Wednesday, February 17, 2010


I love Wolfram Alpha. You can type in the most random things and get information - anything from a math problem to the meaning of life (42, of course!).

One of the things you can do is type in a date, and it will tell you all sorts of interesting things about it - famous birthdays, the phase of the moon, what day and week of the year it was.

I typed in Roo's birthday. 7 months, 10 days ago. 32 weeks 1 day. 225 days, 161 of which were weekdays. The moon was full.

Just for the heck of it, I typed in September 9, 2009 - placement day. So I know that it has been 5 months and 8 days. 23 weeks. 161 days, 115 of which were weekdays.

Sort of bittersweet for me. I wanted something happier. So I entered December 12, 2009. Roo has been part of an eternal family for 2 months and 5 days. 9 weeks and 4 days. 67 days, 48 of which were weekdays. What a wonderful thing!

Since I received my temple endowment: 12 days. 1 week, 5 days. 8 weekdays, waning gibbous moon.

Wouldn't it be nice if Wolfram could count forward, too? Tell me how many days, weeks, months until the blessings will come. If I could only type in "marry eternal companion" and have it down - waxing crescent moon, 7 months 4 days, 31 weeks, 5206 hours.

But then, I think sometimes it's best not to know. Things happen when they happen - on God's time, not ours. Sometimes the best you can do is roll with it, and have faith that good things are coming, and that they'll come when they come.

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