Archive for November 8th, 2007

“Mmm, that’s tasty.”

Thursday, November 8th, 2007

This is a phrase my girls use every once in a while. They used it today while I was making the frosting for cinnamon rolls.
No, they weren’t saying the frosting was mmm tasty but the powdered sugar, or confectioners sugar for you bakers who know the real name.
They were dusting the sugar from off my counter and licking it from their hands. Lilah wanted to lick my strainer that I was using to sift the sugar with, but I was not that nuts of a mommy. In fact I think they would have started eating it from the bag had I let them.
I’m sure I need to store the tasty delight higher in my cupboard now that they know what it is, but more importantly how good it is.

I don’t need to buy candy or make cookies for them.
I just need a little powdered sugar.


Thursday, November 8th, 2007

So I survived my second enrichment meeting. The last one was stressful, but this one I felt more pressure, mostly because it was suppose to be more uplifting and motivational and not just a speaker telling us about crime, like our last one was.
We looked at family indexing. Something the church is partnering with other people and doing so you can essentially do genealogy from home eventually. Then we also looked at some ethical will questions and I had the women talk to a partner about their answers.

I think it went well. Without Jon I wouldn’t have been able to do either activity.

The ethical will he suggested and went off without a hitch.
For the family indexing we had a glitch because we use to have computers in the church building but that is no longer, so we couldn’t use a computer room to do a short tutorial. Then we don’t have wireless Internet so I created a PowerPoint where I essentially printed each screen and made it exactly what a person would see in the tutorial. (Jon was the brains behind creating the PowerPoint. He has been wonderful for bouncing problems and ideas off of.)
It worked out great and it seems like a lot of women are now interested in indexing.

I feel the night went really well.
I was over the ethical will portion and I just couldn’t help but be happy seeing these women take to one another about their life experiences.
It was really gratifying to watch.
It was wonderful.

I’m happy it’s over but I think it was a wonderful night.

Here are the Ethical Will questions I used for the night in case anyone wants to add these to there personal history or journal.

Ethical Will

1. Who influenced you most in your life and what did you learn from them that affected the way you’ve lived?
2. Describe the most important experiences of your life. What did they teach you?
3. What was the happiest time of your life? The saddest time?
4. What spiritual beliefs have guided and sustained you?
5. Describe the family stories you’d like people to remember. What meaning do they have for you?
6. What are you most proud of? Any regrets?
7. What do you wish you had learned earlier in life?
8. Who is the most important person in your life and what have you learned from him or her?