Absolute best guide to seasoning cast iron pans: cooksillustrated.com/how_tos/5

I should have taken before pictures, but I picked up the most disgusting cast iron pans I've ever seen at Goodwill yesterday. Something was flaking off all over them. Popped them in on my ovens self-clean cycle last night. Then scrubbed them off with a wire brush. Now starting the seasoning process. They are starting to look gorgeous. One 8 inch skillet, and one 10 inch flat for around $15.

Six hours of shopping, 12 stores, found a single pair of dress slacks in the city for my 10th grade boy with a super skinny waist, and he puts them on again at home to discover they were cut wrong and there is a hole in the seam that can't be mended without puckering. Why does no one carry dress clothes anymore?

"Abortion is slavery; it is to say, another person's body belongs to me and I can do with it what I wish."
~Fr. Simon, Relevant Radio

We got word that she has, indeed, passed away. I'll be praying a Divine Mercy Chaplet for the peaceful repose of her soul in a moment. Anyone who is so inclined, please pray also.

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Please pray for the repose of her soul, and for my uncle and cousins. He is a missionary and has been pushing the remote tribe my grandparents and he had worked with for 80 years to get the vaccines, too. It is so tragic and I pray they do not end up vaccine injured, too.

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I think the shot has killed my aunt. She and my uncle both had Covid last winter. They both subsequently got the shot. A couple months later my aunt was diagnosed Stage 1 breast cancer. She opted for a mastectomy. A few weeks ago she began chemo. They placed a port, which ended up getting infected last week. She was diagnosed with staph, but also developed clots in the brain.

I think the vaxx killed her immune system and created the clots in her brain. Her life support is being pulled today.

Bekah boosted

If anyone has any job leads for a soon to be former budget analyst for the Navy, please send them my way. I'm excellent with verbal & written communications, have done countless charts, briefs, graphs, and cost projections across absurdly complicated funding structures with many variables. I'm also good at data analysis and database architecture, although I'm not a coder.

Food inflation + 7 kids = strong need for employment.

HR#8 has a learning disability and has been receiving extra tutoring in reading. Her tutor has now come down with Covid, with symptoms. My daughter saw her when she was pre-symptomatic. This will be an interesting test. This child is my "weak immune system" child, due to her blood loss at birth. So far she's been completely healthy all through the last 18 months.

Send Karma for the tutor and her family. Husband is receiving cancer treatments, and I'm praying this doesn't effect his treatments!

I myself will pasture my sheep; I myself will give them rest, says the Lord God. The lost I will seek out, ๐˜๐—ต๐—ฒ ๐˜€๐˜๐—ฟ๐—ฎ๐˜†๐—ฒ๐—ฑ ๐—œ ๐˜„๐—ถ๐—น๐—น ๐—ฏ๐—ฟ๐—ถ๐—ป๐—ด ๐—ฏ๐—ฎ๐—ฐ๐—ธ, the injured I will bind up, the sick I will heal [but the sleek and the strong I will destroy], shepherding them rightly.
From Ezekiel 34

Praise be to God!

Wait long enough and all things desired will present themselves at little to no cost. I've been wanting a drop leaf table to serve as my cutting station, instead of having to use my dining room table. A family member was getting rid of this one, and the dimensions are just about perfect. I can keep my smaller mat out, or pull out the leads and work on my larger mat for clothing. :) Free to me! I've been looking around for about 3 years for this.

We finished pur first handicrafts of the year--totebags. All the girls did their own sewing. Little guy is 7 and sat on my lap to stear.

HR#4 raced his first Cross Country race of the season yesterday. This is the second year doing cross. Last year he said it is nearly impossible to place top 10. Yesterday he placed 7th! First of his team to finish, and the team took 2nd overall! All his hard work over the summer is paying off! Since he is the only Senior on the team, he rode with the trophy. He walked through two stores stil wearing his medal.

@Johncdvorak The newsletter landed in my regular gmail inbox, instead of promotions!

I'd ask V4V, but after working closely with the party in the past, I have a feeling I would not get near its value.

@ThatCrazyDude The companies barely cover the mileage with their pay and expect the customers to tip to give a reasonable wage. It's cultural, but I think is little better than legalized slavery.

Back to School for my public high schoolers--a Senior and a Sophomore.
Everyone else is playing Boggle.

"You will not teach them what to think, but how to think, and they will then know how to act." -Abigail Adams, in a letter to husband John Adams

We need more of this education.

Is there anyone capable of linear thought at institutions of higher learning these days?

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Email received from HR#3's college: "...most recent public health research shows that all individuals, including those vaccinated, can spread COVID-19..."

And

"As the vaccine remains the most effective means of responding to the pandemic..."

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