Wednesday, March 24, 2021

A "Springy" Hodgepodge


I always miss not participating in Joyce's Hodgepodge but I've missed the past couple of weeks and am so glad to be back with it today.  Thanks Joyce for always "showing up" with the questions.


1. "Hope springs eternal"...discuss. 

Hummm........Where in the world would we be without hope? And, for the Christian it truly does spring eternal, doesn't mean that our hopes are always going to come together but it does mean that HE will see us through when all hope is gone. And, some of our hopes may well not be HIS will for us.  I'll leave it at that.

2. Last time you needed to 'spring into action' or 'spring to someone's defense'...explain. 

Can I just say that as the overseer of my Dad's daily care it seems that I am pretty much springing into action or coming to his defense all.the.time.  I'm not complaining but I'd be lying if I said that I don't tire of it.  Have mercy, if folks would just do their job this entire world would be such a better place.  Don't even get me started...............

3. Tulips or daffodils? baby birds or baby bunnies? The cherry tree or the dogwood tree? Jelly beans or peeps? March madness or spring training? Peas or carrots? 


Well, I love tulips and daffodils, I LOVE birds but baby bunnies are soooo much cuter than baby birds. Cherry trees and dogwoods are equally pretty to me.  I'd refuse both jelly beans and peeps. Ugh!  And, I care anything about March madness or spring training.  Think that carrots win out over peas but I do eat both.

4. I read an article here on the South's best cities on the rise. They are-Baton Rouge Louisiana, Fayetteville Arkansas, Greenville South Carolina, Huntsville Alabama, Lexington Kentucky, Norfolk Virginia, Tulsa Oklahoma, Waco Texas, Wilmington North Carolina, and Winston-Salem North Carolina. Of the cities listed how many have you seen in person? Which one on the list would you most like to see? Have you spent much time in the southern states (USA)? Any spring road trips on your calendar? 

I'm pretty sure if I include travels from my childhood that I have been to everyone of these fair cities.  And, since we live in Louisiana guess I can say that I have spent a whole lot of time in the southern states.  And, may I say, there's just nothing quite like the South.  We will be leaving next Wednesday headed to see our Oklahoma family.

5. Tell us how your outdoor space needs sprucing up this spring? Which do you enjoy more (or hate the least-ha!) yard work or house work? 

Our outdoor space was all spruced up last week with fresh pine straw, weed pulling, trimming bushes and the such.  Hubby hired some help and he supervised and it's looking very nice around here.  I enjoy housework much more than yard work.  I enjoy getting the porches and patio ready for spring but that's enough dirt on my hands for me.

6. Insert your own random thought here. 


Our hearts were made so very happy this past Saturday when this awesome young lady was elected overwhelming to represent our district as our Congresswoman.  As many of you know her dear husband, Luke, had been elected in the fall election and just days before he was to be sworn in he died of complications from Covid at the age of 41.   Both Julia and Luke went to school with our kids and we have known them for what seems forever.  They have always been the finest and I knew they would both go far.  We were beyond devastated over Luke's death and knew without a doubt, when Julia announced she would run to fill his seat, that she was more than capable of filling the position.  She has a 3 year old son and a 1 year old daughter so she has her hands very full.  Thankfully, both her parents and Luke's parents are alive and well and back her 100% in this and will give her their full support.  She's just another example of how God can use tragedy for His glory.  Julia has been so forthright in her Christian convictions and values and I just know the Lord will use her in a mighty way.


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. I agree about the babies and bunnies, but peas and carrots? Not so much! Haha! Enjoy your time in Oklahoma!

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  2. I agree! There is nothing like the South!! Three of our nephews were raised . . .not in the south. The youngest of the three graduated from a university in Alabama. He now lives in Houston for his job. He always tells people that he is "from Alabama" rather than where he actually grew up because he has always felt more at home here!

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  3. We were so happy to see that Julia had been overwhelmingly elected. She is certainly more than capable and Luke would be thrilled, I think. Gladness from sadness! I bet your part of "the hill" is looking beautiful already.

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  4. Exactly, hope keeps us going! I know your not complaining. You are so blessed to have your dad but people need to do their job. I love bunnies. Have a safe trip to Oklahoma. Love your random.

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  5. I was also happy to hear about Letlow's election. She seems like such an accomplished woman in her own right, and she will represent your area well even with her hands full with two little ones. Have a wonderful week.

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  6. I was happy to see the election result. I'm sure you're a wonderful caretaker and advocate for your dad. Everyone needs an advocate these days when it comes to managing healthcare. Enjoy your travels and your OK family! We will see the newlyweds this Easter and I'm excited to get an in person look at their home.

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  7. Love your answers.
    Have a great day.

    https://gloriasretiredlife.blogspot.com/

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  8. I don't know how people can handle life without Jesus. Amen! I enjoyed your Hodgepodge answers today! Joyce is so good at making us think! xo

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  9. Dad gum, I forgot about Hodgepodge this week. Will try to get a post written for my responses. I love participating because Joyce always makes me think with her great questions.

    Glad for Julia's election to office. What a tumultuous ride she has been on in the last year. She must be a very strong woman.

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  10. Being a caretaker in the past,you have to spring into action almost daily and be their advocate. Enjoy your trip to OK.

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  11. I missed the hodgepodge this week myself, but I enjoyed reading your answers! I loved your random thought- what a wonderful thing to come out of something so tragic.

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  12. I remember reading about Luke's death and was happy when I recently heard about his wife's election. Praise God!!! Hubby and I did a ton of yard work this a.m. I'll be sore tomorrow!!! I have always lived in the south...mostly GA, but FL for 18 (horrible) months! I am proud to be a Southerner. I love your answer to #1...and I adore bunnies! I admire anyone who is a caregiver...such a difficult job. I don't live where my 92 yr. old mother is...she still lives alone:) My big brother does most of the caretaking when needed. My MIL, thankfully, is in a wonderful nursing home but again not where we live. Hope you enjoy your trip to OK. Always love reading your answers:)

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So glad you stopped by and hope you enjoyed your visit. I love your comments and read each and every one of them and I always try to reply to them. Blessings to you this day!