Friday, February 26, 2010

POCKETBOOKS, CLUTCHES, "WHATEVA...." & FILL IN

FIRSTLY...
They're saying it will affect our 'pocket books' (sorry, i still call it that)
No, it WILL change our grand children's purses, clutches, wallets, whatever (can you see me doing the 3-fingers-to-the-side-then-rolling-them-up hand motion thingy?)

Have you read it?
By Associated press...

Praying people will let their concerns be known to their representatives or congressmen BEFORE the next elections.

SECONDLY...

#165

FFI by fondofsnape.
And...here we go!

1. A cup of tea _HAS BEEN IN MY HANDS A LOT THIS WEEK WHILE SUCCUMBING TO THE FLU/COLD/WHATEVER IT WAS...ECHINACEA HELPED ME THROUGH IT'S STEAMINESS AND IN ENHANCING MY IMMUNITIES___.

2. _PLEASANT. SWEET SMELLS AND RICH, SAVORY SMELLS COMING FROM SOMETHING YUMMY COOKING IN MY KITCHEN__ makes a place feel like home.

3. Everything has its beauty _BECAUSE OUR LORD IS ITS CREATOR AND YOU CAN'T DO BETTER THAN HIM__.

4. _WHY HAVE YOU NEVER VISITED SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA AND TREATED YOURSELF TO THE BEST-I'VE-EVER-HAD___ taste of strawberries?

5. Art makes me _APPRECIATE GOD'S PROVISION OF THE GIFTS HE GAVE HIS YOUNG, OLD, HAPPY, SAD, TALENTED AND UNTALENTED; SHOWN VISIONS, NO MATTER THE MEDIUM__.

6. LOL , I just noticed I forgot _TO EAT BREAKFAST...DOES THAT MEAN I GET TO EAT TWICE AS MUCH LUNCH OR SHOULD I JUST RISK THE HEADACHE THAT'S INEVITABLE?__.

7. And as for the weekend, tonight I'm looking forward to _WATCHING THE OLYMPICS AGAIN_, tomorrow my plans include _VISITING TILE SHOPS AND HOME REMODELING STORE TO GATHER PRICING FOR RE-MODELING OUR MASTER BATHROOM___ and Sunday, I want to _WORSHIP, ENJOY LUNCH WITH MY FAMILY AND KNIT MY SHAWL IN THE WARM SUNLIGHT COMING THROUGH THE LIVING ROOM WINDOW (WHICH WILL INDUCE A COZY NAP ON THE COUCH)_!


THIRDLY, WON'T YOU JOIN IN ON BOTH?? :)

Jer. 33:3 "Call to me and I will answer you and tell you great and unsearchable things you do not know." Blessings,

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

WEEK EIGHT

Wednesdays are very busy for me, so I'm "jumping the gun" a bit (hey, that goes with one of this week's questions) and getting my list posted today.
This will be "THE LAST FEBRUARY" 'RANDOM DOZEN'...JOINING LIDDIE answering some VERY random questions, indeed...

RANDOM DOZEN, week 8

QUESTIONS THOUGHTS

1. Have you ever fired a gun or shot a bow and arrow?

My learning curve: a bow @19, a pistol & rifle @ 23, and a 4-ft blow gun @ 33

Psalm 38:1 “Take a deep breath, God; calm down— don't be so hasty with your punishing rod. Your sharp-pointed arrows of rebuke draw blood; my backside smarts from your caning.”

2. Do you know where your childhood best friends are?

I know where they are, chat on FB but rarely get to see them L

Amos 5:14 “Seek good and not evil— and live! You talk about God, the God-of-the-Angel-Armies, being your best friend. Well, live like it, and maybe it will happen.

3. Do you usually arrive early, late, or on time?

Usually I’m on time; though since hormonal struggles loom I don’t fret so much about it.

4. Are you more of a New York or California type?

Speaking from a weather perspective: love me some southern California specifically in the OC…but New York coffee and fresh bagels can’t be beat…there I go, being indecisive again.

5. Do you have a special ring tone?

Even though my ringer is on silent A LOT b/c I’m one who REALLY doesn’t want to interrupt church, or a meeting, or a personal conversation …when I’m out and about shopping or away from home expecting updates from my teenager, it’s turned up to HIGH…giving a unique opportunity to enjoy music, receive a call and WITNESS… so mine is:

the chorus of TAKE IT ALL by Hillsong United…

“Jesus, we're living for Your name,
We'll never be ashamed of you
Woah oh oh
Our praise,And all we are today
Take, take, take, it all

Take, take, take, it all!”

6. What is your favorite type of chip?

Cheddar Soy Crisps then KETTLE COOKED Cape Cod Sea Salt and Cracked Pepper…you actually didn’t think I could choose JUST ONE, did you?


7. Best comedy you've ever seen is ....

Anita Renfroe @ Women of Faith…here’s a sample (YOU RAISE ME UP...below questions)


8. Have you ever cut your own hair? To quote Dr. Phil, "How'd that work for ya?"

Many times I’ve cut things on my own: the grass, the hours DD can stay out on a date, the cheese when there were no dairy products in sight, hubby’s hairline on the back of his neck, and MY hair…with my short style I can trim my front angles and get an extra 3 weeks before a formal cut…helps a girl’s pocketbook, a little

9. If you were going to have an extreme makeover--your house or your person?

Not that my hair, face, body, teeth, skin, and nails don’t need one, but hubs and I have trouble finding central ground on this one--a designer’s opinion would be a great way to go

10. Are you allergic to anything?

Used to be allergic to walnuts, yet recently discovered it has disappeared—made me happy! “Dust” appears to be my biggest nose enemy by encroaching on me no matter HOW MUCH I clean, wipe, dust and HEPA vacuum…it WON’T go away even though I try to make it disappear.

11. Why is it so hard to change?

Many changes are hard, yep, next to ‘ne’r gonna happen’: CHANGING ketchups is out-of-the-question in THIS house, hubs requires HEINZ; CHANGING the toilet paper, paper towels, and trash bags is so challenging only the most-qualified person in the house can EVER seem to get it done (what? Me, complain?); CHANGING my $20 bill is next to impossible…DD borrows them quite often and their remnants rarely make it back into my clutch (does everything cost $20 now?)

Yet, CHANGING my clothes happens more now than ever before…hot flashes bring on ALL types of new reactions and conditions (‘nuff said, I’ll let your imagination fill in these blanks)

12. Dedicated to February love: CS Lewis said, "To love is to be vulnerable." Please share one example or share any thought you'd like about this topic.

Shared joy is a DOUBLE joy; shared sorrow is HALF a sorrow.
-- Swedish Proverb




Jer. 33:3 "Call to me and I will answer you and tell you great and unsearchable things you do not know." Blessings,

Monday, February 22, 2010

90-day-bible-journey (week 4)

So how is it going with this week's 90-DAY JOURNEY THROUGH THE BIBLE? Half the week went great, then the flu hit me and 'WHAMMO'...I fell behind...will be working to read as I blow my nose, when I'm awake.

How is your perception of the Bible changing as you are doing the daily readings? I love reading the Old Testament lessons of God's steadfastness/providence...how Joshua stepped up to his leadership after Moses died without stepping foot into the promised land.

What questions evolved from your reading this week? I didn't keep notes of my questions this last week but will work on that this week.Hang in there, I fell a little behind this week ...keep praying for me! I continue appreciating your encouragement :)

I'VE ADDED THIS WEEK'S VERSES TO MY 'TO DO LIST' IN MY SIDEBAR...COME join us on this reading adventure (*update*: I finished today's reading...yeah!...it covered Saul and Jonathan's death after battle, David's lamenting over Saul, David's being named King of Judah, later fighting the Philistines and God going before him, God confirming David's eternal lineage, David's sons becoming priests and then his sinning with Bathsheba; setting up her husband's death and then hearing God's plan for David's punishment through David & Bathsheba's son's death...it read like a current screenplay.)

JER. 33:3 "Call to me and I will answer you and tell you great and unsearchable things you do not know." Blessings,

Friday, February 19, 2010

FRIDAY FILL - IN


spring flowers


And...here we go!


1. Johnny Weir was enjoyable to watch as he skated during the Olympics...the judges always get prodded for their job, good or bad.
2. __I've cringed through many heart-stopping events (especially watching Women's Downhillers wiping out...then it changing to joy as America won gold) during the__ 2010 Olympics.
3. And the day came when the risk to remain tight in a bud_became so miniscule I took the chance, flew the airplane and felt like a flying rose_.
4. _I'll gladly open the door and let you come in and clean my house from top to bottom_ if you get an urge.
5. Having sweet dreams __IS ALWAYS more fun than having the horror movies that sometimes spout from the abyss of my unconcious brain__.
6. What does it take _to have eternal life? Believe on Jesus Christ as your personal savior, ask and ye shall find__.
7. And as for the weekend, tonight I'm looking forward to __taking my cold medicine and getting a better night's sleep than last night___, tomorrow my plans include _playing some board games with girlfriends and munching on appetizers__ and Sunday, I want to _feel this cold washing away so I won't feel any worse_!

Jer. 33:3
"Call to me and I will answer you
and tell you great and unsearchable things you do not know."
Blessings,

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

RANDOM DOZEN, week seven

EVEN THOUGH SHE begins with a salute to the Olympics, you'll notice about half-way through LIDDIE’S questions turn the corner and go off on another path…

QUESTIONS then ANSWERS

If you could compete in one Olympic event what would it be? GYMNASTICS…loved it in high school;dated a nationally-ranked gymnast in college; STILL love it but the bod’s too worn out now for it.

What specific Olympic moment from the past do you remember? Walking the 1996 Decathlon’s marathon route with my husband and 4-yo daughter in Atlanta—some of favorite pictures show DD running down the middle of Peachtree Street in her ‘flag’ dress :)

Have you ever known anyone who competed in the Olympics?
NOT yet but I WILL…Maya Moore used to sit by me at DD’s high school softball games…she’ll be in the Olympics soon—I’d lay money on it, for sure, in basketball!

If everyday activities were Olympic-worthy, which activity would you have a gold medal in? Hugs, I give GREAT hugs…no little kissy on each cheek, or dinky little finger-tip hand shakes… big, heart-felt, crush you tata’s kinda hugs :) When you MEAN IT, DO IT…people don’t get enough hugs now.

What do you know about your ethnic heritage? English/Irish background mainly...my great, great grandfather was a Methodist preacher--I have a 1902 pic of he and his 6 children and wife hanging downstairs...ha ha ha..his wife wasn't hanging the picture is.

Do you enjoy sleeping late? My body enjoys sleeping anytime it can sleep now...love Sunday afternoon naps…but generally I don’t like to sleep late—it makes my days too short.

Name one country you'd like to visit and explain why. Cruising through the Greek Isles because it’s **the Greek Isle** hello!…would like to retrace some of Paul’s journey.

Have you ever performed CPR on anyone? Do you know how? (Yes, that's two, I know. Whatevs.) Have taken multiple CPR classes--never used it…Hubs is a certified 1st responder w/ ARC—he taught CPR for 1996 Olympics 1st responders

Have you ever fixed up a couple romantically? NOPE


What is the last book you read? ECLIPSE by Stephanie Meyer

YOU write the question! How's that for random? Was this the first time you’ve ever seen Liddie ask the same question twice? Yes, hee hee


What is your favorite meal at your favorite restaurant? Pappadeaux Seafood Kitchen, Salmon Diablo (char-grilled salmon topped with crawfish, crabmeat &
pico de gallo in a lemon garlic butter sauce over dirty rice :)

ENJOY YOUR WEEK 8

Jer. 33:3 "Call to me and I will answer you and tell you great and unsearchable things you do not know."
Blessings,

Monday, February 15, 2010

90-DAY JOURNEY THRU THE BIBLE

Following are the weekly questions from

Blessings Amid Chaos.

Even though this is my first day o f participation, I'll answer to get started:

  1. Are you reading the Bible instead of other things in your life or in addition to other things? I'm also facilitating a Disciple III Bible study...my role in that study is facilitating the time and curriculum for the others. I have been looking for a Bible reading program and this accountability will help me greatly.

  2. If you are struggling with your reading, are there activities you can replace with Bible reading rather than reading in addition to your current activities? What activities can you eliminate? My blogging times will have to be cut...which is good...I'm spending too much time online.

  3. What advice can others reading with us give to those still trying to find their Bible reading rhythm? Make it one of the first things you do in the day

The verses for the week:

Monday: Deuteronomy 23:12 through Deuteronomy 34:12

Tuesday: Joshua 1:1 through Joshua 14:15

Wednesday: Joshua 15:1 through Judges 3:27

Thursday: Judges 3:28 through Judges 15:12

Friday: Judges 15:13 through 1 Samuel 2:29

Saturday: 1 Samuel 2:30 through 1 Samuel 15:35

Sunday: 1 Samuel 16:1 through 1 Samuel 28:19

Jer. 33:3
"Call to me and I will answer you
and tell you great and unsearchable things you do not know."
Blessings,

Sunday, February 14, 2010

PROJECT 365...WEEK SEVEN

Come see what we had going on this week...CLICK THE ABOVE PIC TO GO TO SARA'S...IN THE MEANTIME, HERE'S some of OUR week:

2/13 brought the most gorgeous blue sky; I just love how it highlights the snow, such an awesome contrast...my front yard river birch
If it weren't for our bench you wouldn't be able to tell there's an island around these trees...I just love seeing the cleanliness the snow makes of the landscape.
What was predicted to be only an inch or so--turned out to be 4 inches confirmed...and NO layer of ice under it. We usually have more ice to deal with in this part of the state.
Below is OUR version of the neighborhood Olympics :)...they were having such fun...

video

WHILE THE SNOW WAS MELTING I MADE OATMEAL-CHOCOLATE CHIP COOKIES...YUMMO!
2/12 WAS DOWNRIGHT CHILLY, DD and I had some fun using the 'timer' on the camera and getting some shots Teens always have THE BEST ways to celebrate things...here she wanted to do a picture to send to her friend who knitted the gloves she's wearing! They're adorable fingerless gloves that have a flap that folds over to make them into mittens :)

Before the snow arrived Friday afternoon, I had made a trip to the grocery...to get my milk and bread, of course...that's a local joke here....we NEVER get snowed in enough to REALLY need milk and bread. However, while there I had to turn in a prescription for my allergies...it sure helps me breathe.
Thursday evening one of my buds gave me some buds...(dopey, I know, simple things make me giggle these days)...a very pretty kalanchoe to celebrate another year breathing in His merciful breath of life.

On Tuesday I had my salon appointment to trim my hair...I took some shots but they were SO AWFUL I wasn't about to post any one of them...

As "ARo" is SO GOOD at doing on her blogs...

In summary, I must count my snowy blessings while I have them because they quickly melt away when the temps go up; there is ALWAYS something to praise in and around a storm--the little birdies were still out and about in the snow but I wasn't quick enough to catch them; Times with my DD are fleeting--she'll be off to college in less than 6 months so I am cherishing every moment; Thanks will always be given for grocery stores and pharmacies--providence of such special things; finally, I have some of THE BEST praying mama sisters in the WORLD and thank the Lord for EVERY remembrance of them!

ENJOY WEEK EIGHT OF THE LORD'S PROVIDENCE

Jer. 33:3 "Call to me and I will answer you and tell you great and unsearchable things you do not know."
Blessings,

Saturday, February 13, 2010

THEN SINGS MY SOUL...marshmallow world

THEN SINGS MY SOUL...Joining Amy...

my soul is singing...singing in joy for the beautiful snow we had yesterday. We woke to the most gorgeously blue skies, so I had to take pics of that too! It'll be gone by later today or early tomorrow...but it surely has been clean, quiet and a wonderful change.GO, GOD!!!

(Down below Dean's video is a short snippet of what I found outside this MORNING...love it, love it...Did I mention I LOVE IT!!! )

If you've never seen Dean Martin or heard him sing...this song captures the way I feel about the snow...a marshmallow world...

DISCLAIMER: not endorsing his smoking nor having a holiday-decorated house in the middle of February but the words of the song are great...

captures my feel for the snow and the LOVE of the weekend with my sweetheart!!!

"A Marshmallow World" www.OldieLyrics.com(partial)

It's a marshmallow world in the winter,
When the snow comes to cover the ground,
It's the time for play, it's a whipped cream day,
I wait for it all year round.

It's a yum-yummy world made for sweethearts,
Take a walk with your favourite girl,
It's a sugar date, what if spring is late,
In winter, it's a marshmallow world.



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Blessings,