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Bible in 90 Days: New Group Starting in July

Friday, June 24, 2011

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ALMOST_HEAVEN 7/3/2011 10:41PM

    Yes, I just completed the form! =)

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    Great, I hope you signed up?

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ALMOST_HEAVEN 6/27/2011 8:41PM

    I would like to participate! =)

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    Click on the link that is given.

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SUNNY112358 6/25/2011 12:45AM

    intriguing title but no content to this blog post--are you going to add a schedule? I started a Bible-in-one-year but it fell by the wayside in February--with your encouragement I'll try to catch up

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NELLIEC 6/24/2011 7:13PM

    That certainly sounds like an intense course to accomplish in 90 days,

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Distilled Water

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

After doing the research & listening to sources I regard highly, I've decided to go with distilled water. This is a reversal of my previous opinion, after reading rebuttals to the naysayers who are against distilled water.

I needed something inexpensive, and something that I can do in an apt.

Since I moved last week, I've been drinking tap water. It is so awful, and so much more worse than I remember. Probably because I've learned so much while on SparkPeople . . .

Kmart, Walmart, and Lowes do not carry water distillers. So I looked online and was shocked at the price of countertop 1 gallon distillers (small). No way can I afford that.

So I searched on You Tube for homemade distillers. I think I could rig one with a teakettle or my large stock pot that has a steam vent in the lid. Others rig them from pressure cookers and similar.

My laugh of the day was finding out what people on You Tube are REALLY using them for - alcohol and home brews! Kind of like when I learned how to plant seedlings under lights, and learned alot of people grow marijuana that way. No alcohol or MaryJane for me, thanks; I really DO want to make JUST distilled water at home.

I am going to bid on a couple on eBay. I will look for non-BPA tubing or glass tubing, and give the stove top method a whirl. I do have a carbon filter (Brita, PUR) to filter the distilled through when it's done, and I do take enough minerals already.

Meanwhile I am dehydrated from avoidance of tap water since I moved. I am a big water drinker. So I will buy a few gallons of distilled to get me through.

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PJGABRIEL 6/23/2011 12:27PM

    I use the Zero Filter and really like the water from that, also looked in to distillers several months ago and was shocked at how much they cost. Good Luck.

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OOLALA53 6/23/2011 9:21AM

    Haven't looked at all you blogs, so you may have said where you are. Is there possibly a service that supplies a good-quality water filter for a monthly rental fee? I've been using one in San Diego for 20 years. I have to pay for a new inner filter every 2 years ($25), and now $11 a month. The company switches out my model periodically and each model has been top of the line--worth $600 or more! $133 a year seems like a bargain for all the drinking, food-washing, and cooking water I need. emoticon

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ASMPP1 6/23/2011 8:11AM

    I hope you can do it.

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MARTHA503 6/22/2011 6:33PM

    Thank you for reminding me to be grateful for the things I take for granted like clean sweet tap water and a city that has its own power plant (no power failures here) and no rolling power blackouts. THanks for sharing your info.

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Free National Parks Entrance Days

Saturday, June 18, 2011

There are almost 400 National Parks that are always free. For the other National Parks, (more than a 100 of them that do charge fees), there are several days a year you can get in free. Here are the remaining FREE days for 2011.

•June 21
(First day of summer)
•September 24
(Public Lands Day)
•November 11-13
(Veterans Day weekend)

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2BFREE2LIVE 6/19/2011 12:31AM

    Great information to have. Thank you for sharing. Sandy

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MARTHA503 6/18/2011 10:09PM

    Thank you Carol!

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THISYEARSMODEL 6/18/2011 11:57AM

    Thank you for posting that!!! emoticon

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Thankful Thursday

Thursday, June 16, 2011

Well my move is over and I'm happy to be back. Still alot of unpacking and organization to do of course. I will be alternating spending every other evening unpacking, and every other evening at the ministorage site until 90% of my belongings are purged - I will never go through this again.

During the day I am job hunting, exercising and catching up on SparkPeople.

I never found the cell phone charger, have to buy another.

Tonight I am trying to get Adobe Shock Player to work on Windows Vista IE8. I've followed all the troubleshooting etc. I miss my desktop computer.

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ASMPP1 6/17/2011 8:55AM

    emoticon Be sure to rest!

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WARMSPRINGDAY 6/17/2011 6:38AM

    Hope settling in goes well. Are you rested up?

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MARTHA503 6/16/2011 10:43PM

    Moving can be so stressful. Now you can take your time and organize one area at a time. We are cleaning out the garage this weekend. Too much stuff!

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NELLIEC 6/16/2011 7:59PM

    Moving is definitely a time for reassessment and purging of excess. (And one never realizes what excess is until they have to move!)

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VTMAID 6/16/2011 7:48PM

    Congrats on the move. That's pretty stressful!

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Recovering Day 2, and Banana Split Cheesecake

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Woke up clear-headed this morning, this is second night in a row of a full night's sleep after THE THREE DAY MOVE. My bruises are turning colors, my aches & pains have subsided by at least 50%. I can feel the tiredness still there, like if I sit down I'm in trouble, for example. However the magnitude of the tiredness is reducing.

Putzed in the kitchen, made breakfast at 11am and took vitamins, put in a load of wash, watered plants, am upgrading security and updates on laptop and running scans since they haven't been done in several months while I used my desktop computer. The scans and updates run while I'm doing other things, emptying boxes looking for my cell phone recharger, and finding everything *but*, all of which needs to be put away. Might have to go out to the car, I have the car adapter cell phone charger. General chaos and lots to organize and put away in my room. Will be glad when things get back to normal. Taking today off has been heaven. Still haven't visited SparkTeams and I love you all and miss you. Hope to get back to Spark stuff by the end of this week. Today is the first day I'm doing SparkPoints since last Friday.

I hope my cell phone charger turns up. I only have the car adapter at the moment.

I need to change lightbulbs, one in the bedroom and one in the bathroom.

The spellchecker doesn't like "putzed", LOL.

Thanks everyone for your support and kind words. It means the world to me.

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Banana Split Cheesecake was posted by Cheryl on Hillbilly Housewife's Blog,

I can see lots of possibilites, such as the body baked with egg and nuefachtel and xylitol or stevia, instead of using the powdered sugar, etc.

Banana Split Cheesecake
Makes 2 pies

2 extra serving sized graham cracker crusts
2 8oz. pkgs. cream cheese at room temp.
4 c. powdered sugar

Mix the powdered sugar and cream cheese and spread evenly on 2 crusts.

1 can crushed pineapple, drained
4 bananas sliced
1 largest size cool whip
chocolate syrup

Divide the pineapple and sliced bananas between the 2 pies and layer the next 4 ingredients in order. Chill before serving.

I would add fresh sliced organic strawberries to mine, and just add an occasional cherry on top.

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ASMPP1 6/16/2011 8:48AM

    emoticon Take it slowly. You will make it.

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MARTHA503 6/16/2011 12:15AM

    I'm glad you're feeling a bit rested. This recipe sounds so good. It'll be great at summer cookouts. Thank you for sharing it.

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EASTNCHIK 6/15/2011 10:34PM

Thanks for the recepie. Yummie.
Prayers while you are recovering.

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WARMSPRINGDAY 6/15/2011 8:25PM

    "putzed" - I thought that was a PA Dutch made up word. ~smiles~

You are making me hungry!

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OOLALA53 6/15/2011 4:58PM

    I've never had pineapple on a banana split. This must be Hawaiian. emoticon

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