Learning to deal with life's neverending twists and turns.
Monday, September 3, 2012
Monday Quiz About Me
Here's a fun blog hop hosted by Heather at Acting Balanced. There are four questions to answer, plus the option to add a fifth question of your choosing. Here we go!
1. What was the toughest job you ever had?
When I was a kid, 13, 14 years old, I'd clean second hand stoves and refrigerators for my uncle. He'd buy them used to replace broken ones in the apartments in the buildings he managed. I got $5 for each stove or refrigerator I cleaned. I had to scrub them with Brillo pads and them wipe them down clean. They were down in the basement next to the boiler room, which was pretty hot.
2. What one characteristic makes a good boss?
3. How did you celebrate 'the end of summer'?
You mean summer can end? ;) I live in South Florida. "Winter", if you want to call it that, lasts about 2 weeks during a really cold spell, and the lowest the temps have gotten is to 35 degrees, which will usually get back up into the 50s or even 60s by midday. So there is no "end of summer" celebration here. Still, I like to observe the beginning of fall by putting out my fall decorations. I have a wreath for the door, and some pumpkin centerpieces for the tables, that sort of thing. I really do enjoy decorating for fall, it's my favorite season.
4. Do you follow the fashion rules about Labour Day being the end of wearing white etc?
Nope. I wear summer clothes all the time. As a matter of fact, I'm in flip-flops pretty much all year round. It's a beautiful thing.
And for my fifth question:
5. What one thing brings autumn to mind?
There are lots of things that make me think of autumn, but one particular thing is the color orange. Leaves, pumpkins, candles, gourds, all in a vibrant shade of orange. I love putting splashes of orange throughout the house for fall!
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