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Friday, April 29, 2022

information Friday

 Bits and pieces today, of things that caught my attention this week.

First off, Elon Musk's offer for Twitter was accepted. After a week of the board flipping out, and not choosing what was best for the shareholders (which is the board's fiduciary responsibility), and Elon securing funding to buy stocks from shareholders, the board met to re-consider his offer. LOL

The amount of employees and others who now feel that it is dangerous for him to own Twitter, shows you that they do not want to lose control of the narrative and the ability to censor people.

And by censor I mean like not allowing a major newspaper to post at all because of their posts about H. Bid*n's laptop in the fall of 2020, but people were allowed to post terrorist rhetoric, etc. They only have allowed one side of the political story to be told. That builds the idea that it's false, and that everybody thinks just one way.

You can sense their panic because within a week of this purchase the Bid*n administration has had Homeland Security Agency make a department to fight 'misinformation.' They've lost the ability to use Twitter for this.

The French election was fraught with voting issues that are remarkably like our 2020 election. Interesting how that goes.

The article spoken about in the below post is excellent, and gives you the information on how people are tracked. You can read it {here}. This is also the technology that the True the Vote people tracked the 'ballot mules' in the last election.

The globalists want to control your kids, too. That's why here in the states they've had such meltdowns over parents getting involved in their kids education and the Florida bill that limits the age that kids can be taught sex education.

These are the new buzzwords regarding education; inequity and privilege.

Basically, that it's not fair that some people homeschool or send their kids to private school, so they want to make those things illegal, so its all "equitable." In Oregon, the government has done away with advanced classes, and testing, because it's not fair to "minorities." This is like Joe Bid*n speak when he says that "Poor kids are just as smart as white kids."

They are in essence saying that minority kids can't keep up educationally, and that they are all poor. This also builds the narrative that all white kids are smarter than minority kids and that they are rich. All of which is not true.

But what no one seems to ask them is why the education system is failing so many kids. Why aren't those kids getting a good education when they are in the classroom for 14,000 hours between Kindergarten and 12th grade?

The left likes to divide people. 

Changing subjects, this in concerning. Did you know that two of the food processing plants have been destroyed because planes crashed into them? What are the odds?

So someone asked the American Red Cross, on Twitter, the following question, and you can read their response.

Their response got a lot of incredulous responses!

All vaccines have side effects, but this one for cov*d, has had way too many.

An interesting side note is that several AIDS experts were on the Malaysian Airlines flight that went missing in 2014. They were on their way to a conference in Australia.

We need to keep praying. Bid*n wants to send 33 billion more dollars for military support to Ukraine, the HSA has started a "ministry of misinformation," the National Education Association wants to have full control of your children, and more.

American can get back to the plan that the founders had for us. It will take a lot of hard work, but the biggest thing has happened. People have awakened. They've cast off their obsessions with celebrities, and sports stars, they are paying attention to their families needs, and wanting to get back to a simpler life. My daughter and son in law sell sheds, chicken coops, and more. Since 2020 they have been incredibly busy. If you want a shed or coop you have to get on a list because the builders cannot keep up with the demand.

From my Bible reading yesterday -  Romans 13:11-14

11 Besides this you know the time, that the hour has come for you to wake from sleep. For salvation is nearer to us now than when we first believed. 12 The night is far gone; the day is at hand. So then let us cast off the works of darkness and put on the armor of light. 13 Let us walk properly as in the daytime, not in orgies and drunkenness, not in sexual immorality and sensuality, not in quarreling and jealousy. 14 But put on the Lord Jesus Christ, and make no provision for the flesh, to gratify its desires.

Have a great weekend!

Wednesday, April 27, 2022

Morning At The Cottage


It's windy this morning, but oh so beautiful! The sun is shining (we had rain again yesterday afternoon and evening), the birds are singing, plants are popping up in the garden!

Watson likes to lay in this old window and look outside. He often just sleeps, but sometimes he makes noises as he watches birds! Over the years he's learned to lay among the doll house toys that the little girls play with here. Over the years, I've learned to leave the toys for a day or so. It's a sweet reminder of this fleeting time in our lives, when girls love to play house.

This console table is handy between the chairs in the living room. My Aldi hydrangea has been watered well, but it looks as if it needs some fertilizer. I'll do that today.

There will be school work today, and then I have a massage this afternoon. This is theraputic massage, dealing with super tight muscles. Not fun, always, but I love my therapist. She's a young mom from our church. Her husband is a chiropractor. I may start to see him next month for some adjustments in the lower back and hip region.

When I am done here on the blog, I will eat and do my study on the book of Revelation. I hadn't studied it for years, and I'm enjoying it so much.

I'm going to take advantage of the quiet I have right now, so I'll talk to you again on Friday.

Have a lovely day.

Tuesday, April 26, 2022

Lilacs In Bloom


Outside my kitchen door is a lovely lilac bush. I have pruned it into a tree shape, and just re-pruned it last year. Most of the flowers are higher up on the bush because of this, but a few are eye level.

I just read that 2022 is the year of the lilac according to the National Gardening Bureau. The common lilac - syringa vulgaris is hardy and they can grow for 100+ years, sometimes out lasting the houses they were planted around!

I have one outside my bedroom window, too. both of my lilacs are about 10-12 ft tall.

A few quotes about lilacs that I found.

"A lilac only blooms after a harsh winter." Lilac Girls

"The smell of moist earth and lilacs hung in the air like wisps of the past and hints of the future." Margaret Millar

"The lilacs are in bloom...forget yourself." Marty Rubin

For me, lilacs are a joy in my garden. They bring beautiful scent, and I've planted them were we see them on a regular basis.

I often will cut some to bring into the house. Since they have a woody stem, I take a small hammer and smash the end of the stem to help it draw up water and last longer.

Nate and Kay had a lovely huge lilac that bloomed gorgeously every year in their community. Someone new bought the property and had some trees cut and they also took out the lilac. We are so sad about it.

I hope you have lilacs where you live. 

                                       Photo of lilacs in the kitchen from last year.

Monday, April 25, 2022


We started the weekend with dinner theater. In our family it's always a big deal to eat dinner in the living room while watching a movie, we do it so rarely. Usually we eat together at the table, but Friday, Kyle declared we had to have dinner theater and watch one of his favorite movies "How To Train Your Dragon." Are you familiar with this trio of films? They are really enjoyable, beautifully made, and funny. The soundtrack is really beautiful, too.

Saturday was a puttering day for me. I made biscuits and gravy for breakfast, then later dusted, tidied, and cleared counters in the kitchen. It's a joy to make my home a restful and welcoming place.

I had an emotional day. We have a situation in our family that has made us very sad. Some days it hits me harder than others. I'm sure you've all had situations like that. This is where we must bring it before the Lord in prayer, and leave it with him.

Tim and I went out with Wes and Rachel for dinner, and that was a cheering thing. They are fun, and wise, and busy with being entrepreneurial. They've bought a building, and are currently renting it to the existing business that has been in it. Next year they will be moving their business into it, and also starting an outfitter business. Camping gear, hiking supplies, some clothing for those activities. It's exciting to listen to them plan.

My back was bothering me so I stayed home on Sunday, and listened to Alister Begg. His weekend program message was excellent. You can find it {here}. I had put a boler roast in the crockpot Saturday night (frozen) and cooked it on high all night. Then I chopped up potatoes and carrots, added them along with some water and dried onion soup mix. It was a delicious lunch along with a salad.

After lunch my parents and Kamryn went to their small group game day, Wes and Rachel went home, our friend Denny went home, and Tim and Nate took a few of the girls on a hike.

It was a very warm day and beautiful. When they got back Klaire had gone home, so Tim and I had a campfire and sat out until it was nearly dark.

Just as we were coming inside, Nate came for Kamryn and we relaxed the rest of the evening.

Kamryn will be here soon to do school, Kyle is working with Tim today. I may run errands later, when I take Kamryn home. 

I hope you all had a wonderful weekend, too. I'd love to hear about it in the comments!

Friday, April 22, 2022

Information Friday

 Whew! What a week!

There has been so much happening!

Big things are happening. Pay attention, but don't be distracted by the legacy media. I've decided I won't call them the main stream media anymore. They are not mainstream. They are a mouthpiece for leftist ideology. They are on their way out from having influence.

They've controlled the narrative for so long, but now people are waking up and finding other sources for news. The legacy media, BHO, etc all try to say the other sources are 'disinformation' but that's because they don't want you to hear any thought that they don't want you to have! Break free!

Don't be afraid. I've grieved over the things I've learned. It can be crushing and heartbreaking. Face it, and then as DJT said last night - 

Have a great weekend!

Wednesday, April 20, 2022

Appointments, Appointments


                                              I can't wait for my bridal veil spirea to bloom!

I'm having cataract surgery on my left eye on May 4th, and between now and then it seems like I have lots of appointments. A pre-op physical, an ultra sound on my eye, etc. 

The best appointment will be a hair cut this Friday.

I'm looking forward to finally having this cataract gone. I found out about it before Christmas in 2019. We doing health sharing through Samaritan Ministries, so we are self pay, and I decided to wait until after the holidays to take care of it. Then covid hit, and no elective surgery was being done for some time.

Then when they could have done it, I didn't want to jump through those hoops, so I put it off. Now it will be done!

That weekend Sarah graduates from her two year program (she'll go back for a special third year program), and we'll be driving down to SC. 

It feels as if I'll be hopping for the next few weeks.

Tomorrow, I have nothing on my calendar and that feels good!

I hope you're all well. 


  I hope you all had a wonderful weekend. We spent Saturday, doing things around the house, and then we swam. Kyle and Sarah left after that...