Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Sweating to the Hodgepodge

I don't know if the Hodgepodge makes us sweat enough to burn calories (but wouldn't it be nice?) but the temperatures yesterday and today sure are making me sweat. I am totally disgusted that I'm turning on the AC at the end of November. I've never disliked hot weather more than I do right now. 

Thankfully, the Hodgepodge is here and causes nothing but a good time! So, pull up your digital device and join in the fun! 

1. Give us three rhyming words that say something about your Thanksgiving holiday (or your most recent holiday gathering if you didn't celebrate Thanksgiving). 


peace- no talk of politics.
decrease- because our numbers were low this year, only 8.
centerpiece- because I thought my centerpiece (if you can call it that) looked like a table in a thrift store and everyone thought that was funny. 

2. When did you last say, 'the more the merrier'? I've said it twice in the last couple of weeks. Did you mean it? The first time, I did mean it. The second time, I was being sarcastic. 

3. What's one piece of advice you'd give someone who is your same age? When in doubt, just remember what your grandmother said. About everything. 

4. You're ordering a veggie plate, what four veggies are on it? Is it cooked or raw? If it's raw, carrots, cucumbers, bell peppers, and maybe some celery. If it's cooked--all other veggies. :) 

5. Shop til you drop! Did you? Nope. Have you ever? Yep. Will you between now and Christmas? Nope. I'm trying to shift our focus during the holidays this year. We'll see how it goes. And Baby M? Her parents want the money we would have spent to go into her savings account. Which is a good idea but grandma and aunties are buying her a couple of gifts. Because she needs to see that Santa came for her first Christmas. Yeah, some things are hard to refocus during the holidays. 

6. What's your favorite chair in your house, and why is it a favorite? The plaid one. It's old and comfy. It really needs to be reupholstered or replaced. But I just can't. It's a great chair. 

7. Share an early memory of faith, religion, or spirituality. I remember going to church with my grandparents every Sunday. I loved spending time with them and was lucky enough to live within 30 minutes so I went nearly every weekend. We sat on the same pew every Sunday and had Sunday dinner afterward. I loved sitting in that church, on that pew with my grandparents. I can still hear my grandmother singing hymns while she worked in the kitchen. 

8. Insert your own random thought here. Here you go:





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






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20 comments:

  1. I opened up a savings account for my hubs two grandchildren when they turned one. I put money (well anyone can) in for birthdays and Christmas but I also get them a 'little something'.
    I enjoyed the song.:)

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    1. My daughter is very good at finances and she insists that Baby M have the savings account. We all donate to it. I agree that it's a good idea. :) Glad you enjoyed the song! Thanks!

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  2. I love Nat King Cole! Reminds me of my childhood Christmases. Have a great week.

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    1. I love him for the very same reason! Plus, his good voice. :) Thanks!

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  3. I enjoyed reading your hodgepodge today. Hope you have a great week.

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    1. Thank you! I hope you have a great week, too!

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  4. Cucumbers! I forgot about them and they're my favorite! I'm glad you're enjoying SRT. Do you also get their emails or follow their blog. They post little 'essays' there to go with the readings and they're really good. I couldn't not buy if I were in your shoes. The savings account is a great idea, but Santa can indulge a little too : )

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    1. I did find the website and I signed up for the emails. I may have already bought a couple of things for Baby M. :) But I'll donate to the savings account as well. How would it look in the pictures if Santa hadn't come to see her on her first Christmas? I mean, really. :)

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  5. Great Hodgepodge and I especially enjoyed your memories of grandparents and church. Of course Santa has to come for Baby M!! Next year will be even more fun! I miss having little ones around for Christmas.

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    1. I'm glad we switched Christmas visits with my SIL's family in Indiana. Now, we get Baby M when she really knows what's going on next year. LOL I'm so mean. ;)

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  6. Loved your Christmas memories of your grandparents and you. Thank you for including Nat King Cole's version of A Christmas Song. I've got to add that to Pandora and Spotify! I love to have Christmas music on all day from December 1 through at least Christmas. I think your #3 is such good advice. Have a wonderful rest of the week, Pam.

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    1. I've had Christmas music on since October. LOL I love all the music that reminds me of Christmas at my grandparent's house. My grandmother had such sage advice all the time. It wasn't until the girls were coming along and we attended a Baptist church (we were always in the word) that I realized her sage advice was straight out of the Bible! :) Thanks for you Etsy advice! I'm working on it! :)

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    2. Speaking of a center piece, someday I would just love someone to bring me one on Thanksgiving. Your veggie plate sounds perfect. Thanks for Nat!

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    3. I would love for someone to bring me one, too. Then the table wouldn't look like a thrift store table. LOL :)

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  7. Pam, I've been complaining about the heat, too. It's just SO wrong to have to run the a/c this time of the year. Who wants to hear about chestnuts roasting on the open fire when it's 80 degrees???
    I had a mishap concerning my Thanksgiving centerpiece. One of the globes broke and I had to improvise :)

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    1. It really is! SO wrong! Oh no. I almost broke something on mine but that would probably have been a good thing. It wouldn't have looked so much like a thrift store table. Ha!

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  8. Hi,
    I love your random. A favorite of mine.
    I really like your advice. Well said.
    Cucumbers...yes!!

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    1. Thank you! I love it too. It takes me right back to my grandparents house at Christmas. Such great memories. :)

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  9. I loved your spiritual memory going to church with your grandparents.. a fine tradition and sweet memory!

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    1. Thank you! I can still hear my grandmother singing. :)

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