Wednesday, October 31, 2007
On November 6, 2007, the taxpayers of New Jersey will again be asked to pony up--this time $450 million to fund every anti-lifers' favorite white elephant, Embryonic Stem Cell research. Embryonic Stem Cell research involves the willful creation and destruction of viable human embryos for therapeutic techniques that, to date, have resulted in NO cures.
And of course, the NJ bill does not fund Adult or Cord Stem Cell research, a much more promising and less ethically troubling experimental treatment modality which to date has yielded 73 successful therapeutic uses.
Here in NJ, we're working to get the word out on the grass-roots level. Here's a link to a flyer that lays the issue out simply:
Vote NO on Embryonic Stem Cell research in NJ
I encourage NJ residents to print off copies of this flyer to distribute around the state.Even if you're not from NJ, please forward this link to family and friends living here.
Sunday, October 28, 2007
I would like to direct everyone's attention to Beth over at The Chronicles of Mommia
This of course is the proper way to address me.....Comply or risk me taxing your sugar!!!
I could be a very manevolent Queen......don't push me!! ;)
Thursday, October 25, 2007
Memorial: 31 March
Profile: Deacon. Imprisoned for a year for his faith, he was released on condition that he never speak of Christianity where he couldbe heard by any of the royal court. Benjamin then became a street preacher, proclaiming the word any place he could find people. For his obstinant evangelization during th epersecutions of King Varanes, he was arrested, tortured and martyred.
Died: Impaled on a stake C. 424 in Persia
Name Meaning: Son of the right hand
Wednesday, October 24, 2007
I would never want this to happen, but if I gave birth today my baby would have a 70% chance of survival with no "damage". Those are pretty good odds!
OR....I could still have an abortion if I chose.
How does a person reconcile that???
Sunday, October 21, 2007
Check out the expression of shame on his face!!! This is because he knows he has a nice electric fountain water bowl we got him...and yet still chooses this obscene alternative!!!!
Intervention will be held tonight. All who can come to offer their support is appreciated!!
Friday, October 19, 2007
Thursday, October 18, 2007
Thursday, October 11, 2007
I can't wait!!!! Brahms Symphony #2 is an ABSOLUTE favorite of mine!!!!!!
Here is a snippet from the NY Phil....ohhhhh my goshhh....so beautiful!!
Friday, October 05, 2007
Our dream car (as pathetic as it is) was a Subaru Outback....and we came home with the MOM-MOBILE:
Thursday, October 04, 2007
My next recipe was to make a "crustless" apple pie. Its not really crustless as you put stuff on top, but hey, I didn't name it.
I used this nifty apple peeler/corer. It makes the job so much easier and is fun to use. If you bake with apples a lot it is a MUST have! You can see it to the right on the picture below. You just put the apple on the spikes and turn the crank. So here is my heap of apple remains once I peeled and cored what I needed.
Here are my apples neatly sliced and well sugared and cinnamoned. Ready to go in the pie plate.
Here it is in the oven...getting yummier by the minute.
And it's done. Really doesn't look much different than before it was cooked! Hmm, I never made this before...I hope it tastes good!
Cla sharing the first bite with Bunny (our trusty cat).
Cla said it was very tasty. I haven't tried it yet. If I made it again I would do it in a square pyrex and add more crumbs on top...so it would be more like a cobbler. It was hard to get the crumbs to stay where they were supposed to on a big mounded pie plate of apples.
Tuesday, October 02, 2007
Monday, October 01, 2007
Here is Cla and me in the midst of our outing. Aren't we adorable?? Do I look pregnant yet? ;)
In addition to the orchard they had a very nice market up front complete with bakery. Cla and I had our hearts set on some apple cider donuts all day so we were QUITE pleased to see they had them. But when I saw they had MAMOTH size black and white cookies (a NY delicacy in my opinion) I just had to have one....and so I did :) It was quite tasty!
Here is the bounty of the days picking. We have eaten a few already. Tomorrow I am going to try my hand at apple sauce. After that we have some nice crockpot baked apples in mind. They come out so good and the whole house smells like apples and cinnamon. These are Jonathon apples I think they said.
After apple picking we went back to my mom's and she made delicious pulled pork in the crockpot with corn and yams and we had the donuts and a lemon crumb cake for dessert (from the Styers Bakery). A lovely day was had by all.
And for good measure another adorable picture of Claudio. He is just too cute not to take pictures of. And look at his red socks poking out from the bottom of his pants. For some reason I find that hysterical!!