Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Fried Green Brains in the Hodgepodge

Well, we FINALLY had our son's 13th birthday party last night, and I am totally, completely, absolutely wiped out but happy. We were blessed that 13 people were here. How cool was that? I'll share all about it in  post of its own, but for now, 
I'm going to put my feet up and answer Joyce's Green Hodgepodge questions. 

I'm too tired to be wordy.  

1. Share a favorite song, book, or movie title containing the word green?

I've always loved the Anne of Green Gables books.  

2. Ralph Waldo Emerson is quoted as saying, 'Shallow men believe in luck. Strong men believe in cause and effect.' Would you agree? Are you a believer in luck?

I don't believe in luck. I believe in the sovereignty of God. He orchestrates everything in heaven and on earth, and under the earth. 
I don't even like to hear "good luck" from a fellow Christian because it smacks of random chance vs. the power of the Almighty in a situation. 

3. Spring water, Hot Springs, handspring, spring fling, spring break, spring fever, offspring...which 'spring' word best applies to something in your day, week, or life right now?

Offspring.  All four of mine plus half of my parents' offspring were here last night for the party. And my baby sister's one offspring was the life of the party. When everyone was getting loud, she'd put her hand over her little lips and say "Shhhh!" And everyone would hush. It was the funniest thing.  

4. What's something you do to make yourself look or feel more confident?

Get a haircut or at least style my hair out of my face. Having hair that grows as fast as mine is both a blessing and a curse when it comes to my sense of confidence. It takes a good cut, a strategic blow drying effort, a sometimes a hair straightener, and some aerosol action to keep it where I want it. 

5.  It's National Celery Month...are you a fan? If so, what's a snack or dish you enjoy that calls for celery?

I like celery, but wouldn't say I'm a fan. I mean, I wouldn't buy tickets to a celery concert or stand in a long line for a stalk of celery to sign a cookbook at Barnes & Noble.  But I do like the crunch and color and sweet, calorie-free of it.  My favorite dish with celery is my mom's Waldorf salad, with grapes, celery, apples, and other stuff . She brings it for Thanksgiving in a gorgeous Haviland china bowl. Talk about  elevating the status of the humble veggie. 

6. What's one thing you wish you'd learned sooner?

To get rid of stuff that I don't need, love, or want.    

The root of it was lack of trust in God for provision when I need something.   I have learned to trust him more and more and more as my Father who sees and knows and cares and has the power and desire to provide for all my needs.  Getting rid of stuff is so freeing and such a practical way of saying, "I trust you , God." And it's a way of making sure you're living in the present, not the past , and not the future. 

7. Would you like to own a second home? If so where would you want that home to be?

No, I would not. Owning just one home has enough blessings and troubles for me.  I can only live in one at a time, and neither my husband nor I have the personalities to be landlords.   And when you own a second home that's in a desirable location for vacationing, you run the risk of people using you. I don't want friends who want me for my stuff.

Hypothetically, if I were inclined to own a second home , it would be in Bethany Beach ,Delaware. I could count on the offspring coming to visit "us" (ahem) if we had a big gathering spot near the sand and surf. 

8.  Insert your own random thought here.

I have no random thought right now.  I don't even a well-planned thought. My brain is fried.


Nel said...

Enjoyed your answers, a few of them made me chuckle. Love your answer about the luck, totally agree with you!

April said...

Happy BD to your boy! They do grow up fast, don't they? I second your answer to #6! Trusting's what I do! :)

A Joyful Chaos said...

Anne of Green Gables is still one of my all time favorite series of books. I may have to read them again soon.

Nikki said...

I put Annie and the Green Gables too!
I know one home is enough but it would be nice to have a second home when it gets cold here. Financially most of us can't. ;/ Hope you're having a great week!

Joyce said...

So glad you got the party in finally! Happy birthday to your son! You can always rent a house in Bethany and I bet your offspring would join you : )

Lea @ CiCis Corner said...

Well, your brain may be fried but you sure did come up with some mighty good answers.

Loved your answer about stuff. I have gone through so much stuff the past 6 months and it makes me wonder where in the world it all came from. It is just so easy to become slaves to our stuff and I NEVER want that to happen.

Happy rest of the week!

Unknown said...

OK, so here's me, just now getting around to the Hodgepodge from LAST week, just in time for THIS week's entry... good grief... it's how I roll right now apparently.

Anne of Green Gables! How did I not think of that?? Only one of my all time favorite book series and shows EVER! See? I KNEW we were secret twin sisters separated at birth! Love ya friend - see you tomorrow!