Wednesday, November 21, 2012
I subscribe to Good Clean Funnies at GCFnet. and got this today. It was just too cute not to share.
THANKSGIVING OUTLOOK by Elliot Abrams, excerpted from thebook, "Weather Prognosticators and the Media: Fallacies,Facts, and Fun in Forecasting," by Norm MacDonald Turkeys will thaw in the morning, then warm in the oven toan afternoon high near 190 F. The kitchen will turn hot andhumid, and if you bother the cook, be ready for a severesquall or cold shoulder. During the late afternoon and evening, the cold front of aknife will slice through the turkey, causing an accumulationof one to two inches on plates. Mashed potatoes will driftacross one side while cranberry sauce creates slippery spotson the other. Please pass the gravy. A weight watch and indigestion warning have been issued forthe entire area, with increased stuffiness around thebeltway. During the evening, the turkey will diminish andtaper off to leftovers, dropping to a low of 34 F in therefrigerator. Looking ahead to Friday and Saturday, high pressure to eatsandwiches will be established. Flurries of leftovers can beexpected both days with a 50 percent chance of scatteredsoup late in the day. We expect a warming trend where soupdevelops. By early next week, eating pressure will be low asthe only wish left will be the bone.
Tuesday, November 20, 2012
Many times I read a proverb a day, since there are 31, perfect to finish them in a month. Well, today a verse caught my attention, verse 24 -
"A personís steps are directed by the Lord. How then can anyone understand their own way?"
It's like Proverbs 19:11 - "Many are the plans in a personís heart, but it is the Lordís purpose that prevails." We are by no means puppets. God has given us our own free will. Nevertheless, He is sovereign. He knows us intimately and knows how to use our personality and character to accomplish His divine purposes.
So, we can continue to make our plans, with such understanding as we may have, but seeking the will of God and trusting in Him through whatever may happen, even as Joseph son of Jacob trusted in Him - although he found himself a slave and then a prisoner. His faith enabled him to escape bitterness towards his brothers, knowing that God Himself was directing his steps. So, there's nothing to fear!
Monday, November 19, 2012
I like my one cup (BIG cup) of coffee in the morning. I like it with sugar and evaporated milk. But I want to cut some calories. Also, processed sugar is devoid of any nutritional value. And I don't want to use artificial sweeteners. So I started using brown sugar, especially after learning from a Spark article that it has more nutrients than it heavily processed relative. And while in the store yesterday I grabbed some molasses, because that's even BETTER. And 2% milk works well enough in the coffee. (Sorry, skim and 1% just makes it - GRAY!) So this morning I had my coffee with MOLASSES. Hm, interesting flavor. Not unpleasant.
Friday, November 16, 2012
When it occurred to me that brown sugar - being less refined than white - had more magneium (the nutrient I recently started tracking) - and MOLASSES even MORE - I talked with my daughter Abi (AKA RAPTORMELON) about using either of these instead of white sugar in my coffee. We observed that these two healthier forms were more COSTLY than the white, and puzzled why it should be so, since they had to be processed less, so they should actually COST less. Then we observed that the better something was for you - less processed, organic - the more it costs. Why should this be so?
We concluded, it's a plot to get rid of us poor folks. Only the rich could afford to be healthy.
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