Learning to deal with life's neverending twists and turns.
Tuesday, December 4, 2012
Chats on the Farmhouse Porch
I usually visit Patrice and Wendell on Wednesdays, but they're having such pleasant weather today I thought I'd stop by earlier. You can stop by for some chatting at Everyday Ruralty.
1. Do you have your tree up yet? If not, when will you put it up? If you don't have a tree, please tell me about another tradition you like.
Our tree went up the day after Thanksgiving. That has been our family's tradition since our first Christmas together.
2. What was the best job you ever had? The worst?
Best job was my last job as purchasing manager for a cosmetics firm. The people were a joy to work with, my vendors were the best, I learned tons of stuff while I was there, and the atmosphere was almost always pleasant. The worst job I had was the complete opposite. The atmosphere was awful, there was racism running rampant and the management did nothing about it. I found out a few years after I left the management and company were sued for discrimination. It didn't surprise me one bit.
3. Do you drive around and look at Christmas lights? If not applicable, tell me something you like to look at when you go for a drive.
We used to drive around to look at Christmas lights. Then the price of gas went through the roof. Now we walk through the neighborhood to see the lights. It's actually better, since we can stop and admire instead of having to drive through. There's more to appreciate on foot.
4. Does your tea kettle have a whistle?
Nope. I don't have a tea kettle or a whistle. I warm up my water in the microwave and toss the tea bag right in the cup.
5. Do you like boots?
Ugh, no! I hate boots! I'm so thankful I live in South Florida and never have to wear boots! Though I must confess, I tried on a pair of boots at Kohl's recently that were very comfortable. I would almost dare to buy them, but I don't think they'd get much use.
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