Thursday, September 22, 2011

*Homemaking on the Homestead blog* is having a giveaway

So head on over there to get in on this fabulous giveaway.
You get 
1. 16oz bottle of Basic H2 Organic Super Cleaning Concentrate
2. 3 spray bottles to mix up cleaning solutions (and they are marked for you too.. “window cleaner”, “all purpose cleaner”, and “degreaser” and instructions to make the cleaners)
3. A super nice cloth shopping bag
4. A microfiber window cleaning cloth (personally, I love this cloth! :)
5. And.. a catalog of Shaklee products

How kewl is that? 

If you want to see the products you'll have to go here to see them. Plus go there to enter. So get to getting already. Why ya still reading?

Another visitor today

This one is called an Argiope. Technically, this is an Argiope aurantia, otherwise known as a black and yellow garden spider, or a "writing" spider, because he weaves a line of white X's down the center of his web. Actually the big ones are the females and the smaller/wimpy ones are the males. So I am guessing this one is the female.

The Lord sure has been providing us with some sights the last few days. Big ones at that.

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

South African Cardio Workout Video - Bokwa Fitness

Look what visited us

Mr. L. was mowing the lawn and we believe he disturbed this big guy from where he might have been in my flowers. I spotted him crawling up the porch so I just had to take some pictures of him. As you can see I took a few of him. Man was he a big guy. I'd say about 6 inches at least. Was fun to watch him. If you notice in one of the pictures he has his front leg twisted up and in his mouth. That one is really a neat picture. He seem to have no problem with me following him around and taking his picture at all. He even looks right at me in a couple of the shots. (as if to say-- make sure and get my good side--)

Monday, September 19, 2011

Thailand Adventure with the Noah boat

I was visiting another friends blog when I came across this one and just had to share it. It is a book actually, published by Duane Klepel, that has been put into electronic form so we can read it. I have started to read it and it has kept me busy for over an hour now. SO thought it was more than worth posting. For those of you who are Christians you will find this very interesting reading. Even those of you who aren't it is still worth the read.   

Friday, September 16, 2011

Do you want to talk??

An atheist was seated next to a little girl on an airplane and he turned to her and said, "Do you want to talk? Flights go quicker if you strike up a conversation with your fellow passenger."

The little girl, who had just started to read her book, replied to the total stranger, "What would you want to talk about?"

"Oh, I don't know," said the atheist. "How about why there is no God, or no Heaven or Hell, or no life after death?" as he smiled smugly.

"OK," she said. "Those could be interesting topics but let me ask you a question first. A horse, a cow, and a deer all eat the same stuff - grass. Yet a deer excretes little pellets, while a cow turns out a flat patty, but a horse produces clumps. Why do you suppose that is?"
The atheist, visibly surprised by the little girl's intelligence, thinks about it and says, "Hmmm, I have no idea."

To which the little girl replies, "Do you really feel qualified to discuss why there is no God, or no Heaven or Hell, or no life after death, when you don't know crap?"

And then she went back to reading her book.

Thursday, September 15, 2011

Never thought I would have to do it...

But I found myself out there doing it.... I had to kill my tomato plant tonight. Yes, you heard me right. It is suppose to get down to 31 tonight so I went out to get the rest of what was on there.

Why is it when it is the end of the season it is when my plants are doing their best? This plant had so many new buds on it I just wanted to cry. It was such a shame to kill it. But I know it wouldn't have been any good by morning. Now all I can do is wait and savior the last of these. I only planted one plant this year and it did great. Bushed out so big.
Well so long tomato plant. I will miss you.

Thought you could use a laugh

Monday, September 12, 2011

As I faced my Maker

 As I faced my Maker at the last judgment, I knelt before the Lord along with all the other souls. Before each of us laid our lives like the squares of a quilt in many piles; an angel sat before each of us sewing our quilt squares together into a tapestry that is our life. But as my angel took each piece of cloth off the pile, I noticed how ragged and empty each of my squares was. They were filled with giant holes. Each square was labeled with a part of my life that had been difficult, the challenges and temptations I was faced with in everyday life. I saw hardships that I endured, which were the largest holes of all.

 I glanced around me. Nobody else had such squares. Other than a tiny hole here and there, the other tapestries were filled with rich color and the bright hues of worldly fortune. I gazed upon my own life and was disheartened. My angel was sewing the ragged pieces of cloth together, threadbare and empty, like binding air. Finally the time came when each life was to be displayed, held up to the light, the scrutiny of truth. The others rose; each in turn, holding up their tapestries. So filled their lives had been. My angel looked upon me and nodded for me to rise.

 My gaze dropped to the ground in shame. I hadn't had all the earthly fortunes. I had love in my life and laughter. But there had also been trials of illness and wealth, and false accusations that took from me my world, as I knew it. I had to start over many times. I often struggled with the temptation to quit, only to somehow muster the strength to pick up and begin again. I spent many nights on my knees in prayer, asking for help and guidance in my life. I had often been held up to ridicule, which I endured painfully, each time offering it up to the Father in hopes that I would not melt within my skin beneath the judgmental gaze of those who unfairly judged me. And now, I had to face the truth.. My life was what it was, and I had to accept it for what it was.

 I rose and slowly lifted the combined squares of my life to the light. An awe-filled gasp filled the air. I gazed around at the others who stared at me with wide eyes. Then, I looked upon the tapestry before me. Light flooded the many holes, creating an image, the face of Christ. Then our Lord stood before me, with warmth and love in His eyes. He said, 'Every time you gave over your life to Me, it became My life, My hardships, and My struggles. Each point of light in your life is when you stepped aside and let Me shine through, until there was more of Me than there was of you.' May all our quilts be threadbare and worn, allowing Christ to shine through! God determines who walks into your's up to you to decide who you let walk away, who you let stay and who you refuse to let go.'


Cooking Measurement Equivalents

I had someone ask me what the equivalents were for my Gatorade recipe, since I make my own. Mr. L. takes 1/2 gal. to work everyday. If I were to buy those 2 bottles that  that makes it would cost me $2 a day. So it is much cheaper to make my own. Plus he says it tastes much better. So thought I would post some cooking measurement equivalents here for you.

Cooking Measurement Equivalents

1 tablespoon (tbsp) =     3 teaspoons (tsp)
1/16 cup =    1 tablespoon
1/8 cup =    2 tablespoons
1/6 cup =    2 tablespoons + 2 teaspoons
1/4 cup =    4 tablespoons
1/3 cup =    5 tablespoons + 1 teaspoon
3/8 cup =    6 tablespoons
1/2 cup =    8 tablespoons
2/3 cup =    10 tablespoons + 2 teaspoons
3/4 cup =    12 tablespoons
1 cup =     48 teaspoons
1 cup =     16 tablespoons
8 fluid ounces (fl oz) =     1 cup
1 pint (pt) =    2 cups
1 quart (qt) =    2 pints
4 cups =    1 quart
1 gallon (gal) =    4 quarts
16 ounces (oz) =     1 pound (lb)
1 milliliter (ml) =    1 cubic centimeter (cc)
1 inch (in) =    2.54 centimeters (cm)

This should help you out and be handy to keep on hand for any future uses.
I usually don't measure things, I just dump them in but with this it has to be as near as possible or to much salt and YUCK. So I go by the recipe every time.

Sunday, September 11, 2011

It's been a bit since I've posted any exercises

I don't know about you, but I could use a little help in this area. Especially with the summer months going to be coming to an end soon. I will be stuck inside. I hate the snow and I hate going out in it. So I try to find exercises I can do in the house. I have added Iodine to my meds. and will be going to my Dr. next week so she can do blood work to see if we can adjust my thyroid meds. I have just been putting weight on and can't seen to take it off, no matter what I do.  More water, less coffee, no salt, no starches, count calories, I've been doing it all. Even trying the eating 6 small meals a day. I won't give up but boy am I tired. I just think my thyroid has something to do with it and my Dr. won't listen to me about it. She has had me on the same dose for 20yrs. She keeps saying my blood works comes back fine and no need to change anything. Sure you get the kick back from the drug companies, so why not give me more drugs to take....

Saturday, September 10, 2011

My granddaughter is a Safety Patrol person...

How cool is this, first week of school and already a Safety Patrol??
Mr. L. says it runs in the family he was one, and I said I was one. Her mom was one and now she is one. Looks like she's ready for the job.
Way to go Payton.

Thursday, September 8, 2011

This is what happens before Mr. L. goes to work,,,,

Actually if anyone tries to lay down on the couch you end up with 3 dogs snuggling on you, each finding their own spots like this. Punkin by your chest, then Aquila at your tummy area and Mr. Man between your legs. So don't even think you are going to be comfortable. But you will be loved.
This happens everyday before he goes to work. He lays down for a 1/2hr. nap and then you get a dog pile each at their respective spots for their naps also. I just had to show you what happens at our house everyday. Just like clockwork. 


Never heard it put quite like this before
                                                       RECALL NOTICE:        
The Maker of all human beings (GOD) is recalling all units manufactured, regardless of make or year, due to a serious defect in the primary and central component of the heart.
This is due to a malfunction in the original prototype units code named Adam and Eve, resulting in the reproduction of the same defect in all subsequent units. This defect has been technically termed "Sub-sequential Internal Non-Morality," or more commonly known as S.I.N., as it is primarily expressed.

Some of the symptoms include:
1. Loss of direction
2. Foul vocal emissions
3. Amnesia of origin
4. Lack of peace and joy
5. Selfish or violent behavior
6. Depression or confusion in the mental component
7. Fearfulness
8. Idolatry
9. Rebellion

The Manufacturer, who is neither liable nor at fault for this defect, is providing factory-authorized repair and service free of charge to correct this defect.

The Repair Technician, JESUS, has most generously offered to bear the entire burden of the staggering cost of these repairs. There is no additional fee required.

The number to call for repair in all areas is: P-R-A-Y-E-R.
Once connected, please upload your burden of SIN through the REPENTANCE procedure. Next, download ATONEMENT from the Repair Technician, Jesus, into the heart component.
  No matter how big or small the SIN defect is, Jesus will replace it with:
1. Love
2. Joy
3. Peace
4. Patience
5. Kindness
6. Goodness
7. Faithfulness
8. Gentleness
9. Self control 

  Please see the operating manual, the B.I.B.L.E. (Basic Instructions Before Leaving Earth) for further details on the use of these fixes.

WARNING: Continuing to operate the human being unit without correction voids any manufacturer warranties, exposing the unit to dangers and problems too numerous to list and will result in the human unit being permanently impounded. For free emergency service, call on Jesus.
  DANGER: The human being units not responding to this recall action will have to be scrapped in the furnace. The SIN defect will not be permitted to enter Heaven so as to prevent contamination of that facility. Thank you for your attention!
  - GOD 
  P.S. Please assist where possible by notifying others of this important recall notice, and you may contact the Father any time by 'Knee mail'! 
  Because He Lives!

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

I did it again- I made another 3pc set for Michelle

I just love Michelle, she is such a good friend. She notices every time I come into the Post Office and if I'm wearing something new I have made she just has to have it. So I was wearing another piece similar to this and she loved it but wanted it in different colors. So I finally have hers done. I thought I would share what it looked like. I made hers with silver and black wire. Then silver earrings and a thick chain (20in.). She just loves the color purple so I had some purple beads and tried to match them with these colors that she also likes. She just loves it.

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

A disappointed child, his first day of kindergarten.

It was the first day of school and he was so excited. But when it was time for school to let out he was waiting for his homework. But there was none to be had. He wanted so bad to be like his big brother and sister. Boy was he mad. Below shows his disappointment.
This is my grandson Logan, you can see how his first day of kindergarten turned out for him..
Looks like his big brother Chase had a rather nice day though. 

Darling- there will be plenty of years to come when you will wish you didn't have homework. So enjoy these first few years.
Nanna loves you.

Monday, September 5, 2011

I think this bears reposting---

Don't let the next accident be you........ 


You really need to make sure when you buy tires what the age is on them. Many big name places are selling tires that are way over 6-10yrs old as NEW tires. These tires are causing accidents that are KILLING people.             Don't let the next accident be you.
Watch this abc news video on how to read your tires to know when they were made.

Aged Tires: A Driving Hazard?

The next life you save just might be yours........
Feel free to post this onto your blog. The more lives we can save the better.


I have lived, loved, lost and loved again.  Life is not easy,.... but it is what it is.

Cowboy rules:

1. Pull your pants up. You look like an idiot.

2. Turn your cap right, your head ain't crooked.

3. Let's get this straight: it's called a 'gravel road.' I drive a pickup truck because I want to. No matter how slow you drive, you're gonna get dust on your Lexus. Drive it or get out of the way.

4. They are cattle. That's why they smell like cattle. They smell like money to us. Get over it. Don't like it? I-10 & I-40 go east and west, I-17 & I-15 goes north and south. Pick one and go.

5. So you have a $60,000 car. We're impressed. We have $250,000 Combines that are driven only 3 weeks a year.

6. Every person in the Wild West waves. It's called being friendly Try to understand the concept.

7. If that cell phone rings while a bunch of geese/pheasants/ducks/doves are comin' in during a hunt, we WILL shoot it outta your hand. You better hope you don't have it up to your ear at the time.

8. Yeah. We eat trout, salmon, deer and elk. You really want sushi and caviar? It's available at the corner bait shop.

9. The 'Opener' refers to the first day of deer season. It's a religious holiday held the closest Saturday to the first of November.

10. We open doors for women. That's applied to all women, regardless of age.

11. No, there's no 'vegetarian special' on the menu. Order steak, or you can order the Chef's Salad and pick off the 2 pounds of ham and turkey.

12. When we fill out a table, there are three main dishes: meats, vegetables, and breads. We use three spices: salt, pepper, and ketchup! Oh, yeah ... We don't care what you folks in Cincinnati call that stuff you eat ... IT AIN'T REAL CHILI!!

13. You bring 'Coke' into my house, it better be brown, wet and served over ice. You bring 'Mary Jane' into my house, she better be cute, know how to shoot, drive a truck, and have long hair.

14. College and High School Football is as important here as the Giants, the Yankees, the Mets, the Lakers and the Knicks, and a dang site more fun to watch.

15. Yeah, we have golf courses. But don't hit the water hazards - it spooks the fish.

16. Turn down that blasted car stereo! That thumpity-thump ain't music, anyway. We don't want to hear it anymore than we want to see your boxers! Refer back to #1!

A true Westerner will send this to at least 10 others and a few new friends that probably won't get it, but we're friendly so we share in hopes you can begin to understand what a real life is all about!!!

And there is more.............
The COWBOY Solution to save Gasoline !
OBAMA wants us to cut the amount of gasoline we use.....

The best way to stop using so much gasoline is to deport 15 million illegal immigrants!

That would be 15 million less people using our gas.

The price of gas would come down.....
Bring our troops home from  Afghanistan to guard the borders....

When they catch an illegal immigrant crossing the Border, hand him a canteen, rifle and some ammo and ship him to  Afghanistan ....

Tell him if he wants to come to  AMERICA then he must serve a tour in OUR military....

Give him a soldier's pay while he's there and tax him on it......

After his tour, he will be allowed to become a citizen since he defended this country.....

He will also be registered to be taxed and be a legal resident.....

This option will probably deter illegal immigration and provide a  solution for the troops in Afghanistan  and the aliens trying to make a better life for themselves.. ........

If they refuse to serve, ship them to  Afghanistan anyway,
without the canteen, rifle or ammo.....

Problem solved.....

Sunday, September 4, 2011

30 hairstyles/30 days by Abby Smith

I was just searching blogs when I came across this blog by Abby Smith called My Yellow Sandbox where Abby does 30 hairstyles in 30 days. I just had to link to her blog to share it with you. If you ever wondered what to do with long hair she has you covered.
This is just one of the hairstyles she shows you. How great is this..

Received this from a friend of mine..

Target Stores - What a surprise!

Wasn't it last Christmas that Target refused to let the Salvation Army ring their bells in front of their stores?

Dick Forrey of the Vietnam Veterans Association wrote.

'Recently we asked the local TARGET store to be a proud sponsor of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Wall during our spring recognition event.

We received the following reply from the local TARGET management:

' Veterans do not meet our area of giving. We only donate to the arts, social action groups, gay & lesbian causes, and education.'

So I'm thinking, if the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Wall and veterans in general, do not meet their donation criteria,
then something is really wrong at this TARGET store. We were not asking for thousands of dollars, not even hundreds, just a small sponsorship for a memorial remembrance.

As a follow-up, I, E-mailed the TARGETU.S.. Corporate Headquarters and their response was the same...

That's their national policy!!!

Then I looked into the company further..
They will not allow the Marines to collect for 'Toys for Tots' at any of their stores. And during the recent Iraq deployment, they would not allow families of employees who were called up for active duty to continue their insurance coverage while they were on military service.

Then as I dig further,
TARGET is a French-owned corporation.

Now, I'm thinking again..
If TARGET cannot support American (or Canadian) Veterans, then why should my family and I support their stores by spending our hard earned American (or Canadian) dollars in their stores???  And, have their profits sent to France ..
Without the American (and Canadian) Vets, where would France be today?

'They, most likely would be speaking German and trading in Deutsch Marks'

Dick Forrey
Veterans Helping Veterans

Please send this on to everyone you know to let Target know we don't need them either !

We're all in a position to reduce sales to these stores as soon as this get around! ! ! !

....SO THERE IS POWER IN THE PEN!!!!!!!!!!!!

                           "IN GOD WE TRUST!!!"