Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Saturday, August 22, 2009

For Laura

because she asked...

next to the front door.... doesn't EVERYONE have a steer skull?

the only flower garden on the property....home of the BEE or SPIDER...

panoramic view....

the picture above shows two of the vegetable gardens...these are tomatoes, peppers, peas, raspberries, zucchini and strawberries

Looks like some weird zucchini growing...

the largest vegetable garden....corn, peas, cabbage, potatoes, tomatoes

garlic and onions in the rock garden

potatoes, peas and beans in the fenced garden....and a boat....

From my garden to yours with love!

Thursday, August 20, 2009

What I've been doing...

Thinking about politics

and religion

recovering from a nasty bee sting / spider bite /allergic reaction / infections

resulting in three days of hospital trips for IV medication delivery

reading several books (Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society; Life Without Summer; The Housewife and the Actor; Mastering French Cooking; Meat & Potatoes Catholicism; The End of the World...to name a few)

next up....Laura has asked for garden/property pictures..... this'll be good

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Go Vikings!!!!!

Favre said yes!

Maybe this is the year we make it to the Super Bowl and WIN!!!!

Monday, August 17, 2009

Another Blessing!

My friend Laura is pregnant with number seven!

I'll clarify my crazymama friend Laura, and not my joyfulnoise friend Laura. Although, if she was expecting I'd be happy too! So many of my blogging friends are pregnant or just had new babies...Laura, Regina, Jaime, Margaret and Katherine, to name a few.

God is good!

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Meat and Potatoes Catholicism

I ordered Meat and Potatoes Catholicism through the Catholic Company reviewer program.

At 235 pages, it's a quick and easy read. He writes as if you are sitting at a table engaged in a conversation.

Fr. Classen gets right to the basics of the Catholic faith. Chapters discuss topics such as What is the Church, God in Scripture, The Rite of Baptism, Examination of Conscience, Transubstantiaion, The Rite of Confirmation, The vocation of parent, and Holy Orders, to name a few. Each topic is written in a clear and easy to understand manner.

A very good book for those needing to know more about the Catholic faith, written in a language we can all understand.

Saturday, August 8, 2009

Where were you .....

…when 911 happened? I had just pulled into the parking lot at work when I heard the news on the radio. I raced inside and told my co-workers what had happened. We hooked up a TV and watched the news all day.

….when Kennedy was shot? My mom says I was sleeping in my crib.

….when Elvis died? My mom and I were driving to Har-Mar mall and heard the news on the radio. She cried.

….when Princess Diana died? In Wisconsin at a friend's campground/resort.

….when OJ Simpson verdict came down? In the auditorium at college. Administration thought it was a good idea to broadcast the decision for all the students. The vast majority of the student body was black, and many of those students jumped up clapping their hands.

….when Michael Jackson died? did he die?

….when John Lennon died? On my way to Afton to go skiing and heard it on the radio.

….when Waco Branch Davidian cult complex burned down? I don't know

….when Challenger space shuttle blew up(1986)? I was working at Rosedale and hear it on the news. You could have heard a pin drop in there.

….when JFK Jr.s plane went down? I don't know

HT: Paula

Tuesday, August 4, 2009

My new favorite video!

Big Brother is here!

I've just started reading a new blog, and she posts some amazing items. The one I just read is scary, especially because it is true.

Here's an excerpt:

From the official White House blog, entitled "Facts Are Stubborn Things":

"There is a lot of disinformation about health insurance reform out there, spanning from control of personal finances to end of life care. These rumors often travel just below the surface via chain emails or through casual conversation. Since we can’t keep track of all of them here at the White House, we’re asking for your help. If you get an email or see something on the web about health insurance reform that seems fishy, send it to flag@whitehouse.gov."

Yes, that's right, fellow citizens. The president is so concerned about the "truth" regarding his policies that he wants you to report dissent directly to the White House.

Can you imagine if President Bush had posted a notice on the White House blog asking Americans to report on their fellow citizens, passing along "fishy" e-mails and links that they got with "disinformation" about his policies?

This isn't about trying to answer critics. This is about knowing who the opposition is, what they're saying, and how to silence them. A completely unconstitutional abuse of executive power by a man who believes that the president's powers are unlimited...certainly not restrained by that outdated document, the American constitution.

You can read the rest here.

HT: Thoughts from a Conservative Mom

Monday, August 3, 2009