04 February 2016

Wednesday Hodgepodge - 3 February 2016

1. Describe love using all five senses.

Love feels like…a cool breeze or sunshine on my skin.
Love smells like…strawberries
Love looks like…a chess board with 7,000 miles or so and 15 hours between players.
Love tastes like…dark chocolate.
Love sounds like…a whisper.

2. February is Canned Food Month. What's your favorite food that comes straight from a can?

I love sliced pineapples and rutabagas. The only way that I've ever had rutabagas is from a can.

3. A principal in a UK school recently sent home a letter to parents requesting they (the parents!) dress appropriately when escorting their children to/from school (basically saying please don't wear your pajamas) You can read the letter here. It's gotten a lot of publicity, both positive and negative. Your thoughts? And do/did you ever make the school run (or hit Starbucks, Walmart, etc) in your pjs?

I don't remember going to any of these places in my pjs, but if I did, I know I didn't get out of the car!

I agree that there should be a parental dress code just as there is for the children. If there isn't, what is to keep someone from doing the school run in their VS or FoH nightie rather than the toddler suit variety of pajamas? There has to be a limit somewhere and there is always someone out there bent on pushing it.

4. Crew neck, V-neck, turtleneck, scoop neck...which is most prevalent in your wardrobe?

I am too claustrophobic for turtle necks. I think they are pretty, but I just cannot tolerate anything close to my neck. Most of my necklines are scoops, but not low enough to be immodest.

5. I read here recently a list of four things to avoid so you wake up happier. They were late night snacks, hitting the snooze button, social media just before bed/upon waking, checking emails.

Are you guilty of any of these behaviors? Which on that list do you need to work harder at avoiding?

Yes; we are guilty of eating way too close to bedtime. By eating just before we go to bed, we hope to avoid David having an insulin reaction as he sleeps. I need to work on the fact that I don't need to eat something just because David is. It is just hard not to!

6. Share something you remember about a house you lived in as a child? Of all the homes you lived in as a child, which did you love best?

I don't know that I loved any one of them more than the other, but the level of pride was different. The last place that I lived with my parents was the first and only property they have ever owned.

The place that I probably had the most fun and made the most memories was at 508 Wellington Street, Anderson, South Carolina. As I recall, I was about 5 years old when we moved into that house and we moved to our own place the year that I turned 13. It was a rental house in a mill village and we were the Kool-Aid house. Everybody came to our house to play. The boys in that neighborhood also learned that girls were stronger than boys in that yard.:-) I can still hear the sound of that bat cracking his head 40 years later!

Another cool thing about this mill house was that you could run around it in a circle from one room to the next. The foyer opened into the living room, which opened into the kitchen, which opened into the hallway, which opened into the children's' bedroom, which opened into the foyer. It was great! It was also in this house that I found the Santa stash closet. :-)

Although the Wellington Street house was a rental, my daddy made some modifications to it. All four of us children (two girls, two boys) were technically sleeping in the same bedroom. To fix this problem, my daddy built a partition which divided this big room in half. He painted one side a shade of blue for my brothers and one side pink for me and my sister. The boys had the half nearest the front of the house, and the girls had the side nearest our parents' room (which also was closest to the bathroom!).

This house, along with all of those of my childhood, no longer exists. It was burned. The home that I last lived in with my parents was blown away by a tornado with my daddy in it at the time. Thankfully, he survived that tornado. Unfortunately, he didn't live too much longer afterwards.  

7. Your favorite movie based on a true story? 

I saw a Jesse James movie once, supposedly based on a true story. I'll pick that one because #1, it is the only one that I can think of and, #2 he's family.

8. Insert your own random thought here.

"But I trusted in thee, O LORD: I said, Thou art my God." Psalm 31:14 KJV


  1. Replies
    1. Thank you, Denise. I hope that you have a great weekend!

  2. Anderson is my neck of the woods : ) We're building a house on a nearby lake. Thanks for playing along in the HP!

    1. How do you like it there, Joyce?

      It is where I grew up and couldn't wait to leave, and now that I'm away, I kind of want to go back. Maybe not to Anderson specifically, but back to South Carolina. We have over 300 years of family history back there. :)


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