Tawnya, you were right!
Okay, here's the rundown...
yep, I got NOTHING!!
Okay, my title "LaSu" -- it stands for me.
Have you ever heard of someone named "HeLa"? Okay, maybe not someone, but a famous cell culture? "HeLa" stands for Henrietta Lacks.
What? Me neither, until I read this book.
I've been reading a book that for me, has been absolutely fascinating and mind-consuming and heart-breaking all at the same time.
Here's a bit of another post about this book:
"I'm reading a book that is practically consuming my every thought (well, I guess not, or I wouldn't be blogging now, would I?) It's called
"The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks".
It's a true story. It's about science and biology and particularly, cancer and cell culture research. Yeah, the biology geek in me is eating it right up!! But the personal story of her life... she died from cervical cancer... is HARD for me to take in. (Sorry, public library, I've thrown this book across the room a few times and stained several pages with my tears.) Yet, I cannot stop reading it." I would definitely give it a PG-13 rating... some places are a bit "raw" I'd say, but it's real and it makes you THINK.
It's one of those books I yammer on and on to Zeke about... I'm not sure if he's quite as interested in chromosomes and telomeres as I am, but he appears to be listening. Thanks, honey.
This week and last week have been just as HARD as they have been GOOD.
Been to the temple twice, went to the General YW broadcast, and had the privilege of attending another ward on Sunday. I have been more than spiritually fed, but I'm still hungry.
The Bishop of the ward I visited talked about PERSPECTIVE and it really stuck with me. It's all about how we see things and how others see things. You can hear or see whatever you want to in life -- it is up to YOU. Much of our lives are governed by our perspective -- it leads to our actions and that which we become.
With our children: (this one blew me away)
Are we spending good quality time? or are we simply passing time?
I've been trying really hard to be a better mother. It's so ironic to me, the harder I try to do something and the more I pray about it -- it just becomes THAT much harder to do. Like I've "asked" to go on to another level and I am NOT at all practiced at this level. I love my kids more than I can express, but I don't know how to meet their needs. Especially all four of them all at the same time. (8, if you count my husband and 3 cats...).
Another doozy: The most important Commandment is the ONE you are having a hard time keeping right now. Wow, think on that one.
I love to cook. Did you know that? I don't know if I'm a great cook, but I enjoy it. I love making big, fancy Sunday dinners. And desserts? that could be an entire post. Anyway, over 8 years ago, I wanted something just for me and I wanted a little extra money and I wanted EVERYTHING I saw in the Pampered Chef catalog. So I signed up to sell it. It was really fun and I made a good amount of extra money and got LOTS of free products. When I found out I was pregnant with Kaia and we moved... I just kinda quit selling Pampered Chef. Life became CA-RAZY and it hasn't stopped in that department.
However, I've been thinking about it for awhile and decided I would sign-up again to sell it. I'm really excited and I hope it goes well. I've got a BIG GOAL that I want to achieve this year and I realized it's time to take matters into my own hands to see that happen. It's a secret for lots of reasons... you'll just have to stay tuned to see when it happens.
They have the COOLEST BBQ pizza pan and french fry cutter.... they are first on my list!
I'm really looking forward to General Conference this weekend. My kids are looking forward to our traditional ice cream party during the Saturday afternoon session. (me too:)
I love the movie "Star Trek" (the one made in 2009). I've fell off the "NO shopping" wagon a bit and I bought the DVD for $5.00!! 5 bucks, people! It's only been a week and I think we've watched it nearly 3 times. It's a good one.
I'm not even sure why I'm blogging....
I'm not even sure why I'm blogging....
Have a great weekend!!!!! :)