Wednesday, May 24, 2017

A Hodgepodge of the Hodgepodge

It's that time of the week, y'all. Time for the Hodgepodge! We're enjoying some lovely rain and thunderstorms this week which are such a welcome relief from the heat and humidity nonsense. Speaking of nonsense, our school board and superintendent have sunk to an all time low. Shame on them all. The way they are handling things now is an embarrassment. Finally, a light has been cast on the lack of full disclosure, deceit, and ineptness of the superintendent. It's sad this is happening at all but you simply cannot hide when the truth comes out. Once again, the leaders downtown illustrate how little the children mean to them. Sad, sad, sad. 

Let's move on to the Hodgepodge! It's a happy place and we could all use that, right?

From this Side of the Pond 

1. What color is prominent in your home? I give up, what? Are you glad about that or wishing you could cover it up or remove it? Are you talking about the walls? Then white but not stark white, I don't do stark white. It's a softer white. I'm good with it but I'm ready to change the furniture to more neutrals and use pops of color in the accents. Not that I'd actually use accent pieces. Ha!

2. What's something you'll NEVER do again? Oh gosh! How many times in my life have I said, Never. Again. In keeping with #1, I painted a ceiling decades ago and I said I'd never do it again. And I haven't. The dang ceilings can get painted by someone else or stay in need. 

3. Tell us a couple of ways you fit the stereotypes associated with your gender, and a couple of ways you don't. 

I make less money than men but I also make less than women because the only money I make right now is from the Etsy shop
I cook and do housework but only because no one else will do it. To be fair, however, you really wouldn't want to eat what the other two adults living here cook anyway so... 😂

Don't fit:
I am not quiet, I speak out and speak my mind and don't care who doesn't like it.
I do not 'do as I'm told'. As a matter of fact, anyone who tells me what to do is risking their life.
I am not known for being a damsel in distress.
I am physically strong and I can do general car maintenance by myself even though I don't like to do it. 
It takes me less time to get dressed to go out than the men I know. 
I do not cater to anyone and do not expect anyone to cater to me. 
I LOVE sports!
I do not cry much at all. Hardly ever.
I am not usually tactful.
I am not gentle
I am not indecisive.

Ok, this part could go on and on.  

4. May is Motorcycle Awareness Month. Have you ever owned a motorcycle? No. Ever ridden a motorcycle? Yes. If the opportunity presented itself would you hop on a motorcycle and go for a ride? No. 😨

5. If someone wanted to understand you, what should they read, watch, and listen to? Ha! I am not one to be understood. People have been trying for decades and only one person has gotten it right. I can't tell y'all how much I value this person's treasured friendship that began in college. 💓  If I had to---

Read: just about anything from Stephen King to biographies.

Watch: Crime shows and sitcoms.

Listen: anything other than country, opera, metal. Although I have recently listened to 2 country singers and...please don't tell anyone, I didn't hate them. 😯
6.  Insert your own random thought here. We're going to have another giveaway soon, y'all! Some of you might remember that Lovely2 has a small business selling health conscious products and we're going to giveaway a couple of products soon. Meanwhile, she asked me to take some photos of Baby M with the baby balm as Lovely2 wanted to use them for promotion on social media. Y'all should have seen the results. That child did everything but look at the camera and smile. She held the tins facing the wrong way and in the end ignored them completely. We are officially past the stage of the baby sitting and smiling at the camera. She's over it. LOL 

That's about as smiley as she got except when I wasn't taking a picture. And you can't tell what it is she's holding. 

Finally, I did this: 

Gotta love trying to take pictures of babies. I have the utmost respect for those who are successful. Shoot, I respect the fact that they even try. Ha! 

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

Please visit my Etsy shop, CoasterDoodles
and feel free to FAVORITE the shop
or buy something! :)


  1. Stephen King is such an engaging writer, isn't he? Such great books! Painting a ceiling would be challenging. I'd probably be covered in paint if I tried doing that.

    1. He really is! I love him and have read everything. I am re-reading The Dark Tower series before the movie comes out in August. I am covered in paint no matter what I paint. LOL Thanks!

  2. LOVE that last picture! When we moved into our house, the previous owner (for 40 years) was a smoker and spent most of her time in the master bedroom and kitchen area. Talk about nasty ceilings! We must have kilzed them 5 times and then put 3 coats of ceiling paint on them! I'm with you: I'll NEVER paint a ceiling again!

    1. Aw, thank you! Yes! That's why we painted the ceilings. Smoke all over the place. And I was pregnant so that didn't help matters. LOL

  3. We have rain here, too. Tons of it!
    I love your answers to #3. They sound exactly like you.
    Pam, baby M just gets cuter with each passing day...those eyes are to die for!
    Kathy (Reflections)

    1. We have more coming today. These are the times I'm grateful for living so close to the coast because the ocean tames the storms a bit before they arrive. Have y'all had tornadoes? Those things are so scary. Aw, thank you for saying that. I think so, too but I'm Grandma so...:) Have a great day!

  4. I'd sure never hold it against you for not liking country western music. :-) Good luck to your daughter with her baby balm. It's not easy being an entrepreneur! I loved your stereotype answers.

    1. Hahahaha! I like the really old stuff that my granddaddy listened to and the gospel as well. It's the newer stuff I don't love. The little business is doing well so far. She is a full time designer with an architectural firm in Nashville (Hastings, go check them out) so she is busy all the time. These young folks are all about networking and re-branding and the hustle, which used to be a dance, didn't it? LOL Thank you!

  5. Baby M should be on the cover of a magazine! What a beautiful baby! Have a wonderful week.

  6. She is just a cutie patootie : ) My girl is 30 weeks now, so we're getting really close. She's feeling great, and I so hope that continues.

    1. I just have to agree with you. :) Thank you! I'm so glad she's feeling so good! Is she getting nervous at all? Will her hubby be able to be there with her when the time comes? Maggie began her third trimester today. She's my perfectionist so she's reading everything on birthing and parenting. I keep telling her to relax and trust her instincts. This poor, poor little boy. LOL

  7. The main colour in my house is a very light blue and I hate it but I am too lazy to change it so I just live with it.

    One thing I know I will never do again is have another baby, those days are long gone.

    If you want to know me, read my blog and watch and listen to how I act and what I say my life is an open book and I share all the good the bad and the embarrassing

    1. I hear you on being too lazy to change it. I'm too lazy to move so I stay here. LOL

  8. Motorcycle Awareness Month ?? I never knew that. Hopefully it more about being aware of the motorcycle that's in your blink spot.
    Is the baby balm used on her bottom? cute face

    1. Every time there's a motorcycle on the road near me I speed up or slow way down to get away from it. I never want to hit someone on one of those things. The baby balm is good for diaper rash but we use it for many other things and not just on babies. Some people use it on their face, lips, feet, hands, elbows...the stuff is gold. And the calendula salve is even better!

  9. Enjoyed reading your answers. Always a pleasure to see Baby "M" on Hodgepodge!


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