Wednesday, February 5, 2014

Sporting the Hodgepodge

Our weather is back to the yo-yo variety. I'm not digging this at all. I want winter to be wintry, spring to be springy; fall to be fallish (you thought I was going to write 'fally,' didn't you?) and summer to be wintry. LOL

Anyway, it's the middle of the week which means only two more work days AND---the Hodgepodge!

1. Are we always responsible for our actions? Are there any exceptions? I believe that we ARE always responsible for our actions. No matter what happens, we have a choice in how we will react.  We are the ones who make the choice, no one makes it for us. I know a lot of people believe that others force our hand but, even then, it's our choice to let them do so.  

2.  Has anyone from your home town become famous? Not that I know of. Hang on, I'll go to the Guru (i.e., Google)...No one popped up on the Google. But we do have famous people visit here all the time. 

3. January was National Slow Cooker month. Do you own a slow cooker/crock pot? Did you use it last month? What's a favorite dish you make using a slow cooker or crock pot? I do own a crock pot. I did use it last month. I don't really have a favorite recipe. I just like using it to cook whatever it is long and slow so I can savor the aroma. 

4. How do you feel about private companies collecting data about you? I don't think that I'm nearly as bothered as I should be. The problem is that I just don't have that much that they can get their hands on. I feel like I have many, many other things that I need to get upset about right now. Some things are just going to happen, whether we like it or not, in this world that is becoming more and more reliant on technology.  

5. The Games of the 2014 Winter Olympics kick off with their opening ceremony this coming Friday....will you be watching? Which Winter Olympic event would you most like to see in person? Have you ever been to Russia? Any desire to go, Olympics or otherwise? I won't be watching. I'm not a fan of the Olympics. Football is over and that's the end of my relationship with athletes until August. With the exception of March Madness, of course. I have no desire to see any Olympic event in person. I have never been to Russia and have no desire to go. 

6. Share a good or bad sports related memory from your childhood or teen years. Well, from the time I was VERY young, I wanted to be a linebacker for the Dallas Cowboys when I grew up. I was crushed when I was told that girls couldn't play for the Cowboys. I had one uncle though, who told me I could do anything I wanted to do- even play for the Cowboys. :)

7. What's a must have song for you on a work out play list? If you don't work out, run, swim, bike, walk, or anything else that could be construed as 'exercise', then what's a song that movtivates you to at least get up off the couch? My motivational playlist is quite lengthy, not to mention diverse, because it all depends on my mood and what the exercise will be that day. AND, the problem with a lot of them is that I tend to start dancing instead of walking or running or whatever. Like when this one comes on:

8.  Insert your own random thought here. I'm in week 3 of my mindful meditation experiment. This is my favorite week so far. I will be posting about it soon. I've recently discovered that we have a Faculty Wellness Room at school. I've started going in there at lunch for a little refreshment meditation. I have fought off meditation for years. My brilliance is truly blinding. Sheesh. 

Meanwhile, the wedding plans are coming along nicely. As a matter of fact, I think we're nearly there--- right, Bestie? Or am I delusional? We're not quite in countdown mode yet- but we only have 3 months and less than 2 weeks to go. Or something like that. I've secured the photo booth and my Mother of the Bride outfit, so I'm good. LOL

Have a great rest of the week, y'all!


  1. Those three months and two weeks are going to go FAST. And busy!

    I agree that we are totally responsible for how we react to any given circumstance.

    Be sure to check out my CrockPot recipe today. No kidding, I think it's the best I've ever eaten. (and no, I didn't make it. Kevin did.) :-)

    So do you still aspire to play for the Cowboys? ;-)

  2. LOVE Random Thoughts! Can't wait to hear about your Mindful Meditation!

  3. I think brides are in permanent countdown mode : ) I will look forward to hearing about your experiment. We're snowed in (again!) here today...I can't say I'm hating it yet. Maybe in another month?

  4. Wedding planning - fun!! I'm looking forward to photos!! Joyce gave us another good Hodgepodge! Loved reading your answers!

  5. I became more bothered recently with all the Target stuff going on. It's getting too easy for people to steal our information and use it against us. Glad to hear that the wedding plans are being completed.

  6. Judy- I just saw it and it does look good! I'm glad he's cooking for you during your recovery. I'd have to go hungry. Though that might not be a bad thing. LOL Not the Cowboys. As I'm now a Panthers' fan. :)

    BB- Thanks! I'm still working on the meditation post. I have so much to say so I'm trying to condense it.

    Joyce- I wish I was still snowed in. We did get two days out of school and it was gorgeous, but then it was gone. I hope you totally enjoy every second of the beautiful winter you're having.

    Terri- Wedding planning is not that much fun. LOL It's been easier this time around. The first time I had no idea what the heck we were doing. This time, I'm armed. :)

    Debby- That happened here with our state treasury office. Yep. Because our stupid governor wouldn't spend the money for the assured safety measures. So 3 million of us had our SS# and other info stolen.

  7. My hometown celebrity is Lee Van Cleef. Remember him from The Good, The Bad and The Ugly. He is from Somerville, NJ and so am I! The wedding will be here before you know it Mama! I go to my meditation and healing session tomorrow. I can't wait. Loved this post.

  8. Please share soon about meditation. I'm not doing it right, I just can't sit still and quiet. The closes I get to anything like that is my night-night prayers and if I'm chatting with the Lord to long I fall asleep. I really need help I think.
    Yes we are responsible. We are!!!
    That wedding of yours is fast approaching. WOW!!
    Take care Pam.

  9. It's cool the school has a room for that. Really cool.

  10. Barb- Awesome! Let me know how it goes!

    Julie- I'm working on it. Looks like tomorrow or Saturday will be the earliest.


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