Wednesday, November 5, 2008

Wednesday Pet of the Week

This is Lily...a nice little girl..a terrier mix, less than a year old....she is ready for her forever home...loves kids and uses a puppy pad so is getting housebroken...she is a smart girl too, knows how to sit already on command....
A new Pet Co. has opened here in Menifee and the Sun City K-9 Dog rescue will have dogs there every Saturday and Sunday...our new mayor visited the dog rescue and wrote a nice paragraph about his visit in our local paper...Don says they got alot more visitors and also more donations since then, thanks so much....times are tough and they are getting alot of dogs in because of foreclosures...people leave their beloved pets and leave crying..Lily is one of those..but its a safe place and they know it...unfortunately, there is a limit to the dogs they can keep..they are only licensed for 20.
I know many have woke up this morning with mixed feelings about the election. The people have spoken and Barach Obama will be our new President...I know in his speech last night he was gracious and spoke to those who didn't vote for him asking for support. At the same time he was speaking, two neighbors down our street got in a fist fight over the results, someone called the sheriff and it was a real brawl for a few moments, sirens, police cars, flashing lights,....lots of high feelings...all quiet here today so perhaps the worst is over....
I know we all have prayed for the Lord's will and I believe that God places who He wants in power as it says in Romans 13-verse1
"Everyone must submit himself to the governing authorities, for there is no authority except that which God has established. The authorities that exist have been established by God."
Time will tell if President Obama will be a good leader or we have nothing to go by...he will certainly be tried and his true character will be come out. I hope he will be up to the challenges facing him and make right decisions, he needs our prayers.
It also looks like Prop.8 is going to pass and our state constitution will have marriage as between a man and a woman. We are glad for that as what a slippery slope it would be otherwise.
On a lighter note, I tried a new recipe this morning, Applesauce Muffins, and they are really good....
This recipe makes 8 large muffins or 12 regular sized ones..
3/4 c. canola oil 2 c. sugar (I used Splenda)
2 eggs 1 t. vanilla
2 c. unsweetened applesauce 4 c. flour
2 t. baking soda 1 t. cinnamon
1/2 t. allspice 1/2 t. cloves

Preheat oven to 350. In a large mixing bowl, put oil and sugar together and cream. Add the eggs and vanilla. Stir until mixed well. Gently fold in applesauce. In another bowl, sift together dry
ingredients. Slowly add the dry ingredients into the applesauce, sugar mixture just until moistened throughout. I added a cup of raisins and 1/2 chopped walnuts at this point. Spray your muffin pan with cooking spray and pour each cup 3/4 full. Bake 20 minutes or so.
These were really tasty and would be great split with some soft cream cheese.

Its alot cooler here now...we haven't put the furnace on yet and hope not to have to for some time...we got rain yesterday, not a lot but it feels like fall.