August 18, 2006

friday's feast #1

There is a these preset things that some bloggers do on the different days of the week. I'm thinking about doing some of them. It's neat. For Friday, it is called Friday's Feast. Here goes my first one...


What color is your car?

maroon or burgandy

If you could wake up tomorrow with full training in another occupation and a job in that field, what would it be?

the million dollar question...if i knew that, i'd be doing it! but i guess i'd have to say either a teacher to deaf kids (my dream since i was a little girl) or a social worker. i would really love a profession where i felt i was making a difference in the world. i keep reminding myself that being a good mommy is making a difference. sometimes i forget...

How many times in your life have you had the flu (or something similar)?

not many. usually just awful, breath-taking colds.

Main Course
What is something that has happened to you this week that you didn't expect?

i got two brand new tires for my car. aren't i exciting?

How old were you when you had your first kiss?

i honestly have no idea. guess it was really earth-shattering, huh? i remember my first kiss with my husband, though. it was awesome and that's what counts to me!

To see some of the answers of others who participated in this, click here. Feel free to post your own too! Happy Friday, everyone!

7 rays through the fog:

Marianne Arkins said...

GADZUKS! I can't believe you can't remember your first kiss...

I'm with you on the tires thing... I'm a SAHM and some of the strangest things can really make my day.

Great feast!

Wystful1 said...

DeLICious soup!!

My feast is served.

Anna said...

Enjoyed your feast! Welcome!

Anonymous said...

Love you soup and your compassion. I think your a GREAT mom.

Found something I though you would enjoy. However good, It has nothing to do with your feast:

The Ant and the Contact Lens: a true story.

Brenda was almost halfway to the top of the tremendous granite cliff. She
was standing on a ledge where she was taking a breather during this, her
first rock climb. As she rested there, the safety rope snapped against her
eye and knocked out her contact lens. "Great", she thought. "Here I am on
a rock ledge, hundreds of feet from the bottom and hundreds of feet to the
top of this cliff, and now my sight is blurry."

She looked and looked, hoping that somehow it had landed on the ledge. But
it just wasn't there.

She felt the panic rising in her, so she began praying. She prayed for
calm, and she prayed that she may find her contact lens.

When she got to the top, a friend examined her eye and her clothing for
the lens, but it was not to be found. Although she was calm now that she
was at the top, she was saddened because she could not clearly see across
the range of mountains. She thought of the bible verse "The eyes of the
Lord run to and fro throughout the whole earth."

She thought, "Lord, You can see all these mountains. You know every stone
and leaf, and You know exactly where my contact lens is. Please help me."

Later, when they had hiked down the trail to the bottom of the cliff they
met another party of climbers just starting up the face of the cliff. One
of them shouted out, "Hey, you guys! Anybody lose a contact lens?"

Well, that would be startling enough, but you know why the climber saw it?
An ant was moving slowly across a twig on the face of the rock, carrying

The story doesn't end there. Brenda's father is a c artoonist. When she
told him the incredible story of the ant, the prayer, and the contact
lens, he drew a cartoon of an ant lugging that contact lens with the
caption, "Lord, I don't know why You want me to carry this thing. I can't
eat it, and it's awfully heavy. But if this is what You want me to do,
I'll carry it for You."

I think it would do all of us some good to say, "God, I don't know why You
want me to carry this load. I can see no good in it and it's awfully
heavy. But, if You want me to carry it, I will."

God doesn't call the qualified, He qualifies the called.

Yes, I do love GOD. He is my source of existence and my Savior. He keeps
me functioning each and every day. Without Him, I am nothing, but with
Him.....I can do all things through Christ which strengthens me. (Phil.

Love ya, Mom

Anonymous said...

Andrea, I want Grant to learn some sign language. I'll look at the library and if I find a book, would you be willing to work on it with him?

Barb said...

What a nice feast. I especially love that you don't remember your first kiss but you remember the first time you kissed your hubby. And hey! I personally think getting two new tires is pretty darned exciting!

The memes we do during the week have bailed me out a lot of times when my brain just wouldn't get creative. This one was great.

ribbiticus said...

good feast! dining feast is finally up! ;)

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