Learning to deal with life's neverending twists and turns.
Wednesday, January 23, 2013
Chats on the Farmhouse Porch
I can't get through the week without visiting my dear friends Patrice and Wendell on their porch at Everyday Ruralty. Though I must say, my porch is nicer this time of year, Patrice - it's 74 degrees out, sunny with a nice breeze. Come on down for a visit, we can have some yummy Southern sweet tea if you like!
1. Do you eat eggs? What is your favorite way to serve them?
I do like eggs, very much. I like mine over-easy or scrambled. Or in an omelet, with ham, peppers, onion and tomato. Yum!
2. Do you have a favorite item that you really like having around? (a pillow, a chair, a sweater, a teddy bear, etc.)
The recliners in my family room. They are about 10 years old but they must be the most comfortable chairs in the universe.
3. Is most of the furniture in your home dark wood, light wood, painted, lacquered, or distressed?
I have a variety. The furniture in my dining room and family room is light wood. The TV stand in the living room is dark wood but it works alongside the lighter wood items in there. The bar stools are also dark wood. I don't care for the distressed look.
4. Please fill in the rest of this sentence. "I could write a book about____________."
I could write a book about being thrifty. I love looking for bargains.
5. If money and calendar/family obligations weren't an issue, would you prefer to spend next weekend at a Bed and Breakfast, a posh hotel, a cabin in the woods, or on a sailboat on a calm body of water? I guess the last thing, the sailboat, would have to be someplace warm. :) (It's 30+ degrees here.)
Well now, let's see...I don't think a sailboat would be my dream mini vacation; I would most likely get seasick. I'm not the cabin in the woods type, unless the cabin has all the amenities. That leaves the posh hotel and the bed and breakfast. I think I'd go with the B&B. It sounds more homey and casual, and I'm a homey/casual type of gal :).
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