Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Wednesday Hodgepodge: Trying Something New

Got this from Jhona O and her awesome blog and thought I would give it a try.  It's called Wednesday Hodgepodge:

What question do you often ask yourself?

I often ask the question “Why?”  I don’t ask it of God as an accusation.  I ask it mostly of my own psyche:  “Why are you thinking this way?”  “Why do you feel that way?”  “Why did I do that?”  I ask it because I want to fix a problem.  I know co-dependent right?  Second runner up question is “What the heck?!”

Do you grow roses? What's your favorite color of rose? Ever been given a dozen roses? Where was the prettiest rose or rose garden you remember seeing?

Yes, I grow roses.

Pink or red roses are my favorite.

No, I’ve never been given a dozen roses.

My mom actually has the prettiest rose garden.  However, my own roses are starting to catch up with hers. See....

Do you read the freshness dates on grocery store products? Will you use eggs past their 'use by' date? Take medication that's expired? Buy a dented can?

Yes, I read the freshness dates on the grocery store products I know have a freshness date.  With that said, I didn’t know that eggs had a use by date.  I guess I just use them in a timely manner.  Some meds I will use even if they expired (this stuff’s expensive).  I do not buy dented cans.

Should athletes be role models?

I think everyone should strive to be good role models, not just athletes.  I think sometimes athletes, like actors or musicians, get put on too high of a pedestal.  We often forget that these are real people too with real pain and real flaws.  Now, don’t get me wrong, if someone is deliberately acting a fool and does not even remotely want to change, they need to get themselves together.  Someone who makes a mistake and is working to try to correct it needs to be encouraged, not berated.

Edmund Hillary of New Zealand and Tenzing Norgay of Nepal became the first explorers to reach the top of Mt. Everest on this date (May 29th) back in 1953. What's something you hope to achieve in your lifetime?

I hope to earn my Doctorate in Theology.

I don’t know if this is considered an “achievement’ but I would like to be a wife and mother someday.  If the wife part doesn’t happen, I would like to adopt children.

After seeing Gary Sinise and the Lt. Dan Band in concert, I would really like to use my musical and speaking gifts on the USO tours.  Of course, I’ll have to become famous first…never mind.

What would you do if you had twenty acres of land and the money to develop it any way you choose?

My 20 acres would need to be in southern California not in LA, but near it.  I would build my dream house and gardens.  Have my own walking/bicycle path on the grounds.  Have a separate building for my arts and crafts.  I would want to find some way to help people with it (maybe a community garden).  Not sure about the rest.

If I invite you to a party with a 7 PM start time, what time will I actually see you there?

If I’m driving, I’ll be on time.  If I riding with someone else, I would hope that they would be on time, but I’m not in control of that.

Insert your own random thought here.

A quote:  "My book on anger management would be called 'Shut Up!' with a sequel, 'No, You Shut Up!'" - Craig Ferguson


  1. Your roses are very pretty! I think your answer to #4 is spot on and I love what you'd do with your 20 acres of land. Also, I think that you could be an inspiration right where you are or at least somewhere near there :) Maybe you could speak at local wounded warrior places or play your music at a local VA if they have something in your town. Put your feelers out there :) Your quote made me laugh, too. He's a funny, funny guy!

    1. I did find the "Operation Holiday Stocking" website to send Christmas stockings to deployed soldiers and I'm working on a batch.