Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Wednesday's Hodgepodge

I am linking up today for Wednesday Hodgepodge hosted by Joyce.

1. What can the average citizen do to honor a military veteran and/or those currently serving?

Say thank you. When you see a serviceman or veteran be sure to thank him for his service to our country. Supporting our military is very important especially after what some of our veterans went through when returning in previous years.

2. Besides a flag what is something you own that is red, white and blue?

My kitchen curtains are red and white but not blue. Hmmm...the quilt on my couch in the living room has red, white and blue.

3. Does love really conquer all?

Well, I think of God sending His Son, Jesus Christ to die on the cross to conquer sin and death. What greater love is there?

4. Strawberry shortcake or blueberry pie?

I would choose strawberry shortcake although now that I can't have whipped cream I would take blueberry pie. My favorite is a blueberry pear crumb pie that I plan on making this weekend.

5. Do you share personal stuff with your hairdresser?

My sister-in-law hennas my hair and I talk about personal stuff with her because she is family. If I go to a salon for a cut then no. I try to stay with the small stuff. I have to laugh when I hear some of the conversations that go on in there!

6. Does money lead to selfishness?

Does it always? I don't think so. There are many people with lots of money that use it for good and to help others. Is everyone else thinking of the verse from 1 Timothy 6:10...."For the love of money is a root of all kinds of evil, for which some have strayed from the faith in their greediness, and pierced themselves through many sorrows."?

7. What piece of furniture in your home most needs replacing or refinishing?

My kitchen table. I would love to refinish it... if I knew how. I like it because it has two leaves that I can add when we have a party. Its' previous owner let her children do crafts on it without covering it first and there are still some marks of that. No matter what I use to clean it or how many times I have scrubbed it I can't get them off. It looks good with a tablecloth or some placemats.

8. Insert your own random thought here.

The mosquitoes are out in full force already here. They seem to attack me no matter what I do. Does anyone know of anything not too chemically that works?


  1. I always love reading your Hodgepodge thoughts here!

    So it is definite-no dairy. How I can relate:)

    For the mosquitoes? I know that Burt's Bees makes a rub-on salve that is suppose to repel insects, but I forget the name of it!

    Have a blessed week, Theresa!

  2. I've heard people say putting Listerine in a spray bottle and spraying yourself and your yard is something that works. I don't have personal experience to confirm that. Just today I saw someone saying if you rub a bar of soap on a bite it takes the itch out. Might be worth a try.

    I use OFF.

  3. Yes, we both had the same verse for #6 ... so far I haven't seen anyone else use it.

  4. i loved reading all these thoughts today! it made me happy! hope your family has a good weekend!!!

  5. Thanks for stopping by from the Hodgepodge!

    My kitchen curtains are red/white, too, and yes, those hairdressers sure do tend to "get the news", don't they?

    I don't have any ideas to repel mosquitoes, but I sure wish I did! They are awful here!

  6. I want to refinish my kitchen table so badly! We are thinking of painting the top with chalkboard paint for fun, family dinners! Then, we would just use a tablecloth for big events. :)

  7. Enjoyed your answers. I use a bounce fabric sheet to repel mosquitoes-just rub it on your exposed skin and clothes.

  8. I enjoyed your post, Theresa.
    My mom is my hairdresser, so of course we share things! :)
    I don't know about the mosquitoes, but I am going to try the fabric sheet thing. They bite me horribly if I'm outside! Ugh! Let me know if you find something that helps! I use the spray if I have to, but I'd rather not.


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