God - Pray. Read from the Bible daily. Live your life for Christ, and joy in the Lord always.
Husband - Be kind to him, appreciate him, and never nag, or try to change him. Read and live the book Fascinating Womanhood.
Children - Praise them for good deeds daily. Be consistent when discipline is needed. Provide steady structure, and a steady diet of love. Have a good attitude - little eyes are watching and learning
A) Your appearance - make sure you look nice. Wear a pretty and modest dress, and head covering. Look your best every day, regardless if you plan to go somewhere or not. Make sure you are healthy - take care of your teeth, hair, skin, and figure.
B) Regular meals for you and your family - three healthy, square meals a day
C) A tidy house - even if you are behind on housework, you can still take five minutes to tidy up each room, which will make your home look clean and inviting.
D) Education and self improvement - homeschool/home educate your children, and don't forget to continue enriching yourself via reading good books. There are many books recommended on this website, and some of them are free. Take advantage of these.
Basic Daily Cleaning Routine
Tidy the house every morning, afternoon, and evening
Dust main living areas
Vacuum main living areas
Keep things picked up and put away
Friday, February 17, 2017
A Nibiru Update
Thursday, February 2, 2017
Aspergers and Hormones
Being on the spectrum, I like to read articles and lots of books about Aspergers. I also enjoy some of the wonderful Aspie videos on YouTube. I've noticed a lot of the literature delving into the topic of certain hormone levels with a lot of the people on the spectrum.
Many Aspies have sleep issues. They may have trouble falling asleep, and the next day, they are often not well-rested, even if they got a lot of sleep. Why? Sleep studies have shown that many Aspies produce lower than normal levels of melatonin, which is a "go to sleep" hormone. Many people on the spectrum have learned that if they take melatonin before bed, they are able to fall asleep within 40 minutes, AND they get MORE REM sleep, and therefore awaken refreshed and rested. This goes with some of the sleep studies, where it was found that many Aspies not only have trouble falling asleep, but that they get less REM sleep than the NT (neurtypical) - not Aspie person.
If you are an Aspergian, and have sleep issues, you may want to consider giving melatonin a try.
Oxytocin has been known as the "bonding hormone." Many Aspergians have been tested, and found to have lower oxytocin levels than NTs. Some Aspie mamas have had trouble breast feeding their babies. They have trouble getting a let down reflex, and therefore their hungry child only gets the foremilk, which is watery, and has very little fat and cream in it. Then, they find they have to supplement with a bottle. Sometimes this is tied to the Aspergian mama not having very high levels of oxytocin, which helps trigger the let down reflex.
When a mother nurses her child, she and the child bond, and this triggers the NT woman's let down reflex. While the Asperger's mama can bond with her child just as much, the oxytocin "bonding hormone" won't necessarily flow freely. It is important to note that Aspies can bond with family, friends, and other people, even though they may have low oxytocin levels. However, I must wonder if this could be part of why we have trouble connecting to many others. For example, I am bonded to the people I go to church with. I truly feel like we are all family. But, I am not connected to them, and don't know how.
It's like everyone is walking around with a U.S. plug and jack, and they can plug into each other, and connect. My plug and jack are European, so it doesn't fit with all the U.S. ones walking around. Occasionally, a person with an adapter will come along, and we connect. My husband is adaptive, and he is one of the few humans I have connected with, but we are not connected on all things, because I can't always understand his thinking - with him being NT, and my being on the spectrum.
Another example of unconnetedness... One day, we were at a big public event, and it was intermission, so a lot of people were getting onto the elevators to go get some snacks and use the restroom, etc. We took the stairs down, and headed to a restroom. The woman's room had a line going out the door. I noticed many of the ladies freely chatting with each other, as if they've known each other for years, but I'm certain they just met. When someone would try to open a conversation with me, it would end up flat and short, and they would eventually turn and talk to the lady on the other side of them, instead.
I had no desire to start any convos, so I didn't try. I just wanted to get to a stall, and pee. That was my sole goal in the restroom.
We took the elevator back up stairs, and people and my husband were casually chatting in the elevator. I just don't know how people do that, but at the same time, I don't care, because I don't really want to. But I wonder - why do they want to? If my oxytocin levels were at those of the common NT, would I want to? I don't want to want to, so whatevs, right? LOL
Not all, but most Aspergians have been found to either be asexual, or hypersexual. The asexual ones may have the gift of singleness. They are not interested much, if at all, in the other gender, have little to no desire to get married or procreate. They are happy being on their own, following their own routines, and don't want another person getting into the mix. This type of Aspergian is mentioned more often in a lot of the literature than the hypersexual.
The hypersexual Aspergian wants badly to have a mate, and likes and wants sexual intimacy often. When this is with a male Aspergian, it can often be seen as a manly thing, but with a female, it can be seen as a taboo. The question here, is why are the hypersexuals hypersexual? Some have conjectured that it reduces anxiety, via making the Aspie produce oxytocin via the sexual intimacy. I'm fairly certain this is correct. I don't know if this is the only reason, but I'm confident it is part of the puzzle.
To the hypersexual, I would direct you to 1 Corinthians chapter 7, where it says that if you are in lust, get married, so that you won't sin. Fornication is never the answer. The Christian Aspergian who desires a spouse will get one, if it is God's Will, and they put it into His hands.
Asperger's people are different from NTs in many ways, but we are still part of the human race, even if we usually feel like we are from a different planet. Just because we are different, it does not mean we are broken. Isn't diversity something that is supposed to be celebrated? That's what I keep hearing. Don't try to make yourself into an NT. Be you. What are they saying these days? Something like "You just do you, Boo." Right?
Tuesday, January 31, 2017
The Rest of my Birthday Presents
The rest of my birthday presents arrived in the mail, today. I'm so glad I had a nice birthday coupon from Franklin Covey, because I got to spend it on a compact sized Aurora planner binder, and a classic sized one:
Aren't they gorgeous?! I immediately did a video on them, and there will be more to come...
Wow! So happy with them so far! :-)
Friday, January 27, 2017
Seriously, honey is great. I don't mean the "pure" honey in the store. I mean raw honey. Some stores carry raw honey, and some even carry local raw honey - this is the best.
Good, raw honey has virtually a limitless shelf life. The stuff just doesn't seem to go bad. Whether you prep or stock or not, you can't go wrong with honey.
- It is a nutrient-rich food, and great source for many vitamins and minerals
- Honey can be fermented in water to make mead
- You can distill the pure alcohol out of the homemade honey mead to run certain generators and vehicles
- Honey is a great cleansing agent, and can be used in the place of soap to wash the body, if needed
- Honey shampoo is wonderful on the hair. Just mix a few tablespoons of honey with a few tablespoons of water, then pour it onto your wet hair. Rub it into all of your hair and scalp, then rinse. It comes right out, and leaves your hair clean and happy
- A good raw honey can also be used as a salve on cuts and scratches
- Not to mention honey is one of the most delicious sweetening agents. When I make clover tea (from the clover flowers I forage outside) I sweeten it with just a bit of honey, and it is fabulous. I also like to sweeten homemade flax milk, and various teas with honey. Just a little bit does it.
I love honey, and I hope you do now, too.
Thursday, January 26, 2017
Make Your Own Glasses
For those who wear glasses or contact lenses, what if you lost your corrective lenses, and were unable to get some more, for a time? This could be due to a natural disaster, financial crisis, or just not being able to get an appointment with the eye doctor for a while. What do you do?
You can make your own glasses. Have you ever heard of pinhole glasses? Years ago, I read about what they are, and then I made a pair, to see if this was hype, or real.
I took a pair of cheap sunglasses, and knocked the lenses out. Then, I took a cereal box and cut some lens shapes from it, and taped them into the empty lens slots of the sunglasses frames. Next, I used a needle and poked a LOT of small holes in the cardboard. The glasses looked quite funky, but I wasn't making a fashion statement, I was doing an experiment. I took off my usual glasses, and stood across the room. I looked at something across the room that would be in perfect focus if I had my corrective lenses on, and without my glasses, it was just a blurry mass.
I put on the pinhole glasses - Amazing! I could see the object perfectly. I almost disbelieved my own eyes. I removed the pinhole glasses - blurry. I put the pinhole glasses back on - in focus.
I decided I wanted a more official, sturdy pair, so I got online, and purchased an official pair. Those pinhole glasses worked even better than the pair I had made. I put them into my purse, and when I'd meet up with a friend who wore glasses, I'd asked them to remove their corrective lenses, and try the pinholes. Astounding. Almost always they'd report good vision with the pin hole glasses, both nearsighted, and farsighted.
If you are nearsighted, farsighted, or both, I think you should do what I described above, and make a pair of pinhole glasses. Try them out. You may not look ultra cool, but now you have a back up plan, should something happen to your contacts or glasses.
Meanwhile, if you wish to instead purchase some really nice pinhole glasses, they are much easier to find, than they were years ago, when I got my first pair. Go to Amazon.com and do a search on "pinhole glasses," to view many styles of pinhole glasses, some costing only a few bucks.
I recently picked up a pair from Wal-Mart, in their sunglasses section, for about three dollars. It doesn't hurt to check your local Wal-Mart, and see if they have any in stock. Mine did.
Wednesday, January 25, 2017
I know it's been a while since I've done much of any Nibiru videos, and there's a few reasons why. I share those reasons, as well as some of the Nibiru footage from September 2016 through January 2017 that we've captured:
Tuesday, January 24, 2017
Birthday Haul, Ya'll!
I was sick on my birthday, as was some other family members. A few days afterwards, we were all feeling pretty good, so we "had" my birthday. I wanted to eat out, and then do some shopping. Hubby and the kids were a lot of fun, and Hubby was so great in taking me shopping. :-) We ate out at Olive Garden, where I got a free dessert. I got to shop at Michael's (I had a birthday coupon from them that I got to use), Target (mostly the Dollar Spot. I love their Dollar Spot), a thrift store (I didn't get anything, they didn't have anything I wanted), and a used book store.
I also got to shop online at Franklin Covey for planner fun. I had a birthday coupon that I got to use with them, as well.
I'll probably do a YouTube video of my FC goodies, when I get them. Stay tuned. :-)
Meanwhile, here's my birthday haul, ya'll:
Monday, January 23, 2017
Schrodinger's Cat and Kittens, etc.
I read the book Schrodinger's Cat twice. It was pretty good. Imagine my excitement, when I saw the part two book, in a used bookstore. I spent the few bucks, and got the paperback. I had been in that book for months. I made it half way through, then just skimmed through the rest. I just couldn't get all the way through it. Boring. There was something missing that was in the first book, etc. I liked Schrodinger's Cat,, but the book Schrodinger's Kittens, I just couldn't get into.
I thought maybe it was because I've had less time for reading, lately, but as soon as I admitted defeat, and moved to the next book in my reading list, I found that was not the case. I sped through the next book. In fact, I finished it on Saturday night. When I get into the next book on my list after that, I'll update the list in my sidebar.
BTW, if you don't know, the two above mentioned books are on quantum mechanics. I like quantum/particle physics, so some of the books in my reading list reflect this.
Now, the book I just finished this weekend, book two of the fictional Maze Runner series... Book one was good. Book two - The Scorch Trials, amazing. It is SO different from the movie. Pretty much the only similarities are the characters' names, and that they were in the maze.
I read the Hunger Games series, the Divergent Series, and the first few books of the Ender's Game series, so far. I like these genre of movies, and it interests me into reading those books.
Speaking of sci-fi readage, I'm on the lookout for Fountains of Paradise, by Arthur C. Clarke. I checked two used book stores, and neither had it. I may just get a used copy from Amazon, or something.
Happy reading! :-)
Tuesday, January 17, 2017
This n That n Schtuff
We have the sickies going through the house, so blogging hasn't been a very high priority for me. My birthday is coming up. We probably will wait a few days after my birthday to do something - when everyone is hopefully better.
Have a blessed week. I'll be back in blogland later this week, or sometime next week. :-)
Friday, January 13, 2017
Stock it Up
I've briefly written, in the past, about stocking your pantry. This is important, not because I necessarily think the end of the world is coming, but for more practical reasons. For example, what if your husband loses his job, or gets sick and misses a lot of work? What if an emergency comes up, and it sucks your financial resources dry? Or, perhaps a natural, public, or governmental disaster occurs, and grocery shopping is out of the question?
I am a child of God, and the Holy Word tells me that if I seek righteousness in God, then Heavenly Father will provide all I need. However, I also have a push to stock up on some essentials. I'm glad I have followed that urge, because there was a time when my husband was between jobs, where we lived off of my stock. There have also been other unexpecteds that have come up, over the years, where we needed my stock, so I've been happy to have had it.
Some people stock up on stuff they get from coupons. I am not one of those people. Many coupons largely get you junk food, and chemical laden body products. I'm just not interested. I believe that if you have basic skills, there's not a whole lot you need to stock up on.
Below is an annotated stock up list. Let's keep this simple, shall we?
NOTE: I give example uses for some of the following items, but these are just some examples, and are not exclusive. Many of the below listed items can cross over into cleaning, medical, and cooking. Many recipes can be made from the oils, grains, vinegars, salt, oats, legumes, etc. I only give a few examples, but there are a LOT of delicious meals that can be made from these things.
Washing Hair and Scrubbing Scalp - Baking soda and water (2 tablespoons mixed in one cup of water)
Conditioning Hair Rinse - Apple cider vinegar (2 tablespoons mixed in one cup of water)
Washing the Body - Obviously, soap - if you have it. Otherwise, forage the roots of yucca cactus or prickly pear cactus. The roots have natural saponins and will mildly suds. These can be used as natural soap. Or, if you have the stuff and skills, make your own soap from leftover fats from cooking, collected rainwater, and ashes. If you can't get the roots or make soap, then you can clean yourself with wood ash, or baking soda and water. I suggest you stock up on a LOT of baking soda, for various reasons. You can also wash with ground, dried chick peas.
Teeth Care - Brush teeth with a paste of baking soda and water (this is salty tasting). Floss with available string, yucca cactus string, or thick, clean head hair. Rinse with a very small drop of oregano oil in water (this is spicy tasting).
Deodorant - You shouldn't need any, if you are clean and healthy, but if you feel you need it, mix some cornstarch and coconut oil together, and pat onto armpits.
Baby Powder - use corn starch.
Multi-Purpose Cleaner - Half white vinegar, and half water, in a spray bottle.
Toilet Cleaner - A paste of baking soda and water.
Scouring Powder - Baking soda
Wood Oil - A very light layer of extra virgin olive oil.
Washing dishes - If you have it, rub a bar of soap onto your scrubbing cloth. Otherwise, roots from yucca or prickly pear, or use baking soda to scrub and scour, in addition to hot water. Place dishes in hot, just boiled water before drying and putting away, if possible.
Powdered Laundry Detergent - Use heat to convert baking soda into washing soda, then mix that with grated soap, if you have it, and borax, if you have it. Else, wash in very hot water with converted washing soda, and use some white vinegar in the rinse.
(Do this at your own risk. You decide what you do. I don't decide for you. Do your own research.)
Skin Issues - Eczema, bacterial, fungal - topically apply coconut oil several times a day, or oregano oil twice a day. Sometimes only one or the other will work.
A Natural Antibiotic, Anti-Fungal, Anti-Viral, and Anti-Parasitic - Oregano oil - drink several drops, three times a day (spicy!), and/or use topically. I've successfully used this for a UTI I had, and a double ear infection. For the ear infection, I took the oil internally, and also mixed it with olive oil, and gently dropped some into my ears several times a day. Both the UTI and double ear infection were fully cleared up within three days. DO YOUR OWN RESEARCH ON THIS STUFF. Oregano oil can also be diluted and applied to wounds.
Headaches, etc. - Stock up on aspirin and children's ibuprophen. Learn to relieve headaches via relaxation, and handle pain without the aid of painkillers, whenever possible. Try turmeric.
Tummy Troubles - Drink some homemade whey, made from strained homemade yogurt, if you got it.
Wounds, Toothaches, etc. - Hydrogen peroxide. Can disinfect wounds, and heavily diluted (get food grade, if possible) can be swished around, over a sore tooth. Diluted oregano oil can be used, instead, for both of these things.
Foraging, Snaring, Food Growing Resources, and Homeschool Supplies
Search Amazon.com or similar, for the needed books on these topics, and obtain them. Invest in some science and history encyclopedias, and a good math book, such as "Math Made Easy," - the one written in the 1950s - it starts with basic arithmetic, and goes up to algebra. Consider having some of these books on an e-reader. You can get a solar battery charger for e-readers. However, have super-important books in printed, hardbound copies. THE most important book to own and read from daily, is the King James Bible. Have multiple copies, and give them away regularly, as you encourage others in their Christian walk, and as you spread the Gospel.
Flour, or wheat berries if you can grind them with or without electricity. You can make bread from just water and flour, by making a sourdough starter from the flour and water, and then making a dough from some of the starter, adding more flour and water. The bread will be a fully risen bread, but will have a strong flavor. It takes getting used to. It is very healthy and hearty.
Water - You need water to live, clean, and to cook, bake. and clean.
Dried pinto beans, black beans, split peas, and lentils. You can slow cook these in water in a crock-pot, or a homemade fireless cooker. You can also sprout these legumes for some quick, homegrown greens.
Brown rice - Add these to any of the above legumes.
Sea salt - Legumes and rice can taste a bit boring, but add some sea salt, and their flavor comes alive. You can also add great flavor to your flour and water bread, by mixing in a little bit of sea salt, and left over legumes and rice into the bread dough. Then, it becomes a bit closer to the bread Ezekiel made, and the protein content goes up, in addition to flavor.
Oats - Oatmeal is a hardy breakfast, and simple to make. If you have nothing to flavor it with, and/or no electricity or gas to cook it with, then soak the oats overnight in water with a bit of apple cider vinegar. The next day, cook the oats over a fire - they will cook quickly, have a sour flavor, and will be very healthy.
There is edible food that grows wild just about anywhere, whether you are in the city, or the country. Learn what seasons these foods grow during, and where to find them. Learn how to harvest, prepare, and preserve them. For example, in some areas of the country, late spring brings black/dew berries, the heat of the summer brings peaches, and the first autumn frost ripens persimmons. Supplement your diet with foraged fruits, nuts, seeds, tubers, veggies, and greens.
You may want to collect seeds from some wild foragables, and start a garden. Either way, you should have a garden, and grow edibles, whether from wild, or cultivated seeds. Learn to preserve your harvest, and stock up on that, as well.
Ask your husband to please be in charge of the alternate power, set up solar power, a battery bank, a generator, etc. For short term, he can hook up an inverter to a running car, converting the car's engine into a generator. We've had to do this on a few occasions - one of them being a very bad, complete white-out blizzard, with the electric being out.
Lighting - You can make a simple, homemade lantern, by putting a piece of small rope or string, attached to a paper clip or safety pin, in the bottom of a clear jar or glass. Then, pour in a bit of olive oil, but make sure the string is sticking out of the oil - like a wick. Light the string. This will last a while, and makes a neat little lamp. You should try this, as a homeschool project, if nothing else. It is fun, and the kids will love it.
Fireless Cooker - This cooker works much like a crock-pot, in that it slow cooks food. The concept is that you would get what you are cooking boiling hot in a pot over a fire. Then, you would remove the pot from the fire, and put it somewhere insulated, to trap in the residual heat, and leave the pot there for several hours. When you come back to it, the contents should be fully cooked, and taste like they were cooked in a slow cooker. This is an ideal way to make a crock-pot meal if you don't have electricity. Just do this in a Dutch oven, and then place the Dutch oven, covered, in a box or storage container, surrounded by towels and blankets, to insulate in the residual heat.
Iceless Fridge - This will only get to about 50 degrees Fahrenheit or so, so don't count on this for food safety. Basically, use some open backed bookshelves, or build a frame with shelves. Put this unit out on the porch, or right in front of an open window with a breeze. Cover the unit over with cloth, and then put a corner of the cloth into a bowl of water, and let the water get wicked up into all of the cloth. Keep the cloth wet, and near a breeze. This will create a swamp cooler effect on anything you place inside the cloth, on the shelves. This can also be done to help cool a house, but will make it humid, and will not cool it a whole lot - but it can take the edge off - Open windows on the side where a breeze comes from, and hang wet cloths over the open windows. Open the windows on the other side for a cross breeze. The breeze blowing in, goes through the wet cloths, and cools.
--- Basic Stock Up List ---
Two King James Bibles per family member, and more KJV Bibles to give away. (Dollar Tree sells full KJV Bibles for a dollar a piece)
Flour or wheat berries
Dried pinto beans, black beans, split peas, and lentils
Black tea bags
Paper and pens
Toilet paper (if you run out and can't get more, then switch to family cloth)
Flour sack cloth (can be used in the place of cheese cloth, but can be washed, and reused. Can also be used to make feminine pads, diapers, cloth napkins, dish clothes, family cloth, medical bandages, and more.)
Apple cider vinegar
Organic coconut oil
Thursday, January 12, 2017
What's in my Purse
Wednesday, January 11, 2017
A Purse With a Purpose
Do you carry a purse around? I do, and have since I was a kid. When I was younger, my purse's main contents were gum, my wallet, and makeup.
A lot of ladies carry a purse around simply for their keys, makeup, and wallet, but I think it's worth it to have a bigger purse, to throw some more things into it. Let me ask you a question - if the unexpected happened, and you were stranded away from civilization for a while, could you use the contents of your purse for survival? I am happy to say that I can live out of my purse, if I needed to. Further, there have been times where we were on a weekend getaway, or vacation, and I'd forgotten to pack something - no problem, I had one in my purse.
Because of the contents in my purse, I can have help foraging, hunting, making shelter, making fire, distilling or collecting water, etc. Below are some suggestions of some things to consider having in a purse with a purpose:
In addition to hair stuff, an extra headcovering, makeup, keys, lotion, wallet, etc. consider also having:
- A Bible. Never leave home without at least one King James Bible - ever.
- One or two of those folded, silver emergency blankets. Not only can it be used to build a shelter, but it can also reflect heat on you from a fire, it can (of course) be a blanket, and it can also be used to collect or distill water.
- One or more knives, especially a Swiss Army knife.
- A dependable, small foraging book that you trust, have read, and know how to use.
- A dependable, small trapping book that you trust, have read, and know how to use, for making animal traps for food.
- Three or more different methods for starting a fire - matches, a lighter, and a flint or strike stone.
- A flashlight - not only as a source of light, but it can also be used as two more sources to make fire. 1. By breaking the bulb, and using the filaments. 2. The reflective, curved piece inside can be removed, and used to reflect the sun, much like a magnifying glass.
- Nuts - to snack on.
- A small container that can withstand heat. You can get small, collapsible ones from camping stores. This can be used to hold and boil water, and to make wild teas and broths, etc.
- Little baggies for collecting wild nuts and berries, or just for holding something small.
- A couple of bandannas - MULTIPLE uses for these - medical and practical. You can also tear a piece off, and make some char cloth.
- A mint tin. Not only a great little container for various things, but can be used to make the above-mentioned char cloth in. Meanwhile, keep strong peppermint mints in this tin. Peppermint settles tummy aches.
- Oregano oil - MANY medicinal and soothing uses. Can also be used to clean your teeth, should you be without a toothbrush for a time.
- Floss. Not only for flossing after meals, but it's also a good source of string, should you need to fashion something together. Speaking of string, do you know what plants you can make quick, strong, natural string from? If not, that is something to learn. Yucca is one such plant - this cactus can grow edibles, its root can be used as a soap, and its leaves can be split into excellent string.
- Pen and paper - the tube from the pen can be used as a straw or other implement, and the paper can be used to help get a fire going, in case of lack of other good tinder. Otherwise, its just good to have something to write with, and on, don't you think?
Now, you are not only ready for an emergency, but you are more ready for spontaneity. Also, should you go camping, and forget something - you can camp from your purse, LOL.
Do you have a purse with a purpose? What else do you think should be in there?
After you've read the Gospel of John, go on to read Acts, and then Romans. These three books will bring you through the Gospel, the early church, and basic Christian doctrine. After you've read these three, then turn to the beginning of the New Testament, and read it all the way through. After that, read both the Old and New Testaments.
You should also follow the Lord and get baptized in water. A Believer's Baptism doesn't save you. Only faith in Christ saves you. A Believer's Baptism is an outward showing of your salvation. It symbolizes you being born again. When you are lowered under the water, it shows you dying to your old self, and when you are raised up out of the water, it symbolizes you being born again, as a new creature in Christ. This is called a Believer's Baptism, because, according to the Bible, a person is supposed to get baptized after they have believed on Christ. Anyone who was "baptized" before having faith in Christ just got wet - nothing more. You don't need to find a church to get baptized in. Any born again Christian can baptize you in any acceptable body of water - even a public swimming pool.
Find or start a good home church. Here is more information on Home Church, and why you should home church, or find one to join - HouseChurch.org.
Immerse yourself in the Bible. The Bible is God's love letter to you. It is also your Basic Instructions Before Leaving Earth.