April 23. Rained off and on during the night. The day was cool and mostly cloudy.
I’ve had to keep reminding myself today that it was Thursday and not Friday. But tomorrow will come soon enough, and tomorrow is Dallas’s birthday. Thania’s birthday will be Saturday, but we will celebrate them both tomorrow. So today, besides teaching, I have been busy finding gifts for those two and getting other things together for the party. Also made a pot of chicken vegetable soup for our supper. It tasted especially good on a chilly day.
Have a Power Point presentation ready to show the students tomorrow as well, with pictures from last school year and this year to date. Worked on that while Daddy was in town.
While supper was cooking, I practiced keyboard to be ready for music class in the morning. After supper, I put practice exercises for math on the chalkboard and then practiced keyboard again. Sunny and Graham graded a few papers and are now doing dishes. Then they will have their computer lesson.
“31Then said Jesus to those Jews which believed on him, If ye continue in my word, then are ye my disciples indeed; 32And ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free.” John 8:31,32
April 24. 7:00 p.m. Bible school classes just began so Daddy is out there teaching. I am thankful to sit down and rest now. It has been quite a day.
It started out to be a cool and cloudy day with some short little showers. MAF was supposed to come in with building material for the health center. The ward was never finished so they want to get that done. But the weather wasn’t good this morning so they never came.
I was up early this morning so I could finish getting things ready for the party. Three of the students came early for school so I asked if one of them would cut up a pumpkin. I had marked it into 12 somewhat equal pieces. All three volunteered, but Steve got here first so he cut up the pumpkin while the other two looked on. After he sliced up the 12 pieces, I cut each one into quarters to cook for their birthday dinner.
We just did three classes today -- practiced the song they are learning (“Yield Not to Temptation”) in music class; finished up a reading lesson in the next class; and finished up a math lesson in the next. They did have their spelling test after that which didn’t take very long. Then I had them do their jobs while Daddy set up the projector to show them the slide show. They really enjoyed that. After that, it was time to set up the table for their dinner. Mike gave thanks for the food and prayed for Dallas and Thania. Dallas is 23 today, and Thania will be 20 tomorrow. Then we sang “Happy Birthday” to each of them. While they were eating, Daddy and I had our dinner - leftover soup. After we ate, I took pictures. Then the students went home, and we had our nap.
After nap, Peninnah came and weeded the flower garden. She does a really good job, so she is being hired as our permanent gardener.
Margaret and John also came, and Margaret took the stitches out of Daddy’s arm where the carcinoma had been removed. John brought some math books so I can get some ideas for challenge math papers for the students who need extra work. We enjoyed visiting with them again for a while. After that, I sat down to check just Sunny’s and Graham’s math lessons and spelling tests. However, in an hour’s time, I only got the two math lessons graded. Most of the time, I was busy answering the door while Daddy was busy shaving and washing. I had planned to get to the kitchen by 4:30 to make tortillas for my supper, but that didn’t come to pass either. It was after 5:00 before I finally got the tortillas started (can’t remember exactly how much after), and it was after 5:30 before I finally had a couple tortillas cooked so we could start eating supper.
I finally got the two spelling tests graded just before Bible school. Graham and Sunny will check the rest of the lessons tomorrow evening. Sunny is here this evening practicing her typing, and then I am going to ask her to help me with the dishes. There are LOTS of dishes since we had the party today.
“34Jesus answered them, Verily, verily, I say unto you, Whosoever committeth sin is the servant of sin. 35And the servant abideth not in the house for ever: but the Son abideth ever. 36If the Son therefore shall make you free, ye shall be free indeed.” John 8:34-36
And now I am tired. Need to wash up and soon go to bed.