Can’t Help Falling In Love With The Wednesday Hodgepodge…

I love participating in ‘The Wednesday Hodgepodge’!  No matter how many Wednesdays come and go, it never gets old, and our hostess, Joyce, continues to provide some very interesting questions!  Check out her thought-provoking questions, along with my answers below:

1. Every January 1st since 1976 Lake Superior University has published a list of words they’d like to see banished from the Queen’s English. Words may be banished due to misuse, overuse or just general uselessness (go here to read more about how the words were chosen). Here are the words/phrases they’d like to see banished in 2014-

selfie, twerk/twerking, hashtag, Twittersphere, Mr. Mom, T-bone, ____on steroids, the suffixes-ageddon, and -pocalypse added to anything and everything, from the world of politics the words-intellectually/morally bankrupt and Obamacare, and from the world of sports the words-adversity and fan base

Which of these words/phrases would you most like to see banished from everyday speech and why? Is there a word not on the list you’d like to add?

I’d most like to see the term “Obamacare” banished from everyday speech (along with actual Obamacare!) because I’m so sick of hearing the term and wondering how ‘Obamacare’ will affect all of us, as it goes into effect!  It’s all we’ve been hearing about for the past five years…Enough! ( My second choice would have to be hashtag!  Enough with all the hashtags!)

2. What one unfinished project nags at you begging to be completed in this new year?

Leveling and landscaping our yard, now that we’ve had those forty-five trees cut down!  The ground is lumpy and bumpy, due to all of the ground up stumps, but the grass is growing and we’re working on filling in those uneven spots.  When Tim, the tree trimmer, recently returned, he couldn’t believe how much grass we have already!

Did I mention that we’re going to have to build a cover for our front porch, too?  Previously, we’d left the porch uncovered, so it was more like a deck.  Now, with no trees to offer shade, we quickly realized we’re going to need  a roof!

3. When did you last have a bowl of soup? What kind? Homemade or from a can? What’s your favorite soup?

I made Taco Soup two or three weeks ago, and we enjoyed it very much.  The week after Christmas I ate a can of chicken noodle soup, but I won’t even count that since I’m not a fan of canned soup!  My favorite soup is home-made vegetable soup–and I’d really like to have some right about now.

4. Snowed in, snowed under, snow job…which one most applies to your life in recent days, figuratively speaking.

Lately, I’ve been feeling ‘snowed under’ due to all of the Christmas boxes and clutter that have been scattered throughout house.  I’m on the final leg of the journey of packing up Christmas decorations though!

5. What’s the funniest movie you’ve ever seen, or at least one of the funniest?

Without a doubt, National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation is the funniest movie I’ve ever seen.  I usually watch it every Christmas, but I didn’t get a chance to watch it this year.

6. In general, would you say you’re clumsy?

Yes, sadly, I am a bit clumsy, and the older I get, the clumsier I seem to get.  Recently, I turned over two glasses of water within one week, and, it seems like I’m always tripping over my feet.

7. Elvis Presley was born on Hodgepodge Day (January 8th) back in 1935. Are you an Elvis fan? What’s your favorite Elvis tune? If that’s too hard, which Elvis tune do you dislike the least? Click here for a list of his songs.

I’m what can best be described as a ‘mediocre’ Elvis fan.  I liked Elvis, and used to watch his movies and listen to his music, but I wasn’t infatuated like so many fans were.   That being said, I was thrilled to have the opportunity to tour Elvis’ home, ‘Graceland’ back in 2002!  My oldest favorite Elvis songs is  “I Can’t Help Falling In Love (With You)”, but “Memories” is a more recent favorite.  I’m planning to make a video montage to that song, soon.


Oh my!  As if taking down four Christmas trees and packing up three rooms full of decorations weren’t enough, the ‘carpet man’ is coming to re-stretch our living room carpet on Saturday!  (We seem to have acquired a few annoying wrinkles)  There’s nothing like having to remove all of the furniture and accessories, after you’ve just gotten the room back in order, after Christmas!

I’ve been meaning to share this photo of our little grandson, Evan.  It was taken about a month ago, when I laid him in the crib that’s filled with some of  my doll collection!   Evan sort of blended right in, and I couldn’t help but think Where’s Waldo?  The look on Evan’s face was priceless, and he didn’t appear to be amused!


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  1. That reminds me….I need to get our carpet steam cleaned!!! It’s been a few years, and with cats it’s a must this year. Thanks for the reminder. Hope the carpet appearance improves once it’s re-stretched.

    You and me BOTH on this fiasco called Obamacare. Ugh!!!

  2. I’ve not heard anyone whose situation has improved because of Obamacare. Evan looks adorable in that picture. Something you can show his girlfriends when he’s a teenager! : )

  3. I agree with #1! Your grandson is adorable. I can’t help but notice the Cabbage Patch doll in there. I was so excited when they came out!

  4. Hilarious picture of your grandson! LOVE IT! Happy Hodgepodge!

  5. What a sweet picture of the new grandson. Congrats and enjoy time with the little ones. 🙂

  6. I’m working on the un-decorating today too. And reading blogs when it all starts to get to me : ) Plus, the heating guy is here doing a repair (hopefully) on our furnace-ugh. His second visit in a month! Cute picture of your grandboy!

  7. I agree, I love Wednesday Hodgepodge! 100% agree with you on the Obamacare. Yes Christmas Vacation is a very funny movie. Those are wonderful Elvis songs. That picture is adorable, he almost looks plastic like them. I actually have a life like baby doll that I love.

  8. Poor Evan … surrounded by baby dolls. It’s just not manly! 😉 I don’t like political discussions, but I sure have to agree with you on Obamacare.

  9. I think you should be able to watch Christmas Vacation any time of year, so don’t give up on having missed it during the holidays. It’s funny any time of year!! Evan really doesn’t look amused about being the center of so many dolls!! That’s one to keep and show him when he is 16 or so!! LOL He is adorable – no two ways about it!

  10. we just watched Christmas Vacation not too long ago. That movie always cracks me up. Chevy Chase is so good at playing those pathetic roles. Funny photo! I wonder what he was thinking?

  11. Can youbelieve our christmas stuff is not put away yet? Hubby hurt his shoulder right after New Years and so he can’t move anything, I’m not very strong but it HAS to come down so guess what I’m doing today. I watch Christmas movies whenever, I love them.

  12. What a cute picture of Evan. Do you suppose he was a bit jealous of all those girls? haha

    I got to tour Graceland back in the 90’s. It really was cool to see it all.

  13. Love the picture of Evan! If pictures could talk…

  14. Maybe one day Evan won’t mind being surrounded by so many girls! 🙂

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