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Saturday, June 14, 2008

Random Thoughts

I took my second CPCU test yesterday morning. That's an insurance thing. CPCU stands for Chartered Property Casualty Underwriter and is a professional designation. It's a worthwhile pursuit, though not an easy one. I don't know how I did--won't find out if I passed or failed for one to two weeks. If I don't pass, I will take it again.

In other news, I've apparently strained my right arm in some way. It hurts and I have to take Tylenol every 4 hours to live with it. I'm hoping that a bit of rest over the weekend will help. I don't think it's carpal tunnel--I certainly hope not!

It's also hot and humid in Oklahoma with storms popping up every now and then. We can use the rain, but not the storm part. And, of course, being Oklahoma, it's very windy some days. I suppose that keeps the heat from feeling so oppressive.

I ponder gospel topics, but haven't settled on one to write about on my blog. I have plenty of gospel interests, but narrowing down a topic to write about can be difficult. I need to practice writing skills more and write off the top of my head less!

I have entered what I know of my family into PAF on the "family tree" part, but still need to do the family group sheets. It is interesting to see where and when my ancestors lived. I think about what I know of history and what life might have been like for them. I regret that I haven't spent more time on genealogy, but at least I am working on it now.

I still study politics and think about how the gospel informs human society, or should inform human society. I believe there is a lot of guidance for us in the scriptures that can help us move toward living as God would have us live, Zion being our ultimate goal.

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Blogger T. F. Stern said...

Have you visited the on line family history center:

www.new.familysearch.com

You can take all your PAF information and have it temple ready instantly. Then print out what a sheet at home and do the work. It's worth a visit.

6:28 AM  
Blogger Titus Todd said...

Being in Oklahoma you can probably utilize the new Family Search. We're now in Utah (no longer you neighbors :() and still can't access it.

My Oklahoma roots came down from Kansas (and some from Missouri) and settled in Oklahoma during the late 19th century. I can't remember how much of your roots are Oklahoman but if you run into any Roth, Swartz or Legg surnames let me know.

3:58 PM  
Blogger Mary A said...

Hi, TF and Titus! Thanks for stopping by. I've been visiting and registering at the church's online family history center. We're going to get the new stuff in about 4 months--just got an email about it today. It's going to really streamline things.

Titus, so you're in Utah now. That's great! I miss knowing you and your family are just down I-40 a ways, but I'll bet you're happy to be where you are.

5:35 PM  
Blogger Mary A said...

Oh, and, Titus, my mom's side of the family came from the Sterling, KS, area in the late 1800's. I haven't run into any of your names yet, but who knows?!

5:37 PM  
Blogger S'mee said...

I hope your arm heals quickly! Yikes!Although I don't write a lot, I think about you and what you write often! Congrats on your test! Take care and have fun with the genealogy!

7:07 AM  
Blogger Mary A said...

Hi, s'mee! Great to hear from you! My arm is much better, though it still gives me twinges occasionally. Maybe it's bursitis and/or arthritis rather than a strain. Guess I could ask the doctor next time I'm there.

I got official word that I passed my CPCU test, so I'm all happy about that! I have really been enjoying the genealogy. It is a very interesting thing to work on.

6:00 AM  
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