President Spencer W. Kimball reminded us that “we do not go to Sabbath meetings to be entertained. … We go to worship the Lord. … If the service is a failure to you, you have failed. No one can worship Continue reading Why weekly Sacrament Meeting attendance?
It was a really bad day for starting something in one room and walking into another room, and starting something else and walking into another room, and starting something else, then walking back to the first room and noticing that Continue reading A daily cup with Mrs. JB
Part of an LDS ward conference is to hold a sustaining vote for the layered hierarchy of church leadership. The act of sustaining leadership has been a troublesome event ever since I resumed attending an LDS ward full time in Continue reading Ward Conference and the sustaining vote
Years ago, the family ward I attended always gave out potted marigolds on Mother’s Day. The primary children sang songs and embarrassed their mothers by pulling faces or making rabbit ears for their neighbor, or crying and pulling up their Continue reading Mormon church Mother’s Day gifts
…and we took advantage of every moment. My husband has been building me some permanent perennial planting boxes in the yard, and I am itching to move forward with gardening and planting. If only the vision for the garden could Continue reading It was spring for 24 hours last week
Cookware has been on my mind lately. I did a purge of the kitchen last week and tossed a number of items, beat up pots and extra lids, a plethora of burnt aluminum baking sheets, and some plastic mixing bowls. For Continue reading Non toxic kitchen wares
I’m still not giving up wheat or dairy very well. Today I had Frosted Mini Wheats for breakfast, a salad for lunch, cheddar cheese for a snack, grilled tuna with cream tomato soup for dinner, and two brownies at midnight. Continue reading household changes
Lately I feel squished in the house so today I did my best to do some purging, starting with the kitchen. I deleted extra pans and plastic bowls without lids. Things we’ve never used since I moved here, like a Continue reading stuff stuff stuff
Another day of pouring rain. I’ve had a number of outside chores to do on my list including getting the garden planted. At this rate nothing can happen for at least another week. Next year… Next year the soil should Continue reading Even more rain
My goal is to make the garden pay for what we put into it this year, which will take some careful planning and also staying on top of harvesting. We just invested $420 into raised beds for growing raspberries, grapes, Continue reading Gardening is on my mind
We had the electric service taken down on Friday so the tree trimmers could remove a large tree branch that was growing against a power pole in the front yard. There was quite a bit of weight pushing against that pole. Continue reading Powerless for the Weekend
Our worm farm is beginning to improve! Back in January, Jay did a little research into raising red wriggler worms for composting and decided we would try a bucket system as a housing. Our neighbor was kind enough to give us a Continue reading Red Wiggler Worm Farm
It’s been another month so here is an update on the composting toilet setup. After much consideration, we recently moved the composting toilet and it’s several buckets into the laundry room. This room isn’t at all beautiful but it is Continue reading Composting Toilet Update
The area of Utah that we live in experienced record winter snowfall this season, followed by the usual weeks of sub zero temperatures, then followed by a week of rain in early February. This caused a great deal of flooding. Continue reading What is UN-necessary Flushing?