What's In This Blog

I created this blog for my journal. I am a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. In this blog I keep many of the things I come across as a member of the church. I also share my experiences on the ACE Train and getting to work, my experiences in Manteca where we have lived for three years, and other things I think are noticeable.

Monday, October 5, 2015

Health As I See It: Diabetes and Sharps

A major problem for diabetes is what to do with you testing materials, and if you are using insulin what to do with the sharps  The trash is not the correct answer as they are considered biomedical hazards.

I have found I can get the container at a local pharmacy and they are inexpensive.  I could probably ask my pharmacy for one but that is a pain.  The Valley Medical pharmacy does have a sharps return bin such as seen here.  It is a pain to carry them from home, but I have a sharps container at home and one at work, which is at Valley MediCal Center.

What Should I Do When I See Pornography?

This is a Mormon.org video by young people for young people.
1. Name it
2. turn it off and turn away.
3. Talk to a trusted adult.

Conozca a Los Mormones

I would like to invite my friends, especially those you speak Spanish to a special showing of "Meet the Mormons" which is presented Saturday 10/14/15 at no charge.  It will be shown at 6 p.m. at the Chester building in Tracy.  This is a very good documentary which was a mild success at the box office and holds a spot in the top ten of documentary gates.  More importantly this movie is very well done.  I cannot watch it through without tearing up several times.  I will be there and love to say "hi."

Friday, October 2, 2015

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints General Conference: October 3-4

Viewing Times and Options

Times one hour earlier on the Pacific Coast

Viewing Times (MDT)

Saturday, September 26
   General Women's Session - 6:00 p.m.
Saturday, October 3
   Saturday Morning Session - 10:00 a.m.
   Saturday Afternoon Session - 2:00 p.m.
   General Priesthood Session - 6:00 p.m.
Sunday, October 4
   Sunday Morning Session - 10:00 a.m.
   Sunday Afternoon Session - 2:00 p.m.

Digital Channels



Sister McConkie: Women's Conference

Sister Carol F. McConkie spoke at the Women's General session.  She was the mission president's wife in San Jose Mission and we met her on a few occasions.  She and her husband came to our ward and spoke, and she would also speak at general conference with her husband.  The kids were friends with her daughter, even though in different wards.  We went there for a baptism of one of her friends who was a mutual friend with our boys through drama.  She talked about the cause all the woman are involved in.

Thursday, October 1, 2015

Health As I See It: Pamphlet: Can E-cigarettes Help You Quit Smoking?

The jury is still out on this question, as we don't have the total picture.  I wasn't even sure what an E-cigarette was or how it worked.  Now I know that a vapor is heated and converted to steam which you then inhale like cigarette smoke.  It does not have as many side chemicals as a cigarette.  However it generally does contain nicotine which is still addictive.  Other drugs can be included in the mix if desired.  It is possible to vary the dose of nicotine based on the dosage in the liquid.  However it is important to be safe around children, who could accidentally consume a vial of nicotine which is a very toxic poison. 

At a recent training I was at, one woman swore that E cigarettes helped her kick the smoking habit after many years.  She was able to also quit the E cigarettes.  Some people just change their nicotine source.
The pamphlet concludes the best ways to kick smoking is with some type of support, and perhaps with other nicotine replacements such as gum or lozenges.

Wednesday, September 30, 2015

Family Pictures of Logan

When spent one day, the night, and then the morning of the next day in Logan.  We stayed with Connie.  When we first arrived in Logan we met Grandpa Scoresby for breakfast at Angie's Restaurant.  We then visited my mother at her rest home.  Sara was there as well.  We then headed to Connie's to get situated, and my mom came out with Sara for family dinner.  It was a bit hard as my mother wasn't remembering things very well.  She couldn't remember which of us were her kids.  She was also very hard discovering that Sara has cancer, although I am sure she has been told before.
However dinner was very lovely, and we had a sit by the fire pit after, and the kids tried the burro.

Kids and my mom
Kids and Grandpa Scoresby
Mom and I; we had a good talk

Natalia, Kayla, Sara
Mom ant I Sara Connie
Grandkids and mom, Caleb, Natalia and Mirand 

Connie's remodeled room in her basement were Sheri and I stayed