Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Wednesday Hodgepodge



Welcome to Wednesday, and that can mean only one thing:  Hodgepodge!  After missing last week’s Hodgepodge, I’m excited to get back into the Hodgepodge groove.  After you’re done here, why not check out what others have to say … just click on the button above.


1. What's one thing that's still the same about you as when you were young?

I love Cardinals baseball.  I remember being in 2nd or 3rd grade, keeping score as we listened along to a Cardinals radio broadcast.  I used leftover sheets of notebook paper from school, so I only had to draw in half the lines necessary to create my own “score card”.

2. What's more important-history or science? Why?

While they’re equally important, I have to give a slight nod to history … if only because if we do not learn from our mistakes in the past, we’re destined to keep making those same mistakes.

3. Lima, kidney, string, garbanzo, black or pinto-your favorite bean?

I do love baby limas, with plenty of butter, salt and pepper.  But my favorite would probably be a string (aka green) bean.

4. What's something people come to your town to do?

People come here to have babies, surgeries, medical procedures, etc.  While my little town is very small and has almost zero business establishments, we do have the hospital.  Even the larger town nearby, with 4x as many residents, doesn’t have a hospital. 

5. When was the last time you were in a meeting? Sum it up for us in five words or less.

Last fall, as a member of the Financial Oversight at church, I attended the annual budget preparation meeting.  My summation would be:  Why bother?  Confused smile

6. What special event would you like a VIP pass to attend?

The American Quilters Society annual quilt show in Paducah, KY. 

7. What's one piece of advice you'd give a writer?

Grammar and spelling can be your friends … use them.

8.  Insert your own random thought here.

I’m “working” the night shift tonight … DD’s schedule for today got moved to the evening shift.  Kind of nice to be able to get a lazy start to my day … even though I get up bright and early, I’m not usually ready to really start my day for a few hours. 


We watched the baseball game last night (it was a good one … the Cardinals rookie pitcher was one out away from a no-hitter … and the Cardinals reduced their magic number to 3), so I recorded the NCIS season premier.  My plan was to (finally!) get back to hand quilting my storm at sea, but perhaps I’ll work on some hexagons instead since that work is more mindless, so I can focus on NCIS. Winking smile


Have a wonderful Wednesday!


  1. A quilt show sounds like a fun place to be. I have a quilt in my closet from over 12 years ago that I did but it isn't finished. It is pinned together but the layers need to be sewn together. I am not confident that I can do it on my own since the rest was done in a quilting class. It is something I wish I were better at.

  2. Good morning! Well The American Quilters Society annual quilt show in Paducah, KY sounds wonderful to me!! how fun would that be? Enjoy a slow lazy start to your day Kathy!

  3. Enjoy your slow start and hope you got to see NCIS - awesome show last night =).

  4. I would love to visit a quilt show. I don't quilt however I think they can be a work of art.

  5. I'm with you on liking a 'slow start' to my day. Enjoy yours :)

  6. I sitll have yet to watch one episode of NCIS! Shameful, I know! Have you seen the new show called "Cold Justice"? It is SO good! It's a true crime solving show and I can't get enough of it! It's on Tues. nights. Oh, I get up early, too, but it seems to gake me forever and a day to get in the "mode". I am in total agreement with you about spelling and grammar. Enjoy your Wednesday, Kathy!

  7. You know me I LOVE the STL CARDS!!

  8. What nice questions this week. I don't follow baseball anymore but I used too. It is nice that you get to do that.
    Have a nice day quilting and I had to laugh, I have to give sewing all of my attention.
    Have a nice day.

  9. You are the cutest!! Everyone is saying such big affairs for the VIP & you want to go to a quilt show... that just made me smile :)

  10. Hi, I thought you might be away still. We both have colds now but mine is finally feeling better. I would truly love to go to Paducah for the show-maybe someday, as well as the Sisters show. I'm still working on the quilt for my daughter's birthday. Have a great day!
    Hugs, Noreen

  11. Laughing at the writer's answer! So true, so true! :)

  12. I saw a lot of comments about the Cards on fb last night, but didn't know what happened. How exciting! I think it is interesting that so many mentioned church meetings-must be a nice group!

  13. I'm with you on the grammar and punctuation. I can't get past it, even if the content is wonderful. Participating in the HP makes me think I need to start quilting : ) So many quilters here and so many beautiful quilts!

  14. How awesome to still have a passion from your childhood. Your the second lima bean I read today. Enjoy the rest of your week and of course your baseball!

  15. Sounds like a lot of people like green/string beans. Too bad they were not on the list.

  16. I have to agree with your answer to number two, we need to learn from history so we do not repeat the same mistakes...not so sure how good we are doing with that. Great season opener for NCIS wish it wasn't a two parter though. Have a great weekend

  17. Well, of course, you would enjoy the National Quilters Show and I bet Debbie would too. And, I bet I would too because I bet there are lovely, lovely quilts on display.

    Great answers!

    Happy weekend!


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