Survival Seeds

Monday, August 30, 2010

The future lies before you, like paths of pure white snow. Be careful how you tread it, for every step will show. ~Author Unknown
"Twenty years from now, you will be more disappointed by the things you didn't do than those you did. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from safe harbor. Catch the wind in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover." ~ Mark Twain

Sunday, August 29, 2010

It is better to sleep on things beforehand than lie awake about them afterwards. ~Baltasar Gracian

Saturday, August 28, 2010

We cannot direct the wind, but we can adjust the sails - Dolly Parton

Friday, August 27, 2010

A man who carries a cat by the tail learns something he can learn in no other way.Mark Twain

Thursday, August 26, 2010

Just Thursday

Outside my window.. perfect...mid 80's and I am enjoying it!
The time is.. 2:16 pm
Today I feel.. frustrated, worried and a little scared

I am thinking.. I'm ready for the situation to be over.
At the moment, I am thankful.. that I have a wonderful husband.

I am going.. to rest tomorrow night.

I am wearing.. khaki pants, ivory cami and a purple shirt with brown shoes.
I wish.. I could go home, take a nap and just forget.
I am reading.. school books.
I am working on.. finishing a Rt 44 Sonic sweet tea

I am hoping.. to get over this blahness and worried feeling

I am hearing.. the air blowing.

I bet you didn't know.. I am back working with college kids again.

One of my favorite.. drinks right now is a Rt 44 Sonic sweet tea
My weekend plans include.. [thursday] college stuff [friday] homework [saturday] school and pickin peaches!!! [sunday] more homework!!!

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The definition of success--To laugh much; to win respect of intelligent persons and the affections of children; to earn the approbation of honest critics and endure the betrayal of false friends; to appreciate beauty; to find the best in others; to give one's self; to leave the world a little better, whether by a healthy child, a garden patch, or a redeemed social condition.; to have played and laughed with enthusiasm, and sung with exultation; to know even one life has breathed easier because you have lived--this is to have succeeded." -- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

“You buy furniture. You tell yourself, this is the last sofa I will ever need in my life. Buy the sofa, then for a couple years you're satisfied that no matter what goes wrong, at least you've got your sofa issue handled. Then the right set of dishes. Then the perfect bed. The drapes. The rug. Then you're trapped in your lovely nest, and the things you used to own, now they own you.”~Chuck Palahniuk

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

May I never get too busy with my own affairs that I fail to respond to the needs of others with kindness and compassion.-Thomas Jefferson

Monday, August 23, 2010

Things sweet the taste prove in digestion sour. ~William Shakespeare, King Richard the Second, 1595

Sunday, August 22, 2010

To do nothing is sometimes a good remedy. ~Hippocrates

Saturday, August 21, 2010

All philosophy in two words, - sustain and abstain. ~Epictetus

Friday, August 20, 2010

Whatever you are be a good one. ~Abraham Lincoln

Thursday, August 19, 2010

Just Thursday

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Outside my window.. mid 80's right now and rising... Boo :(
The time is.. 9:03 am
Today I feel.. excited. I placed at the fair with my pickles and most everything else I took.
I am thinking.. I am just tired...
At the moment, I am thankful.. that I have the "want-to" to learn how to can. It seems to be a dying art.
I am going.. to start start my actual classes on Saturday! One more year!!
I am wearing.. Khaki's, white cami and a black, white and lavender striped top.
I wish.. I was more rested today. I slept last night but I dreamed and it was dreams that made me restless while sleeping
I am reading.. Jam and Preserves and Life of Pi
I am working on.. school stuff.
I am hoping.. that I can still get the cute 4 oz jars I am wanting.
I am hearing.. radio
I bet you didn't know.. I put 4 pickle recipes in the fair and all four placed! One of the four got top pickle as well!!!!
One of my favorite.. things I can right now is jellies and jams. Christmas gifts!!!
My weekend plans include.. [thursday] getting school stuff ready and making pickles [friday] maybe eating dinner with friends[saturday] school[sunday] pick up my fair stuff, relax and maybe do a little homework.
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A teacher affects eternity; he can never tell where his influence stops. ~Henry Brooks Adams

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

I entered some canned items in our local fair and took first with my spicy bread and butter pickles. I not only got first but got the first place Ball Fresh Preserving Award!!!
A teacher who is attempting to teach without inspiring the pupil with a desire to learn is hammering on cold iron. ~Horace Mann

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

A teacher is one who makes himself progressively unnecessary. ~Thomas Carruthers

Monday, August 16, 2010

Teaching is the profession that teaches all the other professions. ~Author Unknown

Sunday, August 15, 2010

The mediocre teacher tells. The good teacher explains. The superior teacher demonstrates. The great teacher inspires. ~William Arthur Ward

Saturday, August 14, 2010

Certo and Grape Jelly

One of the pops that I love to hear right now is the popping of a can that is sealing. I have been trying to set food back and also find easier ways to have things that we like to eat that will be ready when we want it. One of the things is chili. I finished 40 pints so far today. Plus 9 pints of dill relish and 4 1/2 pints of grape jelly. I can't wait to try the grape jelly but it is super easy so I am going to share the recipe with you today. It is an old recipe, it called for 1/2 a bottle Certo. They don't even make it in bottles anymore. Just an FYI for you, if you find one that calls for 1/2 bottle of Certo use 1 package of the Certo that is made today, they are equal.

6 cups of sugar
3 cups water
2 pkgs. of Certo liquid pectin
1 can frozen grape juice (keep it frozen and make sure it is 100%juice!!!)

combine the sugar and water in a pan. Bring to a boil and remove from heat. Stir in Certo and frozen grape juice. Mix well and then skim off the foam or bubbly top. Ladle into jars and process in water bath for 10 minutes.

I hope that you enjoy it! It is simple way to make jelly and would make a great Christmas gift. In 8 ounce jelly jars it looks so pretty!

Anything else that you would like to know how to can????
Good teaching is one-fourth preparation and three-fourths theater. ~Gail Godwin

Friday, August 13, 2010

In teaching you cannot see the fruit of a day's work. It is invisible and remains so, maybe for twenty years. ~Jacques Barzun

Thursday, August 12, 2010

Just Thursday

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Outside my window.. sunny and hot. It is 92* with a heat index of 99*
The time is.. 10:23 am
Today I feel.. tired, irritated and hot

I am thinking.. that I am tired of worrying. I am also glad that my intersession class is over.
At the moment, I am thankful.. for a wonderful husband who will let me vent and doesn't say too much. We had such a good date night last night!

I am going.. try and figure out my phone.

I am wearing.. dark khakis and a blue, green, pink & white striped polo.

I wish.. that it wasn't so hot here.

I am reading.. Still "Life of Pi" and all the stuff for my homework for my class.

I am working on.. a review and learning this darn phone!
I am hoping.. that it will all be okay.
I am hearing.. the radio.
Around the house.. jars, jars and more jars

I bet you didn't know.. that a friend of mine dropped of jars for me to can with. So I have almost 300 jars in various states of being cleaned.

One of my favorite.. games on my phone is solitaire and words with friends

My weekend plans include.. start chili cooking tonight/tomorrow and then start canning it. We will love it this winter!
The dream begins with a teacher who believes in you, who tugs and pushes and leads you to the next plateau, sometimes poking you with a sharp stick called "truth." ~Dan Rather

Thursday, August 5, 2010

To be put in time out

This week's assignments are:
1.) If you could do it over again...(Inspired by Barb from Half-Past Kissin' Time)
2.) If you were put in "time out", where would you want to be placed and why?
3.) Steppin outside the box (describe a time when you went way out of your comfort zone)(inspired by Sherri from Matter Of Fact)
4.) A long drive...(inspired by Lindy from Lindy And Ree)
5.) Describe the first date you went on in a boy's car.(inspired by Lori from The Peterson Family)
I chose to write about having a time out!

Time out. It has such a negative connotation, but to me it might just be a good thing! I would want my hubby to be put in time out also. It would be in a nice cabin with a creek nearby and good hunting ground. We could go and hunt and fish all day and come back and relax. We would love to have satellite and a hot tub. Cell phone service wouldn't be a biggie but Internet would be a have to! We could relax and just enjoy ourselves. I would read all the books that I hadn't gotten to read lately and spend some time with the husband and just have some us time. The dogs would have to come as well and we would have a good time with all of us. This would be like a second (or third in our case!) honeymoon or a perfect relaxing week. I keep thinking that this will actually happen soon!

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Just Thursday

Outside my window.. RAIN!!!!! Thank goodness. I have been getting tired of temps over 100* and the heat index 15* higher.
The time is.. 9:18 am
Today I feel.. thankful
I am thinking.. that I wish Roxy wouldn't have rolled in the nasty skunk spray.
At the moment, I am thankful.. that Roxy didn't actually find the skunk. I also bought my ONE book for class this semester last night.
I am going.. so make some more pickles tonight since it is cooler
I am wearing..Purple top, khaki pants
I wish.. that Mister and I could have had the day off together today. Paid. So that we could do nothing.
I am reading.. Canning books and Life of Pi. It seems like everyone keeps pulling me away from it!!!
I am working on.. getting my contacts copied from my blackberry to my SIM card so I can get my new phone this weekend!
I am hoping.. to start running when I get my phone.
I am hearing.. thunder and I am loving it.
Around the house.. let's not talk about it.
I bet you didn't know.. I have 8 tattoos.
One of my favorite.. food right now is fried pickles
My weekend plans include.. working, canning and homework.
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Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Tiffanie @ Pineapples and Pickles Update

I just got done reading Tiffanie and Pineapples and Pickles latest update. You have GOT to head over there and check it out... NOW!!!

wordless wednesday

No one can make you feel inferior without your consent." -- Eleanor Roosevelt

Tuesday, August 3, 2010

I got an.... AWARD!!!

I have been lagging behind and need to do this!!! Stef over at O0ps...There Goes My Mind was so gracious to give me this award so go check her out!
Now onto the seven random things about me.
1. I have been married twice to the same man.
2. I got to school full-time, work full-time and a part-time job also.
3. I have now been in school for three-quarters of my life. This includes college, high school and elementary school!
4. I have a garden that I was lazy and didn't weed like I should have. I am getting tons of cucumbers from it still though.
5. I love love love Sonic's cherry limeades.
6. I shot my first deer this last fall and hope to shoot my first with my bow this fall.
7. I am the girl who you either love or can't stand. I am not the normal girly-girl.
Now to the blog whom I have found and love.
The Constitution only guarantees the American people the right to pursue happiness. You have to catch it yourself. ~Benjamin Franklin

Monday, August 2, 2010

I used to believe that anything was better than nothing. Now I know that sometimes nothing is better. ~Glenda Jackson

Sunday, August 1, 2010

Too many people overvalue what they are not and undervalue what they are. ~Malcolm S. Forbes