Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Hello Again...

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How do you typically react in a sudden, extreme, pressure-filled crisis?  Would we want you nearby an emergency?
Honestly, I don't panic but I do shake.  Guess that means something is going on inside.  Once got into a heated discussion with a parent of one of my students who would not listen to reason.  To this day I can feel the trembling in my gut.  It was time to leave and breathe.  It's the only time I gotten like that so guess I wouldn't be too good at debate.  On the whole in emergency situations I am very calm and am able to think clearly.  It is something I got from my Dad who was so wonderfully calm... at least on the outside... when things got crazy.  My mother would react more easily, but she also was a calming factor.  My brother also, so being surrounded with such calm people... how can you help being calm.

Caramel apple, Caramel sundae, Caramel corn, Caramel macchiato... of these four, which caramel treat would you choose?
I love caramel apples but my dentures do not... however, that doesn't stop me from eating them... I just get out a knife and fork.  I do love warm caramel corn, but not so much caramel sundaes or macchiato.  Of the two, guess my favorite would be warm caramel corn... like you get on the boardwalk.

Is there such a think as destiny?  Explain.
Of course there is destiny. 

"According as he hath chosen us in him before the foundation of the world, that we should be holy and without blame before him in love:  Having predestinated us unto the adoption of children by Jesus Christ to himself, according to the good pleasure of his will, To the praise of the glory of his grace, wherein he hath made us accepted in the beloved."  Ephesians 1:4-6   

Also Romans 8:28-31
"And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to his purpose.  For whom he did foreknow, he also did predestinate to be conformed to the image of his Son, that he might be the firstborn among many brethren.  Moreover whom he did predestinate, them he also called: and whom he called, them he also justified: and whom he justified, them he also glorified.  What shall we then say to these things? If God be for us, who can be against us?"

Probably not what the world thinks of as destiny... like in matter of love and wealth and possession.  I can't think of any "higher" destiny that becoming a child of God and living for Him.

What's your favorite piece of furniture?  I'm referring to something currently in your possession as opposed to something on your wish list.

About the second year of our marriage my Sweetie got me a mission rocker for Christmas.  I love that rocker and can't wait to get into our home again so I can enjoy it once more.  I also have a tall sewing chest that was in my Mom's family.  My Nanna always had it stuffed with old velvet purses.  When I inherited it the drawers were still stuffed with ancient sewing stuff... needles, thimbles, threads on old wooden spools and a knob for mending socks.  I kept all that stuff where it was and only use the top drawer for my current hand sewing/mending needs.  This also is in storage till we get moved in.

Wednesday night marks the start of the 2011 Baseball World Series. Did you know? Do you care? Will you be watching? Ever been to a professional baseball game? If you're not an American do you find the title 'World Series' annoying or amusing?

Oh my... we don't watch sports in our house.  I loved watching my kids play sports... basketball and soccer, but now I really don't have a lot of interest.  I hear a lot about it at work... mostly in the pools that are going on and who won for the week.

A sound that takes me back to my childhood is....

We had some old records... George Beverly Shea recordings that my Mom loved to listen to while she was working around the house.  Not too long ago on our Christian Radio Station I heard one of those songs from that recording... wow was that a wave of nostalgia.  Sometimes there are smells that I catch that take me back to childhood like "Bell Seasoning" my mom always used in her turkey stuffing.  Those reminders are getting less and less these days.

On average, once you've linked your hodgepodge post to mine how many other participant blogs do you visit? Do you ever come back to the Hodgepodge later in the day or even the day after to read posts?

This is the first time I've participated in Hodgepodge, but I like doing these Q&A posts.  It's fun to read others too, so I'll probably look at them throughout the day today.  It depends on what happens today whether I'll get to read all of them.

Insert your own random thought here.

God has been giving me lots to do lately.  I'm just plugging along and getting something done each day.  I try to prioritize, but the rules keep changing ;)

We've been trying to get the camper ready for my daughter to move into.  We hoped to rent the little excavator this weekend, but it's looking a little iffy... we still don't have all the supplies together (ie drainage pipe, underground wire etc.).  I finished laying the plywood in the kitchen, but haven't screwed it down and filled the holes, then it needs to be sealed.  I would like to get that done this weekend if we can't get the ditches done (see what I mean?).  We also have a muskovy drake to butcher and chickens to tag.  I also have carrots and beets to harvest and squash to cook up and freeze.  The chores just never end.  I'm not complaining really, just stating facts.  I think I need a helper for a few weeks to get everything done.  Any volunteers?

Well, it's been an incredibly busy year all way 'round.  As you can tell by my blog posts, I just don't have time to sit down and do anything on the computer even though I would like to.  Maybe this winter...  there isn't a lot of gardening to be done in the winter, or butchering, or ditch digging, but I have lots of sewing I want to do... we're expecting another grandchild and I WANT TO SEW (little temper tantrum there).  Hope it's a girl.

That's my "random thoughts" and there's lots more where that came from.. really too many to type out here.

another little "blast from the past"  my Auntie had a book with this picture in it.


  1. Great way to explain destiny! God knows the way of our future and I think we can do different things to alter that course which will bring us to a different end.

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    Cathy Kennedy, Children’s Author
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  2. YEAH!! Mrs. Doug is baaaaaaaaaaaa-ack!!!
    Congrats on the new grandbaby!!! YEAH (wishing for a GIRL for you too!). :)
    I loved your definition of destiny as well. Nothing defines our destiny more than the Scriptures.
    Hoping you get your daughter moved. good to hear from you!

  3. How special to be able to sew something for your new grandbaby :)

    I can just picture you rocking away in your rocker. That sounds so peaceful and relaxing.