Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Hodgepodge Turkey Talk and Other Stuff

Wow, 150 Hodgepodges!  That is amazing!  That means 1,050 questions!
You continue to surprise us and challenge us, Joyce.  Thank you for doing this 150+ times.

1. Describe a typical Sunday from your childhood.
Sunday always meant Sunday School and Worship in the morning and Training Union and Worship in the evening.  Since my dad was the pastor and we lived in the parsonage right by the church building, there were no options.  Afternoons would have been spent playing and exploring in the nearby woods with friends and my sister.  There would have been hours of pretending squeezed between church services.  After church at night, we would always gather at ours or someone else's home for food, fun and games.  Wonderful memories!

2. How comfortable are you with uncertainty? Explain.
Not comfortable at all!  My personality tends to manage and control so when there is uncertainty about anything, then I tend to want to take over and make sure there is abounding certainty.  Realizing this about myself doesn't always help, but I am at least aware that every situation doesn't always need my assistance and solving.  Hubby sure appreciates it when I step back at times.  Bless his heart!

3. What have you accomplished recently that might be described as crafty, as in 'arts and crafts' crafty?  If crafty doesn't work for you, how about handy? Or both?
I do not consider myself crafty unless you want to consider the macrame plant hangers we all made back in the 60's.
I no longer rehab furniture, sew, make stuff, or any of the other 'arts and crafts' things that used to take up my time.  And neither do I consider myself particularly handy.  I don't have to be when I have my own personal handy man around.  But, I have started painting if that fits into the arts part of arts and crafts.  These are a couple of my paintings.
4. Have you ever worked in a 'food place'? What did you take away from the experience?

5. Cold turkey, talk turkey, what a recent days, which turkey phrase or idiom best applies to you and why? Click on the word turkey if you need to read more about the meaning behind each phrase.
Perhaps "talk turkey" most applies to me recently; however, there has been very little actually solved in all the turkey talk.  Issues still abound.

6. If you could have any one guest join your Thanksgiving dinner table, who would it be?
My parents.  After all these years, I still miss them greatly and long to just spend time with them.  I miss the table conversations we enjoyed, the laughter, the loving, the wisdom shared.

7. What is one thing you must accomplish today?
I must finish my preparations to teach an older adult lady's Sunday School class on Sunday.  I must do this in order to do the other things that must be done before the weekend is over.

8.  Insert your own random thought here.
We had the nicest FaceTime visit with our only grandson last night.  He is a busy college freshman, and football player, but he found the time to call and spend about 30 minutes visiting with us.  Is there anything more precious than spending time with your grands and especially at their initiative.   Thank you Jackson for making your grandparents very happy people last night.


  1. oh my goodness girl... I absolutely LOVE that 1st painting! I would hang that in my home in a heartbeat! I love the texture & the colors & the sense of abstract! WOW....amazing! I've never worked in the food service industry either. We definitely do share common traits! Happy Wednesday!

  2. You are so talented, Libby! Your paintings are beautiful! I do very well to draw a stick figure. How sweet of your grandson to call you! I know that just made your day!

  3. your paintings are BEAUTIFUL! They totally make me smile, and I love the colors you've used! And that grandson! What a sweet guy, and WHAT a handsome man! Enjoy your day!

  4. Our Sundays were very much alike.

    Clancy has just about figured out how to FT by himself. We so enjoy getting to see that little fella via FT. What an amazing invention, or whatever it is called. Technology I guess! :0)))

    Happy week!

  5. I love Wednesday's Hodgepodge!! I like the fact that so many answers today include church, I hope that 30 years from now that would be the popular answer. I made those hangers in the 60's too. Your paintings are really wonderful. Glad you had time with your grandson, he is so handsome. Enjoy the rest of your week.

  6. Painting definitely counts! I've been 'talking turkey' all afternoon. It's exhausting, and I'm still left with issues here too. Ugh. All to do with a volunteer position I'm in. Wishing I could kinda go back and un-volunteer : )


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