Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Swine Flu

Do you think this is how swine flu really began ?

I got this in an email, not trying to be cruel.

Thought it was cute.

Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Please send a card

My foster daughter who is married and 29 years old is in the hospital. She is 25 weeks pregnant and suffering from pre-eclampsea. She is missing her other two children and lonely there in the hospital.
I am asking all of you to please drop her a note of encouragement. She said she likes to read, but not horror stories. Maybe send her a small book or just a note would help her so much. She does not use the Internet.

Her name and address are:
Sabrina Baca
Wesley Medical Center
Bldg. 3 Room 413
550 North Hillside
Wichita, Ks. 67214

She speaks fluent Spanish and English.
Thank you so much.


Every little girl needs an apron so I made the preachers daughters each one. I told them that when they are doing housework or cooking they could wear their aprons. They were very excited to get them.

Monday, April 27, 2009

My Walgreens shopping

Here are the results of my wags shopping trip.
12 cans peaches
10 tubes Rembrandt Toothpaste
8 bottles Listerine
2 Boxes Ecotrin
4 Boxes Baby aspirin (marked down to .45 each)
9 Nivea body wash
1 package Emery boards
20 Got2b hair products
2 beef jerky (the girls ate them)
9 candy bars (the kids ate some of them)

333.00 worth of products purchased
68.00 spent out of pocket
25.00 register rewards earned
So basically I got 333.00 worth of stuff for 43.oo Not too shabby.

Sunday, April 26, 2009

My Walgreens shopping list and plan

Christina asked me to write down my list and how I will be using coupons and such.
In the circular this week:

I have about 26.00 worth of RR from last week I will use to make deals to get more RR this week.

Apparently Walgreen's is not going to be having the Easy Saver catalog any more after May. So no more Mail in rebates with 10% extra. They say they will be having more RR to take the place. I am hoping they do a variety because we can only use so much toothpaste. LOL. I do love spending the same money twice, which is what you do when you get RR.

pg. 3 there is a 7 day coupon for Geisha fruit for 89 cents each. I will buy as many as I can. I will make however many transactions it takes.

pg. 10 Got 2b hair products are 2 for 10.00 with a 5.00 register reward earned for each two you buy.
Go to money saving moms on my right sidebar and print out coupons for 2.00 off each.
This will make them 2 for 6.00 and then you get the 5.00 RR making them .50 each. I will make however many transactions to buy two at a time. I printed off 20 coupons This may sound like a lot but I like to stock up to have enough until the next sale. Plus when the older kids come or such I can give some to them. Also with Mr. Olson living in another town we have to have twice as much stuff. That kind of stuff anyway.

pg. ? Nivea body wash is 0n sale for 4.99 and you earn a 5.00 RR =free

Rembrandt toothpaste is 5.99 and you earn a 6.00 RR =free

Bayer quick release aspirin is 2.49 and you earn a 2.50 RR = free

Listerine is 2 for 8.00 and you earn a 4.00 RR making them 2.00 each

Suave is 3 for 5.00 with a 2.00 RR making them 1.00 each, this is not a particularly good deal unless you have some manufacturer coupons you can use which I have to make it worth more.

Friday, April 24, 2009

Boycott Pepsi

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Boycott Pepsi
Company becomes major backer of homosexual agenda with $1,000,000 in gifts to gay groups
• American Family Association asked Pepsi to be neutral in the culture war and not support the homosexual agenda. Pepsi refused and plans to continue giving major financial support to homosexual organizations. In the last two years, Pepsi has given $500,000 to Human Rights Campaign (HRC) and another $500,000 to the Parents, Families and Friends of Lesbians and Gays (PFLAG). The total of $1,000,000 was used to help promote homosexuality in the workplace.
• HRC and PFLAG were major supporters of efforts to defeat Proposition 8 in California, which defined marriage as being between a man and a woman. HRC gave $2.3 million to the effort to defeat Prop 8.
• Pepsi forces all employees to attend sexual orientation and gender identity diversity training where they are taught to accept homosexuality.
• Pepsi’s products include Pepsi soft drinks (914-253-2000 or 1-800-433-2652), Frito-Lay chips (800-352-4477), Quaker Oatmeal (800-367-6287), Tropicana (800-237-7799) and Gatorade (800-884-2867).
• For more information, visit
We are asking Pepsi to stop funding homosexual groups and remain neutral in the culture war. We agree to stop buying Pepsi products until the company stops funding homosexual groups.
Name City State
When completed, please mail petition to: Boycott Pepsi, AFA, P.O. Drawer 2440, Tupelo, MS 38803. AFA will forward petitions to Pepsi.

Thursday, April 23, 2009

Working on the yard

The header picture is my house. We tore out the two bushes right in front of the porch. They were overgrown and had bag worms. Now its bare. Today the girls and I put a cute arch over the walkway. Tomorrow I will get some wood and build two planting boxes. I think morning glories will look great because they spread and climb so well.
Then I will try pampas grass where we pulled the two bushes out.

Glenda's new greenhouse

My friend Glenda is building a greenhouse like I have. Hers is about 18 feet longer than mine. It is awesome. We went over there this morning to help put on one of the ends. I just now thought I should have taken pictures. I think I will before she gets too much further along.
She is going to love it. She already has some of it planted. By the time she gets the plastic on the plants will be well on their way.
I am going to plant my greenhouse tonight. Then I think I will go over to Glenda's and take some pictures of her progress.

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Need a Hug?

Are you a domestic terrorist?

This was sent to my friend Brenda who forewarded it to me. It applies to me and most of my friends.


Dear Brenda,

I was skeptical.

Now I'm outraged.

You should be, too.

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has labeled you, a member of the pro-life community, THE MOST DANGEROUS DOMESTIC TERRORIST.

The DHS warning entitled:

''Rightwing Extremism: Current Economic and Political Climate Fueling Resurgence in Radicalization and Recruitment'' is so troubling that at first, I actually didn't believe that Homeland Security could issue such a document.But it's true. We've verified it. And make no mistake, this unconstitutional report raises serious questions about the leadership and direction of the agency charged with protecting Americans in the ongoing battle against terrorism.

Why would the Department of Homeland Security single out groups like pro-life supporters when they should be focusing on identifying and apprehending the real terrorists - like al-Qaeda - groups that have vowed to destroy America? This characterization is not only offensive to millions of Americans who hold constitutionally-protected views opposing abortion - but also raises serious concerns about the political agenda of an agency with a mandate to protect America.

I encourage you to watch my interview on FOX News to find out more about this troubling issue ... you won't believe how the government has singled out conservatives, Christians - and even our veterans - as dangerous to our country.And stay tuned ... we're not going to take this lying down! L

isten live to my radio broadcasts this week and next week as we discuss the scope of this finding by the Department of Homeland Security - as well as its dangerous precedent. Next week, I'll let you know how you can engage this issue ... and personally get involved in this fight for the sake of your First Amendment rights.Thank you for your membership in the ACLJ and for supporting and defending our rights.

God bless you.

Do you use the NIV? (who is Rupert Murdoch?)

Do you use the NIV?

Over the years, Bible translations have come off the press at an alarming rate. At last count, there were more than 100 different versions from which to choose. Even for the most mature Christian, sorting through such a library to select the “best” version would be a daunting challenge, but for a new babe in Christ, the challenge would be impossible. Is God pleased with this proliferation of versions?

The largest of all commercial Bible publishers is Zondervan Corporation. It owns the rights to the New International Version (NIV) which is probably the best-selling Bible version on the market today.

Zondervan Publishing is owned by HarperCollins Publishing, which is owned by Rupert Murdoch. Rupert Murdoch is a print-media mogul. He is to the print industry what Bill Gates is to the computer industry. In addition to owning Zondervan, he also owns newspapers in Australia , England , and America (including the New York Times). TIME magazine reports that he also owns “raunchy, intrusive tabloids,” sports teams, and has film interests. The Church Bus News, a Christian magazine, reports that he owns Fox Television and “The Simpsons.”
One cannot help but wonder why such a man would want to own a “Christian” publishing company. Obviously, it is not because he loves the Lord and wants to produce the finest in Christian reading materials. In an October 25, 1999, interview with TIME, Murdoch described himself as a libertarian, a very liberal religious group which denies the verbal inspiration of God’s Word; yet, millions of Christians are relying on his company to produce a translation of their Bible!

That same interview goes on to describe Rupert Murdoch as a “monster.” If you run a search of his name on the Internet, you can easily find remarks from former employees who whole-heartedly agree. While such character descriptions are second-hand, it leads one to question whether Rupert Murdoch would even profess to be a born-again believer.

In addition to the NIV, Zondervan Publishing has also released the NIrV, a very liberal Bible version supposedly released in England for children, and the TNIV, a gender-neutral Bible version presently only available in the New Testament. With such a track record, should this company be trusted to produce your copy of the Bible?

Concerning the NIV itself, some Christians are surprised to learn several verses have been omitted from it. Try looking up any of the following in the NIV: Matthew 17:21, 18:11, 23:14, Mark 7:16, 9:44, 9:46, 11:26, 15:28, Luke 17:36, Romans 16:24, or Acts 8:37.
In addition, the NIV both omits and changes the meaning of the text, sometimes even teaching the opposite truth. Consider prayerfully, the following passages. (Underlining is mine.)
Matthew 1:25 And knew her not till she had brought forth her firstborn son: and he called his name JESUS.

NIV: But he had no union with her until she gave birth to a son. And he gave him the name Jesus.

Psalms 10:5 His ways are always grievous; thy judgments are far above out of his sight: as for all his enemies, he puffeth at them.
NIV: His ways are always prosperous; he is haughty and your laws are far from him; he sneers at all his enemies.

Jeremiah 51:3 Against him that bendeth let the archer bend his bow, and against him that lifteth himself up in his brigandine: and spare ye not her young men; destroy ye utterly all her host.
NIV: Let not the archer string his bow, nor let him put on his armor. Do not spare her young men; completely destroy her army.

Hosea 10:1 ¶ Israel is an empty vine, he bringeth forth fruit unto himself: according to the multitude of his fruit he hath increased the altars; according to the goodness of his land they have made goodly images.
NIV: Israel was a spreading vine; he brought forth fruit for himself. As his fruit increased, he built more altars; as his land prospered, he adorned his sacred stones.

Hosea 11:12 Ephraim compasseth me about with lies, and the house of Israel with deceit: but Judah yet ruleth with God, and is faithful with the saints.
NIV: Ephraim has surrounded me with lies, the house of Israel with deceit. And Judah is unruly against God, even against the faithful Holy One.

Proverbs 17:8 ¶ A gift is as a precious stone in the eyes of him that hath it: whithersoever it turneth, it prospereth.
NIV: A bribe is a charm to the one who gives it; wherever he turns, he succeeds.

Proverbs 26:22 The words of a talebearer are as wounds, and they go down into the innermost parts of the belly
NIV: The words of a gossip are like choice morsels; they go down to a man’s inmost parts.

Is God pleased with the proliferations of Bible translations? I don’t think so. Is the NIV a reliable translation of God’s Word? I don’t think so. Be careful about casting away your KJV! There are some reasons it has been around for 400 years. If it seems difficult to understand, pray and read it again. God will give you the wisdom to understand it. (James 1:5)

Why I read the Authorized King James Bible

"I am the LORD, I change not."
Malachi 3:6
God is unchangeable. God's word is unchangeable too. In Matthew 24:35, the Lord Jesus said, "Heaven and earth shall pass away, but my words shall not pass away."

Why then are we so ready to accept changes to God's word in the form of different Bible versions? The Authorized King James text has faithfully served the body of Christ for almost 400 years. During this time, and during its translation, Satan has viciously and relentlessly attacked it. I now hear Christians attacking it too! I've heard preachers and lay people say things like, "it's too hard to read" or "it doesn't properly reflect the true meaning of the original Greek". The issue about the original Greek sets my teeth on edge--which Greek? There are Greek manuscripts galore, including the corrupted manuscripts that the Roman Catholic religion uses. The snide remarks and attacks against this utterly reliable text are unfounded.

We must remember that the Bible is a spiritual book and is understandable to those who are led by God's Spirit. It is not possible for the natural man to understand it [I Corinthians 2:14], hence paraphrasing or simplifying it will do no good. The Bible is not supposed to read like a fairy tale--Peter said, "for we have not followed cunningly devised fables" [II Peter 1:16]. The words of the Authorized King James are not laborious to me, they are beautiful and full of God's power. Even the world knows it--the Authorized King James has been listed on Norton Anthology's list of "the world's best literature" for decades.

The new versions have come up with some dangerous changes to the scriptures. The Lord God gives us stern warnings about changing His Word--

Revelation 22:18-19, If any man shall add unto these things, God shall add unto him the plagues that are written in this book: And if any man shall take away from the words of the book of this prophecy, God shall take away his part out of the book of life, and out of the holy city, and from the things which are written in this book.

Proverbs 30:5-6, Every word of God is pure: he is a shield unto them that put their trust in him. Add thou not unto his words, lest he reprove thee, and thou be found a liar.

Look at this change in the NIV:
John 3:16, For God so loved the world that He gave his one and only Son...

The authorized King James says,
John 3:16, For God so loved the world that He gave his only begotten Son.
In this instance, the NIV changes the scriptures by saying that Jesus is God's "one and only" Son instead of His only begotten Son. This change causes a contradiction in the word of God because God has more than one son according to both the King James (Genesis 6:2, Job 1:6, John 1:12) and NIV (Genesis 6:2).

I do not buy the line that the inerrant word of God is found only in the originals-- which nobody has. I know that God has the power to preserve His word and that he wouldn't leave us out in the dark with an "imperfect" translation. In the authorized King James Version God assembled, and moved with His Spirit, a team of some of the world's best scholars to translate His word into the world's most popular language, English.

The complete translator's notes of the Authorized King James scholars are not included in today's publishings. This is unfortunate because these notes say a lot about these men-- they were humble, loved the word of God, loved the King, were berated by the Catholic religion, and they desired a translation for the common man who was kept in darkness. Some of the translators where killed for their faith. This book was forged in blood, sweat, and tears.
I've heard folks make a big to-do about the italics in the Authorized KJV. Well, unlike many of today's translators, the authorized KJV translators let us know which words they had to add in translating in order to give the full meaning of the original text (these are the words in italics in the KJV). Other translators have added words too--but they don't tell you what they've added. I speak a little Spanish and know that it is oftentimes necessary to rearrange or add words so that the translation makes sense. These men went through the extra trouble of identifying which words they added. That's real scholarship and integrity.

Let's fall in love with the Authorized KJV again and stand on it. Let's get down to business and read the Word and stop spending so much time reading what others have to say about the Word in commentaries, Greek lexicons, study bibles, etc. We want the Holy Ghost to talk to us.
How many classes have you been in where every student has a different textbook? None. It just doesn't make good sense on a very practical level. We all need to be on the same sheet of music so that we are in harmony. Let's not confuse our kids by teaching/preaching from the NKJV, NIV, NASV, LB, the Message, Phillips, GN, etc.

Let's not accept the premise that the tried and true Authorized King James is somehow outdated and is to be replaced by dozens of new translations. A standard test determined the Authorized KJV reading level to be 5th grade because it contains mostly one and two-syllablic words making it one of the easiest to read. People have been getting saved by reading it for a long, long time. We know that it contains the Word of life whereby we live and grow.

Satan knows that in a generation we won't uniformly quote the scriptures. Imagine ten people with ten different translations trying to recite a psalm together. Confusion. Satan knows that many newborn babes in Christ will not have the real milk that they need in order to grow because they'll have a watered down version of the truth. He figures that if he can't kill the babes, he'll do the next best thing-stunt their growth. At the same time the world will point to Christianity and say, "They don't even have a definitive word of God. Anybody can write a Bible." They already say that the Bible was "just written by men".

Being able to talk to a child of God and have our spirits commune on the parts of God's word that we've memorized is great. I now find people who are quoting scriptures that I know, but they are worded so differently that I have to ask the reference. This is confusion, and we know who authors confusion, the enemy of our souls, the Devil. I believe that the emergence of these many different "Bible" versions is Satan's most successful attempt to attack God's word. The Bible says that in the last days there's going to be a falling away of the church and I believe that these other versions are helping to usher it along.

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Do you stock your pantry?

I am wondering if any of my two or three readers stock their pantries?

Do you have enough food stocked up for a week, a month, a few months?

I have some food stocked up but I think I need to learn to stock more complete meals.

I have some of this and some of that, but nothing with a specific meal plan or purpose.

It seems like a good idea to make meal plans and have complete meals stocked up.

Do any of you do this? Can you give me ideas?

Monday, April 20, 2009

This week's menu

I have been slacking with my menu planning. I will try to get back into the habit.
Monday-corn dogs, mac & che
Tuesday-B-B-Q beef ribs
Wednesday-Pennie pasta with sauce
Thursday-baked chicken
Saturday- steak


Today I have made one batch of soap and am getting ready to make another.
I have bread started. The hooch is brewing.
Mollie is reading her science out loud.
Joy is doing Algebra and getting ready to start literature.
Hannah is reading.
Hopefully Mr. Olson is at work.
Sammy is playing, its his job you know.
Other things I need to do today include making stone and cutting soap. Then there is the laundry.

Sunday, April 19, 2009

Soap making goals

I am going to try to make two batches of soap a day for the next two weeks. If I do this six days a week, in two weeks I can have twenty four batches of soap made. Each batch makes about 35 bars of soap. 35 times 24 equals 840 bars of soap. Soap takes three weeks to cure, so it would be ready mid May.
There is a corner on highway 412 east of Tulsa that folks put up tables and sell various things. I am hoping to set up there and sell my soap. If I can do that and save the money it will help us with our moving plans.

Today is the day which the Lord has made

Enjoy this Lords day.

Wednesday, April 8, 2009


Today I started getting the greenhouse ready to plant. I wasn't sure before if I should plant this year, but I decided I will go ahead and do it. If we are here to harvest, ok if not ok.
I fixed part of the plastic that had come undone. I also screwed the door back on and turned the water on so after Easter I can plant.
I think I will do like last year and plant tomatoes, cucumbers, and green peppers. I don't know what else, maybe a squash plant or two.

Tuesday, April 7, 2009

I recieved this as an email

Becoming Illegal (Actual letter from an Iowa resident and sent to his senator)

The Honorable Tom Harkin
731 Hart Senate Office Building
Phone (202) 224 3254
Washington DC , 20510

Dear Senator Harkin,

As a native Iowan and excellent customer of the Internal Revenue Service, I am writing to ask for your assistance. I have contacted the Department of Homeland

Security in an effort to determine the process for becoming an illegal alien and they referred me to you.My primary reason for wishing to change my status from U.S. Citizen to illegal alien stems from the bill which was recently passed by the Senate and for which you voted.

If my understanding of this bill's provisions is accurate, as an illegal alien who has been in the United States for five years, all I need to do to become a citizen is to pay a $2,000 fine and income taxes for three of the last five years. I know a good deal when I see one and I am anxious to get the process started before everyone figures it out.

Simply put, those of us who have been here legally have had to pay taxes every year so I'm excited about the prospect of avoiding two years of taxes in return for paying a $2,000 fine. Is there any way that I can apply to be illegal retroactively? This would yield an excellent result for me and my family because we paid heavy taxes in 2004 and 2005.

Additionally, as an illegal alien I could begin using the local emergency room as my primary health care provider. Once I have stopped paying premiums for medical insurance, my accountant figures I could save almost $10,000 a year.

Another benefit in gaining illegal status would be that my daughter would receive preferential treatment relative to her law school applications, as well as 'in-state' tuition rates for many colleges throughout the United States for my son.

Lastly, I understand that illegal status would relieve me of the burden of renewing my driver's license and making those burdensome car insurance premiums. This is very important to me given that I still have college age children driving my car.

If you would provide me with an outline of the process to become illegal (retroactively if possible) and copies of the necessary forms, I would be most appreciative. Thank you for your assistance.

Your Loyal Constituent, (hoping to reach 'illegal alien' status rather than just a bonafide citizen of the USA )

Donald Ruppert
Burlington , IAGet your Forms (NOW)!!
Call your Internal Revenue Service at 1-800-289-1040.

Well Fiddle

I had hopes that a young couple who looked at our house would make an offer. They did but it is so low that its less than we owe. I am trying not to get discouraged.

On a lighter note, we are getting ready to head to Tulsa for the Easter holiday. Kaleena and Justin are coming for the weekend. I'm sure there will be much talk about the wedding. It makes me somewhat nervous, because I feel like I cant do as much for her as she would like.

After Easter, I will use the time to pare down our possessions drastically. I know the girls are not going to like cutting back so much, but I just feel like this is something we are suppose to do. Mr. Olson feels the same way. Maybe we can have a big sale and actually make some money from our extra stuff. That would be neat.

Monday, April 6, 2009

Holy Week Services

This is Holy week. Our community has combined services during this Holy week. Here is the schedule.

Sunday Methodist Church -Bethel Baptist Pastor preaching

Monday Baptist Church- Apostolic Faith Pastor preaching

Tuesday Bethel Baptist Church- Hardesty Baptist Pastor preaching

Wednesday Apostolic Faith Church- Methodist Church Pastor preaching

Sunday 7:15 am Sunrise services at brother Kirby's land north of Hardesty, where the three crosses stand on the hill.

Saturday, April 4, 2009

Liberal Walgreen's is the best.

Liberal Walgreen's is the best.

I had another great shopping trip to Walgreen's today.
I got:
8 chap stick (shimmer)
10 Kleenex (200 ct.)
1 Bounty Basic
1 Walgreen Soy Menopausal formulas pills
7 green Walgreen shopping bags
2 1 liter Listerine
1 1 Liter Walgreen's mouthwash (to try out)
1 One a day women's drink (free after mail in rebate)
1 Watatin allergy pills 30 ct. 6.99 (free after mail in rebate)

Liberal Walgreen's is the best.

I had earned quite a bit last month on my gift card so I was able to pay for all of this with 36.52 taken off my gift card. No out of pocket. I will get 8.48 on next months gift card and I saved 57.94

Liberal Walgreen's is the best.

I made 8 separate transactions to buy the chap stick. I got a 2.00 register reward for each one. I then made 10 more transactions buying the rest of my stuff one or two items at a time so I could pay for them with the register rewards I had just gotten. I ended up making 18 transactions.

Liberal Walgreen's is the best.

When I come to check out I tell them if it is going to be an easy one or a longer one. If I say its a longer one they call up another checker to take care of others who want to check out so they don't have to wait in line behind me. I am happy they do this because it cut down on my anxiety level tremendously. Otherwise I worry about being slow and such. I think they do the same for all of us couponers.

Liberal Walgreen's is the best.

spent 0 oop
36.52 gift card
8.48 for next month gift card
saved 57.94

Liberal Walgreen's is the best.

Thursday, April 2, 2009

Has the economy changed the way you live?

I keep hearing about the layoffs, job cuts and money woes. I was wondering what others are doing to help their families through these tough times?

Last year Mr. Olson and I took the Dave Ramsey course and have managed to pay off a few of our debts, not as many as we want, but we are on the way.

I so wish we had worked our finances this way from day one and we would not be in any pinch.

I wish young people would take this course and follow it and then they could live with out debt worry.

Some of the things we are doing are:

1. planning menus and not eating out as much
2. using coupons and watching sales
3. stocking up when things go on sale that we regularly use
4. Thinking about a purchase before we buy it.
5. Staying home more.
6. Our TV went out a few months ago and we have not replaced it.
7. Making more food from scratch.
8. I am trying to say no when the girls ask for things.

Some things I'd like to do are:
1. Hang out clothes to dry.
2. Not use the air conditioner this summer, just use fans
3. Begin making our bread again, (I got out of the habit)
4. Quit going to the grocery store. Except for fresh produce.
5. Have a garden again, but with hoping to move it isn't practical here.