Wednesday, February 5, 2014

Wednesday HodgePodge

Another week has come and gone ... And it's time again for some Hodgepodge. Why not join in the fun?  Just click the button above.

1. Are we always responsible for our actions? Are there any exceptions?
I hate to say "always" or "never", but I will say that the majority of the time (if not all the time) we alone are responsible for our actions/reactions. 

2.  Has anyone from your home town become famous?
No one who was born/grew up in the town where I grew up has become famous, that I know of anyway.  However, there’s a small town 9 miles to the west (that small town's schools are a part of my hometown’s school district) where Gretchen Wilson was born and raised.  When I married DD’s father, we moved to a large town about 45 minutes away from my hometown ... I lived there for 37+ years, so it feels more like my hometown than my original hometown does.  Manny Jackson, owner of the Harlem Globetrotters, grew up in my adopted hometown.  

3. January was National Slow Cooker month. Do you own a slow cooker/crock pot? Did you use it last month? What's a favorite dish you make using a slow cooker or crock pot?
Yes, I own a crock pot and will be using it later today to create Chicken Stroganoff.  

4. How do you feel about private companies collecting data about you?
In my opinion, it’s an invasion of privacy, and I can think of no circumstances that would warrant it.

5. The Games of the 2014 Winter Olympics kick off with their opening ceremony this coming Friday....will you be watching? Which Winter Olympic event would you most like to see in person? Have you ever been to Russia? Any desire to go, Olympics or otherwise?
Unfortunately no.  We’ll be in Hannibal, MO to watch T#1, T#2, and T#3 swim in the Tom and Becky Classic … another 3-day swim meet.  There’s a quilt shop in downtown Hannibal … I think DH and I will leave early, visit the quilt shop, and do a little sightseeing.  

6. Share a good or bad sports related memory from your childhood or teen years.
The only bad sports memory that comes to my mind is being among the last chosen when teams were being picked. :-(

7. What's a must have song for you on a work out play list? If you don't work out, run, swim, bike, walk, or anything else that could be construed as 'exercise', then what's a song that movtivates you to at least get up off the couch?
I don’t have a specific song that I need to listen to while exercising … I set my playlist (praise and worship music) to shuffle and off I go.

8.  Insert your own random thought here.
I was on my way home from DD's yesterday morning when I got an SOS call from my dad ... we spent the afternoon with him in the ER ... after he was released, we got him home and settled on. We hit the road to get home before the roads got too bad.  Good thing we were able to leave when we did ... the roads were getting quite treacherous. Thankfully DH drove carefully and we got home safely. It sounds like surgery just might be in my dad's future.  He'll be 91 next month, so while the surgery itself is simple and routine, the prospect of surgery at his age is troublesome ... but so is the prospect of choosing not to do the surgery.

Have a wonderful Wednesday! 


  1. We've got quite the forecast for today, and the weekend. Snowed overnite, but now I'm hearing what sounds like ice hitting the roof. I'd rather have snow than ice!

    I agree surgery sounds daunting at age 91. I will keep this in my prayers. Take care.

  2. Glad your father was able to come back home. Will pray for him.

    You guys have fun in Hannibal. Looking forward to seeing what you get at the quilt shop and also pictures from her sight seeing.

    Take care.

  3. Sorry to hear that your dad needs surgery, Kathy, especially at 91. Will say a prayer for him...and for you, too! Enjoy your little trip away with your grandkids for their swim meet. Sightseeing is always fun to do, so hope it works out!

  4. Love watching the Olympics. Grew up and went to school for twelve years with Jack Sikma the center for the Supersonics that won the championsip in 1979. So Sorry to hear your dad needs surgery, not a easy time in life.

  5. Hoping for a good outcome for your father. My dad is 87 and still lives on his own. But, I know he's one injury or problem away from needing assistance. It's tough.

  6. Hoping for a good outcome for your dad. Surgery at that age has to be scary. Praying for you all. The roads here are terrible, as we are to get 14 plus inches of snow and visability is under 100 feet!!!

  7. Surgery at that age is always scary, but I think it is at any age. My mom is 91 in a few weeks and she had surgery last November and did fine through it. I wish the same for your dad.

  8. I'm glad you got your dad all taken card of and were able to get home ok. Prayers for him and you. Have fun this weekend - hope you get to the quilt shop and find great things! What kind of slow cooker do you have? I need a new one and don't know what I want. We just got a few inches last night - our schools are open but 15 miles away are closed. Think we might have got lucky this time! ~Jeanne

  9. Forgive me if this is a repeat comment, something went wrong during publishing...

    Your trip to watch the T's compete sounds like fun :)

    I'm so sorry to hear about your dad. I hope all goes well for him regarding his surgery.

  10. Sorry to hear about your dad. Surgery at 91 is never good. I will pray for him. Enjoy the swim meet this week-end, and oh ENJOY that trip to a new fabric store, I know I would!

  11. I am so glad you mentioned Gretchen Wilson. She is the one who sang the song about the STL Cardinals. I found that song on one of my compilation CDs a few days ago and I have been wracking my brain trying to think of her name.

  12. Keeping your dad lifted in prayers!
    91 - wow!!!

  13. Hi Kathy, Wow what a busy weekend! No grass grows under your feet. I'm lifting your dad up right now-yes at any age after 80, surgery is pretty tricky. Keep us posted.

  14. Somehow I was always one of the first ones picked when teams were chosen even though my skill levels were terrible. I have my own theory why that happened.

  15. Sorry to hear your dad is having trouble. I understand your concern abt the surgery at his age. Went through that with my dad. But you are blessed to have had him for so long! Glad you live close enough to be there when he needs you. :-)

  16. Enjoy your Stroganoff. I will be watching the evening show each night with all the Olympic highlights of the day. I forgot about my favorite Christian song "Shout to the Lord", that one will always motivate me. Sorry to hear about your dad and the possibility of surgery in the future. ((HUGS)) Glad you made it home safely.

  17. I am sorry to hear about your dad, will keep him in prayer

  18. Praying for your dad Kathy, sorry to hear this. Thank you for all your prayers over me.
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