Wednesday, January 13, 2016

Colorful People and Places

This is one volume over 250 of the Wednesday Hodgepodge.  I so appreciate the time and effort Joyce puts into this weekly blog post and that she lets all of us enjoy the fruits of her labor.
So, join all the Hodgepodgers
1. Share one thing that really makes your day.

Waking up and being able to get out of bed.  Seriously!

2. Lots of these kinds of lists out there, but one found here says the fifteen most colorful places on earth are:

Vernazza, Cinque Terre, Italy~Burano, Italy~Havana, Cuba~Rio de Janiero, Brazil~Chefchaouen, Morocco~Balat, Istanbul, Turkey~Menton, France~Jodhpur, India~La Baca, Buenos Aires, Argentina~Guanajuato, Mexico~Capetown, South Africa~Valparaiso, Chile~Wroclaw, Poland~San Francisco, California~and Pelourhino, Salvador, Brazil.  

Of those listed which would you most like to see up close and in person? Of all the places you've seen or traveled in your own life, what would you say was one of the most colorful?

I would love to visit Vernazza, Cinque Terre, Italy.  This particular picture has held a deep fascination for me for a long time.  So glad it was one of our choices.

The most colorful place I have visited is Athens, Greece.  Such a beautiful and fascinating city.

3."Everything you want is on the other side of fear." Jack Canfield  In general, would you agree or disagree with that statement? Why?

I don't necessarily agree with this as a blanket statement, but so often our fears do keep us from exploring and discovering new aspects of ourselves and others, as well as new experiences.

4. Imagine you're stranded on a desert island and dessert appears...what do you hope it is? Do you ever struggle to remember which spelling is desert and which is dessert?

Yes, that is one of those words I type then look at and think, two s's or one?
I would want a big scoop of Blue Bell Ice Cream on top of a warm nutty brownie, drizzled with warm chocolate and caramel topping.  Plus a huge thermals of cool water.

5. What song almost always makes you cry?

I don't think there is one that makes me cry; however, many pieces of music do evoke emotion for me.

6. January is National Soup Month.  Everything from soup to nuts, in the soup, thick as pea soup, souped up...which saying most recently applies to your life in some way? Explain.

"In the soup"
reminds me that I bought ingredients for a big pot of soup last week which never happened but will this week for sure.

7. Write a two word note to your younger self. What does it say?

My scripture/word for this new year is Isaiah 43:19.  I want to be ready for whatever God chooses to do in my life, in my family, in my country this new year.
"Behold, I will do a new thing....."

8. Insert your own random thought here.

I plan to start a new weekly blog series, hopefully next week on different decorating styles of houses that happen to belong to friends of mine.  There will be some very interesting and different looks, I assure you, so you don't want to miss this every Monday for as long as my friends allow me to invade their space.  And, speaking of color, you don't want to miss the first one, for sure.


  1. I enjoyed your answers, and I can't wait to read about the different decorating styles. Blessings to you.

  2. Our fears, at least my fears, do keep me from exploring new adventures Liked your two word note and your scripture for the new year.

  3. You are my official person, according to Joyce, and I am very happy of it. Your friends are very brave to allow you and your camera in! That sounds like a fun feature for your readers. Your responses made me nod in agreement many times.

  4. Your new blog series sounds good. I'm all about home decor right now as we think about the new house. Italy is as lovely in person as it is in photos. Next to England it's my favorite place on the globe. Enjoy your day!

  5. I am so jealous you have been to Greece! I have seen pictures from friends and they are amazing so I I cant even imagine what it is like in PERSON! I am following from Hodgepodge.You can follow me back at Annster's Domain if you want. Have a great day!

  6. Greece is definitely on my "must see" list! I will definitely be looking forward to reading your new blog series next week! Can't wait!

  7. Good morning! Enjoyed your hodgepodge as always...and I nodded along like Vee in agreement with most. I am SUPER excited about your new blog series! House decor almost always catches my interest. Have a good day!

  8. That picture is absolutely breathtakingly beautiful of Italy!!!

  9. I hope you enjoy your new blogging venture. I think you had a good choice for your two words. And Italy was my choice too. :-)

  10. Looking forward to seeing your post on Monday! I'm the kind of person who looks through windows of houses as we drive by. (I hope that didn't sound too creepy!!!) I like to see how people decorate their homes...I don't have a decorative bone in my body!


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