Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Chats on the Farmhouse Porch

I am glad that Patrice is having a Chat today. I was having a time coming up with a blog so this fits the ticket perfectly. If you haven't stopped by and met Patrice your in for a treat. She has been feeling a bit under the weather but I think she is on the mend. This is her weekly linky party. So if you are like me today and having a hard time coming up with something to talk about, stop by and join the chat.
Everyday Rurality


1.    Joyful Keeper asks, "What makes you smile a happy,content smile in the course of a day?"
I think when all my work is finished. The house is clean, dinner is almost finished and my husband will be walking in the door, it is moments like those I realize I have been given the world.

 2.   My Kid's Mom asks, "Are you married, single, or divorced?"
I am married and it will be 32 years in April. It still only feels like I am 17 and I looked up and there he was, He is still that cute guy to me.

3.    Empty Nester asks, " Do you have any home remedies for allergy or the common cold?"
I really don't have any, I think for me that being proactive is the best medicine. Keeping up my good yeast to keep my immune system healthy. Staying away from white refined flour and white sugar, One thing I have to say that has helped me more than anything I have tried in a long time. I have had U TI 's My sister told me about taking 1 teaspoon  of soda with a whole lemon or lime mixed with 8 ounces of purified water. I was completely sceptical, but  I was so tired of the pain and having to be on antibiotics. So I tried it. I haven't had one since. Even with antibiotics I was always aware of the pain. After drinking that all the pain was gone. So that has to be the best and easy fix I have found. This is in no way medical advice it is just something that helped me to return to normal.

4.    Stephanie asks, "How many different addresses did you have growing up?"
Four times as a kid but the funny thing since I have been married  all of the streets we lived on have began with the letter "M"

5.    I've just recently realized...that I am to obey God and leave the consequences to Him. I know this with my whole heart, but today while I was driving and I was thinking it just seemed to shout at me. All I have to do is what He is telling me to do and I don't have to worry.
I am so tired of worry. I was thinking today, I am committing suicide slowly because I worry so much. I have to stop.

I want to thank Patrice once again, I hope your week is a nice one, it feels like spring outside today. I can see the pear trees on the next street over and the light sheen of green appearing and the tell-tale blooms on some of the lower branches. We aren't finished trimming trees yet.


Suzanne McClendon said...

Hi! How cool that all of the streets you've lived on since you were married have started with "M".

I think that your observation about worry being slow suicide is a very astute observation and very right!

I'm here from Patrice's porch and hope that you have a great day!

NanaNor's said...

Hi, I love reading these questions and answers-helps me to get to know you. I also, at times, have a hard time knowing what to chat about.
Hope you have a delightful evening.

TexWisGirl said...

loved your cute gushing over your hubby. :) and i do hope you can leave a bit more worry left unworried. :)

Patrice said...

Your last answer could have been something I said. I have got to get rid of my habit of worrying. I'm a horrible "worry wart" as my mother used to say. The Bible says it does n't add a day to our lives- it does the opposite. Once again, we have something in common! Have a good week, my friend!

Julia said...

I still am a worrier and got that from my dad. I worry about my kids and grandkids because I care. I have to tell myself that God knows so I pray a lot when I worry.

I always love your answers.

Maryann said...

I saw robins in my yard today, are they confused or do they know something we don't know? As always enjoy reading your lists

Pom Pom said...

I like Patrice, too! I always enjoy reading your chats.
It sounds like you are being set free from your worry. Yippee!

WhiteWhispers2u said...

Thanks for sharing I enjoyed getting to know you a lil better.I am a worrier myself I can't relate.Give it to God and carry on~Cheers Kim

Jacque. said...

As usual, a fine time learning more about what makes you tick. Thank you for sharing yourself with us!

Janettessage.blogspot.com said...

Always enjoy your chats. The last hit home because I realized that God continues to grow us from level to level and the things we thought we knew in our head, that haven't made it to our hearts, He continues to woo us to those truths. I am so glad He isn't finished, I don't have to have it all down right.

Blessings...love the header pictures...so peaceful. Oh I have lived on streets the name of trees all my married life until this last move...funny to me.

Tami AKA My Kid's Mom said...

It's really hard to stop worrying but can be done. I used to worry about everything, especially money. Now I try to plan for unexpected things a little better and saving is a lot easier now that the kids are on their own.

Debbie said...

Good morning! I love your header photo. I soo love these lists of questions. Helps me write and personally I love reading everyone's answers. Anyway, totally enjoyed this. Have a good day! HUGS

Debbie said...

oh Kim, your answer to number 1 was no surprise. You are a wonderful kind soul!! 34 years for us in June, I am so proud of us!!!

Stephanie V said...

I agree that preventing illness is the best way to go - I try to do that myself. sometimes those germs have a way of catching up to us.

I can't wait to have that green spring halo around the trees!

Empty Nester said...

I never seem to get all my work done. As soon as I get it cleaned up, it gets messy again. And there are no kids here anymore! But there is a man. LOL

I'm going to pass the UTI mixture to Deanie. She has a bit of trouble with these!

Cathy Kennedy said...

Worrying is difficult to let go of. My MIL is a perpetual worrier. It's like, if she's not worrying t then she's not happy. Well...I don't think she's really happy. The bottom line is this, she has been dealing with Shingles for almost 2-years and I would bet my last dime that her obsessed worrying keeps the Shingles active. Do yourself a huge favor and totally laying everything at the feet of Jesus. He wants to carry our burdens and for us to fully trust in Him. Easier said than done, I know. Keep talking with the Master, He'll get you through it.