Wednesday, July 19, 2017

The Great Adventure: The Weekly Hodgepodge

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Growing up, were you close to your grandparents?  Tell us one or two specific things you remember about them.

No, all of my grandparents, save my maternal grandfather, passed away before I knew them.  My mother's father passed away when I was 11.  I loved Granddaddy Dave, but I don't have particular memories of him to hold on to.  My older sibling remember him and our maternal grandmother more than I do.

What's an item you were attached to as a child? What happened to it?

When you say "attached," do you mean a security-blanket type item?  If so, I didn't have that; my parents didn't go for that kind of thing.  If you mean simply an item I played with and kept way past the worn out stage, I do have one of those.  The first baby doll I got when I was six years old.  Through the years of messing up her hair (she was a little black doll, but she didn't have black-people hair), the paint for her eyes wearing off, and playing with her so much that after a while only one of her eyes would close when I laid her down, I didn't get rid of that doll until I was 30 years old. 

When you look out your window, do you see the forest or the trees (literally and figuratively)? Explain.

Both.  I see both the individual tree for it's beauty and the forest full of beautiful flora and fauna.

Do you like sour candies? Which of the 'sour' foods listed below would you say is your favorite?

grapefruit, Greek yogurt, tart cherries, lemons, limes, sauerkraut, buttermilk, or kumquats 

Have you ever eaten a kumquat? What's your favorite dish containing one of the sour foods on the list?

Sour candies?  Oh, gag, no!  Out of the sour foods listed, I'd say plain Greek Yogurt would be my favorite.  I wrote about how I use it here.  And, no, I don't even know what a kumquat is.  Sounds like something you get a cream from the drugstore to get rid of.

July 1st marked the mid point of 2017. In fifteen words or less, tell us how it's going so far.

See random thought below.

Insert your own random thought here.

So far, 2017 has proven to be a year of great change for me; some good, some bad.  After the death of my housemate, I had to make some tough decisions regarding my future.  After much prayer and thought, I feel that God is leading me to pack up part and parcel and head west to the Denver, Colorado area. 

So, Auntie is going on a great adventure.

I will be leaving for Colorado on August 13th.  I plan to be make the trip in 2-4 days, with a brief stop in Tulsa, OK to (hopefully) see friends.  I also may do a little sight seeing in Kansas, since I've not been there before.

I'll share as much as I can here and on social media.  I covet your prayers;  prayers for God's best.

After years of asking the Lord for a new start, I believe that this is God's open door to the life He has for me.  It's won't be easy, but sure will be fun.


  1. best wishes on your move!! Denver, Colorado is so lovely ... we had vacation there last summer.
    And your comment about the kumquat - made me spew my iced tea!!! :) Enjoyed your Hodgepodge. Blessing,

  2. My dad was from Denver so we spent a bit of time there as a kid. So much stunning natural beauty. You'll be in my prayers as you embark on a new adventure.

  3. I have no idea what a kumquat is either, sounds like one of those fruits that we did not grow up on but came along later
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  4. I read today's blogpost (8.3) and realized I had missed a post somehow about your upcoming move! Godspeed! I must admit that I laughed out loud when I read your comment about Kumquats!!!