Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Wednesday's Hodgepodge

 Visit Joyce and join the fun!

1. When did someone last suggest you 'chill out'? Or, when did you last tell someone (or want to tell someone) to 'chill out'? Or, when did you last tell yourself to 'chill out'?

Just the other day I told my son to “chill out”.  He was excited about something and I wasn’t ready at that moment.  It sounded so funny!  I haven’t heard that saying in a long time and it made me laugh.  The kids thought it was funny too. 

2. What most recently caused your heart to melt?

Yesterday my son and daughter were playing together in the snow.  Seeing their smiles and thinking of how well they get along just melts my heart. 

3.  "An adventure is only an inconvenience rightly considered. An inconvenience is only an adventure wrongly considered." G.K. Chesterton  

Your thoughts? When did you last experience either an adventure or an inconvenience? How did you see it at first, as an adventure or an inconvenience?  Does it feel the same in hindsight?

I get excited when I hear that snow is in the forecast, so when the blizzard warning came this week I was happy.  I know some don’t like being snowed in but I think of it as an adventure. 

4.  A Wendy's Frosty, root beer in a frosty mug, or a frosted chocolate cupcake...of these three, which one is your favorite 'frosty' treat?

I’d love a Wendy’s Frosty but since I am dairy free now I’d say a root beer in a frosty mug.  I don’t drink soda often but when I do I love it over lots of ice.  And you can’t go wrong with root beer. 

5. Would you say your life so far this year has been more like a circus or a symphony? Explain why.

I’d say a symphony.  There are many little details each day that work together to take care of a family and a home. 

6. Since it's a 'snow day' here, what's your favorite song containing the word 'white'?
“What a Wonderful World” by Louis Armstrong.  We requested that be the last song played at our wedding reception.  

I see skies of blue, and clouds of white,
The bright blessed day, the dark sacred night
And I think to myself
What a wonderful world.”

7. If you had to leave the city you currently live in, what would you find the hardest to leave behind?

The beautiful beaches we have.  I love going to the beach year round.  There is just something about staring out at the water and seeing God’s awesome creation.  Here is a view of the beach from one of our favorite sledding spots taken last year.  The land to the north is Connecticut.  

8. Insert your own random thought here.

We have about 20 inches of snow here, plenty for sledding and fun! 


  1. Hi! I am visiting back from Hodgepodge. Where do you live that you have snow AND a beach? What an amazing combination!! Thanks for stopping by my blog!

  2. Enjoy your snow, but don't send any my way. I'm on the countdown to spring! :) Yes, Louis Armstrong sure knew how to sing that song beautifully!

  3. I always loved the days when my children laughed and played well together. Glad your having a symphony. I love, love, love that song by Louis Armstrong. It is my all time favorite song. I was going with title to a song so I said White Christmas.

  4. That is the fun part about snow, you can go sledding all day if you wanted to! :) We have a hill on our street so that would definitely be fun if it snowed here. Which probably never will happen.
    I think shakes are too sweet sometimes & i have a dairy issue as well so i try not to drink them as often. I haven't had soda in a decade so no RB float for me.

  5. I love that song. It always tugs at my heart strings. I rarely drink soda either, but when I do, it's mostly ice : ) Have a great day!

  6. Unlike April, I would love for you to send some snow south to Louisiana. I love the snow (which we rarely get) and always look forward to the snows while visiting our son and his family in Indiana for Christmas. But, this year, they didn't get much so I missed it. So enjoyed all your answers today. This was a fun one.

  7. Fun answers. I love that song too. :-))
    You live in a beautiful area.
    Enjoy that SNOW! Fun!!

  8. What a view and what a treat to be so close to beach and yet get snow.
    Your song choice is one that that has a way of making me smile and tear up at the same time. That's GOOD music!

    Thanks for your encouragement on my blog .

  9. What a beautiful view! ANd your song choice was a perfect one for the choice. I wouldn't have thought of it ,but it's one of my favorites. Thanks for encouraging me on my blog .That was sweet.

  10. I love seeing my girls play together!!
    And 20 inches of snow is a lot! Enjoy :)


Thank you for visiting. Please let me know you stopped by so I can be sure to come visit you. ~Theresa