Friday, November 30, 2007

Type-set and more blessings

The type-set process is almost done on my book. The cd I gave them was missing two pictures, so I had to make a new one. We had a little bit of difficulty getting them on the disk (the name of the recipe was too long) and the computer didn't like that, so it wouldn't accept it. But with the help of Moto Photo they figured it out and we got another disk. I dropped it off today and I think they will probably be done with it Monday or Tuesday. Then I just have to approve or disapprove it and the printing process will begin. YES!!! I might even be lucky enough to get the first "real" copy back before Christmas.

Let me tell you what Heavenly Father did for me today. I went to Moto Photo to have them make me a new disk. They were very busy, and someone else was on the computer they needed to make my disk, so they told me to come back in about an hour. Needless to say I was very disappointed, because I planned to go in, get my disk and take it to Orem to the publisher. So I went into Albertsons (next door) and walked around for about 5 minutes. There was nothing I needed and felt inspired to leave. As I was walking out to my car, the other person who was on the computer at Moto Photo came out. So I took my chance and went inside to see if they could do my disk for me. They were gracious enough to do my disk right then, even though they probably had other orders before mine. I was able to get to Orem and back before a big storm hit.
1 Nephi 17:13 ....and I will prepare the way before you......
Has happened time and time again, it just amazes me. Thank you again Heavenly Father.

I took Boo for a walk tonight around 5:30pm or so. It is very windy and probably around 40° which is just perfect for a walk. I love walking in that kind of weather. It is so refreshing and invigorating for me. Love it, Love it, Love it.

Monday, November 26, 2007

Type set

Last week I fixed all of the errors, the editor found in my book. I dropped off my book this morning, so now it will be type-set. This should take about 2 weeks, then I will approve that, or make any changes that need to be done. Then it will be sent to the printer (press). It's coming along now!!

Time???and Money???

I have two thoughts on my mind today.
1--Time: As I watch an aquaintance go through cancer and see how she deals with it, and what has now become more important to her, I wonder about a lot of things. Like; can someone who hasn't gone through such an experience really get the same perspective she has? Can I cherish every moment, and spend less time worrying, being angry, being envious, being petty etc. Can I spend my time on what is truly important. Is this truly important? Is spending my time reading and writing blogs important? When I first found out about her cancer, I wondered how she felt about cleaning. Is cleaning a waste of time when you may only have a little bit of time left? But, who wants to live in a mess? Where do you draw the line? You still have to teach your children how to work, how to pick up after themselves, how to be responsible. It's all so very deep.

2--Money: I was listening to the radio today. The question there, was, when would you "feel" rich and what would that look like? They asked all different people this question. On average most people said, "if they could double their income". They asked multi-millionaires, they stated "there is always another millionare with more." So I started thinking, is there ever "enough?"
What would "enough" look like to me? Aside from "spiritual riches," I would say that temporal riches for me would be as follows. We would own our home, have money in the bank, have more money coming in than going out (living within our means). Have the right mindset to be happy with what we have. Have extra money to help others (missionary fund, fast offerings, temple fund etc.) I have more thoughts on this, but need to go make dinner. I'll talk later.

Friday, November 9, 2007


Miguel, where are you?? Do you ever read this???...............................I'm waiting!!!

Thursday, November 8, 2007

Book update

I just got word from the publisher that we could knock another $680.00 of the cost of the book if I change the paper weight. And.....he has another bid in to see if they can beat the bid we already have. He seems to think they will be able to! YES!

Wednesday, November 7, 2007

Logan's sick

Yesterday Logan wanted me by him all day, to tell you the truth it was driving me crazy. Now I understand what was going on with him, he wasn't feeling well. He threw up today. He still wants me to sit with him all day, but I broke away for a little bit so I could at least move and get away from the 45th scooby doo cartoon.

I have so many goals and it feels like some of them are really coming together. I have started a new chore chart for me and the kids, that way we can all motivate each other. We each have set chores for each day of the week and daily chores that need to be done everyday. So far it is working out nicely. Logan asks everyday, with excitement "what is my chore today mommy?" now that is rewarding.

My home is starting to feel more organized, although I still have to go through the computer desk, my closet and tidy up the book shelves a little bit more downstairs. Oh yes, and take a pile of books and stuff to the DI.

My next goal is to get my website started. I have some ideas for that, that I would like to get started on.

I also want to start making my own soap, I think it will be more economical and I can put into it exactly what I want to. I will need to go to the library for that to gets some books. I do have a recipe, but no directions. Maybe I can also make stuff to wash my face, the one I am buying right now is quite expensive, so that would be a way to save money. I bet Emerald would love to help me with these, so I should get started soon. Hey...........I just had another idea. If I get started soon, I could make soap for Christmas gifts!! Man, once the ideas start coming, they keep on coming.

I am really excited about the future as well, with my book and such. I really feel like we are going to need to do some serious gardening in the future to sustain us in a way that is natural. The things that are happening with the worlds version of produce is a little scary. (GMO-genetically modified foods) I wish we had more access to local, organic farms. Hey........maybe thats what I will be doing!!! You just never know.

I also need to mention "What did Heavenly Father do for me today?"

I was going to go grocery shopping after I dropped Emerald off at school today. I was about half way there, when I felt inspired to go home instead. A little while after that, Logan threw up.

Thank you.

Monday, November 5, 2007

Another blessing, can this be for real???

I talked with the publisher last week about my book. We had re-submitted my book for an estimate on the cost of printing etc. The first estimate I got about 6 months ago and then I made several changes so we had to re-do it. Well...... the second estimate was over $5000.oo higher from the last estimate, so I told the publisher to lower the amount at least $1500.00 so I would have enough money to still do my website. That was last friday. On sunday I fasted and prayed that the hearts of whoever would be dealing with my book would be softened and they would lower the price. Today I met with the publisher and they had lowered the price over $2800.00!!!! may go lower depending on the weight of paper we choose. I FINALLY got the process going for my book. It will be edited probably this next week, and then proofed and typeset etc. etc. The publisher said we would all try to have this book done by the end of January 2008. I pray that it won't be longer than that.
Thank you Heavenly Father for once again answering my prayers.

Friday, November 2, 2007


These are the scriptures I have been contemplating lately.

1 Nephi 15:11
Do ye not remember the things which the Lord hath said?--If ye will not harden your hearts, and aks me in FAITH, BELIEVING that ye shall receive, with DILIGENCE in keeping my commandments, surely these tings shall be made known unto you.

1 Nephi 17:13
And I will also be your light in the wilderness; and I will PREPARE THE WAY BEFORE YOU, if it so be that ye shall KEEP MY COMMANDMENTS; wherefore, inasmuch as ye shall be led towards the promised land; and YE SHALL KNOW THAT IT IS BY ME THAT YE ARE LED.

1 Nephi 17:35
Behold, the Lord esteemeth all flesh in one; he that is righteous is favored of God.

1 Nephi 18:3
...and I did pray oft unto the Lord; wherefore the Lord showed unto me great things.

Aren't these great!! These are the scriptures that spoke to me the last few nights that I have read.

Thursday, November 1, 2007


Today is the day after Halloween, and Emerald is sick, ear infection. She actually didn't feel well last night either, but it got progessively worse overnight. I put some coloidal silver in her ear last night at 2:00am and a warm wash cloth on her ear. She slept pretty well after that. Then this morning both of her ears were hurting alot. She said it felt like stabbing pains inside. I went and got some oil for ear infections and put that in, then Miguel and our neighbor gave her a blessing. I am so greatful for the priesthood. What a blessing it is to have God's power available to us. I feel so greatful. Emerald is resting peacefully now.