Dropping In For The Hodgepodge…


I haven’t been on the computer very much lately, but if anything can get me to fire up the old computer, it’s the Hodgepodge!  I always look forward to Wednesdays.  I enjoy answering [our hostess] Joyce’s thought-provoking questions, then comparing my answers to everyone else’s.  It’s such fun!

Here are this week’s questions:

1. What’s the biggest change since your childhood in the way people think or act?

Today, more people seem to expect everything to be given to them, instead of having to work to earn it, as in the past.  More and more, the thinking seems to be ‘I deserve’ that, so give it to me!   Much of society has a ‘share the wealth’ mentality.

Good manners seem to have been thrown to the way-side, too!  Most people aren’t as courteous and respectful of each other anymore.

These days, God has been taken out of virtually everything,  and many people no longer have a moral compass.  Bad things  are now portrayed in a good way, while things that are wrong are often portrayed in a good light.  Unfortunately, the line between wrong and right has become blurred for much of society.

2. The Olympic Biathlon involves cross-country skiing broken up with either two or four rounds of target shooting. Which part of that would stress you out more? Or would you love them both equally?

Cross country skiing would really stress me out, since I don’t have a clue how to ski, but I know how to shoot at a target, even though I might not hit it!

3. February is National Canned Food Month…what is your most often purchased canned food item? What was in the last can you opened?

Cat and dog food are my most purchased canned food items.  We generally use a can of each kind, every day, to go along with our pets’ dry food.  If we had the money back that I’ve spent on pet food, over the past ten years, Ed could probably afford to retire tomorrow!  As for what was in the last can I opened?  Tuna fish–for me!

4. What river (anywhere in the world) would you most like to cruise?

I don’t really have a preference of a certain river, but I would prefer to cruise on a salt river, rather than on a fresh water river.  I’ve always loved the ocean!

5. It’s the middle of the night and you can’t sleep…what do you do? Count sheep? Toss and turn? Watch television? Or do you get up and do something productive?

It’s funny you should ask…  This has been happening to me, frequently.  I go to bed, and sleep like a baby, but then I’ll wake up about 3:30 a.m.!  I’ll get up, go to the bathroom, then go back to bed and proceed to have a ‘hot flash’.  From that point on, I usually end up tossing and turning  until I fall back asleep–which is usually just before it’s time to get up.  Sometimes, I’ll watch (or listen to) television, but not often.

6. How important is keeping your cool?

To me, keeping my cool is very important because when I lose my cool, I become stressed.  When I become stressed, I usually end up getting sick, in some way.  I’ve, also, learned [over time] that it’s easier to  just keep my cool rather than to have to smooth things over, once I’ve lost my cool.  I’ve mellowed a lot in my older years, thank goodness.

7. I’ve got white stuff on the brain so why not run with it? White lie, wave the white flag, white knuckle it, white wash a situation, or white as a sheet…which phrase could most recently apply to your own life in some way?

White knuckling it–we’ve been watching a lot of the Winter Olympics, lately!   It’s amazing (and crazy) what some athletes are doing these days!


Sometimes life gets in the way of blogging, and that’s what’s happened to me, lately.  First of all, the Olympics have been going on, and I’ve been watching them almost every night.  (Oh, the thrills and spills!)  Then  we celebrated Valentine’s Day, celebrated our daughter-in-law’s  birthday, did some shopping, and a little yard work over the weekend.

The weather here has been absolutely beautiful for the past three days, so Ed and I spent some time working in our garden, too!  It’s been sunny, with temperatures in the low 70’s.  Quite a change from last week, when we were in the midst of an ice storm!

After a three-day weekend, Ed went back to work on Tuesday, and I did some babysitting with grandson, Chase.  I haven’t had much time for blogging, until today!

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  1. You HAVE been a busy gal!! Gardening, grandson, having hubby home for a long weekend. And Olympic telecasts!!

    Your answer to number one had me nodding silently in agreement. Well said, in every aspect!

  2. Glad you took the time to blog today. I know I have missed a lot myself.

  3. I loved the Kevin Hart video. Your answer to #1 seems to be the consensus among those participating in the Hodgepodge. I have the same problem with getting the time to blog. God bless!

  4. So happy to have you join us for Hodgepodge, Kathy…that’s the one thing I always try to make time for. I’ve been enjoying the Olympics, too. Downhill skiing and snowboarding have me sitting on the edge of my seat!

  5. Freezing rain here today. It’s always something in winter : ) Our dog is on special food due to her delicate digestive tract. I just told my mom yesterday I think it’s a scam. The $$ we spend on the food is crazy, especially when I think what her ‘delicate digestive tract’ is subjected to when she’s out scrounging in the yard. Shudder.

  6. i’ve fallen off the blogging wagon, too, but the HP keeps me coming back. Your answer to the first question was well-said. Entitlement attitude and laziness seem to permeate our American culture. Glad you had a full weekend. Sometimes I just say “live in the moment and blog if you feel like it.” I used to think everything I did needed to be blogged about. Not so much anymore, although I may regret not capturing some of the day to day things that I enjoy about life.

  7. Sounds like you’ve been real busy, but it sounds like good things. Good answer on #1.

  8. I had all my answers to these questions typed and was about to save it and half of my post disappeared! Just didn’t have the heart to start over. Yes, our weather has been nice and that was my random thought,too. They say…”if you don’t like the weather in Georgia, wait a few minutes…it will change!” 🙂

  9. I agree with you on #1, it is all very sad. Yes it is “white knuckling” watching the Olympics but I’m loving it! I think being busy is better than blogging so keep it up……

  10. I’m relieved to hear you haven’t been blogging. I was beginning to think I’d been disconnected again!

  11. I understand busy!! I finally gave up and skipped two-day’s worth of blogs. I just couldn’t get to everyone. I enjoyed your answers!! Take care!

  12. Your busy life is like the Kathy Olympics, and I enjoy whenever you can pause and share.

  13. I can relate to not blogging a lot lately, it just seems like its not happening. I have good intentions but that doesn’t get me anywhere. Enjoyed your answers! We agree on several things. See I guess I haven’t blogged alot about my grandbaby since you did not know. He is adorable which they all are. Spoken like a true granny. I know you enjoy yours too!

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