Wednesday, February 28, 2024

The Wednesday Hodgepodge

It's Wednesday and that means the Hodgepodge. Enjoy!

1. February is coming to a close. Give us a two-word phrase that tells us something about how yours went.

Mighty fast
I can hardly believe that we are one day away from March, the 3rd month of 2024. 

2. If you had to describe how you're feeling right now as an amusement park ride, what ride are you on? Explain. 

The steady running train.  Most park rides are tilting, rocking, up and down, or herky jerky. A train is one of the smoothest of all rides and things are fairly smooth going right now.

3. What's something on your desk or a nearby wall that cheers you up when you see it or walk past? 

This, by Toby Mac, hangs in my home office and serves as a daily reminder to me as I walk past it several times each day.

4.  Are you a salad eater? How many salads do you typically eat in a week? Your favorite kind of salad? 

I am most definitely a salad eater but not too much at home but 75% of the time when we eat out, I order some type salad.  I probably eat 2-3 a week and my favorite would be Caesar. And, add some grilled chicken and that makes it even better.

5. Without telling us the category give us your top five ______________. 

1.  Half way pulling into a parking space or straddling two parking spaces
2.  Leaving your shopping cart in the middle of the parking lot, people, it only takes a minute to roll it to the cart caddy
3.  Calling and getting customer service and punching number after number before finally getting a human that barely speaks English
4.  Facebook posts that air folks "dirty laundry", some things don't need to be made public
5.  Rude people
And, I'm pretty sure you have no problem knowing the category of my top 5

Saturday, February 10, 2024

February 10 on the 10th

It's Saturday the 10th and I decided to link up with Marsha in the Middle  for 10 on the 10th. Interesting questions for sure and I certainly didn't have to stress my brain to answer them.  So, here' goes..............

1. Would you rather have fruit dipped in chip dip or potato chips dipped in chocolate?

I like sweet and salty, so give me chips dipped in chocolate, sounds good to me.

2. Would you rather publicly sing a love song or recite an original poem to your significant other?
I use to have a good voice and sang a lot but that "ship has sailed." And, I enjoy writing but not a poem, so I'm going to have to say I'd rather not do either one. ~truth~

3. Would you rather share the best meal of your life with Willie Nelson or Dolly Parton?

Hands down, Dolly Parton!!!  I've loved Dolly for years and years.  I've seen her in concert, been to her theme park, watched her movies and on and on.  I think to share a meal with her would have to be a one in a lifetime experience.

4. Would you rather receive a dozen perfect black roses or one rose in the color you love most?

NO black roses for this gal!
But, one yellow rose would be just great and so would a red one.  I sometimes think red roses are a bit over rated.  

5. Would you rather spend an entire week of February dressed only in pink with purple hearts or red with orange hearts?
Okay, both of these sound way more tacky than I care to be.  I have 4-5 sweaters that I wear in the weeks prior to Valentine's and they are so cute.  So, I'll stick with them.

6. Would you rather be treated to a day driving a Maserati around the Indy 500 race track or go for a carriage ride in the Scottish Highlands?

I'll take a carriage ride any day.  We've done a few carriage rides over the years and they were so enjoyable.

7. Would you rather have your Valentine pizza delivered by Dwayne Johnson (The Rock) or Jason Statham?
I'm sorry but I don't think I have even heard of either of these.  So.........

8. Would you rather sleep on red satin sheets or flannel sheets with teddy bears on them?

How about flannel sheets with penguins on them? Hubby and I tried a set of satin sheets one time and one time only.  We did NOT like them.  We love flannel sheets in the cold winter.  They are so, so warm!

9. Would you rather receive a box of chocolates with your least favorite fillings or a bouquet of flowers to which you are allergic?

I don't think Hubby has ever given me a box of chocolates but if he did, there would likely be several that I would enjoy and the rest would go in the trash.
Since I'm not allergic to flowers, I'll just take flowers.

10. Would you rather go on a surprise date or have planned it yourself?
I'm not much into surprises, so I'll just plan something myself.  Even though I'm not a fan of surprises, Hubby has pulled off a couple of BIG ones in the 52 years of our marriage.  

I guess this would be officially Valentine weekend but I'm pretty sure Valentine's is not on the minds of folks.  It would be Super Bowl weekend for the majority.  Whatever you end up celebrating this weekend, ENJOY!!!!

Monday, February 5, 2024

February Prime Purchases

And, here we are, the 5th day of February, 2024.  Goodness gracious, how can it be? But, it is and here's my Prime Purchases for this go around. 


I was introduced to flour sack tea towels by my paternal grandmother at least 60 years ago.  It was ALL she had in her kitchen and she used them for everything.  Well, if you have never used flour sack tea towels then you are missing out and I'm not joking.  There's just nothing like them for absorbency. I have a towel to dry my hands on with a matching dish cloth but I always have a tea towel out as well.  If I'm doing a lot of baking or cooking I keep one nearby to wipe my hands on, clean up spills and on and on.  This is a pack of 12.


These are the neatest frames.  Our daughter gave Hubby a couple of these with pictures of her family in them and they are so pretty.  They are all glass with a black edge and give the nicest appearance and they come in a whole bunch of sizes.  I like a more traditional looking frame for our house, but these are so nice for Hubby's office.


I am not sure why I ordered this but I ran across it and loved the color and decided to give it a whirl.  I'm a big fan of powder eye shadow and have never had much luck with the cream to powder shadows.  But, this one works beautifully and I've used it every day since I got it.  I ordered two more colors after liking this one.  After I apply it, I take my eyeshadow brush and blend it out. I'm a fan!


Who doesn't need more storage bins? ~grin~ I saw these on someone else's Prime Purchases last month and ordered them immediately.  They are the perfect size for our bathroom cabinets and I used 4 of them getting all kinds of things organized in our master bath.  They would work for all kinds of storage and I love having a couple extra as I'm pretty sure I'll have a need for them sooner than later.



I started not to include these but, just in case there is someone out there that does not use these or, heaven forbid, has never seen them.  These are game changer if you ever use a slow cooker. Until these came out, several years ago, I hated using my slow cooker because I didn't want to have to clean it.  But, no more! Whoever came out with these was genius!


If you need/want a cute casual sweater, then here you go.  It comes in several colors and is oversized but not tacky. ~at least in my opinion~  I wear this black and white stripe with my white joggers.  A cute, fun everyday outfit.


I do not use an electric skillet a lot but I do like to have one for the occasions that I do need one. I use it for sauteing or browning meat.  This one is 3" deep and I love the platform it sits on so much better than the legs my last one had.  This is a non-stick surface and you have to use plastic utensils in it.  

And, there you have it.  Maybe you saw something you need or want.  Enjoy this new week and, as always, thanks for stopping by.

In this day and time we need to never forget this verse.