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Wednesday, May 23, 2007

Tag...I Am It!

I am being tagged!

I know I have done this one before, but the last one only required 6 (weird) habits/traits about me. I found so many, I didn't know then which ones to write down, so I shouldn't have a problem with 8, hehe.

1. I am Dutch and yes almost everything said about Dutch stinginess you will prolly find in me, haha. I pick up every penny I stumble across, laying on the ground. I look for cheap and good deals. I try to decorate, re-using what I have or "mold" it into something else. I won't spend any money unless I really have to and even then I have the tendency to "turn it around ten times" before letting go of it.

2. An odd thing is, all of the above applies when it involves myself. Concerning others, I have no problem spending money on or for them. Wasn't always that way. grin.


3. I am so extremely hard-headed at times, I would do well in demolition-work (if it weren't for the head-ache afterwards, grin).


4. I love the color hunters-green. Anything with that color in it grabs my attention and there must be something really wrong with it for me not to like it. Especially when it comes to clothes, hehe.

5. I like to keep anything that might have a potential craft-use. Even when I don't get any ideas at that moment... I never know when it comes in handy. And it has!

6. I am a perfect "copy-cat". I hardly have any ideas myself, but anything I see being made by hands I can do, and will do my best to make it look even better than the original.

7. I freak out over a spider, but have no problems chasing a snake out of our yard. I guess it would be a different story, knowing it would be a poisonous snake. You might see something really weird then, haha.

8. There are some American customs I think to be odd. Like eating black-eyed peas on New Years Day for good luck. I don't like black-eyed peas so I don't eat them. Hence the bad luck??? grin. Oh well, I don't believe in luck anyway, I believe in being blessed, and that I am! :-D

Even though some of my habits and/or traits can be a hindrance, God can turn my weakness into my strength and use them for good. I guess my hard-headedness comes in handy after all. :-)


2 Corinthians 12:9
And He said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for My strength is made perfect in weakness.” Therefore most gladly I will rather boast in my infirmities, that the power of Christ may rest upon me.

36 Comments:

Blogger Seeker said...

I've never heard of eating black-eyed peas on New Year's Day... must be from "down south". hee hee

May 24, 2007 6:41 AM  
Anonymous Amy said...

Corry, The black eyed peas on New Year's Day must be a southern thing 'cause our family has done it for as long as I remember. Of course, I don't believe it brings good luck. It was more like a family tradition. I am not a big b.e. pea eater, but we always had it with white rice. I always went heavy on the rice. :)
By the way, we have a lot in common. I like green too. A friend told me I had some shade of green in every room of my home. She was right. lol. Blessings to you.

May 24, 2007 11:41 AM  
Blogger Timothy said...

Hi Corry,
Post of interest at my site. I'm bragging about you!
Blessings

May 24, 2007 11:55 AM  
Blogger Timothy said...

BTW,
I didn't want to say anything about the drawing before because my folks read my blog and we wanted it to be a surprise... but since they are in the air right now, I think it's safe to write about it. :)
Blessings

May 24, 2007 11:56 AM  
Blogger Vicki said...

I enjoy getting to know things about my blogging friends. This was fun. I like blackeyed peas, but don't believe in luck either. It's a southern thing. And I am southern to the BONE...hehe...

Blessings to you, Corry!

May 24, 2007 12:24 PM  
Blogger Corry said...

Karen,
Yeah, I guess it is. So let me correct my words: "There are some Local American customs...". hehe.
BTW, good excuse for you to come down here and try them! :-D

Amy,
I got a spoon-full down and when I did, I covered them up with whatever else we got. Last time I just didn't eat them. When asked if I ate black-eyed peas and I said no, it was like: " OOHHHH, you know that brings bad luck!"
I just grinned, hehe.

I am thinking about doing one of the bedrooms green. I would love that! And now that you mention it, I got at least some greenery in every room. I sure would like to see your house, might give me some ideas. :-)

Have a very blessed day, dear sis.

Timothy,
I read your post, thank you so much, that's way too much bragging! I so hope they will like it.
I pray God will bless them as they travel and all of you Sunday with the baptism!
Please, tell Beth "Hi" from me?!

God bless you!

Vicky,
Since you are suthern, any other local customs I need to know and haven't found out yet????
When I ask Kc, he will just tease me. I guess that's a suthern custom too, haha. Just kidding. grin.

Many blessings to you too, Vicky! :-)

May 24, 2007 3:42 PM  
Blogger Pia said...

freaking out over spiders but has no problem in chasing snakes, now that's weird. the rest, i find them "normal" haha!

missed ya, mamu!

May 25, 2007 1:13 AM  
Blogger Missy said...

Ah, Corry, we really could trade houses if I wasn't so 'fraid of hurricanes. It's a gambrel with a big farm porch painted in hunter green!

I love black-eyed peas, but only get them on New Years since my hubby hates them, but loves traditions.

1 through 6 could be me, too.

Thanks for sharing a bit!

May 25, 2007 7:43 AM  
Anonymous rrbj said...

There was once a famous rock artist that wrote a song and part of it was " you can do anything but just don't step on my Blue Suede Shoes " and I'm pure southern and just don't take away my black-eyed peas and sliced vidalia onions soaked in vinegar and plate of good ole fried chicken and some turnip greens and that is good vittles that will stick to your ribs ? Blessings and wishing ya'll a good weekend ! Ron.

May 25, 2007 8:48 AM  
Blogger audrey` said...

You love hunter green.
I love denim.
HaHa!

May 26, 2007 1:31 AM  
Blogger byhisgracealone said...

I am married to a southerner...and the first time he done told me I needed to cook them there black eyed peas and then eat em for good luck....welll I did just like he said, but then decided I didnt need none of that there good luck...nope.. "good luck" just wasnt for me!!!! ohhh suugar, them there things is nasty...yuk...I ain't no southerner...shucky darn, I was raised a yankee...can't y'all tell by the way I talk....and I gots lots more stories just like this one here!!!:)

blessings to you and sending prayers

donna

May 27, 2007 10:31 AM  
Blogger Corry said...

Pia,
Well what can I say?? I am weird!! hehe.
God bless you, girl :-)

Missy,
Anytime you get ready to trade, let us know (maybe after hurricane season?! grin)

Even though I don't like the black-eyed peas, I will cook them all year long. I got no problem with that. I just make sure I got some other veggies to go with supper as well.

Missy, what all do you craft? I got bunches of stuff we could use! :-D

I hope you had a blessed weekend.

Ron,
Spoken as a true suthern, Ron!
Unfortunately, turnips I don't like either, even though they are hunters-green, haha.
I hope you had a great and blessed weekend as well, brother.

Audrey,
I like denim a lot, it goes so well with hunters-green! :-D
Have a very blessed day, lieve zus.

Donna,
Hahaha, no suthern huh? Fooled me. grin.

Ah reckun throwin uh hissy-fit over 'em ain't wurth it, shug. They can eat'em 's much 's them like. Bless their lil' hearts! grin.

Bring those stories on, Donna! I would love to hear them. I got a few here as well!

God bless you!

God's Grace.

May 28, 2007 6:54 PM  
Blogger jel said...

hey sis,

May 28, 2007 8:12 PM  
Anonymous rrbj said...

Correction > Corry Southern ladys don't say throwing a hissy-fit or conniption fit " they pitch a hissy-fit or pitch a conniption "and they allways say shugger instead of shug ? Just wanted to help keep your vocabulatory in order since you live in the south! Might come in handy sometime ? Blessings . Ron.

May 28, 2007 9:22 PM  
Blogger jel said...

Grandpaw, you are just to funny!

May 29, 2007 4:42 AM  
Blogger Corry said...

Janice,
HEY SIS!!!!! :-D

I am soooooooooo tired I can hardly think. I may go and rest in Hank's mule barn, hehe.

(((HUGS)))

Ron,
I won't pitch a hissy-fit over you correcting me! I am grateful you did, like you said: you never know when it comes in handy. At least I got the suthern nasaly drawl down path. grin.

Ok, here's my curiosity setting in. Why are them thar callin y'all grandpaw?
Have a blessed day!:-D

God's Grace.

May 29, 2007 6:58 AM  
Blogger jel said...

sis that was jsut for your ear ,and not for everbody else


and I call him grandpaw because, I really don't remember mine, so he lets me call him that!

May 29, 2007 9:25 AM  
Blogger Corry said...

Janice,
I am so sorry and I apologize! Had I known that, it wouldn't have happened. Forgive me, please?

That is so sweet of Ron and of you too to be called and calling him grandpaw. Both my grandfathers died many years ago and I have very fond memories of them. Do you think Ron might want to adopt another e-grandchild?

Ron... do you???? :-)

God's Grace.

May 29, 2007 10:44 AM  
Blogger jel said...

Hey Sis,
I was just razzing ya! :)

and I bet Ron, wouldn't mind , He's got a big Heart! :)


huggs

May 29, 2007 10:50 AM  
Blogger Paul said...

In my family, we always had pork, sauerkraut, and mashed potatoes. We were from Ohio, so I don't know if it was a German thing, an Ohio thing, or what!

Lenise

May 29, 2007 12:49 PM  
Anonymous rrbj said...

Corry it would be a pleasure since I had a good life with my grandparents and you done passed the test ! But Only you got to agree to put up with me ? I enjoy my cyberspace grandchildren and I check in on them every morning ? Blessings and I my adopt KC too and I like great grandchildren Too ? Ron.

May 29, 2007 6:00 PM  
Blogger Missy said...

Corry, most of my crafting comes in the form of school projects and freeing kiddo's from winter boredom. I have two deep kitchen cabinets and a buffet stocked to the brim with odds 'n ends. Recently I made a Barbie dinette and sofa bed with stirring straws, paperclips, beads, a styrofoam cup and scrap fabric; and a howler monkey mask out of a feather boa. My craft of preference is macrame jewelry. What do you craft?

May 29, 2007 6:25 PM  
Blogger Cinder said...

Hey there Corry...I just dropped by to say hi! I'll be back on a day when I'm not so tired, so I can read your post more closely.

Blessings to you this week!

May 29, 2007 7:49 PM  
Blogger Corry said...

Janice,
Razzing me, huh?! Ok....it's cloudy at HANK'S MULE BARN!!!!! grin.

Lenise,
Sounds pretty German to me and delicious as well!

Ron,
Correction...Grandpaw, both Kc and I are honored to be adopted and I have no doubt so does lil' Kc.
We don't mind at all putting up with you, I guess the write question would be if you can stand putting up with us! haha.
Have a very blessed day, Grandpaw!:-)

Missy,
Wow, that is very creative and impressive, Missy!

I sew anything and everything, draw, make wishing-cards, make animals out of shells and craft actually anything that my twisted mind comes up with, haha. For instance, I make decorative bottles, turn old used CD's into wall-art, turn small boxes into gift-boxes by decopaging them and am about to turn an empty box into a shadow-box. I am told if given a shoe-tring and a match I can make something out of it, haha.

Jay,
Hi, girl! :-)
Thanks for dropping in. I am a little out of touch these days. So much going on, but I hope to catch up soon.
I hope you will get some rest! God bless you.

God's Grace.

May 30, 2007 6:05 AM  
Blogger Missy said...

Ah, Corry, your the MacGyver of the crafting world! hehe :D

I have visions of these things, too. When the kids are older I'll probably do more of it. Today, I'm thinking about making some curtains out of place mats.

May 30, 2007 7:18 AM  
Blogger jel said...

how did ya knoe that's it clouded here? :)

May 30, 2007 10:46 AM  
Blogger Corry said...

Missy,
Oh Missy, I saw that on HGTV and they turned out so nice! I kept that in the back of my mind, I thought that was such a great idea.

Thanks Missy, but reading what you did with some straws and paperclips etc., I sincerely think you deserve that title! :-)

Janice,
I didn't, you just told me! grin.

To all,
I apologize for responding so late. I got my plate so full and am trying to meet all my obligations, it's about to overwhelm me. But...one step at the time, huh? I try to squeeze blogging in whenever I can, but so far I only got to responding to y'all and haven't even been to y'alls blog. Please know, I haven't forgotten about y'all and I sure miss y'all. I hope to rectify that situation soon!

God's Grace.

May 31, 2007 1:32 PM  
Blogger Pilot Mom said...

Corry, Black eyed peas have to be cooked just right and then served with chopped onion and cornbread...yum!

I don't believe in luck either. Being blessed from above is thousands of times better! :)

And, green is my favorite color too!

June 02, 2007 12:53 AM  
Anonymous rrbj said...

My recipe for black-eyed peas > soak a 1lb bag of dried peas overnight - then in morning drain water off ! - in other boiler big enough to cook peas in chip up some thick sliced hickory smoked bacon [1/2] lb and diced up vidalia onions [ any other onions will do ] and fry up bacon to get grease and braised onions - and put two smocked ham hocks split in boiler with bacon and onions and put desired amt of water in boiler and dump in peas and cook about 1hr to 1 1/2 hours on medium heat ! Then slice another vidalia onion and let soak in vinegar overnight ? Then fry up some rabbit > squirrel legs > fried chicken > or if you happen to catch a 5 lb possum in the head lights the night before bake him ? Don't forget collards > or turnip greens and cornbread ? That makes up a bodacious dinner after church on Sunday! Blessings and I hope ya'll enjoy .... Ron.

June 02, 2007 6:29 PM  
Blogger Corry said...

Claire,
So good to see you! I am so thankful all turned out well with your husband. May God continue to bless! :-)

The chopped onions sure make it more appealing!

God bless you.

Grandpaw,
Thank you so much for this recipe.
I have to say, it does sound delicious!

Maybe one day I may try this, as soon as I have convinced myself them black-eyes peas are worth all that trouble, haha.

Have a very blessed Sunday! :-D

God's Grace.

June 03, 2007 4:28 PM  
Blogger Angela said...

Corry, well I feel like I know you better already! When did you come to live in the State? And I'm sure you know this, but us Northerners don't eat black-eyed peas on New Years! Thanks for sharing all these tid bits about yourself! Blessings in Christ, Angela

June 03, 2007 11:15 PM  
Blogger Corry said...

Angela,
Must be about 4 yrs ago by now, that I came to live here.:-)

So what weird habits do you Northerners have? And don't tell me you ain't got any, I won't buy it! grin.

Have a wonderful and blessed day!

God's Grace.

June 04, 2007 7:46 AM  
Blogger Angela said...

Hmmm, I'll have to think about the weird habits...oh, I got one, even though it rains pretty much 9 mos of the year here, us Northwesterns don't use umbrellas! Who's got the time or the patience, when it is constantly raining! Just run for it! LOLO! :-) Angela

June 04, 2007 7:55 PM  
Blogger Corry said...

Angela,
Haha, that is funny!
At least you know most of the rain falls beside you!!! hehe.

Have a very blessed (rainless) day! :-)

God's Grace.

June 05, 2007 5:08 AM  
Blogger audrey` said...

Hunter green and denim
Corry and audrey ;)

Much <3 lieve zus!

June 15, 2007 6:53 AM  
Blogger Corry said...

Audrey,
That sounds good to me!!!!!! :-D

God's Grace.

June 17, 2007 8:39 AM  

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