Wednesday, November 6, 2013

Too Many BOOKS????

Is it even POSSIBLE to have too many books?

I don't think so ....however, due to "life" and the downward spiral of the society in which I live... I need to make room in my home for family.  And family is a bit more important than books.

I have thousands.  So I'm going to thin the herd.  In the next couple of weeks I'll be starting a new "blog" page to list the ones I've decided to part with.  I truly want them to find good homes.  Many of these are from the discard piles of libraries and various sales.  Some are in great condition and some in well worn condition.

I have no clue as to even how to go about setting up this thing so it may just flop.  I'm thinking paypal will be the best way to go.  That seems to be the way most of these things are set up.

So what kinds of books?  Well, I've many on gardening and plants.  I've some books on tape.  I've fiction.  And a bunch of cookbooks and craft/how to do books.  And some religious books.

I will be keeping some....

If this goes fairly well, I may sell my baseball/football cards, comic's, star trek stuff...etc.

Now for the MOST important part since this is the deciding factor for me and most: COST.

I'm not sure but I'm thinking:  $1/paperback; or $1/2paperback PLUS shipping costs.  Hard covers; $2/per or $3 for 2 .... something along those lines.  I don't know, I may have to price each one separate but I'm mostly wanting these books to find "forever homes" (lol).

I welcome any thoughts or ideas. :)

Sunday, November 3, 2013

the gov healthcare website

Yes that failure of a website.  They've spent over 600,000 DOLLARS on that thing.... and it failed.

They could have given every citizen of the USA TWO MILLION BUCKS and 1) we would be ahead of things and 2) we could have paid CASH for any health problems we ever would have needed.

and the best one 3) that would have jump started our economy BIG time.  Cause the majority of us, yep myself included, would NOT have saved that money but went out and spent it!

heck even if they had given us each 1 million bucks, it would have been win win!  lol!

I would have paid off my student loans and did some major things to my home that I've been wanting to do to improve it.  AND still had $$$ left over.

What would YOU have done?

Saturday, October 12, 2013

Picking your battles

This is kinda a natural extension of my last post.  Let's face it, there are literally thousands of "battles" going on right now.  Hundreds of wars..... war on women, war on drugs, war on terrorism, war on children, war on our elders, war on.... well I think you get the point.

There is absolutely NO way that any one individual can battle in all these wars.  I think you'd agree.

So pick your battles but don't get mad or upset when someone else picks other battles to fight.

I understand: humans just cannot treat other humans, humanely.  Humans just cannot help trying to control other humans.  Humans just cannot seem to stop trying to gather power to themselves over other humans.

Yet that is the answer.  Just each individual human treat each individual human .... humane.

What does it mean to be "humane"?

Here are some things that I think fall into that category:

- show love
- show respect
- allow dignity
- give a helping hand
- protect the innocent
- teach
- learn
- be kind
- develop real relationships
- concentrate on the good parts
- do not tolerate evil

Feel free to add others since this is by no means a complete list.

Friday, October 11, 2013

Million "fill in the blank" marches

I think before it is all said and done, there will be a million "million -something- marches" going on over in DC.

We had the "million muslim" march which ended up with only about two dozen who showed up.

We had the "million biker" march with a HUGE turnout.

This weekend we are having the "million trucker" march where several items are being expressed: support for the constitution, gas prices, dissatisfaction with how the gov is being run...etc.

During this Trucker March, there is also going to be a Million Veteran's March.... that will be this Sunday folks!

Already another is being organized for Nov 5th..... a "million masks" march...begun by none other than the infamous "Anonymous" group.

Personally, I'd like to see a 'million MARSHAL march' where the United States Marshal's go into DC and arrest all those gov people who are committing treason.  This includes the Prez himself.

I'm not affiliated with any political party, nor do I want to be, they are disgusting IMO...and I'm disgusted with how this country has allowed their government to distort the Constitution.

America is a or shall I say, WAS a very unique country.  Never had any country have such vast INDIVIDUAL rights acknowledged.  Now whether this country was 'founded on God' or not... well I have a different view than most but that is not really what made this country unique.  It was the acknowledgement that INDIVIDUALS have rights that are THERE no matter who says what.  They are our rights given due to the fact we are simply alive and human.

Were they 'bestowed' by God?  I think so.  Right along with free will.  But even that is (sorta) irrelevant since the fact is they are NOT bestowed on us by OTHER MEN or OUR GOVERNMENT/S.  Therefore, no one has the "right" to take them away.... too bad so many are so willing to GIVE them away.

Side note:  It has never worked to punish the innocent for the crimes of the guilty.

Now all that said, I'm not surprised.  And dear readers, I hope you are ready because it's gonna get worse.

Individuals (and maybe their immediate families) will survive, but this government.... in fact; ALL governments... are not going to.

Buckle up!  Life is about to get much more bumpy.

Sunday, September 29, 2013

I know it's not just me

But doesn't it seem like Washington is getting their knickers in a knot?  Such Drama and yes I capitalized it cause that is how they are.  They create all this mess....and then bicker about it forever and then when something has a deadline, they start accusing the other party that they are at fault if they miss the deadline.

Seriously, someone needs a spanking or at the very least a permanent time out!

They KNOW they are suppose to have a budget by a certain time, why not just whack it out first thing and then move on?  Do they lose their common sense when they take the oath of office?  I know they promptly forget that very oath as they pass unconstitutional law after unconstitutional law.

I sit back and just shake my head at all these "sheeple" who put their trust in these men and women.  Especially after what some of them say.... remember the famous "we have to pass it so that we can read what is in it" comment?  or sadly that comment of  "what does it matter anyways?"

These things and others really drive home that warning we have:   Ps 146:3 Do not put YOUR trust in nobles,   Nor in the son of earthling man, to whom no salvation belongs.

I'm torn between just sitting back and watching it all fall apart or taking an active part in helping it along.  It really bothers me that I have to sign up for some ...what do they call them....?  exchanges?  Yes, some healthcare exchange because that will indeed help it topple faster.... but I must obey the laws of the land as long as they do not conflict with the law of God.  

In other news, my pecan tree sure has a lot of pecans on it.... must gonna be a harsher winter this year.  :) take care!

Friday, September 27, 2013

A few of the blogs I read

I try to keep up with several blogs.  It's not easy with my busy schedule.  (not sure where all the time goes) But I wanted to give a sample of some of my favorites.  At least those which seem to post more frequently and thus are at the top of my "blog list" right now.  There are others, several in fact, that do not post as regularly.

Here is Stephen's blog, this man is amazingly patient and sweet (despite him pretending he is not) and has the biggest heart I've ever "seen".  His post today is about someone who came into his shop.  He has several such stories of those customers.  His insights on people and life are spectacularly correct IMO.  Just click on the name of his blog:


Another blog I love is "Sara's".  She not only posts interesting happenings about her family and homestead but she is an awesome writer and has several great stories!  (I will have to see if I have linked them on my own story blog)


Now this next blog is about a family that just amazes me.  They have several kids, several.  And right now they are going through a heart wrenching experience with their newborn son, Finn.  He was born premature and is going through a lot in his little life.  I keep them in my heart and prayers, always hoping for the best for them.  The writer of the blog is the Mom and she is an exceptional writer.  Please check them out but do not do so if you are going to nag or make them feel bad in any way for having so many kids.  Because we NEED more families like this.  Kids who are respectful but KIDS!  They need encouragement, compassion, and LOVE.


This next blog is about how to live frugally and believe me, this lady has it down to a science!  She posts about how to save and made do and all kinds of other connecting areas.  I just love to read her writings because she does have a sense of humor too.


So there are just a few of my favorite blogs to keep up with.  I hope you enjoy them as much as I do. :) have a great day!

Saturday, August 10, 2013

Getting tired of the problems

I have not been able to access my blog here for almost a month now.  I don't know why.... I've sent in numerous complaints... no answer of course.

I don't expect everything to be perfect all the time, after all, this place is free. 

However, a month?  My home page where I add posts and look at my stats and where I can check up with other blogs I follow.... blank.  Only my blog name at the top.  That is all that I could see.

So here is a cute little video that not only gives a good giggle but gives a new meaning to pole dancing:

Saturday, June 1, 2013

Lot's of weird things going on "out there"; seems that even "healthy stuff" is not so healthy.


I almost bought something very similar at Sam's last time I went.... I do NOT know if they carry the same brand.  Or come from the same place. 

Ya'all take care out there.  Grow your own food and you won't have these worries....well unless you let people take a dump out in your garden and such things....