Learning to deal with life's neverending twists and turns.
Wednesday, September 26, 2012
Chats on the Farmhouse Porch
It's a cloudy morning in my neck of the woods. Good thing Patrice's porch is covered! Pull up a chair, your favorite coffee, and let's have a chat on the porch at Everyday Ruralty.
1. Please tell me a fond autumn memory. Or tell me something interesting you're doing now that fall is here.
My fond autumn memories are all centered around Thanksgiving. I used to have my husband's family over for Thanksgiving, and it would take me a couple of weeks to get the house and meal ready. Last Thanksgiving I went to Orlando and spent Thanksgiving there with my children and no one else. My daughter and I cooked the meal, we enjoyed eating and watching movies, and my youngest son dressed up in his older brother's costumes, which made us roar with laughter. That's the happiest and best Thanksgiving on record.
2. What's your favorite kind of cheese?
Ah, cheese. I like cheese. Swiss cheese, cheddar cheese, mozzarella cheese, cream cheese...unfortunately, cheese doesn't like me. I'm lactose intolerant. The pain isn't worth the pleasure :(
3. Have you ever been in a wedding, other than your own (if applicable)?
Yes, years ago I was a bridesmaid in a wedding. I was 16 years old. Then I was maid of honor at my younger sister's wedding in 2002. Her 10th anniversary is coming up :)
4. Did you ever do anything as a child to earn money? (Lemon aid stand, crafts, mother's helper, chores, etc.)
My uncle was the super for our building, and he'd buy used stoves and refrigerators to replace broken ones in the apartments. He'd pay me $5 each to scrub them clean.
5. Do you wear a watch?
Only when I get dressed up, like for church. I don't wear much jewelry on a regular basis. As a matter of fact, I own 3 watches but 2 of them need new batteries and I haven't bothered to replace them.
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