Monday, April 13, 2009

Prayer Requests.....

Just in case you've not noticed the Prayer Requests and Praise Lists in the side bar..... tomorrow is our Overseas Medical Clearance would sure be nice if it would go without a hitch and we could get some PAPER ORDERS! LOL

Choosing Joy!
©2009 D.R.G.

Taxes - bahumbug!

Taxes - filed! Early. ::snort::

Really, this whole mess of a tax code needs to be fixed. It is simply unfair...says the mother of a minor who owes taxes! I'm all for a flat tax....straight across the board...get rid of all the a flat tax on what you earned....get rid of hundreds of IRS jobs....

We're planning to attend a TEA party on the 15th.

Taxed Enough Already!

Choosing Joy!
©2009 D.R.G.

A Delicious Recipe for Dumb Old Meat Loaf

3 lb Ground Beef (turkey)
1 Small Onion (chopped)
5 Slices of Bread, crumbled (cracker crumbs)
3 Eggs
1/4 C Bottled Horseradish (or Veganaise/mayo)
1 T Sea Salt
1 T. Mustard

1 C Catsup
1/2 C Rapadura OR 1/4 C honey (packed brown sugar)
1 tsp Fresh Grated Nutmeg
4 tsp Mustard (heaping T)

Preheat oven to 350*.  Combine meatloaf ingredients, divide in half and shape into two loaves. Place on baking sheet, bake for 30 min. Add topping and bake an additional 30 min.

We also like our BBQ sauce on this. For more yummy eats check my recipe index.

Choosing Joy!
©2009 D.R.G.

Random Japanese Trivia - Shinkansen

The French have a train that rivals the bullet train; but then we're not studying France. We are discussing options of traveling from Tokyo to Misawa. We could fly, or we could ride the "Bullet Train" from Tokyo to Hachinohe (where someone from the chapel would meet us and take us to Misawa). The train would require finding another way to send our luggage ahead...and a bit longer of a trip....but doesn't it sound like a great adventure? What do you think? Plane or train? We've been told the Air Force will pay for either...the train is cheaper so they don't care if we do it. ::Snort:: Most fly?????

The Shinkansen (新幹線 ?) is a network of high-speed railway lines in Japan.The network has expanded to link most major cities on the islands of Honshū and Kyūshū at speeds up to 300 km/h (186 mph). Test runs have reached 443 km/h (275 mph) for conventional rail in 1996, and up to a world-record 581 km/h (361 mph) for maglev trainsets in 2003.

Shinkansen uses tunnels and viaducts to go through and over obstacles rather than around them.

The Tōkaidō Shinkansen is the world's busiest high-speed rail line. Carrying 375,000 passengers a day.

This is assuring, " During the Shinkansen's 44-year, nearly 7 billion-passenger history, there have been no passenger fatalities due to derailments or collisions, despite frequent earthquakes and typhoons."

This is not, "Injuries and a single fatality have been caused by doors closing on passengers or their belongings...". ::snort::

Facts from here....and verified in various children's books and videos we've been watching.

We've not been sharing the cool things we're discovering....but we'll schedule some to share as we work on our lap book.

Choosing Joy!
©2009 D.R.G.