Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Pear sauce

This is pretty yummy. Daddy brought me a bag of his pears on Sunday. These are from very old, huge trees on their farm. And he lets them hit the ground. So a bit of bruising, means alot of cutting away. But so worth it. I boiled 4 cups of water and 1 cup of sugar. Then turned it to medium and dropped in the sliced pears as I cut them up. I cooked them about 10 minutes after the final ones were in. Then removed from heat and let cool. Since it was pretty late, I put the kettle in the frig til this afternoon. I put all the pear slices into the blender with a ladle of the water. Probably could have omitted the water, but wanted the extra sweetness. Pulsed the blender until it was the consistency I liked. Sprinkled the cinnamon on top of the serving bowl. taaadaaaa Looks just like apple sauce. No preservatives or pesticides.

I am having an impossible time getting into some blogs. Have no idea what is going on! I can get into the page, and then it all freezes up on me. Not everyone's, but have never had this happen before. I have ran extra virus scans and whatnots. Any suggestions are greatly appreciated.
It has been rainy here. And goes right along with me not being an Autumn person. No hating please! I know some just simply love this time of the year. I never have as long as I can remember. I start getting depressed and melancholy. And the change in the weather makes me ache more. But mostly it just depresses me. I love to see the colors of the tree. Nothing prettier. But hate those ole blahhhhs that come with it. Just sharing. :o)

"To handle yourself, use your head; to handle others, use your heart." Eleanor Roosevelt

Monday, October 26, 2009

My playmates

My sweet niece baby Shayla came for a few days. We played babies and animals, read books, watched movies, played school and had alot of snuggle time.

My sister Penny and I have been out in my playhouse. She was winding cones and skeins of yarn on her swift and ballwinder. I was sewing on the other side of my dinky lil wooden table. At times, holding onto it for dear life as the swift vibrated the legs off the poor thing! LOL I love my dinky lil table though. It just works.

I was working on small projects (I need to photograph them yet.) and hemmed six skirts for Miss Shorty. She also made the sweetest honey soap. Smells divine!
Today was a homeblessing day. I did laundry and the floors, cleaned out the frig, and general spic/spanning. Made peanutbutter cookies and a pot of "what I had on hand" chili. Now I am tuckered out.
I am staying home as much as possible. My immune systems is not good. And just coming off the chemo, well it is worse than the normal for me. Hope everyone is staying healthy with all these flu cooties running amuck. My dd has been very sick. On the mend now though. I hated not being able to go to her and mother her, even though she is married. She is still my baby. Maybe after we get to the good freeze stage here, the flu will taper off.
Here is our encouragement for the day.
Matthew 6:31-32 (King James Version)
31Therefore take no thought, saying, What shall we eat? or, What shall we drink? or, Wherewithal shall we be clothed?
32(For after all these things do the Gentiles seek:) for your heavenly Father knoweth that ye have need of all these things.

Monday, October 19, 2009

Encouraging (strengthening) ourselves

1 Samuel 30:6 (King James Version)
And David was greatly distressed; for the people spake of stoning him, because the soul of all the people was grieved, every man for his sons and for his daughters: but David encouraged himself in the LORD his God.

1 Samuel 30:6 (New King James Version)
Now David was greatly distressed, for the people spoke of stoning him, because the soul of all the people was grieved, every man for his sons and his daughters. But David strengthened himself in the LORD his God.
1 Samuel 30:6 (New International Version)
David was greatly distressed because the men were talking of stoning him; each one was bitter in spirit because of his sons and daughters. But David found strength in the LORD his God.
1 Samuel 30:6 (Holman Christian Standard Bible)
David was in a difficult position because the troops talked about stoning him, for they were all very bitter over [the loss of] their sons and daughters. But David found strength in the LORD his God.
God's Word in a couple of different translations. Each saying the same thing. David found his strength in the Lord. Not just his physical strength. Remember the Giants? But also his mental/spiritual strength. His encouragement. What a great God!

Thursday, October 15, 2009

We have the power

2 Timothy 1:7 (King James Version)
For God hath not given us the spirit of fear; but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind.

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Above all!

Ephesians 3:20 (King James Version)
Now unto him that is able to do exceeding abundantly above all that we ask or think, according to the power that worketh in us.
I tried to capture this video to share, and it wouldn't upload. If you get a chance, please listen to THIS.

Monday, October 05, 2009

The past few weeks

Alot going on. I have been taking a treatment (partial chemo) each Wednesday. The last one in this round, is this week. Then tests to find out what is what with my liver. Hopefully it will show regrowth from the surgery and this is over with. I am keeping the housework up and taking care of Timmy and Toby and that is about it. Some crocheting of course, because that is mindless.

Have had this sadness to work through also. My Lydia crossed Rainbow Bridge.

The two pics below are what I made for our Hand-Dids, Autumn Friendship Swap. The first one went to Kim. The crow, leaves and stems are wool. The rest is fabric needleturn applique on a pinwheel background. I had posted HERE the lovely she made me.
This scrappy baby is what I made for Vickie. It is wool applique on flying geese background.

Here is my sweet Baby Shayla (I know we will have to quit calling her that one of these days. But not yet!). Her and I watched the latest Wizard of Oz that just came out. I had gotten Happy Meal McDonald toys and saved some back for her. I have the whole set for myself! LOL She really liked the movie. The first part, when it is all sepia she wasn't too sure about. Told me this might be too grown up for her. I assured her it was going to get fun in just a minute. When it became color (and what she was used to) she got happier. Kids. Look at her mouth from licking it. Mom says I did that too. Love my niece that is for sure. She gave me a hug during her visit and told me she was blessed. Aaaaaaah!

There are still a couple of spots open for the November 2010 Quilt Camp/Retreat.

Please pray for our blogger friend Terry. Her husband was in a serious accident last week. Barb lives in American Samoa in all that devastation. So many prayer requests. I am grateful that God is all seeing and Almighty.