Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Hodge Podge Wednesday

Schools back in so I finally have time for Wednesday Hodgepodge again.  Not that school could have much to do with it.  Most mornings Makayla slept until at least 11:00.  LOL
Anyways you know the drill hop over to Joyce's, grab the questions, answer them, and then link up with the rest of us.

1. Share a favorite song lyric.
I better not see 'I can't think of one' on any body's paper. That's an automatic F in the Wednesday Hodgepodge you know.
Well it is hard to think of just one.  hehehe  My family would tell you, I drive them crazy sometime  most of the time  with my singing.  I can hear a word and think of a song, and just start singing.   For example: "crazy"  Crazy, I'm crazy for feeling so lonely, Crazy,  I'm crazy for feeling so blue.  Well you get the point.
But for a favorite song lyric, I would have to choose from my two favorite songs It Is Well With My Soul, and Amazing Grace.  I love the history of the writing of It Is Well.               

2. When was the last time someone yelled at you?
This morning, Makayla did while she was getting dressed for school.  I told her apparently she wasn't getting enough sleep if she was that grouchy.

3. Money, fame, happiness...are they mutually exclusive?
Well there's the old saying money can't buy happiness, and I don't believe it can.  Happiness comes from within.  Money to do for others can bring joy in our lives, like watching our children/grandchildren opening their presents on Christmas morning.  I always try to look for that one special one that I call their WOW present.  One that lights up their eyes and brings out a shrill of excitement.
4. What is your favorite dish to prepare for family and friends that doesn't require turning on the stove, oven or an outdoor grill?
There's not much I make that doesn't require some type of cooking.  All I can think of at the moment is No-Bake Cookies.  Yum!!!
5. The first week of August is National Simplify Your Life Week. What is one thing you could do this week to simplify your life? Will you do it?
I have DE-cluttered quite a bit, but I'm sure there is more I could do.  Will I do it, not totally this week.
6. On a scale of 1-10 (with 10 being 100% and 1 being not at all) how tuned in are you to your country's national political scene?
I would say a 8.  Because if I was totally tuned in, my blood pressure would probably be sky high.  I can't understand how they can justify even considering bothering the incomes of the elderly, or any that are military related, whether currently serving or a veteran.
7. What are your final parting words to the month of July?
It's been a hot, dry one.  Please send cooler temperatures, and some rain.
8. Insert your own random thought here.
I should probably be cleaning house, but the mess will still be here this afternoon.


  1. I love that hymn and the story behind it too-so inspiring!

  2. Hi!
    I'll be glad when fall gets here, hopefully it will be cooler. Have a great day!

    Food for Thought

  3. "It Is Well With My Soul" is an old favorite of mine. I used it at my dad's funeral.

    I agree with you--leave the elderly and millitary people alone! I say they should make their cuts elsewhere--like their own salaries!

    It's nice to have you back joining us for the Hodgepodge.

  4. I never in my life thought this country would be run by a socialist. If he's re-elected this next go round - I'm seriously considering a move to Canada.

    I love "It Is Well" also - for the same reasons you have.

  5. I have to admit ... as soon as I read "crazy", Patsy Cline's song IMMEDIATELY came to my mind! ha!

    And if you can get them to send you some cooler, wetter weather, have them send some our way, too, ok? ;-)

  6. Our son is in 11th grade this year.
    He has been staying up late and getting up late.
    I wonder how he'll do this first week.

    I'm hoping to get a Kindle for Christmas.
    So I am sorting and getting rid of my books.
    Which is really a way to DE-clutter.

    Have a wonderful rest of the week!

  7. Interesting to see how you answered Joyce's questions. I love seeing everyones thoughts.

  8. Love Patsy Cline! She was a gal whose voice was silenced way too early!!

  9. No Bake Cookies: Would that be "doo-doo cookies"? The kind with the chocolate, peanut butter, and oatmeal? YUM!

  10. I love the song, It is Well with My Soul" and I love "Crazy" by Patsy Cline! No bakes are a favorite of my husband.

  11. It seems like once I hear a song, I can't get it out of my head :/ Currently, I have "Part Of Your World" from the Little Mermaid swimming around there ;)

  12. I am LOVING the idea of NO Bake cookies! I love "It is Well" also, we have been singing it the last few years with a modified chorus and I love that version too...

  13. My lyric answer was the same as yours. I can't get through it without tears of gratitude.

    And I too like having enough money to give my kids "Wow" presents and to bless other people occasionally who are always just getting by.


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