Wednesday, July 13, 2016

Wednesday Hodgepodge


1. Do you find yourself influencing your world, or is it more the other way around?

Philosophical question to start off this week's Hodgepodge I see. I honestly have to say I think it's both. I think I influence my small part of the world, but I also think that my small part of the world influences me as well. 

2. July 14th is National Tape Measure Day...the device was patented on this date in 1868. When did you last use a tape measure?

Last week. Body measurements. Helps me stay on track to getting fit. 

Do you always know where to find one in your house?

Yes, in my bathroom. I have a regular one in my bedside table as well. So I will know where to find one when I need it.

Tell us one way in which you feel blessed 'beyond measure'.

With my family. Our home. Our life. Very blessed. 

3.The Plaza Hotel (Eloise), The Land of Oz (The Wizard of Oz), Narnia (The Chronicles of Narnia), The Hundred Acre Wood (Winnie the Pooh), Wonderland (Alice's Adventures in Wonderland), or Never Never Land (Peter Pan)...which storybook land (on this list!) would you most like to visit and why?

Narnia. Hands down! I love that whole series of books and if there was a chance to meet Aslan, I would definitely take it. 

4. Where and when do you get your best ideas?

Whenever I can't write them down. While driving, showering, or getting ready to sleep. Those are my best thinking times. 

5. So what have you been watching on TV this summer? Anything good?

My hubby and I are watching How I Met Your Mother via Netflix. We started the series years ago but my hubby finished it without me one day when he was sick. So we started it over and we're now up to where we stopped the first time. I never did get to see who the mom was!

6. 'Don't swim for an hour after you eat', 'Dog days of summer', 'Knee high by the Fourth of July'...choose a summer saying from the list or share one of your own, then tell us what image or memory comes to mind when you hear it spoken.

"Don't swim for an hour after you eat." Reminds me of the summers I spent with my grandparents and my aunt and uncle when I was small. My aunt and uncle had a pool so I remember this being enforced. And my grandparents lived near the water so again, enforced. I have wonderful memories of spending weeks every summer from the time I was very small (about age 2) until about age 9-10 with them. 

7. In a single sentence, sum up one life lesson you've learned.

This too shall pass. 

No matter what is going on in your life at the moment, better days are coming. It may seem like the worse continues on forever, but it doesn't. Things always get better. Maybe not in the way we would hope, but they do.

8. Insert your own random thought here.

I'm finding it very hard to believe that July is here and almost half-over. My middle son went on his first mission trip last month to New York (a work trip to help those in need). My younger son goes to camp in a couple of weeks. And my oldest son leaves for college in just about a month. Life is passing by far too fast for my liking lately. 


  1. "This too shall pass" - I use this bit of wisdom frequently, it has helped me get perspective and let go of things that make me anxious. I enjoyed your answers, thanks for sharing.
    Lori in Blue Ridge, GA

  2. We both answered #3 with Narnia and seeing Aslan. Interesting! Your answer "This too shall pass" reminded me of a dear friend who is now in heaven who used to say this all the time. Thank you for that sweet memory.

  3. I think I'm the only one who chose The Land of Oz. Hmm. Yes, kids grow up quickly and life goes on.

  4. I've heard it before, that NY is a great mission field, but since I live there it still strikes me as funny! I like your life lesson :)


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