Saturday, May 25, 2013

Saturday Shopping Spree

Yes we went shopping today. We went to Tanger Outlet in Mebane, NC and bought a few(ahem) items. I paid cash for everything except for one item. Can you guess which one I did not pay cash or debit? Now the Bobbi Brown lipsticks, it is one of fave colors they she doesn't make anymore and I was very surprised to find in a store anywhere. So it wasn't on the plan but I scooped them up anyways. After shopping we went to Red Robin After Red Robin we went to Maple View Farm in Hillsborough for some delicious homemade ice cream!! Didn't take a pic of the ice cream. Too busy eating it!!

Thursday, May 23, 2013

Philippians 4:13

I can do everything through Him who gives me strength. In my previous post I mentioned I think I'm being pruned. Being led to read scripture more, maybe not large quantities of verses but focusing on certain ones and learning them and applying them to my life. And of course there is a bit of something brewing under the surface that is unsettling. I really need to trust this scripture and know that God gives me strength.

Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Pepper Plant and Pruning

Here's the one lonely pepper plant I planted a week or so ago. I usually do not have a green thumb and the so called crop is yet to be seen. LOL I'm want a big garden and trying to get started in gardening on a very very SMALL scale at first. I love to read blogs like thyhadhathprovided.com and the garden Jane has is AMAZING. Simply amazing. Maybe one day, God willing. On to pruning. God has been pruning on me the last week or so. I've really become interested in gardening, simplicity, hospitality, stay at home wives etc............you get the picture. Not exactly the topics that help one climb the so called corporate ladder. I was out 2 weeks for back surgery. Even though I was in pain I felt so good, no work stress, able to be at home. It was wonderful. I so want to be a stay at home wife. I am 51 years old, no children. Two bills would need to be paid for there to be any chance whatsoever. One bill will be paid in 3 months. The other will most likely take a bit over a year. Then my husband has to agree with it. Please pray for me as I seek the Lord's guidance in this matter. I really want this but is this desire coming just from me or did God put it there? If God put it there, surely he has a plan to help me achieve this AND He has to work on my husband's heart. Lord Jesus, help me grow closer to you. Help me be in Your will. Give me the desire to know you better through prayer and bible study and through friends at home and on the blogs that I read.

Saturday, May 18, 2013

Raleigh Cary Chicken Coop Tour

I love chickens and coops so each year when the Tour de Coop rolls around we try to go. This year even the poo poo she she town of Cary allowed chicken coops. Here are some of the pictures. Be warned, it's a lot of pictures.

Friday, May 17, 2013

Friday night scenes

Went to Natty Greene's for dinner and had a Southside Philly sandwich. Then walked along Glenwood South in downtown Raleigh.

Springtime in NC

Oh Spring!! How I hate you. Spring brings many allergens for us sensitive people to react to. Pollen, mold, dust, dust mites. Oh the list goes on and on especially when you are allergic to trees, grass, flowers, most living things. My nose and eyes are itching so bad right now I could just scratch and scratch.

Saturday, May 11, 2013

Christian Homemaking and Hospitality

Yes indeed. God is working in me on these two subjects. God's word has a lot to say on the subjects. These scriptures are just examples: Romans 12:13 Contribute to the needs of the saints and seed to show hospitality. Hebrews 13:2 Do not neglect to show hospitality to strangers, for thereby some have entertained angels unawares. 1Peter 4:9 Show hospitality to one another without grumbling. Today a new book arrived in the mail. The Christian Homemaker's Handbook I hope to learn a lot from reading it and sharing what I learn here.

Garden 101

So two of my favorite bloggers Jane from thyhandhathprovided and Mavis from 100dollarsamonth are avid and I mean avid gardeners. They have massive gardens and girls you should see what they grow!!! And can and bake and freeze etc....... Well in my little attempt to START a garden, my bestest buddy in the whole world, my husband and I went to Home Depot and bought a few things to try. So Green Acres here we come!! Now we didn't buy everything pictured. I just liked the colors of these flowers. Plus I bought a bell pepper plant and a rosemary plant. My solo pepper plant a couple of dahlias. I know not much but hey it's a start, isn't it? Let me explain a bit more. I had back surgery 4 weeks ago and can't exactly bend or do a lot of "physical" stuff just yet. I don't physical therapy until next month. I wanted to choose something I could start slowly on and hope to not kill. With God's help and good weather and just the right amount of attention we will succeed!!!

Sweet Saturdays

So how was your week? Did you experience a lot of stress at work or at home? I always look forward to Saturdays. I just love not having to get up early, get dressed and go to work. Truth be told all I want is to be a stay at home wife. I have no desire to climb the corporate ladder. Now don't get me wrong I work for a good company. I have a good job that pays relatively well with benefits. What do I have to complain about? Nothing except that I want to be home. Be that as it may, until we are financially able for me to stay at home this is where I am. So yah for Saturdays!!!

Tuesday, May 7, 2013

Modest Clothing

Modesty you ask? Why yes I answer. This topic is running through my brain a lot these days. Why you ask? Well for starters I am a Christian and really want to live a God pleasing life. As a Christian we are called to be different, we are not to be like the rest of the world. How we live and dress is part of being part of the rest of the world. Do I want to look like little house on the prarie? Nope but I also don't want to look hootchie (is that how it's spelled) LOL Dresses and skirts are more feminine and I admit I feel prettier in them. I also think it best if we let certain body parts in the lower region have some air if you know what I mean. LOL What we wear does have an impact on men and how they react. Now I'm not talking reason to attack women rather than I think tight short clothing on women can influence a man and how he thinks. Men are visual, we've all heard that. Do I think that modesty is a salvation issue? By no means NO NO NO. We are saved by grace through faith and not what we wear. Having said that I think it best we do what we can to be God pleasing. So...............what does this mean for me? I have no idea whatsoever. I need more skirts and dresses if I wear them exclusively. How will my husband react? I don't know. Does God even want this for me? Again I don't know. I am going to pray about it. It would be really nice if I heard him tell me what He wants me to do. An email, a phone call or letter would suffice. LOL Most of the time God speaks through His word and sometimes He uses others. Please pray for me as I seek His will. Is this your idea of modesty? There is a wonderful blog. It's called themodestmomblog.com. I'm sure there are many women who disagree with this woman but I like a lot of the outfits she puts together and I find her blog interesting.