Thursday, February 24, 2011

The Ten Commandments debate fires me up. I can't figure out how some people can turn the most basic of human decency into a humans rights issue.
Does that mean if you don't believe in the Bible you don't believe in the other commandments? So you can steal, murder, commit adultery? Give me a break. This is, as my mom has told me, "gag on a gnat and choke on  a camel."

A local school district has been battling this issue for the last few months. A complaint was made about the commandants being displayed int he schools.They were taken down, and then put back up in the next few days by the school board. Then the news came out they were being sued by the ACLU and th Freedom From Religion Foundation. 
Giles county is like most counties in our area, and across the country. They decided, after review, that they couldn't financially  afford the lawsuits involved if the case went to court, and ordered the removal of the commandments. 
 Giles County balked amid cost

It's hard for me to believe that  large groups like this would target a small county like Giles. Why??? I have an idea, they are a neighboring county to a large state university,which means that the population has a large ethinic group. 
I try my best to be tolerant, and understanding, and God like. And I pray for wisdom to face the future.    

Saturday, January 15, 2011


Been almost 2 months since my last post. I've thought about how I enjoyed blogging, and how to get myself back to it.
So what did I come up with?
Not much, beyond the idea that I'd like to keep doing it. I started with the intention of promoting my Etsy shop, but I find that I want to do something else.
I don't fit well with twitter,  it's too fast for me.
Ditto facebook, I like it more than twitter but it still seems to move faster than I want to.
I need to think about what I want to say, not the first thing that comes into my mind when I read a post. Sometimes my first thought is the best thing, and sometimes it isn't. Occasionally it would get me into some really deep hot water, with little hope of extracting myself.
Great example. It just took me a good ten minutes to find a scripture that came to mind during that last sentence;
      "He who guards his mouth and his tongue keeps himself from troubles."
                                                                                           Proverbs 21:23
My challenge for the last several months has been to tame my tongue, learning that what I want to say is not necessarily the best thing to say. Sometimes saying nothing is the best thing.
But I feel the need to say something, even if no one else wants to hear it.  
And I really like the blogging, and I think I want to keep it up.With the blog  I can take the time to tame my thoughts, my words, and at times add from another place to make my ideas and feelings clearer.
        welcome to my world,

Thursday, November 18, 2010

That time of year!

I have a holiday tradition. Every year I start in about October planning what I'm going to do for friends and family for Christmas presents. And I plan, and I fret, and I change my mind a hundred times, UNTIL.....

It's a two weeks before the big day and I still don't have anything started. And unless I take a trip to the nearest crafts store about 60 miles away I'm going to have to use what I've got on hand to create gifts that I hope will show them how much I care. 
The end results are rarely what I thought they would be, but that goes for everything I create.
So here we go, the starting pistol has gone off, the countdown has begun, and maybe this year I will be able to finish before Christmas Eve and enjoy the rest of the holiday!
Then again, maybe I shoild just buy handmade and save myself the trouble!

maybe for Mom

Saturday, October 30, 2010

New Beginnings

When we lost our beloved Porky, we were devastated. I was actually worried about Richard,he was in such a blue funk. About 3 days after  the accident he told me he wanted to find another pup, not to take Porky's place but to be a "buddy". We found him today.

"Hi, I'm Smoky."

I'm a little shy,
but I'm gonna be Richard's good buddy and make him feel all better.
do ya think I have a chance?

Monday, October 25, 2010


I haven't posted in a while, I have had post rolling around in my head that never make it to screen,  only to change in a day or two to another idea that still doesn't make it to the computer.
Life has been good, I did my first ever craft show two weeks ago to great results, our harvest was wonderful, new root cellar being built, freezers full and plenty of dried foods stored.
and then today, on my dear husband's birthday, "King Porky" was run over and killed. We are devastated. I have felt both guilty because I'm so upset over a dog and so heartbroken over the lose of a dear friend that I'm lost. He was a very special dog, I can't even describe his personality. To give you an idea, we've had friends visit and call this evening to make sure we're ok. He was a community dog. I'm thinking of ways to tell our grandchildren, and I can only say he is with God because he had a special spirit and love in him.
I want to gather pictures to post, maybe later.

Monday, August 2, 2010

Fruits of the Labor

I spent today working on the "fruits of my labor"- Richard and I picked and broke green beans, and then I canned them and pickled the beets we pulled while we were in the garden. I also shredded a few zucchini that were a little too big and have them in the dehydrator now (love that thing).
I thought today as I was working on my canning, this is hot and messy work but how I love it. My favorite thing to can is tomatoes, I usually try to do at least 100 quarts. Most of the canning I do is more time consuming and messy  than hard. So far this year I've done dill pickles, beet pickles, peach preserves (thanks to my good neighbor Debbie who went to the Myrtle beach and brought us a basket of peaches back)and green beans.  Waiting on the tomatoes to start getting ripe. If the cabbage does well I'll freeze(and dry) it  and either dry or freeze green peppers,
AND... from what we have dug so far our potatoes are great and we'll have big crop to store. And we had corn on the cob for supper, good grief it was good.

Oh, and since I had the kitchen heated up anyway I baked a cake,
pineapple upside down cake      

I'm so thankful for all the bounty our gardens produce, for having the place to plant the garden and the knowledge to perserve it.

Sunday, July 18, 2010

Scrapbook background

I'm not a scrapbooker, but I like collages. I put together this digital picture, using some random photos I'd taken and one of the digital sheets I've added to one of  my Etsy shops, diaimage. I'm going to post more  sheets in different styles over the next week.