Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Wednesday Hodgepodge



Is it really possible that another week has passed?  How time flies when we’re having fun!  Winking smile


1. The Hodgepodge falls on the last day of February this year, a leap year. How will you spend that extra day?

I hate to say how I plan to spend my extra day because every time I have any plans, they always seem to get changed.  I may – or may not – go to the Zoo with DD and the Ts.  I also will be going to dinner at church for an all-church meeting about our upcoming plans to go to two worship services.  We should be home in time to watch a little of the Blues game before it gets too late.  Or I may not do any of those.  Winking smile 


2. What has recently required a leap of faith on your part?

I think it was a leap of faith to roll over DH’s retirement plan last fall, what with the way the market has been. 


3. We're one week into the season of Lent...are you marking these 40 days in some way? Giving something up or adding something extra to normal life? How's it going so far?

I grew up Baptist where Lent wasn’t celebrated, and I’m now a member of a Christian Church where Lent isn’t celebrated.  There's no way that I could give up anything that could compare to what Jesus gave up ... I'd be far more willing to do something for the 40 days of Lent that would cause me to focus more on what Jesus came to do for me.   


4. When was the last time you sat beside a fire?

At Christmas time, when we had our fireplace going. 


5. Surf and Turf is on the menu. Do you order as is or do you ask for just the surf (lobster), just the turf (steak), or a menu so you can select another option?

I really like lobster and I really like steak, but I don’t know that I’ve ever ordered Surf and Turf.  While a part of me thinks that maybe I’d might want to view the menu … just in case there’s something I like even better than Surf and Turf, the other part of me says go with the Surf and Turf (especially after finding this picture online – yummy!).


6. If you could have any television program back, not in reruns but in new episodes, what program would you choose?

I really enjoyed ER and would like it back … with the original characters, of course. 


7. They say an elephant never forgets. These days would you say your memory is more like an elephant or a gnat?

My memory is more like a sieve.


8. Insert your own random thought here.

I use a pack-n-play for the littlest ones to sleep in when they nap at Nana’s … T#4 is still sleeping in a crib, so she still gets the pack-n-play.  But those days may be numbered … as she figured out how to climb out of it after naptime yesterday afternoon.  I couldn’t figure out how she managed to get out of the pack-n-play (she’s so tiny … she’s going to be a shorty like her Mama … and her Nana Embarrassed smile) so I had her demonstrate it for me … she just hiked her little leg up to climb right over … and looked up at me with such a big grin on her face … she was quite proud of herself. 


  1. Good morning! Your description of a sieve is hilarious and describes me well too! haha I have a pack-n-play too...wonderful inventions for grandma's. Have a good day!

  2. Uh oh, sounds like your pack-n-play days are numbered. I am looking forward to having my two little granddaughters for a week while their parents are on vacation. Blessed!

  3. ER was my answer too - and you're right about the original characters.

  4. A sieve! That I can relate to! Enjoy your day, whatever you do : )

  5. OHHH - ER - I LOVED that show. Still can think of Mark dying & that whole scene &still get choked up!

  6. They is no stopping climbers. My youngest daughter figured how to get out of her crib--she would hold tight to the top, walk up the bars like a mountain climber, and then flip over and land on the floor. Thank goodness we had thick carpet. So after doing this a couple of times, needless to say she went into a regular bed. Have a good day.

  7. Y'know, I have NEVER watched ER --even with syndication at one time. Tho, I know it was very popular. Me? I'd much rather watch movies. LOL

    And, I LOVE your answer you posted about LENT!!!!!!!

  8. It does sound like the pack n' play is about to be a thing of the past. I am always surprised at how well children can climb. Somthing that looks huge to me seems so small to them.

  9. I think anything to do with money these days is a huge leap of faith! Now I want to go out and eat some Surf 'N Turf!
    I loved ER also. Enjoy the rest of you day and I hope you went to the zoo!

  10. Our pack n' play is history as well. Our youngest grand daughter can get out of it. it makes me sad :( Yes, ER was a great show. Hope you get to enjoy your Leap Day.

  11. ER was a great show. My grandson isn't or hasn't been a climber and I am most thankful for that!!
    I hope you enjoyed your day-whatever you got to do!

  12. I loved ER, too. Once I stopped working, I watched all of the old reruns again!

    Climbing out of a pack n play is no small feat :)

  13. I can see the SMILE on her face has she climbs out. She's a big girl now!!
    I hope you have a great day doing whatever you decide to do.

  14. Hi there, Loved reading your answers-it helps to know a little more about you. I can just picture your little T being so pleased about herself-reminds me of one of ours. Your memory sounds like mine-I'm hoping mine will come back.
    Have a great evening!

  15. I am right with you and ER! I loved it! Could not get enough!
    Hope your plans work out for your leap day

  16. Oh, my Princess is about to outgrow her Pac N Play too. Guess it will be the big bed after that.

    Know what you mean about your Hubby's retirement. Yikes!

    Blessings my friend!

  17. I didn't know Baptist's don't celebrate Lent. And what do you mean your husband rolled over his retirement? sandie

  18. Love the comparison of memory to a sieve! I just loved ER when it first came out.


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