Saturday, March 20, 2010
Saturday and Where is spring?
Wishing for this!
It’s Saturday! Shalom! Peace, sweet peace and quiet...almost! After having a grand total of all 11 kids for a little over 24 hours, having had many in and out over the past week, we are down to two! Amazingly, two kids are pretty quiet after having a houseful.
The good/bad news is – the last two days have been beautiful, but it started raining last night. Not just raining, but a huge spring thunderstorm with lighting, pounding rain, etc. Today it is *warning, four letter word *ahead* snow! It is March 20th - -snow?! Not just snow, a 24 hour blizzard. Well, that’s just great. Isn’t it the first of spring? I mean we are six weeks (and then some) past Ground Hog Day.
Actually, the ground is so warm, even if it snows it’s heart out, how much snow will remain on the ground for longer than a few hours, days? But that brings up another *word* mud!
As I was dusting today (I do that occasionally), I was musing over the fact that living in the country, I am always fighting either dust or mud. For when we have mud is the only time we don’t have dust (well, nearly). Of the two, I prefer dust. Why, because if you keep the mini blinds closed and the lights low *candles are good here* you have a more difficult time seeing the dust, unless some smart aleck writes his name in it.
Yesterday morning for breakfast I cooked 1 pkg (12 oz.) of bacon, 1 can of spam (special request from one of the grand-dudes), and 1 package of beef smoked sausage (some of us are trying to give up pork). Along with that they consumed one dozen eggs, 2/3 of a (large) box of Rice Krispies, 1 gal. of orange juice, 10 bananas, at least 4 oranges, and toast. I felt like I had fed a small (but determined) army! Imagine my surprised when 45 minutes later they wanted to know if they could go on a picnic. I made them wait 2 hours. It was torture, but I did it anyway (and loved it).*
*Beth* pay attention (just kidding you!) – they needed the red food coloring to make it appear to be fire coming from the volcanoes. And yes, they did it again yesterday, when one cousin showed up that was not familiar with the fine art of making volcanoes. (I figure at least they will know how to freshen plumbing drains when they grow up, so it wasn’t a total lost. As a matter of fact, (being the home school person I am), I could list this under *creative play* - *life skills* - *simple science* (well, you really get a chemical reaction) or under a number of other subjects! At least, they came up with the idea on their own - *maybe creative thinking skills*.
Anyway, nine went home last night, and it is quiet and I miss them. But so glad I am not going to be cooped up in the house with all of them if this snow really gets going. I’d have to loot a grocery store!
*My Health Walk* ***Warning, gross conversation ahead***
I gave up on my fast for this week. After making a million P&J sandwiches (and having to lick the knife before putting it in the sink), I figured I was fighting a loosing battle. But I did try to work on the candida cleanse – avoiding sugar, wheat, starch, etc. Interestingly, the candida cleanse I am using has several herbs that are somewhat drying. I have also been taking a product called Lungs Clear, trying to dry out the last residue of the crud. I really didn’t consider the affect of taking both herbal combinations at the same time. (Probably why it isn’t always a good ideal to be your own doctor.) But for the last couple of days, I have itched like crazy! So I upped the amount of Omega oils I was taking. Last night my hands itched so bad, I got up and mixed olive oil with some lavender essential oil and messaged into my hands to get some relief. I slept wonderfully afterwards. *gross part* I went to the bathroom this morning to do my morning *umhm* thing, and passed a parasite! Lands, I was shocked, because I wasn’t doing a parasite cleanse, but the combination I was “accidentally” taking evidently dried the poor critter up! Glad he is no longer a part of me.
BTW – for what it is worth, everyone should do a parasite cleanse twice a year.
Going to work on the fast starting this coming Monday.
*The Promise, My Spiritual Walk*
With the sighting of the New Moon and the barley being ripe in Israel, we begin a new Biblical year. It is an exciting time as we move closer to Passover (and closer to the Sacrifice Yeshua (Jesus) made for each of us). May this year be one that brings each of us to a deeper revelation of His presence!
Last night (Friday) at sundown began the Biblical Sabbath and the Parsha study (Torah portion) for this week, which is from the first five chapters of Leviticus and is titled Vayikra, which means “And He Called”. May your heart hear His call and may He shower each of you with blessings!