Yesterday was a great day! I got caught up with some chores, cleaned the kitchen, and made some bread. My family has been living off my homemade bread now since the end of May. For some strange reason when I took the bread out of the oven and cut it it was complete dough in the middle of both loaves! I don't know what I did wrong but I tried again this morning and they seem to be perfect. I'm thinking I might have set the timer for 20 minutes instead of 30 yesterday. I must have gotten a little relaxed in my cooking mode.
We have been TV-free now since Saturday night. My boys are actually playing with their toys ALL morning long and have not once came to me crying that they were bored. It's funny how having the TV on makes them feel a sense of boredom. The girls have not even asked for it to be turned on when they got home from school. Instead they have been doing their homework and then going out back to play until scripture time & bedtime. I don't miss the TV at all!!! It is nice having General Conference in my home, though, so it will be hooked up for that in a couple of weeks.
My Book of Mormon reading is going great!! I'm in the end of Alma and I am just so amazed at the Anti-Nephi-Lehi's (Lamanites) and their conviction to live the word of God and the covenants they themselves made. I read a few days ago that once these Lamanites were converted they never went back to their old ways or fell away. The Nephites, of course, were a different story. The way I can liken that to my life is that I need to be careful with all the blessings the Lord has given me and to not take them for granted. I want to be a Lamanite or better yet, an Anti-Nephi-Lehi. Isn't that weird to hear?? Most of our children pretend they are Nephites and do not want to be a Lamanite but weren't the Nephites destroyed from off the face of the promised land??? Food for thought.