"The Lord compensates the faithful for every loss. That which is taken away from those who love the Lord will be added unto them in His own way. While it may not come at the time we desire, the faithful will know that every tear today will eventually be returned a hundredfold with tears of rejoicing and gratitude."--Joseph B. Wirthlin, "Come What May, and Love It", Oct 2008
2006 “Use it up, wear it out, make it do, or do without”
2003 "life's hard then you die"
The baby woke up this morning with a bit of a cough, and some stuffiness. It has slowly gotten worse all day till now I can hear and feel him breath as he lays next to me. One day, just one day, and I am worried. Last time he was sick for about 6 weeks. Sometimes I think it is just to much. What do I need to do? Vitamin C, garlic, herbs, no sugar, I'm all ready off milk...
We went to drama class this morning, while we were there I checked out a book "When Plague Strikes" by J. C. Giblin. I was reading about the early smallpox inoculations, first the Chinese blew powdered scabs into the nose, later country midwives in eastern Europe would put the scabs into a scratch on the upper arm, it is all very interesting.
I was reading in my Countryside magazine and found that they are giving away free land in Nebraska and Kansas, I thought they only did that in Alaska.
Today we did a good deal of school, as we do every morning. Now I will clean my fingers to the bone, for this weekend our home will be advertised in the Stockton Record so hopefully we will get a lot of interest. Rudy has been a little depressed because the cabin he wanted to buy in Springville, UT. is "under contract" it was very nice, but I believe the Lord is directing us, and has prepared something for us, whatever it might be.
We did school all morning. This afternoon we went for a play date at the Laura Cragan’s house. I made dinner for them, my Santa Fe Tacos, my kids love them, her kids, not so much... Then Isaiah went to his achievement day activity.
I took one of those online, IQ tests from tickle.com
My IQ score was 138 "This number is based on a scientific formula that compares how many questions you answered correctly on the Classic IQ Test relative to others."
My Intellectual Type is Visionary Philosopher.
"This means you are highly intelligent and have a powerful mix of skills and insight that can be applied in a variety of different ways. Like Plato, your exceptional math and verbal skills make you very adept at explaining things to others — and at anticipating and predicting patterns."
OK, thanks for the boost, I don't need to pay the $12.99 for more. Every now and then it feels nice to be told how highly intelligent you are.
Now all I have to do is apply it to life.
Today is Philip's first birthday. Wow, it was just one year ago I was in labor, what a wonderful day! It was a perfect delivery, here in my home, in my tub...
Today we went to Angels Camp for scan-tron testing, and on the way home we stopped at the little airport. Isaiah has been very interested in being a pilot. He has heard of a program called "Young Eagles" and thought it would be fun. We even got to see a 1959 Sesna, what a lovely plane.
Rudy gave a talk in church on Sunday about the Book of Mormon. It went well, but I have seen him give better. Our family is struggling to read the Book of Mormon as the prophet has asked by the end of the year.
Tonight I have enrichment night, it will be about visiting teaching, so I will get a big heaping helping of guilt with dinner.