Wednesday, November 9, 2016
For Wednesday, November 9th, 2016
ON THE BRIGHT SIDE
WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 9TH, 2016
41 DAYS UNTIL WINTER
Sunrise: 7:10 am
Sunset: 5:13 pm
Life is a Special Occasion!
Today is Chaos Never Dies Day which recognizes the turmoil in modern, everyday life. Just when things seem to calm down at work and home, along comes something to disrupt your life. Yes, disorder is everywhere. Hectic schedules, changes to plans, unexpected tasks and chores, the list goes on and on and on.
This holiday encourages people to realize that chaos is part of life and that it will never die. So instead of getting hassled by it, just take a deep breath and let go of things that create chaos in your life on this day.
On the bright side, if you think your life is chaotic today, just wait until the holiday season arrives.
If you can't see the Bright Side, polish the dull side
THOUGHT FOR TODAY
I may be justifying my pockets of chaos, but I will always choose people over perfection and the heart over task and tidy.
Betsy Cañas Garmon
It’s true that life never seems to give us very many quiet days. Something always seems to happen, but I’ve learned to be very flexible and try not to make plans that can’t be changed. While I’m not always successful, going with the flow and living just one day at a time seems to be the best way to live. I try to take each day as it comes and make the best of it. If I don’t stay focused in the present, life gets too overwhelming.
I love the peace and quiet of early mornings when most of the world is still asleep. More and more I’m going to bed earlier and getting up earlier too. Quiet time in the morning gives me plenty of time to read my morning devotions and wake up slowly without having to rush.
So far this week I got the linen closet sorted out and have two more bags ready to donate and another one to go in the trash. One thing about this old house is that it has lots of storage room, which also means there’s a lot to sort out. I also sorted through another stack of old magazines and catalogs that I have hung onto. Decluttering helps to bring some order to the chaos here at my house.
I hope you all have a WONDERFUL Wednesday!
It’s National Scrapple Day!
Scrapple is similar in both composition and taste to British white pudding. Its name comes from the fact that it is composed of scraps of pork combined with cornmeal and spices. The mixture is formed into a mostly solid loaf, and then it is sliced and panfried before serving.
Scrapple is the first pork food invented in America. It was created more than 200 years ago by Dutch colonists who settled near Philadelphia.
Scrapple is typically eaten for breakfast, topped with syrup or ketchup. In some regions of the United States, it is mixed with scrambled eggs. Enjoy National Scrapple Day!
Just in case you might want to make your own, I found this recipe:
1 lb sausage
2 cups water
1 tablespoon red pepper flakes
1 teaspoon rubbed sage
1 cup cornmeal
Pour 2 cups of water in a sauce pan and bring to a boil. Cut sausage into pieces and add to boiling water mixing throughly, a potato masher works well. Once sausage is done take pan off heat and add red pepper flakes and sage.
Add cornmeal and mix throughly and pour into loaf pan. Refrigerate until completely cooled.
Slice and fry in frying pan. Can be served with butter and syrup.
I cannot ever remember having Scrapple, but I have had fried corn meal mush which is essentially scrapple without the meat.
COUNTING MY GIFTS
Gratitude unlocks the fullness of life. It turns what we have into enough, and more. It turns denial into acceptance, chaos to order, confusion to clarity. It can turn a meal into a feast, a house into a home, a stranger into a friend. Gratitude makes sense of our past, brings peace for today and creates a vision for tomorrow.
Counting at least 3 things every day that I'm thankful for. There is truly is always something to be thankful for.
4393. for each day as it comes
4394. for cornmeal, so many good ways to use it
4395. for the peace and quiet of early mornings
Enter into His courts with thanksgiving — and in His presence is fullness of Joy!
PRAYER FOR OUR TROOPS
Please pray for God's protection of
our troops and HIS wisdom for their
Almighty and eternal God,
Protect our military
as they discharge their duties
with the shield of your strength,
may the power of your love
enable them to return home in safety
that with all who love them
they may ever praise you for your loving care.
AND bless our Police Officers, Firefighters
and Paramedics and EMT’s
We ask this through Christ our Lord.
GOD BLESS YOU ALL!
ADVICE FOR TODAY
If you delay till tomorrow what ought to be done today, you overcharge the morrow with a burden which belongs not to it. You load the wheels of time, and prevent it from carrying you along smoothly. He who every morning plans the transactions of the day, and follows out the plan, carries on a thread which will guide him through the labyrinth of the most busy life. The orderly arrangement of his time is like a ray of light which darts itself through all his affairs. But where no plan is laid, where the disposal of time is surrendered merely to the chance of incidents, all things lie huddled together in one chaos, which admits neither of distribution nor review.
A little smile, a word of cheer,
A bit of love from someone dear…