Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Hodgepodge Wednesday


 The day before Valentine's and it's Hodgepodge Day.  Makes for a great combination.

1.  This week marks the beginning of Lent...will you be giving something up or adding anything to your life during this season of the year?
The Baptist faith has never observed Lent traditionally but I have given much thought to it and each year say that I am going to participate and each year passes by and I do not.  I truly think it would add so much to my Easter observance.  It's not too late to participate this year but I need to hurry because it is upon us.


   2. The day before Lent is Shrove Tuesday... tradition states you eat pancakes on this day. In some parts of the world Shrove Tuesday is actually known as 'pancake day'. How do you like your pancakes? Or don't you? 
Oh, yes I do like pancakes but they must be light in texture with butter and syrup!  I have a recipe called "Light as a Feather Pancakes" and it is my favorite.  You do not feel packed after only eating a couple of them.  IHop has a multi-grain pancake that I like very much to, but I can only eat one of them and an order is 3.  Give me some good ole crispy bacon with them and I am literally in "hog heaven."

3.  I'm sure there are many, but what's one love song you really love?
Oh, it has to be "Power of Love" by Celine Dion.  It is dynamite and there's no one that can sing it quite like Celine and truly, no one should even try.

 
4.  What are some things you do to let others know you love them?
Likely not nearly enough, but I do try to do thoughtful acts for both my family and friends.  I like for it to be totally unexpected and something that definitely lets them know just how special they are to me, especially my immediate family. And, I try to actually say the words, "I love you" ~ it's such a soothing expression~ to both family and friends.

 
5.  Roses...red, pink, or do you prefer another color? Can you recall the last time someone gave you flowers? Given your choice would you like to open the door and see a dozen red roses, a dozen purple tulips, or a dozen pink peonies?
This is easy..........Hubby brought me a budvase of red roses last Friday so that I could enjoy them all the way up to Valentine's Day.  They are some of the prettiest I've ever had. 
I think peonies are one of the prettiest flowers, so I could definitely "get into" a big bouquet of them and I'd love for them to be pink!

Hubby has always been good to bring me flowers at random times throughout the year.  I love them, whatever kind!
 
6.  President's Day will be celebrated in America next Monday. Does US Presidential history and trivia interest you?  Many Presidential homes are open to the public and offer guided tours...Monticello (Jefferson's home), Mount Vernon (Washington's home), Montpelier (James Madison's home), Hyde Park (FD Roosevelt's home) and The White House (home to the sitting President) to name just a few. Of those listed which would you be most interested in touring?  Why?
I'm not much of a history buff at all.  I have toured Mount Vernon and would love to tour all the others listed.  While that may be history, that is most interesting to me, love the architecture and the decor.  I've been to Washington DC 2-3 times but we've just never done The White House tour.  Might need to go back  just to do that.

 
7.  Are you good at keeping secrets?
Oh, yes, your secret is safe with me!  I think it is a trait that few have these days and I certainly want to be a "secret keeper" if someone needs to share something close to their heart with me. In fact, I am honored if I am given a secret to keep. And, I am blessed to have a few really good "secret keepers" in my life as well.

 
8.  Insert your own random thought here.


I have been reminded once again of how quickly our lives can change.  The above photo is of a friend of mine.  Ginni and I became friends in the 8th grade.  She is one of those people that comes into your life and never leaves.  She was always the life of the party, in fact, as someone said, "she was the party."  She was wife to a wonderful man, mother to 3 precious daughters and "Tootsie" (affectionately called by her grandchildren) to 6 Grans. She has taught 3rd grade her entire teaching career (24 years) and she could always be found working in the nursery at her church.  Last Monday, February 4th, her day began just as usual but ended with her being rushed to the hospital in cardiac arrest and she entered her heavenly home this past Monday evening.  We are all still in a state of disbelief.  She was 60 years old.  Oh, the brevity of life!

 
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!

16 comments:

  1. I'm so sorry for the loss of your friend. I'm sure the suddden-ness makes it even more difficult. We just never know what a day will bring...she sounds like a special woman who touched many lives. ((Hugs)) to you today.

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  2. I am so saddened to read about your friend's sudden death. I know you mentioned it in a comment on Heart Choices. I don't mean to sound like a commercial but heart disease is actually the number one killer of women. We need to get the word out!

    I too am from the Baptist background and we don't do Lent. However, our church is going to have a service today inviting other denominations. I may just get into this a bit more this year too.

    Blessings and love,
    Debbie

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  3. Ginni looks alot like you! :) So sorry for your sudden loss. You never know what the day will hold for each of us. Cherish the day!

    Sending you a hug from New Jersey!

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  4. I am so sorry to hear about your friends sudden passing. It is scary of course to hear how quickly and unexpectedly things like this can happen. That's why of course we must live our lives to the fullest, and be ready to meet out maker at any moment. Praying peace for the family!

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  5. I'm so sorry for your loss. May your memories give you comfort.

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  6. I am so sorry for the loss of your friend. What a blessing to have a friend like that and sweet memories to keep her close.

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  7. CiCi,
    I am so sorry for your loss, so much harder when it's so sudden and unexpected...praying for her family and for you. Thankful we have the promise as believer's that we will see her again in eternity.

    Big Hugs for you today :-)

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  8. I am so very sorry to hear about the loss of your dear friend. Life sure is fragile...and we should never take one day for granted. May God be with you and her family and loved ones.

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  9. I'm so sorry about your friend. Isn't it true? We do not know what a day may bring. It draws me up by the bootstraps in a hurry when I hear things like this. I don't want a day to be wasted. Praying for her family right now.

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  10. So sorry for your friend's death. May God comfort you. That's a nice picture in the bluebonnets of her.

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  11. Sorry to hear about your friend. Our dentist also dropped dead of a heart attack at 61 years of age. He worked on our teeth the week before.

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  12. Lea, oh, how I wish I could give you a big hug and a shoulder to lean on... I'm so sorry to hear about your dear friend Ginni. Saying a prayer right now for you, her family, and all knew her. Knowing she was loved, as you shared, she's at a welcome home party in heaven with all the other saints; though that doesn't take the ache in hearts here away...
    Hugs.

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  13. I'm so sorry to read of your friend's passing - at too young an age. She's beautiful in the picture and I know her loss on earth will be felt by many for years to come. My sympathy.

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  14. I think flowers on random days are the best! I'm not a huge trivia fan of the Presidents but I would love to visit DC. I am here in tears over your sweet friend Ginni.
    Life is so precious and we just never know.....((HUGS)) Keeping you and her family in my prayers.

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