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Wednesday, March 26, 2014

wednesday hodgepodge

1. March is known as the windy month. Which of the following phrases best
 fits your March so far...'throw caution to the wind', 'three sheets to the wind',
 'run like the wind', or 'see which way the wind blows'?

Guess I would say "run like the wind". It has been a busy month...a trip to Tenn,
having family here, finishing projects, cooking for the Ronald McDonald house,
birthdays, soccer games, and work! Some days, a better description might
have been "winded"! ha! ha!

2. Your favorite green food? Your favorite dish made with your favorite green food?

Probably broccoli. I like it raw or steamed, straight or in a casserole, in soup
and with chicken and pasta in alfredo sauce.

3. Ever been locked out of your home-car-office-anywhere? Do tell!

Who hasn't??? I have locked my keys in my car several times through the years,
but I will say it has been a while since I last did it. Hubby hides a key in a
magnetic box on my car, but sometimes he hides it so well I can't find it...not much help!
The last time was on my daughter's wedding day in 2010. You should have seen me lying
on the street in downtown Macon, reaching up under my car looking
for that box...grrr! I was not happy!!

4. Yoda, Kermit, Shrek, The Wicked Witch of the West, Oscar the Grouch, The Grinch,
 or Mike Wasowski (Monsters Inc.)...of the green characters listed, which one's your
favorite and why?

I would say Mike. He was  a good and faithful friend...and he made me laugh!!

5. "The first task of a leader is to keep hope alive."~Joe Batten Do you agree?
 Why or why not?

Well, I think that is an important task of being a good leader, but not sure it is the first.
I think the first might be making the people under him/her feel valuable and capable.
I believe people perform better when they know their leader believes in them.
Also, the leader should be willing to do anything he asks the team to do.
That encourages loyalty. About 15 years ago, I was on a retreat and I saw two leaders
in action, One did these two things, one didn't. It was amazing to see the difference
in the way the two groups responded to their leaders. It was a learning experience for me.

6. Share a favorite song with an emotion in it's title.

Gratitude by Nicole Nordeman
Send some rain, would You send some rain?
'Cause the earth is dry and needs to drink again
And the sun is high and we are sinking in the shade
Would You send a cloud, thunder long and loud?
Let the sky grow black and send some mercy down
Surely You can see that we are thirsty and afraid
But maybe not, not today
Maybe You'll provide in other ways
And if that's the case ...

We'll give thanks to You with gratitude
For lessons learned in how to thirst for You
How to bless the very sun that warms our face
If You never send us rain

Daily bread, give us daily bread
Bless our bodies, keep our children fed
Fill our cups, then fill them up again tonight
Wrap us up and warm us through
Tucked away beneath our sturdy roofs
Let us slumber safe from danger's view this time
Or maybe not, not today
Maybe You'll provide in other ways
And if that's the case ...

We'll give thanks to You with gratitude
A lesson learned to hunger after You
That a starry sky offers a better view
If no roof is overhead
And if we never taste that bread

Oh, the differences that often are between
Everything we want and what we really need

So grant us peace, Jesus, grant us peace
Move our hearts to hear a single beat
Between alibis and enemies tonight
Or maybe not, not today
Peace might be another world away
And if that's the case ...

We'll give thanks to You with gratitude
For lessons learned in how to trust in You
That we are blessed beyond what we could ever dream
In abundance or in need
And if You never grant us peace ...

But, Jesus, would You please ...

7. What's a road trip you'd like to take?

Hmmm...there are many places I want to go, but I would not want to drive to them.
But, I do want to go to Charleston, S.C. I've been there once, but only overnight
for a wedding. I want to go and stay long enough to see the city.

8. Insert your own random thought here.

When we went to the antique shops on Saturday, I saw several things that I had when
Hubby and I first married. That always happens, but it still makes me laugh.
Truth is, that was almost 41 years ago and they say an antique is at least 50 years old.
So, I guess it's not just my stuff that's antique...at 60, so am I!! :-)

Thanks to Joyce for hosting this every week...great questions!


  1. Love Charleston! We go to Sullivan's Island every summer.

  2. I know i am an antique because when i walk around in the stores i recognize almost everything in the store... i would love to take a road trip of the wild wild west.

  3. Oh my-on your daughter's wedding day. I'm sure that wasn't stressful at all : ) I'm going to Charleston in May and am really looking forward to the trip. I haven't been in years. My favorite Nicole Nordeman song is Legacy. I just love the words so much.

  4. Love reading your Wednesday 'hodgepodges'...I may have to copy some of the questions! Where do you get them every week?

    Oh and Charleston is wonderful!

  5. Every time we go to Hilton Head, we talk about taking a day trip to Charleston ... but we just don't seem to be able to pull ourselves away from the beach. ha! We spent a week there 4 1/2 years ago, but we'd really like to go back.

  6. these hodgepodges are sooooo fun!! lot's to read about and i enjoy this summerary/format!!

    last minute random road trips are my favorites!!

  7. Debbie, thank you for sharing that song. I'm not familiar with it,but I love the words.

  8. Thanks for posting on my blog and letting me know more about the Wednesday Hodgepodges!

  9. You have been very busy. I said Mike too, I like him!

  10. I'll share a "locked-out" story: Years and years and YEARS ago - before I was married - a friend from my hometown came to see me in my new town, Denver. We drove to the Royal Gorge in Canon City and just as we were getting out of the car, I decided I didn't want the bulk of all my keys in my pocket. I separated my key rings, evaluated which key was which, and actually said out loud, "Don't need this one..." while tossing my CAR key back into the car and locking the doors. I stood outside my car, holding my APARTMENT key in disbelief.

    Personnel at the Royal Gorge had a "slim jim" unlocking device, so my friend went out to my car with them and came back to report, "It's a good thing you didn't go out there - they really yanked around on your brand-new car and you would have been freaking out!"

    So we got my keys back, had a good time at the tourist attraction, and made it back home!


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