Learning to deal with life's neverending twists and turns.
Monday, July 2, 2012
Monday Quiz About Me
This is an interesting meme, because it gives 4 questions to be answered plus the option to ask a 5th question of my own. It gives me some control, which is kind of nice! I found this treasure at Acting Balanced. Give it a try!
1. What is your favorite thing to BBQ?
Burgers. I totally love burgers on the barbecue. I also love sausages (Italian, kielbasa, spicy) and chicken.
2. What is your favorite thing to do on a holiday long weekend in the summer?
I like spending it with my kids. This time of the year is exceptionally hot, so we spend a lot of time indoors where the blessing of air conditioning can be found. It allows us to play board games, which we enjoy.
3. Who was the last person you ate out with? Where did you go? What was the occasion?
Last time we went out to eat was for my daughter's graduation dinner. It was my daughter and my youngest son, since their dad had left and my oldest son had to work. We went to Smokey Bones for barbecue wings and yummy dessert.
4. Do you recycle?
I try to. We have a recycling bin where we throw our recyclables, and those are picked up every other week. We also take items to Goodwill whenever we can, and I try to reuse things instead of getting rid of them. Another way I make the effort to be resourceful is by asking myself, "Is this something I need or just something I want?" when I go shopping so I don't buy on impulse. Most of the things bought on impulse end up in the trash, and that's not wise.
Now my 5th question - feel free to answer!
5. Who will you be spending the Fourth of July with?
I'm first and foremost a Bible believing Christian. I'm a mother of 3, learning to deal with the changes God is doing in my life, learning to lean on Him and trust Him even when I don't understand, and learning to accept the changes He sees fit to accomplish His purpose in my life.
"I can't imagine anything more terrible than getting to the end of my life only to discover that God had so much more in mind for me - more freedom, more joy, more peace, more true effectiveness. And I had missed it all, simply because I refused to change." - Joanna Weaver, Having a Mary Spirit.
"In every change He faithful will remain." - Katharina von Schlegel
"Nothing paralyzes our lives like the attitude that things can never change. We need to remind ourselves that God can change things. Outlook determines outcome. If we see only the problems, we will be defeated; but if we see the possibilities in the problems, we can have victory." - Warren Wiersbe
Bible Verse of the Day
In the Kitchen This Week
Monday - black bean and beef chili, white rice, cornbread
Tuesday - crock pot jambalaya, white rice
Wednesday - Christmas Eve: turkey with all the fixin's
Thursday - Christmas Day: leftovers
Friday - tilapia, plantains, rice with veggies, salad