Wednesday, March 22, 2023

The Wednesday Hodgepodge

As hard as I seem to try, I can't seem to get back in the habit of participating in the weekly HP regularly.  But, I'm so glad to be back with the Hodgepodgers today. 

1. Did you celebrate St. Patrick's Day in some way? If so tell us how. Are you a fan of corned beef? Cabbage? The color green? 
Taken in May 2019

My youngest brotherwas born on St. Patricks Day so it has always been a most special day since his birth. I was 12 when he was born and I will never forget the excitement I felt when my parents told me that Mom was pregnant.  I have always felt more like his Mother than his sister.  He is a super guy and while we've never lived near each other, the times that I have needed him with the care of our Daddy, he aways shows up and many times has been the voice of reason during tough times with Daddy.  God certainly smiled down on me the day he was born.
I do not care for corned beef but I LOVE cabbage! 
The color green, I'm a fan of sage green but no other shade of green.

2. March 22nd is National Goof Off Day...will you celebrate? Your favorite way to goof off? Last time you had a whole day to spend 'goofing off'? 

Well, I never knew there was a National Goof Off Day, how interesting.  I don't know that we actually "goofed off" but my "sister friend" and I spent this past Friday at a local Spring Market and had the BEST time.  I can't remember the last time we did something of this nature and it was so much fun.  We saw folks we had not seen in ages, visited with interesting vendors and perhaps we even were a bit silly at times.  I'm pretty sure that folks would have never thought of us as "two older women." ~big laugh~ 

Today I will be attending Bible Study so don't think I'll be goofing off.

3. Something on your to-do list that has been there more than a month? Will this be the month you finally cross it off? 

Hummmm..........I pretty much live each day crossing things off my list.  I generally have some type of list every day.  And, if I am in control of getting it done by myself then it is done.  If it requires the help/assistance of someone else, well, I am at their mercy and sometimes that can be frustrating for me.  I feel a real sense of accomplishment crossing things off my "to do" list. 

4. In your opinion, what emotion is the most beneficial? Which one is the least useful? 

I'm not totally sure that crying is considered an emotion but rather a by product of an emotion.  But, crying has proven to be so very beneficial to me over my lifetime.  I can have a good cry, pull my boot straps up and be ready to go forth.  The crying could be the result of sadness, extreme happiness or utter frustration.  You can ask anyone that knows me well and they can tell you that I am not a pretty crier, I make it worth my time. ~chuckle~  I have many girlfriends that are such dainty criers and I do envy them. ~smile~

This question caused me to read several articles on emotions and I had no idea there were so many human emotions.  I've never given human emotions much thought but have found them to be so interesting. As to which one is the most useless, I'm just not sure.

5. What was your favorite thing to do as a kid? Elaborate. 

Eating watermelon with my Grandpa when I was about 4 years old

My paternal grandparents in a nursing facility in about 1986

I enjoyed several things as a child but one of my favorites was spending time with my paternal Grandparents, especially my Grandmother.  My Grandmother was a mess! She loved to play games and nothing really mattered when grandkids were at her house except to have a good time.  Grandpa loved us just as much as Grandma but was a quieter, gentler soul.  He left the entertaining up to Grandma.  

I ended up over seeing their care the last years of their lives as they moved into a nursing facility here.  My Daddy was their only child at that time and he and Mom lived in Virginia and they simply did not want to live there.  They lived in Arkansas and Louisiana was much closer so they moved here.  Little did I know that would be the beginning of years and years of overseeing care for family members.  

6. Insert your own random thought here. 

I clicked over to Pinterest for the first time in a very long time the other day.  I started looking at Easter flower arrangements.  Oh, my goodness, I truly do not have many flower arranging bones in my body but, if I did, I would so create this masterpiece in the above picture.  I might be able to create this on a MUCH smaller scale and I might just try to.  It gives me all the feels and just screams "welcome spring!"

Speaking of in NE Louisiana Spring has NOT arrived. In fact, it has been so cold and windy that I've been fairly miserable.  We had a few days that teased us of Spring and I was so excited and then this cold front moved in.  I'm crossing my fingers that this is our last cold snap.  Spring is my very favorite season for sure!

Monday, March 6, 2023

March Prime Purchases

And, here we are, the first Monday of March, the 3rd month of 2023 has arrived.  Goodness, guess I'm really having a good time because "they" say, time flies when you are having fun.  And, here's this month's Prime Purchases.


I LOVE cookie baking and ever so often I have a recipe that calls for dusting the cookies, after they are baked and cooled, with confectioners sugar.  Well, this little gadget makes that so easy and does it so evenly.  A great addition to my gadget drawer.


I wanted these to store my China in since I just have it in a cabinet.  These are such a nice way to store it and they hold a complete service for 12.  And, it takes up less space in these.  I can't remember the last time I used mine and may never again, but it is nicely stored should I want to use it.


Okay, this is the neatest pill container I've ever seen, also the most expensive.  I got it to put my vitamins in when we travel.  It's plenty large and that's nice since some of my vitamins are rather large. There's no chance of the top coming open like all the other ones I've ever seen.  All the more reason it is great for travel.


Do you want a little bling for your smart watch?  Well, look no further, these are VERY inexpensive but look really sharp.  I've gotten so many compliments on mine.  It just pops on and off very easily.


Something else for my cookie baking  These are such a great size and add such a nice touch to an otherwise plain cookie.  I use them on a plain sugar cookie, a peanut butter cookie and any other cookie that has a smooth consistency.  They are the largest presses I've ever seen.


This is such a cute, cute lightweight sweater and comes in several colors.  It is perfect for the weather we are having right now.  


This is the nicest sleeveless tunic.  I love these under shorter jackets and longer jackets.  I have this in 4 colors.  The fabric is so very soft.


These are soooo cute and soooo comfortable! And, they have the perfect height heel as far as I'm concerned.  


And, that's it for this edition.  Perhaps you saw something you've already added to your cart. Have a great new week and hopefully you are enjoying some beautiful weather too.