Learning to deal with life's neverending twists and turns.
Wednesday, November 14, 2012
Chats on the Farmhouse Porch
Thanks once again to Patrice and Wendell for entertaining us on their porch! It's a lovely day, so I think I'll join up with them at Everyday Ruralty.
1. What's your favorite Thanksgiving side dish? For anyone not in the US, what's your favorite fall side dish?
Hands down, my family will say it's the stuffing. And yes, it's stuffing. As in, in the bird (though I make enough to fill a dish and bake it alongside the turkey). Here's the thing: I take Stove Top stuffing and add additional onions and celery, fresh sage and thyme, and raisins. Then, instead of making it with water and margarine, I use chicken stock and butter. Oh my, I can't wait!
2. What's the first thing you do when you have a headache?
Depends on the type of headache. If it's a sinus headache I typically turn to my allergy medicine or sinus medicine. If it's a migraine, I take 2 Tylenol and go to bed - do not disturb me under any circumstances.
3. Do you like to "people watch"? (Observe people in public while waiting for something or relaxing)
Not really. I guess since I don't like to be watched I feel uncomfortable watching. I try to bring some reading material if I have to sit around so I don't have to watch anyone.
4. Where's your family most likely to eat for a day to day meal? (Read= not holiday)
The dining room or the kitchen counter. My youngest son likes eating in the family room or dining room, and my daughter will occasionally eat in her bedroom, as will her brother.
5. Tell me about your plans for Thanksgiving Day. Or tell me something special you will do soon.
Thanksgiving Day will be spent here at home. I'll be brining the turkey again, so that will start the night before. We'll watch the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade in the morning, prepare the meal in the afternoon, watch Miracle on 34th Street, play some board games, and relax as we enjoy each other's company. There'll be no Black Friday shopping for us, so we can nap if we want to or stay awake, whichever is to our inclination. I'm really looking forward to it!
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