This morning I was doing some personal Bible Study and read the following scripture...
Mat 13:57 And they were offended in him. But Jesus said unto them, A prophet is not without honour, save in his own country, and in his own house.
This made me think about being offended and what it means, how it develops and why it happens. Unless you are the Saint I Ain't, you, like me have found yourself offended at times. As a matter of fact, I'm struggling with an offense right now. Someon
Just when you thought it was safe to click on the upside down picture of OBL on the Drudge Report last weekend....I sure hope you did NOT do it like we did...there was a most evil computer virus embedded in that. It ate my computer. It installed some malware called INternet Securite 2010, and then when we tried with some professional grade disinfectant to clean the drive, it nuked our access to it. In fact when we gave the drive to a friend of a friend in the biz, so to speak, it managed a cr
One of my favorite Christmas Presents this year was bought with my Christmas money from my Grandmother and Mother. A series of videos from Franklin Springs.
I have enjoyed these videos so much that I wanted to share them with my friends and give them my recommendation. They deal with candle making, soap making, canning, gardening, cooking, herbs, etc...
I also have enjoyed visiting their web page as well. They really are a delightful family, a Mom and her thre
My blog won't let me post a date past 2009. Still haven't figured out how to correct it. Oh well, life is not boring.
DH, DS#2 and I just returned home, from DD#2's home, last night. We went up there last Wed, and had a wonderful visit with the family. The grandchildren are getting so big (almost 10 and almost 5). On Sat. evening, we went to the National Geographic Museum to see the "TerraCotta Warriors" from China. What a wonderful exhibit! It was amazing to see all these amazing artifacts f
P.S. I'm trying to get around the software to let me post in 2010, but no luck so far. So, I'm letting the computer think I'm posting the last day of Dec. Boy, I have so much to learn about computers!
I'm also ashamed to see that I haven't posted since Sept. One reason is just not being inspired to write, and another is shortage of free time (like everyone else, I know).
Right now I'm fighting a bad cold/crud ??? So, this may not be coherent.
Last weekend, we were snowed/iced in, but did
I have no idea where the computer will post this blog, as I still can't use the correct date.
Where did the summer go??? I can't believe that Sept. is next week. DH and I, with some help from our kids, have been redoing our home. We started with our hall bathroom (took down the popcorn ceiling, ripped up the vinyl, took out the vanity, medicine cabinet, toilet, wallpaper border and towel fixtures. DS#1 laid down ceramic tile, and helped DH install the vanity, faucet, toilet and backsplash, and
For some reason, although it's Feb. 14, 2010, the computer won't let me post with the 2010 date. So...I've given the date as day and month in 2009.
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Living in a small house has its disadvantages. There never seems to be enough space for *anything*.
At one time there was a basement pantry/ shelf-type thing along the basement stairs, but my husband says it was torn out in the 80's. You could tell something was there, for there was painted space...but sadly, no shelves.
This has been a very busy Birthday week for our family. DD#2 was Tuesday, DGS#1 was Wed, DD#1 was Thursday. Today we'll have DGS's party - pizza and cake. It continually amazes me how fast the years go by! It's also so exciting to see our children and grandchildren grow up and be such fantastic and caring adults and for the little ones to be so amazed at the world around them. We are so blessed, and I am so thankful!
Today is a beautiful day - sunny and blue skies. DH has next Friday off, and
We love cranberries in all forms. This thanksgiving, we had both a turkey and a ham (I am allergic to turkey). So I made cranberry apricot sauce. It turned out fabulous. I canned up the extra and have 9 beautifully sealed bright red jars of the stuff. I figure that is one for a month for most of the year. Yipee!
I have also been making Pear sauce with a hint of apple. Every time I open ajar, A eats the whole thing. I can tell that next fall I will need to make alot more of this stuff. He co
Yesterday we went to the local LDS cannery. We had heard that you dont need to be LDS to purchase there....
I really hope that I won't now get inundated with missionaries because I am happy in my own religion. I do have to say though that there are some things that the Mormons do very well, preparing is one of them. After growing up in Utah and seeing how in times of need the church can mobilize their people and avert disasters, I am impressed. I just do not subscribe to the same religious
yesterday we stopped at a store for a few essentials. I just got back from a trip out of the country and my DH was living it up while we were gone, eating nothing but junk food. So we needed to get some real foods,,, when we left the store, I made one more stop at the local salvage store on the way home and happened to pick up a few tuna tins and a few spams. Anyway, at home, my DH said to me how we messsed up because the one thing we forgot to pick up was something for the storage. He was lectu
Some might have wondered why I haven't been posting or writing here in this forum.
It was all part of my grand experiment.
So, you will be seeing less of me, as the experiment showed me that not being in this forum makes me happier and I accomplish more and feel better.
This place does not build me up. It's sick and dysfunctional and censored. It's crippling to be here, like walking on eggs with crutches. I love many people, but I don't love being here anymore.
Nope, that's not typo, I meant what I said.... FUNNEL VISION .
I woke up this morning a little weary, feeling like I'd never get everything done that I needed to get done. Ya' know?
Nothing was terribly wrong, I just felt like I had about 5,000 too many things to do and felt convinced that no matter how hard I tried, it just wouldn't be enough. My head was hurting, the children were wanting breakfast, my brain was frozen or muddled or overheated or something...and I just couldn'
You hear that an awful lot when you live out in the country with a pond and creek and a few acres!
Like today, my middle son brought me the cutest little turtle. Yesterday my oldest son brought me a humongous wood beetle. There have been collections of army ants, crickets, grasshoppers and frogs (even tadpoles). But Monday they really lucked up and found ....
Well, we don't have a cat or a kitten and they just thought this was a DANDY addition to the menagerie. This
yesterday afternoon we had to find some more distilled water for DH's CPAP machine. The local food stores don't seem to carry it anymore and we had to finally go to a drugstore at the other end of our small town to find some. Yikes, maybe we need to learn how to distill our own water at home. How will we keep a CPAP running if TSHTF? Don't want to have to run a generator all night, and he really needs it to get a decent night sleep. We will have to work on that one...
Anyway, we were in the
Ok, so we took inventory, pathetically little, but at least it is together now. We have 15 gallons of water,a 20 # bag of rice, maybe 20 cans, mostly soup/broth ready to eat. I have a bucket of candles& lighter, and I have another bucket where I have started to gather vitamins and herbals we take, I also have 6 weeks of prescription meds for myself, about 30 antibiotics and grapefruit seed oil and oi of oregano. Now I have asked my DH to try to get ahead some on his prescriptions, but he is
Hi, I am Nini203a, a mom with too many allergies to an adorable kid with too many allergies.
Last week, we had a very late paycheck and so I broke into my emergency stash to see about rounding out our food. I discovered that almost everything we had stored, we have since found out we're allergiic to. Now I had other stuff stored, but have had a good friend who went thru a family crisis and I filled the trunk of her car with food 3 times in the last year. So anyway, discovered I needed to g
it has been one year since i joined mrs s--after lurking for a year or so--then life got busy and i didn't have access to the internet--so i was gone for awhile--now i have hughes net and am back--good to be back--
in the last year...
i quit my job --FINALLY and went on the road with matt
Clint went on the road also
shayla started her sophomore year in college
daddy had the knee replacement and the massive heart attack--I will never forget standing at the door at the clinic--watching t
This weekend we set out on a new adventure, in our own backyard nevertheless!
A family with seven children and chickens and goats and dogs (plus a parrot) does not travel much, or at least ours doesn't.
So, we decided to take advantage of a very low cost method of family vacationing and entertainment, camping. Under our particular circumstances we had to be a bit creative...therefore...CREATIVE CAMPING.
Upon considering the choice of location for this camp out, we decided the
I got really busy yesterday and didn't get to post, but here is what I got:
25 lbs. sugar
25 lbs hamburger
4 boxes family size tea bags
more toilet paper (of course)
3 family size packs of bologna and hot dogs
It isn't a lot, but a little at a time is the way to go if you have a budget like mine.
Today we are working outside, getting the shed organized, and trying to see how many totes we can empty so I have more storage. My SIL is supposed to get her stuff out of the shed o
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.As I've matured I've learned...
...that you cannot make someone love You.all you can do is stalk them and hope they panic and give in.
...that you shouldn't compare yourself to others- they are more messed up thaN you think.
...that depression is merely anger without enthusiasm.
...that i don't suffer from insanity,i enjoy it.
Harboring RESENTMENT 'n
Have you ever been upset with someone at work? Perhaps a promotion you had been working for was given to that person, and you know they don't really deserve the reward. Very soon your anger over the situation can turn into resentment that grows and blossoms into something you never imagined.
If left to fester resentment spills over to other areas of our lives.
To harbor resentment ,to not forgive, can affect us physically.
It affects those around us.can Grow