Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Wednesday Hodgepodge


Wow!  This is Hodgepodge #40.  Hard to imagine that we’ve been doing this for 40 fun-filled weeks … seems like we just got started a few weeks back.  ;-)  If you’d like to join in the fun, just click on the link above. 


1. Using what's in your frig right now what sort of meal would you be able to make for guests who are knocking at the front door this very minute?

I’d make chicken marsala with a salad and dinner rolls (most everything came from the refrigerator and/or freezer – which is technically part of the refrigerator).  I’d just need a couple of ingredients from the pantry.  It doesn’t take too long, it’s healthy, and it’s delicious!


2. What is something about yourself that you hope will change but that probably never will?

My low self-esteem.

3. What's something about yourself that you hope will never change?

My optimistic outlook.   

4. Do you usually send serious or funny greeting cards? Why?

I usually try to match the greeting card to the occasion and the recipient. 

5. Bird watching, shell gathering, or star gazing- your choice for whiling away the hours?

This one’s a no-brainer for me:  shell gathering.  Remember: I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE the beach, and my favorite thing to do on the beach is to walk along the water’s edge, looking for sea shells.  I’ve got a large glass container full of shells in our entertainment center and 2 gallon-sized zip lock bags full of extras.  And yet, I always gather more shells on our trips to the beach.


6. Do you double or triple check things? If so, what?

Quadruple check.  I can be very anal/OCD … and as I’m getting older, my memory just isn’t what it used to be.  So I double and triple check things … and then go back a time or two to check again because I can’t remember if I did my usual double or triple check. 

7. What's your favorite place for people watching?

The airport.  Not that I’m there very often as DH & I hate, hate, hate flying.  But when I am, it’s the prime place to people watch.  And I like wondering, too, where they’re going, why they’re going there, etc.  Who needs a book to read while waiting in the airport when there are people to watch?

8. Insert your own random thought here.

I got a last-minute invitation yesterday to join some out-of-town friends for lunch … our previous minister and his wife.  It was like a salve for my heart hearing him pray again when he prayed over our meal … I’ve missed them so much. 


  1. Chicken marsala does sound delicious. May have to look for a recipe and try it.
    Glad you had a great time with old friends.

  2. It is always great to reconnect with old friends. Especially sweet to share a meal and a prayer with a pastor friend.

  3. Glad you got to catch up with old friends. I was surprised by a friend this week too. Just what I needed.

    I've got lots of shells here too, displayed and in bags. And I am like you in that I check but then have to think, did I check? So I re-check. Crazy!

  4. We got to catch up with some old friends a few weeks ago and it was wonderful! They divorced when they moved away but have remained best friends and they came by together!

  5. I tend to have low self-esteem also.

    I love shells.
    We have a jar of shells in our living room.
    We have some sand-dollars, my fave, somewhere.
    Not sure where.

    I am the same way on #6

  6. What a great lunch you got to go to. I love your meal idea so I'm on my way. See you in a few days.

  7. Gosh, I don't know if I could've guessed what your answer to #5 was going to be! *insert sarcasm here*
    I've never gotten into shell collecting; I'd rather sit on the beach and watch the birds! :)

  8. How wonderful that you got to spend time with your friends :)

    I have low self-esteem also. Yeah....not sure that will ever change.

  9. It is always great to reconnect with old friends. Especially sweet to share a meal and a prayer with a pastor friend.

  10. I like collecting shells as well, however, nothing beats a clear sky and being able to lie on the grass and look up at the stars... at least in my opinion... I'm a FL girl so maybe I just over did the shell collecting.

  11. Can't believe it took me over four days to get here. Still trying to catch up from my last trip. Loved reading your answers and how awesome to meet with your previous minister.


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