Wednesday, October 28, 2015

A Silent, Scary, Superstitious Hodgepodge

Joining Joyce for this Halloween Wednesday Hodgepodge.
Click HERE to see how others answer these questions.

1. Are you comfortable with silence? If you're home alone, do you like silence or do you need regular background noise? Do you seek out times and places to be silent? What's your favorite place to find silence/be silent?

Yes, I am very comfortable with silence, and a great part of my day alone is spent in silence.  I may turn on background music occasionally, especially when I'm painting.  Because I am alone for a good part of the day, I don't need to seek out times or places; however, I do love sitting outside on the patio where for the most part it is quiet.

2. October 28th is National Chocolate Day. Can't let that go by without a mention now, can we? Will you celebrate? How? Let's say you can have one of the following right this very minute... a cup of hot chocolate, a strawberry dipped in chocolate, a bowl of plain chocolate ice cream, or a slice of chocolate pie...what's your pleasure?

I do love chocolate but will pass on the celebration.  I would go for a cup of hot chocolate as it is a cool, misty day at my house right now.  I am also addicted to a combination of chocolate and white almond milk.

3. How do you feel about blue jeans? Favorite thing in the world to wear or nope, don't own a single pair? How often do you wear blue jeans in a typical week? Do you own a blue jean jacket?

Yes, yes, and yes!  I do love to wear a good pair of blue jeans, black, white or blue, doesn't matter.  I wear a pair of some description an average of four times a week. I have a couple blue jean jackets that I wear once in a while.  NOTE:  Don't mix blues for the best look.  Wear the blue jean jacket with black, white, etc. for the best looks.

4. Are you superstitious? If so, in what way?

Nope, not superstitious at all.

5. If you had to come up with a costume using only things you have on hand right now, what could you come up with?

I just don't do costumes, sorry.  This has never been something I enjoyed doing.  But, my granddaughters have no problem with this at all.  See random below. 

6. What scares you a little? What do you do when you feel scared?

The future?  The unknown?  What's ahead for my grands?  Will our retirement investments last? Falling?

When I'm afraid of falling, I hold on to something.  In the same respect, when I feel a little afraid of things out of my control, I hold on as well.  I hold on to the hand that is holding mine.

"You hold my right hand.  You guide me with Your counsel, and afterward You will take me up in glory....God is the strength of my heart, my portion forever....As for me, God's presence is my good.  I have made the Lord God my refuge, so I can tell about all You do."  Psalms 73:21-28

7. Perhaps today will be the day I think seriously about my next painting.

8.  Insert your own random thought here. 

This past Friday night our two Indiana granddaughters helped with a Halloween party for special-need children in the South Bend area.  Aren't they adorable?  Savannah is pointing to the gloves I gave her several years ago that I wore in 1962 when I was Homecoming Queen.  She said they were perfect for her costume.  I'm so glad she is benefiting from my antiques. HA!  Can they even be purchased any where these days?
This past weekend Hubby and I visited my cousins in Austin, Tx.  Yes, we were aware that the greatest hurricane to hit the country was headed in that direction.  But, that's not all!  We also agreed to attend the University of Texas football game against Kansas State on Saturday.

Our host is a die-hard alumni and our granddaughter #2 attends UT, so we were good sports.
Granddaughter #1 and #2's big sister, who is a die-hard A&M alumni and arch rival of the Longhorns, was also visiting.  So we were all good sports.
We lasted until half-time when the temperature began dropping and the bottom fell out.  I guess you could call our "die-hard" support conditional.  From the empty seats, there were a lot of other conditional supporters.  And for some, man and beast alike, bad weather can't keep them away.

But, it was a great weekend spent with family and watching the rain fall in a very needed part of the country. This was the rainy but beautiful view from my cousin's upper balcony over-looking the Steiner Ranch Hill Country and UT golf course.


  1. Beautiful photos. Thanks for sharing your Hodgepodge--let's not even talk about investments and money etc...with the upcoming spending vote soon in Washington--all who are on SS will be affected (hubby)...scary thought...very. Blessings

  2. Good morning! Enjoyed this as always....your granddaughters are soo pretty, but then look at their grandmother. They come from good genes. Hope the rest of your week is a good one!

  3. What great photos, Libby! Your granddaughters are such beauties...just like you!

  4. My sister and I were talking recently about how we wore little white gloves to church. We always got a pair for Easter and we loved them! They made us feel so grown up. My girls enjoyed playing with my mom's long gloves when they were small. We kept them in the dress up box. Formal wear has changed : ) My daughter was invited to a black tie event, which used to mean long dresses, but the hostess said short was fine too. I liked it when everyone knew the rules.

  5. What great photos! Your granddaughters are beautiful! Your answer to number 6 are some of my fears as well. I have to do what you do. Rely on God and keep holding on and trusting Him with our future and our grandkids as well.

    It's funny, but you are so right about not mixing the blues. Every time I have put on a denim shirt with jeans and looked in the mirror, I knew it just wasn't working!

  6. Raining here for the past couple of days. I love the long gloves and I bet one would be hard pressed to find these. Your granddaughters are beautiful-which I bet take after you!

  7. I had to laugh and cry when I saw your beautiful granddaughters wearing your lovely gloves as a *costume*!! LOL Times have sure changed, haven't they! Enjoyed your Hodgepodge today and your Scripture verse.

  8. I'm alone most of the day also so I don't need to seek out silence very often. Your combo of white and chocolate almond milk sounds interesting. I don't do costumes either. I like your Bible verse. Yes the girls look great! Glad you had a great weekend.

  9. lovely pictures. the almond milk sounds yummy. enjoyed your random thought.

  10. Those girlies are just the cutest and always look like very close sisters. That's wonderful!

    Love that scripture! Great answers!


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