Wednesday, May 31, 2023

April 2023 Randoms

I helped with a display at the library for the first time. And lucky me, I got to find books in my favorite color. 💚

The Easter Bunny loaded up on Mr. Beast bars for Sam's Easter basket.

Views of the Common a few days before the Boston Marathon from where I parked in front of the library before going in to work. Marathon preps were in full swing. "It all starts here," after all!  

Here's my pretty library. I'm really enjoying working there and I'm so thankful I got the job. I'm still doing my two editing jobs too. The medical transcription training is on hold for now. 

Sam's wrestling club changed locations and they're now located in this cool old factory building. This is the dilapidated and abandoned back of it but his club is in the front where it's remodeled and nice.

Dinner out with my mom and my brother Ben for Ben's birthday.

Speaking of eating out, a Mexican restaurant opened in town. Exciting! Me gusta la comida mexicana. I ate dinner there on Cinco de Mayo and it was good! I'll be back.

And speaking of food, I'm a fan of Lay's potato chips. I'm going to try this funny and intriguing recipe at some point! 😋

These are some of the cute kids in my Primary class. Primary teacher is my favorite calling in the church (along with temple worker, which is my other favorite calling 😊).

The tulips at the temple were so lovely.

The temple was closed for most of April for repair and maintenance work, so it was good to be back again towards the end of the month. The spire had been replaced with a shiny new one.

I was happy with the series finale of Sanditon. Charlotte and Colbourne got together just like I hoped they would. It was a classic Austen ending and I loved it!
Handsome Sam before going to a fancy bar mitzvah. The celebration that night was at one of Boston's fanciest hotels.

My book covers were color-coordinated again in April. 😁

This is from Mormon Scientist. The irony of this statement of Henry Eyring's is not lost on me, particularly in the aftermath of my divorce. Henry had no problem at all with his wife helping him to lose weight and be healthy--and she even said "caustic things" to him about it! 😆 My situation with my spouse was much different. I tried to help him be healthier and lose weight for years, and I rarely said "caustic" or mean things about it, but he was resistant and defiant to the bitter end, even well after I'd given up and stopped saying anything about it at all.

Henry and he-who-shall-not-be-named couldn't be more different on the matter! 😝

Tuesday, May 30, 2023

Wisdom, Humor, and Inspiration in April

 In the order they were taken:

 This is a beautiful analogy (and true story) from the New Testament that is applicable to life and to what the Savior can do for us in the midst of challenges and difficulties.


"We each have the responsibility--and capability--to keep ourselves healthy." ✔

This is one of my favorite pieces of prophetic counsel from President Nelson. It works, and in ways that I have yet to discover, I'm sure.

So much of living your best life is being worthy of the constant (or in my case, near-constant 😆) companionship of the Holy Ghost. The temple and the Holy Ghost are key principles I've been focusing on, and the resulting blessings have been wonderful things to experience and witness. 

I'm much closer to Heavenly Father and to Jesus than I've ever been before in large part because of my trials over the past several years. I've let them bring me closer to Them instead of farther.


I think good self-awareness is one of the most important qualities a person can have. The less oblivious a person is, the better.

Good advice that I want to follow better.

I hope to buy a house, maybe next spring?

As of today--the day my primary house closes and I'm no longer the official owner--the only debt I have is the mortgage on the Cape house. Being debt-free is so important to me.

I miss Tucker. I'd even watch The View to be able to see him again. 😄

All Creatures Great and Small humor 😁

Ha ha. He's the best!

I taught my Primary class a sweet lesson about being the Savior's sheep, and this was a picture from it.

I thought this was a really good rundown of what the plan of salvation entails:

Obedience = Freedom ✔

This is such a good point about atheism and agnosticism, among other things.

Monday, May 29, 2023

Crazy Times Scrapbook, April 2023

They don't want to acknowledge how wrong they've been about so many things with Covid.


I think our financial system is going to collapse, possibly as soon as this year, but I hope I'm wrong.

America continues to decline in yet another way, this one especially important. 😢

This is my kind of school!

The Biden administration and its policies are a disaster in so many ways. Even Democrats know it. 

Another store I like filed for bankruptcy and will be closing down. 😞