"You cannot legislate the poor into freedom by legislating the wealthy out of freedom. What one person receives without working for, another person must work for without receiving. The government cannot give to anybody anything that the government does not first take from somebody else. When half of the people get the idea that they do not have to work because the other half is going to take care of them, and when the other half gets the idea that it does no good to work because somebody else is going to get what they work for, that my dear friend, is about the end of any nation.

You cannot multiply wealth by dividing it."
Dr. Adrian Rogers 1931-2005
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Showing posts with label Bill this is my random listing thing for you yes I leave you notes anywhere and everywhere I love when you call me and tell me you read the label as it is for you more often than not lub u. Show all posts

Friday, November 22, 2013

Friday Randomness

It finally feels like fall here.   It is more than the chill in the air.   The leaves are almost all down from the trees, and the air is different.  I am thankful that we have the woodstove and we have ample wood for the winter.

On to some other random things.   In 9 days the farm family will be celebrating a wedding!  Wow...lots of prep has been ongoing, with crafting, creating, and giggling.   I was asked recently if I thought I would be married 25 years when I married.  I said, no, not really.  When I was a bride, I honestly did not think forward.  
John and Ann Betar
But now, Bill and I have a challenge in front of us.  The people in the above photo have been married 81 years and currently hold the title of the Longest Married Couple in the US.  I wonder...will Bill and I live to 101?   It would be pretty neat, because we could see how the children and their families turn out,  as well as the grandchildren(to be).

Off on another thought~I must share that one romantic thing that Bill has done was the other day.   He made a mix CD that had songs he could sing along to, for me.   There is nothing like driving with your sweetie and he is serenading you~oh and in Spanish!

Randomness about the goofs. 
Oldest son has a few weeks left in the academy. 
Second completed another training level with the fire department.   I remember when he was about six, we bought two fireman suits with helmets for the boys to play with.   He used to wear it all the time...
Second on left

It looked pretty much like this, except the helmet was red.

Third~well since I mentioned red, I shall say Third bought himself a new truck this week.   Well new to him and it is red.   He now has a F-150 to call his own, well kind of, as in a few days he will be a married man!   

Fourth continues to work and has been on the side tutoring a young girl.   She amazes me, as she comes home after her teaching, and reviews what she has done.   I am so proud of her.  I read her status from Facebook this morning and laughed so hard that I am sharing it here,  "I cleaned my car today in case anyone needs 37 half empty water bottles."

Now on to other things.   Hanukkah is just around the corner.   I have shared that we on the farm have been celebrating Hanukkah for a few years now.   
I made this Hanukkiyah a few years ago.  I have a few new items I have made for Hanukkah this year that I will share in an upcoming post.  For those that wonder if the Feast of Dedication (Hanukkah) is in the Bible, read John 10:22...and it is amazing because the entire celebration is about the miracle of the light and the temple.  In 1 Corinthians 6:19 What?  Know ye not that your body is the temple of the Holy Ghost which is in you, which ye have of God, and ye are not your own?

With that verse celebrating Hanukkah takes on a whole new meaning and one can of rededicate their temples to God and allow the Light to shine through, during this celebration.

My closing random thought is this.   In the garden of Eden, Adam and Eve were deceived.   Satan did not take something random and deceive them.  No, he took the words of God, and spun them.  When we as those that are believers consider things that we do, we should audit our beliefs through God's Holy Word.   Satan knows it quite well (read Matthew 4), and with Satan's knowledge of the word, do you suppose for just a moment, he has spun the truth just a bit...and has you off the mark?  I am going to write about this more as time goes on, but consider this~instead of wondering what would Jesus do, why not consider what did Jesus do?  That would be a great template for 21st century Christians...as we do not need to wonder what he would do.  We have the perfect example in His Word, and with John 1:1-3, we know that Jesus was with God in the Beginning...and is the Word.

Well enough randomness for the morning!  Have a lovely day!

Sunday, June 24, 2012

The Forty Five Things List

It is time for a list so be prepared.

1. I love sunflowers.  2. I love eclectic purses and own a purse that looks like a saddle.  3. I am scared of the dark, but love the open expanse of the night sky and the stars that fill it.  4. I love the song Edelweiss from the Sound of Music but prefer the version where Christopher Plummer actually sings it...check You*Tube~it gets me every time. 5. I have 15 tabs up as I type this post  6. I love onions-and eat an onion nearly every single day~poor Bill I suppose. 7. When I drive I have to tilt the seat forward a bit so I will be able to reach the gas peddle. If one does not adjust the seat before sitting-after I drive they may get stuck! 8. I love walking barefoot even though I do not have much opportunity to do so. 9. I love movies that promote family, happiness, and the possibility of good...and rarely watch anything else.  10. I love the smell of coffee, but do not drink coffee.

11. I can put my feet inside Bill's shoes while I am wearing shoes. 12. I am Texan through marriage. 13. I loved baseball as a little girl and my favorite team was the Philadelphia Phillies. 14. I love Seven Brides for Seven Brothers...and have watched it many times 15. Bill and I are neither the oldest, nor the youngest, nor the middle child amongst our sibling groups. 16. I love fossils-and have many all around the farm. I gather rocks of all sizes with fossils. My property could be an archaeological site...although my rocks come from all over. 17. I do not wear any jewelry to include wedding bands. I have explained why I do not have wedding rings before...quite simply they were stolen and we have never replaced them. Am I less married? Do marriages last longer or less because of a ring? 18. At this very moment I am thinking of how long it has been since I have eaten a Heath candy bar~or how long it has been since I have seen one. I wonder if they are available at any stores in my local town-guess I will check. 19. I have ice skated on ditches and roller skated on roads. 20. I am the shortest amongst my siblings, my in-laws, and even my own children.

21. I love Ireland although I have never been there~perhaps someday I will see it first hand instead of in books, magazines, and the computer. 22. I read all the time and have neglected my sidebar in updating my reading list. 23. I loved a goose named George...yes, this is true. 24. I dilute anything I drink besides water...by adding 50% water. 25. I love playing games. 26. I am an eternal optimist and see possibility in all things and in most people. 27. I will always be a momma bear about my kids-even though they are mostly grown! 28. I just knew when I met Bill he was the one. My how shocked my mom must have been. I understand why many may not have believed that we would remain married. I mean come on~who gets married after only knowing each other a small amount of time? Well I did...and happily ever after is not completely written, but happily with lots of effort is the theme. 29. I loved my first grade teacher. When I was in high school she died of cancer and I cried for several days. 30. I am not going to share in my real life this day or list.

31. I have talked with chickens daily for several years. I smile when I scrape the dishes as I save the waste for the henny penny's. 32. Tomato bugs creep me out! Oh my...and they nibble on me. Ugh. 33. Bill has the key to my heart. 34. I wear kitchen gloves when I cut the hot peppers...yes I am sure this is a lovely image. For the record the gloves, size small are too long for my fingers-it drives me a bit crazy! 35. Whenever I say that makes me crazy-Bill corrects me...and tells me er. As in you know, not crazy but crazier! 36. I love giraffes. 37. I love reading  poetry. Not all poetry but some. 38. If I have read something I can find it once again in a book. Open book tests would be a breeze for me. 39. I am one of those people that returns the shopping cart back to where it goes. 40. I always park in the same row...yes, this is true. It is my effort to help me in my continued aging. If I have this as a habit, I will not look like many I see walking around the parking lot looking for their cars. All I have to do is walk up the row I park in.

41. I like playing Double Nickel Farm ping pong. Our way is on a smaller table and with intense play offs which leads to 42. I am very competitive. 43. I would like to think I am a compassionate person, but realize I fall short often. 44. I wash my dishes in number counts. You see I clean in non stop motion. So I will wash 20 dishes, rinse then head off and do another task. I zip back then empty the dishrack and repeat the action. Constant motion gets the house clean quickly~now last of all...I am sharing 45. I love pumpkin pies. I cannot tell a lie. Today is officially known as Pumpkin Pie day in my house. Today you see is my 45th birthday and so I thought I would share 45 random things about me.

I pray on this day that all my friends in blogland have a wonderful day...I wish we could all gather and share some pie together~as long as you appreciate that I am a pumpkin pie junkie!! Thank you all for visiting as your stops make my day!

Jennifer the really old blogger~ that is now half way to 90. Holy smokes...
This is last year's pie~which was my very own pie and I am not ashamed to say I ate it all.