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Sunday, June 26, 2016


A forever promise....

Genesis 9:11-13 I establish my covenant with you: Never again will all life be cut off by the waters of a flood; never again will there be a flood to destroy the earth.
And God said, “This is the sign of the covenant I am making between me and you and every living creature with you, a covenant for all generations to come; I have set my rainbow in the clouds and it will be the sign of the covenant between me and the earth.

Thursday, June 23, 2016

Silver sneakers update

I posted about the Silver sneakers group I joined here

Thought I would give an update. We got a new instructor and he in not so low keyed, in fact he works us pretty good so I have no need to "move up" to a more intensive class. These classes are offered in many adult centers all over the USA and is sponsored by many insurance plans. It is very nice to go to a exercise group that is mostly people around my age. Maybe you would like to try one out too.


Wednesday, June 15, 2016

Jacqueline Bouvier Kennedy Onassis

I just finished listening to this book and must say, I learned a lot. There have been many pictures of her in so many different settings and from the time she was very young...
 she was striking.
Her whole life she was surrounded by womanizers including her father.
I won't give away many of the things that surprised me in the book but simply say that things are not always the way we assume, including her reasons for marrying J.F.K.
I understood that she desperately wanted to avoid the press but always thought it was because of  her children, there was a lot more to it than that.
She made us proud how she stood by her husband in great sadness..
 but we have no idea how alone she was with it all.
It was hard to understand why she married Onassis but this book shined some light on that as well.
I am so glad she didn't live to see her precious John, John die and recently heard a rumor that the plane crash was suspicious due to the result of him seriously considering running for President. After listening to the book, one might wonder.
In all the pictures taken of her only few are without her broad smile..
 How easy it was to assume she was happy...
 even when dying of cancer.
How much we assume and how little we know.

Friday, June 10, 2016


God does not work by only one method, paint in only one color, play in only one key, nor does He makes only one star shine onto the earth. (Eberhard Arnold)

Saturday, June 4, 2016

I LOVE cookbooks

Maybe you don't think that is unusual but if you were to understand that I RARELY cook, you may think it a bit strange. Howerever, nothing makes me happier than to sit down with a cookbook and figure out what I might like. I have tried to curtail my puchasing but this is my stash at the moment.....


and if I see a deal on amazon....I just can't resist so I recently bought this cookbook at a smoking deal
It didn't say how old this book was so I was a bit surprised and confused when the recipes read like this.............................
Do you you see how she is refering to a "Menu-ette skillet"? Do you know what that is? Well, I didn't so had to go to google and guess what it is?
                                                                          This is it!
Well I don't have one of these and was not too sure I wanted to buy one but I do have these....
 and somewhere in the recesses of my mind I remembered these....
Bought one so now I have a Menu-ette!
Did you also notice that she leaves a blank space on each recipe? That is so you can fill in how much time is needed for your kind of microwave. She was cooking on a 700 watt one which is pretty outdated now. Still it has some good sounding recipes.....................

Wednesday, June 1, 2016


Little Tony had been playing outside with the other kids for a while when he came into the house

and asked, 'Grandma, what's that called when two people sleep in the same room and one is on top of the other?'

She was a little taken aback, but she decided to just tell him the truth. 'It's called sexual intercourse, darling'

Little Tony just said, 'Oh, OK,' and went back outside to play with the other kids. A few minutes later he came back in and said angrily, 'Grandma, it isn't called sexual intercourse. It's called Bunk Beds. And Jimmy's mom wants to talk to you.