Tuesday, August 2, 2011
Happy Little Hodgepodge
1. Share a favorite song lyric.
~ I'm going to do one serious, and one funny. My serious one is the song, "My Own Little World" by Matthew West. Here are my favorite parts of it:
In my own little world it hardly ever rains
I’ve never gone hungry, always felt safe
I got some money in my pocket, shoes on my feet
In my own little world
Father break my heart for what breaks Yours
Give me open hands and open doors
Put Your Light in my eyes and let me see
That my own little world is not about me
What if there’s a bigger picture?
What if I’m missing out?
What if there’s a greater purpose
That I could be living right now
I don't want to miss what matters
I wanna be reaching out
Show me the greater purpose
So I can start livin right now
Outside my own little world
My funny one is this song from "Enchanted" because I tend to hum or sing when I am working. My youngest daughter does the same thing :) If only the woodland creatures would help ME clean!
2. When was the last time someone yelled at you?
~ Today. I was yelled at by my daughters because I was making them work too hard and going through their "stuff" for "The Great Purge" (see my previous blog post for details).
3. Money, fame, happiness...are they mutually exclusive?
~ It seems like sometimes they are, but most of the time they aren't. You can have all the money in the world, and still not be happy.
4. What is your favorite dish to prepare for family and friends that doesn't require turning on the stove, oven or an outdoor grill?
~ It has to be Grape Salad. I had this at my friend's house, and couldn't stop eating it, it was THAT good. Here is the recipe:
2 lbs green seedless grapes
2 lbs red seedless grapes
8 ounces sour cream
8 ounces cream cheese, softened
1/2 cup granulated sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 cup brown sugar, packed,
1 cup crushed pecans,(I toast the pecans because that is the way I had it, and it really brings out the flavor)
1 Wash and stem grapes.
2 Set aside.
3 Mix sour cream, cream cheese, white sugar and vanilla until blended.
4 Stir grapes into mixture, and pour in large serving bowl.
5 Chill overnight.
6 For topping, mix together brown sugar and crushed pecans.
7 Sprinkle over top of grapes, making sure to cover the top.
5. The first week of August is National Simplify Your Life Week. What is one thing you could do this week to simplify your life? Will you do it?
~ Trying to get all of my homeschool stuff sorted and organized, so I know exactly what I have, and what I don't have and need to buy. Yes, I am doing it!
6. On a scale of 1-10 (with 10 being 100% and 1 being not at all) how tuned in are you to your country's national political scene?
~ Maybe a 2? Sorry, my life is just too busy right now to worry too much about "debt ceilings". Unless it is my own.
7. What are your final parting words to the month of July?
~ I can't believe you are gone already! And, why did you have to be so incredibly hot?!
8. Insert your own random thought here.
~ My youngest daughter's birthday is this Thursday. She will be 9 years old. I usually make the girls' birthday cakes because I am cheap, er....umm...frugal. She has requested a Barbie cake. So, I will be attempting to make one with my handy-dandy Pampered Chef Classic Batter Bowl. You all can say a prayer that it turns out :)If it does, I will post pictures. If it doesn't, I will be crying into the Batter Bowl. Either way, she will still turn 9 years old. *Sob* I have a hard time with my babies growing up :(