Learning to deal with life's neverending twists and turns.
Friday, January 4, 2013
Five Question Friday
Good Friday morning to ya! Winter break has gone by fast, and lives are starting to get back to normal. My son has quite a bit of homework still that needs to get caught up, but since he's still asleep I think I'll get down to my five questions courtesy of Mama M at My Little Life.
1. Have you set any goals/resolutions for 2013?
I don't make resolutions but I do think we should always have goals in our lives, not just during the new year. My goal is to be a more compassionate person, listening to people and trying to understand their hardships instead of immediately thinking they need to get over it (bad habit of mine). I also am continuing my goal of eliminating credit card use. I always pay my credit card at the end of the month so I don't have credit card debt per se, but I was spending way too much on my card only to have to cut corners at the end of the month or, worse, pull money from savings to pay the bills. I've already cut my credit card spending in half and I'm working at reducing it even more. God has been consistent in guiding and rewarding me as I go.
2. Have you made any travel/vacation plans for 2013?
Nope. It's not in the budget at this time.
3. What room is never cleaned in your house?
There is no room in my house that is never cleaned. Even the garage gets cleaned at least every other month. I would have a conniption if there was a room in my house that never got cleaned. It's just not in my nature.
4. What food must be in your house at all times?
Bacon. Need I say more?
5. Are you a hugger or more of a hands off person?
I am not a touchy feely person at all. I don't mind giving a kiss or even a hug as a greeting, but after that everyone needs to keep their hands to themselves. Cooties and all that, you know ;).
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