Tuesday, May 22, 2018

Polka Dots for everyone

9 Thou will make a court for the tabernacle. For the south side the wall will be curtains of fine twined linen of an hundred and fifty feet long for one side.

10 And the twenty support pillars and their twenty bases will be of brass. The hooks of the pillars and their pegs will be of silver.

The "fence posts" are to be held together with brass and silver.
Today's Bible Study-
Exodus 27- The Alter and the Court
Romans 7

Today's work in Romans 


18 For I reckon that the sufferings of this present time are not worthy to be compared with the glory which shall be revealed in us. 

19 For the earnest expectation of the creature waiteth for the manifestation of the sons of God. 

20 For the creature was made subject to vanity, not willingly, but by reason of him who hath subjected the same in hope, 

21 Because the creature itself also shall be delivered from the bondage of corruption into the glorious liberty of the children of God. 


18 For I know that the things we suffer right now are not comparable to the glory which He will reveal to us later.

19 All of creation waits eagerly for the revealing of the children of God. 

20 For the creation was put under the curse, lost its purpose, not because it wanted to, but because of Him who has also given hope, 

21 Because the creation itself also will be delivered from the slavery of decay to the same glorious liberty of the children of God. 
Today's Hymn

? recorded steps yesterday. Didn't wear the phone/

Well, a lot has happened for not actually doing anything.

We were supposed to leave for our camping trip Friday night, but Friday morning Joshua (who had been running a fever for the last couple days) woke up with polka dots. Chicken Pox.

So much for camping.

A little research says there is a chance Hubby and I are carriers (since we have had CP before and it's latent in our systems, just waiting to be activated), and there is no way in the world we want to spread this to the church, so we stayed home yesterday. 5 of our kids who are in no way showing symptoms went. My oldest who is just now feeling back on her feet from Shingles and my 7th child (Jackie-13yo) stayed home. Jackie had a headache and just didn't feel good.

The the car the kids took only had 5 seats anyway. (#2, Jim 23yo, was off training to fight wild fires)

Well, last night Jackie came to me with a large, painful lump behind her ear. By the time I was done researching that, she had about three pox started (painful lumps behind the ear signify swollen lymph nodes, meaning she "has a cold.") So, 2 down with Polka Dots, and Hubby was running a fever yesterday. Looks like it's going to be an "interesting week."

And what about the CP vaccination?

When I first became a parent I was very much for vaxing for anything possible. I also realized that as a stay at home mom I was the true "first responder" for any and all accidents or illnesses. So I set about educating myself on how to take care of any minor illnesses or injuries.

The more research I did, the more I ran across anti-vax information.

And the more anti-vax info I read, the more convinced I became that vaccines weren't all they were said to be. The science just isn't actually there, like we are told it is.

What with all the allergies we have to deal with (already messed up immune systems), and all the possible negative side affects of the vaxes, I decided to quit vaccinating my kids. By that time the oldest 5 were fully vaxed, the next 2 were partially vaxed, and the youngest two have had none.

(Most of these diseases there are vaxes for are actually very mild illnesses in the grand scheme of things, especially in healthy, well nourished, children. They really are just "the polka dotted flu." Oh, the child is miserable, of course. But I would much rather my child be miserable for a couple of weeks than have type 1 diabetes, more severe allergies than they already do, asthma, or any of the other "modern" diseases that have been on the upswing only since vaxes were introduced; MS, Lupus, Fibro myalgia, rheumatoid arthritis, cancer [we now know for a fact the original Polio vaccine was contaminated with a virus that caused cancer. Polio is, in healthy children who are not given aspirin, a month long bad cough. It was the bad interaction between aspirin and Polio that caused the need for the iron lungs, not Polio alone. My mother and her brother who dies of cancer 20 months of so before she did, both received this vaccine], Autism [a major scientist from the 2004 "vaxes don't cause Autism" study was recorded on hidden video admitting that they lied. The study actually showed a 300% increase in Autism in association with the MMR vaccine.], or many others [did you know there is some evidence that obesity and heart disease are both caused by viruses? Meaning the immune system is malfunctioning not kicking these bugs out.]. All of these diseases are in some way malfunctions of the immune system.)

So how the population in the house stands is:

  • Hubby, #1, and I have all had CP (me when I was pregnant with #2. Talk about about miserable!)
  • #1 has now had Shingles (official medical sites say you only get this once, but eyewitnesses say otherwise :-(    )
  • #2-5 vaxed against CP, but #3 was very sick with a fever about 5 weeks ago. CP without the spots? Do the vaccines really just keep the primary symptom from displaying? How do you tell the difference between spotless CP and the flu? (I have read eye witnesses who have had times of unvaxed family members getting a "childhood" disease and the vaxed members having the exact same symptoms but without the signature symptom, i.e. spots)
  • #6-7 partially vaxed, #7 polka dotted.
  • #8 mildly sick about 4 weeks ago, including a fever, but going strong right now. Spotless CP or just the flue?
  • #9 acting like his fever is gone this morning (and it was last night, so it evidently hasn't come back). The spots are going away. 
So, how many will get polka dotted? How many will get the "flu"? How many will not get sick at all? 

And what about #2? I was 5 weeks pregnant with him when I had them, so did he get CP before he was born? Plus, he was vaxed for them. So where does he stand? 

We shall see!

Meanwhile, today is #6 (Jennifer-15yo) birthday! Yeah! We always take a day off school for a birthday. So maybe I can catch up on some stuff.

To Do:
  • Take Jennifer out for her birthday
  • all the normal chores
  • finish setting up the newsletters for the blogs I am doing
  • do a detailed inventory of my Lilla Rose stuff. (I have decided that I need to go back to a detailed inventory to better protect myself from accusations of credit card fraud)
  • switch my son's phone
  • finish prepping the beds for planting
  • list things with craigslist

Tuh Done (what I've finished for the week):

  • Pull music for worship service
  • water my trees
  • make the puppy gates
  • Set up loyalty cards for BeST Clips 

5 Habits That Changed My Life In 2018

The Bible says to abstain from the very appearance of evil. This is not a "What will the neighbors think?" kind of command, but, abstaining fro the appearance of evil usually keeps you out of the temptation to fall into evil. Don't know why this author didn't use this scripture, but otherwise, good article. 

Flylady often blames our mothers for why we don't dust, but I disagree. My mother never made me dust, much less "dust the right way," (move everything off, wipe the shelf down, put everything back after cleaning it). I think "dusting the right way" is just unpleasant work (like cleaning a toilet). No one enjoys it by the nature of being human. I do agree using the feather duster is fun, though. It makes the job much better. Oh, it doesn't get all the dust and what it does get a good deal is just wiped off the shelf onto the floor. But, duuhhh, dust first, then vacuum up what you knocked off. So much nicer. Not perfect, but nicer.

For my Daily routines, see the sidebar.

Monthly Habit we are building:

Moving for 10 minutes a day

I try to walk around the block everyday we have school. That takes 25 minutes (half of it is up hill, so slow). I need to find a way to get my moving in on non-school days.

Weekly zone focus:  

Master Bedroom
(You know, my "moods to clean" run about a week behind Flylady's schedule. I think the week of reading about doing a zone makes me want to tackle it. I may just set my zones to be a week behind hers and work with it instead of trying to focus on what she says.)
(This is the zone we are tackling all our monthly and less often chores in this week)

Today's Meals:

  • SOS
  • Jenn and I are going out to lunch
  • Roast

FlyLady Daily Mission

  • Clean under the Master Bed (I have drawers under mine and I happen to know none of them need cleaning. We have only had this bed a couple months, so nothing has been in there very long. I will open each one to refresh my memory on what's in there, but I doubt I need to actually do anything.)

Tami's assignments (Tami is a homeschooling mom of 6 who is a partner of FlyLady):

  • Monday - Declutter Bathroom Counters and Wipe Down
    27 Fling Boogie anywhere in the house (I'm hoping to get to the storage)

    Tuesday - Shine the Tub or Shower
    Hot Spot Fire Drill - Declutter those Flat Surfaces

    Wednesday - Declutter Items from the Medicine Cabinet
    Declutter 1 other area

    Thursday - Check Bathroom Supplies
    Declutter 1 other area

    Friday - Mop the Bathroom
    Declutter 1 other area

    Set your timers and then take a break when it goes off!
     My version that fits my house

"Do it Now."

"To take the first step in faith, you don't have to see the whole staircase: just take the first step." - Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. This applies to a clean house, too.

"Anything worth doing is worth doing Imperfectly" - Flylady

"Baby Steps."

"You can do anything for 15 minutes." 

"You are not behind. Just jump in where you are."

"Your house didn't get this way overnight. It won't get under control in a day. It takes time."

How about you? What's on your list today?

Do you use a feather duster? Do you like it? 

Have a great day!

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