Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Go Fish, Peanut Butter & Lacto Fermented Sodas

I have discovered 2 things today. 1) I can make my own homemade Peanut Butter in a matter of minutes and 2)It is possible to play "go fish" sitting in the middle of my living room floor with a toddler roaming about. The peanut butter is easy, you just buy a jar of salted (or unsalted) roasted peanuts, put them in the food processor and in a couple of minutes, "ouila" you have peanut butter. Playing "go fish" with a toddler crawling around is a bit of a challenge. You have to be constanlty be watching him, making sure he doesn't see where you put your sets when your done, and you have to find a creative way to keep moving around the "pond" (where you keep the fish, so he doesn't pick it, all the while guessing who has what card and responding to their guesses. (I am not going to mention some of my hiding spots), but sitting on your doubles seems to work the best, or placing them between pages of a book or newspaper that is laying nearby.

As for the lacto fermented sodas, I made my starter last night and will let you know in two weeks (if I remember) how they turn out. In the meantime, here is where I got my recipe:

Monday, September 15, 2008

Sherlock Holmes

I have recently finished all the Sherlock Holmes books by A. Conan Doyle and came across this on a friends site. I thought it was hysterical.

Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson went on a camping trip. As they lay down for the night, the fire dwindling nearby, Holmes said: "Watson, look up and tell me what you see".

Watson said "I see a fantastic panorama of countless of stars".

Holmes: "And what does that tell you?"

Watson: "Astronomically, it suggests to me that if there are billions of other galaxies that have roughly similar stellar population densities as represented by my view, that, potentially, trillions of planets may be associated with such a galactic and, therefore, stellar population. Allowing for similar chemical distribution throughout the cosmos it may be reasonably implied that life-and possibly intelligent life-may well fill the universe.

Also, being a believer, theologically, it tells me that the vastness of space may be yet another suggestion of the greatness of God and that we are small and insignificant.

Meteorologically, the blackness of the sky and the crispness of the stellar images tells me that there is low humidity and stable air and therefore we are most likely to enjoy a beautiful day tomorrow.

Why? - What does it tell you, Mr. Holmes?"

Holmes: "Someone stole our tent".

Saturday, September 06, 2008

Saturday Psalm & Praise Meme

Before The Throne Of God

Before the throne of God above I have a strong,
a perfect plea A great High Priest whose name is
Love Who ever lives and pleads for me

When Satan tempts me to despair and tells me
of the guilt within Upward I look and see Him there,
Who made an end to all my sin

Because the sinless Savior died my sinful
soul is counted free For God the Just is
satisfied to look on Him and pardon me To look on Him and pardon me

Before the throne of God, I come
Before the throne of God, I come

Behold Him there, the risen Lamb my perfect spotless righteousness
The great unchangeable I Am, the King of glory and of grace

My name is graven on His hands
My name is written on His heart
I know that while in Heaven, He stands
No tongue can bid me thence depart

One with Himself I cannot die
My soul is purchased with His blood
My life is hid with Christ on high
With Christ my Savior and my God
With Christ my Savior and my God