Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Never to Busy to Hodgepodge

My goodness, when did I have time to work?

Life is good when you can choose your busyness!  However, it sometimes interferes with alters one's on-going routine and plans.  Therefore and henceforth, I am more than a week late in posting a blog post.  But, thank you Joyce for always giving us an opportunity to join in with other busy bloggers as we can.
So, come join us for

1. What news story are you following right now?

The conflict in the Ukraine.  We have very special and long-time friends who are serving as missionaries there.  They tell us that they are not near the current conflict and we are praying they will be able to remain there in safety.  As the Lord brings them to your mind, please pray for Mike and Linda Ray.

2. What's the last thing you wanted but didn't get?

A steak at Outback last Thursday evening.

3. May 28th is National Hamburger Day...when did you last have a hamburger? Other than your own kitchen or BBQ grill, where is your favorite place to go for a hamburger? And for all you non-meat eaters out there...when you're invited to a cookout what is the one side dish you hope is on the menu?

Hubby and I were traveling this past weekend and we stopped for a hamburger on the way home.  It was the first we have had in a long time and Dairy Queen makes a delicious one.  Since I don't eat them very often, I really don't have a favorite place.

4. How have your priorities changed over time?

That is an interesting question and interesting that you would ask it at this particular time.  Hubby and I were discussing this only last weekend as we spent time together in the car.  I have come to realize that my life prior to this time revolved around my family.  Not necessarily with time because we do not live near either one of our children, but more so with thought, consideration and involvement.  The Lord has taken me on quite a journey the last several months and as a result, I am seeing these priorities change.  My interest in and desire to remain involved has not changed, but perhaps it is the sense of "needing" that has changed.  My priority now is to consciously seek the Lord everyday and allow Him to orchestrate my involvement and "control" all those relationships.  My focus is now becoming more heavenward than ever before.  Some of that could be my approaching 70th birthday, for I know that this place is not my home.

5. What's a favorite memory with your grandparents?

I only knew my two grandmothers, who were so very different.  My mother's mother lived with us until her death when I was nine.  She was perhaps the most perfect person I will ever know.  She was married to a minister and the mother of ten children, my mother being the youngest.  She lost her husband when my mother was very young, so essentially reared the younger children alone.  She was quiet but a lady of tremendous strength.  She was a perfect example of a Christian lady!

My most vivid memory of Mama is playing with her long black hair, then snuggling up close to her while she read us story after story.  Oh if I could be more like her!

I was not as close to my paternal grandmother even though she spent several months at a time in our home.  My most vivid memory of her is insisting I wear one of her shawls over a sleeveless dress on a date one night.  I declined! She was precious and also a fine Christian lady.  I am grateful for the influence of both these loving grandmothers.

6. On a scale of 1-10 (with 10 being fantastic!), how good are you at multitasking? Share an example.

I think at this point in my life I would give myself a 7.  Any homemaker has to do multitasking to some extent but as you grow older, you find that you have several unintentional balls in the air.  I will start something, then think of something else that needs to be done, and then that reminds me of something else, and on it goes until I eventually remember what I started out to do. 

7. How would you summarize your highs and lows for the month of May?

Not as drastic as they have been in the past few months.

8.  Insert your own random thought here.

A young lady we have seen grow from early childhood to early womanhood will be getting married in a couple weeks.  She and her siblings have been home-schooled by their beautiful and talented mother whom I featured on one of my Beauty Without Within Thursdays.

Brittnay asked if I would do her makeup for the wedding, and I am honored to do that for her.  So, Tuesday morning we had a practice session.  She looked radiant and I believe she was pleased with the AFTER.  What do you think?


  1. Her makeup looks beautiful, so natural which is how I think makeup should be worn. Best wishes to the bride!

    Unintentional balls in the air-ha! I can relate : )

  2. Love the make up over all else...wonderful job...but such a beautiful girl anyway.

    Oh, and you #5 touched my heart.

  3. Oh, Brittany looks great! You were the perfect person to do this for sure.

    Loved your thoughts on priorities, very heartfelt.

    Glad to see you back in blogland!

  4. What a great read! The bride-to-be looks lovely. I luahged out loud at your answer to question #2! I can totally relate to that one!

  5. Her makeup looks awesome, great job.

  6. Hi Elizabeth Day That is mt sisters name also
    I was reading blogs someplace and your name jumped out at me so wanted to say hi


  7. She looks radiantly beautiful, which is just as she should! Enjoyed your answers as always. Hope the rest of your week is good!


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