Anyway, I already miss my mother. She is the most amazing woman in so many ways I cannot begin to count them. She knows everything . . . really. There has never been a question in my life that my mother could not answer or find the answer too. I'm not sure when "I" became the answer woman, but I couldn't be more proud to be taking after the tradition of my mother.
This morning, it's 5:30 in the a.m. right now, I'm taking Alvin to the airport. He's flying to L.A. to be with his sister when she is married. We couldn't afford for both of us to go, but I am so excited for him that he gets to be there for Nise.
After I drop him off at the airport I head up to Brigham City to pick up more copies of Out of the Shadows . . . Into the Light in preparation for our (Tristi, Shirley and me) booths at the Elsinore Boutique in Elsinore, UT (just south of Richfield.) (I'll be selling and signing copies of my books, beautiful picture frames and temple ornaments. Tristi will be selling and signing copies of her books along with her fantastic Scentiments product line. Shirley will be selling and signing copies of her books and other stellar products she and her husband produce.)
When I return from Brigham City, I have to head down to Springville to pick up Alvin's paycheck and get money in the bank so he has some cash for his trip. Then I have to swing by Spring Creek Book Co. and pick up more copies of Forged in the Refiner's Fire. As soon as I'm done there I have to head home, jump in the shower, get ready and go do a temple session with a friend of mine.
After that, I need to pick up yet ANOTHER copy of Emma and Joseph: Their Divine Mission by Gracia N. Jones. Gracia is a direct descendant of Emma and Joseph and the book is absolutely brilliant. I've lost two copies now (or else they got up and walked off in somebody's bag) so I'll be picking up a copy of that today to prepare for Sunday.
Saturday? Out the door at 6:30 a.m. Pick up Tristi and off we go to Elsinore. Oh yeah, set the t.v. to record BYU's football game (I may go into withdrawals.) We'll be there from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. at which point we will quickly pack up and head out.
Then its home to prepare for the fireside I'm giving in Las Vegas on Sunday night for the Silverstone Ward, Tule Springs Stake. I'm speaking on Emma Smith: Elect Lady So Misunderstood.
I'm up at 6:00 a.m. on Sunday morning and off to Las Vegas -- so, in case you haven't guessed, I won't be blogging until Monday. I hope that I'm still alive and kickin' at that point and not comatose, face down on my bed.
So I'm off . . . I have my BYU Idaho sweatshirt on and out into that dark night I go.
Hey? Did I mention that one of my missionary sons, who is currently attending BYU Idaho, is moving to Provo in January? I'm so excited!
LDSBlog posts written since yesterday morning:
The Word of Wisdom
The Great Apostasy
The Restoration of Priesthood Authority
Life as a Mormon
The Role of Mormon Women
Gordon B. Hinckley, Living Prophet of God