February 29, 2008

friday's feast #181 (#24)

New picture, same meme - I missed last week but didn't want today to pass without participating. If you'd like to participate or read other people's answers, click on the picture above.


Who was the last person you hugged?

My son. It was bedtime so I got two hugs. Anything to make the whole bedtime routine last longer. :)


Share a beauty or grooming trick or tip with us.

Um, yeah. This isn't my strength. Oh, here's one I heard recently...usually I use up all my shampoo before the conditioner is gone. The tip is that you can use the conditioner instead of shaving cream when shaving your legs. I tried it - it works well! A great use for something that would be wasted.


What does the color yellow make you think of?

Sunshine. Happiness. Peace. Joy.

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If you were to make your living as a photographer, what subject would your pictures revolve around?

Ooohh, great question! I would LOVE to make a living as a photographer, but I'm just not that good. My pictures would either be of nature - animals, trees, flowers - or close ups of little kids. Or a combination of the two. I'll share some pictures sometime. I take lots and lots. By the way, did you catch the lunar eclipse the other night? Or "moon-er" eclipse as my son called it? I took some photographs of that - too cool (not my pictures, the eclipse).


What was the longest book you ever read?

I've read so many books that I don't know. I guess the longest would be the Bible. I haven't read the whole thing yet, but it's close. I'm working my way through and I'm almost there.

Have a great weekend everyone!

February 15, 2008

friday's feast #179 (#23)

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Name one thing that is unique about you.

I'm drawing a blank here. Unique means one of a kind. That is me but I can't think of why. Long day today - sorry!


Fill in the blank: My favorite __color___ is ___purple___ but I like ___blue___ too.


What type of wood do you have for your home’s furnishings?

In the perfect world, I would only have one type of wood throughout my house so it all, you know, flows nicely. In my world, I have a collection of woods - mostly on the darker side.

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Who do you talk to most often on the phone?

My husband. Some of our best conversations are had on the phone, without the interruption of television or computer or kids.


What level of responsibility do you have in your job?

It depends on what job you are talking about. I wear a lot of hats. At work, I am an assistant manager type. I say type because I pretty much fill in wherever they need me. At home, when daddy isn't home, I'm the boss. :)

February 12, 2008

snow day

they warned us that it was coming
and it did
the roads were nice and icy
this am
and the magic words for baby girl
no school today

it's already turning to slush
but so cold
it's still all over the ground

build a snowman, mommy?
confusion as I tried to explain
the snow won't stick together

two blue jays
and two cardinals
with their mates
fly around today
as yesterday
to hang out with us

how beautiful
against the snowy background

and thankfully
a reminder
that spring is coming

February 11, 2008

night of hope

last evening
gathered with a few ladies
and off we went
to see Joel Osteen

I'd had some reservations
because while I love his message
I want it to be about
the big JC (you know, Jesus)
and not about JO (Mr. Osteen, himself)

off on a tangent here
i'll say that i feel
that sometimes when
a person is called
to give the message of God
in the mix of it
the person becomes
the one glorified
and that's just wrong

that isn't how I see
Joel Osteen
and it sure isn't how
he would want to be seen
but there are people out there
who worship the messenger
not the message
and we have to be careful
in that way

so back on track here
i was so blessed by the message

he has the most positive outlook
on life
and it all comes from truth
i was skeptical and
before the doubt could even
form in my mind
he covered it with scripture
not twisting it
to fit the circumstance
but just laying it out there
as truth

appropriately enough
the evening's theme was
a night of hope
and that is definitely what he gave

he's speaking around the country
and it was even a bit pricey for me
but i still recommend seeing him

yes, they will ask for donations there
but his wife said an interesting thing
she said
give to your local church first
that is where you will be fed and grow
give here only if you feel led by faith

one of the things that always struck me
about Joel Osteen's ministry
on tv
is that they never ask for money
on the air
how refreshing
knowing they must need money
to conduct such a large ministry

some people have problems
with the way he views life
saying that God is not always
going to prosper those who love him
but to hear the message he brings
tells you that God indeed wants you to prosper
and that doesn't mean hardships
and trials won't come
it just means that God will see you through it
and see you through it in a better place
than you were before you began
if you just trust and have faith
that God holds you in the palm of His hand
and NO ONE can take you out of it
you matter to God
you are valuable to Him
even if you aren't valuable to yourself
solid gold to Him
if you project that on the inside
it will show on the outside
and your whole outlook on life
will change

the bottom line is
that everyone can use encouragement
and that is Joel Osteen's gift

so here's to a new outlook
God thinks I'm special
and that is enough.

February 4, 2008

i'm just sayin'...

Just taking a minute to say that if one taco costs $1.99, a combo of three tacos shouldn't be $6.25. Someone needs to tell the guy who owns the restaurant we tried out on Saturday. Do the math people!

Okay, getting off my soapbox now...

February 1, 2008

friday's feast #178 (#22)

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What is your favorite kind of cereal?

I just found a new one - Oatmeal Squares by Quaker. The cinnamon kind.

When was the last time you purchased something for your home, what was it, and in which room did it go?

A maroon, round candle holder with stars around the edge. I bought it in Texas when we were there in November. It sits in the middle of our dining room table with a three wick candle on it. I'm assuming this question wasn't meaning groceries for the kitchen or batteries for the junk drawer or those kinds of mundane, everyday things. Because I bought those yesterday. :)

What is the funniest commercial you’ve ever seen?

I'm looking forward to the Super Bowl because the commercials are usually pretty funny. For the price they pay for the spot, they ought to be. Hmm...funniest commercial...I guess it was one from a couple of years ago. Two guys were skiing downhill and one guy shouted something to another "SHED!" - and the other guy said "What?" and then slammed into the shed. I don't remember what it was advertising or why it was so funny but I laughed every.time. Oh, I also liked the joke with the guy pretending to ride a bike and he bites the dust. Don't know what that was advertising either. And why is it that I like commercials where people get hurt? A sense of humor is a funny thing! :)

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Make up a name for a company by using a spice and an animal (example: Cinnamon Monkey).

Nutmeg Elephant

Fill in the blank: I haven’t _worn makeup__ since _Sept. 8, 2007__.

Fill in the blanks are so hard for me - that's the best I can do.

Have a great weekend!

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