Wow, that's a funny title for a blog post, isn't it? Well, it will make sense in a few minutes. ggg I don't know about where y'all live, but here in my neck of the woods, today has been a really great day. Y'all, this is my kind of weather. Finally, it feels like Spring. It was in the upper 50's most of the day! Yay!!!! There was a bit of rain and mist in the early morning, but, by afternoon, the sun had popped out and was "doin' it's thang!" Such a beautiful afternoon! I hope and pray that where ever all y'all live, it was beautiful there also.
I had an FCE meeting to go to today and we was all bringing different types of salad. One lady brought chicken salad, another brought tuna salad, we had potato salad, a pasta salad and a congealed salad. I brought a salad also. I wanted to share with y'all a wonderful, healthy, fresh, vibrant salad that is really easy and nothing but "good for you" stuff in it. Here's what it had in it:
2 avocados, diced
2 mangoes, diced
2 tomatoes, diced and drained of any excess juices
1 tablespoon finely diced jalapeno pepper
1 large lemon, juiced over all of the above
Toss all of the above in a good sized bowl, stir well. Refrigerate for a few hours or overnight. Stir again before serving.
It is such a colorful dish. It is really cooling. Very refreshing.
This is what I call a "make do with what you have" salad. I knew if I had anything to bring home, I wanted it to be healthy. Now, don't get me wrong, I LOVE all the not so healthy stuff, that's why I'm a little too fluffy. ggg
I hope if you try this, you will let me know what you think of it.
Now, about the quilt. Last year I made a cardstock quilt for a swap. I really liked it a lot and I wanted to make myself one as close to it as I could, so, I finally got around to doing that last night before I went to bed. I was really happy with it and I hope you are too.
I really hope that you have enjoyed my quilt project. Quilts are very comforting for so many reasons. My mother used to make quilts back in the day for utilitarian purposes, to keep us warm. Then after we all got grown and had homes of our own, she made all of us a quilt. She has made her grandchildren quilts. I have made several quilts myself, over the years. So, I love quilts and the ones that my mother made for me are very special. When my father died in January 2012, a former Pastor's wife came to the funeral home to see me and brought me a quilt that her mother had made for her. She gave me that quilt because she loves me and knew I would cherish it, and I do. So, when I was making the little quilt last night, it made me think of all the quilts that I have been blessed to be given, and blessed to have been able to make the ones I have made. I hope y'all have quilts that have special memories tied to them. I hope you know the comfort of wrapping up in one of those quilts. There's just nothing quite like it.
As I leave you this evening, I ask you this question, do you have any fears in your life that are unresolved? There is stuff that comes up every once in a while, in our lives, that causes us to have fear, as a first reaction. The second reaction we should have is to seek the Lord in prayer and turn those fears over to Him and He will see us through our fears. We all know people who are going through uncertain days. We just don't know what lies ahead for us, but, our Creator does.
Psalms 34:4 I sought the LORD and He answered my prayers and delivered me from all my fears.
When we have the uninvited interruptions in our lives that make us fearful, we need to seek the Lord in prayer first. God never turns a deaf ear to someone who is earnestly seeking Him. God is faithful and He does hear our prayers. He will deliver us from our fears. David knew about fear and he sure had his share of fear and he also had reasons to be afraid. But, when he sought the Lord, the Lord delivered him from all his fears.
I hope you seen something here that you enjoyed and if you did, tell someone. You can even leave a comment for me, if you choose to. I would love it.
Ladybug, I hope you have had a spectacular day. Sweetpea loves you!
Goodnight y'all. I hope and pray that all of you have a wonderful night of refreshing, restful sleep. God love y'all and so do I. hugs, Patty