Learning to deal with life's neverending twists and turns.
Wednesday, October 31, 2012
Chats on the Farmhouse Porch
Patrice's porch has dried off enough for us to get together for an after the storm chat. Please join us at Everyday Ruralty.
1. How are you when there is a storm?
I've lived in South Florida for 26 years. We are storm professionals. You tell us a storm's a'coming, and we can hunker down faster than you can say Hurricane Andrew.
2. Are you doing anything special in November?
November is a favorite month for me. First off, Thanksgiving!! I love Thanksgiving. I love the preparation, the food, the games (board games, not football), the naps, and everything else that comes with this special holiday. I love the shows on Food Network on how to roast or fry a turkey and all the yummy side dishes. And I love love love decorating the house for Christmas the next day! I'm looking forward to putting up our tree and fixing the house up!
3. Do you wear glasses or contacts?
I wear glasses. I wore contacts for years, but about 10 years ago I stopped. I suffer from dry eyes, which makes contacts very uncomfortable.
4. Salty snacks or sweets?
Both! It just depends on my mood.
5. Who would you bring to the farm with you for a chat, a tour, or perhaps a visit with Wendell?
For a chat, I'd bring my sister. She would like relaxing with some unsweetened iced tea and casual conversation. For a visit with Wendell it would have to be my son, and the girls from my Awana class. Wendell would love them, they are as sweet as sugar!
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