Wednesday, May 13, 2020

A Risky Hodgepodge

I know it's Wednesday because it's time for the Hodgepodge.
Click this LINK to join Joyce and the other bloggers for this week's questions.  And yes, you are at the right place.

This gorgeous, smart, athletic, sweet princess granddaughter turned 21 this week.  Happy Birthday, Savannah.  You are loved beyond measure.

Now, let's answer some questions.

1. Ever played the game Farkle? Are you a risk taker? In games only or also in life?

I have never played Farkle.

I asked my husband if he thought I am a risk taker and he said, "You married me, so I'd say you are a big risk taker!"

There aren't many games I play that require taking risks, so that is not a good measuring rod.

In life, I am willing to take some risks as long as I am pretty sure it will work out in the end.  Does that disqualify it as a risk? 

2. What's your favorite thing about your yard or whatever outdoor space you may have?

My favorite space and where I spend a good bit of my time is our screened back porch which overlooks our small backyard.  I love watching the birds, seeing the blooming flowers, and hearing the water feature.

We are in the midst of redoing the flower beds in the front of the house, so when that is finished, that may be a close 2nd.

3. Tell us about the most interesting building you've seen or been in.

I could say the Capital, the White House, and others that are both grand and humble, but perhaps the most memorable would be the following:

The Colosseum in Rome

The Parthenon in Athens

It isn't exactly a building, but the Catacombs in Rome were definitely interesting.

4. In this current season of social distancing, what's something you've come to realize you take for granted in more ordinary times? Do you think you'll make a conscious effort to appreciate whatever that 'it' is once normal life resumes?

Freedom to go and come as I please.  The freedom to gather for worship - to be able to make plans that involve leaving my house without a mask.

Yes, I do think I will appreciate them more for a while, and then we will most likely take them for granted again.  

5. Share a favorite song with a springtime flower in the lyrics somewhere.

"Ramblin Rose" by Nat King Cole

6. Insert your own random thought here.

As you can see, I have had a major makeover to my blog.  I started blogging in August of 2011 and have loved my blog design all these years.  Recently I started having formatting issues and decided it was time to do something new. I could not be more pleased with the transformation.

Thank you Lea at CiCi's Corner for recommending Linda and major KUDOs to Linda- My Fairy Blog Mother for envisioning what I couldn't and for being so patient through the process.
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 new look! We have a screened porch as well and pretty much live out there in the summer and fall especially. Happy birthday to your granddaughter!

  2. Thank you Libby for the shout out. It was my pleasure to give your blog a makeover. You are such a lovely lady and easy to work with. Thank you for the opportunity. Enjoy your new look! Love the interesting buildings. We have Italy on our list. Happy Birthday to your beautiful Granddaughter, Savannah.

  3. Ohhhh! Linda did work her magic and it is awesome. She is a jewel to work with for sure. And, that Savannah, what a doll. So glad Joyce "fired" the HP back up. I look forward to it each week. Hugs to you!

  4. Happy birthday to your sweet granddaughter. Congrats on the new blog design. It's great when things work right. I was nodding my head and smiling while I read your answers. Hope you have a good Wednesday!

  5. What great pictures! I love your new blog design :) Happy Birthday to your granddaughter.

  6. Your blog looks fabulous, Libby. That darling granddaughter is going to break a lot of hearts. Stay healthy!

  7. Yesssss … your make-over looks wonderful! And your g'daughter? Such a beauty! I used to love listening to Nat King Cole. I was 7 y/o when we toured the catacombs, but my subconscious still goes there on occasion. Brrrr!

  8. You got your blog fixed, it's lovely! Happy Birthday Savannah. I would love a screened in porch. You have seen some incredible structures. Nice song choice.

  9. Beautiful blog header! I'm not a risk taker at all. Rome and Greece must have been amazing! A couple of places I'd like to visit one day.


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