"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

Thursday, May 4, 2017

Photos from the Past Few Weeks

Fourth and Millie
A wee one helping Gigi roll out yums!
In truth the rolling pin was for pounding and the roll
was nibbled!

Zephaniah and G1

Salad in a jar.
A break during the seminar last weekend and I snapped a photo of one of the boards.
 I snapped this photo.
I guess that would be an appropriate nickname if this 
was your last name!

Grand with the rolling pin.
He was not hitting although it looks like it.
He was pounding. I like that it almost looks like a 
stance for baseball. Yes the hands are wrong, but oh
I love baseball and this made me smile.
Young man in the back is our farmhand/sweet
young man that is a great addition to the activities
on Sundays.
The slide, the dog, and the wind!
I love this photo as it reminded me of the day we got this 
swingset.  It is a used one from a neighbor. On the very day he gave 
it to us, we went to  El Paso with Second, his wife, First, 
Fourth and another friend. This is the day we found out we were to be 
grandparents for the first time.
ps...now that the third grandbaby is on the way, I am still not over
the very first time Bill and I were told about each baby! I think I 
will always be this way.

G2 and Third's cutie pie.  I love love love the photos they 
had just before Third went to Basic Training.  This is at White Sands.

Sign on inside of stall at the Golf Course in Alamogordo NM.
I really pondered the need for this sign...
and finally, 

 My daughter-in-law liked the magnetic board I made for the farm
that she made one for her house.  Now she has limited space so she 
used a pizza pan! How cool is this?  Here is the post sharing how I made

Roots of Liberty Seminar

Bill and I went to the Roots of Liberty Seminar with speaker KrisAnne Hall in Weed New Mexico.
KrisAnne Hall is a Constitutional Attorney, Author, Radio host and presents many seminars across the country about America, the Constitution and our rights.  She is amazing.  It was a five hour seminar out in the middle of nowhere and it was INCREDIBLE. 

"Without liberty your life is servitude." KrisAnne Hall
"Government governs best when it governs least at home." KrisAnne Hall

KrisAnne Hall took the history of America and the Constitution back to the five documents that it was based upon:
1100 Charter of Liberties
1215 The Magna Carta
Petition of Right 1628
The Grand Remonstrance of 1641
The English Bill of Rights 1689

Here are some more quotes I wrote down from her seminar:
"If you don't know what your rights are, how do you know if they are already gone?"
"Stop electing people not qualified."
"I endeavor to learn every single day."
"The Federal Government is the product of the Constitution."

KrisAnne Hall spoke nothing but history and how the Founding Documents came to be.  She took the time to build up this as our schools haven't been teaching this in a long time.  Although I thought I knew a good deal about history, I learned a tremendous amount. If we wish to radically transform* our country it will be through knowledge of our rights and why we have them, and why the government wishes we are kept in the dark. I took a notebook and a ton of notes.

KrisAnne Hall is listed by the Southern Poverty Law Center as an anti-government group...and to be honest that is a pretty good recommendation as to learning what she says.  

I am not anti-government I am pro-Constitution~my words.  I am thankful that in this time in history I was able to witness someone stand so boldly and succinctly in truth. 

"Choose you this day...Save America." KrisAnne Hall

Please visit her website here.
KrisAnne Hall is on CSPAN speaking of our Sovereign Duty here

*radically transform our country back to the way it was designed in the Constitution.

Being Fortunate Does Not Mean One Should Be Stupid

Photo Credit: The Other 98%
Let's talk about this photo~you see, it is so kind, how dare anyone think it could be wrong.  Yet, this sign is wrong.  First off, to those that agree with this sign, I have a few questions.
  1. Do you have a place you call your home (whether it is a rental or a home you own)? 
  2. Do you have a method of transportation such as a vehicle, bicycle, or even scooter (private jet, boat, included)?
  3. Do you have a bank account in at least one bank or credit union?
  4. Do you have a place to receive mail for only you?
  5. Do you have health insurance, auto insurance, life insurance, pet insurance (any kind of insurance)?
  6. Do you have a cell phone (and or a land line in your #1)?
That's enough of the questions.  Now for my response to the answers which will help connect the dots to the photo.
Response to:
  1. If you have a place that you call your own whether it is as a renter or owner...and you lock the place up when you leave, when you are asleep, or all the time, why?  I'll tell you why. It is because it is your place.  You identify that space as yours.  Do you know how few people worldwide that can claim their own space?  You are fortunate. You need not lock your doors but open them to those in your area that are homeless or even to those traveling.  
  2. If you have a method of travel that is yours and yours alone, do you share rides with others?  Do you pick up people and take them places or do you allow others(not relatives or friends) but strangers to utilize your vehicle/bike/scooter?  No, of course not.  Why not? You are fortunate, most people outside the western world do not have access to their own vehicles, and in the US most can claim owning a vehicle.  You should share your vehicle, even if it means at times you are without. 
  3. Do you have a bank account? This means that you have money because otherwise the account is unnecessary.  Do you share your debit card?  Do you buy groceries for everyone that is in your checkout line?  Why not?  You have money and by the way, the majority of the world lives on less than $2.50 per day.  Share your money as you are fortunate.
  4. Having a place to receive personal, legal, and even junk mail is a privilege.  This is not something everyone has access to and therefore you are fortunate.  You should allow others to share your mailbox so they to can receive mail.  Do not distribute this, but allow them the same access you have.
  5. Do you have life insurance?  When you die who is to receive this?  Instead this should be shared with those that have lost loved ones with no insurance.  Do you have health insurance? If you do you should share your insurance with those without.  Now what about auto insurance?  You should zip over to the courthouse and pay the fines of those that have been caught and charged with driving with no insurance. 
  6. Do you have a cell phone?  Then you need to share with others as many people do not. In fact, you should give your cell phone away and only use your land line, but put a sign out front of your residence announcing that you have a phone for the public to use.  Many people cannot afford a phone and need one to arrange jobs, appointments and even family connections.  Be prepared to become a messenger for all the calls for others.
Why aren't people doing all the things I have suggested?  Why are the fingers being pointed about being charitable, but in turn those calling for this do not do this themselves.  Why?
Back to the photo.
When you are more fortunate than others you do not check common sense at the door.  History supports that in order to render aid or assistance we must be secure.  If we are helping another and we have nothing the help ceases pretty much immediately. 

We fence our property.  We lock our doors, we secure our belongings and protect our money.  Then in times of crises we assist those in need.  And the crises are not defined by the magnitude but the need.  If a neighbor's home burns down, the neighborhood gathers clothing, furniture and such to help.  When there is a natural disaster the Red Cross and other charitable agencies collect the monies that are so generously given.  In fact, America gives 1/3 of all donations worldwide.

When on an airplane we are told that if the oxygen bags drop, to place it on ourselves before we do for our children.  You know why?  Because if we are not taken care of, we cannot help the child. This is what building a fence means.  And the sign is a bit dramatic as it adds to the concept suggested.  You see, we need a secure fence built, and this photo suggests we are going to build a taller fence. This is not the case.  But it appears like we are horrible because a simple fence is not enough. 

Oh and including people to your dinner table is a wonderful idea.  You can do this often.  You can do this every single day.  But this does not change that our nation has the need to be secure. 

Friday, April 21, 2017

Bill~this is the

photo I was trying to find. 
I do not remember where I found this photo so if anyone knows who to give credit to, please let me know.

Bill~THIS is the idea I have for all the window frames.   I love the log framing and it makes my brain smile.

Thursday, April 20, 2017

Repurposing the yard sale chairs

I bought a few years ago while back east.  I paid $1.00 for each chair and I think I got a bargain.  I finally am to this project and here are two of the chairs I have finished.

And yes, I do like bold, bright colors.  They are a wonderful contrast to the somewhat not so bright but ever so beautiful desert.  Final cost per chair $4.00 with remaining spray paint to brighten other items. 

Mini for Me!

I bought some mini roses the other day, as they were beautiful and of course they were mini, oh and my favorite, they were on sale.  I have already transplanted them and they will reside in pots so I can bring them in each winter!  Oh how I love these minis!

What can you do with $12.00?

You can upgrade the playroom with a magnetic board.   I actually bought what is an oil drip pan from Wal*mart about 4 years ago to use under the plants I grow indoors.  I spent about $12.00.  If you go to Wal*mart site today it is priced under $9.00. 

My grands love playing with the magnets on the fridge.  The only problem with this is that the iddy bitty piggly wigglies sometimes push the magnets under the fridge. 
I was thinking about a solution and this is it.
It is the perfect complement to the play area.
The magnets are from all the fun places we have visited.

Bill simply mounted the pan on the wall.