Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Truth in Thinking: End of 2010

Truth in Thinking: End of 2010: "WOW! here we are the end of 2010. Looking back woulda I have changed anything. I would liked to have had more freedom, to travel. To visi..."

End of 2010

WOW! here we are the end of 2010. Looking back woulda I have changed anything. I would liked to have had more freedom, to travel. To visit my family, and to see new things, meet new people. I started this blog hoping to meet people to get new ideas, new ways of looking at things. So far it really hasn't showed much.
I did get a large amount of sewing in. I did do a good number of good things include defend myself against a family that has thought they were better than me for a number of years. That was a step forward toward the life I have wanted for a long time. Actually I am glad I have this (blog)to myself, I have never known what I would say before I got here, it takes a burden off my shoulders. Not long ago I learned that my first love was dieing of Cancer. The one I wrote about in The Letter to Louisville,Kentucky. At first I was suprised, than almost glad, anything but un-forgiving. Then one of my daughters ask me to pray for him. My first reaction was "NO, he is just going to die and burn in Hell!!" Then I had to tke a good look at myself. I ask GOD to forgive me, and that I do forgive him. No, I really don't want him to burn in Hell. Thank you GOD. Have you ever had an experience like that? Why not share? Linda G..

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

December 14th,2010

17 days until 2011! I woke up this morning to almost 3 inches of beautiful soft white fluffly snow. Hoping to get enough so I can once again try my hands of making a snow person. Last year during the worst snow storm in Virginia sense 1980 something, my snow person was lop sided . Looked funny to the neighborhood. But I liked it, hated to see it melt away. It was one of the last around to go. I put a straw hat sun glasses, a stick for an arm that I loaned out one of my brooms to. Perhaps this year I will loan out a mop, or let it use my snow blower. Wounder how it would look pushing a lawn mower or tiller. What would be really neat would be to make one setting on the seat of my tractor. Holding a cup of hot cocoa. Snow people need clothes. One rarely sees a group of snow people. maybe they need a town of thier own. I would call it Snow Town, estabilished in 2010. Of course it would be a resort town, mostly vacant in the Summer. Are you as fond of this idea as I am? if so, and you decide to build your own town real or not please share your ideas with me. Hopefully we can share photos. Your Friend Linda G..

Sunday, December 12, 2010

Remembering ONE day that should have made a difference

In the middle of Summer back in 1990 I was invited to a new friends house, as we walked the yard we came across an old shed that someone had spray painted the words "HELP ME" on the front door. I asked this new friend who did that and he said "Oh, just my son up to no good again." Days turned into weeks,weeks into months and months into only a hand full of years. This man's son was a drug abuser and alcolic. He committed so many crimes and different kinds of them. He spent most of his adult life in jails and prisions. No matter what when he was out he just could not educate himself to societies ways, rules,and laws. One Fall evening about 10:30P.M. My phone rang. He had been drinking taking drugs and was in the passenger set of a Toyota Carolla with a friend of his that was doing to same as himself. On a long stretch of dark country road they were left of center when an old Ford Pickup truck ran head first into the passenger side right over my friends son. The truck driver was drunk. Both vechicles flipped over. The son was the only one the died that evening or was he dead in side by the time I read the "HELP ME" sign? He died in the hospital 3 hours later everything on his insides were destroyed. Doctors didn't even want body parts. I don't know why I am sharing this. Maybe just to let it go for awhile.

Truth in Thinking: Grow in the grace and knowledge of our Lord and Sa...

Truth in Thinking: Grow in the grace and knowledge of our Lord and Sa...: "Fungus, Gophers,Persistent weeds. There are a few of the pests that drive me to my gardening books or horticulural Web sites. I admit,when ..."

Friday, November 5, 2010

Grow in the grace and knowledge of our Lord and Savior

Fungus, Gophers,Persistent weeds. There are a few of the pests that drive me to my gardening books or horticulural Web sites. I admit,when my gardening goes smoothly, I seek the experts advice less frequently. When my efforts fail-then I look for help. I'd no doubt be a much better gardener if I studied my horticultural books more often. This is true. I have a good many books in my library, one for almost any subject. One one to live by. Linda G..

Thursday, September 30, 2010

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Truth in Thinking: September 30th,2010

Truth in Thinking: September 30th,2010: "Just wanted to say 'Good Morning World!' some days are just like that! I am hoping that all is well for you. It would be nice to hear from y..."

September 30th,2010

Just wanted to say "Good Morning World!" some days are just like that! I am hoping that all is well for you. It would be nice to hear from you no matter where you are. Linda.

Monday, September 27, 2010

September 27th,2010

Monday! it has been raining almost all day. Nice and cool. I have been sewing and reading almost all day. Can you believe that I don't get up until 6:A.M. this morning? What time do you normally wake up? It is about time to start splitting firewood. "HAVE A GREAT EVENING!"

Sunday, September 26, 2010

Truth in Thinking: A letter to all of Louisville, Kentucky-7-13-2010

Truth in Thinking: A letter to all of Louisville, Kentucky-7-13-2010: "I am the mother of two girls. Their father skipped out on us years ago, year to date he owes over 100,000 dollars. He has never sent a Birth..."

Truth in Thinking: Welcomed Rain on Sunday 9-26-2010

Truth in Thinking: Welcomed Rain on Sunday 9-26-2010: "Though I am not fond of Sundays today has really been ok. Rain for the first time in over a month, got my computer moved, made a pot of home..."

Welcomed Rain on Sunday 9-26-2010

Though I am not fond of Sundays today has really been ok. Rain for the first time in over a month, got my computer moved, made a pot of homemade spaghetti sauce, and was able to get some things done on it. I am making myself a new red dress. Cartoons on tv. I did get some bad news this past week. My aunts sister (Ruth) passed on as did my cousins daughters husbands grand mother. i want to take a trip to E.C. N.C. to check on my mother. I have a daughter (Lisa) that has her hands full, her mother-in-law is sick and her granny needs help more so now with age. Have you checked out the letter to Louisville,Kentucky? you know I still can't get any help on that. I even wrote to Gloria Allred. I am sure I will never figure that one out. i have done everything asked of me several times over with no avail. What would you do in such a case? Tomorrow will be a good day. I have a doctors apt. the 30th, a new neurologist. Hope he is a good one. The 30th is also my sisters birthday. "HAPPY BIRTHDAY JUDY!"

Sunday, August 29, 2010

A Natural Salve- HONEY

Good morning, thought you maybe interested in this.
People outside of the U.S. do this a lot more often than we do. Using pasteurized honey has been found to reduce infection and promote wound healing. It can be a bit messy but honey does its part to keep the wound moist while it heals. Only pasteurized honey. The unpasturized may contain disease-causing microbes.

1998- the nation's first commercial surgical glue was approved by the FDA.
Instead of stitches you may now be glued-no pun intended.
The cuts apparently heal just as those with stitches, without requiring a follow-up visit. It has been found that this technique is not suitable for wounds in skin- stretchy places, like hands, feet,elbows,and knees.

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

August 17th,2010, Tuesday,71 degrees, 7:19:13A.M..

August 17th,2010, Tuesday,7:11 A.M.,71 degrees.
We will never pass this way again. No turning back, woops we just let 2 seconds go by. What are you going to do today? do you have it all planned out? or just going to let it fly itself? Let me know how your days go by. Looks like rain here in central Va. what about where you are? What is your favorite time of the year? I enjoy Spring and Fall the best. Lizzy(my little dog, is a dash hound) she has gotten so she sleeps a lot. Well I have been up sense 2:a.m. and I have something I really need to think about. Let me know how your days are for you. P.S. it is ok if you correct anything on this page you see wrong. Just let me know. Linda G..

Saturday, July 31, 2010


As long as we need to use it use it wisely. Fuel economy is more than altering driving techniques. When you fill-up affects your consumption and saves you money:
In Hot weather fill up in the coolest part of the day, early mornings or later in the evenings. Gasoline expands with heat. An increse of 30 degree can cause 10 gallons of gas to expand by as much as 4/5's of a quart. Expanding in the heat and contracting when the temperature drops.
Don't overfill your tank(s). Don't be tempted to put more in when the hose clicks off. Gas evaporates in the heat.
Make sure the gas cap fits tightly, going up and down hills you are taking the chance for gas to run out onto the pavement. Gas weakens the asphalt until it dissolves same with driveways and parking lots, not to mention the job it does to the paint on your auto.. One day we may not need to use petro in our vechiles but for now we can all do a little something extra and help out ourselfs and help slow down air pollution. Linda G..

Wednesday, July 14, 2010


I was up most of last night. Slept today. Do you believe in dreams? I dreamed about having the cash and purchasing my own home. an older house, single level, in need of a paint job. Some how when I got up I physically and mentally felt a little better. As if I had dreamed the answer to a problem. What do you dream about? I have had re-occuring nightmares for so many years I don't like to sleep much. Do you have re-occuring dreams? Dreams interest me, what about you? How do you feel when you wake up? Write and let me know. Linda G..

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

A letter to all of Louisville, Kentucky-7-13-2010

I am the mother of two girls. Their father skipped out on us years ago, year to date he owes over 100,000 dollars. He has never sent a Birthday card, a Christmas card, not even one phone call. He left right after the youngest was born, because she was and still is and always will be sick. My older one is in college trying to fullfill her dream of becoming a school teacher. He is there in your city. His name is Jackson Lee Sowers,Sr. Actually he lives in one of your nearby countys. I wrote to your Governor, he claimed that the statute of limitations is up? Makes no sense, raising children is a life long job, there should never be a time limitation. He has not always been in Louisville he has moved about ducking us. He was found on the internet. Can you beleive he was in our military? not to worry there was no war then or the ARMY would have had him long before Me AWOL. He is from Mullens, West Virginia. I understand he has one of his brothers (Same last name as he does) living there next to him. If you happen to run into him you can pat him on the back and say "Good Job" or ask him for me why he has never paid my girls the money the judge told him to pay so many years ago. He is not the kind you want your loved ones around, I know him and can tell you so many truthful things, just keep an eye open for the ones you really care about. If you have any advice please contact me- "I thank You!" LindaG..

Monday, July 12, 2010

On The go snack

Call it what ever you want it is still Good!

4 cups old fashioned oatmeal- taosted in 325 degree oven for 5 minutes
1/4 of any dried fruit you like
1/4 cup of honey or brown sugar
1/4 cup of Extra virgin Olive Oil
Put all ingredients in a large bowl to combine
Put in a re-sealable plastic bag
I enjoy this warm or cold. I hope you enjoy this as much as I do.
Let me know what you think- Linda G..

Call it anything you want -It is still Good!

On the go snack

4 cups old fashioned oatmeat- roasted in the oven.

325 degree for 5 minutes or just until lightly browned.

1/2 cup each

of any dried fruits you like.

1/4 cup of honey or brown sugar

1/4 cup of extra virgin Olive Oil

Once your old fashioned oatmeal has slightly cooled, add dried fruits, honey or brown sugar,Olive Oil. Place in an air tight plastic bag.

I like this slightly warm Linda G..

Olive Oil

Olive Oil has been cultivated for over 3,000 years in the Mediterranean countries, where much of the Olive crop is used to make Olive Oil. Use only olive oil that os labeled "extra virgin." Extra virgin olive oil has been cold-pressed from freshly harvested olives and does not contain chemicals. The name alone implies purity. Extra virgin olive oil supplies the best flavor , it is golden yellow in color. Green colored olive oil is of lesser quality.
Olive Oil will help your nails become stronger and more resistant to breaking and chipping. Heres how:
Before bed, soak nails in a combination of luke warm water , olive oil and lemon juice. Put on a pair of soft cloth gloves and let soak into nails over night. You will have stronger finger nails and soft cuticles.
Olive Oil helps to lower the LDL (Bad) cholesterol levels without affecting the HDL (Good) cholesterol ot triglyceride levels due to the 77 percent monounsaturated fatty acids. When ever possible use Olive Oil instead of butter or other vegetable oils.
At least 15 percent of your daily calories should come from monounsaturated fatty acids.
Taken internally, it stimulates your metabolism, promotes digestion and lubricates musous membranes. Applied extrenally is good for dry skin.
Olive Oil is made up of 77 percent monounsaturated fatty acids, 14 percent saturated fatty acids, and 9 percent polyunsaturated fatty acids, vitamin E and vegetable mucilage.

Take 1 tablespoon of Olive Oil on an empty stomach to stimulate digestion and relieve upset stomach, flatulence and heartburn.
In the morning, take 1 teaspoon of Olive Oil mixed with lemon juice on an empty stomach. Or make a 5 oz. enema. Use 20 oz. of boiling water that has been allowed to cool to room temperature or luke warm.
The vitamin E in Olive Oil is an antioxident. The oxygen that affects other oils does not affect olive oil, so it is less likely to produre free radicals, which damage cell membranes and contribute to diseases.
Olive Oil is good for some ear problems such as stopped-up-ears. Simply put a few drops of luke warm olive oil in the affected ear. Lie for 5 minutes on the oppisite side, then turn over, so that the oil can run back out. NEVER PUT ANY LIQUID IN EAR IF YOU EVEN THINK YOU MAY HAVE A PERFORATED EAR DRUM!.
For ear aches soak a cotton ball in olive oil add a few drops of lavendar oil. Place it in the outter part of your ear until the pain goes away.
Olive Oil is good in preventing hair loss, massage olive oil into your scalp everyday for a week wash it out in the mornings.
Applied daily to dry skin, dry spots, or stretch marks.

Check out this recipe for a On The Go Snack. Linda G..

Saturday, July 10, 2010

Frozen Strawberry Desert

We are just now getting over that last heat wave. I made two sets of curtains for my house. It was just too hot outside for me. I found this Frozen Strawberry Desert Recipe I wanted to share it takes a few minutes to prepare but it is well worth it and if you like ice cream or know anyone that does this one is a keeper!
Frozen Strawberry Desert
20 Graham Crackers, Crushed
1/4 Cup Sugar
1/4 cup melted butter
Mix to make graham cracker crust. Put 1/2 in the bottom of 9*13 inch pan- save the rest for topping.

Beat 2 egg whites till stiff.
Add 1 cup partially frozen strawberrys, 2 tablespoons lemon juice and 1 cup sugar continue to beat for 15 minutes fold in 1 cup cool whip.
Pour over graham cracker crust. Put the rest of graham cracker crust on the top and freeze it. Can be made a week in advance.
DONOT RE-Freeze!
Note: Crushed fresh berrys are good in this to. Thanks! Linda G..

Sunday, June 27, 2010

June 27th,2010 Sunday, 5:58A.M.

I Found A Great Recipe!
"Quick Cheese Biscuits" Easy and fast.
1 cup all-purpose flour
11/4 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup shredded sharp Cheddar cheese
2 tablespoons butter or margarine
2/3 cup milk
preheat oven to 450F. Combine flour, baking powder, and salt in a medium bowl. Dtir in Cheddar.
Cut in butter using a pastry blendar or 2 knives until course crumbs form.
Using a fork, stir milk into the flour mixture until a soft dough forms. Donot over mix or over work dough.
Drop dough in heaping tablespoons. 1 inch apart, onto an ungrease baking sheet. Bake until biscuits are firm to the touch,about 15 minutes.

Sense it is a beautiful Sunday morning I think I will try this after I come in from watering. Linda G..

Friday, June 25, 2010

June 25th,2010 Friday

The heat has been bearing down for the last three days. Thoday being the coolest at 95. I watered my gardens at 6:45a.m.. As I did I listened to all kinds of birds singing. Its not as easy as some think to grow a beautiful garden, weeds just seem to move in so fast, trying with all of their might to choke the life out of what is trying so hard to surivive. Just as when I was a child. My job was to follow MOM along the newly formed garden rows to pat, pat, pat a bit of soil over the seeds she gently placed into the straight,shallow line formed by the garden hoe. Pat,pat,pat. I followed along, gantly and carefully covering up the seeds to protect them from harm. I tokk my job seriously, and I enjoyed it immensely. As I am learning to do all over again , everyday in my own garden. Linda G..

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

June 23rd,2010 Wednesday

My corn is almost as high as the top of my head, and so beautiful. The bright green leaves, stalks shooting up to the heavens. No wonder I enjoy watering twice a day. My tomatoe plants are already bearing small fruit. Do you remember your first garden? I do. Even now. The memory so vivid in my mind that I can almost smell the early Spring flowers in bloom. I was just a child as I followed my father and mother into the freshly tilled garden.

Friday, June 18, 2010


People plant gardens for a variety of reasons. Some plant because they depend on the produce a garden provides. Other people garden because they enjoy the beauty of the flowers and shrubs in bloom. Exercise. Relaxation. Reasons for gardening might fill a wheelbarrow. But always, theres a reason why the garden is planted. And the reason often gives us insight into the gardener's character.

Sunday, June 13, 2010

The Truth

About one year ago (12-15-2009) by this time in the morning I would probably be one my 6th beer. With all day to go. But now I am working on a mailbox cover, and the squares for a quilt I am attempting to piece together. Earlier I was wondering, as a child did anyone ever ask me what I wanted to be when I grow up or did I think of it on my own? I truley don't remember. Do you remember that very thing about yourself? Please take a few minutes to say. Did life turn out like you thought it would? Do you feel as if you are where you are for a good positive reason? It would be a Blessing to me and others if you would take time to write and let everyone know exactly what you think about thoughtout your day. LindaG.