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I Love This, I Could Do This April 30, 2009

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 From Kimba at A Soft Place to Land

 

 

 

 

And  I did it! It looks great.  Just picture it on my door which is brown and my hanger is brass.  I’ll be so glad when I learn how to post my own photos.  Thanks for the idea Kimba.

 

Love This Poem April 26, 2009

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Reading in Bed
by
Helen H. Moore

Oh, what could be better
Than reading in bed,
Or thinking about
All the books that you’ve read?

With someone who loves you,
A father, a mother,
A doll, or a pet,
Or a sister or brother,

A grandma, a grandpa,
An uncle, an aunt –
(Can you think of anything better?
I can’t!)

While outside the sky
Is all twinkling with light,
From stars that shine down
As we sleep through the night.

Oh, what could be better
Than sleeping in bed,
When the books that you love
Fill the dreams in your head?

 

From InForum Blog by Shelia Liaugiamas

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An article to read for any pertinent information.

 

A Helpful Meditation on Weight Loss

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April 26

1 Thessalonians 5:18
In every thing give thanks: for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus concerning you.

 

It’s easy to be thankful when we have everything we want or need. It’s when we’re forced to do without that thankfulness be-comes difficult. Giving thanks for the opportunity to do without our daily bread is sometimes very, very hard. Yet, God is sure to help us when we need help the most. When we feel weak or hungry or unhappy, He will stand beside us and give us comfort. We’re blessed to have God to rely on. Be thankful for the love and care of our Lord. In all things praise Him. When we learn to be thankful in our need, we are all the more thankful in our abundance.

Today’s thought: If it is my heart’s desire to be thin, God will help me!

 

The Way Some People Get Things Done April 24, 2009

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Okay, this has happened so many times and is so irritating.  I’ll come across a post, usually via a link for somebody’s blog and I’ll read the entry and think I must comment on this blog.  So I do and then the stupid thing tells me I need to log on to WordPress, which I already have so there goes my comment!  From now on, I’m going to comment on my own blog about how brillant their blog is.

So today, the brillant idea is from her. The things I loved were her ACRONYM cleaning system, her use of index cards which is something I’ve done in the past and her giving her day and her index card list to the Lord each day.  What she doesn’t get done, she feels is something the Lord didn’t want for her to get one that day.  Love it.  The acronym thing I’ll have to H/T to her.

From Nicole as linked to above.

Monday ~ Mounds of Laundry and Mop it Monday (6 loads of laundry and mop my concrete floors)
Tuesday ~ Toilets Tuesday (all bathrooms)
Wednesday ~ Wipe it Wednesday (dusting and all other surfaces)
Thursday ~ Tidy Up Thursday (put things back where they belong)
Friday ~ Finish Up Laundry and Floors Friday (about 5-6 more loads of laundry and vacuuming)
 

About Knockout Roses April 23, 2009

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http://en.allexperts.com/q/Roses-732/knockout-rose-pruning.htm  basically, prune to shape in spring and continue to do so through the summer.  Deadhead as needed.  Keep the heartiest canes if you have to make a choice.

Information about Knockout roses history can be found here.

 

Looks Like I’m Late

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but there may be hope per this information:

Planting seeds indoors in transplant pots

 

If it’s spring or summer (late March thru July) and you missed out on planting in the fall or winter, you can stratify the seeds artificially. Just mix equal parts moist sand with the seeds directly in their plastic packet. Place the packets in the refrigerator (not the freezer). After about 45 days you can plant the seeds indoors in pots. Don’t worry about the sand, it can be put in the pots with the seeds.

Germinate the seeds indoors, because the indoor temperature is optimal for seed germination. Outdoor temperatures tend to be too warm to promote seed germination.

Transplanting your seedlings

When the seedlings have two or three true leaves, they are ready for transplanting into their permanent location.

 

Be sure to water the seedlings after transplanting. Keep watering them until they are established – usually for a couple weeks. Mulching is helpful to keep weeds down and conserve moisture.

Many plants will flower their first or second year from seed!

From http://www.kansasnativeplants.com/propagate.html

 

Georgetown University and Obama

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Here is a link to a great article by Elizabeth Foss.  Very well said.

 

Great Learning Ideas

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  1. When multiplying 9’s; write 9 to 0 in the ones column and 0 through 9 in the 10’s column.
    This gives you the nines tables.
    0x9= 0
    1×9= 9
    2×9= 18
    3×9= 27
    4×9= 36
    5×9= 45
    6×9= 54
    7×9= 63
    8×9= 72
    9×9= 81
    10×9=90
  2. How many feet are in a mile? 5 tomatoes
    ( 5 )five ( 2 )to ( 8 )mat (0)oes
  3. To remember where the states, California, Oregon and Washington are, it spells COW.
  4. Treble Line in reading music: Notes EGBDF
    Every Good Boy Does Fine. (Treble is people)
  5. Treble Space in reading music: FACE (Treble is people)
  6. Bass line in reading music: GBDFA
    Great Big Dogs Fight Animals (Bass is animals)
  7. Bass Space in reading music:
    All Cows Eat Grass (Bass is animals)
  1. The order of the planets.
    My = Mercury
    Very = Venus
    Educated = Earth
    Mother = Mars
    Just = Jupiter
    Showed = Saturn
    Us = Uranus
    Nine = Neptune
    Planets = Pluto
    (This is what I learned in school, now that Pluto is officially not a planet, I don’t have a new one.)
  2. When trying to remember the compass, always remember that it spells WE across. (West to East)
  3. He pat my liver, is good to remember that HEPAT is the Latin for liver.
  4. When dividing fractions don’t ask why but flip the last one and multiply.
  5. 4 quarts = 1 gallon like 4 quarters = $1.00
  6. Order of Division
    Driving = Divide
    My = Multiply
    Super = Subtract
    Cool = Compare
    Buggy = Bring Down
  7. < & > Less than and greater than
    > always eats the bigger number because he is hungrier.
    < always points the little number.
    (i.e. 3 < 7)
  1. The 11 Times Trick – We know the trick when multiplying by ten – add 0 to the end of the number, but 11’s are simple as well when multiplying by double digits.
    Take the original number and imagine a space between the two digits (in this example we will use 52:
    5_2
    Now add the two numbers together and put them in the middle:
    5_(5+2)_2
    That is it – you have the answer: 572.
    If the numbers in the middle add up to a 2 digit number, just insert the second number and add 1 to the first:
    9_(9+9)_9
    (9+1)_8_9
    10_8_9
    1089 – It works every time.
  2. To get the first eight digits of pi, count the number of letters in each word of this phrase:
    May(3) I(1) have(4) a(1) large(5) container(9) of(2) coffee (6)?
  3. Divide a number by 3? Just add up all the digits until you have a single number. If THAT number is divisible by three, so is the original number. (I.e.  4545  . If you add 4+5+4+5 you get 18. Then add 1+8, which equals 9. Nine is divisible by three, so you know that 4545 is too.)
  4. Order of taxonomy in biology: 
    Kids Prefer Cheese Over Fried Green Spinach (Kingdom, Phylum, Class, Order, Family, Genus, Species)
  5. Red sky at night, sailor’s delight;  (meaning pretty day)
    Red sky at morn, sailor’s be warned. (meaning storms)
  6. MISSISSIPPI – M,i, crooked letter, crooked letter, i, crooked letter, crooked letter, i, hump back, hump back, i.
  7. A song to learn the order of the presidents of the United States of America.

 

 

 

  • Cincinnati is a word
    Hard to spell but easy heard.
    It need not cause you irritation,
    Just drop the ON from CIN CIN NATION.
  • Massachusetts is tricky,” the teacher confesses,
    “Just remember to spell it with two tees and four s.”
  • Let’s put an end to all this confusion.
    We can’t tell the difference between Tuscan and Tucson.
    The best way to end typographical stress
    Is to remember to put the C before S.
  • ANTI­DIS­ESTABLISH­MENT­ARIAN­ISM is really not the longest word, do you know what is?
  • To know the difference between b and d, make a bed using b and d.  b-d.
  • HOMES on a Great Lake:
    H-Huron, O-Ontario, M-Michigan, E-Erie, S-Superior (I had forgotten this one but Mom2fur had given that suggestion to us.)  I love it!
  • Learning the 10 commandments:
  • H/T to ilovemy5kids

     

    Teaching Children April 21, 2009

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    John Taylor Gatto said that when a child is ready and willing, he can learn the entire scope of basic math in less than 100 hours. I believe him. When it comes to learning, readiness is everything. And– contrary to what the scope and sequence programs of our schools suggest (dictate)– all children are not ready to learn the same things at the exact same age. God has made each child unique, with his own scope and sequence for learning and developing. (I read in a book that Einstein didn’t speak until he was four years old. Can you imagine how much a modern parent would wring his hands and fret over this and search for the best therapies and “help” for their child?!)  From High Desert Home