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Wednesday, March 19, 2014

wednesday hodgepodge #167

1.  Thursday marks the first day of spring...to celebrate would you rather plant a garden or go for a walk in the woods? Would either of those activities be possible on Thursday where you live?

I would rather go for the walk. We don't have much room for a garden and the little one that we have is the Hubby's project. We have woods close by and wooded walking paths in several parks.

2. When did someone last spring something on you? (or when did you last spring something on someone?)

Last June, our children surprised us with a 40th anniversary party. We had no idea they were planning
something. They invited our closest friends, decorated with beach decor (we take a family trip to the beach every year), and cooked delicious food. It was very special!

3.  We often think of spring as a time for new beginnings. What's something you'd like to start doing this spring?

Exercising! I need to get back in the gym and on the treadmill!

4. Where do you like to sit in a movie theatre? When did you last sit there, and what were you watching?

Second or third row from the top...dead center. About a month ago, I saw "Winter's Tale".

5. When you meet someone for the very first time, what do you want them to think about you?

That I care about them.

6. March is frozen food month (yes, really!). Besides ice cream (gotta make you think a little) what's your most often purchased frozen food item?

Well, I buy several different kinds of frozen veggies...baby limas, stir-fry, mixed vegs for soups, okra.
And Hubby keeps us stocked with buy frozen pizzas!
7. What's something you avoid?

Schedules! At this time in my life, other than my work schedule, I try not to make commitments that require me to be somewhere at the same time every week. When my kids were growing up, we had to have a schedule....school, chores, activities, etc. And for most of those years, I was a Sunday School teacher, choir member, or church hostess. I still enjoy being involved in ministry, but I prefer less structured opportunities. I like having the freedom to make plans with friends and family without feeling like I'm letting others down.

8. Insert your own random thought here.

More and more, I see how the choices we make each day affect our relationships with others. Those choices reflect the care and concern, or lack thereof, that we have for the people in our lives. I pray that my choices would reflect God's love and, thereby, my love for others.

Thanks, Joyce, for hosting this every week. You certainly makes us think!! :-)


  1. Such a thoughtful surprise from your kids, and the best kind-a party : )

  2. fun, fun, fun....i will go for a walk, after i plant my garden!!

  3. that party was a wonderful surprise... i am with you on rather walk than plant a garden.. and i need to get with MORE walking than i am doing...
    thanks for letting me know the 1100 was not 11,000. i updated it

  4. What a wonderful surprise. A anniversary party! I enjoyed reading your Wednesday Hodgepodge answers and visiting your blog. Have a beautiful day.

  5. I would choose taking a walk over planting a garden, too. I'm also with you on needing to start exercising again. sigh...
    Love your others focus!

  6. I wish I could avoid schedules. Unfortunately things seem to tend to unravel on me if I don't stick to one.

  7. I like your random thought! Our choices really do influence others whether we always realize it or not.

  8. I have to agree with you on the schedule-making. I've been doing that to help out DD, and I'm so glad I can help ... but part of the reason why I'm rather looking forward to a return to "retirement" is the fact that I don't have to keep to a schedule. ;-)

  9. I'm like you, I try to avoid schedules! What a great random thought you have this week :)

  10. Debbie, I enjoyed your Spring Hodge Podge. I look forward to more to come.

  11. Thank you for stopping by my page, it's nice to meet you too Debbie and I agree, it's so nice to meet another sister in Christ. I'm going to add your blog to my list of ones to follow. I like your comment about schedules...someday I hope to do the same.

  12. Those wooden walking paths sounds lovely. What a sweet surprise from your children giving you that 40th Anniversary party. I love your prayer in your random.


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