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Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Fun Fur Scarf & Hat Set (C)

This set has been inspired by our Precious daughter Rhonda. I made a lime green hat, she loved it and said Mom please make me one only in orange, I did, and she said she wanted a scarf that matched along with the fun fur trim. I knew I didn't want to make the entire scarf of fun fur because that would be to heavy, so this is what I came up with and it turned out awesome,

I also made a set in pink, & blue

Here is the link to the pattern:

Sunday, December 18, 2011

Santa & Grandma

True story or just one made up, it stands for what we should do for others, not only at this time of the year, but always.

I remember my first Christmas adventure with Grandma. I was just a kid.

I remember tearing across town on my bike to visit her on the day my big sister dropped the bomb: "There is no Santa Claus," she jeered. "Even dummies know that!"

My Grandma was not the gushy kind, never had been. I fled to her that day because I knew she would be straight with me. I knew Grandma always told the truth, and I knew that the truth always went down a whole lot easier when swallowed with one of her "world-famous" cinnamon buns. I knew they were world-famous, because Grandma said so. It had to be true.

Grandma was home, and the buns were still warm. Between bites, I told her everything. She was ready for me. "No Santa Claus?" she snorted...."Ridiculous! Don't believe it. That rumor has been going around for years, and it makes me mad, plain mad!! Now, put on your coat, and let's go."

"Go? Go where, Grandma?" I asked. I hadn't even finished my second world-famous cinnamon bun. "Where" turned out to be Kerby's General Store, the one store in town that had a little bit of just about everything. As we walked through its doors, Grandma handed me ten dollars. That was a bundle in those days. "Take this money," she said, "and buy something for someone who needs it. I'll wait for you in the car." Then she turned and walked out of Kerby's.

I was only eight years old. I'd often gone shopping with my mother, but never had I shopped for anything all by myself. The store seemed big and crowded, full of people scrambling to finish their Christmas shopping.

For a few moments I just stood there, confused, clutching that ten-dollar bill, wondering what to buy, and who on earth to buy it for.

I thought of everybody I knew: my family, my friends, my neighbors, the kids at school, the people who went to my church.

I was just about thought out, when I suddenly thought of Bobby Decker. He was a kid with bad breath and messy hair, and he sat right behind me in Mrs. Pollock's grade-two class. Bobby Decker didn't have a coat.

I knew that because he never went out to recess during the winter. His mother always wrote a note, telling the teacher that he had a cough, but all we kids knew that Bobby Decker didn't have a cough; he didn't have a good coat. I fingered the ten-dollar bill with growing excitement. I would buy Bobby Decker a coat!

I settled on a red corduroy one that had a hood to it. It looked real warm, and he would like that.
"Is this a Christmas present for someone?" the lady behind the counter asked kindly, as I laid my ten dollars down. "Yes, ma'am," I replied shyly. "It's for Bobby."
The nice lady smiled at me, as I told her about how Bobby really needed a good winter coat. I didn't get any change, but she put the coat in a bag, smiled again, and wished me a Merry Christmas.

That evening, Grandma helped me wrap the coat (a little tag fell out of the coat and Grandma tucked it in her Bible) in Christmas paper and ribbons and wrote, "To Bobby, From Santa Claus" on it.
Grandma said that Santa always insisted on secrecy. Then she drove me over to Bobby Decker's house, explaining as we went that I was now and forever officially, one of Santa's helpers.

Grandma parked down the street from Bobby's house, and she and I crept noiselessly and hid in the bushes by his front walk. Then Grandma gave me a nudge. "All right, Santa Claus," she whispered, "get going."

I took a deep breath, dashed for his front door, threw the present down on his step, pounded his door and flew back to the safety of the bushes and Grandma.

Together we waited breathlessly in the darkness for the front door to open. Finally it did, and there stood Bobby.

Fifty years haven't dimmed the thrill of those moments spent shivering, beside my Grandma, in Bobby Decker's bushes. That night, I realized that those awful rumors about Santa Claus were just what Grandma said they were -- ridiculous. Santa was alive and well, and we were on his team.

I still have the Bible, with the coat tag tucked inside: $19.95.

May you always have LOVE to share,
HEALTH to spare and FRIENDS that care...
And may you always believe in the magic of Santa Claus!

Merry Christmas!

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Blueberry Buckle

                                    Blueberry Buckle

1 C. sugar
1/2 C. margarine
1 egg
1/2 C Milk
2 C. flour
1/4 tsp. salt
2 tsp. baking power
1 C. blueberies (can add more if like blueberries.)

Mix sugar, shortening, and egg. Stir in milk
Sift in dry ingredients, carefully mix in Blueberries
Pour in 9 in. by 13 in. pan

1/2 C sugar
1/2 C. flour
1/4 C. margarine
2 tsp. cinnamon

Sprinkle over batter.
Bake at 375 degrees. F., for 35-45 min.

~This recipe is from the restaurant at Dockside Guest Quarters, :York Maine.

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

No Christmas This Year


We won't have a Christmas this year, you say
For now the children have all gone away;
And the house is so lonely, so quiet and so bare
We couldn't have a Christmas that they didn't share.

We won't have a Christmas this year, you sigh,
For Christmas means things that money must buy.
Misfortunes and illness have robbed us we fear
Of the things that we'd need to make Christmas this year.

We won't have a Christmas this year you weep,
For a loved one is gone, and our grief is too deep;
It will be a long time before our hearts heal,
And the spirit of Christmas again we can feel.

But if you lose Christmas when troubles befall,
You never have really had Christmas at all.
For once you have had it, it cannot depart
When you learn that true Christmas is Christ in your heart.

~ Verna S Teeuwissen (1911 - 2004)

Shared on FB 12/13/2011 By: Dot McEntire

Monday, December 12, 2011

Snicker Moment

               Snickers enjoying the Christmas Decorations..

Having 4 legged family members can be stressful on them during the Holidays. (any Holiday), We noticed that when Ron started bringing in the decorations he (Snickers) began to shake, dribble, and pace, I scooped him up and held in within my arms and reassured him that his little world was just fine and within a couple hours he seemed to realise that all the boxes were leaving as decorations were being put into place, He even got down to check things out for himself.... Happy Days are here again

Remember your lil ones with all the festivies going on around them, it may make sence to us as adults, but our fur babies and weee littles need extra assurance that they are loved and their world as they know it, is secure

                            MERRY CHRISTMAS

Thursday, December 8, 2011

Twas The Night...

Twas the night before Christmas, he lived all alone,
In a one bedroom house made of plaster & stone.
I had come down the chimney with presents to give
And to see just who in this home did live.

... I looked all about a strange sight I did see,
No tinsel, no presents, not even a tree.
No stocking by the fire, just boots filled with sand,
On the wall hung pictures of far distant lands.

With medals and badges, awards of all kind
A sober thought came through my mind.
For this house was different, so dark and dreary,
I knew I had found the home of a soldier, once I could see clearly.

I heard stories about them, I had to see more
So I walked down the hall and pushed open the door.
And there he lay sleeping silent alone,
Curled up on the floor in his one bedroom home.

His face so gentle, his room in such disorder,
Not how I pictured a United States soldier.
Was this the hero of whom I’d just read?
Curled up in his poncho, a floor for his bed?

His head was clean shaven, his weathered face tan,
I soon understood this was more than a man.
For I realized the families that I saw that night
Owed their lives to these men who were willing to fight.

Soon ‘round the world, the children would play,
And grownups would celebrate on a bright Christmas day.
They all enjoyed freedom each month of the year,
Because of soldiers like this one lying here.

I couldn’t help wonder how many lay alone
On a cold Christmas Eve in a land far from home.
Just the very thought brought a tear to my eye,
I dropped to my knees and started to cry.

The soldier awakened and I heard a rough voice,
"Santa don’t cry, this life is my choice;
I fight for freedom, I don’t ask for more,
my life is my God, my country, my Corps."

With that he rolled over and drifted off into sleep,
I couldn’t control it, I continued to weep.
I watched him for hours, so silent and still,
I noticed he shivered from the cold night’s chill.

So I took off my jacket, the one made of red,
And I covered this Soldier from his toes to his head.
And I put on his T-shirt of gray and black,
With an eagle and an Army patch embroidered on back.

And although it barely fit me, I began to swell with pride,
And for a shining moment, I was United States Army deep inside.
I didn’t want to leave him on that cold dark night,
This guardian of honor so willing to fight.

Then the soldier rolled over, whispered with a voice so clean and pure,
"Carry on Santa, it’s Christmas Day, all is secure."
One look at my watch, and I knew he was right,
Merry Christmas my friend, and to all a good night!

Monday, December 5, 2011


                                            SIMPLE SCONES

2 cups all-purpose flour
1/3 cup sugar
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
8 tablespoons unsalted butter, frozen
1/2 cup raisins (or dried currants)
1/2 cup sour cream (READ NOTE @ BOTTOM)
1 Tsp. Cinnamon (optional)
1 large egg

1 egg white only in separate bowl from mix

1.Adjust oven rack to lower-middle position and preheat oven to 400 degrees.

2.In a medium bowl, mix flour, 1/3 cup sugar, baking powder, baking soda and salt. Grate
butter into flour mixture on the large holes of a box grater; use your fingers to work in
butter (mixture should resemble coarse meal), then stir in raisins.

3.In a small bowl, whisk sour cream and egg until smooth.

4.Using a fork, stir sour cream mixture into flour mixture until large
dough clumps form. Use your hands to press the dough against the
bowl into a ball. (The dough will be sticky in places, and there may
not seem to be enough liquid at first, but as you press, the dough
will come together.)

5.Place on a lightly floured surface and pat  into a 7- to 8-inch circle about 3/4-inch
 thick. Use a  sharp knife to cut into 8 triangles; place on a cookie sheet
(preferably lined with parchment paper), about 1 inch apart.

With egg white, lightly brush over scones, then sprinkle with remaining 1 tsp. of sugar.

Bake until golden, about 15 to 17 minutes. Cool for 5 minutes and serve warm or
at room temperature.

*** NOTE:
Instead of using sour cream in my scones, I have used applesauce, plain no-fat yogurt,
 etc. to make them a little more healthy. They are wonderful either way you make
them up... Enjoy

Thursday, November 10, 2011

Put Me In Charge

This was in the Waco Tribune Herald, Waco , TX  Nov 18, 2010

Put me in charge...

Put me in charge of food stamps. I'd get rid of Lone Star cards...; no cash for Ding Dongs or Ho Ho's, just money for 50-pound bags of rice and beans, blocks of cheese and all the powdered milk you can haul away. If you want steak and frozen pizza, then get a job.

Put me in charge of Medicaid. The first thing I'd do is to get women Norplant birth control implants or tubal ligations. Then, we'll test recipients for drugs, alcohol, and nicotine and document all tattoos and piercings. If you want to reproduce or use drugs, alcohol, smoke or get tats and piercings, then get a job.

Put me in charge of government housing. Ever live in a military barracks?

You will maintain our property in a clean and good state of repair. Your "home" will be subject to inspections anytime and possessions will be inventoried. If you want a plasma TV or Xbox 360, then get a job and your own place.

In addition, you will either present a check stub from a job each week or you will report to a "government" job. It may be cleaning the roadways of trash, painting and repairing public housing, whatever we find for you. We will sell your 22 inch rims and low profile tires and your blasting stereo and speakers and put that money toward the “common good.."

Before you write that I've violated someone's rights, realize that all of the above is voluntary. If you want our money, accept our rules.. Before you say that this would be "demeaning" and ruin their "self esteem," consider that it wasn't that long ago that taking someone else's money for doing absolutely nothing was demeaning and lowered self esteem.

If we are expected to pay for other people's mistakes we should at least attempt to make them learn from their bad choices. The current system rewards them for continuing to make bad choices.

AND While you are on Gov’t subsistence, you no longer can VOTE! Yes that is correct. For you to vote would be a conflict of interest. You will voluntarily remove yourself from voting while you are receiving a Gov’t welfare check. If you want to vote, then get a job.

         ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ My Opinion ~~~~~~~~~~~~
                The above article is RIGHT ON!!!

   When I was newly married in 1971, we bought 5-10 lbs flour, rice, sugar, noodles, potatoes, hugh containters of Peanut Butter, blocks of cheese,  fresh veggies, whole chickens (you cut them into pieces yourself) etc. We used cloth diapers, and didn't fill the land fills with plastic. We actually cooked from scratch, not pre-packaged foods, but real wholesome food.

   Those on EBT "Welfare Food Stamp program" should be required to buy in bulk and provide meals cooked and NOT already packaged.

   When I was working, nothing chaped my hind more then to be at work (on my feet and dealing with customers / the public, nice and not so nice) in a "bakery/deli" and have someone call and ask if they can use the EBT card, my blood would boil, the bakery/deli was a luxury, not something to spend your children's food stamp money on, I was and still am thrilled to say NO we don't accept EBT ("food stamp cards") and I will boycot any asstablishment of this type that does accept "food stamp cards"..
If you want to enjoy this type of luxury, get a job, then you can afford it.

   I don't mind the Goverment helping those less fortunate, or those going through tough times, (we've all been in tough times at one point in our lives or another), I am glad they use my tax dollars to help our people in the "USA only", but, I also believe we should DEMAND drug test before allowing anyone to collect from our assistance, that includes but it's not limited to disability & SS benifits.
   If drug's, alcohol or ciggarettes are found, they should be dis-quilified for assistance, they can get a job and afford these luxury's.

   I also feel drug test should be done "without notice" durning the duration of anyone who is  on Gov. assistance.

   I also feel once accepted for Gov. assistance, you should have to keep ALL recipts for spending and turn them in to qualify for your next check, (no "official" recipts, no check) so the Gov. can see exactly where those tax dollars are being spendt, You must account for every peney you recieve and spend from Gov. assistance.

   I think if anyone comes in with tatoo's, & or body piercing,  photo's hould be taken of them and put in their files, if any new ones appear, they should be removed from assistance, If they can afford tattoos & piercings, they can afford to get a job and enjoy this type of luxury.

   I also believe Gov. assistance should be for a limited amount of time. Maybe 6 mo - 2 yrs with job training and placement.
   In addition, you will either present a check stub from a job each week or you will report to a "government" job. It may be cleaning the roadways of trash, painting and repairing public housing, whatever we find for you.

   Those who are craving marijuana for medical use, should have to go into the Dr's office and smoke their weed under his/her supervision, stay in the office for an hour after they have smoked their pot, before getting on the road and indangering the lives of the rest of us.

And thats the end of my ranting for today...JMSQ 11/11/2011

Thursday, November 3, 2011

Thankful Tree


This is such a wonderful craft, perfect for doing with your small children. Such a simple and creative idea.

If I had a crafty business I would have one on display year round.. I just love it!!!!


Please go to the site and see all her wonderful idea's

Thursday, October 27, 2011

Snickers - Trinket Box

Doesn't Snickers look thrilled to be seen on the foot stool along with this Trinket Box I was finishishing? He's such a spoiled lil poodle he just had to get on the stool to make sure I wasn't giving the doll any extra attention....

                He's such a stinker, but he knows he's cute and we sure do Love him...

Pattern for the "Ozark Trinket Box" can be found at the bottom of our Blog along with all my other patterns.. enjoy

Monday, October 10, 2011

Depression - By Spiritual Warrior

Prayer for sufferers of depression ~ God, I can't do this anymore! Please take m...y hand and don't let go. God, shield me from the Darkside and let me see through Your eyes! God, give me the wisdom to discern where my thoughts come from. God, give me the courage and strength to win the battle raging in my mind. Continually pray this and keep in contact with positive people so that the Angels can do their work! ♥ No Fear, Love Always! ♥

Too many in this world try to deny the darkness within, wanting only to show the light to the world. But to find peace of the Spirit one must embrace both equally and fully as both sides are the key to who you are. Only then will true peace be found.

By: Spiritual Warrior


Wise Owl

There was an old owl.. Who lived in an oak;

The more he heard.. The less he spoke.

The less he spoke.. The more he heard.

Why aren't we like.. That wise old bird?

Friday, September 30, 2011

Koffee Time

Oh the girls are preparing for a trip to Calif. next week and I'm missing them already. I hate it when our family isn't home safe and sound where I can reach out any time and touch them. I know it will only be for a week but it's going to be a LOOOOOONG week for me thats for sure & for certain

On the flip side of the girls vacation, I'm always so Blessed when all 3 of our children are able to be together and enjoy eachother. We have 3 of the most wonderful children in the world, I wouldn't change a thing, I'd do things differently if I had it to do over again (now that I'm older and know so much more) but by and by, God worked things out, and our children are beyond AWESOME, and we're so BLESSED to have them in our lives... Thank You Lord!!!

The weather here in the Beautiful Ozarks goes from being warm to hot, then like today nice and cool. Thats what Fall is all about, temp changes as well as leave changes. I'm not sure if we'll have much of a show this year with our leaves of color because of the extreme heat we had this summer with little or no rain, but whatever God brings will be much appreacheted and well loved.

This weekend is our fall festival at the square. Starts today and goes through Sunday, Festive activities and crafts, food, entertainment etc. If you happen to be in Harrison, come by and enjoy yourself, sure to be loads of fun for everyone...

Lamb Is The Light



                            ...Revelation 21:23

Monday, September 26, 2011

‎9 things that show a fervent spirit.

1. Vibrant prayers.

2. Daily Bible reading.

3. Faithfully attending worship.

4. Seperation from the world.

5. Temperance in life's pleasures.

6. Disinterest in material things.

7. Fervent love.

8. Stability in trials.

9. Concern for souls

(Borrowed from Norma Jean Talbert . Thanks for letting me use this.)

Friday, September 16, 2011


Hands tell a story. They reflect the heart and tell of service or selfishness, healing or hurting, giving or receiving etc... Unmanaged hands will grab for power, strangle for survival, seduce for pleasure. Managed hands become instruments of grace, tools in the hands of God. They become the very hands of God!

Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Koffee Time

Wonderful day here in the Ozarks, Sun is shinning and birds are singing, even went out and ran to the store this afternoon, Wonderful outdoors

Finally got Aunt Lois settled in a wonderful Nursing home in Mt. Home. They have a special wing for patients with her problems and she's just as happy as can be in her own world. I haven't seen her look so good in several months, and OH how she was thrilled to see her Ron. She just adores Ron..

Hope your all having a Blessed week

Wednesday, August 3, 2011

The Green Thing

In the line at the store, the cashier told an older woman that she should bring her own grocery bags because plastic bags weren't good for the environment.

The woman apologized to him and explained, "We didn't have the green thing back in my day."

The clerk responded, "That's our problem today. Your generation did not care enough to save our environment."

He was right -- our generation didn't have the green thing in its day.

Back then, we returned milk bottles, soda bottles and beer bottles to the store. The store sent them back to the plant to be washed and sterilized and refilled, so it could use the same bottles over and over. So they really were recycled.

But we didn't have the green thing back in our day.

We walked up stairs, because we didn't have an escalator in every store and office building. We walked to the grocery store and didn't climb into a 300-horsepower machine every time we had to go two blocks.

But she was right. We didn't have the green thing in our day.

Back then, we washed the baby's diapers because we didn't have the throw-away kind. We dried clothes on a line, not in an energy gobbling machine burning up 220 volts -- wind and solar power really did dry the clothes. Kids got hand-me-down clothes from their brothers or sisters, not always brand-new clothing. But that old lady is right; we didn't have the green thing back in our day.

Back then, we had one TV, or radio, in the house -- not a TV in every room. And the TV had a small screen the size of a handkerchief (remember them?), not a screen the size of the state of Montana.

In the kitchen, we blended and stirred by hand because we didn't have electric machines to do everything for us.

When we packaged a fragile item to send in the mail, we used a wadded up old newspaper to cushion it, not Styrofoam or plastic bubble wrap.

Back then, we didn't fire up an engine and burn gasoline just to cut the lawn. We used a push mower that ran on human power. We exercised by working so we didn't need to go to a health club to run on treadmills that operate on electricity.

But she's right; we didn't have the green thing back then.

We drank from a fountain when we were thirsty instead of using a cup or a plastic bottle every time we had a drink of water.

We refilled writing pens with ink instead of buying a new pen, and we replaced the razor blades in a razor instead of throwing away the whole razor just because the blade got dull.

But we didn't have the green thing back then.

Back then, people took the streetcar or a bus and kids rode their bikes to school or walked instead of turning their moms into a 24-hour taxi service.

We had one electrical outlet in a room, not an entire bank of sockets to power a dozen appliances. And we didn't need a computerized gadget to receive a signal beamed from satellites 2,000 miles out in space in order to find the nearest pizza joint.

But isn't it sad the current generation laments how wasteful we old folks were just because we didn't have the green thing back then?

The Green Thing

Monday, July 25, 2011

Showing Favoritism

                                    Why it's wrong to show favoritism:

1.) It is inconsistent with Christ's teachings

2.) It results from evil thoughts

3.) It insults people made in God's image.

4.) It is a by-product of selfish motives

5.) It goes against the Bibical definition of love

6.) It shows lack of mercy to those "less-fortunate"

7.) It is hypocritical

8.) It is sin

Friday, July 15, 2011

Calming Down Now

My 80 yr old Aunt has been in the hospital for 2 weeks. Yesterday late afternoon
they transfered her into a nursing home. She has full blown dementia and is
usually in her own world, but every once in awhile there is still a little ray
of light into the woman she once was.

Early last evening (Thursday) my Beloved and I went to see her and make sure
everything was alright. I had taken a wheel chair wrap, walker tote, 4 brand new
pj's sets, a 10 pk. of new panties, 5 pairs of new socks with the little rubber
stickies on the bottom of them. ALL labled with her name

Today I ran up to Wal-Mart to pick up some fresh snacks for her as she loves
little snacks and peanut butter. I labled all my plastic jars with her name on
them, peanut butter cups, peanut butter mini crackers, peanut butter crackers,
and un-salted peanuts, I also found her a little brown stuffed dog with white
and pink spots, adorable pink ears, labled everything and into her room I went

She grabbed her little dog and hugged it, loved on it and so forth. She enjoyed
some peanut butter cups, how she loves chocolate, she believes choclate was
created to keep women happy... (smile), then I looked around.

1 outfit was already missing, her wheel chair wrap, & walker tote were all gone.
In her walker tote was her glass case & photo of she and her little dog. all
gone (in less then 24 hrs), no one has a clue where they are or why they are missing.

When I told Mom they were already gone, we both kinda shock out heads and
decided Lois enjoyed them for the couple hours she had then. (deep inside I was
fuming), I wonder how long before her snacks are gone, at home they would last
her at least a week as she just nibbles every now and then

Some times I still am in shock at what others will do to the elderly, shame on
them and all involved...

You can be sure I will keep popping in all hours to keep an eye on her!!!

Monday, June 20, 2011

Your Welcome At My Water Bowl Anytime!

A man and his dog were walking along a road. The man was enjoying the scenery, when it suddenly occurred to him that he was dead.

He remembered dying, and that the dog walking beside him had been dead for years. He wondered where the road was leading them.

After a while, they came to a high, white stone wall along one side of the road. It looked like fine marble. At the top of a long hill, it was broken by a tall arch that glowed in the sunlight.

When he was standing before it, he saw a magnificent gate in the arch that looked like mother-of-pearl, and the street that led to the gate looked like pure gold.

He and the dog walked toward the gate, and as he got closer, he saw a man at a desk to one side.

When he was close enough, he called out, 'Excuse me, where are we?'

'This is Heaven, sir,' the man answered.

'Wow! Would you happen to have some water?' the man asked.

'Of course, sir. Come right in, and I'll have some ice water brought right up.'

The man gestured, and the gate began to open. 'Can my friend,' gesturing toward his dog, 'come in, too?' the traveler asked.

'I'm sorry, sir, but we don't accept pets.'

The man thought a moment and then turned back toward the road and continued the way he had been going with his dog.

After another long walk, and at the top of another long hill, he came to a dirt road leading through a farm gate that looked as if it had never been closed. There was no fence. As he approached the gate, he saw a man inside, leaning against a tree and reading a book.

'Excuse me!' he called to the man. 'Do you have any water?'

'Yeah, sure, there's a pump over there, come on in.'

'How about my friend here?' the traveler gestured to the dog.

'There should be a bowl by the pump,' said the man.

They went through the gate, and sure enough, there was an old-fashioned hand pump with a bowl beside it. The traveler filled the water bowl and took a long drink himself, then he gave some to the dog.

When they were full, he and the dog walked back toward the man who was standing by the tree. 'What do you call this place?' the traveler asked.

'This is Heaven,' he answered.

'Well, that's confusing,' the traveler said.

'The man down the road said that was Heaven, too.'

'Oh, you mean the place with the gold street and pearly gates? Nope. That's Hell.'

'Doesn't it make you mad for them to use your name like that?'

'No, we're just happy that they screen out the folks who would leave their best friends behind.'

                                      You are welcome at my water bowl anytime!!

Thursday, June 16, 2011

Psyllium Powder, Husks, Granuals

Psyllium husk is a natural fiber used to treat constipation and cleanse the bowels of unwanted buildup and toxins. Psyllium is found in health food stores as either a powder or a natural supplement. The fiber can improve digestion and increase the feeling of fullness that allows you to eat less during weight-loss efforts.

.Weight Loss

Fiber from any source is ideal, but psyllium has much more fiber per serving compared with other sources. While 100 grams of psyllium offer 71 grams of soluble fiber, other fiber options such as oat bran only have five per 100-gram serving. Fiber is an essential part of weight loss because it helps keep you full, according to Jennifer Brett, ND, at the Wilton Naturopathic Center in Stratford, Conn. Keeping hunger pains away by using psyllium fiber may help you avoid cravings and lose weight.

Initially, using psyllium for weight loss helps you drop one to three pounds of waste buildup from the intestines. But using it as part of a healthy diet and exercise plan will help you lose weight gradually over time.

How Much Should You Take?
Take one teaspoon of psyllium powder and mix it with eight ounces of warm water. Drink quickly, because the fiber will begin to expand when it is mixed with water. After the initial glass, drink a second eight-ounce glass of water to hydrate the intestines so the fiber moves through them more easily. Because the fiber content is so high, it will absorb most of the moisture in the intestines, pushing out waste and toxins from the body.

Start out with one teaspoon per eight-ounce glass of water for one week and then move up to two teaspoons per cup to cleanse the bowels and provide fullness to the stomach. For weight-loss purposes, take the serving of psyllium each day at least 30 minutes before eating, to prevent overeating.


Read more: Best Way - How Much Pysillium Fiber is Needed for Weight Loss?

Monday, June 13, 2011

Bird Crashing in our Window

                                          Our Veranda Tea Pot Garden

Yesterday Sunday 6/12/11 Ron was in the kitchen when we heard a bang on our windows in the front of our mobile home. We both went what was that, looked out the front of kitchen window and saw a wild hawk type of  bird, stun ' ed, finally after a few moments it was able to quickly low fly away.

We went outside to check the damanges and the silly thing put a hole in our middle window( about the size  a bb gun would have made) then on the lower window the screen was full of chest feathers and liquid, some bloody colored, mostly just liquid from the bird. We looked down and our hosta's were also filled with the small lil feathers from this bird.

I sure hope the bird lived, we figured it must have seen a lizard, or mouse, maybe even a snake and was trying to get it without realising our windows were right there as well. I'm sure glad we were home when it happened as I would have flipped if I looked and saw the hole in the window and thought someone was shooting a BB gun at our house. Boy oh boy did the birdhit hard on the window, thankfully it was double panned, so we'll replace it "God Willing"  before winter..

Strange things happen even here in the Beautiful Ozarks

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

If We Didn't Have Dogs

1. We could walk around the yard barefoot in safety.

2. Our house would have new carpet instead of the twenty-year old stuff
that's down.

3. All flat surfaces, clothing, furniture, and cars would be free of dog

4. When the doorbell rings, it wouldn't sound like a kennel.

5. When the doorbell rings, I could get to the door without falling over
the dog bodies trying to beat me there.

6. We could sit on the couch the way we wanted, without taking into
consideration how much space several fur bodies would need to get

7. We wouldn't have strange presents under my Christmas tree-like dog
bones, stuffed animals or have to answer to people why we wrap them.

8. We wouldn't be on a first name basis with the vets at Loving Hands
Animal Clinic.

9. The most used words in our vocabulary would not be: "out", "sit",
"down", "come", "no", "stay", and "leave him/her/it ALONE".

10. Our computer room wouldn't contain two 3 x 4 foot kennels.

11. Our pockets would not contain things like poo bags, dog treats and an
extra leash.

12. We would no longer have to spell the words B-A-L-L or F-R-I-S-B-E-E or

13. We wouldn't have as many leaves INSIDE the house as outside.

14. We wouldn't look strangely at people who think having their ONE dog
ties them down too much.

15. We'd look forward to Spring instead of dreading "mud season".

16. They'd be lots more room in the king sized bed.

17. Our sleep wouldn't be interrupted by barking whenever an owl hoots or
the neighbor's dog goes out for a midnight stroll.

18. The bill for groceries wouldn't include $9.00 for a bag of Purina One,
$7.99 for Greenies, $10.75 for three jars of Newsome's Puperoni Twisties.

19. We wouldn't have to answer the question "Why do you have two dogs?"
from people who will never have the joy in their life of knowing they are
loved unconditionally by someone as close to an angel as they will ever get.

Yep, if we didn't have dogs, how empty life would be....

Sunday, May 29, 2011

Heartfelt Scripture

                                                                Psalm 84:11 NIV

For the Lord God is a sun, and shield; the Lord bestows favor and honor; no good thing dows He withhold from those whose walk is blameless.

God does not promise to give us everything we think is good, but He will not withhold what is permantly good. He will give us the means to walk along His paths, but we must do the walking. When we obey Him, He will not hold anything back that will help us serve Him

Saturday, May 14, 2011

Silly Questions

                                     So I ask myself some silly questions

1.) Why is it, when I say to our Precious Snickers, do you, or let's, go for a walk, he gets excited?

2.) Would you like to go for a ride? He goes to the door??

3.) Do you want dinner? He spins in circles??

4.) when it's time to go to the groomers, he shakes? How does he know?

5.) When it's time for Dad to come home from work? He go to the door??

                                 {our's is Blue, it hangs on his leash}
6.) So just how do dog's understand anyhow?, When walking and he has to go poop, after he stops and waits for me to bend down and scoop up the poop with our cute little bags, how does he know I'm going to do that??? I mean, he's known from the very first time?

Now when it's vacation time and we'll be planning to do this or that, I sit with him and tell him well in advance what the plans are and just how he fits into this mystery, but somehow he just seems to know everything before and at the precise time whats going to happen or take place in our lives

So I ask myself, How does He know??? HUMMMMMMNNNNNNNNNNN

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Dog Poop Etiquette

Today, I stopped to mail a letter and had to tip toe around someones
DOG CRAP. This is NOT FAIR to the other people living in this park to
have to clean up after someone else's DOG POOP MESS.. PERIOD!!!
My own mother has trouble walking on the rocks at the mail box, now she has
to worry about stepping in DOG CRAP, I don't think so, ENOUGH is ENOUGH

This is truly how I feel:
If you want to have your furry friends, let them CRAP in YOUR OWN
so others won't have to be offened by your lack of caring or curtisy.

{This is the despenser we personally use, only our's is blue, we bought it at Wal-Mart for $5.00, with 2 rolls of bags. It hangs on the handle of our leash and always ready to go for our walks. I highly reccomend it. Once empty you can either buy refill bags [120 for $5.00 @ Wal-Mart] or use bags from your local Dallor store [30 bags for $1.00]

                                             {More cute bag dispensers}

I have given away poop bags to several of our neighbors, yet, none use them
excupt Mom & myself.. This saddens me to no end. This is our home,
we want it to be nice for everyone and that means everyone should do their
part and keep their own yards, DOG MESS'es, & children cleaned
up after.
                                           "Clean Up After Your Dog!"

No person owning or having a right to control any animal shall permit such
animal to do any of the following:

1. Defecate or urinate on private property other than the private property of
the owner or the person having a right to control the animal;

2. Defecate on public property without immediately cleaning or removing
the excrement to a proper receptacle.’

I believe every dog owner has a responsibility to pick up after their dog.
It’s such a shame that a small number of owners put dogs in a bad light,
as there are millions of responsible owners and well-behaved dogs out there!

Monday, May 9, 2011

Last Respects

                                                   Last Respects...

One day the members of a large church were greeted with a sign on the front door. The sign said: "The person who has been hindering your walk with the Lord has died." We invite you to attend the funeral after this mornings service." At first everyone was sad to hear that one of their fellow members had died, but after a while they started getting curious about who this person might be that had hindered their walk with the Lord.The interest grew as the members arrived to pay their last respects. Everyone wondered: "Who is this person who was hindering my progress?" One by one the members got closer to the coffin and when they looked inside it they suddenly became speechless. They stood over the coffin, shocked and in silence, as if someone had touched the deepest part of their soul. There was a mirror inside the coffin and everyone who looked inside it could see their own reflection. One by one the members realized that they had only themselves to blame for not taking time to read their Bible daily, not going to the Lord in prayer, not allowing God to use them, not serving the Lord as they should. It was no ones fault but their own that they were not growing in their walk with the Lord. It wasn't long til conviction set in, repentence was put forth, revival broke out, and lives were changed. Are you hindering your own walk?
Thank You Pam for sharing this with us.. Bless You Dear Sister

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Thorn Birds

                                          THE THORN BIRDS
                                         By Colleen McCullough

Long Ago, there was a bird who sang just once in its life.

From the moment it left its nest, it searched for a thorn tree.

and it never rested until it found one.

Then it began to sing more sweetly

than any other creature on the face of the earth.

And singing, it impaled its breast on the longest, sharpest thorn.

But as it was dying, it rose above its own agony

to out-sing the lark and the nightingale.

The thorn bird pays its life for that one song

and the whole world stills to listen

and God, in His heaven ~smiles.

As its best was bought only at the cost of great pain.

Driven to the thorn, with no knowledge of the dying to come.

But when we press the thorn to our breast,

We know........

We understand.....

And still......we do it.

Monday, April 11, 2011

Amish Peanut Butter Bread

                                     Amish Peanut Butter Bread

2 c. flour

4 tsp. baking powder

1/2 tsp. sugar

1 tsp salt

2/3 c. peanut butter

1 c. milk

Sift together dry ingredients. Blend peanut butter and milk; add to dry ingredients. Pour batter into loaf pan that has been greased or lined with wax paper. (I use cooking spray) Bake at 350 for 45-50 minutes.

**cream cheese and tart jelly are wonderful on this bread

Monday, April 4, 2011

Koffee Time

Here is is already April, how fast the time is flying. March was "COLD" here in the Ozarks, Then towards the end of the month it went up to high 70's and even yesterday it was 87, oh I feel SPRING in the air, however, today back down to the 40's and windy...

Ron had alot of time in pain between his hip & shoulder. Dr. said it arthritis and this is heartbreaking for me to watch my Beloved hobbling around in such pain. Ron is such a "GOOD MAN" and doesn't desirve this!!!!

Ron loves to garden, his seeds took a back seat this year getting started, he just is, thats all; Anyhow April came and Ron got busy with small projects and small gardens cleaned, Gladolias planted, onions planted & some garden container planted and sitting on our verondia / deck.

You can't change anyone...you can't fix anyone... only yourself..Be yourself always..Don't be judged by anyone but God- and God loves you even when you make mistakes..LOVE, PRAY, FORGIVE..AND FORGIVE YOURSELF

In Dec. 2010 my Mother got herself a Nook. I knew nothing about them, but had to learn in order to set her's up and help her with finding books, understanding the Nook Etc. It was very frustrating for me because I knew NOTHING about them nor did she, only that she saw Dr. Oz, Oprah, & Ellen give the Kendell's (E-Readers) away on their shows and she wanted one. We got to Best Buy and they were out of Kendells, but had only 2 Nooks left so we got one.

Here's the link to my first encounter of the Nook back in Dec.2010

Well now it's April 2011 and I've played some on Mom's and decided it's a great idea to have 1500 storage of books, small enough to fit in your purse, and I think I'd like to have one.

Ron took me to Best Buy on Sat. 4/2/2011 and bought me a Nook. I registered it, set my perfrences up, ordered some books, and got several FREE books from Barns & Noble and I love mine.!!!!!! Yesterday I set up my shelf's for my books, have just enjoyed everything about my Nook. If I only had time "alone" with Mom's Nook I may very well have gone and got my own long before now, thats how much I like my Nook.

 So Yesterday 4/3/11 in the afternoon I got Mom's and brought it over to my house to set up her shelf's, and prefrences for her. On my way back over to her her, it (her Nook) decided to up-grade, so we waited, what it did was RE-SET it'self to original setting. I had to re-regester her Nook, set up her prefrences, set up her book shelfs, and text size. I opened her book for her and went back home, THINKING ok now Mom is set and able to read and enjoy her Nook... (Thats what I get for thinking)

This morning, Mom's car wouldn't start so she needed me to take both her and my Aunt to the dentist. I got dressed, grabbed my Nook, and off we went. While in the dentist office, Mom notified me her Nook went to tiny text size and her book would NOT open or turn pages. NOW WHAT DO I DO? I decided to call Best Buy and see if they will exchange it for a new one, and start over again. We'll see later what happens when I call them.

MINE, works perfectly, I enjoyed sitting quietly in the dentist office reading my sweet Nook, while Mom and Aunt Lois entertained the dentist in the back.


I hope everyone enjoyes everyday this month, think of something possitive you can get involved with, pick some wild flowers and share with your neighbor..

                                            {Jesus Is LORD}

                                                ~ Jeanarie

Sunday, March 27, 2011


                                         "My God is an awesome God"

Our God is an awesome God
He reigns from heaven above
With wisdom pow'r and love
our God is an awesome God
Our God is an awesome God
He reignsfrom heaven above
With wisdom pow'r and love
our God is an awesome God
Our God is an awesome God
He reigns from heaven above
With wisdom pow'r and love
our God is an awesome God

Saturday, March 26, 2011

Tortilla Warming Bags

Heat in microwave, serve and keep warm for up to 25 minutes with this new tortilla warmer. Place tortillas inside the pocket and microwave according to directions on microwave, (about 30 seconds). Reheat tacos, burritos, Muffins, waffles, bread, pancakes, cookies, Sandwiches. Food will not turn soggy or hard. Fresh, soft and hot throughout the entire meal!

Insert one to 12 tortillas at one time and follow microwave instructions for warming.
The tortilla warmer is microwave safe and made of the highest quality materials.

Easy clean up, just throw into your washer & dryer.

A great gift idea and you'll want to keep one for yourself!

Fabric is available in a variety of novelty prints, Also, all my Warming bags
come with ahanger for hanging on your wall

10" $10.00 - 12" $12.00

$2.95 postage & Handling

Tortilla  & Roll Warming Bags


Wednesday, March 23, 2011


                                       WARMTH TO OUR HEARTS
                                            by Ofelia Brevaldo

"What have I gotten myself into?"

I mumbled to myself as I glanced at the nervous, scared, old, and
almost hairless Chihuahua inside the box on the passenger seat. This
would be the 7th dog in our household! I chuckled at the thought of
getting with my community outreach team at work and consider having a

                           "Pet Food Drive for Ofelia."

I reached out and stroked the dog's head, told her that she will
be okay with us and that we will be home soon. Getting home was not
soon enough -- the traffic was backed up, the usual 1.5 hour commute
stretched to 2 hours.

Barbara, the lady who fostered and brought the dog to me at work,
mentioned over the phone that the dog has some skin condition and lost
most of her hair. When she said the dog was ugly, I thought she was
only joking! She named the dog Bella.

Bella stared at me while I talked to her. I did not know her
background other than she was rescued from somewhere.

There's a difference between adopting and rescuing a pet. When you
adopt, you choose the pet that you have connection with -- one that is
cute, friendly and so on. When you rescue, it does not matter how they
look like -- you are going to take them.

When we arrived home, I picked Bella up. She was still scared and
tried to get away by climbing up to my shoulder. I rushed her inside and
into the fenced-in area at the side of the house so that she could take
care of her business. We were followed by 4 small dogs and 2 big dogs.

All were very curious about the new arrival, but their curiosity ended
after the initial sniffing session.

Ron met Bella shortly after he finished feeding the chickens
and goats. I watched as Ron picked Bella up and said, "We are going to
take care of you. You are safe here."

While Bella did not give us any problem, she was suspicious. She
only came close to us when it was feeding time. Since she is an older
dog, Ron thought that she probably has problem chewing dry food. So,
he made a special trip to Winn Dixie and got soft and canned food for her.

Bella parked herself on the back of the couch where the other dogs
usually spend time when they get tired playing. Despite her keeping
distance from us, Bella was always happy to see us when we arrived home
at night. They all look forward to us letting them out in the yard
while Ron and I attend to the ducks, chickens and goats.

It was February 6, 2008, when I brought Bella home. Since then,
she has most all her hair back. A beautiful dark brown. Even with
the newly grown hair over her face, she still doesn't look cute but we
love her just the same. She no longer spends the night on the back of
the couch. She had claimed a spot on our bed with the other 4 small dogs.

Working full time with the 90 minute commute and taking care of
numerous pets does not leave much time for us but we are not complaining.
The pets bring so much joy and warmth to our hearts. We are
thankful for having the opportunity to give them a home.

-- Ofelia Brevaldo

Cinnamon & Honey

Facts on honey and cinnamon: It is found that a mixture of honey and cinnamon cures most diseases. Honey is produced in most of the countries of the world. Scientists of today also accept honey as a “Ram Ban” (very effective) medicine for all kinds of diseases. Honey can be used without any side effects for any kind of disease.

Today’s science says that even though honey is sweet, if taken in the right dosage as a medicine, it does not harm diabetic patients. Weekly World News, a magazine in Canada , in its issue dated 17 January, 1995 has given the following list of diseases that can be cured by honey and cinnamon as researched by western scientists:

{As for Ron & I, we have to take the cinnamon in pill form, (inexpensive) no problem taking the honey but the cinnamon is just to much, to intense for us... JMSQ }

Make a paste of honey and cinnamon powder, apply on bread, instead of jelly and jam, and eat it regularly for breakfast. It reduces the cholesterol in the arteries and saves the patient from heart attack. Also those who have already had an attack, if they do this process daily, they are kept miles away from the next attack. Regular use of the above process relieves loss of breath and strengthens the heart beat. In America and Canada , various nursing homes have treated patients successfully and have found that as you age, the arteries and veins lose their flexibility and get clogged; honey and cinnamon revitalize the arteries and veins.

Arthritis patients may take daily, morning, and night, one cup of hot water with two spoons of honey and one small teaspoon of cinnamon powder. If taken regularly even chronic arthritis can be cured. In a recent research conducted at the Copenhagen University, it was found that when the doctors treated their patients with a mixture of one tablespoon Honey and half teaspoon Cinnamon powder before breakfast, they found that within a week, out of the 2 00 people so treated, practically 73 patients were totally relieved of pain, and within a month, mostly all the patients who could not walk or move around because of arthritis started walking without pain.

Take two tablespoons of cinnamon powder and one teaspoon of honey in a glass of lukewarm water and drink it. It destroys the germs in the bladder.

Make a paste of one teaspoon of cinnamon powder and five teaspoons of honey and apply on the aching tooth. This may be applied three times a day until the tooth stops aching.

Two tablespoons of honey and three teaspoons of Cinnamon Powder mixed in 16 ounces of tea water, given to a cholesterol patient, was found to reduce the level of cholesterol in the blood by 10 percent within two hours. As mentioned for arthritic patients, if taken three times a day, any chr onic cholesterol is cured. According to information received in the said journal, pure honey taken with food daily relieves complaints of cholesterol.

Those suffering from common or severe colds should take one tablespoon lukewarm honey with 1/4 spoon cinnamon powder daily for three days. This process will cure most chronic cough, cold, and clear the sinuses.& nbsp;

Honey taken with cinnamon powder cures stomach ache and also clears stomach ulcers from the root.

According to the studies done in India and Japan , it is revealed that if honey is taken with cinnamon powder the stomach is relieved of gas.

Daily use of honey and cinnamon powder strengthens the immune system and protects the body from bacteria and viral attacks. Scientists have found that honey has various vitamins and iron in large amounts. Constant use of honey strengthens the white blood corpuscles to fight bacteria and viral diseases.

Cinnamon powder sprinkled on two tablespoons of honey taken before food relieves acidity and digests the heaviest of meals.

A scientist in Spain has proved that honey contains a natural ingredient which kills the influenza germs and saves the patient from flu.

Tea made with honey and cinnamon powder, when taken regularly, arrests the ravages of old age. Take four spoons of honey, one spoon of cinnamon powder and three cups of water and boi l to make like tea. Drink 1/4 cup, three to four times a day. It keeps the skin fresh and soft and arrests old age. Life spans also increases and even a 100 year old, starts performing the chores of a 20-year-old.

Daily in the morning one half hour before breakfast on an empty stomach and at night before sleeping, drink honey and cinnamon powder boiled in one cup of water. If taken regularly, it reduces the weight of even the most obese person. Also, drinking this mixture regularly does not allow the fat to accumulate in the body even though the person may eat a high calorie diet.

Recent research in Japan and Australia has revealed that advanced cancer of the stomach and bones have been cured successfully. Patients suffering from these kinds of cancer should daily take one tablespoon of honey with one teaspoon of cinnamon powder for one month three times a day.

Recent studies have shown that the sugar content of honey is more helpful rather than! than being detrimental to the strength of the body. Senior citizens, who take honey and cinnamon powder in equal parts, are more alert and flexible. Dr. Milton, who has done research, says that a half tablespoon of honey taken in a glass of water and sprinkled with cinnamon powder, taken daily after brushing and in the afternoon at about 3:00 P.M. when the vitality of the body starts to decrease, increases the vitality of the body within a week.

Sunday, March 20, 2011

Asparagus -- Who knew ?

                                         Asparagus -- Who knew ?

From a friend -
My Mom had been taking the full-stalk canned style
asparagus that she pureed and she took 4 tablespoons in
the morning and 4 tablespoons later in the day. She did
this for over a month. She is on chemo pills for Stage 3
lung cancer in the pleural area and her cancer cell
count went from 386 down to 125 as of this past week.
Her oncologist said she does not need to see him for 3

Several years ago, I had a man seeking asparagus for a
friend who had cancer. He gave me a photocopied copy
of an article, entitled, Asparagus for cancer 'printed in
Cancer News Journal, December 1979. I will share it
here, just as it was shared with me: I am a
biochemist, and have specialized in the relation of diet
to health or over 50 years. Several years ago, I learned
of the discovery of Richard R. Vensal, D.D.S. that
asparagus might cure cancer. Since then, I have worked
with him on his project We have accumulated a number
of favorable case histories. Here are a few examples:

Case No. 1, A man with an almost hopeless case
of Hodgkin's disease (cancer of the lymph glands) who
was completely incapacitated. Within 1 year of starting
the asparagus therapy, his doctors were unable to
detect any signs of cancer, and he was back on a
schedule of strenuous exercise.

Case No. 2, a successful businessman 68 years old
who suffered from cancer of the bladder for 16 years.
After years of medical treatments, including radiation
without improvement, he went on asparagus. Within 3
months, examinations revealed that his bladder tumor
had disappeared and that his kidneys were normal.

Case No. 3, a man who had lung cancer. On March 5th 1971, he
was put on the operating table where they found
lung cancer so widely spread that it was inoperable.
The surgeon sewed him up and declared his case
hopeless. On April 5th he heard about the Asparagus
therapy and immediately started taking it By August,
x-ray pictures revealed that all signs of the cancer had
He is back at his regular business routine.

Case No. 4, a woman who was troubled for a number of
years with skin cancer. She finally developed different
skin cancers which were diagnosed by the acting
specialist as advanced. Within 3 months after starting
on asparagus, her skin specialist said that her skin
looked fine and no more skin lesions. This woman
reported that the asparagus therapy also cured her
kidney disease, which started in 1949. She had over 10
operations for kidney stones, and was receiving
government disability payments for an inoperable,
terminal, kidney condition. She attributes the cure of
this kidney trouble entirely to the asparagus.

I was not surprised at this result, as `The elements of
materia medica', edited in1854 by a Professor at the
University of Pennsylvania , stated that asparagus was
used as a popular remedy for kidney stones. He even
referred to experiments, in 1739, on the power of
asparagus in dissolving stones. Note the dates!

We would have other case histories but the medical
establishment has interfered with our obtaining some
of the records. I am therefore appealing to readers to
spread this good news and help us to gather a large
number of case histories that will overwhelm the
medical skeptics about this unbelievably simple and
natural remedy.

For the treatment, asparagus should be cooked
before using, and therefore canned asparagus is just
as good as fresh. I have corresponded with the two
leading canners of asparagus, Giant and Stokely, and I
am satisfied that these brands contain no pesticides or

Place the cooked asparagus in a blender and liquefy to
make a puree, and store in the refrigerator. Give the
patient 4 full tablespoons twice daily, morning and
evening. Patients usually show some improvement in
2-4 weeks. It can be diluted with water and used as a
cold or hot drink. This suggested dosage is based on
present experience, but certainly larger amounts can do
no harm and may be needed in some cases. As a
biochemist I am convinced of the old saying that `what
cures can prevent.' Based on this theory, my wife and I
have been using asparagus puree as a beverage with
our meals. We take 2 tablespoons diluted in water to
suit our taste with breakfast and with dinner. I take
mine hot and my wife prefers hers cold. For years we
have made it a practice to have blood surveys taken as
part of our regular checkups. The last blood survey,
taken by a medical doctor who specializes in the
nutritional approach to health, showed substantial
improvements in all categories over the last one, and
we can attribute these improvements to nothing but
the asparagus drink.

As a biochemist, I have made an extensive study of all
aspects of cancer, and all of the proposed cures. As a
result, I am convinced that asparagus fits in better
with the latest theories about cancer.

Asparagus contains a good supply of protein called
histones, which are believed to be active in controlling
cell growth.. For that reason, I believe asparagus can
be said to contain a substance that I call cell growth
normalizer. That accounts for its action on cancer and
in acting as a general body tonic. In any event,
regardless of theory, asparagus used as we suggest, is
a harmless substance. The FDA cannot prevent you
from using it and it may do you much good. It has
been reported by the US National Cancer Institute, that
asparagus is the highest tested food containing
glutathione, which is considered one of the body's
most potent anticarcinogens and antioxidants.

Please send this article to everyone in your Address Book.
The most unselfish act one can ever do is paying forward
all the kindness one has received, even to the most
undeserved person.

Frank Canonico
210-542-1066 ph
210-495-4045 fax

Saturday, March 12, 2011

Made In America - - March 4th-April 4th

Did you all see that Diane Sawyer has a special report coming up this week on this very subject. They removed ALL items from a typical, middleclass family’s home, that were not made in the USA . There was hardly anything left besides the kitchen sink. Literally. During the special they are going to show truckloads of items – USA made – being brought in to replace everything. And will be talking about how to find these items and the difference in price etc.

It was interesting that Diane said that if every American spent just $64 (more than normal) on USA made items this year, it would create something like 200,000 new jobs.

Made ME think!

Check the Can






Are we Americans as dumb as we appear --- or --- is it that we just do not think? While the Chinese, knowingly and intentionally, export inferior and even toxic products and dangerous toys and goods to be sold in American markets.

Yet 70% of Americans believe that the trading privileges afforded to the Chinese should be suspended.

Well, duh..why do you need the government to suspend trading privileges?


Simply look on the bottom of every product you buy, and if it says 'Made in China ' or 'PRC' (and that now includes Hong Kong ), simply choose another product, or none at all. You will be amazed at how dependent you are on Chinese products, and you will be equally amazed at what you can do without.

Who needs plastic eggs to celebrate Easter? If you must have eggs, use real ones and benefit some American farmer. Easter is just an example, the point is do not wait for the government to act. Just go ahead and assume control on your own.

THINK ABOUT THIS: If 200 million Americans refuse to buy just $20 each of Chinese goods, that's a billion dollar trade imbalance resolved in our favor...fast!!

The downside? Some American businesses will feel a temporary pinch from having foreign stockpiles of inventory. Wahhhhhhhhhhhh!!!

The solution? Let's give them fair warning and send our own message. Most of the people who have been reading about this matter are planning on implementing this on March. 4th and continue it until April. 4th That is only one month of trading losses, but it will hit the Chinese for 1/12th of the total, or 8%, of their American exports. Then they will at least have to ask themselves if the benefits of their arrogance and lawlessness were worth it.

Remember, March. 4th to April. 4th

Check the can!

Send this to everybody you know. Let's show them that we are Americans and NOBODY can take us for granted.

If we can't live without cheap Chinese goods for one month out of our lives, WE DESERVE WHAT WE GET!

Pass it on, America .

Thursday, March 10, 2011

Dr. Oz's GREEN Breakfast Drink

Make the breakfast drink that Dr. Oz swears by! This "green drink" is high in fiber, low-calorie and rich in vitamins.

2 cups spinach

2 cups cucumber

1 head of celery

1/2 inch or teaspoon ginger root

1 bunch parsley

2 apples

Juice of 1 lime

Juice of 1/2 lemon

Combine all ingredients in a blender. This makes approximately 28-30 ounces, or 3-4 servings.

Ok one & all, I made it according to the directions and I think Dr. Oz meant to say to run it through juicer and NOT the blender. The blender makes so much and so think that I had to add water to thin it enough to swallow and drink without chocking on the thickness. It taste good none the less, but then I enjoy fresh juice and will drink this watered down and make a fresh batch again this weekend only I'll be using the juicer instead of the blender..

Monday, March 7, 2011

Strange Few Day's

Well this has been a strange last few days for us. Not sure how I'm feeling about it at the moment. Talking with my Lord and waiting for Him to guide and re-assure me in this strange groups of events

1.) a friend (Lloyd Kirkham) passed away. We know him & his wife Helen from TOPS. Lloyd has been in and our if ICU for the last 3 1/2 weeks litterly. When he went back into ICU this last time I just had a feeling, and then SCOLDED myself for allowing that thought to cross my mind.
My heart aches for his precious wife Helen & Son and church family who are all so deeply saddened by his passing. The only thing I can truly say about Lloyd is that he LOVED the LORD, Served Him Gladly, so I know I'll see Lloyd again when I make that trip myself.

2.) Last night while going through our spam folder on our yahoo.com e-mail I fell upon an e-mail from my brother David. David is quiet, estranged from our family, God only know why, breaks my heart, and our Precious 80 yr old Mother is just crushed by his estragment.
David has started a family tree with Ancestry.com and invited me to see what he has done. He did a wonderful job on his side of the family...  COODLES for ya Brother (Coodles = is a GREAT JOB). He found names of people on our Dad's side of the family I had never heard of, dates that are different from what I have, ETC. but all in all I'm delighted beyond words that he thought enough of us to share this information with us.. Touched my heart, truly did

3.) Today I found out my Brother Jim (who passed away a yr ago) 1st wife Sandy passed away. She was also estranged from her family (4 Beautiful Daughters - Tracy, Dawn, Rosemary, & Missy  & 6 Grandchildren) My heart breaks for them all because as long as Sandy was alive there was hope she would sober up and make amends for the lost relationship's & pain she caused her daughters.
I've loved & Prayed for Sandy over the years, It breaks my heart when I think of what could have been with her and the girls, yet, I'm so thankful for the time Sandy was a major part of my life and the love & closeness we two shared. I've always Love Ya Sandy and thought of you over the years, How I wish I could have made a difference in your life

Blessings ~Jeanarie

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Cyber Space & Your Children

It saddens me to wittness parents go off to work and let their children come home to an empty house/home/apartment etc.

Our children need loving arms to return home to, not a TV full of sex, guts, & violance, or computer where prediators are.

 Face Book, My Space, Chat Rooms, TV's,  Computers,  are FULL of 2 legged Prediators, pedifiles, rapist, abusers, need I go on, and YOUR allowing these kind of people to entertain & raise your children. They come into your home where your child should feel the safest and tell the empty child everything they  the child need's "YOU" to be telling them, and then they (_____) with your child. Where are you??  Why arn't you there when your child needs you the most?

Why are you allowing you 10 yr old child , 13yr old child, 15 yr old child to be on the computer UNSUPERVISED for these kind of animals to contact. And how about the cell phones, who are they texting and sending messages to on my space & face book?? Do you read and go over everything your child is involved with in the world of cyber space?

This is NOT a matter of trusting your child. You may very well indeed have an honest well brought up child, but the ones on line and in cyber space is another matter to be concerned with.

Single parnets, married couple all have to work, in a perfect world the Mom should be home raising her own precious children while her husband is off working. However today there is so many single parent homes, and I do understand that parents have to work in order to support themselves and their children. So with that being said I have some ideas for you.

Instead of your children coming home to an empty house, send them to Grandma's, how about after school activities at school, Some churches have after school activies for children. There is always the Boys & Girls club, youth centers. ETC. Have an older family member available to spend time with the children. I realise 15 yr old children don't want to go to babysitters, but they could go to friends homes where there is supervision. (SUPERVISION is the key word here)

How many wonderful children fall by the wayside and get caught up in the world of DRUGS & DRINKING, SEX before they fully understand the consquences, where do they fall from there. Having them busy keeps them from being iddle where these kinds of things begin to take over they empty lives

2 family incomes, sometimes sacrifices is a MUST when it comes to the lives of your children. Whats more important money or your childs life?

And thats my 2 cents worth...