Thursday, December 29, 2011

Looking to 2012

Can you believe it?  2011 is almost done. 

I am not really one for resolutions.  But I know that I want to make lots of changes for this year.  I want to have less stress, a more organized life, and find ways to make my money go much further. 

I am going to be trying freezer cooking and crockpot meals.  I will share the recipes and how they did. 

We are also going to use a more relaxed style in our homeschool.  More books and trips to the park.

Have a most wonderful New Year.

Monday, December 19, 2011

A Christmas exchange





This is the beautiful exchange gifts that I got from my friend Cathy.  The photo doesn't do the stitching justice as it is gorgeous!!  Thanks Cathy, you have made my day!!


We love our new tree.  It is five foot tall, but it fits on the beautiful fireplace George got me for Christmas.  The fireplace is a Heatsurge.  It is an electric fireplace.  Saves on using our electric heat.  Got it at Sears.  Built and made by the Amish from Ohio.  Great gift.

Have a wonderful Christmas week!

Monday, December 5, 2011

Monday Morning

I thought that this was an interesting read for a Monday Morning.

Have a wonderful day.

Apparently the White House referred to Christmas Trees as Holiday Trees for the first time this year which prompted CBS presenter, Ben Stein, to present this piece which I would like to share with you. I think it applies just as much to many countries as it does to America ...


The following was written by Ben Stein and recited by him on CBS Sunday Morning Commentary.

My confession:


I am a Jew, and every single one of my ancestors was Jewish. And it does not bother me even a little bit when people call those beautiful lit up, bejeweled trees, Christmas trees. I don't feel threatened. I don't feel discriminated against. That's what they are, Christmas trees.


It doesn't bother me a bit when people say, 'Merry Christmas' to me. I don't think they are slighting me or getting ready to put me in a ghetto. In fact, I kind of like it. It shows that we are all brothers and sisters celebrating this happy time of year. It doesn't bother me at all that there is a manger scene on display at a key intersection near my beach house in Malibu . If people want a creche, it's just as fine with me as is the Menorah a few hundred yards away.


I don't like getting pushed around for being a Jew, and I don't think Christians like getting pushed around for being Christians. I think people who believe in God are sick and tired of getting pushed around, period. I have no idea where the concept came from, that America is an explicitly atheist country. I can't find it in the Constitution and I don't like it being shoved down my throat.


Or maybe I can put it another way: where did the idea come from that we should worship celebrities and we aren't allowed to worship God? I guess that's a sign that I'm getting old, too. But there are a lot of us who are wondering where these celebrities came from and where the America we knew went to.


In light of the many jokes we send to one another for a laugh, this is a little different: This is not intended to be a joke; it's not funny, it's intended to get you thinking.


Billy Graham's daughter was interviewed on the Early Show and Jane Clayson asked her 'How could God let something like this happen?' (regarding Hurricane Katrina).. Anne Graham gave an extremely profound and insightful response. She said, 'I believe God is deeply saddened by this, just as we are, but for years we've been telling God to get out of our schools, to get out of our government and to get out of our lives. And being the gentleman He is, I believe He has calmly backed out. How can we expect God to give us His blessing and His protection if we demand He leave us alone?'


In light of recent events... terrorists attack, school shootings, etc. I think it started when Madeleine Murray O'Hare (she was murdered, her body found a few years ago) complained she didn't want prayer in our schools, and we said OK. Then someone said you better not read the Bible in school. The Bible says thou shalt not kill; thou shalt not steal, and love your neighbor as yourself. And we said OK.


Then Dr. Benjamin Spock said we shouldn't spank our children when they misbehave, because their little personalities would be warped and we might damage their self-esteem (Dr. Spock's son committed suicide). We said an expert should know what he's talking about. And we said okay.


Now we're asking ourselves why our children have no conscience, why they don't know right from wrong, and why it doesn't bother them to kill strangers, their classmates, and themselves.


Probably, if we think about it long and hard enough, we can figure it out. I think it has a great deal to do with 'WE REAP WHAT WE SOW.'


Funny how simple it is for people to trash God and then wonder why the world's going to hell. Funny how we believe what the newspapers say, but question what the Bible says. Funny how you can send 'jokes' through e-mail and they spread like wildfire, but when you start sending messages regarding the Lord, people think twice about sharing. Funny how lewd, crude, vulgar and obscene articles pass freely through cyberspace, but public discussion of God is suppressed in the school and workplace.


Are you laughing yet?


Funny how when you forward this message, you will not send it to many on your address list because you're not sure what they believe, or what they will think of you for sending it.


Funny how we can be more worried about what other people think of us than what God thinks of us.


Pass it on if you think it has merit.


If not, then just discard it.... no one will know you did. But, if you discard this thought process, don't sit back and complain about what bad shape the world is in.


My Best Regards, Honestly and respectfully,


Ben Stein

Friday, December 2, 2011

Been feeling poorly.

Sorry that I haven't been posting.  I have been feeling poorly over the last several weeks.

I thought it was my thyroid dysfunction again.  It is, but only partly to blame.

My doctor gave me this book.  It is called Adrenal Fatigue.  You can see it here on Amazon.  http://www.amazon.com/Adrenal-Fatigue-Century-Stress-Syndrome/dp/1890572152/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1322843875&sr=8-1  Also you can read this article.  I have never been to this lady, but she explains it well. http://www.montereybaynaturopathy.com/npg/adrenal-fatigue-tired-exhaustion-holistic-natural-naturopathic-monterey-ca.html

I had been under a lot of stress before our move.  Before that we moved 1400 miles and that was stressful.  Stress adds up. 

So I am working my way back to better health.  On a good note, I have lost quite a bit of weight since Sept.  I don't know how much since we don't own a scale.  I will see numbers when I see the doctor after the first of the year.

Please pray for me.  Thank you and have a wonderful day.

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Have a most Blessed Thanksgiving!

Happy Thanksgiving from the Morgan Clan.

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

PLEASE READ

I got this and just had to share it!


Holidays 2011 -- Birth of a New Tradition



As the holidays approach, the giant foreign factories are kicking into high
gear to provide Americans with monstrous piles of cheaply produced goods --
merchandise that has been produced at the expense of American labor. This
year will be different. This year Americans will give the gift of genuine
concern for other Americans. There is no longer an excuse that, at gift
giving time, nothing can be found that is produced by American hands. Yes
there is!



It's time to think outside the box, people. Who says a gift needs to fit in
a shirt box, wrapped in foreign produced wrapping paper?



Everyone -- yes EVERYONE gets their hair cut. How about gift certificates
from your local American hair salon or barber?



Gym membership? It's appropriate for all ages who are thinking about some
health improvement.



Who wouldn't appreciate getting their car detailed? Small, American owned
detail shops and car washes would love to sell you a gift certificate or a
book of gift certificates.



Are you one of those extravagant givers who think nothing of plunking down
the Benjamins on a foreign made flat-screen? Perhaps that grateful gift
receiver would like his driveway sealed, or lawn mowed for the summer, or
driveway plowed all winter, or games at the local golf course.



There are a bazillion owner-run restaurants -- all offering gift
certificates. And, if your intended isn't the fancy eatery sort, what about
a half dozen breakfasts at the local breakfast joint. Remember, folks this
isn't about big National chains -- this is about supporting your home town
Americans with their financial lives on the line to keep their doors open.



How many people couldn't use an oil change for their car, truck or
motorcycle, done at a shop run by the American working guy?



Thinking about a heartfelt gift for mom? Mom would LOVE the services of a
local cleaning lady for a day.



My computer could use a tune-up, and I KNOW I can find some young guy who is
struggling to get his repair business up and running.



OK, you were looking for something more personal. Local crafts people spin
their own wool and knit them into scarves. They make jewelry, and pottery
and beautiful wooden boxes.



Plan your holiday outings at local, owner operated restaurants and leave
your server a nice tip. And, how about going out to see a play or ballet at
your hometown theatre? Musicians need love too, so find a venue showcasing
local bands.



Honestly, people, do you REALLY need to buy another ten thousand
foreign-made lights for the house? When you buy a five dollar string of
light, about fifty cents stays in the community. If you have those kinds of
bucks to burn, leave the mailman, trash guy or babysitter a nice BIG tip.



You see, this holiday season is no longer about draining American pockets so
that foreign countries can build another glittering city. This holiday
season is now about caring about US, encouraging American small businesses
to keep plugging away to follow their dreams. And, when we care about other
Americans, we care about our communities, and the benefits come back to us
in ways we couldn't imagine. THIS is the new American tradition.



Forward this to everyone on your mailing list -- post it to discussion
groups -- throw up a post on Craigslist in the Rants and Raves section in
your city -- send it to the editor of your local paper and radio stations,
and TV news departments. This is a revolution of caring about each other,
and isn't that what being an American is about?




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Friday, November 4, 2011

Fantastic Friday

Please head over to my homeschooling blog to see pictures of Bri on Halloween.  The link is on my sidebar.

We are working on bracelets today.  Bri wanted to make them for her friends for Christmas.  She needs to make some to finish her Craft badge for American Heritage Girls.  Hopefully, I will have pictures on Monday.

Spent a great deal of time in bed yesterday.  I wasn't feeling good.  I think it was the temperature change.  We dropped into the 30's last night.  It is only 61 now.  I know, all my friends up North will roll their eyes.  But it has been in the 80's.  Too much of a drop for me.  Makes my tailbone ache.

I need to get back to my crochet-a-long.  Haven't touched it in weeks.

Well, I need to feed a very hungry child.  Take care and have a wonderful day.  God Bless.

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

I love living near the water!



This isn't a great picture, but this is my view from the steps to my apartment.  The stairs are being scraped to be painted.  I love to sit here and watch the seabirds, fish jumping, boats go by, and a surprizing dolphin now and again.  The salty smelling air is most agreeable.  There is a boat marina behind us.  So I like to watch the boats come and go.  My favorite thing is the pelicans that perch on the posts from the old dock that Ike wiped out.  They are an odd creature.  I spend lots of time out on our walk way.  Bri likes to bring out a blanket and do her school work outside.

I am using Bioslim.  I started it in Sept.  I have lost around 13 pounds and lots of inches.  I also changed from Synthyroid to Amour.  What a change.  I feel more like what I did before having thyroid dysfunction. 

George works lots of hours and some Saturdays.  I miss him alot now.  But we do lots of things when he is off.  I guess absence does make the heart grow fonder.  LOL 

I will get more pictures and post more often now that I have my internet back.

Have a wonderful night and God Bless!

Sunday, October 30, 2011

Long time, no posts!

I am back!

I have finally got internet at the apartment.  Boy, I feel like I haven't been on forever.

We are settled in the apartment and really like it.  I will put on some pictures when I get my camera software into my laptop.

I have so much to get caught up on.  So I will be getting back to blogging.

Glad to be back!

Amy

Thursday, September 1, 2011

Trying to get attention!!



Do you think Katy is trying to get my attention? 


Of course, she got a bone or two out of this!!!

This weekend is the moving the big stuff weekend.  I will be so glad to be in the new apartment all the way.  I am also planning to start my school year on Tuesday.  So this will be a crazy weekend.

I worked a little on my CAL.  But I have been so tired after lugging around boxes.  I never want to see boxes again!

Have a wonderful day.

Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Granny Square CAL

I started my Granny Square CAL.  Here are some of the rounds:




Sorry, it is a bit fuzzy.  I am using up scraps of Caron Simply Soft.  I love this yarn.  It is silky looking, has wonderful colors, and works up nice. 

Here is a picture of three rounds.  I worked these to check the gauge.  I crochet kind of tight, so I usually have to use a hook size bigger than what it calls for.  I am using a metal G hook.


I love chocolate brown.  I am not a big black fan.  So I was thrilled to find this gorgeous brown from Caron Simply Soft. 

We are hoping to have Bri's bunk beds/dresser combo delivered and set up on Saturday.  Rooster is hoping to have Saturday off so he can bring our bedroom set to the apartment.  We are hoping to be in the apartment fully this weekend.  Wouldn't you know, it is suppose to rain all weekend.  LOL  Hopefully, he will be off on Labor Day too.

Have a wonderful day.

Thursday, August 25, 2011

In the middle of moving!

We are starting to get things moved into the new apartment.  The big stuff will have to wait until Rooster has a day off. 

I am very pleased with the apartment.  I have never lived in an apartment before.  It is a two bedroom, two bath 1000 sq ft apartment.  I only thing that I don't like is the kitchen is tiny and has no pantry.  But our walk in closet is so big, that I might put a plastic shelf unit in that to hold can goods and such. 

Bri loves her room and smaller walk in closet.  To her it is an extra playroom.  LOL  She is waiting to be able to swim in the pool.  They have a nice pool.  Plus we are right on the water and she can fish off the docks.  



 This is the view of the pool and the dock area.  I am very happy with it.  It is about the same drive time to take Rooster to work as where we are now, but it is a straight drive. 

I am so happy to be on our own.  I am very grateful to my SIL letting us stay with her.  But it was time to move on.

God Bless and have a wonderful day.

Monday, August 15, 2011

Please visit this blog

I got this in an email this morning.  Please visit this blog for the wonderful story and they get a dollar for each comment from a local news station.

http://homeonthekansasrange.blogspot.com/2011/08/thank-you-channel-3.html?showComment=1313419745602#c4651078606838173245

Thursday, August 4, 2011

Things are changing!!

I started a new blog.  It is going to be all homeschooling.  You can visit it here:  http://www.morganicinstitute.blogspot.com    I am keeping this blog for regular life and stitching.

Check this out:  http://www.hsclassroom.net/2011/08/what-can-i-do-to-foster-patriotism-in-my-home/comment-page-1/#comment-24137

Also we are most likely moving.  We found a really nice two bedroom, two bath apartment that is much closer to George's work.  This getting up at 4:30 is killing me.  LOL  So now I will be able to sleep in until 5:00.  LOL  I will know more about it after the weekend.  It has a nice pool, playground, fitness room, and activities center.  They have after school programs, so Bri can go do a project while I visit the fitness room.  Maybe I can lose that 50 lbs that I want too???  I am sure that the pool will help.  Bri can't wait.  I have never lived in an apartment, so it will be strange for me.  But the one that we got to look at is really nice. 

Wish us luck.  God Bless and have a wonderful day!

Thursday, July 21, 2011

Christian's blanket

Well, here it is.  It isn't fancy.  But I wanted something to wrap him in love and prayers. 

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Seven Sister's Series

This is the first in a series of seven samplers from Cross Country Stitching Mag.  I just started it.  I love the colors.




I have been a fan of Cross Country Stitching on and off for many years.  I can alway find at least one project in every one of their magazines.  I have a whole tub of back issues.  I will have to get it out and get some more inspirations.  The link to Cross Country Stitching is on my sidebar.

Bri is going to VBS all week.  So I have been getting alot of crochet time in.  I am trying to get Christian's blanket done and a pink prayer shawl done.  I get about three hours.  I had tea and a bagel at Starbucks and worked, then I went to the library and worked on it some more.  I hope to have the blanket done by Friday.  There is no VBS on Friday. 

We have been doing work on and off.  I got a nice book at Sam's Club called "Never Bored" for Grade 2.  There are lots of activities, crafts, puzzles, cut & paste, mazes, and riddles.  Plus she is doing lots of reading.  I am not really organized right now.  I want to get on the ball in Aug.  I want to be thru her stuff by Dec.  I am starting 2nd grade in Jan.

Have a wonderful day.

Friday, July 1, 2011

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Bri gives herself a haircut



I don't know what she was thinking.  I am going to have to take her to the salon after I pick George up from work. 

I thought this was something a 3 year old did, not a six and a half. 

What a way to start the day.

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Give a way

Please visit my friend's blog to enter a giveaway for homemade jelly.   http://auntjennysworld.blogspot.com/2011/06/little-summertime-giveaway.html#links


My world has changed.  I am now getting up at 4:30.  We leave at 5:00 in order to get hubby to work by 5:45.  I am not usually a morning person, but it hasn't been bad.  I stopped at the grocery store to pick up a few things.  I like it at 6:30, it is very quiet.  Bri can stay home and sleep because SIL doesn't leave for work until 8.  I think it will take some getting use to.

Hubby came home tired, dirty, hot, and hungry.  He is working 10 hour days.  But I think that he liked it. 

It is fixin' to storm here.  So it will be a short post.

God Bless and have a wonderful day.

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Wednesday Morning

I usually make my Wednesday a wordless post with pictures.  But today, I have a wonderful thing to say.

George got a new job.  It is such a relief.  He goes to orintation on Monday. 

I have been praying and praying.  My prayers have been answered.

Please visit Christian's blog on my sidebar where it says Pray for a beautiful baby.  He is back in Texas Childrens and the family got some bad news.  Pray for Christian and his family.  If you would, please visit his blog and leave a comment.  It gives the family so much to know that prayers are going up for them.  Thank you so much.  I am also still collecting blocks to make blankets to raffle.  Let me know if you can help.  The response has been overwhelming.  I can't even begin to thank everyone.  Blocks have come from as far away as Australia, Poland, Ireland, etc.  I wish I could send personal thanks yous to everyone, but I am just buried.  So if you have sent blocks, I am so grateful.  I will try to get a post of pictures soon.

I have so much more faith in people now.  I never expected the overwhelming outpouring of blocks.  It will go a long way in helping me make several throw blankets for auction, raffle, etc   100% of the money made from the throws will be given to the Smith family to deal with the huge expense of the hospital stay, therapy, etc.

If you feel you would like to help, please go the picture on my sidebar and there is a Pay Pal button set up for the Smith family.  They would be so grateful.

I have been truly blessed this week.  Pray does work.  Maybe not as you think it should or as fast as you think it should.  But it does.

Thank you also to all my friends and blogger pals for all the prayers, good thoughts, and just all the love.  I am forever grateful.

Love ya.

Thursday, June 9, 2011

Thursday

I have been busy with laundry.  We didn't have water on Tuesday as they were working on the lines in the road.  Grrr.

We went out for a few things yesterday and grabbed Mexican food for lunch.  I haven't had Mexican for some time as there isn't any in Ohio where I was staying.  So I had a hankering for Cheese enchilatas, rice, tacos, and chips and salsa. 

Here are a few more pictures:


Bri and her cousin Kara




Bri getting ready to feed the ducks and fish


Bri, Kara, Mark, and Uncle Steve



Bri and Aunt Patti





I will be working on a travel scrapbook after I get some ink for my printer. 

Have a wonderful afternoon.

Monday, June 6, 2011

I am back!!!

We arrived yesterday around 4:00.  Can you believe we got rain in Houston last night?  It was nice to see.  Even after all the rain, thunder, and funnel clouds that I saw while in Ohio.  LOL

I will put a few pics on.  I am trying to get things put away and washed.  We left on May 15 and returned on June 5th.  Thank God that my Mom was kind enough to wash for us while we were in Ohio.

I drove to and from all by myself.  I have never driven so far.  It wasn't a bad trip.  We saw one wreck.  That makes me nervous.  Said a quick prayer for all envolved.

Have a wonderful day.


Bri at Deer Park


Bri and Daddy at Linesville Spillway


Mr. and Mrs. Rooster

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

A finish but a fuzzy picture.

Here is the finished Quaker Ornament.  Sorry about the fuzzy picture.

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Christian needs prayers urgently

The treatments are not helping him and it is feared that they are becoming life threatening.  They are decided whether or not to continue.

Please Please Please pray for Christian and the family, the doctors, nurses, and caregivers.

Would you please visit his blog?  The link is on the sidebar.  The Mom reads comments daily and is in need of encouragement.  It is a very stressful, heart wrenching time for the whole family.

Also, if you knit or crochet, please consider sending me 6 1/2 inch blocks to put together to raffle, auction, etc for the family and the other family who has taken in the girls.  Please email me at amymorgan1970@aol.com for my addy.

Will you please also put the link on your blog? 

I am so grateful for the response so far.


Also please visit this link for a wonderful post:

http://islandmusings-shuni.blogspot.com/2011/05/still-on-storms.html#comment-form

Thursday, May 5, 2011

Happy Thursday!


This is little Miss Chloe


This is Scout.


Little Miss Gracie



Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Mary Mary How does your garden grow?

Off to a rather slow start.  But, I am happy anything is growing at all as dry as it is.





Just a few shots from my garden.

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Soap Giveaway

http://proverbs14verse1.blogspot.com/2011/05/victorian-rose-soap-company-giveaway.html

If you love handmade soap, you will love this giveaway!!


George and I went away for the weekend.  We went to see The Moody Blues on Friday night at the Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavillion in The Woodlands, TX.  We had a really nice room at the Marriott  Waterway Hotel.  Saturday we walked around the Woodlands Mall and Market Square.  We had fantastic Italian food Saturday night.  We both had mushroom stuffed ravolli with alfredo sauce.  We have only spend four or five nights away since Bri was born.  It was really nice to have a get a way. 

Thursday, April 28, 2011

Please take a moment to pray for families in the tornadoes.

Please pray for all who have lost everything or just their peace of mind.

Here is a family who has lost everything.
http://proverbs14verse1.blogspot.com/2011/04/tornado-destroys-home-of-kelly-crawford.html

I will post more as I see them.

Thank you

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Please Pray for a sweet baby.

One of the families in our homeschooling group is in crisis.  Their precious boy is in Texas Children's Hospital.  He is eight months old.

This is what I got from the family:

Please pray for Christain Daniel.  On Tuesday, April 19th, Christian was admitted to Texas Children's Hospital and the following day diagnosed with Transverse Myelitis.  His parents Jack and Danielle have previously endured the heart breaking loss of their son, Jackson to SIDS at five months, seven years ago.  The Smith family is asking for prayers and a miracle for their son Christian.  Please join us in praying for Christian for healing and a full recovery.  Please also pray for this sisters, Kyleigh and Jillian who are staying with another homeschool family.

If you crochet or knit, I am collecting 6 1/2 inch blocks to make afghans to raffle, auction, etc to help raise money.  The family hit their insurance cap Thursday night.  Plus they live about a 45 minute drive to the hospital.  Mom is living in the hospital room.  Plus we would like to raise money to buy gift cards from Kroger or Walmart for the family who is caring for the two girls.  Email me for my addy for 6 1/2 inch blocks.  amymorgan1970@aol.com

If God is moving you to donate, please also email me and I will send you the address of the bank where an account is set up for the family for donations.

Mostly all we can do at this point is pray.  Pray that the doctors can help this boy, pray for the family in this stressful time, pray for the girls that are staying with another family. 

Thank you from the bottom of my heart.

I am expecting a link to his blog from another homeschool Mom.  As soon as I get it, I will post it.

Here is the link:  http://www.prayforchristiansmith.blogspot.com/

Saturday, April 23, 2011

In stitch heaven!!

Ok, here it is.   (WARNING: PHOTO HEAVY)


Here is the link for this pattern:  http://needleprint.blogspot.com/










Phew!


We hit 90 yesterday.  It is so hot and muggy, yet dry as a bone.  They said that it is the driest it has been since 1917.  So we are praying for rain.  Especially for the fires that are burning much of the top part of Texas.


Have a beautiful Easter Weekend.  God Bless.

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Nursing shawl finished

Just wanted to share a picture of the nursing shawl that I made.  I am getting ready to make a matching baby blanket.




Have a wonderful day.

Sunday, April 17, 2011

Happy Sunday!



Too cute for words.  LOL

Friday, April 15, 2011

Return to pictures





We went to NASA yesterday.  It was really interesting.  It is really a shame that they won't put a Shuttle there.  That is really where it came from.  Lots to see.

Today is park day.  So I will leave it there.  Take care and have a wonderful day.

Thursday, April 14, 2011

This made my skin crawl.

UPDATE:  PLEASE CHECK THIS OUT

http://www.snopes.com/politics/business/mcdbeef.asp
http://urbanlegends.about.com/od/business/a/mcdonalds_beef.htm

We all want to be sure about what we read.  But we want to be sure to check where our food comes from.

I don't usually boycott things.  But this really got to me.  Please take the time to read this.  The gentleman has his info for contact at the end.  As Americans, we should be outraged about this.  For me personally, I am sick about slapping American cattle farmers in the face.  I have only lived in Texas for two years, but I love it and our farmers here.

God Bless.

A Must Read about Mc Donalds ~ this is a good decent man who took the time to write this and he signed the statement and included his contact info.

Please Read on:

I'm sure those of you who aren't in the cattle business don't understand the issues here. But to those of us whose living depends on the cattle market, selling cattle, raising the best beef possible... This is frustrating. This will keep us from ever stopping there again, even for a drink. The original message is from the Texas Cattle Feeders Association American cattle producers are very passionate about this.

McDonald's claims that there is not enough beef in the USA to support their restaurants. Well, we know that is not so. Our opinion is they are looking to save money at our expense. The sad thing of it is that the people of the USA are the ones who made McDonald's successful in the first place, but we are not good enough to provide beef.

We personally are no longer eating at McDonald's, which I am sure does not make an impact, but if we pass this around maybe there will be an impact felt.

All Americans that sell cows at a livestock auction barn had to sign a paper stating that we do NOT EVER feed our cows any part of another cow..
South Americans are not required to do this as of yet.McDonald's has announced that they are going to start importing much of their beef from South America . The problem is that South Americans aren't under the same regulations as American beef producers, and the regulations they have are loosely controlled.

They can spray numerous pesticides on their pastures that have been banned here at home because of residues found in the beef. They can also use various hormones and growth regulators that we can't. The American public needs to be aware of this problem and that they may be putting themselves at risk from now on by eating at good old McDonald's.

American ranchers raise the highest quality beef in the world and this is what Americans deserve to eat. Not beef from countries where quality is loosely controlled. Therefore, I am proposing a boycott of McDonald's until they see the light.

I'm sorry but everything is not always about the bottom line, and when it comes to jeopardizing my family's health, that is where I draw the line.

I am sending this note to about thirty people. If each of you send it to at least ten more (30 x 10 = 300) ...and those 300 send it to at least ten more (300 x 10 = 3,000) ... and so on, by the time the message reaches the sixth generation of people, we will have reached over THREE MILLION consumers!

(I did a bit more....90!...mtc)



I'll bet you didn't think you and I had that much potential, did you? Acting together we can make a difference. If this makes sense to you, please pass this message on..

David W. Forrest, Ph.D ., PAS, Dipl.
ACAP Department of Animal Science
Texas A&M University
Phone (979) 845-3560
Fax (979) 862-3399
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Wednesday, April 13, 2011

In my yard

I walked around and just snapped some pictures.





More to come tomorrow.

Please stop at my friends site for wonderful handmade body products and more.




Monday, April 11, 2011

Here's my swap pictures!!

I was in an Easter/Spring swap.

My partner was Cat from Kittycatcrossstitch.

Thank you so very much!!  I got it today and it felt like Christmas.

I had to take two pictures to fit it all in where you can see it all.



Ok, here is the run down:  Rooster coffee cup, Rooster pen, Rooster recipe box, Spa socks, Spa kit, Spa CD, Spa bag, painted cross, needlepoint cross, beaded necklace with a star on it, swedish fish, egg full of candy crosses, egg ornie, Easter kitchen set.  Plus for Bri, Tink crayons, a Little Pony color book, Stickers, and a spiral creation kit.  It reminds me of spiralgraph from when we were little. 

Phew!!  I feel very spoiled.

Also, here is a not so great pic of me.  But everyone wants to see my red hair.




Here is my hubby:


Last, but not least, Bri:




Ok.  That should do it.  LOL

You can head over to Parsley's blog to see the other swaps.  http://seasonsofmymind.blogspot.com/