Sunday, April 27, 2008

To Sunday school or not to Sunday school

Okay, this Sunday school thing is really getting to me. I feel like I have no time to commit to helping in our church's children's program. But at the same time my husband and half of the church are constantly reminding me that it would be wonderful if I could help. I have no idea why they seem to "have to have me". I think honestly, that it is just because I homeschool and they probably feel that I have a lot of resources for the curriculum. I just feel strapped for time. DH is probably going to be starting a job this week and it will be difficult to adjust to because it is a different shift than what we are use to. We also have endless gardening and homesteading jobs as well. I don't know what to do. If anyone has any advice please HELP!!!! The class is around 15 kids ages babies to around 10 or so.

Friday, April 25, 2008

I am alive!!!!

I am still alive. So much has gone on since my last post. We have gone through stomach viruses, head colds, chest colds, ear infections, job loss, you name it. I thought that my ear infection was getting better and that I could get back on track, but ds started running a fever last night and dd threw up this morning. UGH!! My mom is sick too. I guess she got it from taking care of us. Dh has a new perspective on my job. He told me I have to get better or the house is going to fall down around us. I got some cleaning done today. I still need to mop and tackle mt. washmore. The kid's uncle got them a gift. He got them a huge rabbit. He didn't really ask either, but I didn't have the heart to take it from the kids. Their old rabbit, Max died a while back. Dh quit his job. The guy he contracted for just refused to discuss a pay raise and with fuel so high we just could not do it anymore. He did have an interview today to go back to operating equipment. The pay is really good and we would have health insurance, but he is still bummed that he will not be working for himself. So pray for him if you feel led to. I am seriously rambling sooo, Hi ho hi ho it's off to the laundry room I go!!!!!!!!!!

Friday, April 11, 2008

I feel that this is very important for everyone to hear. This is not just a sample, christians all over are being feed this junk.

Thursday, April 10, 2008

Thankful Thursday

Things I am thankful for:

1. The wonderful weather we are having. It has been in the 60s and 70s.
2. I am thankful that we live in the country with a big yard. Hope to have a big garden this year too:)
3. I am thankful for my brother in law allowing my kids to borrow his chipmunks movie. I was getting tired of hearing them whine about it.
4. I am thankful for a church and the revival they are having this week. My aunt's husband is in from Oregon and has been preaching and he is planning another mission to Africia with our pastor.
5. I am thankful for my husband and kids:)!!!!!!!

Tuesday, April 8, 2008

This week's menu

I am trying to eat as cheaply as possible. I would really like to go and buy and big, juicy steak but oh well. I am just not as good at preparing wonderful meals for pennies. But here it goes anyway.

Tuesday- Spagetti with garlic toast
Wednesday- Burgers with hm tator wedges
Thursday- Rock bottom Salmon with fried Potatoes (yes we like our tators)
Friday- Brown beans with hm cornbread
Saturday- LO beans or grilled cheese and soup
Sunday- hm pizza
Monday- pulled pork sandwich, if on sale or deer steak

I also need to eat healthier. Actually I need to just cut out the pepsi, but I love pepsi:( I am also having a hard time with my kombucha, I think I am addicted to it because it makes you feel so energetic. But alas, I have none. I also need to get some soil at the store for our seeds. I hope to one day have a compost so I don't have to buy soil. I have to get deer feed too since we are having them in our yard regularly. I am going to feed them for 2 reasons. One is dh is hoping to feed them and fatten them up to harvest this year for meat. The other reason is that we garden and they have already been in the garden several times. If dh sales one of his trucks then we are going to get fencing to put around it though. Well, gotta get to our errand running. See ya.

Monday, April 7, 2008

Ain't it just this way?!!

Subject: FW: Religious Maxine

Maxine was driving down the street in a sweat because she had an important
meeting and couldn't find a parking place.

Looking up toward heaven, she said, 'Lord, take pity on me. If you find me a
parking place I will go to church every Sunday for the rest of my life and give up sex and tequila.'

Miraculously, a parking place appeared.

She looked up again and said, 'Never mind. I found one. '

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Friday, April 4, 2008

The cat came back!!!!!!!!

Our lovely kitty had been missing for two days. Since she never leaves our porch without us, I was very worried. My kids adore that cat. It is the first thing they talk to in the mornings and they play with her all day long. As I was taking out the trash today I heard her meowing. I called to her and she came running down the mountain. The kids were thrilled. I was thrilled that I wasn't going to have to tell the kids she had died. So, now I am thinking, maybe she just found a romeo somewhere and we will be having kittens soon. Well, I gotta get busy. The kids interrupted my housework today. They decided to have a mud fight in the back yard. YIKES!!!!!!!! Talk about needing a bath.

Tuesday, April 1, 2008

Clean coal for fuel

With fuel prices rising to record highs, families are struggling to survive. Oil is being imported with a hefty price tag and oil execs are making record profit while the working class suffers. The use of corn for fuel has had a major backlash in that it also caused a rise in food prices. But perhaps you have not heard all of the alternatives to our oil dependence.
What if I told you that we have a fuel source right here at home that is projected to provide 57 percent of America's electricity by 2030. This fuel source, that is exported to 25 countries, is found in abudence in the USA. With the USA having the largest reserves of any country in the world. This fuel could be to the United States as oil is to the Middle East. Yes, you heard that right. So what is this fuel? It is simply coal.
Coal that is in abudence here in the US is quite possibly the future for this country. Coal has been underated for far to long. Now before you go and think coal is nasty and it is bad for the environment let me share a few facts with you. US power plants that use coal have lowered emmissions by 70 percent since 1970 while tripling production, according to the US Deptartment of Energy's National Energy Technology Laboratory. It also admitts that new plants built today emits 90 percent fewer pollutants than the plant it typically replaces.
Coal is also being studied to find ways to covert it to liquid fuel. The technology to do this is already here. Funding from the federal government is needed to ensure that the coal is burned as clean as possible at a reasonable price.
Some even believe that coal to liquid technology could burn even less that imported fuel sources.
Now, I know that coal is a non renwable resource, but there is projected to be 290 billion tons of recoveable US coal. That is after 3 centuries of production. (Coal facts 2007) That is a lot of coal.
I feel that coal would eliminate our dependence on foriegn fuels. I can not understand why the government will not push for funding for this remarkable resource. Clean coal technology would not only provide a fuel source, but it would also provide thousands of jobs to stimulate the weakened US economy. Clean coal technology combined with existing fuel sources in the US could virtually eliminate our dependence on foriegn oil making our world a safer, cleaner, and more affordable one.

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Sources: Coal Facts 2007, Coal's Clean Future, article by Kraig Naasz.