Friday, March 5, 2010

This and That and the Other Thing

1. Do not attempt to wean yourself from sugar by purchasing the Sam's-Club-size white cheddar Cheez-Its.  Just take my word on this one. image from here
2. Sometimes you just have to throw caution to the wind and bring home the giant pixie sticks for your kiddos.  Sticky table and floor can be cleaned later. Shrieks of joy are worth it.   You should try it sometime.  image from here 

3. Publishing the fact that my favorite novel had disappeared (in my library organization challenge--read about it here) and had been replaced at brought unexpected consequences. I discovered that I'd bought and lent a copy to my mom (who just couldn't get into it after 80 pages--if you're reading it or thinking about it, it needs more than 80 pages. It's 800+ pages long).  Then, I received a penitent phone call from a friend that will remain nameless, confessing that she'd borrowed it from me, lent it to everyone she knew, and now it was really in no shape to return to me.  Could I forgive?  Absolutely.  Now I have two copies of my very own.  Sometimes one copy just isn't enough of your favorite book. image from here
And if you can read that website, domo arigato!

4. I got to substitute in Seminary for the ninth graders on Thursday afternoon. (What is Seminary?  Read the official description here.) Can I just tell you that, despite what you hear on the news, the youth of our world are really trying to do the right thing, live good lives, and follow Christ? Can I just tell you how much I love teaching them doctrine and seeing the light turn on in their eyes? Can I just tell you how excited I am that I get to teach EFY again this summer? (For a description of Especially For Youth, click here.)

Have a great weekend!


  1. I hadn't heard you are teaching EFY again, yea! So glad you have a spare copy of The Historian, one is never enough. Now you can have a loaner copy. Fun post, cute photos!

  2. Have you thought any more about leaving your family the first week of school and coming to Twin to do EFY? It would be great!

  3. Jenny!! Can I just tell you that I love it when you'd teach my seminary class or girls camp lesson or anything for that matter!! I love love love it! You're an amazing teacher filled with the spirit and you're so passionate about it and you know so much that it's hard not to fall in love with the words and doctrine you're teaching and to desire to love it just as much as you do! You never cease to amaze me and you continue to be one of my very favorite people!

    I'm excited for you to teach EFY again because you'd be FABULOUS! I'm just jealous that I can't be there to experience it myself. Do you know what week you're teaching?

  4. First of all, LOVE that you changed it to say "cyber-chums" how cute is that!! Secondly, how awesome that you get to teach EFY again, I'm sure you're awesome! Sounds like some fun things going down. Now, are you missing Super Saturday or whhat?

  5. 1. You have very lucky children - they have a mom who values shrieks of joy over clean floors.
    2. EFY is one of the best experiences my kids ever had. How awesome that you teach there. I wish I had that talent, but I will vicariously enjoy that you do.
    3. Kudos for the seminary gig. I'd rather pull my eyelashes out than do that, but only because it scares me so much. Again - talent.

  6. I came over from another blog - I love blogging and making new friends:D
    What a beautiful family you have - And you are definately my kind of mom - Cheesz-It's and giant pixie sticks! Oh yeah!

    Very neat that you teach Seminary and will teach EFY this summer - Great experiences both!

  7. My kids love pixie sticks! How could they not! Everything in moderation right? And I have yet to read The Historian but it's on my list of books to read in my lifetime....