Sunday, June 28, 2009


Old-Stone-House, originally uploaded by fear ciun.

I want to live here. Perfect.

President Obama Speaks About Faith and Prayer

Read the President's address here.

Sunday, June 14, 2009

Rural Garden

Rural garden, originally uploaded by Linda6769.

"Flowers seem intended for the solace of ordinary humanity."

--John Ruskin (Precious Thoughts: Moral and Religious).

A thank you to Linda6769 for sharing this photo on flickr.

Friday, June 12, 2009

More Lemon Magic

L is for Lemon Lime, originally uploaded by terriseesthings.

I happily volunteered to wash some white baptismal clothes, but was dismayed when they were delivered to me for laundering with brown stains in several places. I pretreated with a commercial stain remover spray and laundered the clothes, then, when that was not completely successful, repeated the process. The stains were only about half gone by this point.

Assuming that the stains were from rust from the zippers in the items, I searched online and found this tip guide. Following the advice there, I then doused the stains in pure lemon juice and let that soak for 15 minutes and washed the clothes again. The stains disappeared.

I love the Internet. And I love those lemons.

A thank you to terriseesthings for sharing this beautiful photo on flickr.

Sunday, June 7, 2009

This Made Me Smile

I wish smiles for you today, too.

Sorry that the video is off-center. I don't know how to fix it.