C25k week 1 day 2

Not gonna lie — after the last run I thought I might not make it. I was so sore Wednesday and Thursday nights I actually had trouble sleeping. I had been so excited!  Friday was my scheduled run day but I was still sore and decided to put off the run until today. I mentioned

C25k week 1 day 1

Back in October (when my 40th birthday was pending) I finally decided to get serious about getting in shape. I signed up for Weight Watchers because of their FitPoints program, which I thought would help me get motivated to exercise regularly. Well, WW users know that in December they scrapped FitPoint for some other dumb

Today’s Mormon Shirts

I thought I’d post a picture of two of the shirts I shipped today. Both, the Give Said the Little Stream shirt and the Popcorn Popping Shirt are going to the same person, who I bet is a Primary Music Leader!

72 hour kit information updated

I received an email from a viewer the other day pointing out that there were some bad links on my Emergency Preparedness page on 72-hour kits over at MormonShare.com.  I wrote that article what seems like a hundred years ago and haven’t thought about it in ages.  It was good to get some feedback and

Starting a New Year

Well, I never did finish up writing up my lesson notes from last year, and already it’s time for a new class.  This year, the RS president and class decided to do Book of Mormon.  A previous teacher spent three years doing the Bible with the group, and so the class has never had the

D&C 124-127: Establishment of Nauvoo

I can’t find my notes for this lesson.  This was a good lesson — as good as or better than last week — and so I don’t know why I can’t find my notes. I’m wondering if I just taught this straight out of the manual.  It’s all marked up in my online version….. I

D&C 121-123: The Missouri Mormon War and Extermination Order

This was a fun lesson to research.  I am really enjoying the Joseph Smith Papers videos and finding they are very helpful in setting the stage for my class.  Since they are older and I have more time per lesson, we are able to get into some really interesting history details. I was interested to

Legitimate leaves! Day 15

It’s been a few days since I’ve looked at my tomato seedlings, and I’m excited to see that so many of them are looking so good! Several of the seedlings that I thought weren’t going to come up have come up. Right now only the two Italian Roma pucks remain barren. I think they probably

Tomato seedlings – Day 6

Hooray! Most of my tomatoes have sprouted! The Italian Roma has not sprouted any, but all the others have at least one sprout. Once Stupice and one Mortgage Lifter haven’t sprouted yet. But other than that I’m really happy with the success on these tomato seedlings. Last year I put the tomato seedlings under the

Tomatoes planted

After last year’s disaster, I decided to try again growing my own tomatoes from seed.  This year I’ve planted six varieties: Stupice (blue label) Mortgage Lifter (purple label) Bush Steak Hybrid (yellow label) Cherokee Purple (purple label) Italian Grape – unknown variety (green label) Italian Roma – unknown variety (green label) My little stakes are

D&C 113-120

So this was the easiest lesson I’ve prepared all year.  I used to have easy ones like this all the time when I was teaching Seminary, but this is the first time that it’s come so easily for one of these multi-chapter weekly lessons. I have been recording the Joseph Smith Papers documentary videos off