A New Gig

Just about the time I thought that leading the music during sacrament meeting would kill me off with boredom, I was called to be the Young Women president in our ward. Bored no more. Apparently the stake and the ward got in a turf war over me, and I am thrilled that the ward won,

C25k Week 3 Day 1

Despite advice to the contrary , I went ahead and ran without a rest day today. I feel okay, and I plan to run tomorrow night as well in order to get my three runs in for the week. I don’t want to fall behind! Today’s run was fine.  I didn’t make it all the

C25k week 2 day 2

I got up early and did my run today before taking the kids and friends to Kings Dominion. This time no technical difficulties. My calves were a little bit sore, but I had no joint pain. I tied my shoelaces the way the guy at Virginia Runner showed me, and my right foot did feel

C25k Week 2 Day 1 – Arg!

Today I went for my run but again had technical difficulties. I got the app set on the wrong day — twice — and ended up running way more than needed. I did over 4 minutes the first go until I realized I was on the 20 minute (!) day in week 5. Then when

C25k week 1 day 3 : Technical difficulties

Yeah, yeah, I know. It’s technically week two but I’m still on week 1. That’s what happens when you start on Wednesday. Hate on. I am thrilled to report that I had almost 0 pain after Saturday’s run! I wasn’t stiff, no sore ligaments in my knees, and even the owies on my Achilles’ tendon

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