Wednesday, February 11, 2015

Red Hearts: The Weekly Hodgepodge

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Have you ever written a love letter? Have you written one recently? Had one written to you? Did you keep it?
No, on all counts.
What's a movie that ends in a way you especially love?
A Christmas Carol,  I love the fact that Scrooge's change of heart led to his generosity instead of him merely trying to appear generous to make people think he's good.  In other words, he's not being good try to get into heaven; heaven came to him (in a manner of speaking) and he showed his gratitude by learning to love others.
Something that makes your heart sing? And for those of you who are parents, I mean something besides your children that makes your heart sing?
The worship of my Lord, the beauty of a spring day, seeing someone receive Christ, the laughter of babies,  etc.
What's the last event you had to attend, phone call you had to make, routine task you needed to complete, or meal you had to prepare, that you did do, but only half-heartedly?
One of my biggest temptations is to go through most of my life half heartedly. When things aren't going so well or I'm not feeling up to par, I'm tempted to back off into survival mode just to get through the day.  When things are going well and I feel great, the thought of "OK, how long is this going to last?" niggles in the back my mind.  Then the temptation is to not try so hard so that I'm not disappointed.  Weird, but I'm working on it.
Tuna fish salad-yay or blech? If you said yay, how do you like your tuna salad prepared? Hey, this is the Hodgepodge, right?
Blech!  When I was a teenager, the big weight loss thing was to eat tuna fish and boiled eggs.  I ate so much tuna that I got sick of it.  I got past hating boiled eggs by cutting them up and putting them in potato salad and chicken salad, or making deviled eggs.
What's something you 'know by heart'?
Thousands of songs (the words and/or the bass chords).  Lines from my favorite movies.  The layout of Wal-Mart and Hobby-Lobby (until they change it again).  Bible verses.  The eight principles of Celebrate Recovery.
In the spirit of Valentine's Day, what two or three word phrase would you write on a conversation heart for someone you love? That someone could be a spouse, child, parent, cousin, bestie...anyone at all whom you love.
Insert your own random thought here.
I promised myself that I wouldn't do an extended diatribe about V-day.  If you've read my Mother's Day blog post, from 2014, then you know how I feel about this whole "holiday."  I'm not anti-marriage and family by any stretch.  However, I am against single women past the age of 18 being treated as worthless because they have no husband or children. 
Now, for something pretty.  In case you don't read my Daybooks, I finished a crochet quilt this weekend.  It's called "Peony" and was inspired by an Eleanor Burns quilting show.

I also finally finished my first book from my full shelf challenge.  The review is here.  I hope y'all will join along.
Thanks for reading and have an awesome week. 


  1. You did a beautiful job on the crocheted quilt : )

  2. I love that the colors! Job well done!

    1. Thank you. At first, I wasn't sure it would work.

  3. Nice job on the quilt!

    I had to agree with knowing Walmart...until they change it!