Today is Dante's birthday and he is 12. Just let that sink in a little bit. He participated in a full fast today, went into Young Men's, and was ordained as a Deacon in church. All big things. After the fast was over I made taco's for dinner at his request and baked a chocolate cake because he is tired of having 4th of July cakes every year. On the 15th, he and I will go to see the new Harry Potter movie for his birthday.
Now, as some of you may know I am a recent vegetarian. I was given a blessing after getting really sick and was told twice during the blessing to stay away from meat. I've been praying about it just about every night and I haven't gotten any message to the contrary so...no meat it is. I haven't forced my family to join me on this journey yet and my husband isn't very excited about it so it's just been me and sometimes Alex because he doesn't really like meat anyway. Dante will eat what ever I put in front of him so he doesn't really count. Anyway, I picked up some Quorn Grounds, that I originally got to try for free as one of my Buzz campaigns, and used it in place of ground beef for my taco's. It was great and I couldn't tell the difference at all. The boys had ground beef and I had Quorn Grounds. I think that the fact that I got to try this new soy-free meat substitute about 4-6 weeks before being told to go vegetarian was no coincidence. I'm allergic to soy protein, and milk, so I couldn't do it before but now I think I'll be okay.
The school term is almost over, and I'm still doing very well. I learned from my mistakes last term and I made sure to check on my final project regularly throughout the term so that I could work on it as I went. I'm well prepared to write my paper for my psychology class, and I've got my final draft reviewed and approved for my composition class. I've enrolled in my classes for next term, which are an Algebra class and Honors Cognitive Psychology. I'll be going back to work in a few weeks and I'll be working on finishing up the four projects that I cast on in the last week.
Well, before I go in to wash dishes and frost Dante's cake, I want to say that I got to meet Nancy today and it was a real pleasure! Nancy is bright, and sunny, and pleasant. Hopefully she'll be around on craft night and get to come along.