On Eagle's Wings

On Eagle's Wings
He gives strength to the weary and increases the power of the weak. Even youths grow tired and weary, and young men stumble and fall; but those who hope in the LORD will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint. Isaiah 40:29-31


Wednesday, January 25, 2017

An Island Hodgepodge

Can it really be Wednesday again and getting close to the end of January? Here are the Hodgepodge questions from Joyce and now I'm remembering this time last year we were lying on the beach in the Caribbean soaking up the sun and relaxing on the sand. Where does the time go? 

1. The cure for anything is salt water-tears, sweat, or the sea." (Isak Dinesan) Would you agree? Of the three, which has 'cured' you most recently? 
Tears are good, the beach would be wonderful if I lived near one, so sweat has to work for me. If I get busy when I'm down, I feel much better. It helps get my mind off the trouble and I accomplish something at the same time. Win-win! But still ...

2. What's something you can't eat without salt? I guess any recipe that calls for salt. 
Do you normally salt your food a lot, a little, or not at all? I don't salt my food at the table. 

3. Sands of time, bury your head in the sand, built on sand, or draw a line in the sand...which sandy phrase could best be applied to something in your life right now? 

Some days I wish I could bury my head in the sand and not see and listen to what's going on in the world. So thankful that my little world is peaceful and I don't have to bury my head. 
4. A favorite book, movie, or song with an island setting or theme?

Sittin' on the dock of the Bay by Otis Redding. And, oh my goodness, this song just came to mind. I wonder if anybody out there remembers this song!

5. Yesterday-did you run your day or did it run you? How so? 

I pretty much ran my day, although a doctor's appointment was in control for a few hours, but it was worth it. 

6. You're on an island holiday. Will I most likely find you parked in a beach chair, shopping in town, on the back of a jet ski, or snorkeling off the back of a catamaran? 

A few years ago, I would have been on the jet ski or snorkeling. These days, sitting on the beach chair or lounging on a blanket on the sand soaking up the sun is wonderful. 

7. What do you think we humans most take for granted?

Each other. Everything. And clean drinking water. 
8. Insert your own random thought here.

The marches for women over the weekend were troubling and hateful, to say the least.

It makes me very sad to think what our grandchildren will face in the future. 
I'm still experimenting with my new Kitchen Aid mixer and tonight made Yogi's Tasty Buns. Drum roll! This was by far the easiest dough I have worked with in my attempts and the rolls were good. Next time I will make them smaller.

According to this list, I am on the right course in learning about caregiving.
I hope this is readable.

Signing off for now with these thoughts from the Apostle Paul.


  1. The bread buns look delicious!

    Our family is trying to sift our words ... thoughts and spoken though Philippians 4:8 Thanks for sharing it, It's nice being reminded of it.


  2. I've never made bread using my Kitchen Aid. As an aside, I really don't need to be making bread : ) Yours looks delicious! Enjoy your day and I so agree with your thoughts on the world just now.

  3. That Otis Redding song is one of my favorites. Have fun with your new Kitchen Aid!

  4. I love my Kitchen Aid mixer and always use it for kneading. Really saves on the wrists. Those buns look wonderful. I agree with you on the cutest state of affairs. Love and forgiveness will always be more profitable than hateful screaming.

  5. Loved your answer to number seven, Nonnie. It is so easy to take others for granted, but I am really working at making certain that I don't. We never know what is around the corner for any of us.

    Your rolls are BEAUTIFUL! Good for you to keep working with your new Kitchen Aid!

  6. Your rolls look delicious. I love my Kitchen Aid and the dough hook. I am a caregiver too so appreciate those tips. I agree with your random and mine is on the same topic. Have a great week :)

  7. A great hodgepodge today!! I sure do remember Ernie Ford, I loved him and his music AND I remember the song too. I didn't remember it by it's title but when I heard it I sure did!

  8. I enjoyed your hodgepodge, and YES I remember that song! lol I couldn't agree more with your number 8...goodness! And I am totally impressed with your rolls. Wow! They look soo good. Oh, and your verse? By far one of my very favorites! Enjoy your day!

  9. These days, I sort of avoid the news, in an attempt to not have to deal with the things of today's world. I read a little bit about the women's march, and it was disturbing to me.
    Kudos to you for experimenting with your new Kitchen Aid mixer. Those rolls look delicious :)
    Enjoy the rest of your week,
    Kathy (Reflections)

  10. Hi,
    I use my kitchen aid all the time for bread. I love the look of the rolls.
    I agree, the Women's March made me so sad. I am the mother of two boys. I do not understand what on earth the need for the hate and all the profanity. VERY SAD!

  11. We are on the same page on so many issues. I loved reading your list, and the buns look wonderful. I have a Kitchen Aid, and when I get back from Jill's I want to try several bread recipes, including bagels.

  12. Just want to give you a big (((HUG))). Being a caregiver is a huge responsibility, especially when it is someone you love so much as you do your DH. Praying God will give you strength and time to laugh and enjoy every day. The rolls look so good. I need to try that!!! Blessings to you today.

  13. Your bread looks delicious and I can almost smell them baking! I enjoyed reading your answers! Totally agree with your #8.

  14. I liked Otis Redding's Dock of the Bay when I was young. Do you remember "Try a Little Tenderness"?