A New Week Begins
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Is your child's attitude founded in the Bible?
Almost every morning Matthew reads Proverbs for that day. This morning he is reading the 27th chapter as today is November 27th. After he reads we discuss the chapter. Today he told me, "if your friend is a thief, you have to tell." good lesson learned!
Next we do the daily Bible study lesson from 'Bible Express' by Lifeway for preteens. This morning his bus pulled up just as he pulled out the Bible Express, so we'll have to read that tonight.
i can honestly say that Matt's attitude is directly related to his morning Bible study... Or lack there of when we're having a bad morning.
Try morning Bible study with your own preteen child and see the difference making Him a priority can make!
So, you've finally broken down and bought a wood stove... I'm so glad... Now you can watch your heating bill take a nose-dive like mine did!
Now you need free fire-starters...
My fire-starters are super easy to make.
First, you need and empty paper roll from toilet paper, ect.
Second, fold in one end, as shown in the photo.
Thiird, stuff with all that free dryer lint!
Forth, fold in open end to keep lint in until ready to light.
Good Morning! Welcome back to my humble homestead. Looks like today is shaping up to be a red-letter day!
What do you think of the bath mat I'm knitting? Last winter a 'sweet' little country mouse decided to make a nest in my bath mats, chewing some up in the process. No amount of hot water and laundry soap can fix that! So... I'm knitting new bath mats.
This is the first of the new set. I'm knitting with a double strand so as to make each thicker and more absorbent... And cushier under our feet as we step out of the tub. I have chosen blue as the primary color for each room in my house. For the bathroom the accent colors are greens and sand, so the border for each bath mat will be crocheted on in Peaches & Cream brand cotton yarn in the color Blue Lagoon.
i got very lucky in that someone gave me a lot of the blue (a lot!) and I found the blue lagoon at the Walmart on Jefferson St in Joliet for around $2/ skein! So... My new set of bath mats will cost about $7.50!!!
Sometimes, even though it's aggravating, we just have to admit we really can't control anyone but ourselves....
Such would be the case with Farmer Fred's crazy harem! Yesterday I set up a "new" nesting box using an abandoned milk crate... Just like the other five nesting boxes scattered across their coop floor (on the floor as I still need to insulate properly before I hang each box)...
So, imagine my surprise this morning when I found the girls had tipped over the box, dumping the soft shredded paper bedding, in order to lay their eggs on and under the pokey, prickly straw...
regardless of how pleasing we may try to make the right way to do things, others are simply going to do what they're going to do...
you can only control yourself...
you must change your attitude...
change your perspective...
It is what it is...
Even if you're a crazy chicken!
Hello! Happy Thanksgiving to you! So glad you could stop by our humble homestead. Take off your shoes and come sit by the fire with a hot cup of coffee~ now doesn't that feel better?
How was your dinner? Are you stuffed and sleepy? Any leftovers? We had my friend, Jessie, over and we all ate too much!
After dinner we still had a lot left so I pulled out my dehydrator trays and began to load them with yummy food. The first tray was the cilantro. The second was mashed potatoes as my sister told me it's a good way to make instant potatoes. The last two are turkey.
This won't begin to make a dent in our prepping, but it sure will be nice to know there is a bit of survival food in our meager pantry!
|I find I must explain the picture... this pile of tires is at the bottom on a hill in a public park across from Dick's Towing, located on Broadway St in Joliet, IL... to see so many tires disposed of in this manner in what could be a truly remarkable park is beyond distressing! |
People this is Our Park! Yours and mine! This is/ could be a location to take the kids exploring...
I took a cheap boxed stuffing and doctored it up by adding the turkey's organs (cut up) and Adobo as well as chopped cilantro and red bell pepper. Then I stuffed the turkey.
What's your favorite stuffing recipe?
As we head into another ferocious winter, I am reminded why I have a wood stove~ to keep truly warm! Yes, I have a furnace...
I wander out back and wonder how long my firewood will last... And, I must admit, I wonder what those without a wood stove will do if the gas and electric go out? One good storm/ bad accident/ digging miscalculation would leave most people shivering.
so, as Io haul in firewood in the dark, I am so grateful for the firewood and those who provided it.
Thank You, Dear Friends!
Do you remember your last hike with a good friend? The simple act of exploring a new trail and all it holds is so much more when done with a close friend!
This was taken on the Hadley Valley trail off Bruce Road. Matt, Brandon and I stopped so the boys could explore the crick. If you've ever spent a lazy afternoon playing in a crick, you know what I mean. Words cannot describe the utter joy of building a dam then catching crayfish and fish and placing them in the new reservoir!
My grandson, Aiden, comes to my office and cooks me elaborate meals regularly and with great love. I am always so excited when he comes running in as any visit could, and usually does, mean I will have a very handsome young man cooking for me! As he runs in I wait on the edge of my seat~ will Aiden stay and cook?
Yes! He grabs the cup and spoon and sets these on the floor! I will get a royal feast today.
Then he sets all the needed spice jars on the floor around him. The mixing may now begin! Aiden carefully chooses spices one by one and shakes the (unopened) bottles into the cup. After stirring rigorously I am offered a taste! It is always a yummy feast!
I am so blessed to have a grandson like my Aiden who cooks for me!!!
A quiet time for a gentle talk with God . . Quilting time is a favorite time for sharing with God . . My thankfulness .. My joys . . My so...