Learning to deal with life's neverending twists and turns.
Wednesday, August 15, 2012
Chats on the Farmhouse Porch
Wanna know something funny? One of the reasons I love this blog hop is because of the picture. I love the swing on the porch, and how nice it looks against the colors of my own blog ;). Why not pull up a chair, pour yourself a tall glass of Southern sweet tea, and join Patrice, Wendell and the whole gang for some chats at Everyday Ruralty.
1. What was your biggest fear as a child?
Mice. Rats. Our apartment became infested with them. They were everywhere, and they horrified me. Even to this day, the sight of a mouse will send me into a frenzied panic.
2. Who taught you to cook?
My mom. Her method was different from other moms. Rather than be in the kitchen with me, she would go to the bedroom and give me instructions. As I finished one step I'd run over and ask what to do next, and she'd tell me what to do and I'd do it. She preferred this hands-off approach, probably because she knew if she was in the kitchen with me she'd grow impatient and start doing things herself. It worked so well I did the same thing with my own kids.
3. Do you have a lot of books in your home?
Not as many as I'd like. I do have quite a few but I'm a book lover. I can read for hours. I've got a nice little collection on my Nook too, but neither collection is larger than my son's. My oldest son R has boxes of books.
4. Wendell asks: Do you like carrot cake? Patrice says frosting is good on top. If you like that cake, what kind of frosting do you like best? On top? Hmm. I guess you wear it like a hat.
I l-o-v-e love carrot cake! I've made it and added pineapple to it. Oh.My.Word. Insanely delicious! As for frosting, I've tried it with vanilla and with cream cheese, and cream cheese is definitely the winner.
5. What's did the last funny t-shirt you read say? (It doesn't have to reflect your personal feeling about the topic, just be funny and family friendly.)
My son has a t-shirt that says, "My mom thinks I'm cool." That's one of my favorites.
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