Tuesday, August 18, 2015

Hodge Podge Wednesday


Hodgepodge Questions-

1. Way back when (the Hodgepodge bicentennial to be precise) several of you submitted questions as part of a giveaway I was hosting. I went back to that list for inspiration today and found a question  submitted by Marla, who blogs over atMarla's Musings. Thanks Marla!
She asks-At what age did you feel like a 'grown-up'? What keeps you young now?   
The first thing that came to my mind was   my 15th summer.  That was the summer that my parents  put me on a plane  for Washington, D.C. 
 I was on my way to  baby sit for my  little  cousin  who  was   just an infant, but whose  regular nanny  was  home while  her son was on leave from Viet Nam.  That was definitely  a defining time for me... I was feeling so much on my own.... I  living in the  parameters of  relatives,  but  more as  an adult than a child.  During that summer,  there was a bit of romance,    adventures  only an adult  would enjoy, ie,  a  yacht ride on the Potomac 
 with my  Great Aunt and  Uncle  on  a  business excursion...  I  really grew up  learning how to be totally responsible day after day for a 3 month old  child. It was  quite a summer  for me!   Now,    I feel young  being with  our  daughter and her family or  out   with my gal pals,,,,  or  out to dinner with my sweetie!

2. When did you last buy a vehicle? Was this by design or because you had no other option? Was the car/truck purchased for your own personal use or was it bought for someone else to drive? On a scale of 1-10 (with 10 being delightful and 1 being 'pass the Excedrin') how would you rate the experience?
We  just up and decided  that it was time to   up- date our vehicle... It was  at that time about 9 years old and  even though it still looked great  and I loved  all its bells and whistles,   it had too many miles...  and we  travel 12 hours to see our  family, so it was time.  It was  an 8.. loved the new car,  sad to lose the  sunroof,  bluetooth, and leather heated seats!

3. Corn bread, corn chips, corn pudding, corn on the cob, cornflakes, corn chowder-your favorite of the corn-y foods listed? What needs to be served alongside your selection?  I grew up on corn bread  and to me there is nothing better than a  slice of  fresh cornbread right out of the oven, slathered with  country butter and a tall glass of sweet milk!

4. What's something in your life that regularly requires you to 'put your thinking cap on'?  Often times I wonder why I attend the church I do...   it is  biblical,  but  ....
The main reason we stay is because my husband stayed for me  at our previous church and he likes this one....

5. Share a favorite movie set in a school or classroom, or whose theme relates to school days in some way.  Being a retired  teacher  I was  most inspired by  the  film I saw recently, Freedom Writers...
I  simply ask you to   follow the link and   watch the trailer...   it  is  an awesome  story!  How she brings her class together   is phenomenal.....   One of the best films I ever saw! 

6. Reading, writing, and 'rithmatic' are commonly referred to as the three R's. What are the three R's in your life right now?
reading  ~ Bible and Biblical studies,   romance,  home decorating and  recipes
writing  ~personal journals,  blog posts,   journals about  our family to each of my                             granddaughters
romance~  retirement with my  sweetie,   doing things together, planning  together,                           traveling together....  that  spells " romance" to me!

7. What's something you've learned or tried recently you can say was as 'easy as ABC'?  Re-organizing my kitchen cabinets...   because now I have  twice as many  cabinets and drawers  YAYAYAYAYAYAYA

8. Insert your own random thought here:
I am declaring    my deepest hope that   there will be no more  90 degree days   this year of  2015..  I just  looked at the  10 day forecast and  it appears  that  we will have  mid 80's  throughout those days into   early September....Now that puts a spring in my step.. if only  the 80's would hold true... Lord...    cooler  temps   energize  my spirits   in  ways  few  other   things do... glad  it  will  be  cooler tomorrow..  I  have a procedure at the hospital   ...   an  investigative endoscopy....   I  will take advantage now of asking for prayer   that   the doctors find  nothing.... to report...  I have  been on reflux nexium for   over  12 years.... Lord,  I pray that Your perfect will for me is to be free  from   the   hazardous  effects of   the  drug   and the condition,  in Jesus name, Amen!


  1. Wow, that's a great recommendation! I'll check out 'Freedom Writers.' I hope that the doctors will be able to find the source of the reflux problem and will have a good solution that won't involve drugs.

  2. I enjoyed reading your answers. We have many things in common. I journal too, but I love that you journal to your granddaughter. Warm cornbread with butter. Yes. We are going to have some cooler weather too. Crossing my fingers.

  3. I will add you to my prayers and hope the procedure goes smoothly, and you find the answers you are seeking.

  4. Thanks for putting that movie on here, I will come back and watch it! I was having problems with reflux not near as bad as you but I was taking 3 tablets at night of a generic, I was also having colon problems, and someone told me about Peppermint Oil Capsules. I started taking one at night and what a difference it made. Very seldom do I have reflux and I do not have any colon issues anymore! Life is good! Praying you will get some answers and nothing will be serious!

  5. I have not herd of the movie you mentioned, but I will check it out. Love Hillary Swank, and I taught for 18 years. This is my first visit to your blog, and I am excited about visiting again! Prayers on your up-coming procedure.


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