Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Wednesday's Hodgepodge


Wow! 99 Hodgepodges! We'd better hang on to our hats for the 100th edition next week.  There's no telling what Joyce may throw our way.

1.  So, do you like beer? NO! I tried it one time a hundred years ago, and I almost spit it in the face of the person across from me. No joke!  Someone told me that it is something that you aquire a taste for and that I didn't give it a chance.  Well, just didn't see the need for all that and never tried it again.  And, I must admit, I know too many cases where alcohol has gotten the best of folks and it has left me with a very tainted view of anything alcoholic.  And, I am well aware that there are other things that, in excess, can get the best of folks, such as food. But at least, with over indulgence of food,  folks are only harming themselves and not others.  Okay, moving on..............
 
2.  What's your least favorite repetitive task?
The first thing that came to my mind was changing sheets.  I strongly dislike that job and it doesn't help that we have a king sized bed.  I love the feel of clean sheets and get plum excited about sleeping on them the first night but that's doesn't change how I dread the job and thankful that it is not an everyday job.

 
3.  When was the last time you rode a bus?  Where was it headed?
It was on our Canadian and New England Cruise last summer.  We rode a bus almost more than we cruised.  No joke!  All of the excursions that we went on were by bus and while we thoroughly enjoyed all of the excursions we did tire of getting on and off the buses time and time again.  But, we sure did get to see some gorgeous sites as a result.

 
4.  What song from your childhood or from your own children's childhood could make a parent's nerves stand on end? 


 
Ten Little Monkey's Jumping on the Bed.  OMG! our daughter  learned that song at one of her preschools and sang it until I had to dare her within an inch of her life to shut it up. ~giggle~  It's as bad as 99 Bottles of Beer on the Wall.

 
5.  The US Presidential election cycle is drawing to a close ( can I get an AMEN??), and the third and final debate was held last night...what was the last thing you 'debated about'?Oh, been several debates recently around this house. ~smile~ We've done a lot of debating about downsizing from our present house and building or buying a new home.  So, so much to consider and no decision has been reached thus far, guess you could say we're still debating. ~laugh~

 
6.  Can a person make too much money?  How much is too much?


 
Oh, indeed! I mean when Drew Brees was awarded a 5 year, $100 million dollar contract with the New Orleans Saints, I couldn't believe it.  Come on, I find it appalling myself and the fact that he's a great guy doesn't help my feelings one bit.  To me it says that our society is way off base in what really matters. Need I go on????

 
7.  Pop-soda-coke-something else...what's it called where you live?
Seems most of us refer to just about any cold drink here in the South as a Coke but the favorite drink here  is none other than good ole' Sweet Tea and especially if it comes from Sonic. ~wink~

 
8.  Insert your own random thought here. 

I've talked a lot about my precious friend, Martha, and her battle with cancer.  Well, the tough battle continues for her.  She just found out yesterday that she now has Soft Tissue Sarcoma and cancer in her other breast as well.  She is devastated beyond words and I covet your prayers on her behalf and  prayers for me as I minister to her as a dear friend of 41 years.


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!

15 comments:

  1. I didn't think about the task of changing the sheets. I hate that task, too. (I do love the feel of clean ones though!)

    So sorry to hear your friend's news. Sending prayers.

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  2. So sorry for your friend's hard news. I will keep her in my prayers.

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  3. Good morning! Well I certainly agree with you on changing sheets, and making too much money. So sorry to hear about Martha. Will say a prayer for her...

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  4. Great post !

    Loving this :)

    Love,

    Olivia

    http://mom-works.blogspot.com/

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  5. I didn't think about changing the sheets. I was never a fan, and now that we have a king-sized bed, it's even more of a chore! But the feeling of sleeping on fresh, clean sheets is worth it. ;-)

    I'm so, so sorry to hear the news about your friend ... will definitely be praying for her (and for you as you minister to her).

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  6. Fun post. The night I change the sheets I tell my husband, "When I am rich I'll have the sheets changed every day." He finishes the sentence now. Love, love fresh sheets.

    My heart aches for you and your friend. Praying for Martha.

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  7. I agree...Sonic does have some de-lish sweet tea, as does Chick Fil-A! I'm not a big fan of changing the sheets, either, but I do love how clean ones feel and smell! So very sorry to hear your friend's latest diagnosis...just hurts my heart. Praying for peace that transcends all understanding.

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  8. I said sheet also, I just hate the job! I love where we live but I am getting ready to downsize too, I just can't keep up with it anymore or should I say I don't enjoy keeping up with it anymore. So sorry to hear this news about Martha. I will be praying for her.

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  9. Loved your responses, Lea and had to agree with everyone of them. Maybe before the end of Hodgepodge Wednesday I can find time to participate.

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  10. I refuse to change sheets by myself anymore. Tis a wonderful feeling though crawling in a fresh made bed.

    Thoughts and prayers to your friend.

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  11. So sorry for your friend's news. I hate the C word!!!! Making to much money--I totally agree with you.

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  12. So sorry to hear about your friend's health. What a blessing for her to have you a friend!

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  13. I'm really sorry to hear about your friend. I've had a friend that long and I can't imagine getting that kind of news about her.

    The downsizing debate has started here, except that it's more of a "no" from our youngest. When the oldest three are out of the house, I think the debate will heat up. My hubby and I don't debate IF but WHEN and to WHAT. He says condo (no yardwork). I say small rancher, level lot for grandkids to play in.

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  14. My best friend is also named Martha and she is also fighting for her life with cancer. My heart is broken as I know yours is.

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  15. I'm so sorry to read this latest news of your friend. I lost a close friend to breast cancer. It is a devastating disease.

    I love fresh sheets on the bed but it's challenging to change them in our very small condo. And as far as the monkey song, we sing it in our Pre-K 3 class. You are welcome to come and visit and sing along. :)

    Blessings and love,
    Debbie

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