A Six More Weeks of Winter Hodgepodge…

The groundhog saw his shadow, last week, but the past two days have been screaming “early spring” here.  I’m sure more winter is on the way, but those 70 degree, sunny days sure have been nice.  Do ya’ know something else that’s nice?  The Wednesday Hodgepodge!  As always, thank you very much to our gracious hostess, Joyce.

Here are this week’s questions along with my answers:

1. February can be a little bit tricky given the weather and the winter and the whatnot. I read a list (here) of things you can do to make your February brighter which included-start planning your next trip, take more baths, make your own chocolate covered strawberries, and exercise in preparation for swimsuit season. Anything on the list you might try?

I’m already in the process of planning for a trip we’re taking in April.  We’re going to visit the replica of Noah’s Ark and the Creation Museum, in Kentucky.

Which suggestion on the list appeals to you most?

I’m a huge fan of taking baths!

Tell us something not on the list that helps make your February brighter.

How about planting garden seeds in little paper cups, then watching them sprout and grow?  This always makes me happy.  The new growth reminds me that spring is just around the corner 🙂  By the way, I’ve already purchased some seeds for planting!

2. Tell us about something you’ve seen or done recently that you’d say was ‘super’?

I’m going with one of life’s recent simple pleasures–sitting outside, basking in 70 degree warmness, on a February day, with my hubby, Ed, by my side.  All the while, I was also rubbing a very soft and fluffy cat, named “Baby”.  Gotta’ love and appreciate those simple things–I know “Baby” sure did!

3. Best thing you ate in a ‘bowl’ last week?

The answer to this question would have to be “taco soup”.  I made some last Wednesday.

4. Something you’re ‘cheering’ for right now?

Our son-in-law’s leg to properly heal without any problems!  You see, he was helping Ed ‘burn off’ the field in front of our house, on Saturday, when the ‘unthinkable’ happened–a freak accident!  Our son-in-law’s pants leg caught on fire, without him realizing it, until his leg began to actually burn!  He reacted quickly and dropped to the ground, thank goodness.  However, he still has second degree burns on a large area of his left lower leg.  As you can imagine, this has been very painful for him, and we feel just terrible about it.  As I said, we’re cheering (and praying) for a speedy recovery.

5. The Winter Olympics begin Friday, February 9th in Pyeong Chang, South Korea. On a scale of 1-10 (with 10 being all in and 1 being no interest whatsoever) how interested are you in the games?

I’ll have to give myself a “1” for these games.  For some reason, I’m just not feeling it this year.

Which event do you most want to see (you’ll find a list here).

If I watch anything it will be figure skating.  Pairs figure skating has  been my favorite event since the Tai Babilonia/Randy Gardner days.


For the first time in many years, Ed and I didn’t watch the Superbowl on Sunday night.   We ‘turned off’ the NFL early in the season when some of its players chose to “take a knee” instead of standing for the national anthem.

Speaking of “take a knee”, has anyone else seen this video?  (one bad word, but a very good message)

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  1. Taco soup sounds delicious!

  2. OMG… your poor son-in-law!!! Hopefully, he will be on the mend soon. Enjoy your week.

  3. We didn’t watch any football this season, except the Superbowl. I loved the behind the scenes faith stories happening with the Eagles and they have always been my team. The Superbowl did not offend this year, not sure the NFL has learned anything, but it was none of what we’ve seen all year. I do hope your son-in-law recovers fully and quickly. That must have been scary!

  4. Thank you for sharing that video!! Hope your son-in-law is recovering well. So glad you are having such beautiful weather and that you are taking the opportunity to enjoy it with your hubby and cat. Have a great day!

  5. Praying as I type for you son in law’s leg for good healing and recovery. I think a lot of people turned off of NFL this year. It’s good to enjoy life’s simple pleasures.

  6. Taco soup sound yummy. Sorry to hear about your sons leg. Sending healing prayers his way. That is wonderful video, thank you for sharing it.

  7. I am so very sorry to read about your son. Burns are so painful. My daddy’s leg was burned in a house fire when I was a baby. It’s a long recovery, but things are so much better these days than back in 1950. I pray his healing and recovery will be good, complete and not take too long.

  8. Ouch that sounds really painful for your SIL. I hope his leg heals quickly and well. Just sitting relaxing in the sun sounds lovely.

  9. Seventy degree days??? Wow. We’re lucky to get above ZERO F. At least the sun is shining, and that’s wonderful. It is pleasant to sit on a porch in nice weather. I cannot wait for that to happen here – maybe a day in late April. What a horrid accident for your son in law. I pray that he will heal quickly. That was sure scary! I hope you can have a wonderful rest of your week.

  10. Oh my gosh, that accident with the fire is terrible! I’ll add your son to my prayers for healing! Ouch! Lots of us answered with taco soup or taco salad…it was a taco kind of week, I think! Great video! I love the figure skating and pairs skating too and will watch some of the winter games!

  11. Greetings fellow blogger. I laughed when you mentioned basking in 70 degree temps. We bask when it gets in the forty’s.
    I hope that your son in law heals quickly. Burns are painful, especially on body parts that you have to move every day.
    Thanks for sharing the song. It warmed my heart. Have a blessed week dear lady.

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