Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Wednesday Hodgepodge



Ahhhh, it feels so good to get back to Hodgepodging.  If you want to join in, just click on the button above.


1. What question do you often ask yourself?

What was it that I was looking for?  Winking smile

2. Do you grow roses? What's your favorite color of rose?  Ever been given a dozen roses?  Where was the prettiest rose or rose garden you remember seeing?

I have some pink knockout roses along the west side of our house … I love them!  They are so easy – they just need a liberal “hair cut” in the late winter/early spring, and they provide beautiful flowers all summer long. 


My favorite color of rose is probably pink, although I do love the pretty peachy pink rose, too.  DH has sent a dozen roses … and while I love getting them, the frugal side of me thinks that the money could be put to better use.  I always enjoy seeing the rose garden at the Missouri Botanical Gardens (and speaking of, I think it’s high time DH and I get over for to MoBot a visit).   

3. Do you read the freshness dates on grocery store products?  Will you use eggs past their 'use by' date?  Take medication that's expired? Buy a dented can?

I do check the dates on grocery store products.  I prefer to err on the side of caution and not use products after their “use by” or expiration dates.  Ditto on dented cans.

4. Should athletes be role models?

No.  While there are plenty of athletes who are worthy of being role models, unfortunately there are just way too many who are not.  In my perfect world, teachers and parents would be role models.

5. Edmund Hillary of New Zealand and Tenzing Norgay of Nepal became the first explorers to reach the top of Mt. Everest on this date (May 29) back in 1953. What's something you hope to achieve in your lifetime?

I’d like to see my grandchildren grow up to become Godly men and women. 

6. What would you do if you had twenty acres of land and the money to develop it any way you choose?

I’d like to build a large multi-family house … with a separate living area for DD and her family and one for DH and me … with a large common area.  And since I’m dreaming, I might as well dream for a large pool out back and for this 20 acres to be beachfront as well. 

7. If I invite you to a party with a 7 PM start time, what time will I actually see you there?

7:02PM.  Early enough to be considered “on time” but not so early as to be the first one there. 

8.  Insert your own random thought here.

I’ve started the hand quilting on T#4’s quilt.  I could literallly feel my body relax as I picked up that needle and started running it through the quilt sandwich.  Ahhhhhhh



  1. I think a lot of us like the idea of families living together on the same property but having their own space.

    I had knockout roses in England. I really need to add some here, but finding a spot that will work is tricky. We have granite in the ground, and my back is mostly shady, so not a lot of options for something requiring sun.

  2. I ask myself the #1 question a lot! :-)

  3. I like the dream!!! I think most of us have the same question (#1) - over and over and over again!

  4. Goodness,all these family compounds, how wonderful.
    Oh, how I wish I had even the tiniest of a green thumb, how nice you get to enjoy your rose bushes.

    Have a wonderful Wednesday.

    Lucy from Lucy's Reality

  5. Hi there, It is so good to have you back! Love all your answers-especially the one about the house for you and your family(we'd take land large enough for three homes and breathing room).
    I am starting to learn that no dog is trustworthy, regardless of breed, until they've earned it. The labradoodle that attacked us was running loose in his yard when we walked by. The owner forgot to put his shock collar back on him-what does that tell you.
    Hugs today.

  6. 7:02 is an interesting arrival time! Great thinking :)

    Your achievement goal is a great one. I hope to accomplish that one, too!

    I realized how fortunate I've been during my lifetime whenever I read everyone's wish for a family compound. We had that on our family farm for many years, until son, Brad, moved away. Perhaps they'll tire of city living one day!

  7. I too love the idea of a family living area. I knit to relax! I'm sure your quilt will be lovely.

  8. I keep hearing about knockout roses. I'm definitely going to have to check them out.

    I love your idea for the 20 acres too. Maybe our 20 acres could be next door to each other at the beach. haha

  9. Hehe. I hated roses until I bought my first house and there were lots of pink ones out back. They thrived despite me and now I've planted roses at all my houses. My favorites are pink - I have 5 knockouts out front and two the kids gave me over the years out back.
    We've discussed converting part of our house into an 'apartment' at some point for my FIL...... I have a feeling it will probably happen in the next 3-5 years... or we'll have him buy a house up the road from us. Always good to have family near especially if they need help. So glad you enjoyed your trip. Have fun hand quilting.

  10. WONDERFUL goal for you grandchildren!
    We have one rose bush on the side of the house. Last summer the deer ate the blooms. :( Oh well.

  11. I think a lot of us want to live with or at least very near our kids and grand kids and a lot of land sure does help with that.

  12. Enjoyed your HP today and I love your idea of how you would use your 20 acres. I bet your quilting needle was glad to have you back as well.

  13. Glad to have you back. Great answer to using your 20 acres.

  14. I do ask myself that too! I agree, so many athletes have failed us. That's would be a nice achievement for your grandchildren. I always thought it would be nice to have family on the same property, we think alike.

  15. I like your answer for your grandchildren. That is one of the great desires of my heart, too.


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