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Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Its a Grand Ole Hodgepodge-Vol 33

1. What makes you stand to your feet and cheer?   Seeing my kids and grandkids pull into the driveway after too much time away!

2. What's your favorite patriotic song? 

3. Do you believe that opposites attract? If you have a significant other are you opposites? Absolutely.  Darrell and I are poles apart.  But it works.  He likes the edges of the brownies, I like the middle, etc.

4. You're going to get a behind the scenes look someplace...where would you like that someplace to be?   The White House

5. How far would you have to travel to ride a carousel (merry-go-round)?  Not even across the street.  My vertigo doesn't mesh with carousels!

6. When was the last time you saw fireworks? What was the occasion? Do you enjoy fireworks? Last July 4th.  And 5th.  And 6th. People tend to hoard them and shoot them off for weeks before and after the 4th.  It's nice, unless it's midnight.

7. Of all the 'beauty products' you own, what item do you consider to be the most overpriced?  Moisturizer, hands down.  But it's worth it because I can actually tell a difference.  Plus it lasts a long time, so I only have to buy it a couple of times a year.

8. Insert your own random thought here.   Darrell and I are traveling this weekend to see my birth mother.  I'll also be seeing a half-brother and half-sister I haven't seen since I was 14!  I'm excited, anxious, nervous...

Monday, June 27, 2011

Meet Me on Monday


1.  What is your favorite food? 

2.  What color scheme is your bedroom?  Golds, with a little burgundy and dark green thrown in--I know, I'm a little late to that color scheme party, but we inherited burgundy carpet when we bought this house, and not a lot works with it.
3.  Do you carry a donor card?

4.  In your opinion, is the glass half empty or half full?  I'm stealing my answer from Donna at The House on the Corner:  "half empty and poisoned"!   I don't know who first coined that phrase, but it wouldn't bother me to never hear it again.   Been overused to death!

 5.  Vanilla or Chocolate?   Vanilla ice cream, but chocolate for everything else!


Sunday, June 26, 2011

Off the High Dive

Wow!  Wow!  Wow!  Yesterday, my friend Liz and I took a big leap together!  I don't know about her, but I was holding my breath and closing my eyes while we jumped in with both feet.  And just what did we do?  Well, I'm glad you asked.  We rented a booth at a local flea market!  Beginning July 1st, we'll be in business.  
Cross your fingers and wish us luck!

Friday, June 24, 2011


Welcome to the 55th edition of the 

Follow Friday 40 and Over!!

Are you a blogger over 40? Yeah, welcome to the club!
Please join in the fun and get to know your fellow bloggers!!

Each week, Feeling Beachie gives us four statements with a blank to fill in.  Here are today's:

1. If you would have ever told me years ago that I now would have a blog and be computer savvy enough to put up pictures and videos, I would never have believed you

2. Diet Mt Dew is my beverage of choice.  (Bet that came as a big surprise, didn't it?)

3. The last time I got an iPhone was yesterday Finally!

4.  Making a bucket list is one of the items on my bucket list.

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Summer Hodgepodge

1. Summer's here-whoohoo! What's your favorite sight, sound, AND smell associated with summer?   Sight:  fireflies twinkling in the darkness.  Sound:  kids laughing while they splash in the pool.  Smell:  freshly mowed grass.

2. Fireflies or lightning bugs...what are they called in your neck of the woods?   I've always called them lightning bugs, but few people outside the South knew what I was talking about.  Still call them lightning bugs with the grandchildren.

3. What is something from the past week that reminded you of your childhood?  Playing tag in the backyard with the grands....boy, am I old!

4. Define 'the good life'.  Family nearby, good health, enough money

5. Tell us what we'd see if you took a snapshot of your desk/work space?  My desk or the one I blog from?  My desk is usually pretty neat.  I have a nice lamp, pictures, flowers, etc.  Plus I put everything away when I'm done working.  The desk I blog from is Darrell's--he's not quite as neat as I am and that's all I'm gonna say.

6. Peaches or watermelon...yes, you have to choose.  Peaches...but they have to be soft and juicy!

7. Ever been skinny dippin'? Is that too much for the Wednesday Hodgepodge? Rest assured we won't need details...unless of course you feel you must but remember, this is a family friendly blog so keep it G rated.  Yes.  no photo available

8. Insert your own random thought here.  Found this in a book recently and loved it!

Grant me the serenity to know what I can change.  Let me change what I can.  Let me accept that which I cannot change.  Let me ignore that which I cannot change or accept.  Let me run away from that which I cannot change, accept, or ignore.  Let me lock myself in the bathroom, hold my hands over my ears, and hum about that which I cannot change, accept, ignore, or run away from.  Let me bite those who can change, accept, ignore, run!  Let me be!....

Friday, June 17, 2011


Follow Friday 40 and Over!!
Welcome to the 54th edition of the
Follow Friday 40 and Over!!

Are you a blogger over 40? Yeah, welcome to the club!
Please join in the fun and get to know your fellow bloggers!!


This week’s statements from Hilary at Feeling Beachie:

1. My closet is full of purses!  I have more now than I've ever had in my life--but I rarely change them out!  I use the same one over and over.

2. I love coming home from work after....I don't work outside the home now, but when I did it was wonderful to have supper already started.

3. In high school I was a lot more outgoing than I am now--and I didn't care as much about what other people thought.

4. I wish I had more time for/to read all the blogs I follow--and leave more comments!

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Walk With Me

I mentioned the other day that I've been walking three times a week with my friend April and several of you commented about it.  So I thought I'd bring you along on our trek this morning.  Remember it's three miles.  It rained yesterday and the temps were a lot cooler.  Take a look at this sky...

We park at the end of "the lane"--aka April's driveway...

Then we start down toward the end of the road, where we turn around and walk back....

Occasionally, Thor comes out to greet us.  What a ham...

Heading back up the hill...

Sights along the way...

Halfway done!  Now to head back...


Home stretch...

As I was driving home, I spotted someone looking at me from the bushes.  I stopped the car and was able to quickly roll down the window and snap a picture before she took off...

Wasn't that fun?  Aren't you glad you came along?

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