Monday, May 18, 2009

Silent Night and Alma 34

Alex woke quietly today. I didn't think much of it. Breakfast went by and I even got a few hugs out of him. I started talking to him. Telling him his chores and duties and stuff like that there. Not a word of dissent. What's up? I realized around 10 am that I hadn't heard a single peep. Samuel spilled the beans. Alex had taken a Vow of Silence. (like a monk) Samuel warned him he would have to brake the vow during his writing class today. But after that and by 1 pm he had his mouth taped up. The taping last a few hours, even long enough to make an appearance with the tape during all my tutoring and to do an errand up the street at a neighbors house. We played baseball with 7-8 families at the park. Not a peep!

As a family we read scripture in the evening. Curtis instructed our son that monks chanted and read scripture aloud as part of their dedication. Tonight we read Alma 34 in the Book of Mormon. It is an insightful and long chapter. We split the 41 verses 5 ways. Around 8 verses per person. Alex was third in line. You could here a pin drop when his turn came round. Was he going to read? If you have the book and chapter open you can see as the third reader, Alex was fortunate to get the shortest set of 8 verses. He opened his mouth.

Tonight I heard some of the wisest words ever written from one of the greatest voices of all times. Alma 34:17-24

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

10 Reasons NOT to Blog

10.  I'm busy making panini (those sandwiches with lines on them)
9.    It's hard to open up the bottle inside
8.   People are looking over my shoulder
7.   My thoughts seem extremely shallow
6.   Have you read the Judge Clarence Thomas biography?
5.    Busy watching FACEBOOK to see if anyones status has changed (refresh, refresh, refresh)
4.   I am getting to0 old to count backward from 10.
2.   It's almost summertime and I've been preoccupied shopping for a bikini that looks nice.
1.   Spending enormous amounts of time deciding if I "Like" each persons FB status or not.

Tuesday, May 5, 2009

H1N1 Going Green

What is this?  Thought you might want to see a photo of the H1N1 (aka. Swine Flu).
To me it looks like lime belly flops from the Jelly Belly (you know the ones that are misshapen and sugary)  Looks very harmless to me!  

ps.  I heard you can catch it from looking at the picture.