Wednesday, February 29, 2012


Half way through the week... & a LEAP DAY!!!  What an exciting day.  Perfect for Hodgepodging!!!

1. The Hodgepodge falls on the last day of the year this year, a leap year. How will you spend that extra day?

OK... this questions confuses me.  "...falls on the last day of the year this year..."
So I had to pull out  calendar & the last day of the year is on a Monday, not a Wednesday.
And why would we care about the last day of 2012 when its only February?

Does this question mean today?  Not the last day of the year?  I'm so confused...

If it means what am I doing today?  Obviously trying to figure out this question...

2. What has recently required a leap of faith on your part?

Taking my Neurotin... this whole neuropathy thing.  Its making me put faith in medicine - which I hate.  And also calling on my bigger faith - ya know - the one in God.  That His plan for me is still on track... even though this neuropathy has made me pretty miserable.  God's still in control, right? ... yep... faith in that question makes the answer YES!

3. We're one week into the season of Lent...are you marking these forty days in some way? Giving something up or adding something extra to normal life? How's it going so far?

I just talked about this in my Friday Fragments.  I grew up Baptist - so that's not something we did, giving something up for Lent.  I like the concept, but find it odd.  Its like a blog friend said to me, its funny when people give up things like Facebook, or chocolate... like that compares to what Jesus went through?  Let's try not eating for 40 days... now THAT would be recognizing the season of Lent.  But who am I to judge... heck, we Baptist didnt give up anything :)

And for the record, I'm no longer Baptist, but belong to a Christian Church - which also doesnt give up anything for Lent... the fun of denominations...

4.  When was the last time you sat beside a fire?

We got a new entertainment center back in October that has a fake fireplace in it ... but that baby puts out the HEAT!!!  It warmed up our whole living room... so when our heat was out in December, I'd be found every night in front of it with a blanket wrapped around me.  If you saw me, you'd think it was a cozy, romantic spot.  For me?  It was a spot to stop shivering & to survive cold chills from sucking the life out of me. Once our heat got fixed, I dont think I've been back in front of it...

5.  Surf and turf is on the menu. Do you order as is or do you ask for just the surf (lobster), just the turf (steak) or a menu so you can select another option?

No steak for me... I dont eat anything that has four legs :)  And the surf part?  Never ate a lobster in my life.  I cant... I see them in the tanks in the store & feel so badly for them.  With their little claws all taped up.  Just waiting to be dropped in a boiling pot of water?  Who can do that?  I want to release them all... if only I were near salt water.  I'd have a grocery bill that was insane if that were the case.  Sending them all back to nature... run lobsters, run! (or whatever they do... run probably isnt the appropriate word?)

6.  If you could have any television show back, not in reruns but in new episodes, what program would you choose?

This is so funny because, no joke, I was thinking of the show I missed so much just this morning...

Source: via Rebecca on Pinterest


It was colorful, funny, mysterious, had a great romance, had musical moments in it, had a knitting detective, and had Kristin Chenoweth.... is that just the perfect combo?  It makes me so sad it got canceled...

7. They say an elephant never forgets. These days would you say your memory is more like an elephant or a gnat?

What was the question?

8.  Insert your own random thought here.

Storms are rolling in today... I always worry about my doggies.  3 out of 4 get scared to death. 1 especially FREAKS OUT... like will climb on your head & claw your face until the thunder stops.  When we're not there, I can just imagine him running around trying to find a head to jump on.  So I worry about them while I'm away. 


  1. hahaha!! Means that the hodgepodge falls on leap "day" lol (i think). and LOVE your answer to #7. Too funny.

    Hope the storm doesn't last too long!

  2. Last week I served as a runner for the concert at our church, Jeremy Camp and Francesca Batistelli. The only errand I ran all day was taking Jeremy's drummer to Guitar Center.

    However, we had a good talk on the way, and Lent did come up. He asked me what it was. Yes, he's a Christ Follower, yes he has read the Bible.

    Lent is not in there. We talked about it, and we decided it wasn't for us...

  3. I too grew up Baptist and now belong to a Christian Church ... and have never celebrated Lent. There's no way that I could give up anything that could compare to what Jesus gave up ... I'd be far more willing to do something for the 40 days of Lent that would cause me to focus more on what Jesus came to do for me. ;-)

  4. oops-typo. I corrected it on my page : )

    I never saw Pushing Daisies but I do love Kristin Chenowith. We're supposed to get snow or something less fun but more messy today. I hope its snow. But not too much.

  5. I'm right there with you on the whole subject of Lent. Do you know that I never watched one episode of Pushing Daisies? WHAT IS WRONG WITH ME??? Our dogs are a ball of nerves, too, when storms blow in...I love them!

  6. I never really watched Pushing Daisy's, but now I want to. Oh well.

    For Lent I don't look at it as something to help us suffer and remember Christ's sacrifices for us. I try to give up something that is keeping from becoming closer to God. So this year my youth at church gave up, the hunt for a relationship, cursing, yelling at their parents, lying, cheating, and other things on that vein. The goal is to finish Lent at a whole new level in your relationship with Christ. To me this makes a lot more sense than just giving up chocolate and then whining about it.

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  8. Pushing Daises was a good show but for some reason, which I can't remember, I stopped watching it. You don't think they cancelled it because of me, do ya? I sure hope not!
    Anyway, when I first came into the Catholic Church, our Monseigneur suggested that instead of giving something up that we love, to do something additional that would help the less fortunate. He was a good man.

  9. My sister's birthday was on Leap Year. I always think of her. She's been gone for almost 26 years. I miss her. Today makes me miss her more.

    Dak liked Pushing Daisy's too :). I thought it strange, but that was the beauty of it right? :)

    We had really bad storms here last night. I slept through them. It blew my NEXT DOOR neighbor's flag pole over and did A LOT of damage to Branson. CRAZY weather!!!

    Have a super day friend ~~ Dawn

  10. I never knew about lent growing up in the Baptist church either, but have since learned more about it since attending Presbyterian and Catholic churches. And I have had it explained to me much better. I think many people just use it as an excuse to try to make themselves better, which isn't the point. But it has been explained to me so much better. It is supposed to be a time for spiritural renewal, kind of like a chance to start over. You're supposed to give up or change something in your life that takes away from your time with God and others. It is supposed to be the opposite of selfishness, you are suppose to focus more on God and others rather than yourself. And by the end of the season, hopefully it has helped you enough that you want to continue with that behavior. However, we all slip up of course, as humans do, but each year, you can have this time to try to set your priorities straight again. Luckily we have an awesome God who gives us second, third, 100th chances! That's the way I look at it, and since I have started observing it myself, it has made a huge impact in my spiritual life, for the better. And the Bible says to fast in secret (in Isaiah), not to boast about it, so people really aren't suppose to be whining about it on FB and all that, goes against the point. It's between you and God only.

  11. As always, I love your randomness and your funny sense of humor. I pray the medicine does the trick. Thank Heaven's God has provided such treatments to help us through.

  12. I love the way you look at life. No wonder you liked Pushing Daisies. Just seems to fit. I actually never saw a full episode, but it just seemed quirky. That's a compliment. Normal is boring.

    Oh, poor dogs. I would worry too.
    We now have 5 day old chicks and I worry each morning that some will not have made it. All good so far.


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