Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Wednesday Hodgepodge: Random Thoughts

Wednesday Hodgepodge

1.  When were you last facing an ocean? Using just ONE word, describe how you felt as you faced that ocean.
A few years ago, we and best friends went to California on vacation.  We drove along the Pacific Ocean on Hwy 1 between San Francisco and
San Luis Obispo.  This may very well be the most scenic highway in the country.  I can only think of one word to describe this experienceAWESTRUCK!
 2. What are three sounds you hate to hear?
1.  A high-pitched, whiny female voice

2.  Screaming, crying baby or child
3.  The screeching of car tires and blowing of horns around me

3. This question comes to you courtesy of some real life friends. Hi real life friends! When you shop for yourself, do you try everything on in the store before buying or do you buy, try on at home, and then return what you don't like or what doesn't fit?
As a general rule, I try clothes on because I am so hard to fit.  Shopping is not one of my favorite things, so I sure don't like having to take something back.

4. February 26th is National Pistachio Day...are you a fan of the little green nut? Do you use them in cooking and baking or prefer to eat them right out of the shell?
Yes, we like the little green nut, but I had no idea there was a National Pistachio Day.  Interesting!  I usually keep a bowl of them out on our counter for munching.

  5. When did you last have to compromise with someone?  Were you happy to reach the compromise or slightly irritated it was necessary? 
Oh, life is full of compromises, both large and small.  However, I don't think I want to expound any more than that on this question.

  6.  Have you ever written a letter to an elected official? Did you get a response?
I did write a letter to our Congressman a couple years ago and received a form letter in return.  I decided then that it really doesn't matter what I do and will let my vote speak for me in the future.  It is very frustrating though to think that we really have very little say in the running of our government.

7. We 'March' into a new month at the end of this week...what's something on your March calendar guaranteed to make you smile?
We don't have anything big planned for March, but hopefully every day I am able to get out of bed will bring a smile to my face.

8.  Insert your own random thought here.

On Saturday night, Hubby and I enjoyed our night at the Symphony.  They have had such a great variety of  performances in this season's Masterworks Series, and we have looked forward to every one of them.  This one was titled, "Wicked Divas."  It starred two young vocalists who have played roles in this Broadway production.  They sang three songs from "Wicked" but also a variety of others.  It was a wonderful night and made us look forward with even more eager anticipation to seeing "Wicked" on the stage in South Bend, IN while there in May.
 Hubby is on our church's mission planning committee.  That committee, under the leadership of a new pastor and new missions intern, are evaluating all agency/ministry involvement.  Hubby and I were assigned to interview the Director of Programing at the Providence House here.  We met with her yesterday and came away so impressed with what that agency is doing to break the cycle of homelessness in this area.  I am looking forward to becoming personally involved as the opportunity arises.
Elizabeth "Libby" Day
Elizabeth "Libby" Day

Hello, My name is Libby. I enjoy reading good books, painting, blogging, spending time with friends and whatever my "Heart" leads me to do. Welcome to Beauty Without Within.


  1. I love the music from "Wicked"! I'm sure your evening out was a lot of fun! I have never been to CA., but after seeing your picture, I want to go soon!

  2. I'm so jealous! Y'all have such fun things to do in S'port and the Symphony sounds wonderful!

    Our answers to #2 were almost alike.

    Glad you and Dick can spend so much time with your kiddos. That is awesome!

  3. I've recently started volunteering at a soup kitchen in our area run by a network of local churches. They have a plethora of volunteers so it's just once a month, but I am really enjoying the experience.

    I love your pistachio bowl : )

  4. I like your bowl too plus the music from Wicked. Sound like fun and time with loved ones.

  5. That does sound like a beautiful scenic highway next to the ocean.

  6. I used to live in the East bay of San Francisco. So glad you got to visit one of the most beautiful spots on earth. Thank you for sharing and thank you for the visit and sweet comment at The Dedicated House. It means the world! Would love it if you would share this great post at my Make it Pretty Monday party which is still live or you can wait until Monday. Hope to see you at the bash! Toodles, Kathryn @TheDedicatedHouse

  7. I wanted to pop back in and thank you for sharing this at the Make it Pretty Monday party at The Dedicated House! Hope to see your prettiness again on Monday. Toodles, Kathryn @TheDedicatedHouse


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