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Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Wednesday Hodgepodge

Ok I’m trying here…another post in the black hole that is or was my blogging mojo….

1. What are your plans for Easter?

Our plans are very simple. We are going to church and then probably just returning home for lunch.

Are you cooking a big lunch or dinner?  

Normally I do not cook on Sunday’s and Easter is no exception. However this year the Hub’s birthday falls on Easter Sunday, so I am throwing a small Easter/Birthday dinner.

Dyeing eggs?

Probably not, we did when the kids were little and Muffinhead has not been here in a few days so we have not had the opportunity to have any Easter fun.

Attending a sun rise service?  

Our church does hold a sunrise service out at our campground but I for one will be snug in my bed at seven am.

Eating too much chocolate?

Does German Chocolate Cake count? That’s the Hubs cake of choice for his birthday. I do still have to assemble Muffinhead Easter basket so there might be a few chocolate eggs involved……..

2.  What is something you feel too young to do?

Eat dinner at 4:30, I will share that as the years creep on and on my bed time has become earlier and earlier. However I still don’t think I am heading in the direction of dinner at 4:30.

3.  "Love is patient, love is kind.  It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud...it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs..." 

Of the characteristics mentioned in the biblical definition of love which do you find most difficult to live out and why?

easy choice….it keeps no record of wrongs, well love may keep no records but my memory is long and has the ability to pull from decades of hidden files at whim.

4. What's a springtime flower you associate with your childhood?

I remember my grandma’s tulips in her garden. I remember they all seemed to be perfectly uniform and all lined up and all blooming at the same time.
Bright red, pink, yellow and I think there may have been some white ones….sadly down here in the south tulips do not grow very well as annuals, they are more of a perennial and have to be dug up every year, it just doesn't get cold enough for them to thrive.

5.  Ever sung karaoke? If so, what's your go-to song? If not and you're given the opportunity, would you?

No I have never sung karaoke, but if I ever did have the opportunity it would probably be something form Rogers & Hammerstein…

OOOOk-lahoma, where the wind comes sweepin' down the plain,
or Happy happy happy happy talk, talk about thing you like to do, you’ve got to have a dream, if you don't have a dream how ya gonna make a dream come true…or……..
I’ve got the horse right here his name is Paul revere and the guy he say if the weathers clear, can do, can do this guys says the horse can do……..

somebody stop me…..ok ok one more

Shall we dance? On a bright cloud of music shall we fly? Shall we dance? Shall we then say, goodnight and mean goodbye.
Oh perchance, when the last little star has left the sky.
Shall we still be together? With our arms around each other, and shall you be my new romance?
On the clear understanding that this kind of thing can happen
Shall we dance? Shall we dance? Shall we dance?

6. What is something you keep in a basket?

Napkins on my kitchen table…ho hum!

7.  When was the last time you felt foolish?

Oh my goodness, I think that may be a daily occurrence. How about the times I find myself in my car and realize that I am waiting for the red light…at a four way stop!….or how about the time I put my cell phone through the washing machine…..or how about the time I closed the back hatch on my van only to realize that I had set my Starbuck's frappachino on the bumper of the car…………

8.  Y’all I am torn between wanting to stay informed and just wanting to bury my head in the sand. Every time I watch the news it seem that I am seeing more and more things that defy explanation. Violent acts that are to despicable to describe, the frightening debt crisis, the lack of morals in the secular world, it just seems that every time I turn on the television I am overwhelmed with a multitude of moral and social issues that boggle the mind.

The Hubs and I have nightly conversations on how crazy it is, sadly the solution is so very simple, at least in my mind it is. However turning from sin and setting your eyes on God is so far removed from so many that at times it seems impossible.

However that word impossible is not in God’s vocabulary. He is the God of impossibilities. 

I may be overwhelmed and focusing on all the things that are wrong instead of all the things that are right.

I am so glad that God is, God and I am not…..cause this, the world, makes no sense to me right now!
    2 Chronicles 7:14
    if my people, who are called by my name, will humble themselves and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, and I will forgive their sin and will heal their land.
Blessings and Happy Hodgepodge y’all

Wednesday, March 20, 2013

A bunch of totally random things that y’all really don’t need to know…..but hey at least it’s a post!

My husband is out of town/really out of town as he is in Germany so we had frozen pizza for dinner last night.

Since my husband is out of town I had not unloaded or reloaded the dishwasher in several days.

It is now loaded and my kitchen sink is now full of very hot sudsy water trying to get the last bit of frosting residue off the decorating tips I used to make Muffinhead’s birthday cake.

The aftermath…..


The results, she really loved her cake y’all!


I now re-remember why I stopped doing wedding cakes….the clean up is a killer.

The lemon thyme that I cut back to nothing this past fall is now bursting up from the pruned stems in a dark green lushness that just makes me want to go out and run my fingers over. I love my herb garden.

I have to make one last harvest of my swiss chard from the veggie patch and then I can get in there and turn over the dirt and amend it to get my spring veggie garden planted.

My pottery buddy and I are trying to work up some inventory for a spring sale. We are not sure when it will be but I am excited about it. I find that I am a bit obsessed with the clay. I feel like I have really found the creative outlet that I have been looking for.

I love my gardening, my cooking, my knitting/crocheting, my painting, but getting my hands in the clay fills something in me that is hard to explain.

It was a good throwing day yesterday.


One large kitchen crock (top left) three coffee cups (bottom shelf). I am heading back over this morning to finish up with the handles for the cups today…if they cups are dry enough to clean up.

I was expecting Muffinhead this morning but when I awoke she was not here. My DIL told me that she was not sure if my son was coming home last night or not.

No Muffinhead….means that he did get home last night. I have the morning off…yea for me!

Here’s a biggie y’all.

After twelve years we are in the process of getting a new pastor at our church. I remember the last time this happen and how devastated we  all were at the concept of loosing our beloved pastor. We then all saw how faithful God was to send us our current pastor. So I have faith that God will be just a faithful in providing for us this time around. However I will say that I have some definite thoughts about the timing of this move. Now that I am in the season of flux (hormonally speaking) I also feel like I am gaining some wisdom. For as much as I will miss our pastor, I really do think it may be time for a change. There have been some major things going on that have been disturbing my spirit at our church for some time. So much so that I was contemplating making a change. I never thought that would ever happen.

My husband and I have been members of this church for over 25 yeas and have been very happy. It was truly the catalyst for me, bringing me to where I am in in my relationship with Christ. I feel it is my spiritual home. However there have been a few changes that have taken place that have cause a very distinct upheaval in how I feel about my spiritual home. Changes that I feel may not have been Christ driven. I am still pondering and praying about all of this. I am seeking some discernment for the Lord on how I am feeling and asking for some clarification. We will not be making any life altering changes any time soon, the Girlchild loves her youth group so much and is so invested in in this church, she knows nothing else. Her whole life and her foundation with Christ is formed in the people and the experience she has had at this church home.

But….changes are coming and you know how difficult that process can be……

There really isn't a point to all this randomness other that to try and get SOMETHING posted to my blog.

I have been in such a blogging funk lately. Wondering about the purpose of it, the purpose of me, the purpose of a lot of things……

My last thought, for as difficult as the hormonal shift has been, I find that it is like the example given in scripture. The heat of the flames burns away all the impurities and what is left behind is the refined gold or silver.

Now I am not comparing myself to gold or silver, I am just saying that for now I feel like I am in the furnace and am waiting for the refinement process to end so I can see what is left behind…

Somebody get me a nice tall glass of lemonade with lots of ice and have that polishing cloth ready….

Lastly I will leave you with this….


A little taste of spring that I ran across yesterday and I had to stop the car and take a picture….



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