Wednesday, May 14, 2014

Hodgepodge Wednesday


Another Wednesday, how can that be?  And, the middle of May! And, Joyce just keeps on thinking up questions for us week in and week out.  She must always be thinking of questions and perhaps has them stashed away to use each week.  However she does it, we appreciate it and always enjoy sharing in the Hodgepodge.

1. It's still May, right? When were you last in the middle of something that might be described as mayhem?
Well, it was organized mayhem, but Monday I was responsible for taking the Princess to dance recital practice at the civic center where it will take place this Friday evening.  I have never, ever in my life seen so many girls from 4-10 years old under one roof in my life.  And, for every girl there was a Momma, Grandmother or person in charge.  Thankfully the head of this dance school has been doing this for 40+ years and has it down to a "fine art."  As long as we followed her instructions things went smoothly.  But, as we know, there are ALWAYS those that do not know what following instructions is all about. ~need I say more~

2. When did you last feel dismayed?
I have felt dismayed many, many times in the past 5 years and the majority of it was regarding my Dad and the over seeing of his care.  But, praise the Lord, he is doing so, so much better the past couple of months and it has been such a sense of relief for me.  I'm reminded of the words to the song, "Be not dismayed what er befall, God will take care of you."  And, I am living proof that HE does.

3. What's a food combination you like, but other people may find strange?
Well, neither my Hubby or I could think of one for me.  I'm very picky about food and don't do strange combinations.  I don't like my food touching each other on my plate and a whole lot of folks think that is very strange. ~laugh~
 
4. "It is never too late to be what you might have been." Do you think that's true? Why or why not?
I do think that that is true.  We are hearing more and more about folks doing great and mighty things in their "older age."  I think I've accomplished some pretty great things in my life but I'm not at all sure that HE is through with me.  I hope to avail myself to whatever opportunities come my way until my dying day. 

5. US News and World Report listed the best historic destinations in the US as follows-Washington D.C, Philadelphia PA, Williamsburg VA, Charleston SC, Boston MA, Richmnd VA, Savannah, GA, Santa Fe NM, Yellowstone, San Antonio TX, San Francisco CA, New Orleans LA, and Charlottesville VA.

Of those listed how many have you seen in person? Which two sites on the list would you most like to see in person?
I have seen 10 of them and I'm quite proud that 3 of them are in the home of my birth, Virginia.  Of the ones I have not seen I would like to go to Yellowstone and San Antonio.

6. May is National Physical Fitness and Sports Month. If you had to participate in a single fitness activity for the next half hour, which activity would you choose?
Walking for sure!  I walk 5 mornings a week on a treadmill and since the release of the IPad and Netflix, I enjoy it more than ever! ~big smile~

7. What did you like best about the city, town, or neighborhood where you grew up?
Oh, I lived so many different places that I will just answer about the place I have called "home" the past 40 years.......pretty much everyone knows everyone, folks willing to lend a hand at any time and we all stick together through thick and thin. 

8.  Insert your own random thought here.
Hubby and I seem to spend so much time at funerals lately.  We have two to attend today, yes two! One is of a lady that was so precious to me. She reached out to me after our first child was born and always stood ready to keep him for me.  She and her husband went to church with us.  She was a vibrant, fun loving, God praising woman.  She was diagnosed with aggressive brain cancer last August and passed away this past Sunday at the young age of 71.  Her imprint is forever etched upon my heart.

I'll be busy, busy the next few days. We have family company coming in later today and we'll be having fun with them.  So, I'll see you on Monday!


11 comments:

Marla said...

Funerals can be celebrations of a life well lived. Although sad it sounds like this lady friend was a wonderful woman and inspiration.

Elizabeth Day said...

Thanks for remindingme of that great old hymn - God Will Take Care of You. Such wonderful and comforting words. Somehow I missed seeing Yellowstone in that list of sites. That would be my 1st choice for sure. Enjoy the rest of your busy week.

Debbie said...

Sorry to hear about the passing of your friend...always hard. And yet it sounds like she lived her life to the fullest while she was here and leaves behind many who will miss her. ENJOY your time with family!

April said...

Saying goodbye to someone you loved and cared about is never easy...praying for you and those left behind. Hope you have a fun time with your family, Lea! See you next week!

Tracy said...

Do you eat your food one item at a time since you don't like them touching on the plate?

Zoanna said...

Again I give my condolences, Lea. It sounds like she is leaving quite the legacy of biblical womanhood.

Your home state is one of my favorites. Virginia is chock full of great history.

Debbie Petras said...

I just got off my treadmill so I'm with you on that. I read my Kindle while exercising. I know what you mean about funerals. The older we get, the more we attend. Have a great Wednesday!

Blessings and love,
Debbie

debi said...

So sorry to hear of your loss, I lovely you had a Christian woman in your corner all those years. Yellowstone is beautiful :-)
Hope you have some relaxing time with your family.

Hugs!

Debby@Just Breathe said...

I love that, organized mayhem! One of my grandfather's mixed all his food together, said it all went to the same place anyway. I love Yellowstone, hope to visit again someday and I hope you have the opportunity too. So sorry to hear about the loss of the dear church lady who definitely loved you.
((HUGS))

Leslie said...

San Antonio is beautiful. We went there our honeymoon. Maybe one day you and your hubby will head that way! I laughed about your food not touching! :) How much better is exercise with the iPad and Netflix!?! I don't know how we did all of that stuff when we were left to our own minds. LOL.

Sue said...

Enjoyed reading and learning more about you, today, Lea. i am sorry for the loss of your dear friend, and am also thankful for that blessed hope we have in Christ.
Thank you for sharing, enjoy your family.
Blessings, Sue