Wednesday, March 11, 2015

Sweeten Up with the Hodgepodge

Well, it's over. I figured if we didn't have any winter last week, we just weren't going to get any this year. And now, the temps have been in the 80s. Are you FREAKING kidding me. (No question mark needed as that was a rhetorical question because you have GOT to be kidding me.) And don't even get me started on the allergies. Sheesh. 

Winter or not, the Hodgepodge is always here to lift our spirits! 

1. What's the first image that comes to mind when you hear the word 'spring'? Which phrase best describes the season of spring where you live right now (today)-sprung! almost there, or still waiting? The first image in my mind's eye when I hear/think, 'spring,' is my grandmother's yard. No spring here. We've gone straight to summer. UGH.

2. Bed, couch, stapler, garage door, computer mouse, recliner, flashlight, door knob...which household item containing springs most needs replacing in your home? Speaking of springs...did you ever own a Slinky? My bed. I'll never buy a pillow top mattress again. EVER. I did own a Slinky and I loved to send it down the stairs at the house where I grew up. 

3. March is Women's History Month. Share a favorite quote by a woman. "No one can make you feel inferior without your consent." Eleanor Roosevelt. I've held this one since I was little. 

4. What's a question that looms large in your mind right now? WHY didn't we get winter this year! WHY?

5. Are you a sugar freak? By that I mean how much do you love sugar? With all the bad press sugar gets these days, have you made any efforts to reduce the amount of sugar you consume? Oh, Lordy, YES. It is my downfall. I have greatly reduced the amount I consume and I do not use white sugar anymore. When I do use sugar, I use organic and/or raw honey. And I do pay close attention to the sugar content in everything- ketchup, yogurt, M&Ms...sigh. 

6. Would you rather have less work to do or more work you enjoy doing? Probably more work I enjoy doing. A family member that lived into her hundreds always said, "If you sit down, you'll get rusty." So, keep me busy, please. 

7. Ever been to Texas? Of the top ten Texas tourist attractions which would you most like to see-The Alamo, The San Antonio River Walk, The State Capital, Dallas World Aquarium, Padre Island National Seashore, Houston Space Center, Schlitterbahn Waterpark in New Braunfels, Six Flags Fiesta Texas,  Moody Gardens, or Galveston Island? I have. I don't care to see any of that. If I ever go back, I'll be happy if it's football season and the Cowboys are in town. :)

8.  Insert your own random thought here. Not much in the way of thoughts right now. I'm too hot. It's in the 80s, did I already mention that, and I do NOT do heat well. At all. So, I will leave y'all with some humor: 

OH! And a Happy 80th Birthday to this guy:

Who always provides humor and support to all his girls (wife, daughter, SIX granddaughters). Who has made it known loud and clear that he has our backs in every and all situations. Who is, as the lovelies and I are known to say, "The best man we know!" And who is still trying to turn me into a conservative. :) 

 Happy Birthday, Dad/PawPaw! We love you to the moon and back and then some! 

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


  1. That is a great quote! It is amazing all the items that have sugar in them. Thanks for the laughs....enjoy your day.

  2. Great quote! I like your dad, just seeing him in this photo! AND because we could discuss politics! LOL

    Another fun Hodgepodge! You might be warmer up there than we are here in central Florida!

  3. Awww happy birthday indeed!

  4. Love your post, love your humor and love you! Always a laugh and a smile when I read your blog.

  5. I'm sorry we didn't get enough winter to make you happy, but it was more than enough winter for me :) I don't mind the 80's, it's the 90's that make me complain :)
    Happy birthday to your dear dad!

  6. Slinky's are so frustrating when they get tangled.......................just saying
    Tim is still complaining about our bed and it is only months old, I don't thing the problem is the bed, it has to be something else.
    It is now Autumn here and it is still bloody hot, sometimes it feels like we have two seasons summer and winter and the in between seasons get forgotten.

  7. Happy Birthday to your dad. Slinky and the stairs are made for each other.

  8. Oh those quotes. I laughed all by myself because I could so relate. Thanks for making my day.


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