Tuesday, May 29

Farmhouse chats on Tuesday

I'm recovering from an awful bout of the flu, and it's made it hard to think of anything to blog about. I was sitting here, wracking my brain for something, and noticed Patrice had new questions up. Yippee!

Do you have any musical instruments in your house? If so, which ones do you have?
My hubby used to play violin, but he passed it on to my sister. Violins have to be played a lot or they start to break down, and we didn't want that to happen to his.

When you take a walk, what are you likely to pick or pick up from the ground?
Stray change, mostly. Once we found a folded up twenty on the ground in the middle of the road. There was nobody around and no telling where it came from, so we kept it. That doesn't happen very often, though. The munchkins are always on the lookout for pine cones and really big magnolia leaves.

They say to have breakfast like a king, lunch like a prince and dinner like a pauper. I guess that means you have fuel for your body to get through the day and don't have a full tummy when you go to bed. Are your meals like that?
We do big breakfast (eggs, toast, cereal, and combinations of the above), small lunch (sandwiches, burritos, nachos, whatever) and big dinner featuring meat (hamburgers, tacos, casseroles, etc.) The problem with a small lunch is that everybody is hungry by 3 PM, so I always keep some kind of snack on hand, like bananas or cookies.

Do you prefer iced coffee or iced tea?
I don't know, they're both fantastic. I rarely drink caffeine, so when I do drink it, it gives me the jitters like you wouldn't believe. I drink it as a treat once in a while, or when I know I'm going to be up late.


How do you handle doing things you'd rather not do?
I had the flu all weekend, and having to get up, change diapers and make meals was really hard. My poor hubby helped, but he was awfully sick, too. I'm afraid I don't handle hard things gracefully. I complain and whine. But I've been studying Peter's letters, and I've been trying to do the following.

2 Peter 1 5-7, Amplified:
For this very reason, adding your diligence [to the divine promises], employ every effort in exercising your faith to develop virtue (excellence, resolution, Christian energy), and in [exercising] virtue [develop] knowledge (intelligence),
And in [exercising] knowledge [develop] self-control, and in [exercising] self-control [develop] steadfastness (patience, endurance), and in [exercising] steadfastness [develop] godliness (piety),
And in [exercising] godliness [develop] brotherly affection, and in [exercising] brotherly affection [develop] Christian love.

I'm still on faith and virtue up there at the top.

5 comments:

Farm Girl said...

I am glad you are feeling better, well enough to do a chat.
So glad you posted those verses. They help so much.

Patrice said...

I hope everyone is feeling better. It's hard not to whine when you have the flu. I remember being sick and feeling like I might have to crawl to get a little one out of the crib. Not easy being a mama when sick! You made me think of my mom when you mentioned picking up change. She was like a magnet for change on the road. Take care and have a good week.

Debbie Huffaker said...

HOPE you and your hubby are on the mend. Being sick and having to take care of a little one is very hard. Love your answers...and especially your scripture references. I answered the questions at my Wise Old Owl blog, but I also have one at http://www.jeremiah-2911.com...would love for you to pop in for a visit!!!

Pam Lofton said...

Oh how I remember the days of having to continue being a mom while sick. I remember nearly every single time- especially if it was a stomach bug. The good news? We don't get sick very often and it does pass. And that's about all the good news. LOL Enjoyed 'chatting' with you!

collettakay said...

You found a $20? Way to go!

Here's my chat:

http://collettaskitchensink.blogspot.com/2012/05/hodgepodge-and-chats-53012.html

Colletta

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