|New born calf|
Tuesday, April 29, 2014
Signs of Spring ... and New Life
Monday, April 28, 2014
More creativity with my ketogenic diet
|Sour Cream (yeah, don't put it in first)|
|Fresh or frozen fruit|
|Add coconut and other ingredients|
|Salad with Tuna, Cheddar Cheese & Avocado /sour cream dressing|
Time for grandma's treat
|Misty Blue and Duchess|
Sunday, April 27, 2014
The Cheesecake Factory
|The Cheesecake Factory|
|Cheese cakes on display|
|Chicken and Mushroom Lettuce Wrap with Avocado|
|Wrap it up - baby!|
|Low Carb Cheesecake|
Saturday, April 26, 2014
Looking forward to summer!
Thursday, April 24, 2014
Thanks for all you do!
|Thanks for all you do!|
Wednesday, April 23, 2014
Warming weather: thawing lakes
Over the weekend we took the girls out to the park by the lake. We walked down the dock to see how the I was melting. I told Dale "look alien hand prints!" He told me that a deer had came and rubbed his rack on the ice. I like my explanation better.
The snow is melting and running water down a little creek to the lake. But even with the melting snow from the woods the lake is still down very low. It is getting too low this particular Lake could use some of really heavy rain falls.
I am working long days again this week. So my postings are going to be very late at night. I'll try to make sure I get one done everyday for the rest of the week. I hope you can get outside and find a beautiful scene in the coming spring. This is my favorite time of year. Some of my future posts you will understand exactly why I think it is such a beautiful time of year. Have a great day!
Sunday, April 20, 2014
He is Risen! ...so what does it mean to you?
2. Christ died for you
1 Peter 3:18
3. You must repent
4. You must believe
5. Verses of assurance
1 John 5:11-13
Concluding Affirmations13 I write these things to you who believe in the name of the Son of God so that you may know that you have eternal life.
6. Take a moment and pray to God
Saturday, April 19, 2014
Have you ever tried to reconcile the days between Jesus death and ressurection?
I have added a link to a visual created by Pastor Dowell that explains in more detail the differences between the current Christian celebration versus the historic holy days that affected the actual events.
Traditions: We live and die by our traditions. But as time goes by traditions are affected by politics and what makes people more comfortable. As a child, there were no stores open on Sundays. Restaurants closed by 2PM. Then more families became two income families. The prosperous times left people buying more things, needing more money, and working more days in the week. Through the pressures of society stores began staying open on Sundays to accommodate people that could only shop on the weekends. The tradition of Sunday afternoon family time changed.
Schools stayed away from scheduling any activities on Sundays because it was sacred to family and church. With the disintegration of the family, the traditions of the family fell apart even more. I am sure everyone can come up with traditions that have changed and/or disintegrated over time. The celebration of the resurrection of Jesus Christ has changed over the years as well. Despite the changes, let us remember the most important thing!
HE IS RISEN! HE IS RISEN INDEED! Jesus, the lamb of God, was crucified for our sins. The blood shed through his death paid for our sins, yours and mine! But he did not remain in the grave. He overcame death and ascended to heaven. Jesus lives today and for those who have faith and belief in him, their sins are forgiven and they can live reconciled to God.
Thursday, April 17, 2014
Hurray for Sunshine!
|Misty Blue & Duchess in the Snow|
Wednesday, April 16, 2014
I am having an old soul day...
|Craving Crafting Time|
|Misty Blue at Noon 4/16/14|
|April Snow :^(|
|Misty Blue at 8 PM 4/16/14|
Tuesday, April 15, 2014
A Red Moon 4/15/2014 lunar eclipse
|4/15/2014 about 2:25 AM|
|4/15/2014 about 2:25 AM|
|4/15/2014 about 2:45 AM|
|4/15/2014 about 2:45 AM|
|4/15/2014 about 2:50 AM - oops! wiggled the tri-pod|
Monday, April 14, 2014
The commercialism of Easter
Okay, yes I mean Easter candy, the Easter Bunny, and our favorite little Easter bonnet. Like every holiday it has been commercialized.
I have to admit Easter candy is some of my favorite candy. It has been very difficult this year to walk by all that candy. I finally caved. I bought my three favorite Easter candies.
They are all Cadbury products. The Cadbury eggs, the Cadbury caramel eggs, and the milk chocolate eggs covered in them hard candy cover.
So in doing my research each miniature egg is 40 calories and 6 grams of carbs. The milk chocolate eggs I can have two or three at a time just stay within the same calorie and carb range.
It reminded me of when I was younger and I heard an interview with Lady Diana. She stated that she had her candy treats she would have a snack size Twix bar and she would eat one part and give the rest to her sons. I remember thinking how could you eat such a small amount of candy? But here I am and it's really not that bad.
Sunday, April 13, 2014
|Eating Parsley dipped in water|
|Matzah with maror and kharoset|
|A child's search for the Afikomen|
Saturday, April 12, 2014
How is my dietary change affecting my life?
This week I had my quarterly blood work done. I haven't received the official paperwork yet, I'm going by memory. The doctor was so thrilled with the results that she called me Friday morning.
My blood sugar, A1C, was down from 9.6 to 6.4 also my cholesterol was done down from the low 200's to about 150. Although my bad cholesterol had not changed at all.
The one spot of worry was that the protein in my urine was slightly elevated. Which means that I need to eat less meat and more fat. Difficult to do in a low fat society.
Friday, April 11, 2014
Oh look at these eyes!
Thursday, April 10, 2014
A way to eliminate recycling plastic
I was in a meeting this evening and some friends cups caught my eye. I have seen a lot of people use canning jars to mix flavored drinks that are healthy. But as I looked at these jars I wondered "What do they have on the top?"
The canning company, Ball, has created a drinking top for the top of their canning jars. I was told that it comes with a straw. Looking at it, you can either drink from the top or use a straw with it and there's a little bitty air hole in the back so when you drink it flows nice and it doesn't spill.
I like this idea for many reasons. I like to make a flavored drink with ginger, cucumbers, mint, and lemon. But it's so difficult to wash the cups. This would solve my problem. I know; I'm trying not to buy more "things". But I might have to look for this because in the long run I think it would save money.
Wednesday, April 9, 2014
Ice fishing season is over ...
Sunday evening we went by the lake and it was barely starting to melt. But, Tuesday night after a couple of warm days we noticed around the dock there was about 4 inches of water on top of the ice.
I also noticed that there was a crack starting to form across the lake. I don't understand why they leave the dock out on the lake. But without it I would not be able to see how the crack is forming.
When Dale went to the lake today he said the ice was turning black. That means there's been too much melting and it's not safe to walk across. I'm sure there will be a few die hard daredevils that will walk across the ice just to go fishing.
Tuesday, April 8, 2014
April showers bring May flowers
And Winter snow thaws bring Snow Crocus. I have seen these pop through the snow when the frost isn't too deep. Every flower garden that I plant includes crocuses! After all who doesn't want the first flowers blooming on the block.
Living a block off from main street a lot of people walk by my place. The new bulbs that I planted last fall are poking up through the dirt but no flowers yet. I can't wait to see how many come up.
Sunday, April 6, 2014
Spring is pushing Winter out of the way!
Very literally winter is being pushed out of the way as the tulips and daffodils push out through the snow. Close to the house, the ground is warm enough to thaw the dirt so that the tulips can come up.
At my house I can see the crocuses are beginning to emerge along the edge of the garden. On the way home this afternoon I also saw a beautiful Robin perched on a stone pillar.
Then I met Dale out by the lake to walk the dogs. And to my surprise there were four wheelers and cars driving onto and off from the still frozen lake. Watching the guys drill holes in the ice, it looks like the ice was over 2 feet deep.
Fishing opener is one month away. I need to wonder if the ice is going to be off the lake by then and if the water will be warm enough for the fish to bite.