Monday, April 28, 2008
Sunday, April 27, 2008
What Your Latte Says About You
When it comes to what you like, you have your own unique tastes. And people don't really understand them.
You can be quite silly at times, but you know when to buckle down and be serious.
You have a good deal of energy, but you pace yourself. You never burn out too fast.
You're totally addicted to caffeine... but you like to pretend like you aren't!
You are a child at heart, and you don't ever miss the opportunity to do something playful.
You are deep and thoughtful, but you are never withdrawn.
Thursday, April 24, 2008
Wednesday, April 23, 2008
I needed to post something fun because...well...all I've got running around in my brain right now are these really serious subjects having to do with truth, freedom of speech and Ben Stein. That and we are seriously thinking of adding chickens to our way of life.
We were sitting at supper last evening when Husband says, "I really want to keep chickens!"
"Okay!" says I.
"Oh yes Daddy! Please!" says Daughter.
"WHAT?!?!?!" says Son. His main concern was that this would in some way mean more work for him. Which indeed it very well may. He needs more work. He needs to know that work is good. But that's another post.
After supper Husband started surfing the web about chickens. WOW. There is a. lot. of information out there. We found a couple of sites that were interesting. Even if you never want to keep chickens you ought to check these out. The site we actually bookmarked was Keeping Chickens In Your Backyard. We signed up for the newsletter and also received a free on-line book about getting your chickens to lay 200 eggs a day.
I don't really want my chickens to lay 200 eggs a day. But hey...it was free!
I should mention that we live within city limits. From what we've heard from others we can keep four chickens without a rooster. They, of course, would be "pets" and if one happens to die and end up on our dinner table...well...you know... it gave it's life for a good cause.
Well, that's my post on chickens. Don't be surprised if there are more to come.
Because a chicken is a wondrous thing.
Friday, April 18, 2008
Monday, April 14, 2008
Remember, "Jesus said to him, 'I am the way , the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through Me.' " ~John 14:6 It's in the red letters.
Sunday, April 13, 2008
So what you get to hear about today is my upcoming oral surgery and all the ramifications thereof.
On April 25th I go to the oral surgeon to be put under and have a tooth worked on. This tooth has been a problem tooth to put it mildly. About three years ago I had a crown put on it. Two years ago it had a root canal done. Yes, that is in reverse order, which ought to tell you something about this tooth. At the time my dentist did the root canal he had a hard time cleaning out one of the roots, though he did his best. Now, it is infected again. It's a sort of low grade infection that doesn't really bother me except that I have been very tired the last few months because my body has been busy fighting this infection.
Finding all this out is actually an answer to prayer. Since the middle of last fall I have been tired and lethargic, as I mentioned. I've been trying everything I can think of with diet and exercise to try and beat this tiredness, to no avail. Of course, I should have been praying about it first but that came rather later. The Lord though, is faithful. He loves and cares for His children and is The Great Physician. At my last teeth cleaning and x-ray session the dentist discovered the infection in this tooth. The Lord then impressed on me that this is partly the answer to my tiredness.
Hallelujah! (Please notice that there is a band of heavenly angels singing that!)
Now one of the things I am really not looking forward to about this whole surgery thing, aside from being put under, is that I'm going to have to take a course of penicillin. As I mentioned in a previous post I have candida issues. Antibiotics are not helpful in this area. Also, being on a candida diet is no easy thing. It is very restrictive, especially for the first couple of weeks. However, having said all of that, I know that going on my candida diet and following it strictly will definetely help in limiting the adverse side effects of taking the penicillin.
So I covet your prayers. Prayers for self control. Prayers to help me remember why sticking to this diet is important. Prayers that everything with the surgery on the tooth goes well. Prayers that my body begins to feel better.
On the up-side of all of this though is the fact that I will more than likely lose 5 pounds rather quickly! Who can complain about that? I'll also be addressing a couple of health issues. Number one is the candida thing, but I also suspect that I may have some gluten issues. (When you are on a candida diet you must also avoid glutens.) So we'll see how I am feeling after all this. I'm hoping that by the end of May I will be feeling markedly better.
Okay, my wah wah session is over. Thanks for listening to me.
God sends His love and His faithfulness. ~Psalm 57:3b (NIV)
Tuesday, April 8, 2008
|You Are a Dash|
You're often busy doing something interesting, and what you do changes quickly.
You have many facets to your personality, and you connect them together well.
You have a ton of interests. While some of them are a bit offbeat, they all tie together well.
You friends rely on you to bring novelty and excitement to their lives.
(And while you're the most interesting person they know, they can't help feeling like they don't know you well.)
You excel in: Anything to do with money
You get along best with: the Exclamation Point
Monday, April 7, 2008
It's very hard to see Spring, spend a few days enjoying Spring and then return to
While we were down in the world of Spring we hit my favorite little used book shop in the world. (I would tell you where it is but then you would know where I live and Husband has asked that I keep that on the QT.) I don't know what the square footage of the shop is but I do know this...it is stacked floor to ceiling with books. There is never enough time to explore them all.
My Dad gave me a little volume that he bought there awhile back called A Book of Courage. It has all sorts of wonderful quotes in it inspiring one to keep up ones courage. It was printed in 1924. It's as charming to look at as it is inspiring to read. Quotes come from such greats as Theodore Roosevelt, Samuel Longfellow, Emerson, Robert Browning and Elizabeth Barrett Browning, to name a few.
This quote (following) was especially inspiring to me at this season in life when I am mothering, teaching, being a wife and doing all the myriad of other things I do to take care of my family.
Let us be content to work
To do the things we can, and not presume
To fret because it's little
~Elizabeth Barrett Browning
I think sometimes I do "fret because it's little". This reminded me that raising and loving my children and loving and taking care of my husband is no little thing. It is what I was made to do and I take joy in that. I take joy in knowing that I am doing exactly what my Lord and Savior wants me to do and that I am smack dab in the middle of His will.