The Eighth Sin

Remember the seven cardinal sins? You’re given the serious task of adding a new one to the list — another trait or behavior you find particularly unacceptable, for whatever reason. What’s sin #8 for you? Why?

For me sin #8 is Revenge.

It’s a shame that everyone doesn’t comply with the American right to free speech and freedom to do or not do according to their conscience.

Seeking revenge against someone or their business because they don’t believe what you believe has moved up a few notches to #1 in my book.

The saying “Just say no” has become a cardinal sin to some people.

The right thing to do is say thank you and move on to the next place. Not seek revenge because they don’t think or feel the same as you.

Why should a person be sued for their beliefs and have their livelihood snatched from them.

That’s a shame no matter who it is happening to and why.

Life After Blogs

Your life without a computer: what does it look like?

Life with a computer would not be good at first.

That would be the end of blogs, Facebook, twitter, emails and everything else connected with the computer. I’d be in trouble trying to go places because I can’t read a map. I guess I’d stay home more.

Letter writing by hand would again become the thing of the present. The sadness in that is I’d have to print the letters because cursive writing is no longer taught in school.

Watching my Sunday worship service via webcast would come to an end. That’s not a good thought.

I would be able to do a lot of things I use to do when I didn’t have a computer and didn’t waste a lot of time playing games. That would be a good thing.

At the end of the day I think I’d survive.

 

 

Quote Me

Do you have a favorite quote that you return to again and again? What is it, and why does it move you?

I don’t know if this qualifies as a quote or just something I return to again and again, but here it is.

Don’t start me to lying

I can’t recall when I first started saying it or where I got it from. I get a laugh out of whoever hears me say it. I get to laugh when people try to say it back to me. They usually say:

Don’t get me to lying

I then correct them.

Just Another Day

Our days our organized around numerous small actions we repeat over and over. What’s your favorite daily ritual?

My favorite daily ritual encompass the three days a week I work. Every morning my co-worker and I walk to the kitchen for breakfast. It’s quite a walk to the kitchen but by the time we arrive back at our office we’ve gotten a good bit of exercise.

I usually don’t get breakfast but I do get a cup of organic coffee. It’s an important ritual because that is my special time to fellowship with my co-worker who is like my son.

 

Kick It

What’s the 11th item on your bucket list?

I’m sorry to say I don’t have a bucket list. Is that different than a to-do list?

I can’t get my to-do list accomplished. I’ll leave a bucket list for another time in the future.

If I had a bucket list today the only thing that would be on it is learning how to maneuver through my WordPress blogs. Especially adding media-uploading, downloading, adding, etc. Oh, I almost forgot, finding the pictures to enhance my blogs.

Other than that I want to just get through today.

Body Butter Adventure

Lately I haven’t been getting the desired results when I purchase lotions and body butters. They felt watery and were lacking the creamy texture that would make my skin feel soft and smooth. Reading the ingredients were overwhelming when I couldn’t pronounce them or have knowledge of what they were.

I started searching online for instructions on how to create what I needed in my own kitchen. Since our skin is the biggest organ on our bodies, creating my own butter would be better because I would not be using the harmful chemicals.

One dilemma I came across in my search for the perfect recipe was do I melt everything and then harden it again in the freezer so I can whip it. Or do I make sure everything is room-temperature and whip it without the extra steps.

After going through the pros and cons I decided to whip the room-temp ingredients. That way I would bypass the possible grainy results of overheating and destroying the good qualities of the ingredients, thus being discouraged that I wasted products that aren’t cheap.

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On one you-tube video I watched the person said it’s easier if you use a Kitchen Aid mixer than a hand mixer if you have one. It just so happens I have a Kitchen Aid and I used it. It was true-she knew what she was talking about.

I think I purchased more products than I needed and I added a little of most of them to the mixture. At that point I wasn’t following any recipe and I couldn’t repeat it if I tried.

I have no knowledge of how the body butter is supposed to feel minus all the additives. The end result was creamy full-bodied butter. I smoothed it on my arms, legs and feet and they felt wonderful. That was on dry skin. I can’t wait to use it after a shower.

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If this works out I will try my hand at scrubs, lotions and who knows what else.

Alphabet

As I read the weekly photo challenge about alphabets I was reminded that I recently created a wall hanger that would be a reminder to me every morning when I awakened.

The three alphabets are J O Y. For the joy of the Lord is my strength.(Nehemiah 8:10d)

I painted them red for the blood of Jesus and added a little bling because He is the King of kings. I hung them on burlap as a reminder of why He died on the rugged cross.

I took photos of my progress to the finished product that is hanging in my bedroom so I can see it first thing every morning.