Wednesday, February 1, 2023

Hello February Hodgepodge

It is so good to be back with the Wednesday Hodgepodge.  I think the break was good for all of us, but it is time to reunite with Joyce for our Wednesday blog fix.

1.  Tell us anything you want about your January.

It was a busy month with doctor appointments for us both and getting back into  re-startup church activities.  I suppose the most memorable happening was the syncope episode I had a couple weeks ago, where I passed out and was completely unconscious.  Dick thought I was dead.  Literally.  I came to hearing the 911 operator telling him to start chest compressions.  Thankfully, the EMT's arrived about that time and that course of action wasn't necessary.

2.  Lake Superior State University posts a list each of words they think should be banished from the Queen's English for misuse, over use, and/or general uselessness.  The 2023 list includes GOAT, inflection point, quiet quitting, gaslighting, moving forward, amazing, Does that make sense?, irregardless, absolutely, and it is what it is.

Which of these words/phrases do you use regularly?  Which of these words would you most like to see banished from everyday speech and why?  Is there a word/phrase not on the list you'd like to add?

I probably use "it is what it is" most from the list, but never unncessarily.

"Irregardless" is used much too frequently and wrongly.

Words/phrases not on the list:  Wokeism, re-productive rights, and if doing away with the word would make the practice disappear, I'd also add abortion.

3.  February 2nd is Groundhog Day.  What's something that feels repeated in your life right now?

Doctor visits?

4.  What's a food you love that's named after a place?

I researched it and there is not a single place named "Whatever Someone Else Cooks."

5.  What's the best season of the year to visit your city or your part of the country?  Tell us why.

I can more easily tell you that the summer is NOT when you want to visit North Central Texas.  

Most parts of the country have four distinct seasons.  Here we have daily seasonal changes and we never know from one day to the next.

Fall and Spring are nice if you time it right, but both will have an over-lapping of summer.  Winter is debatable because right now we are in a Winter Storm Warning with ice covering everything.  Next week could be in the 70's.  So, when to visit?  Anytime you want to.  There is always something to do and see in the Dallas/Ft Worth Metroplex regardless of the weather.

6.  Insert your own random thought here.

Who doesn't love a naked baby?  These two great grandboys are growing up a storm and couldn't be any more precious to us.

Granddaughter, Ava Grace got her driver's license last week and this was her first day to drive herself to school.  Mom and Dad aged a bit that day.

This is my corner or nest in the sunroom and usually my favorite spot in the house.  Today, however, my favorite spot is in front of the fireplace.  Stay warm and cozy!

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. Oh goodness I missed your health scare. I hope all is well now. Kids driving is maybe my least favorite thing about parenting lol. We all have to learn but ugh! Enjoy your day!

  2. Hi Libby. Mercy me, so sorry about your event that caused a 911 call. Glad you didn't need those compressions. Your great grands and granddaughter are so cute! We will be visiting Dallas in the height of summer to celebrate my baby brother and sister's 60th birthday on July 29th.They are twins. A big party is being planned. Happy February to you and I hope there are no more scares!

  3. Yeah hope you're feeling better; that sounds scary!

  4. What a fright, Libby! Thank goodness you weren't alone. I truly laughed out loud at your #4. Dallas was, and probably always will be one of my favorite cities. Those ice storms, however, are something else. Please keep well!

  5. Oh my, so sorry about the episode you had. Glad you are okay. Yes, the never ending doctor's appointment. I had to cancel several because we are still stuck in Houston. The grandson's are so darn cute! Congratulations to Ava Grace. Your nest is lovely. Take care.

  6. Enjoyed your answers but what a crazy experience with fainting.


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