A January Kind Of Hodgepodge…

I don’t know about the rest of you, but January came ferociously roaring into our neck of the woods, last week!  Our temperatures dipped into the low 20’s for several nights in a row and, on January 3, over three inches of snow fell in our yard!  The snow’s all gone (as of Monday) and our temperatures are nearing 70 again.  Life is getting back to normal here in the deep south.

Speaking of normal, it’s Wednesday and that means it’s time for The Hodgepodge!  As always, thanks to Joyce for hosting this fun, mid-week distraction.

Here are this week’s questions:

1. January is National Mentoring Month. Have you ever had a mentor? Been a mentor? How would you rate the experience?

I don’t think I’ve ever had an actual mentor.

I guess you could say I mentored a few insecure first graders through some rough times, during my years of working as a paraprofessional.  And once, I briefly mentored another paraprofessional.  I found the experiences gratifying.  It’s always good to help someone.

2. What current trend makes no sense to you?

I know this is an older trend, but, personally, I’ll never understand the desire to color one’s hair pink, purple, or blue.  In the words of Heather Land, “I ain’t doin’ it.”

3. I saw a cartoon on facebook highlighting a few ‘weird’ things that make you happy as an adult. The list included-writing with a nice pen, having plans cancelled, freshly cleaned sheets, eating the corner brownie, cleaning the dryer lint screen, and sipping coffee in that brief time before anyone else wakes up. (Credit for the cartoon goes here) Of the ‘weird’ things listed which one makes you happiest? What is one more ‘weird’ thing you’d add to the list?

The only thing on the list that makes me happy is freshly cleaned sheets.  I love clean sheets!  If I could add something to the list, I’d say “soaking in the bathtub.”  By the way, I HATE cleaning the dryer lint screen!

4. What’s the last good thing you ate?

The last really good thing I ate was the last piece of a pound cake that I baked.  (You may recall, it only took me 45 years to learn how to make a good pound cake!)

5. Describe life in your 20’s in one sentence.

Life in my 20’s was filled with changes, challenges, and lots of happiness, (and I wouldn’t change a minute of it)!

Random:  I’d like to write more about the rare and beautiful snow we experienced, last week, but I’ll save it for a future post.  I will share one picture, though.  I think our Christmas decorations were quite appropriate for the snowy setting, don’t you?  The last time we saw this much snow was in 1989!

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  1. I’m sure those 45 years made your pound cake that much sweeter! Enjoy your week!!

  2. I quite agree with you about the hair colors. However, on this coming Saturday my hair will be flamingo pink. I have a new dress with flamingos on it. My son and DIL are coming for Christmas. My tree this year is all about flamingos. Fortunately, the hair color is a spray on and comes off when wet.

  3. Pound cake is one of my favorites. I made a chocolate pound cake for a party we had before Christmas and froze the small section that was left. It’s in the freezer taunting me every time I open the drawer : )

  4. Snow really does still make Christmas decorations look more “Christmassy” for me too! I’m sure glad we didn’t get that down our way! I enjoyed reading your answers today!

  5. I kinda agree on the hair color thing. I think hair should be a what could be considered a natural color (at least on me). But if others like the odd colors, more power to them. lol

  6. Thanks for stopping by and leaving a comment. I admire your persistence in getting the pound cake right. I couldn’t agree more on the hair coloring thing. Another trend for me is body piercings.
    The snow looks lovely with your Christmas Decorations.
    Your mention of 70 degree weather is a bit cruel to us about to re-enter the deep freeze.
    SWMBO is a big fan of a nice hot bath, too. We have whirlpool jets in our bath tub. SWMBO loves them.
    Enjoy the rest of your week.

  7. Gosh, we usually have similar answers. I like cleaning out the dryer lint and I don’t like soaking in the tub. Yum on the pound cake! The snow looks pretty.


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