The Wednesday Hodgepodge…March 28

Hello there!  Once again, it’s time for the mid-weekly meme known as “The Hodgepodge”.  Thanks to our hostess, Joyce, for another great set of questions!  She always does a great job.  Here are my answers to this week’s questions:

1. What’s the last job you did that required elbow grease?

About 3 weeks ago, when I removed the old wax from the kitchen floor, and put a new coat of wax on it.  I was exhausted when I finished!

2. March Madness, aka the men’s Division I basketball championship, is nearing an end. What sort of ‘madness’ has your house seen this month?

The current “madness” in our house is in the form of six  baby chicks, who have been living in a very large box (actually 3 boxes joined together), in my husband’s pool room–for the past two weeks!  There’s a lot of noise and mess going on in that box, but they’re so darn cute!  See them stretched out taking their siesta…  A couple of them are really snoozing!

3. What’s your favorite shop for browsing?

Call me crazy, but I enjoy browsing in the gift shop section of The Cracker Barrel.  They always have a neat assortment of “stuff”, and I can always find something I like!

4. Is there ever a time when giving up makes sense?

I believe there is.  It depends on the situation, and what is involved, but sometimes you just have to “throw in the towel”.

5. What’s a song you love that contains the name of a city, state or country in its title?

There’s an old melancholy song called “Rainy Night In Georgia” which was popular back in 1969 when Ed and I first started dating.  I loved the song back then, and I still love it today!  Hearing it takes me right back through time.  I spent many lonely nights listening to this song while Ed was away (in the army)…

6. When did you first begin using a computer?

I’m not really sure when I began using a computer on a regular basis, but I believe it was sometime in the late 90’s.  We had a computer in our home, for several years prior to this, but I never really cared about learning how to use it.  Besides, I would have had to fight our children to get a turn!  Eventually, I was forced to begin using a computer, as a part of my job.  By then children had grown up and moved away, and I had the computer at home all to myself.  And so began my adventures on the computer…

7. Did you buy girl scout cookies this year? What’s your favorite?

No, I didn’t buy any girl scout cookies this year.  My favorites are the chocolate mint ones.


Eighteen years ago, today, I became ill with what would later be diagnosed as “Rheumatoid Arthritis”.  It has changed my life, but over time I’ve learned to deal with it.  This form of arthritis is very different than regular arthritis.  In addition to joint pain and destruction, it can make you feel ill in many other ways, too.  There are stomach issues, headaches, fevers, and a type of fatigue I can’t begin to describe.   If you still have your health, you have a priceless gift.  Don’t ever take your good health for granted!

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  1. I didn’t know about your RA. I’m sorry your have to suffer from it. You are one tough lady and I can tell by your blog entries that you are not going to let RA stop you from living a fulfilling life!

  2. Yes, when you got your health you got everything! But, I’m impressed how you keep on going in your pain. Hang in there!

  3. We do tend to take our health for granted when we have it. Like most things, I guess. Thanks for the reminder.
    Love those chicks!

  4. Aww…those baby chicks are too sweet! I love the Old Country Store at Cracker Barrel, too! They, usually, have such good prices on everything. Have a good one!

  5. i love browsing at cracker barrel too!

  6. Oh my goodness – those chicks are precious! Our local Tractor Supply Store now has chicks for sale. Barrels and barrels of chicks. I am going to take the kiddos to see them soon. I also LOVE the Cracker Barrel gift shop.

    Oh btw – how is the chicken coop coming??

  7. Browsing the Cracker Barrel gift shop, that Rainy Night in Georgia number and baby chicks, what’s not to love!

    Kathy, I continue to pray for you as you deal with RA.

  8. Now that floor sounds like too much work! So the chicks must be growing up quickly. So sorry about your RA. I know it is very painful. ((HUGS))

  9. We don’t have a Cracker Barrell here. There is one by my mom’s house and I too enjoy browsing.

  10. I agree with you – people should NEVER take their good health for granted. I’m dealing with several health issues myself, and it’s NO fun. Wish I could turn the clock back – wouldn’t that be nice?

    The chicks are adorable !!!

    I also love to browse the gift shop at the Cracker Barrel – which usually comes after my fork finishes browing a plate of their dumplings. LOL

  11. I love your little chicks-they are adorable! I hope they are happy in their new home. Enjoy your week!

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