Wednesday, May 12, 2021

Springing in the Hodgepodge

Welcome to this week's Hodgepodge questions from Joyce and my answers.

1. It's like my mama always said, "______________________________________________." 

I can't remember my mother having a saying as such, but Daddy always said "Remember who you are!" every time we left the house.

2. May 11th is National Eat What You Want Day. What will you be having by way of celebration?

I indulged in a mini Snickers bar left over from last Halloween.  And yes, I did remove all the Snickers from the bag before putting candy out for the kiddies, and yes, I did make sure that jar of Snickers made it into the moving van.  Priorities!

3. Describe your idea of a perfect spring day.

I know, most of you will think I'm crazy, but I love rainy days.  That would make today just about perfect.  There is rumbling thunder and occasional lightening strikes, and lots of rain.  Days like this are perfectly spent reading in the sunroom, watching a good movie, or doing a blog post.

When it's not storming, then a close second would be a cool, sunny day when we can walk around outside, plant and/or enjoy the flowers, and have a meal on the patio.  That could still be a day perfectly spent with reading in the sunroom, watching a good movie, or doing a blog post.

4. Success, fulfillment, growth, achievement...pick one and tell us how it relates to your life in some way, either currently or in days gone by. 

To tell my story, involves all four of these words.  When I worked for the Technical College system, I held positions for which I had no training or experience.  Through each position I grew because I chose to learn something new; I achieved because I worked hard and devoted myself to my job; I experienced success with each new accomplishment; and found fulfillment because I learned through failures and successes and accomplished my goals in the end.  On top of all that, my husband continues to be proud of what I was able to accomplish and lets me know.


5. I saw this going around on various social media sites and thought it would be fun to answer here. The last thing you bought on Amazon is your weapon in battle. How will you wield it?  (if you're not an Amazon shopper, then the last thing you bought online anywhere)

I am not a big Amazon shopper but I did purchase something that Katie from Preppy Empty Nester recommended.  Actually, it was her daughter who was filling for her one week who showed this item.  I weld it on my upper lip and chin fuzz and it works so well I have shared some with my girls. So thanks Daughter1.

6. Insert your own random thought here. 

We have doubly celebrated our granddaughter #4, Savannah this week.

Last Saturday, we were able to watch her walk across the stage on live stream as she was awarded both her BS and MS degrees in Business Administration and graduated Cum Laude from Trine University.  During her four years there she played soccer, held offices in both Student Government and in her sorority, as well as working part-time.  Yes, this qualifies as a high-achiever in our book.


Today, the 11th, she is celebrating her 22nd birthday.  Where else would Savannah want to celebrate big time before starting a new job than in Savannah, Georgia.

Mary-Elizabeth is also enjoying her break from Nursing School at Xavier University in Cincinnati to help big sis celebrate.

Their dad has left nothing undone in the week's activities which also includes several days in Hilton Head and the boy friend being flown in for some of the fun.

Of course, the family pup who thinks Savannah is the most wonderful thing since doggie treats is also along for the trip.

We could not be more proud of all our grandchildren who continue to achieve and succeed.

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. Congratulations to your granddaughter! It is pouring here and so windy. We always get a little jittery watching the pines sway. I love a rainy day too, but we've had a few too many this year. Hoping this one brings down the remaining pollen and the weekend looks lovely so there's that to look forward to.

  2. I love your answer to #1! I need to do that for my kids.

  3. Wow. Congratulations all around. What a nice way to celebrate, too. I like rain in Spring because that means I don't have to water but this Spring we are having warmer than usual temps and no rain so I'm watering. Great answer to #4. How nice that your husband cheers you on!

  4. Wow, BS and MS at the same time. Congrats to Savannah

  5. congrats to your granddaughter! There is the picture of their sweet family in front of one of my favorite restaurants -- The Olde Pink House!! I love your answer to #4 and how you were able to weave all four choices into your story - way to go (on the paragraph and on all you accomplished!)

  6. That’s super about your granddaughter! I know you are so proud of that high achiever! I love rainy days too. Snickers were Jay’s favorites so I always pulled those out for him.

  7. I like a stormy day if I can be cooped up inside, otherwise I prefer nice weather. Your grandaughters are beautiful and yay on her achievements.

  8. I love that saying. My mother didn't have one either but my dad always said "Don't grow old" which is something his mom always said to him. I guess I could have used that! I like your thoughts on a rainy day. We don't get to many but I always loved them at my dad's cottage in Illinois. Well that tool looks interesting and I think it would make a good weapon! Your random is so beautiful and exciting. Congratulations and Happy Birthday.....

  9. Your granddaughters look both pretty and accomplished and definitely happy. My most recent online purchase was cans of cat food, not too useful as a weapon, unless offering it to appease a hungry tiger.


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