Friday, April 6, 2012

Five Facts on Friday

Other bloggers inspire me. I've gotten so many ideas and inspiration, it's truly a blessing (or even a curse because then I get overloaded with ideas-i.e. Pinterest!)

I was reading one recently and she had titled her post "Five for Friday" or something like that.  I preface this post with that information because I am pretty much blatantly stealing her idea-so don't give me any credit for the title. I like it because it's a good way to share, plus who can resist a clever alliteration??

So here's my

Five Facts on Friday:

**This whole week I have felt like my kitchen is always a mess! The only time I wake up with it perfectly clean is when my dear TL cleans it the night before. He cleans better than me. We are trying to eat more whole foods, especially veggies, and so as soon as I clean up one mess, there's another mess starting up. :-/  Chopping fruits and veggies makes a mess!

**Prayer answered:  I was thinking earlier in the week that I wished I had some lemons so that I could juice them and freeze the juice. I had also run out of pecans in my pantry so I was thinking of buying some more. They are SUPER expensive-$12-13 a pound. I guess my thoughts went heavenward, because a few days later, Alyssa came home with a big bag of pecans and lemons! CRAZY!  She and a friend had been having a "photo shoot" in some orchards and they gleaned each a big bag of lemons and pecans.  So now I have a bag of lemon juice ice cubes in my freezer, and we are working on de-shelling the pecans. (now I know why they are so expensive, it's a very labor intensive process, picking out the nuts!)  Also handy home pantry hint, if you didn't already know this, I juice all the lemons and put the juice into ice cube trays. Once the juice is frozen, I put the cubes into ziplock bags and I have about a tablespoon of lemon juice for any recipe. What an awesome thing to know that God cares about my little desires like needing lemons and pecans.

**I've been working in the garden nearly an hour every day this week. I am so behind in the planting schedule for this particular growing climate. I'm scared to death I won't have any harvest before the killer heat hits. We have to plant our gardens super early, mostly February, in order to get any sort of results.  AND there is a very fat family of quail running around my neighborhood because as soon as something sprouts, they are ready to eat them! So I'm on the second go-round of replanting and praying that it is not too late!  I'll post a garden tour soon.

**My brain is so scrambled with all the to-do stuff that sometimes it feels like it is going to explode! Does anyone else feel that way?  I feel that I have so many projects, lists, books to read and topics to study that I will never get it all done. That's why I've been a little more absent on the blog.

** I impulsively bought a new set of the expensive scriptures this week.  I decided that it was high time I had some new ones, as it has been nearly 20 years since I got my old ones.  Sometimes it's hard to mark up the beautiful, crisp, pristine pages but I just dived right in and what a blessing to find "new stuff" that I had never discovered before and it's fun to remark the old favorites. I also ordered some of these books from "The Red-Headed Hostess and I'm super excited to begin a study of the titles of Jesus Christ. Because I'm always a day late and a dollar short, they won't arrive in time for Easter, but in a nutshell, each printed page in the book (or every two pages) has a title of Jesus Christ found in the scriptures.  Each title, when studied, gives insights into His character, life and mission. Can't wait to get them! She offered a $2 discount for the books if you order them before Easter, so if you want one, hurry quick! Although you could just buy a notebook and note the titles on each page.

I think that's five!

Happy Weekend and Happy Easter!


Kerin said...

What fun facts.

I love that you were able to get the lemons and pecans...for free.

Every day we are so blessed!
Even if it is just with little things... like lemons, and pecans.

Have a wonderful weekend, and a very Happy and blessed Easter!

Momza said...

its always fun to learn about you, marilyn. have a wonderful easter.