Hello Wintery Hodgepodge…

It’s cold and wet outside, but it’s a great day for some ‘Hodgepodge’.  Thanks to Joyce, we’ve got another great set of questions!  Here they are, along with my answers:

1. It’s been said that one small positive thought in the morning can change your whole day. Do you think that’s true? Do you find that an easy exercise most mornings? What’s something positive you told yourself today? If you missed that boat, what’s something positive you could tell yourself tomorrow?

Yes, I think it’s true, and I believe having a positive attitude is at least 50% of the battle.  If the sun is shinning outside, then being positive is pretty easy.  If it’s cloudy and dark outside, I find it somewhat more difficult.  My positive thought for the day: We’re expecting a winter storm ‘event’, this evening (Tuesday).  I’ve prepared for the worst, but am telling myself our meteorologists are probably blowing things out of proportion, and the conditions are not going to be as bad as predicted.  

2. There will be karaoke at the next party you attend…are you in? Or will you be faking a sore throat?

I can’t sing a note, so I’d be faking a sore throat!  Actually, if that party was held today, I wouldn’t even have to fake the sore throat, since I really do have one.

3. January 29th is National Puzzle Day…what’s something you’ve found puzzling recently?

These days, I find most of the decisions, made by our government, very puzzling.

4. Jigsaw, crossword, acrostic, logic, sudoku, word search…what’s your favorite kind of puzzle, and when did you last work one?

I don’t much care for crosswords, since they seem to ‘tax’ my brain, and make my head hurt!  Jigsaws are fun, but I get impatient before it’s finished.  Word searches are my favorite, but it’s been quite a while since I’ve attempted one.

5. Recently a writer by the name of Amy Glass ruffled feathers with a post she wrote saying she looks down on young women with husbands and kids and she’s not sorry. Among other things, she says women will be equal with men when we stop saying house work and real work are equally important. You can read the whole piece by clicking here.

What say you? Do you think men and women are equal in the 21st century? Why or why not?

I genuinely feel sorry for this woman because she’s missing the greatest blessing(s) a woman can have!  If she ‘looks down’ on women with  husbands and children, this tells me she must not have either one!   

While there are women who can do the same jobs as men, and men who can do the same jobs as women, in my opinion, they can never be equal because they are different–and for this, I am thankful.

6. What’s a product you’ve noticed in the grocery store that you’d like to try, but haven’t yet?

At the moment, I can’t think of anything  I’d like to try, unless it’s a mango. I’ve never tried mango.

7. The author, Charles Lutwidge Dodgson (aka Lewis Carroll) was born this week in 1832 (January 27th). Which character from his celebrated novel, Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland, would you most like to meet, and why? Here’s a link to a character list if you need help on this one.

You know, I’ve never really liked Alice in Wonderland!  I’ve never read the book, but I’ve watched some of the movie, a couple of times.  (I lost interest both times.)  Truthfully, I wouldn’t care to meet any of the characters, except for, maybe, Alice.


The weather is the topic of choice, in our neck of the woods.  In fact, it’s all I’ve been hearing about for two days!  It’s a very big deal when snow, sleet, and ice is predicted for our area!  All schools and some businesses have been closed, and people were advised to stay home last night and this morning.  (Poor Ed and Jennifer had to go to work, anyway, since hospitals never close.)

Unfortunately, many people living in counties to the north of us, got caught in the snow, which arrived earlier than expected.  Many people couldn’t make it home from school or work yesterday.  It was a traffic nightmare in and around Atlanta!  Some spent the night stranded in traffic, while others had to spend the night at schools.

Fortunately, our area (further south), seems to have missed the brunt of the ‘winter event’, as I’d hoped.  A few counties around us have gotten a light dusting of snow, but  we haven’t seen any snow at our house, only rain and sleet.  Our temperature is currently around 30 degrees, but I can hear sleet falling, as I write.  Our front porch is covered with ice.  (Darn, I wish we’d covered that porch, when we built it!)  Our temperatures are supposed to stay below (or just above) freezing until tomorrow.  As for me, I plan to stay inside and stay warm!

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  1. I love mangos! I tried them for the first time last year and have been hooked ever since.

  2. I love mango but it can be difficult knowing how to eat one. I am so glad I found frozen mango chunks at Trader Joe’s. Now I can just put some in a bowl and enjoy 🙂
    Be careful with that ice. We woke up to an inch of snow this morning but here on LI we are used to it. Hope your sore throat is feeling better.

  3. Yes…stay inside and warm/dry!! It’s nearly as cold here yesterday and today…but Monday it was a balmy 70 degrees. Go figure.

    You and I agree on the puzzling government…but I’m thinking the majority of us citizens are highly sore at them. If not, they should be. LOL And our equality of men/women are so similar it was like reading my own thoughts.
    …and lastly, hope the sore throat doesn’t linger or get worse.

  4. We have the same reaction here if we get snow. We’ve had freezing rain, sleet and snow since yesterday and our temps are not going to hit freezing at all today. And I am LOVING it! Though I might be the only one. LOL

  5. I’ve been watching the weather and it’s really bad. A friend of ours in Alanta took 11 hours to get home from work (normally a 20 minute drive). It’s just terrible. Stay safe. Up here, it’s just cold (12)

  6. Here in NH we’re equipped to deal with snow, sleet and ice. Personally if freezing rain is in the forecast I stay home. I sympathize with those who live in areas where snow or ice can be very disruptive and dangerous. Be safe.

  7. I love mango, especially mango salsa on top of grilled fish or in a fish taco. I don’t often eat it on it’s own, but it’s wonderful in a fruit salad. If you can buy it already cut, so much the better. They’re a little tough to cut without wasting a bit.

    One of my good friends spent the night in her car on the interstate in Atlanta, along with thousands of others. Crazy!!

  8. I agree with you on Alice.

    My daughter loves mango, I’m not that thrilled with it.

    Stay safe and warm.

  9. It was another great Hodgepodge of questions today! We do think alike in so many ways!

  10. It’s been bad in Alabama too with many people stranded on Interstates, what a mess!

  11. I agree with your answers today

  12. I too find the acts of our government quite puzzling.

  13. I’m afraid that I cannot disagree with your answer to #3. Stay safe.

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