Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Wednesday Hodge Podge

Let's try this again.  I had the entire post typed out and then it all just disappeared.  Blogger is really trying my patience.  Anyways it's Wednesday so it's time for Joyce's  Hodge Podge.

1. What reveals more about a woman-her refrigerator or her purse?
Her purse.  Even though I'm not one of those women that carry a big purse, but  I have seen some that's big enough to carry everything but the kitchen sink in it.

2. When was the last time you went to the zoo? Where? What's your favorite zoo animal?
I took Brianna, Kenneth, and Makayla to the Jacksonville Zoo during Spring Break in 2008.
Not sure I have a favorite but anything but the reptile section is fine.

3. What social issue fires you up?
There is quite a few, but I will choose one that's effecting me and Makayla.  Bullying, she has had to deal with it more this year than any other.  Nothing major but it's frustrating that our kids can't just go to school and learn.  But they have to deal with bullying.  I picked her up yesterday a little early for a dentist appointment.  When she got in the car she broke down crying and I asked her what in the world was wrong.  She said they were out on the playground and another girl had a tic-tac mint container and kept opening and closing it right in her face.  Finally I guess it got the best of her and she said she pushed the girl away from her.  So naturally the other girl went and told the teacher, and the teacher told Makayla she was in trouble.  But then they came and got her and told her I was there to pick her up. 
I made light of the fact of her being in trouble.  Maybe that was wrong, but she's like me she takes so much and then she just lets them have it.

4. Are you a coupon clipper? If so, are you extreme?
I take it by spells.   I go for weeks clipping and printing and then I stop.  I  have never been one of those that saved more than they spent.  Just don't understand how they do that.
5. What is one of your favorite souvenirs brought back from your travels?
Not that many travels, but I do enjoy taking lots of pictures.
6. Lemon meringue or key lime?
Neither one really as far as pie.  But I do like key lime cake, and candy.

7. What is the most beautiful word you know in any language?
Strange that you ask, my status on Facebook today is: 
Your worst days are never so bad that you are beyond the Reach of God's grace
 & your best days are never so good that you are beyond the Need of God's grace
8. Insert your own random thought here.
I'm tired of being so busy.  I enjoy having something to do, but it's taking away my blogging time and catching up with my blogging friends.
Our church had a yard sale last Saturday, Thursday night we sorted everything, Friday we priced everything, and then Saturday was the sale.  I was tired, very tired.  Then Monday back to Savannah to my Mil's to pack and clean.  Will we ever get done?  God bless her soul, she gets distracted and just when I think we're going to throw some stuff away she decides to keep it.  And has to tell me the story behind it. 
Then yesterday Makayla had Dentist appt, tomorrow Mil goes for routine check-up at her Doctor,and then Friday I go back to the Doctor.
Megan called me Monday and asked if I was so busy that when the baby is born will I be there.  I told her we never plan appts. or packing on Wednesdays so she needed to go in labor on a Wednesday.  hehehe
She's 38 weeks so right now she really doesn't care what day of the week he is born on.  She's just ready for him to be born.
But next Wednesday would be pretty cool, because it would be a week before Megan's birthday, and Emily was born a week before her Daddy's birthday.  I'm just weird like that.  Just like I told Scott the other day that my oldest child got married a week before his youngest son's birthday.  And now his oldest child is getting married a week after my youngest child's birthday.


  1. Wow you do sound busy! I hope the baby cooperates : )

    Kids are mean and I guess they always have been but they are more creative with it these days...the internet probably doesn't help.

  2. I'm so sorry about Makayla's troubles. Life just shouldn't be that hard when you're young.

  3. I'm so sorry for what your daughter went through. Kids can be so cruel...especially girls...and it only gets worse the older they get. My daughter had some very bad experiences in 11th and 12th grade. I'm still holding a grudge against one girl in particular. I must forgive, but it's hard because I remember the pain my daughter went through. I guess that all we can do is love our children through these experiences.

  4. sound very busy indeed! Hope your day is full of God's grace and blessings.

  5. It's funny that you mentioned "bullying", my daughter and I were just talking about that! I had no idea how bad it's gotten--and at such a young age.

    Hang in there with being busy! Hopefully, soon you can take time out, soon, to rock your new grandbaby a little bit! How exciting!

  6. Hi sound like a busy busy woman. Exciting times ahead...waiting for the birth of your grandson...keep us posted when he decides to make his grand entrance!!!

  7. Yup I agree, you are one busy lady! like your answers and I h ave seen those really big purses and wonder how there backs feel at the end of the day. Mine would be killing me! Hope that baby comes soon.

  8. we have the same purse...hahahaha!
    praying some rest for you soon!

  9. Wow you are a busy girl! I hope Makayla's troubles get better...I certainly would not want to be a kid today! I hope your grand baby comes on a Wednesday lol! Have a wonderful day!

  10. Grace was my word too. You sound so busy, you made me tired just reading it. haha

  11. Grace is a great word. My home business is called Show Grace Designs.
    I had trouble with a disappearing post a couple weeks ago. All done, and then poof, all gone. Very frustrating.
    God bless you!

  12. Hope that baby comes on a Wednesday ... but I have a feeling that you'll make time for that new baby to love on. ;-)

    I've seen those big purses ... if you need a purse that big, that means you've got a LOT of stuff to carry ... which means that the purse has got to be HEAVY. I don't think that my shoulders could stand that!

  13. I think kids have always had a tendency to be mean but it seems to be worse and less controlled now. I'm sorry your precious child is suffering under their cruelty.

    Blessings (I don't believe in luck) on getting the baby to arrive on a convenient schedule. It's been my experience that they usually do the opposite.

  14. That bullying breaks my heart. My daughter had some issues in H.S. and it damaged here self-esteem. Give her a big hug from me!


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