Friendly Fill-Ins

This is a fun meme co-hosted by 15 and Meowing and Four-Legged Furballs. Be sure to visit and join in the fun!

New Friday_Fill-In_BadgeHere are the fill-ins:

  1. I really need to ___________________.
  1. My favorite Christmas (or Hanukkah) decoration is __________________________.
  1. It’s beginning to look a lot like _________.
  1. This time of year, I eat my fair share of _________.

schutzengelchen-1690635_640

Here are my responses:

I really need to get myself pulled together mentally and figure out how to deal with some recent, upsetting news. I know that I will overcome this. The fighter spirit is in me. It’s just licking its wounds right now.

My favorite Christmas decoration – angels!

It’s beginning to look a lot like a messy fall/winter around here. It keeps raining off and on for days. Our yard is currently a swamp. And the neighbors yard looks like Lake Texana forgot where it’s supposed to be!

This time of year, I eat my fair share – probably more than my fair share – of turkey and dressing. Granny’s dressing recipe worked out great at Thanksgiving and I am looking forward to having it again.

Have a blessed weekend, y’all!

 

 

Image Source: Pixabay

Please visit and subscribe to our new cooking channel, From the Kitchen of McClendon Villa.

Advertisements

Friendly Fill-Ins

This is a fun meme co-hosted by 15 and Meowing and Four-Legged Furballs. Be sure to visit and join in the fun!

New Friday_Fill-In_Badge

Here are the fill-ins:

1. I refuse to shop in ____________________.

2. A store I wouldn’t mind being trapped in overnight is __________.

3. I’m dreaming of _________.

4. I wouldn’t touch _________ with a thirty-nine-and-a-half foot pole.

lake-1835544_640

Here are my responses:

I refuse to shop in the nude.  Well, that’s the first thing that came to mind!

The thought of being trapped anywhere, overnight or otherwise, initiates my claustrophobic freakout. But, if I had to be stuck in a store overnight (and had access to food, beverages, and bathroom), then I choose Hobby Lobby…or, maybe, Barnes and Noble. At least Barnes and Noble has comfy sitting areas.

I’m dreaming of our own place, way out in the country.

I wouldn’t touch beef liver with a thirty-nine-and-a-half foot pole. The same goes for prunes. Ewwww!

Have a blessed weekend, y’all!

Image Source: Pixabay
Please visit and subscribe to our new cooking channel, From the Kitchen of McClendon Villa.

Friendly Fill-Ins

This is a fun meme co-hosted by 15 and Meowing and Four-Legged Furballs. Be sure to visit and join in the fun!

New Friday_Fill-In_BadgeHere are the fill-ins:

  1. Black Friday ______________________________.
  2. A pet peeve of mine at this time of year is ___________________________.
  3. ‘Tis the season for _______________________.
  4. I never jumped on the ___________ bandwagon.

angel-910981_640

Here are my responses:

Black Friday is a madness that I would rather avoid and fully plan to avoid!

A pet peeve of mine this time of year is greed and all the “gimmees”. This world has lost track of the reason for the season in all the rush to get more stuff.

‘Tis the season for remembering the Gift that Heavenly Father gave us when He sent His Son into this sin-filled world to offer us eternal life, paying for it with His own life.

I never jumped on the “latest fashion craze” bandwagon. I wear what I want to wear, what feels most comfortable to me. I don’t care whether it is in style or not. If I like it, I wear it. If I don’t, I don’t.

Have a blessed weekend, y’all!

Image Source: Pixabay

Please visit and subscribe to our new cooking channel, From the Kitchen of McClendon Villa.

Friendly Fill-Ins

This is a fun meme co-hosted by 15 and Meowing and Four-Legged Furballs. Be sure to visit and join in the fun!

New Friday_Fill-In_BadgeHere are the fill-ins:

  1. I can’t wait to have _______________________ on Thanksgiving ( if not in the USA, substitute your next holiday).
  2. I am thankful for ____________________________-.
  3. When it comes to pie, _________.
  4. A feast is not a feast without _________.

strawberry-1284551_640

Here are my responses:

I can’t wait to have turkey and dressing! I especially look forward to it this year because my aunt gave me a family recipe for the dressing. 🙂

I am thankful for my family, current and past.

When it comes to pie, my favorite is probably pecan pie, but I’d rather have cheesecake than pie.

A feast is not a feast without family and lots of love (and cheesecake!) at the table.

Have a blessed weekend, y’all!

Image Source: Pixabay

Please visit and subscribe to our new cooking channel, From the Kitchen of McClendon Villa.

Friendly Fill-Ins

This is a fun meme co-hosted by 15 and Meowing and Four-Legged Furballs. Be sure to visit and join in the fun!

New Friday_Fill-In_Badge 

Here are the fill-ins:

1. I just ______________________________.

2. My next _____ will be _______________.

3. The sound of _________ makes me cringe.

4. Right now, I am craving ______________.

screech-706080_640

Here are my responses:

I just shared a document with David. We are very thankful to Ellen and LoriAnne for sharing the Fill-Ins on Wednesday nights.  It makes it much easier for us to participate in the fill-ins each week when we can get the post scheduled ahead of time.

My (really, our) next supper meal will be salmon patties.

The sound of brakes squealing makes me cringe.

Right now, I am craving the same thing I always crave. I bet you can’t guess what that is!

Have a blessed weekend, y’all!

Image Source: Pixabay

Please visit and subscribe to our new cooking channel, From the Kitchen of McClendon Villa.

Friendly Fill-Ins

This is a fun meme co-hosted by 15 and Meowing and Four-Legged Furballs. Be sure to visit and join in the fun!

New Friday_Fill-In_BadgeHere are the fill-ins:

  1. One can _____________.
  1. Given the choice of _______ or ________,  I would pick ________.
  1. _________ makes me feel _________.
  1. I never go a day without _________.

woman-36446_640

Here are my responses:

One can do what one’s sets her mind to do, so they say. I think, for the most part this is true. Determination means a lot.  But, sometimes things are just not meant to be, regardless of one’s level of determination. We just have to keep tweaking it until we find the path we’re meant to be on.

Given the choice of poverty or a loveless marriage, I would choose poverty.  I’d rather be poor and with David than rich and without him.

Cigarette smoke makes me feel like I am being strangled.

I never go a day without going to the bathroom. Sorry, that was the first thing to hit my mind. Haha

Have a blessed weekend, y’all!

Image Source: Pixabay

Please visit and subscribe to our new cooking channel, From the Kitchen of McClendon Villa.

Friendly Fill-Ins

This is a fun meme co-hosted by 15 and Meowing and Four-Legged Furballs. Be sure to visit and join in the fun!

New Friday_Fill-In_Badge

Here are the fill-ins:

    1. __________________ is an awful ____________________.
    2. I always read __________ sections of the newspaper.
    3. Black cats _________.
    4. _________ is my favorite treat.

 

cat-152209_640

Here are my responses:

Death due to poverty, especially in one of the richest countries in the world, is an awful tragedy.

I always read the puzzle and comic sections of the newspaper. Well, I did back when we subscribed to the print version back home in South Carolina.

Black cats rock! They are adorable and one of ours, Drac, is a little vampire that loves biting toes!

Shrimp and cheesecake are my absolute favorite treat, but we rarely get to have those. Tonight we were testing a recipe for frosted sugar cookies and maybe those will be a new favorite. We made bats and black cats and some that would have been skulls if we hadn’t eaten them before I could frost them. I am blessed to have a hubby that is willing to make the sacrifice and taste test the goodies. 🙂

Have a blessed weekend, y’all!

cat-953222_640

Image Source: Pixabay & Pixabay

Please visit and subscribe to our new cooking channel, From the Kitchen of McClendon Villa.

Friendly Fill-Ins

This is a fun meme co-hosted by 15 and Meowing and Four-Legged Furballs. Be sure to visit and join in the fun!

New Friday_Fill-In_BadgeHere are the fill-ins:

  1. For Halloween, I want to be _____________________.
  2. _____________________ makes me feel like royalty.
  3. On a dark and stormy night, I _________.
  4. If I had a witch’s cauldron, I would stir up a potion for _________.

lightning-399853_640

Here are my responses:

For Halloween, I want to be safely in our house, with David and our girls, kitties, and Petra!

Shrimp and cheesecake make me feel like royalty.

On a dark stormy night, I want to get a picture of a lightning strike.

If I had a witch’s cauldron, I would stir up a potion for….I wouldn’t stir up a potion. I would plant flowers in it.

Have a blessed weekend, y’all!

Image Source: Pixabay

Please visit and subscribe to our new cooking channel, From the Kitchen of McClendon Villa.

31 Days of Five Minute Free Writes – Day 13

conversation-3513843_640

31 Days of Five Minute Free Writes

Please join everyone at Five Minute Friday for 31 Days of Five Minute Free Writes throughout the month of October.

Saturday, 13 October 2018

Talk

I can’t seem to talk for long anymore without crying. This evening has held a lot of tears. Earlier, my little sister gave me the news that our mama’s next oldest sister is now in hospice care and not expected to make it through the night.

I have a lot on my heart that I cannot put into words. I want to talk about it but I don’t want to talk about it. Whatever would come out of me wouldn’t make sense to anyone else…it doesn’t really even make sense to me most of the time.

I want to run away.  I want to go home.

31-Days-2018-Edition-3

31 Days of Five Minute Free Writes – Day 12

sunset-1873050_640

31 Days of Five Minute Free Writes

Please join everyone at Five Minute Friday for 31 Days of Five Minute Free Writes throughout the month of October.

Friday, 12 October 2018

Praise

I will praise you, from the depths of my despair and the heights of my joy, I will praise you. In tears and in laughter, I will praise you. In sickness and in health, I will praise you.

As the sun shines down and the moon lights up the night, I will praise you. As the bluebonnets and paintbrushes bloom, and the land around heats up, I will praise you. As the leaves fall, and the wind blows, I will praise her. Scorching drought and devastating floods all around and I will praise you. Beautiful days and lightning bug nights, I will praise you.

You are my everything, my Creator, my Father, my Savior, my Redeemer. I will praise you.

31-Days-2018-Edition-3