Warning: Reading these musings may cause the reader to wonder, ponder health, mental or spiritual matters, scratch their head, be informed yet gain zero useful information or breakout in laughter. All thoughts are the property of my pea sized brain. All the information is as true as I beleive it to be... as I walk the journey of "releasing with a vote of thanks" my fat cells for a job well done.
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I do much of my research for sets and plays on Pintrest. It's a convenient place to store inspiration and ideas. Sometimes I pin crafts and recipes. But what's the point of finding something new if you never try the something new. Most of the time I am the Queen of Pintrest Fail. Then it occurred to me... could trying really be failing. After all, I wouldn't be surprised if the original attempts of those crafts and recipes didn't look as nifty without the help of talented photographers and a little "touch up" before posting. :)
It was totally easy and super yummy. Of coarse, by the time it was time to eat I was tired and completely forget the cheese and the cilantro garnish stuff. It turns out that didn't matter to much because it tasted great and it was a hit with the family... well the family that ate it.
This morning I tried a second recipe. Ia m always on the look out for ways to make mornings more efficient. Leaving at 5:45 am makes it hard to ensure that the high school student gets some kind of nutrition in the morning. I found this next idea when I was searching for ways to use the eggs my chickens so thoughtfully provided me. This too was a big hit this morning... AND I've got breakfast for tomorrow as well!
Ok... but my kids renamed them Mountain Man muffins because it reminded them of Mountain Man that we make when we are camping... Oh and I had Spam open in the fridge because john stepped on the can so I used that instead of bacon... Oh and I didn't have avocado but we liked with ketchup instead.
So there it is. My Pintrest isn't all a waste of time. I tried two things and they were a success... though not picture worthy.
According to the Prophet Joseph Smith, “the title-page of the Book of Mormon is a literal translation, taken from the very last leaf, on the left hand side of the collection or book of plates, which contained the record which has been translated, the language of the whole running the same as all Hebrew writing in general; and that said title page is not by any means a modern composition, either of mine or of any other man who has lived or does live in this generation” (History of the Church, 1:71).
That means it’s scripture too! That is why today I start my Book of Mormon study with the title page.
I am part of the House of Israel. My children and their children are a part of the House of Israel. This Book is written for me and for them.
I love that the Title page declares that this book is a “gift”… now this book I am marking will become a “gift” for my grandson. How cool is that? I feel like Nephi, writing my testimony of Jesus Christ and of the gospel plan as I study God’s word so …
I have noticed a ton of resistance to dress codes in schools. I have something to say... get over it.
A dress code is not about body shaming. It is not about control. It's not about taking away individuality. The dress code is not about making social divisions. It is not about taking away individual rights.
A dress code is about keeping a professional environment where real work happens. Contrary to popular belief, woman don't get to wear whatever they want when ever they want in "the real world."
Every profession has some kind of dress code. Nurses, doctors, real estate brokers, vets, and even McDonald's workers have a dress code. Even farmers and day labors wear clothing appropriate to the work they do. School is a professional environment where the student's "job" is to be the student - to learn - and the teachers' job is to open the possibilities in young minds and to create an environment where people - all people - can learn. Th…
Today may be the last day of the year, but it was the first day of the month around the Boyack house. Today was Once-a-Month-Cooking day. The funny thing is that it usually ends up lasting longer than a month. Our last big cooking day lasted from September to now. The thing is, I don't always pull from the freezer. Weekend we cook from scratch. However, with my voice lessons in late afternoons and sometimes play practice or performance I am too tired to think about dinner. Making dinner ahead saved me so much money from September to Christmas that I was able to pay for half of Christmas from the savings from the food budget. Plus, we had much healthier meals!
After collecting which recipes we wanted to make, and making a shopping list, John headed to the store around noon. We started the cooking and assembly around 1:00 and ended all the cooking by 7:00. In that time we made 35 dinners. We have the fix-in's in the cupboard to make 15 more quick and easy meals. We …