Learning to deal with life's neverending twists and turns.
Wednesday, January 23, 2013
It doesn't feel like Wednesday; it feels more like Tuesday because Monday was Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s birthday and it felt more like a Sunday. Let's hope my Wednesday Hodgepodge post gets me back on schedule. If you're confused too, try a Wednesday Hodgepodge post by visiting Joyce, From This Side of the Pond.
1. The popular saying, 'All is fair in love and war' is originally credited to English writer John Lyly. Is he right?
I don't believe so. I think that phrase sounds like chaos.
2. Are you a cereal eater? What's your favorite kind?
I get into cereal kicks every so often. My favorite cereal right now is Smart Start, when I'm in the mood for it.
3. A five year old in Pennsylvania was recently given a ten day school suspension for talking with a friend about shooting one another with a Hello Kitty Bubble gun (the gun blows bubbles). She did not have the gun with her at school.
A psychological evaluation was also ordered and the incident was recorded on her permanent record. The suspension was later reduced to two days and her parents are suing to have the incident removed from her file. Your thoughts? (If you missed the story click here for details).
It sounds like we've taken stupid to a whole new level. Can you imagine what would happen if kids started playing cowboys and indians in the schoolyard like we did when we were little? You know, back when gun control wasn't an issue?
Whatever happened to predictability? The milkman, the paper boy, evening TV? (From the theme song for the show Full House)
5. January 23rd is National Handwriting Day, billed as a day to reacquaint yourself with a pen and pencil. Do you like your handwriting? Do you prefer to print or write in cursive? This date was chosen because its the birth date of John Hancock. What's the last thing you signed your name to?
I do like my handwriting because it's legible and neat. I don't know if I prefer to print or write in cursive; it's more about what I'm writing, I think. If I'm filling in an application of some kind I print. If I'm taking notes at church I'll write in cursive. The last thing I signed was paperwork at the doctor's office.
6. Speaking of John Hancock...ever been to Philadelphia? Do you have any desire to visit the city of Brotherly Love?
Yes, many many years ago. I would love to go again and visit all the historical sites.
7. Share something funny you've heard a child say.
We have a restaurant in our area called Smash Burger. Our pastor's son, who is 3 years old, heard the name and exclaimed, "Hulk smash burger!" I thought that was so cute!
8. Insert your own random thought here.
I was watching a British show on Netflix called Keeping Up Appearances. It's a hilarious show if you care to see it. The show was taped in 1990. I was amazed at how much things have changed in the last 20 some odd years. The woman, Hyacinth, was showing off her mobile phone, a novelty at the time. Most people used payphones. Now even kindergarteners have their own cell phones with Internet access and everything. Just 20 years, and it's like we live in a whole different world. And you know what? I miss the days when information wasn't so accessible and life was more private. What do you say?
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