Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Funniest response ever!!!

Okay... so Paul showed me this first and as soon as I saw it, I knew that I needed to share it.

Bodyform is a company for feminine hygiene products (pads for periods). A man named Richard Neill posted this on their facebook page:
"Hi , as a man I must ask why you have lied to us for all these years . As a child I watched your advertisements with interest as to how at this wonderful time of the month that the female gets to enjoy so many things ,I felt a little jealous. I mean bike riding , rollercoasters, dancing, parachuting, why couldn't I get to enjoy this time of joy and 'blue water' and wings !! Dam my penis!! Then I got a girlfriend, was so happy and couldn't wait for this joyous adventurous time of the month to happen lied !! There was no joy , no extreme sports , no blue water spilling over wings and no rocking soundtrack oh no no no. Instead I had to fight against every male urge I had to resist screaming wooaaahhhhh bodddyyyyyyfooorrrmmm bodyformed for youuuuuuu as my lady changed from the loving , gentle, normal skin coloured lady to the little girl from the exorcist with added venom and extra 360 degree head spin. Thanks for setting me up for a fall bodyform , you crafty bugger"

So, they responded with this spoof video... HILARIOUS!!! :)

Daughters of Zelophehad

Artwork by Elspeth Young.

Scriptures to read: Numbers 26:33, 27:1-11, 36:1-13, Joshua 17:3-6, and 1 Chronicles 7:15.

Joseph, who was sold into Egypt
Mahlah, Noah, Hoglah, Milcah, Tirzah (5 daughters of Zelephehad)

What did these 5 young girls do? They went to Moses to appeal the inheritance policy. Zelophehad only had daughters, no sons and just because they were girls they could not own property. They were fatherless. So, five little girls went before Moses to appeal this law.
This was not a selfish thing to do. They did not desire wealth or economic status but wanted the inheritance in their father's name so the family line would not become extinct.
"Why should the name of our father be done away from among his family, because he hath no son?" Numbers 27:4

The law was revised:
           Order of the Right to Inheritance (Numbers 27:8-11)
               1. Son or sons
               2. If no son, then daughter(s)
               3. If no daughter, then a brother
               4. If no brother, then an uncle
               5. If no uncle, then the next closes male relative.
*Restriction: The daughters inheriting property were required to marry within the same tribe their father had been affiliated.

In the Gospel, we are taught to stand up for righteous desires but many times we fear doing that. How often do we back out of a missionary discussion because we are afraid? I am guilty of this. What would we be like if we had the courage of these little girls and stood before our governments and leaders and asked for what we feel is right? Or... we took the courage of these girls and gave out a Book of Mormon? They were very courageous at an amazingly difficult time in their lives and quite the example to me. Maybe one day I'll have the courage of these five little girls.

Wednesday, October 3, 2012

My little dancer

Tonight Ryanne went to her first dance class! She will be taking a ballet/tap combo class. It's once a week for 45 minutes. I have learned that I am a bit picky about the places my kids go. Collin's TaeKwonDo place has spoiled us. They are so friendly there and just have fun with the kids while teaching them. I took Ryanne to gymnastics a few weeks back and it was certainly not like that. No one spoke to me before or after and completely ignored me. They didn't even ask me if they could take our money at the end of class. So, I was nervous of what I'd find at the dance studio today. I was pleasantly surprised. My GPS took us to the wrong place and I called, the lady who answered the phone was so nice. Then I got there and her teacher spoke to us, the office lady talked to me about things while Ryanne was in there and afterwards her teacher talked to me about how she did (awesome!) And helped to fit her for shoes. They let us buy used clothing and shoes (except the tights) from them. The tap shoes that fit her need some shoe glue so they just gave them to us. Yeah! Awesome!

On top of how awesome the owner and staff were, Ryanne absolutely loved it!! She and the students performed their tap routine at the end for all the parents. She was smiling the whole time. Her teacher said she never stopped smiling through the entire class and caught on to everything really fast and obeyed. Haha! Her grin just made me so excited for her.

Tuesday, October 2, 2012

101 Uses for Lavender, Lemon, and Peppermint

Okay, I am putting this here for my benefit b/c I find this really handy to have handy and my blog is fairly handy. :) It came from here.

Home Use
1. A Cure for Laundry Neglect. Lemon essential oil takes out ALL odor when you forget and leave your load of laundry in the washer way too long!
2. Tame Oozy, Sappy Trees. Whether the sap is on your carpet, clothes or seeped into your skin, lemon oil is excellent for removing pine gum and tree sap.