Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Tasty Tuesday: Flour Tortillas

  • 3 cup flour 
  • 2 tsp. baking powder
  • 1 tsp. salt 
  • 4-6 tbsp oil of some sort ( I used half butter half veggie oil)
  • 1 1/4 cup of warm water 
Start griddle heating, Mix all ingredients together. Get a section of dough roll flat. spray cooking oil or put butter on griddle and put tortilla on to cook. Wait a few minuets till it is easy to pick it up then flip. Repeat flattening and cooking till all of the tortillas are cooked.

Makes 10 

I normally on was able to fix 5 but I made some monster tortillas too. 

Monday, January 30, 2012

Memory Monday: My first Bible

I always considered myself somewhat of a David when I was little. I had between 3-30 Goats to watch from the time I about 3 1/2, till this past summer. Well for My fourth Birthday I got my very first Bible.

This is the one. 

Well soon after getting it I promised the goats I would read it to them ( The ideas of a four-year-old LOL) (Now remember I did not learn to read till I was almost 10) Well I did manage to get it down there one summer morning. I sat down on one of our old tires that were scattered about the goat pen and "Read" them the story of  Joseph I got no farther than explained why Joseph's brothers hated him so much when I heard from behind me 
"NOW WHAT do you think you are doing with BRAND NEW Bible at the Barn, Miss Merannan?" ( Merannan is what my mother calls me most of the time) I JUMPED I spun around and there standing behind me was my Mother with her hands on her hips. 

Now I promise you I never tried that stunt again after that. Although it was many years later before I stopped trying to lead those goats to Christ. 

Now thinking back since my mother called me Miss Merannan she probably wasn't that upset with me just amused but it did have the desired affect. 
Now this is not the time I took the Bible to the  barn.
But it is where I would sit to tell the stories. 

Sunday, January 29, 2012

Report card January 29, 2012

Monday: 10

FAR –   04C41.C  Use encyclopedias or similar resources to study the countries of Scand inavia, once the homeland of the Vikings.
FAR –   04C42.C Read  SOC about Marco polo
Science –  p. 6 - 10
Reading – 10
Spelling  -  5 D
History -  Read biography about Leonardo Da Vinci
English – 104
Spelling  -  Test 5
US - Book Internet article about New York
English – Test 8 100%


I went to "work" for 6hr
Memory  -   Psalm 82 : 2 - 4
Memory  -   Proverbs 31 : 20
Memory  -   1 Peter 4: 9
Memory  -   Galatians 6 : 10
Memory  -   Romans 12 : 13
FAR –   04B23 Memorize one of the passages studied in the mini-unit

Wednesday: 14

PC -  XX.  Write an essay (hint: read some of Flylady about Chaos) and Blog it
FAR –   04C10.A  Go through cookbooks and find dishes that are common to  each of the countries from which the spices you have are ex-ported.
Math -
Math -
PC -  I.  Create an “Ecouragement” writing box
History -  Streams of Civilization : p. 345 – Project  4
Science –  p. 11 - 15
Science –  p. 16 - 20
Art  -  5
History -  Read biography about Rembrandt
English – 105
Spelling  -  6 A, B
Science –  p. 21 - 25
US - Book


Math - Fractions
Math - Positive and negative numbers
History -  Read biography about King Henry VIII
Reading – 11
Spelling  -  6 C
Science –  p. 26 - 30
History -  Read biography about  Raphael
English – 106
History -  Read biography about  Michelangelo
Reading – 12
Spelling  -  6 D
English – 107
US - Book


I did 2 Math lessons
2 Polished Cornerstones
I read for 3.5 hr on a book for school.
Buddyrow reading.

Saturday, January 28, 2012

Song Saturday: Dyslexia

Actually, this is not a song, but a poem I came up with on the fly.


(V. Kathie Ardnek)

Dyslexia is like a mountain,
So very tall and high,
 Changing the whole way up,
 But the view makes me want to sigh!

Dyslexia is like a battle.
 That is fought with the mind,
Raging back and forth,
But the struggles can be left behind.

Dyslexia is like a river,
Rushing two and fro.
Round the trees and over rocks,
But it shall never go slow.

Dyslexia is like a painting,
That is drawn trough words,
It makes the words dance round the room,
Like the flight of  many birds.

Dyslexia is a Forest.
There seems no way out,
It frustrates you to no end,
So you only want to pout.

Dyslexia is a calm sea,
To where I do retreat,
When ever I am afraid.
For The adventures there are sweet.

Dyslexia is a challenge,
But a gift it also be,
Making things oh so real,
Helping the blind to see.

So I do implore you,
My dear friend.
To all the dyslexics in your life,
Will you try to understand?

Friday, January 27, 2012

photo Friday: Goodbye Goats

After 10 years of being a Goat herd this spring we sold our goats.
I am planing to someday have goats again but that will be years from now. 

The Black one is Jewel
The  solid white one is Star
And the one with black ears is Lightning  


She died this summer at the age of 17

Thursday, January 26, 2012

Thankful Thursday: Warm sunshine

In my book there is nothing better than warm sunshine on a cold day. It is something simple that I find the greatest joy in.

It is also a picture of God. When we are cold and frightened God sends his love to us like the sun sends it's rays.

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Tasty Tuesday: Fudge Pie

Fudge Pie
  • 1/2 c. melted margarine or butter
  • 1 c. sugar
  • 2 eggs, beaten
  • 1/2 c. plain flour
  • 1 square unsweetened baking chocolate, melted
  • 1 tsp. vanilla
Beat sugar and melted butter together. Add eggs and mix. Add flour; blend. Add melted chocolate and vanilla; blend. Pour into a greased glass pie dish, or 8×8 square baking dish. Bake at 325* for approx 35 minutes, or until toothpick comes out clean.
And don’t forget a glass of milk, or scoop of vanilla ice cream!

Monday, January 23, 2012

Memory Monday : 3 little monkeys

Three years ago I was spending the night with my two best friends and we were board. We had played many games that day and now we were board! Now my little sister had for her birthday gotten a "5 little monkeys" book and on the last page it said "But nobody said anything about the couch so that got us thinking. The friend at whose house I was ran and got her Grandmother to ask if we could take the pillows off the couch walk across the back and jump on to them... We were granted, so the three of us got onto the back of the couch and started chanting. The grandmother played the mother and the father played the Doctor.

Three little monkeys 
Jumping on the couch 
One fell off,
 And then said ouch 
Mama called the doctor,
And the Doctor grouched,

We would walk across jump onto the pile of pillow and very carefully bang our heads against the floor. 
What I did when I was 11. ;D

Saturday, January 21, 2012

Attendance record January 21, 2012

I would like to thank all of you who have visited my blog so far.
Here are the numbers.

All Time 

Past Month 
This Past Week 

Last 24 hours 

All I can say is "WOW" Russia 7 in the last 24 hr. That just boggles my mind.

As I said in the beginning "THANK YOU for visiting my blog."

V. Kathie Ardnek

Song Saturday: Ordinary Miracles

Ordinary Miracles

By V. Kathie Ardnek

1st verse

A birdie sings up in a tree!
It’s another ordinary miracle.
A chick struggles then bursts free!
It’s anther ordinary miracle.
The rain falls down from up above,
It’s another ordinary miracle.
The rainbow soft as a dove!
It’s another ordinary miracle.
We have a place and a little seat.
It’s another ordinary miracle.
We have food for us to eat!
It’s another ordinary miracle.
The stars twinkle up in the sky!
It’s another ordinary miracle.
The comet quick to rush by!
It’s another ordinary miracle.
Baby’s lungs fill for its first cries.
It’s another ordinary miracle.
Loving looks from parent’s eyes.
It’s another ordinary miracle.

If we are not thankful,
For these little things,
Why should we expect God to give us more!
He promised every need would be met;
So why should we worry,
And why should we fret?
The birth of a Baby!
The death of a King!
Red rivers of blood,
Opened heaven’s door! 

Friday, January 20, 2012

Topical Study: Hospitality




noun, plural -ties.
the friendly reception and treatment of guests or strangers.
the quality or disposition of receiving and treating guestsand strangers in a warm, friendly, generous way.
1325–75; Middle English hospitalite  < Middle French  < Latinhospitālitās,  equivalent to hospitāli s ) ( see hospital) + -tās -ty2

2.  warmth, cordiality, geniality, friendliness. 


E-Sword (Bible program I use) 

Heb_13:2  Be not forgetful to entertain strangers: for thereby some have entertained angels unawares. 

(Exodus 22:21 KJV)  Thou shalt neither vex a stranger, nor oppress him: for ye were strangers in the land of Egypt.

(Exodus 23:9 KJV)  Also thou shalt not oppress a stranger: for ye know the heart of a stranger, seeing ye were strangers in the land of Egypt.

(Leviticus 19:34 KJV)  But the stranger that dwelleth with you shall be unto you as one born among you, and thou shalt love him as thyself; for ye were strangers in the land of Egypt: I am the LORD your God.

(Deuteronomy 10:19 KJV)  Love ye therefore the stranger: for ye were strangers in the land of Egypt.

(Deuteronomy 24:14 KJV)  Thou shalt not oppress an hired servant that is poor and needy, whether he be of thy brethren, or of thy strangers that are in thy land within thy gates:

(Psalms 146:9 KJV)  The LORD preserveth the strangers; he relieveth the fatherless and widow: but the way of the wicked he turneth upside down.

(1 Timothy 5:10 KJV)  Well reported of for good works; if she have brought up children, if she have lodged strangers, if she have washed the saints' feet, if she have relieved the afflicted, if she have diligently followed every good work.

(3 John 1:5 KJV)  Beloved, thou doest faithfully whatsoever thou doest to the brethren, and to strangers;

photo and Finished Friday: Art lessons

Art lesson 2 Grade 6
ART lesson 3

ART lesson 4

Thursday, January 19, 2012

Thoughtful Thursday: Selfishness

"That's MINE give it to MEEEE!" "NO, IT IS NOT, THAT IS MINE!" "IS NOT!" (slapping sound) "MOMMY! HE IS HITTING ME!"  If you have been around small children you know what I am talking about    the daily argument between children over who gets what toy, when, where, and how. It is something we all struggle with whether or not we want to admit it. Selfishness, for as long as there has been sin there has been selfishness. Selfishness is one of the most common problems in this world. Selfishness according to Wikipedia "Selfishness (or self-interest) is commonly denoted by an exclusive concern with oneself or concern with one's own interests.[1] Selfishness is the opposite of altruism or selflessness."  

The past few weeks I have been studying selfishness in school so, what did I learn. First of all I learned that we all have it. Studies have shown that Children that are left alone without any parent supervision are more likely to get into fight over toys and what not, than children who's parents are involved with their children and telling them it is wrong. 

Second of all I learned that God does not like it. Greed it will never make you happy for long. Greed, envy, covet, or Selfishness they are one in the same and it is the root of all evil. If you can control your greed you can pretty much control the rest of it. (With out Christ though, that is impossible.)
1Ti_6:10 For the love of money is the root of all evil: which while some coveted after, they have erred from the faith, and pierced themselves through with many sorrows. 

Third God speaks strongly against selfish behavior. 
(Exodus 20:17 KJV)  Thou shalt not covet thy neighbour's house, thou shalt not covet thy neighbour's wife, nor his manservant, nor his maidservant, nor his ox, nor his ass, nor any thing that is thy neighbour's.
(Deuteronomy 5:21 KJV)  Neither shalt thou desire thy neighbour's wife, neither shalt thou covet thy neighbour's house, his field, or his manservant, or his maidservant, his ox, or his ass, or any thing that is thy neighbour's.
(Romans 7:7 KJV)  What shall we say then? Is the law sin? God forbid. Nay, I had not known sin, but by the law: for I had not known lust, except the law had said, Thou shalt not covet.
(Romans 13:9 KJV)  For this, Thou shalt not commit adultery, Thou shalt not kill, Thou shalt not steal, Thou shalt not bear false witness, Thou shalt not covet; and if there be any other commandment, it is briefly comprehended in this saying, namely, Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself.
(1 Corinthians 12:31 KJV)  But covet earnestly the best gifts: and yet shew I unto you a more excellent way.
(1 Corinthians 14:39 KJV)  Wherefore, brethren, covet to prophesy, and forbid not to speak with tongues.

So in conclusion, first of all Selfishness is something we are born with. Two, we all have it no matter how hard we try not to. Third God HATES greed, he will freely give to those who ask but he will not give just because we envy what others have. Forth God speaks strongly about it. Alone we can do nothing about our greed, But there is hope the LORD Jesus Christ came to earth as a baby grew up taught then died so that, through him, we could concur our selfishness.  

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Tasty Tuesday: Scalloped potatoes

7 small potatoes
1 can of condensed Cream of mushroom soup.
1 cup of sour cream
a heavy layer of cheese
(if desired) 3 mushrooms chopped finely

Preheat oven to 350. Grease 8 1/2 by 11 casserole dish. Chop the seven small potatoes in small circles and lay in the casserole dish so that they over lap slightly. Smear on top the cream of mushroom soup and sour cream. Finely sprinkle on mushrooms and cheese. cover and place in the oven for 30-45 min or until the potatoes are soft. serve and enjoy.

Monday, January 16, 2012

Memory Monday: A trip to the zoo

A Trip to the Zoo 

I love to go to the zoo 
To see the creatures so free.
But my favorite trip by far,
Was the October when I was Three.

We all dressed up as so strange of things.
I as a bear of so little brain, 
With a little pot of sticky honey.
And my sister a princess with a large domain. 

When we got there
We did declare,
"We have to follow,
The brick road of yellow."

So off we went 
And a time we did spent 
With  our baskets with spooky faces. 
To find candy in so many places. 

My favorite part,
Was my honey depart. 
In which I placed my cup.
And when I wanted a sup.
over I went to drink.

So that concludes that trip to the zoo
I so hope you'll laugh anew,
The next time you go have fun.
On a very blustery Sun. 

 Ok this is just a draght of an idea for a poem it still needs a lot of work. Pleas comment and tell me how I should change what doesn't fit. 

(V. Kathie Ardnek) 

Sunday, January 15, 2012

Spiritual Sunday: God Everywhere?

How is God Everywhere at once?

How is God everywhere at once? This is a question I have wondered about for years. This last Summer I was studying Astronomy (on my own) when I came across this article that said that said The math for the universe does not make since unless we look at it as a 12D object. That of course got me thinking " If the Universe is a 12D object then that makes God a 12D+ object. I wonder what it would be like to be looking at a universe that is smaller than ours." I love science so I desited to use it to figure it out (If the Evolutionists  can do it I can too.) So I used my imagination (something I am good at being Dyslex) to be God to a 1D universe. 

There you are My 1D world. It is a bit big for what it would actually be like but I had to make it big enough to see OK now in this universe I can see the entire thing at once. I can see what they are all doing. That is how God can see everything at once also. 

Saturday, January 14, 2012

Song Saturday: Hand washing song

Hand washing song

By The Eagle-nest home school

(To the tune of “I’m a little acorn round”) 

1st verse
Fronts, and backs, and in-betweens,
Got to get my hands all clean.
Over, under, round, and round,
That’s the best way I have found.
I wash my hands each every day,
Before I eat and after I play.
So come on everybody now,
Wash your hands, you know how. 
Wash my hands.
(Stomp twice)
Wash my hands.
(Stomp twice)
Wash my hands.

Thursday, January 12, 2012

Thoughtful Thursday

Proverbs 9:8  Reprove not a scorner, lest he hate thee: rebuke a wise man, and he will love thee. 

These words got me thinking when I had to memorize this verse last year. When people rebuke me, do I get upset or do I accept the correction and move on with my life. I personally found myself a scorner. I hope this Proverb gets you thinking as it did for me. For since then my brain will snap back to this verse whenever I get upset over being found in the wrong. 

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Lets do Blessings

Lets do Blessings

(My work song)

By V. Kathie Ardnek

A chore is something we do not like,
Something we detest.
So let us do Blessing Friend,
To tell everyone they are blessed.

So let’s do blessings everyone.
When we work or when we play,
Why don’t you help me say?
I so love you today.


When I was about seven- eight years old I did not like doing chores. So that summer my mom had us learn about Love languages and explained to us that when we did chores we were actually doing blessings. (My love language come to find out is acts of service.) I did not come up with this song till a lot later but I never have looked at a chore the same way since. 

Monday, January 9, 2012

It's in Your Face

It's in Your Face
Auther unknown 
You don't have to tell how you live each day,
You don't have to say if you work or play:
A tried, true barometer serves in the place;
However you live, it show in your face.

The false the deceit you bear in your heart,
Will not stay inside, where it first got a start, 
For sinew and blood are a thin veil of lace;
What you wear in your heart you wear in your face.

If your life is unselfish for others you live,
For not what you get, but for how much you give, 
IF you live close to God, in His infinite grace, 
You don't have to tell it, it shows in your face.

This is a memorable school assignment I had in school a few years back. I complained and moped for weeks on how hard it would be to memorize. (Mom threatened that I would not get to go somewhere ( I don't remember where) til I got it done)When I finally sat down and worked on it it took me thirty minuets to do. LOL talk about wining over NOTHING . 

Sunday, January 8, 2012

What I believe

This is what I believe, The page I begin with when I write anything. If you do not agree that is your choice to make. 
I believe that God is REAL. He has always been and always will be, And there is nothing he can not do. And I do not have to explain why he does what he does any more than I have to explain why my earthly father does what he does. God is three persons in one. God the Father, God the Son, and God the Holy Spirit. and when I put my faith in him nothing can snatch me out of his hand. There is nothing I do that can that will make him stop loving me, for it is not by works of righteousness which we have done, but according to his mercy he saved us. By the washing of regeneration and renewing of the Holy Ghost. And when I ask him into my heart no matter what I do I will go to heaven when I die. He sees everything I do, think and say. 

I also believe he wrote a love letter to his children and if you are not his child you will not understand it. And that love letter is the Bible. I believe that the Bible is 100% true there is not a jot or tittle that is wrong. I do not pick and choose what I want to believe and I do not go after any other books for the foundation for my faith.
I enjoy my time I spend reading the Bible as much as I enjoy listening to my parents teach me. I Believe it is true from Genesis 1:1- Revelation 22:21. It is the most accurate book in the universe and no matter what anybody else says it is true. Actually by ranting and raging on how wrong it is you are only proving to me that is true.

Saturday, January 7, 2012

Here I am, Oh LORD.

Here I am, Oh LORD.
By V. Kathie Ardnek

1st verse 

Here I am, sitting at your foot stool.
Here I am, down upon my knees.
Here I am, Lord please take me,
Take me and make me what you please!

2nd verse 
Here I am, but a piece of clay.
Here I am, in the potter's hand.
Here I am, Lord please shape me,
Shape me and make me what you planned!

3rd verse 
Here I am, but a pile of dirt. 
Here I am, so vile and unclean. 
Here I am, Lord please cleanse me. 
Cleanse me so that your beauty be seen!

4th fourth 
Here I am, but a piece of Iron.
Here I am, on the smith's anvil. 
Here I am, Lord please strike me. 
Strike me so you may prevail!

Here I am O Lord!
Here I am my Father.
Here I am, Oh LORD
Here I am take my hand
And lead me to the Promise Land!
1-3 OH! 

Friday, January 6, 2012

What I found on my desk.

I came in Monday morning and found this on my chair to my desk.
My Baby sister had left me a present.
Her doll wrapped up in a Dove chocolate wrapper. 
Is it not the cutest thing. 
She also has a package of counting cats and one day I opened the Egg carton on the table thinking
 "What is the Eggs doing sitting out on the table" 
Just to find out, They were her counting cats wrapped up in dove wrappers.
I love my sister. LOL

Thursday, January 5, 2012

Thank You Everybody

This is from my Parents(I absalutly loved the Mini American girl Elisabeth doll my new wash rag and T shirt).

Our 2 secret Santas ( The teapot, Painting thing  Colored pencils, and Bracelet).

 Our secret Jesus (My Tigger Pillow pet (there are few who know that I like Winnie the Pooh) and My wonderful PINK lunch box it is absalutly perfect and my water bottle even fits.)

From my best friend,(A Star Trek book,( I LOVE STAR TREK) new calender and CHOCOLATE) 
My dad's side of the family

From Gma and Gpa a Pink square lunch box a Fiddling book (I am SO exited about that) flip flops, A gardening kit (I have loved using it on the garden already), A Pink hat, Electronic scissors, bracelets, a Beaded belt, and an Orange.

From A.M. U.N C.Ax2  = A gift card.


MY Mom's side of the family

C. T= candy and a wooden owl and glow in the dark bracelets

C family = home made lip balm

G. family= a necklace (I have worn it everyday I LOVE IT)

D. family= everything else so I will just name my favorites
My PINK zebra stripped stocking,
My zebra pillow pet I have sleped with it every night
My fanny/ backpack/ lunch box( I Love convertible bags:D)
 zebra earrings
And my new flowers!!!

From Papa and Mimi
Colored pencils
And nnew crafting scissors
I also got a Eagle Tea set (First picture in the green box)
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