|These photos show a place we hope to fly to in the next few months:|
1. Tell us about a time you felt like you were 'flying by the seat of your pants'.
Good question. I try not to do this. I prefer to be prepared. I tend to remember parenting as an endeavor in which I did a lot of flying by the seat of my pants. And, it occurs to me now, I am doing eldercare in much the same way.
2. When or where would you most like to be 'a fly on the wall'?
Since this past weekend, pondering the Resurrection of Christ, the events surrounding it as recorded in Scripture are still fresh in my mind. I'm thinking I would have loved to be a "fly on the wall" on the road to Emmaus when Jesus appeared and walked with two of His followers, and then ate supper with them and was "known of them in breaking of bread". ( Luke 24:35)
|I snapped this photo from the car window years ago as we were leaving a family reunion. The butterfly was right there on the lilac bush.|
Would you agree? Why or why not?
I do agree in some ways. I have often thought that many people waste their lives living for the next big moment that they think is going to make them happy. Meanwhile, life is going on and they are failing to enjoy it. But if they pay attention, they can find joy and happiness in the everyday happenings that really do make up our lives.
4. Share a favorite movie, book, or song with flying in its title, lyrics, or theme somewhere.
"I'll Fly Away". The songwriter is Rev. Gary Davis. Some of the words go like this:
"Some glad morning when this life is o'er
I'll fly away;
To a home on God's celestial shore,
I'll fly away.
I'll fly away, O glory!
I'll fly away;
When I die, hallelujah, by and by,
I'll fly away!"
5. What is one task or chore you tend to do 'on the fly'? Is this something that really needs to be done another way?
I was trying to think of a good answer for this. Then I added in the butterfly photo above. One could say I took that photo "on the fly" from the car window. And it occurs to me that I often take photos this way, just in passing, not really thinking about the composition, lighting, or anything else. I really do need to learn to use that camera.
6. What was happening the last time you thought to yourself or said aloud, 'Wow, time flies when you're having fun', and you meant it.
Hmmm .... good question! It has often seemed to me as if time flies whether one is having fun or not.
7. This Thursday is National Garlic Day. Will you add garlic to your menu on Thursday? Do you like garlic? What's your favorite dish made with garlic?
|Photo from Taste of Home|
GARLIC LIME CHICKEN
1/2 cup lime juice
1/4 cup cider vinegar
6 garlic cloves, minced (or equivalent amount of jarred minced garlic)
2 tsp. dried oregano
1 Tblsp. dried coriander
2 tsp. pepper
1 tsp. salt
1 tsp. paprika
4 to 6 bone-in chicken breast halves
1 to 2 Tblsp. vegetable oil
In a large resealable plastic bag, combine the first 8 ingredients. Add chicken; seal bag and turn to coat chicken with marinade. Refrigerate 8 hours or overnight.
Discard marinade. In a nonstick skillet, heat the oil and brown the chicken on all sides. Transfer to a greased 15 x 10-inch baking pan. Bake chicken, uncovered, at 375º for 30 to 35 minutes or until the juices run clear. (If preferred, this can also be grilled, for approximately the same amount of time.)
Yield : 4 to 8 servings
8. Insert your own random thought here.
This morning I was telling a friend about the sweet wildflower "Bird on the Wing" which in my mind looks a lot like a little airplane, complete with propeller.