Mother’s Redemption

June 30, 2008 at 9:18 pm (Hannah's Little Blog, Nature, Reviews)

Any of you who have received Mother Earth News knows that through the years, it has gotten more and more liberal. I am delighted to report that, even though it is still definitely left-wing in it’s political viewpoints, the magazine is beginning to reincorporate useful information; a sweet relief from the poor-excuse-for-an-article-schmooze-fests about “why I love my Prius,” and other eco-junk. My latest issue has a wonderful piece on making cheese at home. Whether or not I am smart enough to utilize that good info is yet to be seen. I firmly believe that dirt-worshippers should not be the only ones concerned about our environment, and I appaud Mother Earth News for making their articles worthwhile again.

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The Queen of Crunch

June 30, 2008 at 3:43 pm (Doings, Hannah's Little Blog)

My mouth is starting to really heal up, and I’ve been eating chips, nuts, and *hooray* apples. No more mush! No more soup, applesauce, mashed potatoes, or other squishy junk!! Hello salad, goodbye blendered green goop! And the best part? My love for coffee can be gratified to my heart’s content. (or until the thermos runs out) I can drink it as hot as I want to, and I am (to say the least) very pleased.

I am also suffering severe side effects from a disease known as string-and-needlesitus. It is manifested in a manic state of mind whenever presented with large quantities of knitting manuals. Today at Borders (I hardly EVER go to Borders) I lost myself for a few blissful moments in their beautiful selection of craft books. Now I am trying to figure out how to buy 27 knitting books without looking really crazy.

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*Sniff* AAHHHH….

June 25, 2008 at 9:24 am (Hannah's Little Blog, Nature, Pictures)

Don’t you just love chamomile? Isn’t it marvelous how it grows everywhere? And it smells so…heavenly. There is an older lady from our former church who taught me how to crochet, and she is an encyclopedia of gardening and nature knowledge. When we walk through her woods, she can name every moss, grass, bloom, and weed. Mrs. Coverdell has told us about how her German family left Russia to have freedom in America. She said that they brought with them chamomile seeds, or kamile (kah-mee-lay) in the German/Russian dialect. She grows descendants of those very same European chamomile plants, and she says she will give us seeds too! Chamomile makes the best tea, and it’s so good on chilly winter days. (or when I have the flu) These pretty and  useful herbs are a beautiful reminder of how God wants His children to be healthy, and to take joy in in His glorious creation!

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Kaffee!

June 24, 2008 at 9:29 pm (Addlepatedness, Hannah's Little Blog)

Ich liebe mein kaffee! I love my coffee, but after my dental ordeal, I wasn’t able to drink it for a few days. Talk about going loopy. This morning, I was finally able to drink some, after it had cooled off awhile. I am so happy, I could write an ode. Maybe the loopiness isn’t related to caffeine deficiency, just gray matter deficiency.

 

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Shoes!

June 23, 2008 at 11:20 am (Hannah's Little Blog, Pictures)

My favorite shoes are the ones I own, but until I learn how to model and take pictures at the same time, I’ll just post my wish list.

Very cute Mary Janes with just enough Western stitching to be taken seriously. Nice tread too.

Granny boots, for those days when I wish I was in an Alcott novel. Or for when I just want to be a cranky old lady.

The “let’s do something fun and kind of naughty” shoes. Let’s climb on rocks, run around in the woods, and throw pebbles. Then walk down the lane, petting people’s horses and bugging their dogs. 

 

To me, these have “fun” written all over. How about a trip to the farmer’s market? Or maybe a cherry orchard.

AAHHH….so soft and comfy. Clogs are perfect for when you could use a foot massage, but don’t want to forfeit your dignity for bliss. The tassels add a nice New Mexican flare.

Feeling Danish? The perfect complement for this pair would be either stripey tights, or nice wooley leg-warmers.  Oh, and a cup of coffee.

This concludes our shoe-drool tour for today. Perhaps I will have something of more substance to post later. Maybe I can post pix of my own shoes, then things would be really exciting.

 

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Haus Segen (House Blessing)

June 21, 2008 at 4:39 pm (Uncategorized)

 Jesus! Dwell within my house,

And nevermore depart therefrom,

With Thy grace abide therein

That I may not forsaken be.

O thou man of greatest blessing

Come, enter with Thy benediction.

Give joy, peace, happiness and salvation,

That my house partaker be,

As Job and Abraham, of wealth and blessing tenderly,

Spread your abundant grace upon me.

 

Jesus! Dwell within my heart

When I suffer fear and pain.

When agony and want afflict me,

Help me! O Thou faithful God.

Though here no riches I may e’er possess,

The heavenly gifts abide with me.

Though sorrows I may suffer here,

The heavenly joys remain with me.

so much from Henry Weiss, 1791

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Love!!

June 19, 2008 at 9:35 am (Addlepatedness, Hannah's Little Blog)

For the past two years, I have been infatuated, enamored, and otherwise emotionally attached to a sewing machine. I always talk about her, (forgive the personal pronouns, I speak of my piano in the same fashion) but I have never shown pictures of this beautiful fixture in my life. I purchased her at Levengood’s for the pittance of $55, but I wouldn’t trade her for any computerized, button-laden, fancy new model. On the outside, she looks like a carousel pony, but the inside is a workhorse. Every piece (except screws, foot, bobbin case, & plate) is cast iron. That of course inhibits taking her to many places, but- what a joy to oil! I always marvel about how simply  they used to make these….and I am now addicted to Singer love. Now I need to get a treadle. (this one is electric) You know, the kind that comes in a cabinet with little drawers…. but for now I am happy with this one.

 

 

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A Date with the Dentist

June 19, 2008 at 9:21 am (Hannah's Little Blog, Uncategorized)

When we got back from CA, I asked mom if she had scheduled my appointment to get my wisdom teeth pulled. She had forgotten, so she right away called the Doc. Now, you must understand, I wanted them out soon, but I wasn’t expecting it to happen quite this soon. Tomorrow, I am going in. I am a bit apprehensive about it, but I am very relieved that they will not put me completely under. The only thing I am steamed about is that I cannot eat or drink anything prior to the ordeal. That means no coffee. PRAY FOR ME!!! No, pray for the poor dental assistant who will have to deal with this grump.

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A Little Bit Scary

June 18, 2008 at 8:38 pm (Uncategorized)

Dare I? Hmm… ok, here I go! (holds breath) What you see here is my interpretation of the next presidential inauguration:

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Lingual Barriers

June 18, 2008 at 8:33 pm (Addlepatedness, Hannah's Little Blog)

Here is a funny comic that Christian found when we went to Great Falls.

I love wordbrain stuff.

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