A Chilly Wednesday Hodgepodge…

It’s turned a bit chilly here in our neck of the woods, and I can’t think of a better way to spend a cold day, than sipping something warm while participating in The Wednesday Hodgepodge.  Our hostess, Joyce, has graciously provided us with seven more thought-provoking questions, so let’s get started. Mmmm, this cocoa sure is tasty…

1. What’s something you take for granted, that when you stop and think about it you feel truly grateful for?

Up until I first became ill,  about twenty years ago, I took my health for granted.  I complained about having to pay our health insurance premiums, especially since we never used ours back then.  Little did I know how quickly things could change, and it happened literally overnight.  If you still have good health, you should praise the Lord for it!

At times I’ve taken having a regular paycheck for granted.  Ed’s always had good health, and been able to work.  He’s always had a good job to go to each day, and has been a good provider for our family.  Now that we’ve grown older, and things in our lives are changing, I truly appreciate each one of those paychecks a whole lot more, as well as the health insurance Ed’s employers has always provided!

2. The color brown-love it or no? What’s your favorite shade of brown? Most loved something in your home or closet in a shade of brown?

Brown isn’t among my favorite colors, but I do like khaki and tan, which are shades of brown, I suppose.  My favorite ‘brownish’ item, in our home, would be our living room furniture, which consists of two reclining, tan-colored, leather sofas and a glider/recliner.

3. What’s something you’re looking forward to today?

I’m answering these questions on Tuesday, so I’m looking forward to making a pot of Taco Soup for supper.  We’re supposed to reach a low of 23 degrees, this evening, so it’s a great day for soup!

4. The word ‘feminism’ is not new, but it has been generating all kinds of headlines in recent days and months. What do you think/feel when you hear the word? If you’re a woman, do you want to be described as a feminist? Why or why not?

Whenever I hear the word ‘feminism’, I think of a woman who wants to be more like a man–‘equal’, if you will.  I’m sorry if I offend any ‘feminists’ out there, but I don’t agree with it.  God made men, and He made women.  The two are not the same, nor were they intended to be.

5. What’s something you personally can’t eat without making a mess?

Popcorn!  I can’t seem to eat popcorn without dropping some, or getting crumbs all over myself.

6. When did you last surprise someone with a little gift or when were you last surprised by someone with a little gift? What was it?

I was surprised, a few days ago, by Ed, when he brought me a piece of pound cake from work.  Someone baked him a cake for ‘Bosses Day’, and he shared.

7. Share a favorite quote, saying, song lyric or scripture relating to gratitude.

Psalms 107:1 O give thanks to the LORD, for he is good: for his mercy endures for ever.

I really like this song, too.

Random:  Life and Death

I have two randoms this week, one concerning life, the other concerning death.

Random one:

Ed turned 65, last week, and we celebrated his birthday–twice!


First, Ed and I celebrated his actual birthday, on November 13, with a German Chocolate cake, Ed’s favorite.  He thoroughly enjoyed his cake!


Then we celebrated again, two days later, with family, when I threw Ed a ‘Vintage Dude’ birthday party!  Fun times!  Ed may want to turn 65 again next year 🙂


Random Two:
Heaven gained another angel, on November 17th, when the grandson of my first cousin passed away. Little Colby’s been battling leukemia since 2010. Colby only recently turned nine-years-old.

10615539_1503619473242311_5384701147111676352_n Colby

Losing a child is hard any time, but it seems especially hard this time of the year. My heart goes out to Colby’s family, during and after, this most difficult time.

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