Wednesday, January 10, 2018

Happily Indulging in the Hodgepodge

Here we are on Wednesday marking the end of our snow/ice days here in the low-country of SC. The snow is gone and the ice went with it. The kiddos were supposed to go back to school last Wednesday but have just returned today. The snow came and as it melted turned to ice and cabin fever set in even with me who is the one person living down here who LOVES snow and ice but not too much of the latter because it sure can cause a lot of problems. We had to concern ourselves with frozen pipes which we avoided in our house and icy roads/bridges which I avoided because I'm not stupid. I enjoyed every minute of it and I won't be disappointed if it happens again this winter. Y'all, it was so pretty coming down. But, all good things must come to an end, and it did. 

Luckily, the Hodgepodge hasn't come to an end and still comes to us with fun, often thought-provoking questions and a lovely way to make new friends and visit old ones. Not that anyone around here is old. 





From this Side of the Pond

1. January is National Mentoring Month. Have you ever had a mentor? I don't think so. Been a mentor? Not officially. How would you rate the experience? Ok, to clarify this one, I do whole-heartedly believe that teachers have the ability to serve as mentors so, when considering teachers as mentors, I have had several and I have been a teacher/mentor. I found my teacher/mentors to be inspirational and motivational at the least and still remember each of the ones about whom I felt this way. As a teacher/mentor, I loved it! It is one of the most rewarding, positive, enriching experiences I've ever had. 

2. What current trend makes no sense to you? Ok so, a while back I would have said, the cloud. I get the cloud now but I don't get it, get it? I understand what the cloud is but I do not understand why it is necessary and I do not understand how people say it's safe. And then there's 'free-range' parenting. Wasn't that called childhood when we were growing up? That's what I called it when the lovelies were coming along. Seriously, most of the trending parenting that goes on is simply childhood and none of it is new at least not to me. What in the world? 

3. I saw a cartoon on Facebook highlighting a few 'weird' things that make you happy as an adult. The list included-writing with a nice pen, having plans cancelled, freshly cleaned sheets, eating the corner brownie, cleaning the dryer lint screen, and sipping coffee in that brief time before anyone else wakes up. (Credit for the cartoon goes here) Of the 'weird' things listed which one makes you happiest? I am a fan of all those things! Who knew I wasn't alone in these happy boats? I'll go with having plans cancelled as my #1. What is one more 'weird' thing you'd add to the list? Being alone! I LOVE my alone time and am happiest when I am by myself. Unless, of course, these two are around but they do not fall under 'weird' they fall under adorable/cuteness overload:



They are always holding hands. Is that cute or what?!

4. What's the last good thing you ate? I made some vegetable beef soup on Sunday that was delicious and healthy! 

5. Describe life in your 20's in one sentence. Good enough to go back but make a couple better decisions. 

6. Insert your own random thought here. Well, that's it for college football.  Did Y'all, the 2 others of you who watched, notice Bama boys playing dirty Monday night? And I mean BLATANTLY dirty. I didn't like that. Here's to the UGA players who played good football in a sportsmanlike manner! Kudos, boys! Anyway, we're almost finished with pro ball, too which means I'll sit and sit and sit and wait for August so I can do it all over again. Or perhaps spending time with these two will make the time go by quickly. 

Bug always has a kiss for her cousin and he loves it!

Oh, and these two went to the Rose Bowl to cheer on the Dawgs to a win and had a blast! Sadly, even though they wore the exact same thing including socks and underwear, they were not successful in helping the Dawgs to victory in the championship game...did we already discuss that game? Ha! Chin up! There's always next year!



DrummerBoy and NashvilleDaughter at the Rose Bowl!



22 comments:

  1. Love your names for people, "Drummer Boy" and "Bug" being especially cute!

    Happy Wednesday!

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    1. Thank you! Happy Wednesday to you, too!

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  2. For the life of me, I don't get the cloud no matter how many times the Mister attempts to explain it to me. Great family pics. Have a wonderful week.

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    1. It's probably the most abstract concept I've ever tried to understand. Thank you! You have a wonderful week, too!

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  3. I thought the officiating in the first half was awful and Georgia suffered for it. But how exciting to see all these very young talented quarterbacks on both sides! I don't think Bama is going down anytime soon. That freshman QB was fantastic.

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    1. So it's not just me. Good. I thought the same thing about the officiating. How in the world did they not see any of that? There was a great deal of talent on the field for sure. I was happy with a win on either side with a lean towards UGA until the dirty play started. I am never going to understand dirty play. Never. Amen on the freshman QB. It is nice to watch such talent.

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  4. I love seeing pictures of those babies. And put them in the same picture and utter cuteness overload!!

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    1. Thank you! Aren't they sweet together? They love to hold hands and Marcy loves giving Roland kisses. I hope they stay close and are BFFs as they grow up. :)

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  5. I thought about you last week, and wondered how you liked the snow and the cold!
    We're a bit sad that our 'dawgs' lost the championship, and yes, we noticed some of what went on during the game :(
    Your grandbabies seem to favor each other. How precious they are...and growing like weeds!
    Kathy (Reflections)

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    1. I loved it! I didn't like being cold inside the house, though. I was leaning towards UGA until the dirty playing and then I was fully pulling for them. I just can't stand dirty football. Rough, ok. Dirty, no. They do seem to look alike sometimes. We've noticed it, too. And yes, they are growing TOO fast. Thanks!

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  6. I'm really hoping we get at least 1 good snow this year.
    We don't have cable so I wasn't able to watch the game, but it sounds like it was a good one. Neither of them winning was an option, so I really didn't care who won! :)

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    1. I was so excited about it! I signed up for Sling TV's free trial for 7 days and then cancelled the subscription before I had to pay $20 so I was able to watch. We don't have cable either, just digital antennae. I just can't see paying so much $$$ for channels that have nothing to offer. Every darn thing is about money these days. Drives me nuts.

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  7. Those two children are beyond adorable. Pam, I enjoyed reading your answers!!

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    1. Awww, thank you, Terri! On both counts. :)

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  8. I loved what you shared about the snow. I LOVE snow. I am so excited because we are to receive 8 inches tonight. Hee Haw, I will be out cross country skiing. :-)
    Thank you for sharing the cute photos.
    Carla

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    1. Thank you! I had such a great time just watching it. LUCKY! I would love to have more this winter!

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  9. 'free-range' parenting. Wasn't that called childhood - yes by today standards it probably would be called reckless.
    great kissin cousins picture

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    1. They are saying the new trend is free-range parenting and it sounds the exact same as childhood to me. I guess we were raised free-range and then somewhere parents were hoverers (were they the helicopter parents) and now they want to go back to the 'old' ways. LOL Make up your minds, people.

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  10. I agree with you that teachers are mentors. I didn't know that about free range parenting. Yes that's how we grew up!! I liked the list of weird things too and I do enjoy my time alone.

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    1. If these parenting 'experts's (and I use that term lightly) don't make up their minds these poor kids won't know whether they're coming or going. Thanks, girl!

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