Thursday, January 24, 2013

Notes on Being Mormon: The Fight For Liberty

Click the link to go to a very good article written for the Canada Free Press by a man named Mike Jensen. He is not a Mormon. The article lays out our basic Mormon gospel in a concise, clear, respectful way, then goes on to compare the fight for liberty we believe happened in pre-Earth life to the fight for our rights to choose in the current political climate. It's very good. I hope you'll give it a look. 
The beautiful San Diego temple.

Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Notes on Being Mormon: Pants

Recently there's been some hullabaloo about a group of Mormon feminists who made a big deal about wearing pants to church one Sunday-- there were articles and blogs written about it. Facebook, apparently, exploded. I... shrugged my shoulders.

Monday, January 14, 2013

Best and Worst

I follow a blog called "It Just Gets Stranger", which is usually funny and always interesting. One thing he blogged recently were "Worst Things Ever" and "Best Things Ever" lists for 2013. I'm a TOTAL copycat (just ask my older sister, who liked Michael Jackson before I did) so I thought I would steal his idea and make my own lists. I'm not as funny as him, but I think it's good to send out the old year with spit in its eye and welcome the new with happy, hopeful, positive thoughts. 

Wednesday, January 9, 2013

Not All Who Wander Are Lost

I want so badly to travel. Maybe I have a little gypsy blood in me or something. I just want to go places and see things and I fear that I will die before I get to all the places in the world that are just sitting there, being amazing or beautiful or breathtaking. Waiting. For me. Places like:
 (Pictures from National Geographic)

Saturday, January 5, 2013

Recipe Hunting: Sandwich Bread

I  made this recipe today, after more than a year since the last time I made homemade bread. Our favorite store bread is the Macey's Cottage white bread. It's got the perfect balance of texture and flavor and tastes magical with peanut butter and grape jam, but also works well with turkey and tuna fish. I prefer wheat bread for ham, and Macey's also delivers well there. I like the bread because it's cheaper than the other, less healthy brands (it's baked fresh, so no preservatives) and, though I usually fill the top shelf of the freezer with it, my family gobbles it up quickly and it doesn't have time to go bad on us, despite the missing preservatives.


Thursday, January 3, 2013

Wasting Time on YouTube

Lately, my family has been greatly enjoying these time-wasters on YouTube. Enjoy!
  • Tobuscus- Real name Toby Turner. He's super funny and (mostly) clean and although my boys enjoy his video game videos (he plays them, recording himself reacting to the game-- amusing, but too long for me), I prefer his songs. 

Tobuscus' "Dramatic Song" makes me laugh. Every time.

Tuesday, January 1, 2013

2013 and The Four Agreements

I haven't published anything curious or soupy in a couple of weeks, so I'm just popping in to wish everyone a fantastic amazing New Year!  I hope you all had a wonderful Christmas, I certainly did. One of the great advantages of working for the school district is the time off with my family for the holidays. I only wish it was longer... well... maybe not really. It will be hard to go back tomorrow, but it will also be good to get back to our routine and get the kids away from their electronics. 

Time flies so fast, and I can't believe it's already another year. But I am happy to bid farewell to 2012, and breathlessly excited about everything coming my way in 2013. Some great things are going to happen this year, and I plan to just hold on and enjoy the ride.