Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Wednesday Hodgepodge

Is it really Wednesday already?  Not only are we halfway to the weekend, it’s time for some Hodgepodge!  If you’d like to play along (the more the merrier) or if you’d like to see how others answered these questions, just click on the button above.

1. When were you last 'on a mountaintop'?  You may answer in the literal or figurative sense.
Literally?  I don’t know.  We were in the Rockies when we visited Estes Park a few years back, but we didn’t get to the TOP of any mountain.  Figuratively?  I’m sure that there are more recent “mountaintops”, but the one that came first to my mind was seeing T#1 baptized 3 years ago.

2.  Do you establish and maintain a strict budget in your household?  What is one piece of financial advice you would offer someone just starting out on their own?
We have a budget but I wouldn’t say that it’s a strict one … I’d say that our budget is more of a “moving target”.  The financial advice I’d give someone starting out is to save … save for retirement, save for children’s education, save for big expenditures.  Not only will he/she be prepared financially for life’s big moments, but he/she will be able to avoid the pitfall of credit card debt.

3.  Cherries-yay or nay?  Cherry pie, cherry cola, black forest cake, or a scoop of Ben and Jerry's Cherries Garcia...pick one.
I’d have to say that I’m not a huge fan of cherries, so I’ll say cherry pie.  I love pies, especially fruit pies.  And there’s just enough tartness to pie cherries to keep a cherry pie from being too sweet.

4.  Should you ever discuss religion or politics with people you don't know?
I grew up in an era when it was considered poor taste to discuss religion and politics, and while I’m more than willing to share my faith as I’m called to do, I’m still not comfortable discussing politics.  In the last 8-10 years, it seems that politics has really polarized this country.  It seems that so many (on either side of the “fence”) have closed their minds and are unwilling to logically and rationally discuss political issues.   

5.  When you take a road trip, do you prefer to be the driver or the passenger?  Where were you headed on your last road trip?
I prefer to be the passenger, but I’m willing to take a turn behind the wheel.  Thankfully DH prefers to drive, so I’m the navigator, something that I have to admit that I’m pretty good at.  Not bragging, just stating a fact.  When I was growing up, my dad needed a navigator, and my mom just couldn’t read a map … so the job fell to me.  ;-)   Our last road trip was to Florida and back for our cruise. 

6. If we peeked inside your closet, what color would we say is most prevalent?
It appears to be a toss-up between red and peach/coral.  I would have guessed the peach/coral (I’ve been told that color flatters me, so when shopping, I always reach for those colors), but I was surprised by the amount of red in my closet (although I guess I shouldn’t have been … between some red pieces, some Christmas tops and some Cardinals t-shirts).

7. Who's your favorite senior citizen and why are they special?
I would have to say my dad …although he is far from perfect, he’s still my dad. 

8.  Insert your own random thought here.
We’ve got a winter storm coming tomorrow … 6” of snow and ice (freezing rain/sleet).  I’m excited about the snow, but the ice?  Not so much.  Sad smile

And as I mentioned in my Weekend Wrap-up, I got my quilt sandwiched and ready for quilting Friday evening.  Unfortunately, DH had already gone to bed so I had to resort to taking a picture of the quilt while it was on the table for basting.  I wasn’t able to get a good angle, and the lighting isn’t very good … but I did get a picture of it to share.
T#2 quilt 2


  1. Hubs would like for me to be the navigator, but that gene skipped me : )

    I think we're supposed to get snow here this weekend. We had some mid-day crazy snow yesterday for about 2 hours. Didn't really stick, but it was slick. Stay safe!

  2. I get excited by snow too. :) Enjoy it.

  3. Pretty quilt!
    We're supposed to get 8" of snow tomorrow. My reaction is: ugh.
    I end up navigating, but sometimes we get lost anyway. I depend on GPS on my phone now. Paper maps drive me crazy.

  4. good morning...I am the navigator over here too. It poured rain here all night, but I think that's the end of it. LOVE the quilt! Enjoy your day!

  5. The snow is here right now and heading your way. I have to say we are getting the really big flakes mixed with rain so slushy roads. I hear that Kansas is going to be a total sheet of ice later today.

  6. I like the term "moving target" to describe your budget. That sums up life in today's economy quite well :)

    Six inches of snow and ice...Brrr! I'm cold just thinking about that!

    Your quilt is lovely, by the way. I love the colors!

  7. HOLY COW... that quilt was QUICK in the making!!!!!! I am so in love with the colors!!!!!

    Isnt it wonderful to watch ones you love being baptized. Such a heart tugger!

  8. I have a few of those Cardinal t-shirts myself!

  9. Not a cherry fan either! Love your quilt! I envy your ability. Maybe one day when I "retire", I will try it...small ones though!

  10. I so enjoy reading your hodge-podge's - getting to know you is just fun! And love the quilt top - very striking!

  11. Good financial advice!
    Navigation: I couldn't find my way out of a paper bag...with directions! :)
    You did an awesome job on the quilt! Gorgeous!

  12. Hubby and I went to Estes Park 24 years ago and we loved it.

    That quilt is beautiful. I love the bright colors.

  13. Love Estes Park, haven't been there in years. I think we all live and learn about planning for the future along with using credit cards. It would be nice if the young would listen to our advice!
    The quilt looks beautiful. Stay safe with that ice storm.

  14. Wonderful answers and learning about you...I hope you are enjoy the rest of your week.

  15. Enjoyed your answers, especially about the politics. That is soooo true! Your quilt is beautiful.
    until next time...nel

  16. Great answers and the so glad to see the quilt. Lovely!

  17. Good advice given for saving money Kathy :)

    Stay safe if you get the storm predicted!!! It might be the one we had the past few days and it was windy and cold with lots of showers.


  18. I have tried several times to leave you a comment, but it keeps saying "Service Unavailable". Not sure what that means. Anyhow, that's a lot of snow to be coming your way! Stay warm and safe out there! I've pretty much given up on getting any snow here in GA. this hoo! I can only imagine how thrilled you were when your grandchild got baptized...much the same as how I felt when my girls and Chris got baptized! One of the happiest times in my life!


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