Wednesday, April 30, 2008

Having the flu is for the birds!--no pun intended.

I've heard that some who had the flu take a long time to get back to normal. Ok, I don't believe that is true for everyone. DH is all back to normal, but me...almost there. This thing was very draining. Slept for 10 hours some days. I'm doing much better, and coughing much less.

The pitts, I say, that's where it came from.

About plants. DH has several little green leaves coming up in the little pots. Most of them are flowers, some are peas and the rest are beans.

We have some wild bunnies that live under the shed and they have eaten most of the dandelions. I've been watching them eat the flowers, early in the morning. It must be their breakfast. They must have awesome livers,, since dandelions are such an effective liver detoxifier.

I'll leave you with this:

"Remove far from me vanity and lies: give me neither poverty nor riches; feed me with food convenient for me:" Pro 30:8

In His hands, ^__^

Tuesday, April 22, 2008

Maybe I overdid it

Before I was all the way better. Ok, now I'm getting better again!
Yes! I'm taking all the herbs, vitamins and teas...
This too shall pass...
Have not "felt like" taking pictures or anything, only did cleaning and laundry, and regular cooking.
Pictures soon.
I'll leave you with this:

"Christ hath redeemed us from the curse of the law, being made a curse for us: for it is written, Cursed is every one that hangeth on a tree:
That the blessing of Abraham might come on the Gentiles through Jesus Christ; that we might receive the promise of the Spirit through faith." Gal 3:13-14

In His hands, ^__^

Friday, April 18, 2008

The earth is heaving

Because there is a rat loose on the east coast.

Lord have mercy on us!

I'll leave you with this:

"And have no fellowship with the unfruitful works of darkness, but rather reprove them." Eph 5:11

In His hands, ^__^

Tuesday, April 15, 2008

Much, much better

I'll spare you details because most of you have had a flu at one time or another.

By the grace of God we are better!

Finally finished knitting the turtle neck of #1e for the second and final time. Hope to steam it today and take pictures.

Have tons of stuff to do that I did not do while 'sickly'--that would be 2 weeks worth of cleaning, waaaaah!
This is how empty my stove has been. But not for long, have to mill some wheat to make bread. We've been eating store bread. [thank you Lord for those store loaves]

I'll leave you with this:

"A merry heart maketh a cheerful countenance: but by sorrow of the heart the spirit is broken." Pro 15:13

In His hands, ^__^

Tuesday, April 8, 2008

Who doesn't pay attention to Kansas?

There are may things that are not desireable about the state of Kansas. You know, no mountains, no ocean, no 'nottin'--as they say. Only the best prairie in all creation, the flint hills, the cattle, the wheat! Not many people choose this wonderful state to live in. We have many, many good things here, but most of them are kept secret. One of them is the wheat from this wheat basket. We get the best of the best from a group of Mennonite farmers in western Kansas. You have seen my loaves. Huge, huge loaves of bread.

There is also KU (Kansas University) it is almost unknown, unlike Yale, Harvard, Kent State, and others of great renown. Those who have attended there have a special place in their heart for KU. Jayhawks or Jayhawkers, they are called--actually all Kansans are Jayhawks--but specifically KUers.

Last week I saw a bumper sticker that said:
"KANSAN by birth, JAYHAWK by the Grace of God"

I'll share this with you--simply because our guys cheer for KU.

On to something else.
We have the flu, fever-cough-achey-misserable-but God is healing us!

I'll come back to blogging when we are better.

There's been no cooking, knitting, sewing, or any of the fun things. Only herbs, vitamins, extracts, and vinegar water, kefir, and goat's milk.

I'll leave you with this:

"For in him we live, and move, and have our being; as certain also of your own poets have said, For we are also his offspring." Act 17:28

Tuesday, April 1, 2008

I got this in the mail

I have been waiting for more than 4 years for this book to be back in print. And here it is!

I ordered it from here. When I called she told me that the books are sold before she opens her box of books.

I had seen the original book in Amazon for $97.00 and in Amazon UK for 173 pounds sterling. (sorry I don't have the little 'L' with the '=' through it) That is almost $400.00!!!!

I know this book is valuable, but I knew it would be back in print, with the boom in embelishments. This book is the unabashed, unequaled, cyclopoedic stitch compendium.

Kuddos, to Miss Carole Samples of Nebraska.

This is my most recent set of napkins, for Mrs. #2. She is the most *soft-earth-tones* of my people, and when I went to the fabric store, this was the last bundle of *soft-earth-tones* they had left. The 'monogram' is embroidered and then appliqued on each napkin.

These are the napkins I made for #1, last year. Sort-of the same but #1 likes dark greens for her table.

Now to the 'ugly yarn' socks for DH.

This is the heel in a toupe color that went well with the not-enough ugly yarn, so called.

Ta-daaah! they are finished! Slouchy, roomy and wide, just like he ordered. He really likes them.

And lastly, I had to show you these beautiful strawberries. I posed them in this pretty, garage sale find. We had the berries for desert after dinner tonight. With home made, whipped cream.
Ok, ok...they were very, very good.
Now I have about a pint of whipped cream, and no more strawberries...what to do????
Should make some chocolate something, before it gets too hot...tomorrow should be in the 40sF so I'll have a good oportunity to bake a chocolate something or other, when I get back from getting stamps from the post office.

I still have not figured how to get the date off of the pictures. I may be looking in the wrong place for that information. I've gone to Kodak's page, but have not found how to exclude the date from the pictures. The booklet that came with the camera only tells me what I figured out by myself.

There may be some person, techier than I, in the family who may help me with this annoying thing.
I'll leave you with this:

"The young lions do lack, and suffer hunger: but they that seek the LORD shall not want any good thing." Psa 34:10
In His hands, ^__^

Computer acting up,... bad computer!

Ok, so I'm not the most techy of bloggers. Some might say, so-so.
Last night I went to blog, with my whole bunch of pictures, and the computer had webrootspysweeper doing its job, I could do nothing. Nothing, I say. I knew it had spyswept and was all done, but it liked hanging around Peasant House.
It would not even let me *control-alternate-delete* can you believe that!?
After several attempts--not many--I closed it and waited for today.

I'm hoping to be back later this evening. Have to run some errands, but first have to close all the windows. It's cooool again, and with the windchill it's around 25F. Not soooo cold but...