Monday, March 31, 2008

So far so good with the scripture reading. I've done it for 2 days and I'm on page 26. That leaves me about 12 and a half pages a day. I love reading like this. It is more like a novel. I can't count how many times in my past I have read the B of M but I am noticing new things this time around. It is amazing.

I remember thinking when I first started, "I hope I'm not bored." I know it sounds stupid but there aren't many books out there that I would have a desire to read over and over and over! I think twice is my limit.

Wyatt is rolling all over the place. He is so adorable. The birth father has fallen out of the picture. That is good for us. He wont relinquish though, because he wants to be able to say that the state took his kids, he didn't give them up. Oh well. SO that put a trial which they have to have in May and then he can be ours!!!!

I have officially lost 4 lbs. 4 real lbs. It has taken over a month and that is frustrating but I am doing it the healthy way. I have tried every diet pill out there believe me. If you want to know how one works, just ask, I've tried it. They don't work. Sad really. But I am running and watching portion sizes, eating healthy food and it is slowing going down.

My teeth are still pretty sensitive. The dentist says it's normal. I wish I could go back. I wouldn't have had the silver removed for the white. I feel like I was sold out. I wish they would have mentioned the pain and constant ibuprofen popping I would be doing. Just last night I was woken out of a sound sleep because my teeth were aching so bad. I've had s-rays and everything looks fine. My insurance doesn't pay for root canals or crowns so I will have to grin and bare it. The doctor says the sensitivity should go away. We'll see.


Jennie said...

good for you! in your weight loss and scripture reading!

keep it up! you are doing great!

S'mee said...

My 1st yr teaching cemetery was BoM. I had a gal in my class who's life was a train wreck. After a few months she asked to speak with me privately and let me know in no uncertain terms she felt cheated by God, for she definitely had not been born of goodly parents. I let her vent then shared a bit of my own childhood.

When it is all said and done we *all* have been born of Goodly Parents, our Heavenly ones, we are only on loan to the earthly set until we are proved. I asked her to rethink her reading so that she could spin it all to her own life. Bend it, stretch it, do whatever it took to make it written only for her.

By the end of the year she told me she had read and then re-read the book twice and was almost through it a third time. Applying it to her personally made all the difference.

I love this challenge. I love that I have a new set of scriptures to mark up as I go along this time through. I am so glad that you are doing this as well. And that it is alive for you too.

Lisa M. said...

I hope that your sensitivity goes away, well, at least for your teeth.


Loved Miss S'mee's comment-

I've enjoyed reading this go round too. It helps that I have had an attitude adjustment.

Lisa M. said...

And SO neat about Mister Wyatt rolling.

How cute is that!?

Yolanda said...

8 months...that's how long it took for my teeth to stop throbbing when I changed the silver out...It looks better, but you do have to endure the sensitivity...My dentist said that some have sensitivity for a few days, and some a few months...Everyone is different. Hopefully your pain will end SOON!
Congrats all around for the rest! We are reading the BOM as a family--and I'm still learning things despite reading it all before a few times! I read it once "as a novel," no highlighting or notation, and it was a completely different experience.

Lisa M. said...

You are supposed to take notes and highlight?

Oh good heavens !

Yolanda said...

You crack me up, Lisa!! I don't believe for one minute that you wouldn't totally kick my butt at scripture trivia!

Lisa M. said...

Okay in case you hadn't noticed, today is the SECOND day of April, and um, it's been a day or two, since you have posted.

Get with it sister!


Oh and trust me, my dear friend Yo-Yo, you would lose that bet!

Melissa though, she would give you a run for your money.

And she has the... concepts down, not just the knowledge.

It's so depressing.

I am buying a highlighter today.