Tuesday, August 30, 2011

200th post...Irene and the 13 original colonies...almost

Hello and Happy Bicentennial post to me!

I had not kept tract of the number of posts, but when I opened my blog it told me the number.  WooHoo!

But I was pondering the significance of Irene hitting the 13 original colonies, except for Georgia.  What would that be?
Why those and not the others?  Well, like all meteorological/seismographic events, that is, those events over which we have no control, we consider why does the wind blow here and there, but not over there and beyond.  Be that as it may...the beautiful shores-- that were dedicated to King James I who also commissioned the Bible to be written in English--suffered great damage.  It seems that the physical damage of the place affected by Irene--percentage wise, as in relation to the rest of the US--appears to be the same amount of damage done to the King James Bible by those God hating, "rome" loving heretics Wescott and Hort.  That work, now known as the Nestle-Aland Greek text had 30,000 words omitted or changed form the text received by all.  Therefore, of  the 783,137 words in the English Bible 30 thousand is a bit under 5 percent.  There must be some correlation with the population affected as it relates to the entire population; or perhaps, the land mass.  Somebody is going to calculate this information and present it.  I will keep my eye on it and see how far off I am in my guessing.

You may not see it as significant, but I do.  See, we, the Christians of the US have adopted the work of Wescott and Hort in the form of all the revisions, translations, paraphrases, whichever way they would call all the English Bibles since the KJV.  All those--every one of them--are based on the corrupt Nestle-Aland text, even the Jehovah's Witness' New World Translation.  [check me out]
Oy vey!  How dumb can we be?!  Some may have done it in ignorance, but the evidence is so abundant, exponentially so...fractally so, that I would say "who could continue to be ignorant?"  Those who are 'willingly ignorant' (II Peter 3:5)
We brought that romish Revised Version to our shores--in a collaboration, in 1881, that is 130 years ago...time to reap a whirlwind...do we get it?  How about an earthquake for an appetizer...a 5 point earthquake is no biggy, but in Virginia...named so by the very King James I...
Sure, sure, it is all a giant coincidence...now, be quiet and pass the pizza!

My point being the constant irony of the entire set of events.  This year, 2011, is the 400th anniversary of the first KJV publication.  It was the same King James I who sent people across the Atlantic to bring the gospel to these lands.  (Whatever 'they' say about why people came over from England in the early 1600s, it was because of the love of the Word of God that King James I had, and having known the Word of God very well, he knew the good effect it would have on any people)  History revisionists are loud and effective in perpetuating their lie, but check them out.  Check me out!--and not by reading 'their'--the revisionists books only, but all the books that were written in the 1600s by authors that were there at that time.  Google is a marvelous research aid, if you do not have those books in your library, and do not have access to a city library.
[make sure to read King James I correctly, King James the first]

Such a serious post, for a 200th post...no giveaways, no fun stuff, just historical facts...sigh...and...a 'heads up!'

I'll leave you with this:

 "For we through the Spirit wait for the hope of righteousness by faith." Galatians 5:5

In His hands,  ^__^

Thursday, August 25, 2011

Ironic Irene...

Hey, Girly Girls!

Do you find it ironic that 'they' would name an hurricane IRENE? It is the Greek word for PEACE, i.e., "Peace I leave with you, my peace I give unto you: not as the world giveth, give I unto you. Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid."  John 14:27
But...who knows?  Will Irene 'strike' the Eastern Seaboard on the 27th? Or will it cause its most spectacular devastation on that day?

So, girlies, let not your heart be troubled, trust in Him who is your Peace.  As Paul says in Ephesians 2:14 and 15
  "For he is our peace, who hath made both one, and hath broken down the middle wall of partition between us;
 Having abolished in his flesh the enmity, even the law of commandments contained in ordinances; for to make in himself of twain one new man, so making peace"


On the subject of needlework, baking, and other fun stuff...no-thing! Done none of it...so hot and sticky, I cannot bring myself to touch wool.  I tried on a 'coolish' day, but for 20 seconds, and that was enough!

It looks like we have just a few more days of hot heat and then some cooling--real cooling--will be coming our way. 

Speaking of 'natural' stuff...some people have been saying that at a BIG earthquake event in California, some time in the unforseen future, the lovely sunny state will fall into the ocean.  You've all heard that, haven't you?
Well, it seems that this alarmist statement is completely true:  the USA will brake off at the Allegheny Mountains and everything West of there will go into the Pacific.  (Soooo NOT true...)  Although God would be absolutely justified if He did that, He won't. 
That was a simple statement to make sure you were awake and paying attention. 

Better get the next load in the washer.

I'll leave you with this:

 "That in the ages to come he might shew the exceeding riches of his grace in his kindness toward us through Christ Jesus." Ephesians 2:7

In His hands,  ^__^

Friday, August 5, 2011

Not so hot...yay!

Hi Girlies:

It has been so hot under my rock that I have hardly come out from under it.  I had to take a picture of the thermometer.  It was about 7:30pm when I took it, and it had come down from 109F.  I think this has been the hottest temp in our town.

When it's so hot we want quick and easy...so...taco salad.  The only thing that I cook is the meat.  Mr. PeasantHouse loved how it looked, so he had to show it off...

He decided to decorate it with black olives and sour cream.  He said it was very, very good with the added yummies.

I had knitted a cozy for our tea pot, but it was too big and cumbersome.  We need something to cover the teapot since we dine with the fan on.  So I'm using a watermelon slice hot pad instead.  It works.

We have been soooo sloooowwww in doing things, I'm sure we're not the only people who slow down in extreme heat.  Especially when the weather people tell you to.  Holie-pop-corn, Batman! If you don't know how hot it is, you keep doing what you are doing, and drink gallons of water, and stand in the shade, or go inside.  Right?! You don't depend on the weather guy to know it's hot, do you?
Oh, well.  Russians will get them before we get there. (Hunt for Red October quote)

Very well, my girlies, that's just me.  Perhaps most of the population do expect to be told when the sun shines, or that it's raining...it's summer...but...soon, very soon, the leaves will start to fall and the sumac will be red...sighing... (with relief)

I'll leave you with this:

"Concerning the works of men, by the word of thy lips I have kept me from the paths of the destroyer." Psalms 17:4

In His hands,  ^__^

Wednesday, July 13, 2011


Good Morning all!

After so very long I finally finished mending  repairing  reconditioning the ancient table cloth. I am satisfied that it looks as well as it did originally. 

It had over 20 places to repair.  Age, too much starch, iron too hot, sun exposure, and rust stains contributed to the fragility of the piece.  (there are many places that show bleach corrosion)   The rust stains will have to remain if the family desires to preserve the integrity of the piece.  It will be up to them.
It is such a nice depiction of a griffin.  The great-aunt who made it at the turn of the prior  century [1899-1900] must have had her reasons for choosing a griffin for a wedding present.  Back in those days, all that mythology was rampant in the realm. 

So much for historical textiles. 

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This is my brand new scrubby! In all its synthetic, but perhaps biodegradable, glory. 
My other scrubbies--made of the same material--have all but disappeared with use.

Besides the extreme heat, unseasonal severe weather--thunder, lightning and hail, oh my!--all things are going well.  I have no complaints, and are very grateful to the Lord for all His abundant blessings, and provision.

Hoping to be back soon...

I'll leave you with this:

In His hands,  ^__^

"The fear of the LORD is clean, enduring for ever: the judgments of the LORD are true and righteous altogether."  Psa 19:9

Thursday, June 30, 2011

Peeking from under my rock...for this?!

Hi y'all!

Since I do not venture too far from my lodgings (?) during severe heat warnings, I thought it very intellectually refreshing to prance by 'words' blogs.  This one is very appropriate, in my opinion; and if it were possible to have the iPeeve, I would obtain it.
Somebody, anybody, get to it!

Speech fillers and denim are in the same category...neither of them is to my liking.  Perhaps you will enjoy this post,  read it and find out.


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Well, here we are...partially wilted, but not parched.

Knitting, mending and daily chores are slower in the heat of summer.  And so hot so early in the summer...maybe it will cool in August...

I'll leave you with this:

"And I heard as it were the voice of a great multitude, and as the voice of many waters, and as the voice of mighty thunderings, saying, Alleluia: for the Lord God omnipotent reigneth."  Rev 19:6

In His hands,  ^__^

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Monday Muggings...Distress of nations...

Since the Lord said:  "...Take heed that ye be  not deceived..." Luke 21:8a, we ought to take heed! 
Since I've been born there have been many, many things, which happened, that some may have thought were the 'end of the world', but have not been.  Furthermore, when one reads Luke chapter 21 one must plainly see ALL that Jesus said would happen in the future, He said not to be terrified, and not be deceived.

In the light of the moronic prediction of the 'end' of 5-21-11 we all should take heed to the Lord's words from Luke 21 starting on verse 8.

Yeah, the deceivers say that Jesus is whom He said He is. (so, just because they say the name of Jesus does not mean they are true men of God) [remember that wolves in sheep clothing are wolves--that is: they have to cover up what they really are] They say, look at all the stuff that is happening, the end must be near.  And I say, sure it is! nearer than when we first believed! As Jesus says in vs. 9 the end is not by and by (that is: not yet)  All these things must come to pass, and watch, it will happen.

Now. look:  Today, (5-24-11) Mr. Obama is in London, where many flights have been cancelled because of the huge plume of ashes from the Iceland volcano.

Mr. Natanyahu is speaking to Congress; but, no one is paying attention to what Mr. N has to say. The world's attention is on the Midwest where tornadoes have destroyed lives and property, horrific! 

Farther south on the Mississippi River flooding has been unprecedented, hundreds of thousands were affected, displaced or homeless.

Are we (the USA) not putting ourselves at risk, by not supporting FULLY the land of Israel, which was GIVEN, not just promised to God's people, the apple of his eye, His chosen from among nations, hmm?

Can we not remember the recent past?  when we did not pay attention to the removal of many Jewish families from their homes...hmm?...Katrina blew in to American soil and displaced, i.e., removed, 10 to 1 the number of American families from the South as had been removed from Gaza, on the same week!
(There were many people who saw the parallels at that time, so I won't bore you with it)

Now I say to Mr. Obama, the Senate and the Congress, Behold the hand of the Lord! Pay attention! and know that if you abase yourselves we shall all suffer, but if you hear what God says, and do it, we shall be spared. 
I beseech you, with much beseeching, look to the Lord who made us, and hunble yourselves before him.

Joel 2:12 Therefore also now, saith the LORD, turn ye even to me with all your heart, and with fasting, and with weeping, and with mourning:

Joel 2:13 And rend your heart, and not your garments, and turn unto the LORD your God: for he is gracious and merciful, slow to anger, and of great kindness, and repenteth

Joel 2:14 Who knoweth if he will return and repent, and leave a blessing behind him; even a meat offering and a drink offering unto the LORD your God?

These are days of seriousness.

I'll leave you with this:

"For through him we both have access by one Spirit unto the Father." Ephesians 2:18

In His hands,  ^__^

Monday, April 25, 2011

Hellooooo!...and such a long time

I have been here all along, my computer--rather my conection has been seceding from the norm.  Hey, what can I say?

Perhaps I must have reported a blog brake.  Well it wasn't planned but, nevertheless it was a blog brake. 
All's well, and my plan is to get back to blogging regularly...but all of you know that plans are only plans and for the future; therefore, they remain plans. 

I am glad to report that Mr. PeasantHouse's fishies survived the 3" of ice above them.

And, he, being delighted that he can work in the garden, commissioned #2 to bring a trailer full of sand for the root vegetables.  They have made the garden-almost-twice as wide as it has been for 'always'.  Perhaps we will have a couple of horseradish plants--I loooove horseradish!  I shall endeavour to update you on this matter. Oh, no! a Jeep in my backyard!!!! (how fun!) delivering the sand.

Finished the mustardy color socks and have started on the bluey-stripey pair.  They may be ready just in time for the day when we turn on the AC, like many of my projects are...sigh...

"I'm going to the harware store...I'll be right back!" said Mr. PeasantHouse...a long time passed, much more than the regular hardware store run...I was wondering what could be taking so long...garage sales, you say?
yup! He saw this bag full of yarn...and for $2.00...he knows a bargain...so he got it for me.  Boy-o-boy!
Now...what to do with synthetic, rug yarn...? I will have to dig out my rug-looping-walking-as-you-loop tool and see  if I remember how to use it.  I have a piece of 'rug fabric' and I will give it a go.

I hope you can see my fine mending.  One of my bottom sheets 'sprung' a hole--maybe we need new sheets--I thought I would try mending and patching and see how much longer I can go without putting out tons of money for new sheets.  Sticker shock is not limited to cars anymore.  Nobody sells just bottom sheets for our California King.  Well, actually some do but at $90.00 a pop.  I can get an entire set for that much. 
This side is the small weaving to fill in the hole. (click on pic to enbiggen)

And the reverse side is the patch.  Still have to do the cross stitching/quilting that will ensure a longer life.
I remember sleeping on patched sheets at my Grandma's when I was a child.  I even remember seeing her patching the sheets...summer afternoons, on the patio, under the concord grape vine...well, this mending was done in my basement while the laundry was going.  The closest thing to that idillic picture is a can of frozen Welche's in my freezer...not idillic, but just as tasty.

Better go get something done before I start dinner, it's been so nice sharing this with all of you, and happy to be back. 

I'll leave you with this:

"But God commendeth his love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us."  Romans  5:8

In His hands,  ^__^

Saturday, March 12, 2011

Wow...over one month...busy...sigh

Coming back soon...
Hoping you are all well and fine, and all that. 

I'll leave you with this:

"He bindeth the floods from overflowing; and the thing that is hid bringeth he forth to light."   Job 28:11

In His hands,  ^__^

Friday, February 4, 2011

Knitted hat

Mr. PeasantHouse in his red hat, and wearing "five sweaters" covered with snow after he shoveled half of the driveway...not to be mistaken for a Scandinavian ancestor...sorry about the blurr.

These are the mailman's footsteps...

 Close up of the new hat for Mr. PeasantHouse.  He did not want to be the gnomish neighbour, so he asked for another color hat, this one is a bluish grey.

After knitting a cuff in 1x1 rib I knitted 3 rows in stokinette so it would turn up on itself.
 I had to tack the top to the back seam in a Phrygian Cap fashion.  It looks very nice...liberte.egalite.fraternite...you know the French Revolution logo...

 It looks like an owl to me.

New pair of sock for Mr. PeasantHouse.  I went to Hobby Lobby last week, before the blizzard and in preparation for the snow event and bought this sock yarn.  It is their own brand.  It is very nice with a good twist, which makes the socks more durable.
 Close up so you can see the tiny gauge.  7.5 stitches to the inch on #2 DP needles.  They will be warm!
The gray knit is my triangle shawl knitted on #8 needles in garter stitch.
I'll leave you with this:

"Commit thy works unto the LORD, and thy thoughts shall be established."  Proverbs 16:3

In His hands,  ^__^

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

The understatement of the Midwest and East...Snow...

yup,  14+ inches of snow all over the place.  It looks crisp and clean. 
We are all well, everything is back to normal...ploughed, shoveled, scraped, and doorhugs in place. 
Mr. PeasantHouse came home early from work yesterday...everyone went home...yesterday...this morning we had a replica of the Rockies at the foot of our driveway...plough (plow) had gone by...could not drive out of the garage...stayed home and shoveled, and shoveled.  Well, you know. 

We have tons of pictures...but so does 2/3 of the nation.  Someone called this blizzard, "The Blizzard of Oz" cute...but it did not come from us, but from Alaska's Pacific waters...up in the sky.

I plan to show you some of my latest knitting projects soon, really.

I'll leave you with this:

 "But God commendeth his love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us."  Romans 5:8

In His hands,  ^__^

Thursday, January 13, 2011

Giant clover leaf rolls

Here they are in all their glory.  They taste...oh, so good!

 These muffin pans are the big size, about 1 cup size per muffin space.
I knew I had to make them bigger than the cup cake size but I underestimated the  rising of the dough.
No one is complaining,  ha, ha, ha.

I'll leave you with this:

 "He that keepeth his mouth keepeth his life: but he that openeth wide his lips shall have destruction."   Proverbs 13:3

In His hands,  ^__^

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Monday Muggings...nearly...

Ok, I'm back.  Tea and fresh bread, can you smell it? oh, yummy.

Have not taken any pictures of the things I've knitted in December yet.  But, I can tell you that the socks I knitted have flopped!  I don't know what I did, but the child could not get his toes through the ankle place...of course his little, little sister could get them on, but she had enough room for a tennis ball and a golf ball in the heel...oy...

So I made stuff, these are SHAPES--my name for these, which are fried dough, and sprinkled with salt (not sweet) and we eat these with whatever we like.  For instance, peanut butter, sliced cheese, cream cheese, hommus, and in this case: BAKED ARTICHOKE DIP.


1 can of artichoke hearts, water packed (in the canned isle--not in jars)
1 8 oz pack of cream cheese
8 fresh cloves of garlic, chopped very fine or minced
1 cup of parmesan cheese
1 cup of mayonnaise
Pepper, and parsley to taste.

Chop the artichokes.
Have the cream cheese soft at room temp and cream it with the chopped artichokes.  Add the mayonnaise, add the garlic and the parmesan cheese.  Mix again lightly, not to smithereens. 
Add pepper and parsley.  Place in a buttered pan, I use Pam.

Bake at 350F in a 9x12 pan for 30 mins. or until the top is light golden color.  The entire house will smell  won...der...ful! For a double batch increase baking time by 15 minutes, keep watching it.
It is better to make 2 double batches than one triple batch, unless you have a big, big, pan, like 12x 20.

It is so flavourful that one cannot stop oneself...almost.  SERVE with pita chips, or any cracker you like.
CAUTION:  you may have to make a double or triple batch--depending on your guest list.

Then I made bread, whole wheat honey bread...with the 'finest of wheat'

I milled the wheat--need ear protection.

 Placed the loaves in this manner in my smallish oven.

When the entire house smells just right, they are done--about 30 minutes

Cooling on the rack.
 Such a nice loaf
 And then it snowed.  We got something like 9 inches of dry snow.

Today the sun is shining so brightly...
...and the light snow is blowing...it looks like flying diamonds!

Such beauty...and it is cold, -20F (wind chill) but the actual temp. is 10F. 

Making potato bread today.  I'll put it in my new big muffin pans that I bought at Hobby Lobby a few weeks ago.  Although I made corn muffins last night, I HAVE to make clover leaf rolls today....I'll show you later or tomorrow.

I'll leave you with this:

"Let no corrupt communication proceed out of your mouth, but that which is good to the use of edifying, that it may minister grace unto the hearers."   Ephesians 4:29

In His hands,  ^__^