Learning to deal with life's neverending twists and turns.
Wednesday, October 24, 2012
Chats on the Farmhouse Porch
I'm joining Patrice and Wendell on their front porch for some yummy tea and chats. You can find them at Everyday Ruralty.
1. I just posted about some spice canisters yesterday. Do you have any funny stories about spices?
None that come to mind. I like using them, though.
2. Have you ever carved a pumpkin?
Nope, never have.
3. What's your favorite fall meal?
Soups and stews are favorites for the fall, even though fall in South Florida isn't all that cold. Still, I like those stick-to-your-ribs kind of foods.
4. Do you have a hunter in the family?
I sure don't. We used to - our terrier Tobey would hunt anything that came into our backyard, especially lizards. Molly will chase squirrels but she's not a hunter.
5. Pretend that I just won a big cash prize. Ooo! I like this already:) One of the stipulations of the prize is taking a friend out for a shopping spree and spending $1000 on them. Let's say I'm coming to your house because I chose YOU. Where would we go and what would we buy? No party poopers allowed! Have fun with this. I only wish it was real.
Well first off, thanks for choosing me! Let's see, where would I spend $1,000? I think I'd like to go to Kohl's because they have such nice clothes, and pretty things for decorating the house. It's really affordable too, so we'd get our money's worth ;). I would make sure to have enough money left over so we can go to Red Robins for their yummy burgers, and so we could have some nice conversation. Or maybe Cracker Barrel, for their exceptional biscuits and sweet tea. You know what, Patrice? Why don't we just go out to eat and blow the whole $1,000 on food for all the porch gatherers? That would be way more fun!
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