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Thanks for Reading in 2017

I have much to be grateful for in 2017.  The least of my blessings is the opportunity to blog and the people who support me in my efforts in blogging.  THANK YOU for reading and sharing my musing with others. Blogging about my health and weight loss journey on Menu Mondays has helped me to… Continue reading Thanks for Reading in 2017

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Satisfied with Star War The Last Jedi

What were some of the great movies you saw this year? Star Wars The Last Jedi was one of my favorites!

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SPOILER ALERT!

I’ve seen some hate floating around the release of the latest  Star Wars film.  I don’t get it.  I LOVED the latest in the Star Wars saga!

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I loved old characters that made their return.  I loved the new characters that were introduced.  I loved the visuals and cinematography.  I loved the plot twists… surprised me a couple of times.  I loved the little funny moments.  I found these moments of levity and humor refreshing!  I loved how the film paid respects to the classic films.  It is full of little nods to the original that I loved seeing.  Yet, it clearly was blazing it’s own path.

I guess I follow the Resistance… we win “not by fighting what we hate, but by saving what we love.”

I have raised a whole generation of kids who also love all things Star Wars.

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Wrapping up 2017 at the Boyacks

Happy New Year! The end of 2017 was one for the books! What a great year! How was your 2017?

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What a great week!  John returned from visiting his parents.  His mom gave him this beautiful tea cup owned by his Great Grandma Lillian Brockbank.  He had a good visit with his family.  The last lunch he ate with his dad was a memorable lunch.  As he was entering the lunch room, he witnessed a young lady getting ready to play the Grinch.  During the meal the Grinch came in and would “steal” the residents presents.  People were also asked if the wanted to have a picture with Santa or the Grinch. Grandpa Boyack said he didn’t care for a picture, but they didn’t hear him and posed with him anyway.  When the picture was done, he whispered to John, “Tell the Grinch she has nice legs.”  LOL.  That is so funny!

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Off Book Tutorial

I do hope the cast members of the shows we are working on took the opportunity to memorize their shows over Christmas break! Off Book is approaching!

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All of my little actors will be in the full swing of rehearsals next week.  We will be diving into blocking and dance rehearsals.  “Off book” is in 2 weeks.  It’s time to work on getting the lyrics to songs and the lines of their scenes down!

Many young actors struggle with memorization.  However, learning lines is part of the job!  There really isn’t much out there on memorization technique curriculum.

I decided I would do a little research and even share a few of the tried and true ways I use to get my lines or lyrics down.

Like all new skills, memorization takes practice!

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A Warrior Lives for Today!

I have loved every minutes of the Winter break. Now I will need to focus on truly “living” was I dive back into a work schedule.

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The holidays are like a race way.  Days go speeding by.  You think you may have a free day and you want to make the most of it…

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You find yourself thinking of the days when you would wake up and just “be.”  You find yourself happy about the sunshine, singing to yourself.  You want more days like those days!

“Forever is composed of nows.”   — Emily Dickinson

A Warrior lives for today!

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Adulting 101 – Cleaning the Bathroom

This week my husband opened the bathroom door and announced the bathroom was clean enough to be a “celestial” bathroom. Trust me. These ideas work!

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I just walked into my teenager’s bathroom…

There are a few Japanese folklore stories where a number of spirits are rumored to appear in bathrooms…

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As you may have noticed from the last Adulting 101 post, your bathroom is disgusting.

To my knowledge, there is NOT a self cleaning bathroom on the market.  You may think you cleaned it to look lovely and it may have a fresh aroma of cleaning chemicals, but it’s a bathroom.  Therefore, it is gross.  It is germ-ridden.  The only way to keep it germ free is to lock the door and loose the key so that no one is able to use the facilities.  However, there are a few things you need to do to keep yourself safe from what could be lurking in your bathroom and flush your worries down the… I think you get my drift.

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Holding on During the Holidays

Time to catch up! New recipes and a progress report coming tomorrow on Menu Monday!

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Before I started my newest lifestyle change I was suffering from aching muscles and joints, couldn’t sleep, couldn’t move well, and over all, felt like crap.  I thought I was doing all the right things for my body.  I thought I was eating well.  I counted calories.  I counted carbs, proteins and fats.  Now… Now I realize I was eating myself to death.

Truth be known… I was addicted to food… “healthy” foods. However, these “healthy” foods were not really healthy.

I had been gluten free, sugar free, and dairy free for years, yet my weight crept up and I felt awful all the time.  The “free” part wasn’t my issue.  My problems were complicated by my efforts to “substitute” sugar, gluten, and dairy with “fake” products that were chemically harming me.

The first few weeks of eating the End of Dieting way I had a seriously yucky headache.  My…

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Scripture Sunday

The Gift of Repentance – The Parable of the Pen and Shane the Sheep

Today I gave a talk in Sacrament Meeting today.  Here it is in all it's glory... To introduce my subject I decided to write a parable... the Parable of the Pen... and Shane the Sheep (no relation to Shawn the Sheep). As inspiration for this parable I look to John chapter 10 where Jesus makes… Continue reading The Gift of Repentance – The Parable of the Pen and Shane the Sheep

Satisfaction Saturday

Satisfied with Star War The Last Jedi

SPOILER ALERT! I've seen some hate floating around the release of the latest  Star Wars film.  I don't get it.  I LOVED the latest in the Star Wars saga! I loved old characters that made their return.  I loved the new characters that were introduced.  I loved the visuals and cinematography.  I loved the plot… Continue reading Satisfied with Star War The Last Jedi