Monday, January 30, 2012

While wanting to eat better

What a great dinner. Had this the other night. 
Trying to eat better and after I had seen a youtube video 
 from *Cooking With Chris*, Chris Stevens I just had to try the potato substitution. I have to say it's not so bad & it gives you more of the vitamins & protein you need. It will become a regular staple in our meals from now on.
Are there any foods you are incorporating in your meals that you would like to share? Not only is it better to eat healthier but it helps to make you feel better and helps to get you out there and enjoy life with your grand kids instead of telling them NO you will just watch. 

Monday, January 23, 2012

The Lord said "Thou shall Not Kill".

But I ask you if you were put into a situation of protecting your family or standing idly by and let an intruder in your home harm your family? What would you do? Do you actually think that intruder will listen to reason? Could you just talk to him/them like you do your children and he/they will listen to you and leave? What do you think they came there for in the first place, the lecture they didn't get at home? No they want to steal from you and if you are in their way they WILL harm you and everyone in their way. Plus if they are NOT so nice they may even do NOT so nice things to the women. Will the man of the house stand idly by and watch this? I hope not.

Even being a Christian doesn't mean we must stand by and let someone do harm to use. Yes they have that choice to do the wrong thing but I believe we also have that choice to protect ourselves.
Forgive me but didn't they KILL people that did wrong in the Bible?
So wouldn't we be doing RIGHT if we killed these intruders since they are doing WRONG?
I know from a mother's point of view, and from bad choices. I had to put my children's welfare first a few times and I did FIGHT to do just that. I had just this scenario happen to me and had I had a gun in my home that person would've been dead. But I did lay him out on my kitchen floor until the police came.

We have thought hard on having a gun in the house. We had one a number of years ago but sold it because  we no longer go hunting. So hitting the target if someone decided to break into our home would be no problem for either of us.
Wondering how it would effect us if we were to kill someone- that is another story. No one would know the effects of that until they actually encountered it. But I can tell you if someone were to enter my home without being invited - I would fight to my last breath to defend the loved ones in my home.

I recently came across this website that sold these signs to put in your yards. I live in an area that I wouldn't need to place these in my yard. But I have to say if I lived in the city or country I would definitely have one of these.
I have to say it is sad that it is getting to a point where we have to "scare" intruders like this. But in most homes this would be true.
I have to say that with the video of Brinks- they don't give you a real since of security. Because all it would take is for the intruder to have a gun and he answer the phone and tell the person on the other end that the window broke because kids were playing outside with a ball and it broke the window. So everything was fine. So then no police would be called and then you would be at his mercy.

So how much do those signs of theirs really deter intruders? A good thief knows what he wants and what he's willing to give up to get it. Or if they are on drugs they don't care one bit and they go after what they want at any cost.
Do you think you can talk that kind of intruder down????? 

Saturday, January 21, 2012

Do you remember these?

These are just a handful of the shows I grew up with. How about you do you have any you can add to the list?

Saturday, January 14, 2012

What makes me less than you?

I've had this conversation with many folks. It usually starts out when we are talking about the economy and we get around to our homes and vehicles. 
We get to talking about how bad it has gotten and how bad we've had to tighten our belts and then the other party says something stupid like "well at least you live in a trailer, you don't know what it's like to have bills". Well that may be true, I do live in a mobile home. But what they don't take into consideration is MY home is already paid for. So NO I don't have that big bill YOU have. I paid for my home with CASH. I don't owe a bank for my home. I will never have to worry about it being taken away from me if I don't make that payment each month.
But does that make my home any more less than yours? NO I don't see why it should. It keeps me warm in the winter and cool in the summer and dry when it rains, all the same things your home does. Sure mine might not be as filled with fancy what nots as yours, but I don't need those for mine to be a home. I have nice curtains that I did myself to my liking. I painted the walls the colors I wanted. I have things on the walls that are my taste. My home is filled with love. 

When my kids and grandkids come over they know they don't need to take their shoes off at the door because dirt is meant to be cleaned up. I don't run a museum, come in - sit down and stay awhile. What's mine is yours, make yourself at home. If you're thirsty, you know where the fridge is, get it yourself. 
I don't have one of those homes where you come in and sit in the same spot til you leave because you are afraid you might mess something up. That's my sister-in-law. NOT me. 

Then on to my car. It might not be the newest one on the market but yes I paid cash for it. It isn't full of rust and dents. I always trust in the Lord to provide me with what I can afford. He has never let me down yet. 
But I hear, "but I wouldn't be caught in something less than 2 yrs old". Well then you have fun making those payments. Right along with that house payment. Then wonder why you don't have money to do things. Why is it that people are so worried about keeping up with the JONES'S or SMITH'S? When the Lord will provide you with all the things you need if only you let him.
As long as that car runs and gets you from A to B and back to A, why do you care what it looks like? 

Another thing that gets my goat is when they get down on me about my grocery shopping. Yes I buy store brand food most of the time. I find there to be no difference in taste or texture once it is cooked up than the name brand food. Once you add your seasonings it all tastes the same anyway. I save so much money buying store brand. And things in bulk. Now don't get me wrong I will buy name brand when they are on sale and I have a coupon for them, so I save extra on them. That is when they usually end up costing less than store brand so that's when I will get them. But only then. With the Lord's help he has showed me many ways to save on things. From my home, vehicle to groceries to even my clothing. 
Yes, I shop at the RAG stores, as the wealthy call them. Those would be Goodwill Store, Salvation Army Store and Dollar Stores. And YES I do like me my garage sales. I see nothing wrong with used clothing. I take it home and give it a good washing right off anyways. So it's like getting it brand new to me. Besides, this way it has already been washed a number of times and you know if it was going to shrink it has done it by now. I can't see spending $30 for a T-shirt or $90 for a pair of Jeans, when I can get the same thing for $1-$3 at the goodie store.(as I call it) Plus if you take your time you can get brand new clothes with the tags still on them. I have gotten many clothes this way. Even fancy named clothes. But you won't get many high fluting people to go shopping at these places. Those are beneath them. They wouldn't be caught dead in there. 
Well then you keep paying your high prices and when you donate them for your tax write off's, I'll benefit from your money grubbedness. 

You know I guess I should thank the stingy people out there. Because if it weren't for them spending their all might dollar to first buy that NEW Home and discard it like trash I wouldn't have been able to buy it for cash at such a low price. Same goes for the vehicle. They bought it new then discarded it like yesterdays trash, just so I could cherish it and keep it running because it means something to me. Then they change their clothes as often as they change the tv channels. Just so I can have such nice clothes at dirt cheap prices.
WOW without the so called RICH people where would the poor people be? 
OH -- wait, they would be no where because it is us poor people who work our butts off doing all the work in their shops to make them rich, where they pay us minimum wage in the first place. 
So I guess I take back my thank you after all..........................

Friday, January 13, 2012

Problems with blogger

Well I have done all I can for this morning. I have spent over 2hrs. trying to figure out why I can't get a background to stay on my blog. Even the default background won't stay on it. I can get it to stay put when I place it on it but when I go to view it, it's gone. So I am stuck for the meantime with the bold look of white on my blog. Sorry to everyone who come to visit. I know white is not a flattering look but it will have to do for now.