Barbecue Queen

Today my barbecue grill was delivered. I saved until I had enough to pay cash for the grill. I also had money left over to buy some necessary items. One necessity was the propane tank. Cooking wouldn’t be possible without propane. The cover will keep the grill out of the elements.

Since I’m a rookie I took my instruction book out with me to get started. I followed the instructions to a tee but when I turned the knob a loud sound happened that made me think it was blowing up. I’m not sure what I did wrong when I turned on the first knob but that  didn’t happen with the second knob.

I cooked boneless chicken breast and beef short ribs.  I didn’t have a clue how to accomplish my task but I managed to get them done. I didn’t dry out the meat too much. I ate it and if I have to say so myself it was delicious.

Here is my colorful grill and the first of many meals I’ll prepare – chicken and beef short ribs. Next time I’ll try grilling vegetables. Maybe I’ll Google how to grill so I don’t have to hold my breath to see how it turns out.

Ok I’m not the Barbecue Queen-at least not yet.

 

CLUTTER IN THE MIST

I have created a new definition for clutter. Clutter is an accumulation of things out-of-place and order that disrupts peace, tranquility and creativity.

Busyness has a way of taking life from a cool, calm and collected state. Organization goes out the door because your home turns into a hotel room. You sleep there, get up and go and return at the end of the day continuing to clutter.

Mail, papers and clothes become lost-they can’t find their homes. As a result of that piles of clutter appear all over the place. They grow and grow and grow some more. It makes you think the next step is a starring role on the Hoarders show.

In order to not be the hoarders star, clutter has to be evicted. Before the eviction notice can be delivered the busy schedule needs to be revisited and reworked. Do all those things need to be done. Will they make you or break you? What are the top three things you want to do well? Pick them and eliminate everything else. Next step is devise a plan. Get help or do it yourself. 

Clutter I want to speak to you. Your time is short in my home. You are a squatter and you have to go. So pack your bags and hit the door. You are evicted.

In With the New

I’ve gone from too many pieces that I didn’t know what to do to a great addition to my office space. I’ve said goodbye to a chair that served faithfully many years. The only problem was I forgot to take a memory photo before I sent it on its way. Oh well, I remember in my heart.

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I welcome this new addition and expect it to serve me many years. A really comfortable place to write my blogs and more.

Flowers Growing Everywhere

I love flowers. All varieties. Indoors, outdoors. Everywhere.

I have a soft spot in my heart for Orchids. I’d buy one every time I’d go to the store but I have to contain myself, mainly because I don’t have room to place them around my home.

One sad issue had been in the past was I never could get them to bloom again. They would eventually die.  I love them so much that in spite of every one I’d buy, they’d die. Then in the last two years a miracle happened. My Orchids started thriving and have been blooming multiple times.

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I’ve never had three Orchids bloom at the same time before. That is unless I bought them all at once and they were in full bloom. This is the third time one of them bloomed. These flowers have lasted a very long time and that is why I wanted to share their beauty.

You might want to say, “what about the little pot in the front. Well that Orchid never had any flowers. When I bought it, it was barren and half dead. My mercy took over and I brought it home with me. I guess Maybe a green thumb is in the mix. It’s still alive and for that I’m thankful. Just wanted to share.

Do you have any flowers adding joy to your house?

Crossing Over to Your Promised Land

In my quiet time I read Day 50 in the Book of Mysteries written by Jonathan Cahn. The title is The Exodus Factor and is about the Ivrim.

It means Hebrew-Those who cross over. The Hebrews crossed over the Red Sea and the River Jordan to get to the Promised Land. They crossed the Red Sea to get out of Egypt (old land). before they could cross the River Jordan (new Land).

In Genesis 12 God told Abram to leave everything he knew and go where He was going to show him. Abram might have been a little nervous about those instructions but he obeyed anyway.

As I read this the Lord showed me my journey begins in my head. I have to leave those fearful thoughts-renew my mind with faith filled thoughts before I can enter the promised land He has for me. My faith in Him and the process He is taking me through will in deed take me to where He wants me.

If you need to get to your promised land but you feel like you’re being delayed, remember you have to get out of the old land, physically, mentally or emotionally. You have to breakthrough and move to the new land. It can be done.

Genesis 12:1-3; Exodus 12:51; 2 Corinthians 5:17; Ephesians 4:22-24