. I present to you: thoughts from me, mom of 3, having a regular day...full of RANDOM thoughts.

My random thoughts:
9:30 Will this be interesting to anyone but me? Well, at least sometime in the future I'll enjoy knowing what was going on today in my mind today.

10:30 I just finished nursing and hugging Dallin. I just wish I could preserve the smell of Dallin's milk breath in a jar to smell later when I really miss it. I just love to constantly smell his warm little breath. wierd, i know. :)

I LOVE Ether chapter 4 (which is what I read today) and think Moroni is a stud!

I got a calling last week in our newly formed ward as primary secretary in my ward...I already enjoy it probably because I really love creating documents and routines... and I love the kids too.

2:30 I just got back from a 2 hour primary presidency meeting and I'm thinking about the many documents I need to create and modify before Sunday...and I need to create the roles...I also think I need to wear more comfortable shoes to church on Sunday. I had no Idea all of the running around that would be required. I see visions of white sneakers, socks over nylons and a knee length skirt. I'm not serious...but it sure sounds comfy.

I was just realizing that Dallin is wearing the pj's I put on him Sunday night. That's probably gross to you. I'm just amazed that his diaper hasn't leaked in 2 full days.

I'm wondering whether or not I should buy that kids kitchen set at the Pickled Peppers consignment sale. (Which I LOVE to frequent when they have their bi-annual sale...and I LOVE the location. )Its a cute wood one, the type they use in a preschool for only 60 bucks. If I do, I should sell some stuff to clear out space and earn the money to justify the purchase...

I wonder what else I can sell and how much to charge for several things I've already gathered to sell. I can just hear it now..."mommy, why are you taking all of my toys to that big garage sale!?!?.

3:45 How much longer Dallin will be sleeping...he's been asleep for an hour.

I marvel at the fact that mopping the floor was 1st on my to-do list and it still hasn't gotten done...yet.

I'm wondering what I am going to make for dinner....something with rice since it's already cooked. Maybe stir fry...again. I really wish I had some salmon to cook for tonight.

Weather or not I'll give our parents calendars w/ my kids on them for Christmas this year.

3:55 I was thinking how the back door is wide open! That means that Fall weather has finally blown in! I'm so excited. I think I am even ready to put out fall decorations.

I'm wondering when I'm going to get around to organizing the office...that's been on my to do list for months.

Where I'm going to get my hair cut next. I wish I had a regular hair lady!

I wonder when I'm going to finish handing out the thank you notes from my baby shower from a month ago1!?! (sorry to all you out there.)

4:00 Should I pick Anna up or feed her since she is tapping and clawing at my leg and saying deet (eat) in her saddest voice?

O.K., she's crying on my leg now I guess I'd better ....wait, she gave up, walked away, got a stool and has found a kiwi. I wonder how that will go. yum.:0} One bite out of the kiwi. She just brought me a bag of pitas instead. Smart girl.

I just remembered that I need to change over the laundry from this morning. I thought I was going to run laundry all day. Oops.

4:20 How I need to get off of the computer and start on dinner, use the restroom, mop the floor, change the laundry over, price my stuff and turn off t.v. I looked over at Justin who is completely absorbed in Arthur. I'm thankful it has occupied him for 20 minutes so far.

10:00 p.m Final thoughts: I'm just so happy I get to go to bed...and do it all over again tomorrow. Oh...and I think it's wonderful how Patrick just changed over the laundry from this morning without me even asking...I thought I was going to get to that. I guess not. Oh well.

I leave you with a thought from dear Buddha.
What we are today comes from our thoughts of yesterday, and our present thoughts build our life of tomorrow: Our life is the creation of our mind. Buddha.

So...what's been on your mind lately???

by the way, i did get the fun kitchen set. i have the perfect spot for it and am excited to set it up.


Emily said...

Thanks for your inspiring words! Very interesting :) Emily

Karen said...

I just saw a cute kitchen set that has a diner on one side and the kitchen on the other in the Parent Magazine. It's $100 though so, sounds like you got a good deal. Your kids will love it!

Jill Mennig said...

Loved this post. I relate to so much.

Jill Mennig said...

The kitchen set I bought for my kids has proved to be one of the best toy investments I've made. They have all used it so much!

Michelle said...

I love the post, Julie! Congratulations on your new calling, too! Now we can share primary stories. Kids are so funny. (Not that you needed to be in primary to find that out!) A lot of those thoughts are familiar to me, too. I LOVE it when Jason does something around the house without me even asking. That is always so nice.
Oh, and the smell of little baby breath is so sweet. It smells like coconut milk to me!

Mansius Family said...

It's nice to know that someone else has as many random thoughts as I do. I usually get a bunch done in a day but its never what I plan on doing when I wake up in the morning. As I go along throughout the day I find other things to do and then work on them. By then I have forgotten what I originally was working on. hehehe.

Melissa said...

What a great post! Hmm... I wonder what a list of my thoughts would look like... it might be kind of frightening! :)

Amy said...

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Cairen said...

thats funny, your day sounds a lot like mine... meaning to do things but never quite get around to them. But I really think the power of thought is a powerful thing. and so good topic to put out there.. glad I was able to see you guys tonight...

Melissa, Ryan and Addy said...

Julie I am so very sorry that it's taken me so long to say I'm sorry for not calling you when I was in Las Vegas. I realized about 2 days into being there that you had left your phone number for me to call. I ended up being quite busy while I was there, which I wasn't expecting. However, I will be there again around Thanksgiving time for a week if you would like to arrange something for then. I don't so much want to post my phone number, but my e-mail address is liss1998@gmail.com. Once again, sorry for my negligence!

thecustercrew said...

Oh the crazy mom days. Their is just never enough time.

Elizabeth said...

You did get a great deal on that kitchen. It was beautiful. Post a picture when it is all set up cutsie.

Michelle said...

I enjoyed reading this. I wonder what people are thinking about. Sometimes I ask my husband what he's thinking about. Maybe I'll do a similar post (with my thoughts of course).

Bunting Family said...

What a dedicated blogger you are. I don't think I could even try to tell you all the things my mind dwells on during one day. There's way too much! Fun to read!

Anonymous said...

It was fun reading your thoughts. Yes, the calendar is a great surprise. I bet you put the kitchen set in the hallway... I love my sweet Julie!!! Love, MOM