1. ARE YOU READY FOR SOME FOOTBALL? The NFL is back in action along with all the college teams. Are you a fan? Who do you root for? If you're not a fan what do you do while the rest of America watches Saturday, Sunday, Monday night, and now Thursday night games?
I am so NOT a fan of football. I would only watch college football if my daughter's school, UCF, was playing, otherwise I wouldn't even know if anyone was playing. I'm not a sports enthusiast, period. While everyone else is watching football, you might find me curled up with my Nook, or watching Poirot on Netflix. Anything but football.
2. What's something I'll always find in your closet?
Gift wrap. I store the wrapping paper in my closet, especially the Christmas wrapping paper, so that I can wrap presents in the privacy of my bedroom without anyone seeing me, then hide said presents in said closet. It makes my closet feel special when there are presents stashed in there :)
3. Share one of your earliest memories.
I remember going on the train in NYC to visit a friend of my mom's. She'd originally been our next door neighbor in the Bronx, but then she moved to Manhattan and we'd go visit her and her daughter. For me, getting on the train was like getting on a rocket ship to the moon. For some reason it made me feel very grown up.
4. What circus act best describes your week so far?
Hmm, the way I've been running around trying to get all my errands done, I feel like I'm being shot out of a cannon most of the time.
5. What's a food you disliked as a child but you love now?
Black beans. My mom would make them occasionally, and I thought they were totally ugly and disgusting-looking. Now I thoroughly enjoy them.
6. Describe your summer in three words.
Hot and humid.
7. Where were you on September 11, 2001? Will you do anything special to mark the day this year?
I was at my job, and I got a call from a dear friend who told me that an airplane had crashed into one of the towers. I thought that was extremely strange, since there is no flight pattern that goes through that area for that particular reason; you don't want planes getting close to the skyscrapers. I thought it was some private plane that had lost control, until she told me another plane had crashed. Then I knew it was no accident.
We prayed for the survivors of 9/11 in our Sunday school class. I can't imagine how sad this day must be to those that lost a loved one. May we never forget.
8. Insert your own random thought here.
This has been a very sad week for my cousin, who had to put her beloved beagle Ginger to rest. Ginger had a tumor growing against her lungs. My cousin could have opted for chemotherapy, but for a dog that was 12 years old it would have been painful, and her quality of life would have suffered greatly. I know my cousin made the right choice in ending Ginger's suffering, but it doesn't make the pain go away any faster. Sweet Ginger will be missed.
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