Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Hump Day HOPS!

It's the middle of the week y'all! So take a minute and have a bit of fun with the Hodge Podge and some Porch Chattin'!

1. The Summer Olympics officially begin this Friday night...will you be watching? If you could see just one event in person which one would you pick? Nope. I've never been a fan of the Olympics though I do appreciate all the effort the athletes put into their sport. But I am excitedly awaiting the beginning of football season!

2.Do lazy days make you feel rested or unproductive? Unproductive for the most part. UNLESS I'm having a lazy day because I've been majorly productive a few days prior to the lazy day.

3. July 25th is 'officially' Threading the Needle Day...can you sew? On a scale of 1-10 with 1 being not at all and 10 being Betsy Ross-like, how would you rate your skill with a needle and thread? I can sew but I don't like to. And I am probably a 2 or, on a really patient day, a 3.

4. 'Threading the Needle' can also mean to walk a fine line between two things or issues (think awkward social situation). When was the last time you had to 'thread the needle', figuratively speaking? When family members go at it. I hate that. I'm not referring to the lovelies-they rarely, if ever, argue. But there are family members who are stubborn and opinionated and when they go at it I find that path between the two and run like hell!

5. Kidney, pinto, black, or navy...your favorite bean? I love all beans. But, if I had to pick only one, I'd choose pinto. Wait- navy. No, no. Black. ARGH! I can't pick just one!

6. Have you ever hosted a garage sale? Was it more success or bust? Yes, I've hosted several garage sales over the years and they've all been successful in that all that 'stuff' got taken out of my house! And we made a buck or two as well. 

7. What makes you roll your eyes? The husband when he tries to be funny (he missed out on the humor gene) and when he talks politics or social issues.

8. Insert your own random thought here. We had a lovely dinner last night in honor of DoodleBug's 21st birthday! It's still to early to hear reports about the bar crawl after party. I just hope no face plants were involved. 

Opening her gift from Birdie. I'll post all about it later...

The roomies! Gibbsterrific, HannahBanana and DoodleBug.

Everyday Ruralty
Patrice is hosting an anniversary party this week to celebrate ONE YEAR of chats on her front porch! Hop on over there and join in the fun- there are GIVEAWAYS for me to win to be won!  WooHoo! 
1. What food would you bring with you to the party? Bring enough to share!  I would bring CARROTS for Wendell! And, for the rest of us, fresh shrimp right off the docks for shrimp tacos!
Giveaway 1
Courtesy of FarmGirlWrites

Each day will have a new party question and a new giveaway. Patrice will draw from all of the entries on Sunday the 29th of July. There will be some bigger prizes and a very cool, special one towards the end of the week! So what are you waiting for?! Get over there and ENTER!



  1. Happy 21st to her... I know how exciting it must be since I turned 21 myself this year. She looks super happy and I'm glad she had a good time! Happy Wednesday!

  2. Wow, 21 is soooo young! Ooo, maybe we can grill some of that fresh shrimp. I've been wanting to make shrimp scampi for a long time. Maybe, after the weather cools down a bit, I'll do just that!

  3. Happy 21st to Doodlebug! I remember when I turned 21....Ah, who am I kidding? LOL It's definitely the one night you don't volunteer to be the Designated Driver. ;)

    Those earrings are SO pretty and the drawing is on my birthday, maybe I need to see what's going on on Patrice's porch. I could whip up gazpacho to bring!

  4. I love shrimp and Wen loves carrots. You are the perfect guest!!! Have a Wendell Day!

  5. HA! "he missed out on the humor gene" I love that :) Happy Wednesday!

  6. You have such beautiful girls. Your party looks like a lot of fun.
    It was nice stopping by for a visit today.

  7. did she get one of those Harry Potter megasets? my collegegirl has been wanting one...lotsa bucks!
    my girl will be 21 on her next birthday

  8. Always good to get the 21st 'celebration' behind them : )

    I'm with you on the beans...too hard to pick just one!
    Happy Wednesday!

  9. You're waiting for the football season? Really? I would never have known. lol I'm convinced that only part of it is because you love football, and the other part is because it means cooler weather. Right? Love the pics of your girls!!

    I don't do garage sales, but all it took was watching 'Hoarders' for the first time and I'm pitching! Yikes.

  10. Looks like a fun party. 21 is such and exciting time! I watched Oprah the other night with past Olympians who won big. I admired a comment that was made about the fact that these are truly the best of the best and no money can buy you a place in the Olympics.

  11. Godsgalnj- Well, happy birthday to you too! She did have a great day. And, this weekend, all of her sisters will be home to celebrate again!

    Cathy- Isn’t it though? I miss 21. We were going to have scampi until we thought about tacos. Maybe we’ll have both! Come join us!

    Nani- Thanks! I remember parts too. LOL You should definitely go over there and enter to win! Gazpacho= YUMMY!

    Patrice- Awesome! Let’s do it! :)

    Veronica- Yes, poor thing. In our 28 years together he has averaged true funniness about once a year. LOL

    Kim- Thank you! They had a nice time. Of course, it was the after party that they really enjoyed. LOL

    Joyce- Yes indeed! And that was our last one. Have you ever made one of those pinto bean pies? Delicious!

    Judy- Yep! It’s what I do from the super bowl until preseason in August. LOL And YES! Cooler weather does play a part in it! I don’t go to yard sales but I have held several over the years. It’s a purge thing.

    Debby- It was- though I’m certain the after party was more exciting. LOL It’s true- they are the best of the best. I just don’t care for the sports that they participate in. It’s not football. :)

  12. Happy 21st birthday to your beautiful daughter! Our younger son is turning 21 soon too, and I can't believe how quickly time has flown! Enjoy all of your celebrations! Julie

  13. She looks very beautiful, and very happy to be 21!
    I really don't like beans, at all, which is confusing as I like almost everything else that is healthy. (oh, some "unhealthy" stuff too!!)
    I'm actully going to the Olympics next week, but will remember not to wave at you, lol!

  14. skoots- Her sister made that for her- painted the crest and everything. The potions are all mixed drinks. It was awesome!

    Empty- Happy 21st to your son! Hope y'all have a great time too!

    Mimi- The unhealthy stuff is affecting me right now. Driving me nuts! Have a great time at the Olympics!

  15. Fresh shrimp for shrimp tacos? Don't start without me ... I'll be there in about 14 hours!

  16. Good answers! I kinda feel the way you do about the olympics, but since I am in the minority around here so I imagine the tv will be on a lot for the next two weeks!


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