I write and write and write. I am looking for authors and down-to-earth people who share my interest and can give a novice, like myself, good advice in this exciting but demanding field. Looking forward to hearing from you. God Bless!

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

The Proper Care...

I am reading a wonderful book right now. A real eye-opener. I highly recommend it. Don't let the title fool you. It is not derogatory. Dr. Laura Schlessinger is a very wise woman and puts it "point-blank" in this book regarding her views on the differences between men and women. Differences that we woman would benefit greatly in taking seriously. As she states in her book, men are "simple creatures"...not simple-minded but simple in respect to "no-fuss" and "no nonsense". All they need is to know that they are providing for their family and making a difference. If you appreciate them, love them, care for them and make them your hero...they will go to the ends of the earth for you. I have a friend that has this approach perfected and she knows who she is. And believe me, her husband will walk through fire for her. And she's a smart, intelligent and sexy woman. She doesn't cow-down to her husband but she knows what he needs and she loves him. How difficult is this to do for the man you love and married. I've learned a lot from her and now I'm learning from Dr. Laura. Go buy the book. You won't regret it!

Friday, March 5, 2010

Is there a living God.....?

"The Heavens Declare the Glory of God"

You ask me how I know it's true
That there is a living God --
A God who rules the universe,
The sky . . . the sea . . . the sod;
A God who holds all creatures
In the hollow of His hand;
A God who put Infinity
In one tiny grain of sand;
A God who made the seasons --
Winter, Summer, Fall and Spring,
And put His flawless rhythm
Into each created thing;
A God who hangs the sun out
Slowly with the break of day,
And gently takes the stars in
And puts the night away;
A God whose mighty handiwork
Defies the skill of man,
For no architect can alter
God's Perfect Master Plan --
What better answers are there
To prove His Holy Being
Than the wonders all around us
That are ours just for the seeing.

- Helen Steiner Rice -

Thursday, March 4, 2010

Another kitty gone.....

We've lost another kitten, Snowball. She was SO cute. She got left out one night and hasn't come back. I checked on her that night but couldn't find her to bring her inside and we haven't seen her since. I don't want to even think of what might have happened to her. I will miss her very much. She was so sweet. :(

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Thunder Cake

Michael has been reading a story this week for his 3rd grade class called Thunder Cake. It's about a grandma and her grandchild that are right in the middle of a thunderstorm. The grandma tells her grandaughters to count slowly after the lightening comes under it thunders and then they will know how far away the storm is. So, they proceed to get all the ingredients together to make this cake so they can have it done by the time the storm gets to them....an actual Thunder Cake.

Anyway, Michael wanted to make one tonight so we did and it turned out pretty good and didn't taste too bad either. We had fun.

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Living in luxury

The rabbit hutch is DONE!! After several weeks of planning, gathering materials, pondering, building and painting, the rabbit hutch was finished. Greg did such an AWESOME job!! I am so proud of him. These rabbits are living in the laps of luxury now. Greg even painted it to match our barn and shed that were just recently redone. The top lid is spring-loaded so that you don't have to hold it up while you look inside. There is a screen and a removable drawer underneath for them to "do their business". Greg thought of everything. I really think they like it. They even have a door that can open and close. ha! It's a really nice hutch and Greg did such a wonderful job. The boys are so happy as are the rabbits!

Monday, March 1, 2010

Blue & Gold Banquet

The Cub Scouts had their Blue & Gold Banquet a couple of weeks ago. This is an annual banquet where the Bear cubs move up to Webelos and the Webelos move on up to Boy Scouts. Michael is a Bear cub and it was the Bear cubs responsibility for the banquet to make cakes. In celebrating the 100th birthday of the Boy Scouts of America, the Bear cubs each made a cake all by themselves (well, maybe with a little help from the moms) and then they were rallied off. It was great fun. Michael made a cake in the shape of a Bear Cub head. I was so proud of him. He did such a great job! All the cakes were really good and done with a lot of imagination. I wish I had gotten pictures of all of them. I'll remember next year.

The next picture is the remains of the other cake that we used to cut up for pieces on Michael's cake. Vince wanted to decorate that one. Even though it doesn't look very appealing...it was very tasty.