Wednesday, February 21, 2018

An Inspiring Hodgepodge

It's almost the end of another month, how can that be?  And, it is raining once again here and just plain yucky.  But, the Hodgepodge goes on, rain or shine.  Here's my answers to Joyce's thought provoking questions. 

1. Where do you go when you need some inspiration?
Every morning I start my day with a quiet time in my home office and it is a time for inspiration.  I do not have to go anywhere else for inspiration as I feel inspired just looking out the windows across the back of our house.  We have a really pretty pond and there's just something so soothing and inspiring about that and then behind the pond is a grassy field surrounded by woods.  It works for me!

2. What's under your bed?

Perhaps a little dust and lint but I work hard to keep that under control.  We have a sleigh bed and it is in a frame that almost goes to floor so there is no way to actually put anything under it.  And, the other beds in our house are very high beds and I do not use dust ruffles, so you can see all the way under them.  So, there is absolutely no hiding anything under beds at this house.  

3. Thursday, February 22nd is National Chili Day, National Margarita Day, and National Cook a Sweet Potato Day. Of the three which would you most like to celebrate? Is that likely?

I suppose there must be a day for everything!  I would most likely celebrate National Chili Day but doubt that happens this year.  I do have some frozen and guess we could have gourmet chili dogs for dinner on Thursday and celebrate.  I'll give that some thought!


4. What are you 'snowed under' with right now?

Well, thankfully, I am 'snowed under' with absolutely nothing right now.  Ahhh, such a great feeling!  I don't do well when I'm snowed under or even feel snowed under.  I love the 'caught up' feeling with nothing waiting in the wings.  Now, don't get me wrong, I want something to do and can't stand, on the rare occasion, that I feel like I have nothing to do.  Did any of that make any sense? ~smile~

5. Tell us three to five things that make you feel balanced?

1- Being spiritually in tune
2 - Being emotionally in tune
3 - Being physically in tune
4 - Feeling loved
5 - Friendships

6. Insert your own random thought here.

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If you've been reading my blog very long then you know that our precious 9 year old grandson, Clancy, raises and shows sheep.  This is his first year as you have to be 9 years old to do so.  This past Saturday he entered the above sheep, Black Face, in a show and Black Face won Breed Champion.  This, I'm told, is the perfect position (in the above picture) for the sheep and owner.  And, can I promise you that Clancy has worked really, really hard to be able to get this fella to cooperate and get into position and then be still.  As you can tell, Clancy has a mighty grip on him.  Clancy belongs to their local 4-H Club and while I've never known much about 4-H, I'm quite impressed with the organization and what it instills in these kids.  We're mighty proud of Clancy and can hardly wait to see him in about 3 weeks.


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!

18 comments:

  1. That is one beautiful sheep! Congrats to Clancy for all his diligent work! This is such a good activity for a boy to be about, learning so many important life lessons.

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  2. I have a lot tucked under my beds - even a set of dishes are stored in a padded bag! You must be very proud of Clancy - and what a handsome lil guy he is!

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  3. Enjoyed reading your answers. I wish under my beds was so tidy lol. You have every right be to be so proud of your Grandson. That's a great achievement.

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  4. Good luck to Clancy and his sheep. Hope you have a wonderful week, Lea.

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  5. Good Job Clancy :) How awesome!!! xoxo ERIN

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  6. 2 of My boys were always in 4-H and the experience and animals taught them sooo much! Clancy is doing so good, imagine the things he’ll accomplish! I know the hard work it takes and I’m proud of him because I know how the pride you have for him swells your sweet heart!

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  7. What a fabulous photo! Congratulations to your grandson!

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  8. What a great thing for your grandson to be doing...good for him and what a great photo! Enjoy the rest of your week, Lea!

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  9. So proud of that hard-working, cute-as-a-button Clancy. He will be fun to follow as he grows up. Without a lot of storage in our house, under the guest beds has become the place for table leaves, etc that don't fit anywhere else. As my bed is high off the floor, I try to keep the dust bunnies at bay as much as possible, but decided to store my boots under there this winter for convenience sake. Can't wait to put them on the shelf though. Have a great weekend.

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  10. Congrats to your Clancy for his achievements. They always recommend storage under beds...Such a fun post. Love your inspiration.

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  11. Oh my gosh, that photo is darling! I totally get your answer to #4!

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  12. I have a few things stored under the beds with skirts but my bed is wide open see under. Your right, can't store under those. Darling grandson, good luck Clancy!

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  13. That is a great photo of your grandson, I agree 4-H is a great organization. My father has a small farm with many gentle animals. Each year he lets kids that don't have their own livestock 'borrow' his animals to train and show. Some kids came back to his farm year after year to visit their favorite animals. Keeps my Dad young!

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  14. What a great picture of Clancy! I know he is proud that all of his hard work paid off! I always enjoy reading the answers to the questions:) Nothing under my bed either:) Have a blessed day dear friend, HUGS!

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  15. Enjoyed your answers Lea. What a great picture of your sweet grandson. 4H is a good thing for these kids. I love the values that are taught along with hard work. We have a 4H group in my county and they do all sorts of fun and interesting things for the kids. They have summer programs too. Hope you have a great day dear Lea. Hugs and blessings, Cindy

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  16. Well darn...I did celebrate with a margarita today...but thinking now I would have much rather celebrated chilli! It was such a cold and dreary day and that sounds so good.

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  17. So you have a perfect place outside for inspiration. We have a sleigh bed too and nothing under our beds. I like the things that keep you balanced. Congratulations to Clancy.

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