Wednesday, May 13, 2015

A Hodgepodge of ???'s

It's Wednesday so I am linking up with Joyce at
1. When is your next big deadline? What's it for?

When I retired from an administrative position back in 2011, I swore I would never live by deadlines again.  However, I have found that there will always be a deadline for getting some things done and I do work best under self-imposed stress.  So, my next big deadline is Thursday of this week.  I need to get my house in order to be left for a few days.  I never like coming back into a house that needs cleaning after being away.

2. May is National Barbecue Month. Do you prefer cooking indoors or out? What's the best thing about a barbecue? What's the last thing you cooked on an outdoor grill?

Although Hubby and I have a nice outdoor grill, we seldom use it.  Neither of us excel in the area of outdoor cooking and we don't eat much red meat, so the majority of our cooking is inside.  The last thing we cooked was probably chicken and veggies.

3. What is one thing on your "never again" list?

Water skiing!
4. What's something that annoys you about people your own age? Something you love about your generation?

The thing that annoys me about some old people my age is that they think they are old.

I love that most my age are content with themselves and where they are in life.  They still strive to excel and be all they can be but they are comfortable in their skin and confident.  We no longer have the need to impress or do what's necessary to move up the ladder.  We've made lasting friendships, we don't have parenting concerns and are for the most part financially secure.  We still love adventure but above all else have found contentment.

5. Lilac, iris, hyacinth, pansy...your favorite purple flower?

The purple iris has always been my favorite flower.

6. Whats a song that always calms you down?
"The Majesty and Glory of Your Name!"

This is perhaps one of the most anointed contemporary pieces of worship music because it is scripture and takes one's thoughts of him/herself and turns them toward a majestic God.  When that happens, it doesn't matter what is going on in our life at the time because all focus is on the Almighty Creator God who is worthy of praise and honor.

7. What's the last thing you donated?

I took two sets of bedding to Goodwill a few weeks ago.

8. Insert your own random thought here.

One of my favorite magazines is Architectural Digest and in my recent issue were some beautiful bedrooms.
As I looked at these pictures, I wondered if I could start over, with money no object, what would I want my master bedroom to look like?
From these examples, which would you choose?  I'll let you know my choice at the end.
So, which of these would you want?
My personal favorite is #5, but I could sure feel regal in #6.
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. Out of those choices, I'd go with #1, but they all have some appeal to me for various reasons. I'm at the point of re-doing the girls' bedrooms. One is a salmon color and the other is purple...time for a change!

  2. Oh, 5 for sure!

    That song is so wonderful and was sung at Martha Arrington's funeral by her choral group and it was as if the heaven's opened up as they sang. Awesome!

    Now, get that house clean and go have yourself some fun!

  3. #2 and 3 are too bright for me. I like soft colors in a bedroom, so probably 1 or 8. It's fun to dream : )

  4. #1 - I would love to lie in bed at night and listen to the sound of the water.

  5. I like #1 - I love a good tall ceiling. It makes me feel like I can breath better :)

  6. Ah, what a fun survey! I'd choose #1 absolutely! Love it. :-)

  7. I'm with you, don't like coming home to a messy house!
    I like your thoughts a your calming song.

  8. Have fun on your trip, and I don't like returning home to a messy house. My favorites 7 & 8.

  9. I do my best work when I'm stressed for time even though I could have accomplished things earlier being home all the time! Since I bought Mark the GrillGrate it makes grilling outside a breeze. We do chicken and pork on the grill. We don't have red meat very often these days. I agree, we no longer strive to impress others which is awesome. Love me for who I am! I'm torn between the beach and the woods.

  10. It was fun viewing the pictures from Architectural Digest. Bedroom #1 is my fav but getting that ocean view outside my current [land-locked] house would be really tricky!! Your choice of #5 is wonderful as well.

    And I love the music you chose. It is, as you said, one of the best contemporary pieces of worship music out there right now.

  11. Of those bedrooms I really love option number 7 and 8

  12. I love the last one. It is so calming. Have a wonderful rest of the week!

  13. It would have to be #1 but for the view. If I had that view I wouldn't worry to much what the room looked like :)

  14. Positively #1 fort the water view, the serene wall and bedding colors, the openness (I'm slightly claustrophobic, so I'd hate anything hanging down around the bed, or even the canopy). I actually have a Pinterest board called Master Bedroom Redo because a redecorating in on my to-do list for the next year .


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