Saturday, January 28, 2017

River Walk

A few weeks back we took a drive to the next county where we used to live and noticed that there was now a raised walking dike in the Skamokawa (sounds like: skaw-moc-aw-way – the Name of the historic Indian Chief of this region) Game Refuge there. So this morning we decided to go back and take a walk along the mighty Columbia River. The walking area used to be Hornstra's Dairy Farm before the State stole the land from the farmers in the 1970's and designated it to become a Game Refuge. We didn’t see any animals at all today, probably because they know that the greedy river is eroding the shoreline away and creeping in:


This watery area used to be filled with a pretty white ranch-style farmhouse surrounded by a large dairy farm. Today it is filled with the overflow of the turbulent Columbia River that rushes by in the fore. And a tug boat plodded down the river as we leisurely walked upriver …

Tug on the Columbia River
Game Refuge Walk

I have a real phobia of water, so I was not happy to see that the river seepage was so close at hand:

The River seriously eroded the road away and is creeping in. The school bus used to drive right there.

The county road used to run by the river where water now runs. The Columbia River ate the road away a few years back, so the Game Refuge cannot be visited in one long continuous drive anymore …

The road is no longer connected. To get to the road where the car sits, we would have to backtrack back to our 4x and backtrack down the road to the main highway and then drive down the highway another 15 minutes to come in at the other end: a half hour trip to get to where we are now from the other end; I hope that wasn’t too confusing.

After I saw how the river was eating more and more land away, I was nervous the entire walk. The Columbia River is a dangerous river and it is a greedy river. Today was the only time I will ever walk that River Walk again. The treacherous river was just too close for my comfort:


On the way back to the pickup, I almost stepped on a fuzzy-wuzzy caterpillar …


It is kinda hard to determine what its stripes are trying to convey. Lore has it that if the rusty stripe is wide, winter will be mild; but if the black is more than the rust, winter will be more severe. To me, it appears to be pretty much “even-steven”, so I’m going to hazard a guess that winter will soon end and we can start getting sufficient sunshine and warmth to chase the gray doldrums away ;-)

MOD Desert Sunrise Dish Towel

I like using antique patterns, so while looking through my pattern book I saw this knit ‘Honeycomb Tweed’ pattern and thought it would work for my new dish towel design; and the colors are in keeping with my desert theme ;-)

I am liking the softness of the towels I design, and the texture patterns I am using. I am searching my various pattern books to find usable patterns that will be able to reflect desert colors without causing a jumbled mess of tangled yarn in the back of the towels … this pattern is keeper :-D

MOD Desert Sunrise Dish Towel

Cotton yarn: 3-oz. ‘Blue Jeans’ (MC) & 3-oz. ‘Over the Rainbow’ (CC)
#10-1/2 Knitting Needles
#J/10 crochet hook

With MC, cast on 73 sts; Purl 1 row.

Row 2: Continue with MC and repeat the following - *K 1, slip next st purlwise*; end with a K 1.
Row 3: Continue with MC and P 1 row; drop MC and attack CC.
Row 4: With CC, K 2 and repeat the following - *slip 1 st purlwise, K 1*; end with K 2.
Row 5: Continue with CC and P 1 row drop CC and attach MC.

Repeat rows 2 thru 5 for a total of 118 rows pattern.


Finish towel as follows: With Mc, K 1 row/Purl 1 row/slip stitch across each stitch and end off … OR continue with MC and single crochet around entire towel, working 2 sc in each towel corner. The crochet edge will help the towel lay flatter with less edge curl.

Friday, January 27, 2017

March for Life 2017

The 1st March for Life was started one year after the Supreme Court’s ‘Roe vs Wade’ decision in 1973. Every year since then, subsequent marches have been held on or near the January 22nd anniversary in hopes of overturning that decision.


Today, the marchers chanted “Hey, hey, ho , ho … roe versus wade had got to go!”

And for the 1st time in 44 years, America has a President and Vice President that agree with that sentiment :-D


And in a historic move never done before by a VP, Pence attended the March and spoke – making clear that he and President Trump support LIFE ...


It is quite possible that R vs W may well be overturned and canceled during this Presidency. Where barak hussain obama ramped up the murderous abortion activity during his failed presidential coups, President Trump seems intent on halting abortions in America.

And we, The People, HOPE SO!


MOVIE: The Jackpot (1950) - Comedy Movies

Thursday, January 26, 2017

MOD Arabic Cross Dish Towel

My store-bought dish towels are getting thread bare, and the fabric of the towels really never soaked up wetness of damp hands, so I decided to design my own cotton yarn towels. I am making my own designed towels with cotton yarn odds and ends since they are not for sale, but for personal use; this is a rather large towel that won't shrink much even when washed and dried in the dryer.

MOD Arabic Cross Kitchen Towel

The contrasting colors (CC) edging this towel are all the colors that make up the blended strands of the cotton yarn, ‘Candy Sprinkles’ used for the main body of my towel. This towel was designed with an old antique pattern on the towel ends. The pattern is called ‘Arabic Cross’.

Arabic Cross design …

To the best I can recall this is the pattern for my own designed towel:

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Cotton yarns in colors of your choice (I used scraps of Mod Blue (CC), Bright Pink, Bright yellow, White, & Candy Sprinkles)
Size #J/10 crochet hook
Size #10-1/2 Knitting Needles

This towel was started with a single chain crochet foundation for firmer edge.

With yellow and crochet hook make a loose chain of 73. With knitting needle, pick up a stich in the back of each crochet chain: 73 sts.

Row 1: Purl
Row 2: Knit
Row 3: P5; repeat following across row - *K 3 through back loop, P 9*: end row with P 5 instead of 9
Row 4: K 5; repeat following across row - *P 3, K 9*: end row with K 5 instead of 9
Row 5: Repeat R 3
Row 6: Repeat R 4
Row 7: P2; repeat following across row - *K 9 through back loop, P 3*: end row with P 2 instead of 3
Row 8: K 2; repeat following across row - *P 9, K 3*: end row with K 2 instead of 3
Row 9: Repeat R 7
Row 10: Repeat R 8
Row 11: Repeat R 3
Row 12: Repeat R 4
Row 13: Repeat R 3
Row 14: Repeat R 4
Row 15; Purl
Row 16: Knit

Repeat Rows 1 & 2. Drop yellow and attack CC.

Knit 2 rows CC; drop CC and attach White.

Knit 2 rows White.

Continue with White & knit 1 row through back loops of each stitch across row. 73 sts.

Purl each stitch across row. 73 sts.

Repeat last 2 rows of White pattern for a total of 6 White rows.

Knit 2 rows White; drop White & attach CC.

Knit 2 rows CC; drop CC and attach Candy Sprinkles.

Knit 54 rows stockinette stitch; drop Candy Sprinkles & attach CC.

Knit 2 rows CC; drop CC and attach White.

Knit 2 rows White.

Continue with White & knit 1 row through back loops of each stitch across row. 73 sts.

Purl each stitch across row. 73 sts.

Repeat last 2 rows of White pattern for a total of 6 White rows.

Knit 2 rows White; drop White & attach CC.

Knit 2 rows CC; drop CC and attach Bright Pink.

Knit 2 rows Bright Pink.

Continue with Bright Pink- 
Row 1: Purl
Row 2: Knit
Row 3: P5; repeat following across row - *K 3 through back loop, P 9*: end row with P 5 instead of 9
Row 4: K 5; repeat following across row - *P 3, K 9*: end row with K 5 instead of 9
Row 5: Repeat R 3
Row 6: Repeat R 4
Row 7: P2; repeat following across row - *K 9 through back loop, P 3*: end row with P 2 instead of 3
Row 8: K 2; repeat following across row - *P 9, K 3*: end row with K 2 instead of 3
Row 9: Repeat R 7
Row 10: Repeat R 8
Row 11: Repeat R 3
Row 12: Repeat R 4
Row 13: Repeat R 3
Row 14: Repeat R 4
Row 15; Purl
Row 16: Knit

Knit 1 row.

End off towel by slip stitching across each stitch. Weave in all loose ends along towel sides.

Monday, January 23, 2017

RICH CHICKEN SOUP w-SPINACH PASTA

This soup can be made in the original way … which is the way I am posting it; but it can also be made in the crockpot, and ingredients halved for smaller families or a 2 person couple.

Remember that a recipe is only a guideline – you can mess with that guideline any way you choose to meet you … or your family’s … specifications. For example, today I am using homemade turkey broth and chopped turkey meat left-over from Thanksgiving as well as chopped frozen veggies and parsley that I harvested from my veggie beds just before Thanksgiving: tomatoes are canned. I am cooking the soup in my **crockpot ** (Instructions at end of post) and I do not discard the veggies: we like chewy bits in our soups ;-) I am also using store-bought spinach noodles broken into bite-size pieces so we don’t have to mess with the long pasta ribbon noodles in our bowls. I add the noodles ½ way through the cooking time so they do not get too mushy.

8 servings

16 cups water
3 pounds chicken wings
1 pound chicken thighs
1 bunch celery, chopped
5 carrots, peeled, each cut into 4 pieces
3 yellow onions, each cut into 8 pieces
2 whole tomatoes, each cut in half
½ bunch fresh Italian parsley
3 whole garlic cloves
8 whole black peppercorns

8 ounces Spinach Pasta
½ cup freshly grated Parmesan

Bring First 10 ingredients to boil in large soup pot. Reduce heat; simmer 2 hours. Strain broth into saucepan. Degrease. (Can be prepared 1 day ahead. Cover, chill & degrease).

Bring broth to a simmer. Add noodles and cook until tender, stirring occasionally. Ladle broth and noodles into bowls. Sprinkle with cheese and serve.

**COCKPOT INSTRUCTIONS** Serves 2: 4 cups of frozen Chicken or Turkey Broth – 1 cup frozen veggies (mentioned above) – 1 cup frozen chopped chicken or turkey meat - 16-oz. canned tomatoes – ¼ cup frozen Parsley – spices in a metal spice ball (mentioned above). 4 oz. Spinach Pasta (mentioned above). Parmesan cheese (mentioned above).

Put everything in the crockpot EXCEPT noodles and cheese and cook on high for 6 hours. Add pasta about half way through cooking time.

Soup cooking in crockpot.
Spinach Pasta noodles, broken and waiting to be added to soup.

Sprinkle ladled soup with cheese and enjoy :-D

Sunday, January 22, 2017

Deplorable Trump Hating Old Hag Is Kicked Off Airplane

This old woman is deplorable. I would like to feel sorry for her browbeaten husband … but I don’t. He’s limp-wristed timid (until he spoke I honestly though he was a she in men’s clothing) and the old cantankerous and hateful battle-axe is probably suffering from liberal dementia.

President Trumps Double Whammies obama :-D :-D

And YET ANOTHER quick and decisive move to fulfill a campaign pledge:
The White House just released six issue statements on its website, including one titled “Standing Up For Our Law Enforcement Community.”
In it, the Trump White House pledged to be a “law and order administration” while stopping what it characterized as a “dangerous anti-police atmosphere in America.”

Trump has promised to restore “law and order,” portrayed the country’s inner cities as ridden with crime, and criticized what he described as a “war on police.”
The statement also takes aim at protest movements such as black lives matter and other such domestic terrorist organizations that have murderously demonstrated against what they view as discriminatory police actions and other social and economic inequities.
Isn’t it wonderful to have a real man in the Oval Office with mature cajones who isn’t afraid to rock the boat in order to make American a better place to raise our children in?

President Trump Gives barak hussain obama a HUGE Black Eye

Asian press reports are that President Donald Trump has moved quickly to put his policy of “America First” into action by withdrawing from the Trans-Pacific Partnership (((THANK YOU JESUS!)))

By pulling out of the trade deal, which was barak hussain obama’s trade program (I wonder if he’s feeling that bruising black eye yet?),President Trump marked a quick and significant shift away from globalism.
Can someone give this decisive move a resounding AMEN???

Mindless Minions

So, did any of you women here feel proud that a bunch of old women,  clueless girls, and confused men marched in DC on your behalf?

Hopelessly confused gang of protesters of the meaningless women's dc march 2017

Groups of aimless and confused men and women with too much time on their dirty and bloody hands marched in DC in protest after President Trump’s Inauguration. They waved and shook all kinds of signs filled with leftist platitudes and political propaganda and empty-headed fear-mongering … but in all reality I’m not entirely sure what it is they’re protesting as they also brought their menfolk with them to protest against male oppression. It all seemed like a pretty confused motley lot that appeared dazed and angrily bitter over pointless points they hoped to make.

This is what a feminist looks like? Seriously?? Sorry but a male simply cannot be a feminist … the entire feminist movement started out as separation from the male gender. These folks are obviously very confused as to what they are protesting and why there is even a feminist movement.
This fella seems to have gotten his causes mixed up – he’s in the wrong protest with the wrong message

(((NEWS FLASH hoohoowood dimwits!))) We are in America, and IN America women can:

Walk around with their hair showing – or sport a bald head if that is their fetish

Drive a car … or a track, a motorcycle, a tank, a boat, a plane or a jet

Get an education – and go further than kindergarten; they can actually make it all the way to University of choice

Get a mortgage and buy a home – all by themselves without a male co-signee

They can be doctors as well as nurses some even advance as far as surgeon

Lawyers – Courtroom as well as Corporate

Scientists

Politicians – past local Civic politics … they can run for President of the USA

Singers – well past vaudeville comedy acts; though some like those marching seem to have stopped at that particular point

Engineers

Architects and athletes

They can be ministers or atheists

They can have a child without a man but appear to feel the need kill their offspring with a male’s input

Except an unborn human’s rights; most babies aborted are female, which makes the sign these 2 are holding a sad and pathetic twisted joke.
LIES. Like I said, a very confused bunch of losers gathering ...

They can marry another woman ... though that woman views herself as a male; so not sure what progress that would actually be

Speak their minds, though as evidenced by the motley mindless mob that rallied in DC, they appear to have no minds

Protest … and there doesn’t even have to BE a real or valid reason: narcissistic boredom seems to fit their criteria

Leave the house without a male chaperone and aren’t treated like property … though these particular women brought their male counterparts with them just to show that they ‘don’t belong to anyone’ and ‘can stand alone’

Mostly men at this women's march ... perhaps they have been neutered and are now ball-less eunuchs that are ordered to 'go there and do this'?
Who is ‘the puppet’? I’d say it’s the fella holding the puppet sign … too dense to know he’s a male being played. Perhaps he is a sad prophet heralding his own demise ... 

I still don’t know what exactly it was that they all felt the need to march against, or why they felt the need to march at all. I’m pretty sure that President Trump being vilified doesn’t change how women are viewed in America. In fact, being a woman myself, I’m positive it didn’t. So in reality, they just decided to gather and throw a giant hissy fit because their equally clueless and scandalous candidate lost. In which case, they’re being sore losers, and being sore losers is never a good thing because it shows a lack of grace and dignity.

Plus, nobody likes sore losers ...

P.S: I did hear madonna – the global overpaid mannequin that models tacky underwear designed by homosexual fashion hacks while she screams into the mic – threaten to bomb the White House: that remark deserves to be followed up by the FBI and she should be locked away as a clear and present danger to the President. These people are way out of control and a danger to society with their insane hatred.

Somehow this sign seems to mock their entire ideology as they ARE intent on being murderously malicious … towards babies and towards our President.

And they tried to infiltrate America with foreign protesters to boot! Thankfully they were halted at the Canadian border and turned away. You know it’s a failed cause when they have to IMPORT protesters for their cause because it’s a lame duck fiasco as far as Americans are concerned. For pete’s sake.

Canadian riffraff turned away at our USA Border - also packed with men and intent on bringing babies into the mad melee. GOOD JOB BORDER PATROL!
The protesters have proven to be domestic terrorists - we have enough of our own, we do NOT need or want Canada's troublemakers.

Not only that, the protesting pigs left DC looking like a pig pen:


Not cool. And they wonder why no one takes them seriously or hears what they have to say. It’s a dying cause egged on by dying psychopathic socialites, psychotic celebrities, and everyday brainwashed morons.



Friday, January 20, 2017

It Is Official :-D

Happy Days are here again!

Despite the bitterness coming from the obamas and their minions, the morning's events went well and President Trump was not assassinated after all. 

But there were obvious bitter feelings aimed in their directions:

First Lady, Melania Trump’s goodwill gift shunned by a bitter michael robinson-obama; michael acted like the gift was loaded with TNT or an asp - michael could not get rid of that package fast enough.
Angry michael; ex-1st {‘lady’; questionable}.
Pained hellery: bitter hopeful that lost last 2 presidential campaigns.
Angry obama witches; micahel and hellery: 2 political witches that are hateful and racist – GLAD they are gone!
Sour faced clintons and ideologically constipated bushes: I’d like to feel sorry for them, but I just can’t.
Angry obamas scowling and clenching jaws as President Trump moves among them: the obamas just will NOT let go of the reins. It’s pathetic.
jimmy carter having a pity-party-breakdown and hoping for death. Seriously folks; one of the ex-president’s - jimmy carter was wishing he would die ‘right here, right now’ as President Trump was Inaugurated this morning. Somehow I found myself agreeing with him … I wish that traitor’s lament would come true. Soon.
Another ex-president, dubbya, acting retarded. As usual. He can’t help it; he really is hopelessly backwards.
President Trump & VP Pence: HOPE for America and Israel


(((THANK YOU LORD FOR A REAL PRESIDENT IN DONALD J. TRUMP!)))

Bless him today with wisdom, health, and the knowledge needed to “get the job done” in America FOR Americans. Uphold him with Your Right Hand, bow his knee to seek You, and guide him with Your Holy Spirit. Grant him unwavering loyalty Father that he can accomplish everything that You put him in DC to do. With Your help and a real President that truly loves and cares for America and Your People, we can “make American great again”.

We, The People of America, united under 1 God and 1 Nation, stand with and support Israel – the Apple of Your Eye – bless us again O Lord with peace and prosperity promised in Your Word according to those that love and honor You and the People You have chosen as Your Own. President Donald John Trump and Vice President Michael Richard Pence will need Your interventions Father as they undertake the untangling of the messes left them by previous Presidents. I ask Lord that You would go throughout America and uncloud the minds of the people that have been clouded by the wickedness that has held our Nation in its grip for the past 6 decades and restore sanity. I ask Lord that You would cause The People to repent of the evil they allowed the 44th president to unleash on us because they were afraid of racial backlash. Strengthen hearts Father and forgive the fears that overtook the Nation under a tyrants reign. I ask Father that You would look favorably again on America and raise her people again to glorious heights as we boldly stand and give You praise and glory for Your victory of the 2017 Election that will catapult America to greatness again: America is the hope of the world Lord and it has been shameful that the 44th president would actively seek to destroy America’s foundations of prosperity, morals, unity, and Spiritual footings; without these great milestones we are nothing; for these things are what makes America the greatest Nation on the face of the earth. Where the 44th president sought to make America another 3rd world county equal to the lowest of the 3rd world countries, the 45th President understands that only when America is great again can those 3rd world countries have any hope at all of raising above their poverty and spiritual deprivation. THANK YOU LORD that You have given America – and the world at large – hope again. Thank You Lord that Christians and Jews again can praise Your Holy Name without fear of reprimand or chastisement from the previous muslim pagan. YOU are the reason Donald John Trump and Michael Richard Pence have placed You once again where You deserve to be: at the helm of this great Nation.

Where we, as a Nation, have been abandoned in a dry and weary land, You have given us rain on this momentous day as a promise that out thirst will be sated and the land will flourish again. We praise You Father for Your blessings and Your assurances that You have not forgotten Your people; You hear us Father and You care for us. Cleanse our land Lord of the evil that has permeated it and blow a gust of clean purity through it again so we can breathe deeply of fresh air. Thank You Father for all You are doing for us and raise us up out of the sinking mire to hold our heads high and give You the praise and glory You deserve.

We are great because of You … let us once again be great FOR you and Your holiness. Forgive father. Cleanse with a purifying fire that we need never be ashamed again. IN Yeshua Ha’Mashiach’s wondrous Name I ask. Amen.  ~Val