Wednesday, August 14, 2013


1. My daughter (Joyce's) earned her Master's Degree this past weekend....what's something you've 'mastered' in recent weeks or months?

I've mastered the art of... of... hmmm....let me think... ummm....

yeah... I'm no master...

2. What song most reminds you of your childhood?

I remember a lot of Dolly Parton playing the record player

Or Evie ... the tiny little Christian singer

OH.MY.GOSH... looking up pictures of her, I ran across a bunch of her songs... I still can sing every word with them... that's crazy...

& can we stop a second & give thanks that the collars of the 70's on shirts like this don't exist anymore... Thank you Fashion leaders....

3. What do you think of single gender groups and/or events? Should every group/event be open to both genders?  If not, what sort of exceptions do you think are appropriate?

Depends... I said last week, I was glad they split the girls & guys up in the team building challenges.  I literally was pushing girls over beams with my hands on their rear end giving them the last push over these obstacles... no guy needed to do that...

On the other hand, I have a beef with issues where women aren't allowed to step up & be a part of a 'man's world' - in work, in church...

In pre-teen, teenage years, I get it... when we become adults, it doesn't make sense to me

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4. What's your favorite spice? Your favorite dish containing your favorite spice?

SALT!!! ... wait?  Is that a spice? ... I love salt on everything... I'll even salt my salt

 5. I saw this question on Marla's facebook page, and asked if I could steal borrow it for the Hodgepodge...thanks Marla!

Chevron patterns are everywhere!  Do you like it or think it's a little too much?  Do you own anything 'chevron'?

I do actually love the print

& no, I don't own one thing that has it the pattern on it

don't know what that means...

HOLD UP... I do own one thing... a May Design notebook!
(Side bar... if you've never ordered a May Design notebook, you don't know what you're missing... they are so cute)

I'd be afraid to WEAR the pattern... & it doesn't fit in my home... but I do love the print

6. What's something you disliked as a child, but can fully appreciate now?


When you're a child, you don't want to stop... must go go go... play play play... friends friends friends... can't stop can't stop can't stop...

Now?  A day off to relax & do nothing?  ... I totally appreciate

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Julia Roberts knows how to relax 80's style...
I mean, really?  Were Walkman's THAT big back then?

7. What can irritate you very quickly?

Oh... this is perfect... mainly because at 6:20am this morning, I sent a picture on my phone to Ricky......The picture? 

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You may not be able to see it... because Blogger is STUPID with its pictures lately
Its a pair of socks on the couch...

& I spent 20 minutes last night cleaning the living room... & walked in this morning & saw the socks right there in the middle of the couch...


I LOATHE when I work to clean a room & immediately, something is left out to mess it up...

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If Ricky were home when I saw those socks... I would have totally done this...

8. Insert your own random thought here.

So a friend of mine, I saw this morning, is selling his P90X program...

I got in touch with him & am buying it this afternoon...

I've always wanted to give it a try... & now that I'll soon be a P90X owner... I'm scared

Tony Horton - I hear - is evil... & will try to kill me...

But I'm gonna end up looking like those people on TV - right?  RIGHT?

Or at least end up looking like an old 41 yr old laying in bed with aches & pains...

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This could very well be me....


  1. You make me laugh. I enjoy your humor in your writing! But, what's not funny is feeling left out at church cuz you are female. My suggestion to you: shop around! There are many churches out there who worship God and allow women equal status.

  2. My hubs does Insanity, which is similar, and let me tell you-it is appropriately named! I cannot do all the jumping required. Not because I can't jump, but because 50 yo woman shouldn't : )

  3. Salt on salt! I love it. My family threatens to buy me a salt lick for Christmas every year because I love it so much.

  4. Oh that Mr. Potato Head made me snort - ha!

    Hey, I think I still have that very same yellow walkman! In fact, I may or may not have used it in the past year :)

  5. You're a funny lady...and you always have the best pictures to go with your answers. :)

    Couldn't agree more on most of your answers.

    A master? Nope, me either.

    I still know the words to all those old songs.

    Agreed on #3. Don't use the separate groups to keep anyone in their "place" but they do have a purpose and place.

    Amen to appreciating the rest! I said naps.

    Mess created in room just cleaned definitely = instant Grrrrr!

    Good luck with P90X. My daughter and her boyfriend bought it last year. I don't think either of them has touched it.

    Happy Hump Day! Enjoy the rest of the week. :)

  6. Love the humor in your answers and I feel the exact way when cleaning the house.

  7. Love reading your Hodgepodge answers along with all the graphics. That Julia Roberts scene is great. I think she is singing a Prince song. Congrats on your new exercise system. I think Tony Horton is on Dr. Oz today and I want to see it.
    Have a great week :)

  8. P90 X will kick the boot I tell you! KICK IT!!! I used to do it and loved it. I got up early and everything! BUT it hurts. I hurt and couldn't do a lot of it like the chin ups. SERIOUSLY!! Chin ups at my age!! At any age if your a girl!! (And that answers your gender question. Girls should NOT be expected to do chin ups!) Just wrong!! BUT my hubs will be 50 this year and can do like 19 WITHOUT STOPPING!! He is an impressive dude I tell you!!

    Okay, and how about those collars? So glad that has NEVER came back in and if they do, please say we will run for the hills together, in our normal size collars =)

    Love you dear friend ~~ dawn

  9. You sound like my husband with salt. I love Pretty Woman. Isn't texting fun? Love to get a point across!

  10. How about this for a chevron pattern? Too cute...but expensive!! I love this website, btw!!

  11. Good luck on the p90x! I am a salt addict too-- luckily, my blood pressure is ok, for now!


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