It is good to finally be back on the Wednesday Hodgepodge, so let's jump right in and see what questions Joyce has challenged us with today.
1. January is National Mentoring Month. Have you ever had a mentor? Been a mentor? How would you rate the experience?
Many years ago when I was in a deep spiritual and emotional slump, the dearest lady reached out to me. She invited me into her home once a week for in-depth Bible study and counseling. This dear saint shall forever hold a very special place in my heart.
I have not consciously mentored anyone, although there have been several times thru the years that I have counseled and encouraged specific women. I hope this was as meaningful a time to them as it was to me.
2. What current trend makes no sense to you?
No words necessary!
Freshly clean sheets for sure!
Bad weather makes me happy. But this didn't just start as an adult. For as long as I can remember, the worst the storm, the more I like it.
This was almost a white-out snow storm when we went out for the 11:30 PM Christmas Eve service. Loved it!
Another thing that makes me happy is sitting on my back porch while it's raining, with a good book and music. That's probably not too weird, but it does bring me joy.
4. What's the last good thing you ate?
My daughter-in-love always lets her children plan the Christmas Eve meal and they usually always suggest the same things. We love tradition in our family. There were so many delicious dishes but a new one was a Brie dip that we all fell in love with. It is bottom center in the picture.
We had so much good food during this holiday period that it is seriously impossible to isolate just one dish. Now, today I am looking forward to a very delicious Cabbage, Sausage, Potato Soup that will be the most delicious thing I've eaten lately.
5. Describe life in your 20's in one sentence.
I got married at almost 21, gave birth to my son at almost 25, my daughter at 26 and cried when I turned 30.
6. Insert your own random thought here.
On a very cold, snowy day during Christmas week, we took a road trip to Shipshawana, a small Amish town we always visit while in Indiana.
This trip was to specifically see the ice sculptures.
The nativity is always a favorite and never entered into the judging.
The three top winners were carved with much intricacy.
This Louisiana Bird, the Pelican was very much out of place but beautifully carved.
Then we strolled the snow covered streets and visited some of the unique little shops.
Yes, it was a wonderful excursion and one we will remember for a long time.