Learning to deal with life's neverending twists and turns.
Wednesday, August 1, 2012
Chats on the Farmhouse Porch
After a week of partying we are back to our normal Everyday Rurality routine, our Chats on the Porch. It's a nice, quiet, relaxing way to approach the middle of the week. Please join me.
1. Do you have any special plans for this fall?
I would really like to paint the outside of the house this fall. It depends on the weather, and if our humidity levels go down. We've lived in this house for 12 years now, and we've only painted the outside once. It's in desperate need of refreshing.
2. Do you collect anything?
I'm not a collector. At least, not the kind that collects for the sake of having something to look at or because I enjoy having a certain something. I collected stamps for awhile but got tired of it. I don't like having things that don't serve a purpose. That doesn't mean I don't have pretty things around my house for decoration, I just don't like having excess of it. Until Christmas, of course. You can never have too much Christmas decor. Hey, come to think of it, I do own lots of Christmas decor; I guess I'm a collector of that!
3. Have you done any canning or freezing this season?
I have never canned or frozen anything. I wouldn't know where to start, to be honest.
4. Do you have a friend who lives far away? Where do they live?
I have several friends who live far away, but thanks to the internet we keep in touch, chit-chat and encourage one another. One friend is in Arkansas, one is in Kansas, one is in South Carolina and one is in New Mexico. I'm in South Florida.
5. When in a store, restaurant, or other business, do you ever complain or praise to the management?
I'm not big on complaining unless I absolutely have to. If the service I receive in a store or restaurant is unacceptable, more often that not I just won't visit that establishment again. There's plenty of good businesses out there where I can spend my money. I don't need to waste my time on places that won't treat customers with respect.
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