Sunday, March 16, 2014



Seriously, must I? Long before I ever knew about algebra, I had crossed math off my list of "fun things to do". Anybody with me here?

I remember when I dug my stubborn little grade school heels in the dirt and told my dad (who worked for a bank) that I could see no use in the world for math. My dad, wise person that he was, went straight for my Achilles heel and said, "How are you going to count your horses if you don't know how to do math?"

Ouch. I dove into my math studies, and I even learned to like it a little bit - a few years down the road.

Some things just take some time and a little work to find the fun in them. It often takes a healthy dose of "want to" to get through the "don't like". Once the "want to" takes over, the "don't like" doesn't have a chance.

My grandmother (my father's mother) shared my dislike for math. She wrote a little poem in the front of her algebra book.

"If there should be another flood
To this book I would quickly fly
For should there be another flood
This book would still be dry."
This, by the way, would be the same grandmother who later became a librarian and worked with the Dewey Decimal System all day long. Sounds close enough to math for me!
One step at a time is the way we get many things done. Give it a try and get your "want to" going! How about starting with reading the Bible for five minutes a day. That's like two or three commercials you could save yourself from watching. It's about the amount of time it takes oatmeal to cook. It's... well, you get the idea. Already reading your Bible? Add five minutes a day. *grins* It's about the same amount of time to play a game of solitaire.
In the beginning, God created the heavens and the earth.
Genesis 1:1

PS Yes, and I learned to count my horses very well. "One, two." In all fairness to Dad, though, calculating feed ratios, figuring hay weight vs. pellet weight, and budgeting for livestock feed has required considerable math on my part. He wins - again!
Now I am off to read that five minute Bible passage!

Friday, March 14, 2014

Funtry Friday - for the birds!

Remember Peter Pigeon?

Well, here is his pretty girlfriend!

I think she needs a name. Pricilla? Patty? Pretty? What name do you think she should have?

Good morning to me! This little Meadowlark likes to perch in the Cottonwood tree and sing almost every morning!

It's a great start to my day!

Yes, the birds say it's spring!
The flowers also say it's spring - at least the daffodils at my sister's house do!

And the final definite sign of spring? Hershey is shedding his winter coat!

Hershey is much more accurate than any groundhog!

So here we go - blue skies and warmer weather. Come on springtime!

Happy Funtry Friday! Hope you are having some springtime fun in your neck of the woods!

Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Do you like to journal?

These videos are very fun! Jennibellie shows you how to make a Journal Travel Kit with everything you need to create some great journal pages on the go. She has lots of extra hints, too, to get your creative juices flowing!

Here is the All-in-One Journal and Travel Kit.

And here is the video that shows you how to make the little Watersoluable Travel Palette!

Ingenious! Many thanks to Pam Hardy of Always Artistic for sharing Jennibellie's fun with us!

Happy creating!

Sunday, March 9, 2014


I like to make plans. Do you? 

Well, I like to make plans that work... Some days, however, I specialize in making impossible plans. 

Other days I specialize in making partial plans - you know, the ones where you start with half an idea and then "wing it". And then there are those days when I have a perfectly good plan in mind and it looks ridiculous to everyone else - so I give up and quit.

The best plans I have made, though, are the ones where I have let the Lord lead the way.

For I know the plans I have for you, declares the Lord, 
plans for welfare and not for calamity
to give you a future and a hope.
Jeremiah 29:11 

After all, He does know a lot more than I do! ;-) I would have never thought up a bird as interesting as a Woodpecker!

Wandering off to see what plans the Lord has in mind for me today!

Sunday, March 2, 2014


Now may the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing,
so that you will abound in hope by the power of the Holy Spirit.
Romans 15:13
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