making toilet paper

how to make this:

I will try this soon.


This picture is from December 13, 2007 – quite different from this year – we have had zero snow so far !



Oil Pulling Challenge

I am learning about oil pulling. I am giving myself a challenge to do this for 10 straight days. This will be from December 18-December 28, 2014.

We will see what happens! ! ! !

Lovely snow day today! lr6u43ty

Day 1: oil pulling. I put a couple tsp. coconut oil in my mouth and swished for about 5 minutes. Teeth feel clean. I spit it out in the trash can lined with plastic bag like they said too. I brushed and flossed afterwards. Hoping to work up to 15-20 minutes.

Day 2 Dec. 19: oil pulling. This morning I swished about 1 1/2 tsp. coconut oil for about 16 minutes. Again, my mouth feels clean!

Day 3 Dec. 20, Day 4, Dec. 21, Day 5, Dec. 22, Day 6, Dec. 23 Day 7 Dec. 24 Day 8 Dec. 25 – All these days I swished and jumped on nice little rebounder. The blood takes 20 minutes to circulate throughout the body once, so that is why it is recommended to swish the oil for that long. I think with jumping the blood moves faster through the body; On these days I jumped and swished anywhere from 10-20 minutes. I’m getting the hang of it.

back to the blog

I lost the book that had my password in it since I had changed it and so I never could get back on here, then I listened to the 700 Club show today about hoarding and decided to go through my books on the bookshelf and either list some of them on Amazon or give some away. There was my green book with my password, so here I am again.

ImageToday is the National Day of prayer. I found this prayer guide I intend to follow indefinitely.×7/

Some tulips in bloom, but alas, snow is expected tonight 1-3 inches. Oh dear, the tulips can probably handle it and also anything else growing outside.

The farmer market begins tomorrow. I told the guy I would not come because of the weather and he said. that is fine, probably a wise decision. In a week the weather should be a balmy 69 degrees.


a good helping the homeless idea!

Maundy Thursday

Today is Maundy Thursday, a day to remember Jesus eating His last supper with His disciples which led up to His crucifixion and then resurrection.

I am busy cleaning and planning for family Easter dinner at our house. It’s a matter of cleaning bathrooms, dusting, vacuuming, straightening up and planning and fixing the meal. It will be a nice day to remember the new life we have because of Jesus’ obedience.

“He became obedient unto death.” –Phil. 2:8

Thank you, Lord, for Your perfect sacrifice!

I enjoy seeing the new growth of the lettuce and making a couple other swc containers and transplanting other plants and seeing seedlings grow. It’s getting springy out even though some snow is still with us.







6 hours later – most of the snow is gone



getting ready to put my seed potatoes that are sprouting in the sack in this space I cleared of leaves – wonderful compost type soil for the potatoes.


snow stay-at-home day

Got a couple things accomplished so far:

cleaned and rearranged bedroom

alphabetized amazon for-sale books and put them back in boxes under our bed

made path in snow around house

vacuumed bathroom

still have more to do so better get bussssyyyy

pictures of snow we received in the last 15 or so hours and top picture is latest from dear daughter in Chile; bottom pic is my goofy brother who works for a community theater and has lots of friends



Dear husband snowblowed the driveway and then a beautiful sunsset.