During April 2018 I will be blogging about my memories as MOM OF 6 from A to Z . These challenge posts will also be found at Creation and Compassion http://marcyhowes.blogspot.com/

Sunday, June 28, 2015

Aspirin and Ibuprofen

Not to complain or anything, but this past week has been a pretty tough one for me.  I have some dental issues that I've been procrastinating taking care of, and occasionally they tend to flair up and be quite painful.  Add to the mix the hottest days of the year so far, and the necessity of being away from home at a conference for work for several days, a possible cold/sore throat, not being able to sleep in a strange bed, and you end up with one miserable woman who has been surviving on massive amounts of aspirin, ibuprofen, chocolate, and water to get through the week.  Thankfully, after a full day and 2 nights of rest in my own bed, the swelling of the jaw and the pain in the head, mouth, jaw, and throat have pretty much subsided.  I feel much better and am no longer popping the pills every three to four hours.  I also resolve to set up an appointment with the dentist to get some of this dreaded dental work scheduled. 

I realize that many people, due to health issues of their own are unable to use much of these two fine products to help relieve the pain and discomfort caused by many illnesses and conditions.  To them I extend my greatest sympathy.   I'm very grateful for Aspirin and Ibuprofen, and also hope that no one has to continually rely on them for every day pain relief.

Friday, June 12, 2015

Daylight Savings Time

There are some times of the year when I really dislike daylight savings time . . .especially the first month or two when it begins, and  towards the end when it requires getting up every morning in the dark.  But, this time of year, when the sun shines bright for many hours every day, I am especially grateful for daylight savings time.  For hours after getting home from work I am able to be outside in the yard mowing, weeding, planting and watering.  My favorite stress relief!  

**  Photos courtesy of DD4  

Monday, June 8, 2015

A to Z Bloggers Relative Finder

Here's a fun activity for any of my A to Z blogging friends.  Since I spent this year's A to Z Challenge blogging about my family tree, I thought it would be interesting to find out if we are related.  Are you game?    First of all, you will need to create an account at www.familysearch.org and begin entering some basic information about your family tree.  You may be surprised to find that some of your ancestors are already a part of this huge database, and that much of your family tree is already included there!

The next step is to go to www.Relativefinder.org and join my group, BloggingAtoZ.
 Enter the password:  roadtrip

Right this minute I am the only member of the group, but I'd love to have you join so we can see how we're related!  You can also see how you are related to many other public groups such as Catholic Popes and Saints, Famous Artists, Famous Composers, Declaration signers, European Royalty, Famous  American, and many other groups.  For example I have found that I am a 6th cousin 3 times removed to James D Rockefeller.  How about it.  Are you up to finding out  who you're related to?

Let me know in the comments below if we're cousins!

Thursday, June 4, 2015

Thankful Thursday: Grandson


This past week has been a most exciting and eventful week for our family.  Last month on May 11th our grandson was officially adopted by DS2 and DDIL.  This past Thursday DH, DD1, and myself drove out to visit so we could participate in several important events.  On Saturday we were joined by DS1 and DD3 and several other extended family members in the LDS Temple where our dear grandson was sealed for time and all eternity to his adoptive parents.  When a couple is married in an LDS Temple, any children born to them are automatically sealed to them at birth.  When a child is adopted, as soon as the adoption is final and legal, the child can then be sealed to the parents. 

On Sunday morning dear grandson received a special priesthood blessing from his father during the weekly Sacrament Meeting, and now his name is officially listed as a child of record on the records of the Church of  Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints.  Once he reaches the age of accountability at the age of eight years old, he can be officially baptized as a member of the church.  And for now we love him and cherish every moment we have with our sweet, innocent and loving new grandson!

10 Behold I say unto you that this thing shall ye teach—repentance and baptism unto those who are accountable and capable of committing sin; yea, teach parents that they must repent and be baptized, and humble themselves as their little children, and they shall all be saved with their little children.
 11 And their little children need no repentance, neither baptism. Behold, baptism is unto repentance to the fulfilling the commandments unto the remission of sins.
 12 But little children are alive in Christ, even from the foundation of the world; if not so, God is a partial God, and also a changeable God, and a respecter to persons; for how many little children have died without baptism!
**  I won't be posting photos of dear grandson on this blog, just as I avoid posting current photos of any friends and family members here.  I hope you will forgive me for not sharing, but just know that he is absolutely the most adorable grandson that there ever was!!!