Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Making an afghan

I am finishing an afghan for a lady. This lady's Mom had started it right before she died. That Mom was 96. In my opinion she did a great job. She had 'almost finished' two of the 'ribbons'. Now I've been commissioned to complete it.



The yarn is very soft--for a synthetic fiber--and it goes quickly. It is a mile-a-minute pattern, which I had never made. It was easy to figure it, and match the gauge.


Also, wanted to show you my newest book. The Byzantine Textform (Greek Text) of the N.T.
Had to hunt for it. Finally found it at the way-yonder-in-Texas LifeWay bookstore. Since they did not have it at the store near me, I was not charged shipping. Thank you Lord.
Now I am a Greek SCHOLAR. (def.: A scholar is someone being schooled in some subject. NOT someone who is an expert on a subject)
[scholar O.E. scolere "student," from M.L. scholaris, from L.L. scholaris "of a school," from L. schola (see school (1)). The M.L. word widely borrowed, e.g. O.Fr. escoler, Fr. ├ęcolier, O.H.G. scuolari, Ger. Sch├╝ler. First record of scholarship in sense of "emoluments of a scholar" is 1535. ] Source: On-Line Etymology Dictionary. The word has been 'abducted' by the always-evolving-crowd, but...no matter. It is what it is.
On to mundane-itties: Last Thanksgiving, when the whole world was here, #3a brought me three slips of lavender from my patch. I put them in water, and a couple of weeks ago one of them sprung a root. Another one shows promise of rooting, but the third one seems dead. Oh, well. Thank you #3a for the new plants that will spring from these slips.



It is, FINALLY, pretty and green outside my windows.



And lastly: A pair of doves in the noon sunshine on my front step. They are so cute. We have about 5 pairs of doves that come to our feeders and bird baths.


I'll leave you with this:

"And the remnant that is escaped of the house of Judah shall yet again take root downward, and bear fruit upward." 2Ki 19:30
In His hands, ^__^

Friday, April 17, 2009

Look at these pretty Goats

My goater holding the new baby doe--one of Sable's twins.




Kali is expecting is a few weeks. She may be having triplets. Woohoo!



Momma Sable with the baby buck--the other twin.


Molly chewing her cud in the shade--Sable's offspring from two years ago. In the forefront is one of the meat goats. She was just purchased by the rancher who will do the last step--about 6 more months of growing before it graces someone's table. (Oh, no! Mr. Bill!!)



These alpine goats are just lovely, they recognize my voice and come when I call them.

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These are at their peak today, and just as pretty as the 'girls'




Crab Apple blossoms.



Hoping these pictures put a smile on your face.
I'll leave you with this:
"All things were made by him; and without him was not any thing made that was made." John 1:3
In His hands, ^__^

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Improving my knowledge of N.T. Greek

So what?! Who cares?! Big deal?! et cetera...

Developing new synapses in my brain daily. You have a problem widdat?, hm? huh?

Excuse me, please...I like learning something all the time, "all"--in Greek, that means ALL, which is an archaic word and it is not used any more in English. For the reason of discovering the extinct meaning of words, is that I am refreshing, refurbishing, and endowing my knowledge of N.T. Greek. (Russian is way too difficult, and Hebrew not so difficult, I'll tackle that one next.)

News flash: Neighbour had a broken water pipe in the basement, ran all evening and night. The "drying" company just came. Very loud truck. I think they had moved all their basement stuff upstairs several weeks ago. Nothing lost. (You did not care about that either, did you?--for those who care it's the family who makes barrels)

Another topic: NEDDLEPOINT


I really, really like this camel. In fact I like all the work of Isobel Hunt

A while ago, someone had this camel kit on ebay, and I was going to get it...waiting for the last possible moment to make a winning bid, we got busy over that weekend and POOFFFF! it was gone. Soooo saaaadddd! Well, there will be another one somewhere for me...I could buy it from her, but tooooo expensive. I'll wait.

I'll leave you with this:

"Take heed, brethren, lest there be in any of you an evil heart of unbelief, in departing from the living God." Heb 3:12

In His hands, ^__^

Monday, April 13, 2009

In and out 'clicks' giving me computer problems

Need your help: When I go to the blogs in "Blogs I like to visit" on my right hand margin, it turns my connection off. Actually there are 2 that don't do it, but I don't want to check again to see which ones they are.

This is very annoying and I CAN"T EVEN go to the blogs I 'follow"...I'm off line before it gets to that blog.

If any of you have had this problem, and have soved it, PLEASE let me know how you solved it.
I have found some things to do by Googling this problem, but it does not work for me.

So here I am, with tons of stuff to 'say' and can't...boo, hoo, hoo!!!!

Spider bite is only a little thing...the size of a dot on the i.

Been waiting for Spring, but enjoying the extra cold weather.

I'll leave you with this:
(Before you complain about the word 'throughly': it means throughly, like through and through--don't let the doubt planters tempt you not to believe the Word of God)

"All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness:
That the man of God may be perfect, throughly furnished unto all good works." 2Ti 3:16-17


In His hands, ^__^

Wednesday, April 1, 2009

Whaaaaahhttt????!!!!

That's why I have not blogged!

I was bitten by a (?) spider on my hairline above my forehead, twice...about 10 days ago.
Well, at least that is what some Moms have told me. I looked on line to see pictures of bites, but they were so HORRIBLE that I could not look beyond the first page.

I've been taking ALL the stuff, you know...tons of Vitamin C. activated charcoal. olive leaf, aloe vera, extra B vitamins, gallons of water, cod liver oil, castor oil packs...and for the last 3 day Burdock in capsules. It all has been--and still is--getting better, but not as quickly as I would like. There were a couple of days that I felt as though I had a fever, so I did the 'hoe-downs' from t-tapp, to get my lymph activated. Doing the extra hoe-downs made me feel a whole lot better.

Now I have a sort of scab in the middle of the pea-size red bumps...and it itches a little now, but just every now and then. I have put comfrey, castor oil, Vitamin E, coconut oil, and iodine, one at a time, a couple of times a day.

My right cheek, by the ear, was swollen a little, and also the nodes under my jaw; a few days ago it swelled under my eye, but that lasted a few hours. All the swelling is going away and is hardly visible.

Those tiny creatures pack a lot of toxins! One of my friends said that this is the time of year that the spiders hatch. And my bites looked just like those she had seen. She is a nurse and knows this kind of stuff.

All the things that I'm taking are doing many good things for the rest of me. I suppose that I should take a Tbs of castor oil too. Like Granny Clampett and many Grannies used to give to their little ones in the Spring. Good-for-yah-kinda-stuff.

If any of you has a spider poison/preventer/discourager substance that is effective, please let me know. Tonight we are spraying Home Defense under the bed along the baseboard...which is where I think they may have been nesting. Although vacuuming should have gotten all of them.

I DO HATE SPIDERS, and all those things that devour. I was going to show you a picture of any spider, but changed my mind after I saw them. Click there if you want to know. (Shudder, shudder, shudder!!)

Ok, girlies
I'll leave you with this:



"And I will rebuke the devourer for your sakes, and he shall not destroy the fruits of your ground; neither shall your vine cast her fruit before the time in the field, saith the LORD of hosts." Mal 3:11


"Thou art worthy, O Lord, to receive glory and honour and power: for thou hast created all things, and for thy pleasure they are and were created." Rev 4:11

In His hands, ^__^