Mormon Monday Quote:
First, we are commanded to serve one another. The first commandment is to love God. “And the second is like unto it, Thou shalt love they neighbour as thyself.”
We demonstrate our love when we help and serve each other.
President Gordon B. Hinkcley has said: “No man can be a true Latter-day Saint who is unneighborly, who does not reach out to assist and help others. It is inherent in the very nature of the gospel that we do so. My brothers and sisters, we cannot live unto ourselves.”
~ Elder Steven E. Snow, Service, General Conference Oct. 2007
No new adoption updates. Blah. Last I heard the DIA/IAD seems very willing to rectify anything that needs rectified, but first they need the paperwork back from the province. So, I don’t know if the province is just taking its sweet time about getting things shipped back like it says its doing, or if the mail is just super slow. In the meantime, I am now supposed to have our new I171-H all notarized and certified on a zillion different levels and I’m woefully behind because I was too sick to leave the house last week. Tomorrow it goes to the state level and then should go out to San Francisco by Thursday at the latest. I’m beginning to think I should just start having random pieces of paper notarized and certified, you know, just in case somebody in Vietnam needs a certified copy of a random piece of paper. Why not? Obviously I have a never ending supply of money to keep sending these things off anyway.
I am not happy with my WordPress template. I chose it a few weeks ago because the actual body of the blog is wide, and I like that. Why are most of them so freaking narrow? If I only wrote three or four sentence posts the narrowness would be fine, but I don’t. I blather on and on, and a narrow blog body just makes it look longer, and nobody but nobody will read to the end of anything if it looks like they are going to have to scroll all the way to the South Pole to get there. It’s psychological. So I need a wide template, for you, my psychologically weary readers. The current template is wide, but I hate the sidebar thingy. There is a huge space between the title of one section (ie “blogroll”) and the actual section, but NO space between the end of the section and the next section’s title. So things look jumbled. To make matters more difficult, I must be able to customize my header, because I am a control freak that way; and I don’t want a template with a black background and white typeface. My apologies to those of you who do blog with such color schemes, but I hate them. After reading for a while and then looking somewhere else, say at my children, I see lines where no lines should be. Namely, across my children’s faces. It’s like when you stare at
the sun a light bulb and then look away and all you can see is a big spot, except it’s lines. I hate it. I refuse to do that to you. Don’t be surprised, however, if my blog looks different every day you visit it. Until they make something I truly like I will probably keep changing things around in vain attempts to find something I remotely like.
My nose wiper thing no longer hurts, but the dark chocolate didn’t survive the weekend.
I’m really beginning to lose my patience with this whole adoption process. Seriously. My good humor is fading. I’m afraid this is going to translate into a terribly, consistently unfunny blog. In the event that this does occur, all complaints should be directed to my adoption agency. They can forward them, in writing, all notarized and certified, to the proper Vietnamese authorities.
And George, if you’re out there, Tewt the Newt says this is the week.