Monthly Archives: September 2014

I Hear that Biscuits Rise Higher Made with the Proper Tool – Yes – I Used the Rim of a Glass to Form My Biscuits – Making Biscuits First Class Very Soon – Ordering a Set of Biscuit Cutters Today –

  We went to Fry’s Grocery Store and to Target looking for biscuit cutters. Neither retailer carried this simple tool. Do most cooks do what I used to do? I used to buy canned biscuits and pop them in the oven. Now … Continue reading

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My Weeding Project This Morning – It Took Me at Least 30 Minutes – Steve Is Back to Work Like He Never Had a Hip Replacement Operation – He Worries Me – Cactus Removal Project to Come – I Say Make Cactus Salad with an Ax – Put it in the Garbage Disposal – Steve Says It Won’t Work –

Imagine this cactus with creepy-crawly weeds embedded all around it. I scraped them into a brown and green substance using my garden tool shaped like Captain Hook’s claw. With my gloved hand I picked out the green pieces. The same repulsive weeds ran through the stones surrounding … Continue reading

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Psalm 23 – The LORD is my Shepherd…I Will Dwell in the House of the LORD Forever…

  PSALM 23 – The Bible – KJV – The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want. He maketh me to lie down in green pastures: he leadeth me beside the still waters. He restoreth my soul: he leadeth me … Continue reading

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Cactus Downed by Monsoon Rains – OH MY – I Snapped a Photo of this Cactus Today during the Storm – It Was Still Standing – Apparently the Rain-Saturated Earth Could No Longer Support It –

Yesterday, as Steve backed out of the driveway, we commented about our cactus leaning slightly. Steve said it wouldn’t hurt anything if it fell. This would be true as long as no one were standing in the path of its decent, … Continue reading

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Wanted to Make Gluten-free Lasagna – Attempted to Make Gluten-free Lasagna Noodles – Noodles Failed – Ronzoni Gluten-free Penne Saved the Day – Used Lasagna Recipe – Replaced Layer of Lasagna Noodles with Layer of Penne –

I turned my kitchen into a disaster zone! One failed batch of lasagna noodles caused the mess! I substituted gluten-free flour for wheat flour hoping for the best. This doomed project dominated my kitchen island completely the entire day until I … Continue reading

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Arizona Monsoon’s Last Hurrah – We Hope – It Started with a Gust of Wind that Nearly Brought Down a Tree – Followed by Torrents of Rain Driven by Strong Wind – Photo Out the Window – See the Raindrops on the Glass – Three More Days until Scheduled End –

  Steve and I were sitting in our office chatting. From where he sat, he saw a gust of wind bend this tree nearly to the ground. By the time I looked out the same window, the wind, though still strong, … Continue reading

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Week of Social Events and Obligations Hindering Posting Time – Wallflower Learning to Relax and Interact in Social Settings – How Will It Happen – One Event – One Experience – One Step at a Time –

All my life as far back as I can remember, I’ve been shy and uncomfortable in social environments. I like people; yet, I am mostly quiet in a group setting. Has this changed? Have I found a new comfort zone? After I … Continue reading

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God Has Given Us the Spirit of Power – Love – and a Sound Mind – Let Us Speak Words of Life –

By the word of the Lord were the Heavens made and all the host Of them by the breath of his mouth – And God said, Let there be Light – and there was light – God hath not given us … Continue reading

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Sleep – Child – You Are Safe – Dawn Will Come –

  Night sky – so still – so far away – Moon – suspended high above – Darkness stretching over all – Moon speaks tenderly – Tenderly to me – Morning isn’t Far away – Sleep on – Daylight Dawns – … Continue reading

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Blue Skies Are Soon to Return to Arizona with the Scheduled Cessation of Monsoon on September 30 – Will Monsoon Leave as Predicted – YES – Yes – yes – Most Likely It Will –

  Today, September 24, we enjoy a clear blue expanse! No sign of storms up there today! Perhaps Arizona Monsoon is finished playing tricks and sending dust and rainstorms for this year. We will see. Arizona Monsoon begins June 15 and … Continue reading

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Good Morning from the Skies of Arizona – Blessings to You – Have a Delightful Day –

View of the sky from our backyard. Praise to God for His Amazing Creation.

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Biscuits Made with Gluten-Free Flour – Using J.P.’s Big Daddy Biscuits – A Recipe at Allrecipes.com – Delicious – Two Substitutions and a Change of Temperature Produced gluten-free Biscuits – Experiment – You’ll Be an Expert at Baking Gluten-free Biscuits Sooner than You Think –

Before discovering my sensitivity to wheat my way of making biscuits was to crack open a cylinder of biscuits from the refrigerated section of the grocery store, distribute them on a baking sheet, pop them in the oven, and pull them … Continue reading

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Bless Me – LORD – Bless My Brother Too – Bless Our Friends – and Those that Don’t Know You – God of LOVE You Are – Bless the LORD – O My Soul – We Shall Not Forget Your Love –

Bless me – LORD – bless my brother too – Bless our friends – and those that don’t know YOU – There’s so much LOVE in YOU – LORD – Father – Son – and Holy Spirit – JESUS – … Continue reading

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Chef John’s Chilled Sugar Snap Pea Soup – Easy – Fast – Delicious – My Second Batch of this Excellent Chilled Soup – It’s Good Hot too – I Tasted it before I Chilled It – Recipe Available at Allrecipes –

Today I prepared my second batch of Chef John’s Chilled Sugar Snap Pea Soup from a recipe I found on Allrecipes.com (both links take you to the same place). In addition to the list of ingredients and instructions, a video is available. Chef John will … Continue reading

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Apple Crisp for My Sweet Hubby Who Misses Apple Pie – He Is Yearning for the Old Wheat Pastries that I No Longer Bake – He Always Liked Apple Pie – Apple Crisp Is Almost Apple Pie –

Shopping for groceries, I pushed a cart through the produce area looking for vegetables. I found celery, cabbage, broccoli, cucumber, and tomatoes, enough for a few days. I looked around for Steve, but I couldn’t find him. Just around the corner … Continue reading

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Weeds – After Five Months of Delay – Have Grown into Healthy Green Monsters Again – We Shall Prevail Against Them – Thanks to Steve’s New Healthy Hip –

For many months Steve’s deteriorating hip worsened as vegetation of the wild variety grew strong and healthy in our yard. I did not attempt to keep this from happening. I am, at my best, an assistant in yard work. This is the … Continue reading

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Jesus Said – Come unto Me, All You that Labor and Are Heavy Laden – and I Will Give You Rest –

  Matthew 11:28-30 – The Bible (KJV) – Come unto me, all ye that labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you, and learn of me; for I am meek and lowly in … Continue reading

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YOU – Whoever YOU Are – Wherever YOU Are – God loves YOU – Jesus Christ – Son of God – Gave His Life for YOUR Redemption – All His Blessings Are for YOU to Embrace – Jesus Accomplished Complete Victory – The Power of Evil Has Been Defeated – Believe and Receive –

Such a headline gets attention. We may believe it or not. People sometimes get stuck in consideration mode. Is that you? If we believe the truth, we see ourselves within the framework of truth. John 8:32 – The Bible (ASV) – … Continue reading

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Night Out with Friends – Looking forward to Dinner at Hong Kong Gourmet Buffet – Expecting to Enjoy a Delicious Dinner –

The dinner menu lists prime rib, crab legs, sauteed shrimp, oysters, and more! We party too much, but we enjoy it. We could party more. There is always something to do with our many friends. It’s not easy to stay home … Continue reading

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Scorpion Visit – Not the First Occurrence – But the First to Frighten Me – I Know – I’m a Sissy – Steve Killed it for Me – He Is So Sweet –

This is my third confrontation with a scorpion. My first scorpion sighting was the one in the photo you see. I suggested that it may have been under the influence of pest control, because it didn’t move. Steve explained that it … Continue reading

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