Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Beauty and the Hodgepodge

Sometimes, when I lack the motivation to write, I read. I was looking for a particular blog that I failed to bookmark over the weekend (luckily I found it because the post I read over there was so inspirational) because I've been wanting to blog about it. Once I bookmarked it, I was on a roll with reading blogs and wanted to check in with those I frequent. I can't tell y'all how shocked I was to come to the realization that it was Tuesday and Joyce had the Hodgepodge questions up. With all milestone excitement around here, I guess I lost track of the days. 

It's nice to face today with the prospect of reading everyone's answers to the Hodgepodge questions. Often, the Hodgepodge is my zen.  


From this Side of the Pond

1. 'Beauty is in the eye of the beholder'  What's something you've seen recently that you thought was beautiful? No words, just these...





2. Our culture and beauty...your thoughts? Haven't people written dissertations on this topic? Goodness. Does our culture influence our opinions on beauty? Sure or at the very least, it tries really hard. Culture does decide what we should consider visually appealing whether we like it or not. After all, if it didn't, how would we know that we have to want it and to get it we have to buy all the things to get it or try all the fad whatever's? This question made me think of one of my favorite Bible verses:


But the LORD said to Samuel, "Do not consider his appearance or his height, for I have rejected him. The LORD does not look at the things people look at. People look at the outward appearance, but the LORD looks at the heart."

3. Age before beauty, beauty queen, beauty mark, beauty sleep...which beauty-ful phrase resonates with you today? Beauty queen. Why? Because this beauty will turn 30 on Saturday:


She would kill me for relating her to a beauty queen. But y'all know what I mean, right?

4. I read here a list of the top ten beasts animals that scare us the most-

alligators, coyotes, black bears, birds (but pigeons in particular), sharks, bats, bed bugs, rats, rattlesnakes, and the black widow spider. 

Which 'beast' on the list scares you the most? The snakes. Any kind of snake. Any. Kind.What is the liklihood of you having an actual encounter with that particular beast? Let's just hope I do not because I would, in all likelihood, die. Did a movie contribute to your fear of this creature? Nope. Have you ever had a real life encounter with any of the animals listed? Yes. There was a black bear rooting through the garbage cans outside a mountain cabin we stayed in when I was about 8 years old; birds visit the deck every single day because I feed them and they are so much fun; I see bats and hear them sometimes if Tucker and I walk in the wee, still dark hours and they freak me out when they fly; our neighborhood gets coyotes and rats when the idiot, greedy developers rape and destroy the surrounding woods and the wildlife has nowhere else to go because their habitats are completely destroyed without the least bit of consideration and YES, I have some stuff to say about this issue in a BIG way. 

5. Where were you when you last heard a bell ring? It was probably over the holidays when that Hershey's Kisses commercial came on. Was it alarming or musical? It was musical.




6. What's your favorite carb? I don't think this can be narrowed down as I've never met a carb I didn't like. How's that for random? Pretty darn good. 

7. Let's wrap up another month of Hodgepodging and life with an acrostic. Recap your month using the word MARCH. Acrostics drive me NUTS. Now I know why my students groaned when it was time for the acrostic project in the computer lab. Sorry, little people. They did a great job, though. Every time. 


Milestones 
Abounding 
Refurbishing
Changes
Hilarity in the midst

8.  Insert your own random thought here. LOADS going on around this place. If you missed any of it, just click HERE, HERE, and HERE






Remember, y'all, there's a giveaway of NuNaturals stevia and tomorrow is the last day to enter!


FOUR lucky winners will each get THESE:




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

24 comments:

  1. Hello Pam, I enjoyed your answers. Great acrostic. Those kisses bells were pretty darn cute. Good memory! Have a great week. ~The Happy Wonderer

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    1. Hi! Thank you! Hope you have a wonderful Wednesday!

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  2. That commercial is such a happy one, and one of my favorites at Christmas time.

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    1. That's the only bell sound I can pull up in my memory. I guess we don't have many bells around here. I think church bells ring downtown Charleston but I can't hear them from my house. I agree that the commercial is a happy one. Thank you!

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  3. Your daughter is absolutely gorgeous! Cute pics of Baby M and Tucker! Perfect Bible verse about beauty, and when we get to know someone, we really see the beauty within - or the absence thereof.

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    1. My grandmother was forever sharing her words of wisdom. Once we started going to a Baptist church with the girls, I discovered that nearly all of grandmother's wisdom was from the Bible. No wonder I thought she was the wisest woman I'd ever known. :) Anyway, that was one of my favorites. And you're so right about what we discover when we get to know people. :) Have a wonderful Wednesday!

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  4. I love that picture of your beautiful daughter and seeing baby M. at the beach was and is another favorite. I love that one.
    I liked your list. What would we do without our wonderful and sweet dogs. Sasha ate garbage that she finds when we were out, she made herself so sick. I was so panicked. Even though, she does this pretty often. Still dogs are the best.
    Have a lovely day.

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    1. Thank you, Kim! I agree, dogs are the best! I don't know what I'd do without my Tucker. I can't believe another one is turning 30. Where did the time go? Also, Maggie just found out she's having a boy. What in the world will we do with it? LOL

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  5. Hi,
    Happy Birthday to your lovely daughter. That photo of her is amazing.
    Have a great weekend,
    Carla

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    1. Thank you! I'll pass it on to her. :) She's lovely inside and out. Thanks, you have a great weekend, too!

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  6. Hope your daughter has a great birthday and I did donate to her fund. I like that Hershey's commercial, however I was mad when they were showing in October last year! Enjoy the rest of you week.

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    1. Girl, you are so sweet to do that! Thank you so much! I know, they did start the commercials early. Hopefully, they'll pull back a bit this year. Though I doubt it. Push, push, push for us to spend, spend, spend. How's your dad doing?

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  7. Your daughter is so pretty : ) Happy birthday to her! Your acrostic earns an A!

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    1. Thank you! I can't believe another one is turning 30. I feel so old. LOL Thanks! I love earning A's! :) A little news to share but not blogging it yet---my second grandbaby who will arrive in August is a boy. We found out today. I have no idea what in the world to do with him.

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  8. Beautiful, beautiful pictures! Gosh, your girl is a beauty queen!!!

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  9. Only yesterday I asked Tim if he still thought I was beautiful as he tells me I am fat so much I did wonder

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    1. Oh goodness. That's not nice. Beauty begins on the inside and you are a beautiful person!

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  10. Your daughter is a beauty!! And, I love that Hershey Kisses commercial! It's a classic!

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    1. Thank you! She's is a sweet girl, too. :)

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  11. Happy (early) birthday to your daughter! She is a beauty :)
    I didn't think about those little Hershey's bells at Christmas. Good answer!
    Wow, you do have a lot of stuff going on! Busy times, but good ones.
    Kathy (Reflections)

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    1. Thanks! I'll pass it on to her. She's like that on the inside, too. Such a sweet girl! There are a lot of things going on and, thankfully, they are all good. For now. Ha!

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  12. I enjoyed your HP Pam! Can't wait to see who the winner of the stevia products are!

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    1. Tonight's random number picking time! I'm excited about it! The NuNaturals' folks are so generous! Thank you!

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