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Chains do not hold a marriage together.  It is threads, hundreds of tiny threads which sew people together through the years.  ~Simone Signoret

Wednesday Hodgepodge

Hello Hodgepodge People! Thanks, as always, to Joyce for gathering us together to talk!

1. What’s the best thing about growing older?

Hmmmm, there are a lot of things I like. I‘m glad I don’t have to go to school anymore. Glad a lot of the insecurities I felt growing up are gone. With age comes experience and perspective, very good items to have. 
2. When did you first feel like a grown up?

I don’t know, sometimes I still feel like the girl I always was, therefore I am an imposter!
3. Chocolate cake with white icing or white cake with chocolate icing?
Either or, I like cake.

4. What’s the nicest thing a stranger has ever done for you?

Our family has been very blessed by acts of kindness from strangers. When we had our car accident in 1995 and Abby was hospitalized for weeks, we heard from many that her name was on prayer chains all over the country. She was showered with presents from many who didn’t even know us but had heard of our situation through their friends. I think the prayers were the nicest thing. We were held up for a long time by the prayers of loved ones and those we didn’t even know. God hears.  
5.  What’s something you learned from your grandparents?

I learned many things from my grandparents, but I will share these two.

From one Grandma I learned that it is never too late to apologize for a mistake you made years earlier, even if you are in your 80s. I saw the result of that apology, it mattered a great deal to the one who received it.

From the other I learned that we are not too small for God to hear our prayers. I saw her in action and it imprinted on my heart.
6. Wednesday marks a sad day in the history of planet earth-9/11…what’s something you do (or can do) to bring peace to your little corner of the world?

Micah 6:8

He has shown you, O mortal, what is good.
And what does the Lord require of you?
To act justly and to love mercy
and to walk humbly[a] with your God.

I can’t control the behavior of others, only my own. I will try and live as God requires and just maybe it will spread peace in my little corner.

7.  Share a favorite quote, scripture, or song containing the word peace.

John 16:33

"I have told you these things, so that in me you may have peace. In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world."

This has comforted me more times than I can count. A good reminder that having trouble is not uncommon to man, even though we think it should be. The last line is what we need to remember. Take heart! 
8.  Insert your own random thought here.

Capri Patt showed me this commercial yesterday.

Love the spirit of it.

Thanks for stopping by!

Potent Quotable

Perseverance is the hard work you do after you get tired of doing the hard work you already did.  ~Newt Gingrich

Long Time, No Blob

Hey Guys! We are on vacation this week! I have much to tell but don’t know when I will get to give a run down. I will type at you soon-ish! Love Capri K and Crew




Honey and I.


I want one.


I definitely want one.


via * @[250678708392981:274:Unlimited Laughter] *

Have a happy Valentine’s Day!

Why Didn’t I Think of That?

These pictures were from an e-mail I received from my Father and his wife. There were some really good ideas!!!!

This was a goodie.


This was probably my favorite. Replace the circular, lazy Susan thingy that I don’t even use.

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I can see where this could be handy.

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When you are done, push it back down!

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There is a pineapple on my counter right now I would like to try this baby out on!

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Gets those ugly power strips off the floor.

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This looks Ikea-ish to me. Probably not very cute or comfortable either way, but interesting.

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I am all over this! Get that nasty rinse cup off the counter!!!

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I like storage and multi function!

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Now, where would one get these things? Hmmmm.

Have a great weekend!

Potent Quotable

Life consists not in holding good cards but in playing those you hold well.
Josh Billings

Wednesday Hodgepodge

Hi Guys! Thanks for stopping by. Thanks go out to our hostess Joyce, for gathering us and giving us something to talk about.

1. What do the words ‘freedom’ and ‘liberty’ mean to you? Does your mind go more in the direction of not being persecuted or discriminated against or does it head in the direction of doing what you please?

I think the first one is more what our Founding Fathers had in mind. Unfortunately, there are those who have not grasped the concept that doing what you please is usually not good for the majority of folk. We can’t all have our own personal code of ethics that conflict in every way possible. There has to be some framework for peaceable living. God’s laws give us a good foundation for this.

He has shown you, O mortal, what is good.
And what does the Lord require of you?
To act justly and to love mercy
and to walk humbly[a] with your God. Micah 6:8

That’s a good place to start.

2. Nathan’s sponsors a hot dog eating contest every 4th of July. Last year over 40,000 people attended the event and almost 2 million watched it on TV. The winner ate over 60 hot dogs and buns in 10 minutes. How do you like your hot dogs?

I don’t do dogs. Except for about once a year when I am forced to eat a dog at an event or function, or else starve to death. I always say I have a one dog a year limit.

3. If you were going to enter an eating contest what would be on the menu?

I am fairly fond of the kettle chip. Tim Horton donut holes call my name. Loudly.

4. Do you run your house more as a dictatorship or a democracy?

I would say it is a combination of both, if that is possible. There are always things that can be discussed, tweaked, changed, added or discarded.  But again, just like God’s laws, there are also things that are not open for debate. We operate freely within a set of rules. How’s that?

5. Where was your favorite summer place when you were a kid?

We spent a lot of time at my Aunt Nancy’s pool. She was not really our aunt, but a good friend of my Mom’s. I was frequently allowed to bring my best friend and next door neighbor, Tina.

There and the Alfred Noble public library. I loved the smell of that place.

6. Do you have a guest room? Would you want to stay there?

We do and I would. It has a comfy bed with my favorite kind of pillow. It’s in the basement, so it is cool and dark. It has the added bonus of it’s own bathroom. People don’t seem to mind it, it has been booked all summer so far!

7. Next Wednesday America celebrates her independence. Do you have any special plans for the 4th of July? If you live outside the USA when and how does your country celebrate its own patriotic holiday?

We usually head out to my Dad’s. He lives on a lake that has a very nice fireworks display. We will have lunch and make a day of it.

At some point around that time we will also see parts of Independence Day on tv. To miss that would be un-American!


8. Insert your own random thought here.

I went to a second garden walk this week, I will have more pictures later this week. It was delicious!


Can I get an amen?


Love this pot.

Thanks for stopping by, I need to git walking, Keelyody’s waiting!

Potent Quotable-Prom

Just around the corner in every woman’s mind – is a lovely dress, a wonderful suit, or entire costume which will make an enchanting new creature of her.  ~Wilhela Cushman


Black Friday Thoughts

Read this. I feel exactly the same way!

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