Wednesday, October 4, 2017

Wednesday Hodgepodge

Fall is coming, I do have faith.  In fact, I think we are to have a slight cool front next week.  That simply means temps in the mid eighties instead of the high eighties.  I am so ready!

I did put a fall wreath on the front door and an arrangement on the dining table.  We will be hosting our Sunday School class for a hamburger get-together later this month, so am waiting until closer to time to do much outside decorating.

Joyce gave us an interesting variety of questions on the Hodgepodge today, so I hope you will enjoy reading my answers and will join the others to see how they answered.

1.  Have you ever spent time on a farm? Tell us a little bit about it. 
While attending college, I lived on a dairy farm for about a year.  I was not involved in the day-to-day goings on at all, but I do remember the sounds and the smells.   I also recall that their day began before I knew it was a new day.  There is one specific memory from that time, and it was the cream that would settle on top of the fresh milk after sitting in the frig for a day or two.  I would secretly put some in my milk and on my cereal.  It was so rich and delicious.

Have you ever grown your own pumpkin?  No
Been on a hayride? Oh yes.  Rural La. Saturday night entertainment and chaperoned make-out time during the 50's.
Driven a tractor?  No
Milked a cow?  Attempted
2. What's something younger you would like about you now? 
That I am a confident, happy adult; have amazing kids who have amazing kids; stayed married to the same wonderful, very patient man; had a successful career; stayed out of jail.

3. What are three things you'd like to do more often?

Take spontaneous road trips; see my kids and grand kids; eat a big bowl of ice cream covered in chocolate (I never do this, but it sounds enticing)

Three things you'd like to do less often?

Clean bathrooms, dust, fret about not being as agile and strong as I used to be

4. What's on your nachos?

I hardly ever eat nachos but when I do it would only be melted cheese

5. What's the most random thing in your purse or wallet? Does it need to stay there?

I really don't have anything random in my purse.  I keep only essentials there because I don't like purses.

6.  Insert your own random thought here.

Two of our grands are actively involved in College sports.  Jackson, our only grandson and a senior at Western Michigan University used his four year eligibility playing on the record breaking football team there.  Now, in his fifth and final year, he has returned to his favorite sport, Rugby.  It is such a brutal sport, but he loves it.  They beat their chief rival 91-5 last week and he made two tries (touchdowns).

His younger sister is a Freshman and plays soccer at Trine University, in Indiana.  She has started and finished every game so far.  She plays defense and is a force to be reckoned with on the field, even though she is the smallest on the team.  Mom and Dad say she is playing at a level they've never seen her play before.

I will let these pictures speak for themselves as to how seriously they both take their sport.
 He's the big guy in black carrying the ball
I have to laugh at this picture because I wonder if those little guys know he manhandled some of the biggest defensive players in the MAC conference last year.

 This facial expression says it all!

I can imagine #21 thinking "Oh heaven's this bull is about to crush my ribs."
And the guy on right shouting, "But Coach, I told him nicely to stop and he keeps coming!" or "TIME OUT! I need to change my pants!"

Savannah was featured on the cover of last weeks game.
 Trine isn't having a winning season so far, but it's not because our girl isn't doing her best.
And guess who is going north in a few weeks to see her play in her final game and watch WMU in the Rugby play-offs?  That would be us!!!
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 that centerpiece. Is that a real white pumpkin or is it artificial? So pretty! Good luck to your athletes, and enjoy watching them on the field!

  2. Beautiful centerpiece, I love decorating for fall, Looks like two wonderful grandchildren you have, best wishes to them in all their endeavors.

  3. Elizabeth,

    It's nice meeting you through Wednesdays Hodgepodge. Your table centerpiece is so autumnish and like you, I'm eager for the cooler temps. Our forecast says we'll have low 80s temps for several days before it drops into the mid-to-upper 70s. Yesterday felt wonderful, low humidity and around 82º with gorgeous blue skies. What a great day! I enjoyed reading over your responses and your blog has a lovely feel - beautifully elegant and inviting! I, especially liked your response of eating more ice cream covered with chocolate. That's something I can get behind 110%! Thanks for sharing, feel free to join my WW linky party, and have a blessed day!

  4. Your answers today are very enjoyable and I'm laughing at your admission about making out on hayrides! 😜 Love the pictures today and the comments on them. They're great! That candle arrangement is beautiful.

  5. I love your centerpiece. If I lived near you, I would bring over a gallon of ice cream and hot fudge and we could indulge together without guilt. Have a wonderful week, Elizabeth!

  6. Isn't it funny how just putting out a few fall decorations can almost convince us that it is really fall...especially when it's still so warm! Your arrangement is quite lovely too! Loved your answer to #2.

  7. I need to go back and re-answer number 2. I obviously misunderstood the question, lol. I soo love hearing about your grandkids and their various accomplishments and sports. How fun for you all. I know you'll enjoy your trip to see them play. The centerpiece is beautiful too btw! Have a good week!

  8. It's always fun to see all the different answers to the HP questions and how differently we all interpret them. Goodness, I'd run for my life if I saw Jackson running towards me. What a guy! Looks like Savannah has made her mark early on. Glad you will get to see them soon.


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