Tuesday, August 12, 2008

Succotash Tuesday!


I have really been enjoying my new scrapbooking corner. I borrowed my friends cricut machine and went to town on some of the pictures for Little Misters first year scrapbook. I posted some pictures but for some reason the quality that is uploaded really ruins the vibrancy of my colors.


I have on my agenda for today to can some mild banana peppers in sweet garlic brine and I will cut them in rings so that they can be used in salads, sandwiches and on pizza or plain.
Also, I will be pulling some of my strawberry plants to replant in a raised bed for my grandma. She just wants to be able to pick some fresh strawberries to enjoy and not have to go through all the work of having a patch that produces enough to freeze. I will use lawn fabric also so she won't have to weed as much either. i am hoping that it will turn out just great.
and of there is the laundry that I did'nt get done yesterday.
I am constantly reminded that the value that is placed on a child depends on who they're parents may be, or what personality they might have, are they hyper, or are they quiet as mice. Do they have the cutest little face or say and do the most adorable little things. When I here people make general statements about a child that attacts they're worth, whether the child here's it or not I can not help but hurt for that little one. I am talking children of all ages, toddlers to 10 or 11. But occasionaly, and it is getting more frequent than before the children hear and feel that they aren't as important as the boy with a cool father, or the little girl that isn't chubby. This is a burden that I alone cannot take on and fix and I understand that they're are nasty people out there that will always be like this; but when it starts affecting my family and extended family I get a huffy and my blood starts simmering abnd eventually comes to a rolling boil. I detest the fact that people think they can pick one sibling and label them more important or special and another sibling considered having a lower worth. All children are created equally by God and are a blessing some children just have special needs and when given the proper amount of attention and love in a manner they are able to recieve that love they are then able to overcome some of those special needs. This is an issue that through god's grace I will no longer tolerate. I knew this would be a heavy subject but it is one that I needed to talk about to avoid the 'rolling boil'.
i hope you all have a blessed day, Christina

15 comments:

Mari said...

I love your pages! I have a scrapping space and really enjoy it too.

new*me said...

love banana peppers! Your scrap booking is amazing ;) I agree with your take on children's worth. I feel the same way. It breaks my heart to see the way some are treated.

Manuela said...

Can you post the recipe for those banana peppers? That sweet garlic brine sounds yummy!

BrandyB said...

If you ever want or need to talk just let me know.

Elizabeth said...

the pages are gorgeous...mom is here and she said also that you have such a knack for designing your pages!

Candy said...

you're a very talented scrapper! I've been soooo lazy with my books lately......*sigh*

Wendi said...

I love when you post your scrapbook pages! :) It is obviously a real gift of yours. Makes me excited to get to my books. I am up to Noe's 6th month in his first year book...and he is 19 months. :) Oh well. I really love to do it; unfortunately I am not so lucky as to have a scrapping space here. As you know, one needs much space when scrapping... :)
It was nice to come by and get caught up on your life. I too agree with your views on innocent little ones. I can see that God has given you such a soft heart for this.
Happy canning! You domestic diva you! :)

LlamaMama said...

christina, just like i always say, "you rule" when it comes to scrapbooking...

miss you, see you when i get home.

esther

Elizabeth said...

mom & I just were able to read the rest of the blog amidst the unpacking (taking a much needed break) and while your scrapbooking is so beautiful i see that you are feeling a lot more than happy photos...hope you know that you can always come to either of us. we'll be glad to listen.

elizabeth & esther

Lisa@verybusymomwith4 said...

Oh my goodness, you are good at that.
Your kids will just cherish them later in life!

Lisa@verybusymomwith4 said...

And I totally agree that we are created equal by God. I like to compare it with your body--you would not say your eyes are better than your ears. They are both equally important even though they are totally different ;)

4funboys said...

wow... love your layouts!

How talented are YOU!

it helps to have cute kids too.

virginia said...

Great job on the pages.I am so with you on the kids subject.It is something we have experienced and does nothing but hurt and hinder their potential.Thanks for boiling over for us to get this topic addressed

katrina said...

Love the pages. I really do need to get into that. Looks like so much fun. I totally agree with the value of a child. I to am dealing with that as you know. It angers me when someone is like that with a child. They are so innocent and sweet.

Purple Teacup said...

Christina- we have so much in common, but I can't garden worth crap. Or scrapbook either. LOL Keep it coming, you always have insightful things that people should pay attention to.