How About A Little Hodgepodge?

We’re halfway through another week, which means it’s time for the Wednesday Hodgepodge.  Joyce, our hostess, has graciously supplied us with another great set of questions, so let’s get down to business, shall we?

1. The popular saying, ‘All is fair in love and war’ is originally credited to English writer John Lyly. Is he right?

In my opinion, no, but I won’t elaborate on it today.

2. Are you a cereal eater? What’s your favorite kind?

Well, I used to be a cereal eater…before my new healthier way of eating.  My favorites were Cocoa Krispies, Golden Grahams, Trix, and Honey Nut Cheerios.  Unfortunately, all of my favorites have too much sugar, and that’s not even counting the milk.  Cereal is one of the things I miss the most!

3. A five year old in Pennsylvania was recently given a ten day school suspension for talking with a friend about shooting one another with a Hello Kitty Bubble gun (the gun blows bubbles). She did not have the gun with her at school.

A psychological evaluation was also ordered and the incident was recorded on her permanent record. The suspension was later reduced to two days and her parents are suing to have the incident removed from her file. Your thoughts? (If you missed the story click here for details).

Good grief!  In my opinion, the school over reacted–big time!  I don’t blame the child’s parents for being upset.  I would be, too!   I hope the parents are successful in getting the incident removed from her file.

4. Whatever happened to… being able to eat whatever I want to?  

5. January 23rd is National Handwriting Day, billed as a day to reacquaint yourself with a pen and pencil. Do you like your handwriting? Do you prefer to print or write in cursive? This date was chosen because its the birth date of John Hancock. What’s the last thing you signed your name to?

I used to hate my handwriting, but I’ve come to terms with it over the years.  I prefer to write in cursive because my cursive writing is a lot neater than my printing.  The last thing I signed was a personal check on Friday.

6. Speaking of John Hancock…ever been to Philadelphia? Do you have any desire to visit the city of Brotherly Love?

I’ve never been to Philadelphia, but I wouldn’t mind visiting– except for the traveling part.  I hate traveling.

7. Share something funny you’ve heard a child say.

Like most small children, our granddaughter, Madison, has her own version of the pronunciation of some words.  A recent one that comes to mind is “Bethlehem”.  Madison calls it “Beckelhem”.  My daughter was shrewd enough to capture a moment.


At some point, I’ll be writing a post about my journey of trying to get rid of candida (chronic yeast), but for now I’ll post a quick update.  I’ve been virtually “sugar and carbohydrate free” for five weeks–this includes no artificial sweeteners, as well as a boat-load of other restrictions.  The only thing I’ve had to drink in five weeks is water–lots and lots of water.  Unfortunately, after four weeks of strict dieting and taking two antifungals, the candida was still with me!

In the meantime,  I’d been researching alternative treatment methods, and found a supplemental program called “Threelac”.  I decided to give it a try.  I ordered the products from a health food store through Amazon, and had them shipped overnight because I was getting desperate!

I’ve been on the Threelac program for 12 days and have already seen lots of improvement!  I’m hopeful that Threelac will be my “silver bullet”.  I’m not out of the woods yet, but I’m the closest I’ve been in seven long months.  I’ve decided to post-pone that referral to the infectious disease doctor.  I’m praying  I won’t need it!

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  1. Stopping by from the Hodgepodge!
    Gotta love how our little ones “spice up” language for us! lol It’s always cute hearing the things they come up with while they’re growing. =)
    Have a great day!

  2. Hope you continue to improve!
    Mama Bear

  3. Oh wow, I hope this is the answer! I know you’ve been miserable.

  4. Your granddaughter is so cute! Sure hope that your health situation continues to improve.

  5. Love your granddaughter’s story. Hope this treatment works for you.

  6. I so agree with #4! I miss carbs! : )

  7. I sure do hope that this new treatment works for you. I’m so sorry that you have had so many issues. Love the granddaughter story.

  8. I hope the new treatment continues to help you improve!

    Julia @ Mom on the Run x2

  9. Praying still. And bravo for taking charge!

  10. I’m praying along with you that you will not need to visit the infectious disease doctor.

  11. Sorry your struggling with your diet. It is a lot different when you choose to eat that way compared to being told to do it. ((HUGS)) I’ve been eating that way for a year now and it’s my new lifestyle.

    Cute video. Have a nice weekend.

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