Saturday, May 31, 2008

One of the Oldest Bloggers

Back in my very first post I mentioned a stranger's list of reasons for blogging. Tonight I wanted to read it again, and I took (probably too much) time to do a Google search. Didn't find what I was looking for. But what did I find? Since my search included the word "mother," I found a mother named Millie who happens to be about 82 years old and a blogger. I think it's so cool that she's blogging. I think my 89- and 90-year-old grandparents on my mom's side have never used the internet at all.

If you want to hear a great laugh, Millie has one. Click here to see her videos about not being able to open things; I can relate because our applesauce has been hard for me lately. Click here to see her blog. Time for me to go to bed!

Tuesday, May 27, 2008

A year and a half

Hi, it's me, the toddler.  They say that Saturday was my half-birthday.  All I know is that I woke up hot [102-degree fever] and I wanted to cry and cling to Mom and not eat much.  We watched Shrek 3 and I fell asleep.  Mom took my picture.  

I'm a lot better now, but I hate having a runny nose.

Cinco de Mango Black Bean Salsa

D and I had fun making this together. We left out the green and yellow bell peppers and the serrano chile, but we added jalapenos from a jar. It was very yummy! I got the recipe at the grocery store; I don't remember which one. And here's our photo -- I love the bowl, which my mother-in-law gave us.

Wednesday, May 21, 2008

Seven Facts Tag

Sharee tagged me again and these are the rules:
-Link to your tagger and post these rules on your blog.
-Share seven facts about yourself on your blog, some random, some weird, whatever you are brave enough to share.
-Tag seven people at the end of your post by leaving their names as well as links to their blogs.
-Let them know they are tagged by leaving a comment on their blog.

1. Indian Elephant Tea - I am in love with this CD by The Bid Kidz Band featuring Skip Ewing. I checked it out from the library, then bought it. For my daughter. It's a children's album, but I think I like it more than she does.
2. I have only kissed one boy (this was back when I was 16) besides D.
3. As a kid I made "god's eyes" out of yarn and popsicle sticks and sold them -- you know, like a lemonade stand in the neighborhood or during parades. I was disappointed that only a few sold. (Wikipedia says they are a "ritual tool, magical object . . ." I guess I never knew that, I just liked the way they looked.)
4. When I was 10 I dislocated my left elbow at gymnastics when I fell off the lower bar (trying to reach the higher one). I'd only been taking gymnastics for probably two or three months but I decided to quit after that.
5. I've had some of my shirts for about ten years and I still wear them. It's hard for me to get rid of things.
6. I have a goal to always be able to touch my toes, even when I'm eighty.
7. Under my eye there is a scar from when I had the chickenpox at age 4.

I tag:
Karen, Katie, Sarah, Laura, Jackie, Camille, and Precious

Thursday, May 15, 2008

Good News Minute

D got a $30 tip on Friday, the best ever in his more than 3 years of delivering pizzas! His previous best tip was $17. Normally he gets $3 or less from each customer. It's nice when people are generous. :) We never have food delivered -- and D gets sick of pizza -- but we tip pretty well at restaurants and barber shops.

I feel bad for this pizza driver . . . [I tried to put a video right on here but it's not working, so go to]

Memoir Tag

For this tag you think of a 6-word memoir about yourself.
I thought for a while, and here is mine:

"She was true to her beliefs."

That's what I want. I want/try to have integrity and good character.
Okay, tag, you're it! -- anybody who wants to do this one.

Friday, May 9, 2008

A favorite scripture

Recently during a lesson at church I was thinking about how much clarity Joseph Smith's Translation of the Bible brings to the verses. The teacher read this verse:

In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.

And here's the JST of the same verse:

In the beginning was the gospel preached through the Son. And the gospel was the word, and the word was with the Son, and the Son was with God, and the Son was of God.

The first one is good, but the second one is so much better! Don't you think? In the last few years I've read a couple of books that go into detail about the history of the JST. I know that because Joseph was a true prophet he was inspired by God to make accurate changes, unlike translators who only had their own knowledge and perspective and maybe bad intentions. Joseph also added words that had been removed; other translators couldn't have done that.

Most of my Young Women group (I'm the secretary in the presidency) after watching the film Joseph Smith The Prophet of the Restoration