Monday, January 5, 2009

Grilling Goodness With Tina And Friends~ 12

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It's that time again...Time for some more "Grilling Goodness." If you would like to join in all of the fun, just click here. Tina would love to have you all participate!

Now, on to the grilling.....

1. If you could have done something different in 2008, what would it be?

While in Sicily, I would have had a second cannoli.



Mmmmmmmmmm.

2. What is something that you know will happen in 2009?

I love what Benjamin Button's mother in The Curious Case of Benjamin Button has to say about the future: "You never know what's coming for you."

I'll have a little more about that movie on my Wednesday post.


3. What is something that you hope will happen in 2009?

I have several things that I would like to see happen in my life, but I won't bore you with all of that nonsense. However, once my back is all healed, I hope to finally get my house completely organized and keep it clean all year.



Shannon is all for this hope of mine. ;)

4. Do you already have a vacation planned for this year?

Shannon says that I have done enough traveling for a while.



But I may try to get back to the Mediterranean in another 38 years or so. ;)

5. Are you relieved that the holidays are over?

I am glad for life to get back to "normal," but I have to admit, I will miss listening and singing along to my Christmas music all the time.

6. Did you make a resolution? Will you share it?

I have many things that I want to improve on this year in my life, but it is basically a long, long, long, very boring list. And since I don't want to put the tens of you who read this blog completely to sleep, I won't be sharing that today.

I will, however, share something that I saw on my friend Amy's Facebook page that really spoke to me. It is a quote from Nancy Leigh DeMoss, and it is full of wisdom that I hope to carry with me through 2009.

So without further ado, here it is:

Once we settle the issue of why we’re living, all of life takes on a different perspective. Once we settle the issue that:

It’s not about me.
It’s not about my convenience.
It’s not about my comfort.
It’s not about my happiness.
It’s not about who likes me, who accepts me.
It’s not about, “Am I fulfilled in what I’m doing here in life?”
All that matters is that God is glorified, that He is pleased with my life.
Then we can endure and bear up under circumstances and challenges that we might not otherwise be able to face if we know that, “My sole purpose for living is to bring glory to God.”

~Nancy Leigh DeMoss


7. How old will you turn in 2009?



But let's just keep that between us, Mmmkay?

8. What did you do to celebrate the New Year?

I got all dressed up and beautiful......



...and rang in the new year with my sweet hubby at home! ;)

Just a few more things.

There is an awesome giveaway going on at $5 Dinners.com. If you are interested in winning a $25 Kroger gift card, hop on over here and enter the contest.

Nikowa at the Knowledge House Academy blog is also having a book giveaway. If you would like to win a book, click here to enter.

And last, but certainly not least, don't forget to click on the link on my side bar that says: Angela's Birthday Bash. She is giving away a prize every day this week in celebration of her birthday at her blog called Becoming Me.

Good luck to all of you!


21 comments:

Tracey said...

I so want to see you in that maids outfit! Ha! Ha! The next cruise is you and me!

Sharon said...

I love those cannoli's too, they are wonderful aren't they. That maids outfit is funny.
How is allie?
Be Blessed today
Sharon

Gina said...

All I have to say is that next time I go to Sicily I am getting one of those cannolis!! :) Bob will be turning the Big 4-0 next month, but don't tell him I told you. I love the quote you posted. What a great reminder. Have a great day my friend. :)

God bless,
Gina

Cheffie-Mom said...

Your blog is always so fun to read! The pictures are great! I need to figure how the Grilling Goodness works. Looks fun!

Gina said...

The quote from Nancy Leigh DeMoss is great. I think I need to print that out and read it every day! ;D

sa061545@bellsouth.net said...

Good Post! I love it when you post Jamie Foxx! That is so funny!
Love you!
Mom :)

Liz said...

That cannoli picture was fantastic. I am so hungry now. :)

Kenny said...

Look you made it through 2008 with a few bumps, but you made it. 2009 will be much better even though you turn 40!! Yes I will be there when that day comes. Happy New Year.

Pleasant Drive said...

what good aims you have for 2009! may god bless and keep you!

Becoming Me said...

Great post and thanks so much for the link

Nikowa@KHA said...

Oh that cannoli!

Half Gaelic, Half Garlic! said...

Oh my...if I were in Sicily, I would have had a whole tray of those Canoli's...they look heavenly!!

I hope 2009 brings you Health(especially when it comes to your back) and Happiness.....

Happy New Year!

Lisa

diane said...

I could eat a cannoli right now. It's lunch time here.
Hope your back gets better in 2009.

Smiling Shelly said...

1. I do believe that the cannoli is your fondest memory of the entire cruise.

2. And that's all I have to say about that. ;)

3. Hmmm...I'm not sure it's really his wish to see you accomplish this goal so much as it is to watch you accomplish the goal in that outfit...I'm just sayin' ;)

4. So are you telling me if I win a trip for two to the Mediterranean, for thirty days, rooming next door to Tom and Arnold the Shannon won't let you go?? *Sheesh!*

5. Well, I'm sure i know a few other people in your household who are glad they're over then. ;)

6. Great Quote!

7. I won't tell a sole ;)

8. Sounds kinda like my New Years...'cept I didn't really get dressed up and beautiful.....Oh yeah! And I FELL ASLEEP. :S

SondreLyn said...

What a great quote! You always find the best quotes. And the picture of Jamie Fox always cracks me up! Ha! :D Oh, and about turning 40... welcome to the dark side! mwa ha ha... :D

The Pink Potpourri said...

GREAT list! i loved reading your goals for this year! and i loooved the pictures!

Jamie @ Purposeful Pursuit said...

Oh, an organized home, it is on my list of things to accomplish this year too. How is your healing process going? I hope you'll be feeling much better in 2009!

Songbirdtiff said...

Hi! I just came over from Liz's blog. I really enjoyed your 2009 post. You have a lovely family, including the pup. :) I'm glad to know I'm not the only one who allows animals on the furniture.

Pamela (His maidservant) said...

I really liked #6-thanks for sharing!! Have a great new year. Still praying for your health.

In His Graces~Pamela

My Goodness said...

Holy Cannoli! Funny.

I pray that you have a better year with that back of yours so you can get out of that super sexy brace and into that horrible maid outfit you have here...lol.

Thanks for playing!

Dianne said...

Oh my friend, you have been like a ray of sun in a cold a dreary winter, I love you!

You always seem to know just what to say, even if you don't know it!

I love that quote too and thanks for showing us another day IN YOUR LIFE.

How is your back now BTW?