Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Wednesday Hodgepodge


Once again it's Wednesday and time for Hodgepodge. Enjoy the read and for more, just click the button above.

1. The NFL playoffs were held this past weekend and this year's Superbowl lineup will feature The New York Giants versus The New England Patriots. How do you define 'patriot'?
A patriot is someone who is passionate about their country and stands proudly to support it.  I love Bill O'Reilly's closing of each show, "Pinhead or Patriot."  I plan to always be a patriot.

2. What's something in your life right now that feels like a 'giant'? What a perfect question for me right now.  It's Tuesday evening and I am preparing to have my routine colonoscopy in the morning and drinking this horrible, awful cleansing agent is about more than I can bear.  The procedure is a "breeze" compared to the preparation.  If I didn't feel so strongly about preventative medicine, I would NOT be doing this. And, most likely while a lot of you are reading this, I'm going through the procedure. ~fun~

3. What's the first thing that comes to mind when you think back to being 18?  Oh, lawdy, that seems a l-o-n-g time ago and I guess it was.  I had just graduated from high school and was on my way to college and truly thought that life could not possibly get any better.  Wow! little did I know. ~wink~

4. Coconut-mashed potatoes-vanilla ice cream-mayonnaise...which white food would be the hardest to give up?
I like one scoop of vanilla ice cream with a little granola sprinkled on top.  It is often my nighttime snack and I could definitely give it up but would rather not.  Hubby says if you aren't going to eat a big bowl then why even bother. ~smile~

5. Describe an incident or a day you remember as the coldest you've ever experienced? About 15 years ago we had a big ice storm around Christmas.  The kids were home from college and we were without electricity.  We managed to keep on enough clothes during the day to stay half way warm but at night we put sleeping bags in our beds and pulled the bed covers up over the sleeping bag and we still got cold in the night.  After the second night Hubby said that was it, we set out to see if we could find a hotel room in a nearby city.  We did and we had no more than gotten settled in and someone called to tell us that the electricity was back on.  We didn't head home, we stayed the night at the hotel and headed home the following day.  It was for sure the coldest I've ever been or ever want to be again. 

6. You're hosting a brunch...what's your favorite dish to prepare and serve?  

I have served Hot Curried Fruit (get recipe here) several times and it is always a HIT.  I'm not a big lover of fruit but I do enjoy making this dish because most folks do like fruit and it is a great dish to serve with an Egg Casserole.

7. How do you combat negative thinking?
Hummmmmm...........I sometimes do really good at this and sometimes not so good.  But, I am constantly trying to be positive and think that I would likely be labeled a "positive person" by my friends.  I guess I combat negative thinking by staying aware of it and asking for God's grace in  this area every day.  It's a fact that people are not drawn to negativity, so that's reason enough for me to combat it!

8. Insert your own random thought here. 

When I went by the Drs. office to pick up the orders for my  colonoscopy I was grumbling (might have been a bit negative) to the gal about how I dreaded the prep. She told me to add Crystal Lite Pink Lemonade to it and it would make it so much better and to make it early in the day and put it in the refrigerator so it would be cold.  That sounded like a "winner" to me so that's what I did.  I took it out of the refrigerator a couple of hours ago and took a big gulp and came close to spitting it across the room.  Oh, my goodness, I can't even describe it to you but I'm sure you get my drift, especially if you have been down this road. If you haven't then I know you can hardly wait to have the experience. ~big smile~

Lea
Lea

Hi there! My name is Lea. I've been wife to the best Hubby for 44 years....Mom to a son and daughter....CiCi to 4 precious Grans....lover of family and friends....enjoy laughter and a good time....shopper....picture taking maniac....maker of delicious fudge....organizational enthusiast....memory maker....Southern Belle...and most importantly.....a Child of the King! Welcome to my little corner!

14 comments:

  1. A couple of years ago, I had to have a diagnostic colonoscopy (lucky me ... I'd just had my screening colonoscopy about 4 years prior), and this time the prep was different than the previous time ... the stuff I had to drink was so vile that I could only hold about half of it down. I remember sitting on the bathroom floor crying because it tasted so awful. And I was worried that they couldn't do the procedure because I hadn't taken enough of the prep ... that I'd have to go through that again. Thank God they were able to do the procedure ... and thank God I don't have to do this again for another 7-8 years.

    Praying that you'll get good results today.

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  2. Love your sign Laugh because it cleanses the mind :) I have not had a colonoscopy yet but my sister who has Crones has had several. It seems unpleasant in every way. Have a great week!

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  3. Good morning! Hope all went well with your test...yes, there is almost nothing as unpleasant as the prep for that....Hope the rest of your day is good.... : )

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  4. We watch Bill sometimes too although I'm not sure how fair and balanced he is anymore but....

    Happy Wednesday!

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  5. I always love reading your thoughts! Hodgepodge Wednesday is one of my favorites. And your colonoscopy one really makes me laugh--I once had a patient we were prepping for one, and he added Crystal Light to his, too...I'll never forget the look on his face when he took his first big gulp! Priceless. Happy Wednesday to you!

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  6. Prep for colonoscopy does rank up there as one of the worst things to have to endure. I hope that you do fine. I hate the cold,so I guess that it is a good thing I live in Phoenix. Have a great day.

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  7. You are too much. Soon this mess will all be behind you. ar ar

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  8. I haven't had a colonoscopy yet, but I have never heard anything pleasant about the whole procedure.

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  9. Hope everything went well this morning. Sorry the lemonade didn't help. Enjoyed reading all your answers. Enjoy the rest of your week.

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  10. I'm sorry but I'm laughing at your random thought...hope your app't went ok for ya.

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  11. glad to hear that things went well from fb. i had a colonscopy and endoscopy a few years back for health problems i had... i think the stuff you have to drink is the most torturous part. so happy you survived!

    yes, to your ice cream sentiments! i could surely give up mayo but never ice cream. i like your hubby's motto, too!

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  12. i'm 53 and have had 7 colonoscopies (i had colon cancer at the age of 40...i'm on an every 3-year plan since my surgery in 1999. they certainly aren't fun but they sure beat the surgery you have to go thru if you do have the cancer. i'm always prayerful i won't have to do that again.

    praying your procedure went well, there were no bad findings and that you don't have to do it again for at least 5 years ;)

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  13. Booking mine is on my to do list this month. Ugh. My hubs mixed his with gatorade and said he'll likely never drink gatorade again. Kinda spoiled it for him : ) Hope all went well!

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  14. I've done the prep work for something similar, BTW. Gagged me so bad! I'm holding out for four more years till I'm 50.

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