Wednesday, August 8, 2012

Wednesday's Hodgepodge

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

1. In an effort to combat obesity, the mayor of NYC has plans to ban the sale of large sugary drinks (anything over 16 oz.), initially in restaurants, movie theatres, and street carts. Corner stores would also be affected if they are defined as food service establishments. You can read more here . Your thoughts?

Ridiculous! Since when does the government have to right to invade our personal liberties?! Well from the looks of things it looks like people have forgotten how this country was founded and what our forefathers fought for. If someone wants to drink five gallons of soda it is not for the government to decide. People need to be responsible for their actions and not look to blame society. If you are obese from drinking too much soda it is not because you were able to be a larger than 16 ounce drink in a public place! If you haven't heard Mayor Bloomberg also is introducing a program called "Latch On NYC". I am sure he means well by trying to promote breastfeeding but here again government involvement is not the answer. BTW I consider myself a breastfeeding advocate and would encourage any mother to breastfeed, however it is not for the government to tell mothers how to feed their babies. As a New Yorker, I am glad I do not live in NYC at times like this!

2. Art festival, music festival, food festival...which would you most like to attend?

A food festival. I am not much into art, probably because I am not good at it, and a music festival would probably be too loud for me. So that leaves a food festival ;)

3. What are you irrational about?

Germs. I am a germ nut and can't help but to think about how dirty things are. If you think I am overreacting go into a public restroom and watch for a while. I really am not that crazy for using a paper towel to turn off the water and open the door. Yuck!

4. Do you feel confident you'll have a comfortable retirement?

Umm, I don't think about retirement. Some may say that is unwise but really I am trusting God to provide for our needs, and if that means working past retirement age then so it is.

5. What's been your favorite Olympic moment so far?
(Not ever, just in the 2012 Summer games)

I have watched only a little bit of the Summer Olympics. I was watching the women on the parallel bars the other night and let's just say I don't think it is good for my adrenal glands- LOL! My heart stopped as they flew through the air. I don't know how their mothers can watch.

6. What would you label as the messiest room in your house?

The basement. We use it for storage as well as our laundry room and my husband's office area. It is so easy to just put stuff down there and close the door. I am sure if I had to walk through it every day it wouldn't be so messy.

7. Do you follow your heart or your head?

I would have to say my head. My heart has deceived me before so I like to think I have learned.

“The heart is deceitful above all things, And desperately wicked; Who can know it?" Jeremiah 17:9

8. Insert your own random thought here.

One of my dear blogging friends, Cathy aka Fullhousemama, went to be with the LORD on July 22nd. Her oldest son James wrote a beautiful post letting us all know that her battle with cancer is over and she is now with our LORD. You can read it here. There will be a Memorial Service in California on August 11th, please remember this precious family in your prayers. "Blessed Be Your Name" was one of the songs on Cathy's playlist and I will always think of her when I hear it. "Blessed Be The Name of The LORD".


  1. Hi, Theresa,
    I'm so sorry to hear about your blogging friend. It's hard to understand sometimes why things happen the way they do. I'll pray for her family.
    I agree with you about the sugary drink subject. I don't think the gov't has any right to do that.
    Hope you're having a good week.

  2. I understand your feelings about germs. Love your answer on #4. God is awesome. I love the gymnastics but I have a hard time watching too! So sorry about your blog friend. ((HUGS))

  3. I'm with you on the germ issue! Great sorry about your blog heart goes out to her family.

  4. I'm the same way in public restrooms. shudder.
    I'm sorry for the loss of your blog friend. That song makes me think of my niece as we sang it at her family memorial service. A reminder that God is good.

  5. i have become a major germ nut since eleanor came along! i can't help but think how dirty things are and it getting on her! haha! that is so interesting about #1. i didn't know that was going on. that is so crazy that they think they should have control over that.

  6. I’m so sorry about the loss of your dear friend. What a beautiful tribute.


  7. nice post thanks for sharing...i found you thrue other followers looking for to visit more...blessings from holland


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