Friday, October 22, 2010
For Friday, October 22nd, 2010
ON THE BRIGHT SIDE
OCTOBER 22nd, 2010
If you can't see the bright side of life, polish the dull side
October’s full moon is often referred to as the Full Hunter’s Moon
Many moons ago, Native Americans named this bright moon for obvious reasons. The leaves are falling from trees, the deer are fattened, and it’s time to begin storing up meat for the long winter ahead. Because the fields were traditionally reaped in late September or early October, hunters could easily see fox and other animals that come out to glean from the fallen grains.
Probably because of the threat of winter looming close, the Hunter’s Moon is generally accorded with special honor, historically serving as an important feast day in both Western Europe and among many Native American tribes
As far as the Moon is concerned, he is always full
Shoot for the moon, Even if you miss, you'll land among the stars
Whether on my knees scrubbing the floor, or on my knees in prayer, my life has purpose if I’m working in the presence of God.
What an awesome thought!
As you go through life : Notice the sun and the moon as they rise and set........They are remarkable for their steady pattern of movement, not their speed.
NEW IN THE KITCHEN
Celebrating National Nut Day
You have to be a little nutty every now and then.This day celebrates nutritious and healthy nuts (food) of all kinds. Celebrate today by eating lots of nuts, either as a snack, or in baked goods.
Pumpkin Nut Bread
1 cup Fresh or Canned Pumpkin
2 cups Sifted Flour
1 cup Sugar
2 Eggs 1/2 cup Milk
1/4 cup Soft Butter or margarine
1 cup Chopped Walnuts
2 teaspoons Baking Powder
1/2 teaspoon Baking Soda
1 teaspoon Cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon Nutmeg
1 teaspoon Salt
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Stir together the flour, baking powder, baking soda and spices.
In a separate large bowl, combine pumpkin, sugar, milk and eggs.
Add dry ingredients, and butter to pumpkin mixture until well blended.
Mix in chopped nuts.
Pour into greased loaf pans(9x5x3).
Bake in oven for 45 to 55 minutes.
Check with a toothpick. It is done when it comes out clean.
Thank you, Lord, for your faithfulness to us in all the circumstances of our lives
Please pray for God's protection of
our troops and HIS wisdom for their
Lord, hold our troops in
your loving hands.
Protect them as they protect us.
Bless them and their families for the
selfless acts they perform for us
in our time of need. I ask this in the
name of Jesus, our Lord and Savior.
AND bless our Police Officers, Firefighters
and Paramedics and EMT's
GOD BLESS YOU!
Promises are like the full moon, if they are not kept at once they diminish day by day
Just like all my days lately, Thursday was a busy one here at my house. Since camping is over and evenings are so dark and chilly, I no longer have a reason just to sit still and watch the clouds float by. Even when I'm sitting now I'm busy at something. I paint, I knit or crochet, or put together my newsletter.
I turned off my outside faucets and drained them as it got near freezing the other night, but the weekend is supposed to be a little warmer. Could be some rain too, but all in all a good one.
Candle light, moon light, star light
The brightest glow is from love light.
Mr. Wonderful is coming to visit today. His mom is returning to work next week so today we're having a trial run. We'll be seeing if we have everything needed for great day at Grand'ma's house.
Food, diapers, a rocking chair and lots of love.
I think that we'll have all the requirements for a wonderful day!
COUNTING THE DAYS
May you have warm words on a cool evening, a full moon on a dark night and a smooth road all the way to your door.
60 DAYS UNTIL WINTER!
64 DAYS UNTIL CHRISTMAS
175 DAYS UNTIL CAMPING SEASON BEGINS
Keep looking ON THE BRIGHT SIDE of things.
A little smile, a word of cheer,
A bit of love from someone near…
A bit of love from someone near…