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  1. 1 day ago on Francis

    So if a screw-up like Peter can make it, so can I This is what I tell the high school and middle school kids I teach in Sunday School. If you mess up, don’t be too hard on yourself. Look at Peter, a grown man who really screwed up, more than once. But he learned from his mistakes, Jesus forgave his mistakes, and then Jesus put him in charge.

  2. 7 days ago on Breaking Cat News

    I’ve lived with cats all my life, when I occasionally visit someone who doesn’t have cats, I can’t sleep at night because I hear all the other night time noises and knowing that it’s not “just the cats” my brain wakes up on full alert.

  3. 8 days ago on Francis

    Anyone know how Marrin’s health is? It occurs to me that the creator’s health could be a factor, too.

  4. 10 days ago on Cathy Commiserations

    I feel sorry for, and send comforting thoughts to you and you spouse over the grief your SIL’s decisions have caused your family. I feel less compassion for your SIL, but still have some sympathy if she and her spouse are the victims of the unconscionable rumor-mongering scare tactics of the antivaxxers.

  5. 10 days ago on Cathy Commiserations

    A soon as there is a vaccine for kids and most of them get vaccinated (it really should be a required vaccination just like measles and chicken pox vaccination), then, I, too, will not give a flying fickle finger of fate about any unvaccinated adult; their choice, their consequences.

    I have been fully vaccinated since mid March, I am no longer concerned about getting seriously ill from some maskless dingbat at the grocery store, but my son is still about a week away from being fully covered, so I’m still being ultra cautious about bringing the virus home. when he is fully covered, my main concern will shift from immediate family to 20 and 30 somethings who haven’t had the opportunity to be vaccinated and to the children of unvaccinted parents. So no in-person Sunday School (still sending lessons by mail to my 13 Sunday School kids), and probably no Vacation Bible School this summer unless I can get everyone to agree with and abide by the Covid safety rules the public schools use.

  6. 11 days ago on Swan Eaters

    Or descendants of Wicket.

  7. 13 days ago on Breaking Cat News

    A cozy series I’d like to recommend is the “Her Royal Spyness” series by Rys Bowen. Set in 1930s London, the heroine/sleuth is Lady Victoria Georgiana Charlotte Eugeniea, a great granddaughter of Queen Victoria and 34th in line for the Throne. Penniless (of curse) and often sent by her cousin Queen Mary, to “keep an eye on” the going-ons between “David” and “that awful American woman” (the Prince of Wales and Mrs. Simpson). Lots of good-natured fun, it helps to know a bit about British and European history of the time, but that’s what Google is for. There are 12 books in the series, I listen to them as audio books with the incomparable Katherine Kellgren narrating.

  8. 16 days ago on Francis

    Yes, I was greatly confused and had to double check my phone to make sure it wasn’t actually Thursday and I had somehow messed up the days of the week (again)

  9. 18 days ago on Kitchen Capers

    https://www.orangepippin.com/varieties/apples/bramley

    It’s THE English cooking apple, tart and cooks to a ‘soft puree’ (or in American terms, it gets really mushy when cooked).

    The internet suggests Granny Smith as a US substitute, similar tartness – but I don’t think Grannies cook down like a Bramley apparently does. Some folks say Jonathon is a good sub, but again, I don’t think Jonnies cook down right. I’d try something like Ida Red,I think that gets fairly mushy when cooked. Or you could try something sweeter like a McIntosh and use less sugar.

    From what I can make out from conflicting internet sources, Granny Smith comes closest in taste to Bramley, but they are too firm. I wonder if chopping up some Grannies then freezing them would make them cook down to the right mushiness.

    I think I’ll try this with some Macs I have in the pantry.

  10. 19 days ago on Breaking Cat News

    Years ago, I fed Tippy and E.B. a dry kibble that was a mix of X and O shapes. (Alley Cat, maybe) Tippy would only eat the X shaped pieces and leave all the O shapes in the bowl.