Wednesday, August 9, 2017

Give it to Me, Baby: The Weekly Hodgepodge

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Before we begin, let's congratulate our Hodgepodge hostess on the birth of her grandson.  Congratulations, Nana Joyce!

Do you try to set rules for yourself about how you use your time? Explain.

For things that already have time constraints, there's no need to.  However, for other things, I have to at least set limits on my time.  In order to get certain projects done, I sometimes set a timer and promptly stop and move on to another activity once the timer rings.

My latest painting.
Monday was National Lighthouse Day. Have you ever visited a lighthouse? If not, do you have any desire to see one up close? Of the 10 Most Beautiful that made this list which would you most like to see in person- Lindau Lighthouse (Germany), Fanad Lighthouse (Ireland), Portland Head Light (Maine), Yaquina Bay Light (Oregon) The St. Augustine Light (Florida), Peggys Point Lighthouse (Canada), Start Point Lighthouse (England), Tower of Hercules (Spain), Bass Harbor Head Station (Maine), and White Shoal Light (Michigan)

When you've been away, what's your 'lighthouse' telling you you're on the right road home?

No, I've never visited a lighthouse, but I would like to.  One of my favorite landscape subjects to paint is the lighthouse.  I'm not really sure what my own "lighthouse" would be.

What have you unintentionally stopped doing? Is this something you need to pick back up and begin again, or is it something you need to let go of for now (or even permanently)?

Well, I haven't completely stopped, but my workouts have definitely slowed down.  This has been a rough summer schedule-wise, weather-wise, and physically-wise.  Yes, I know I worked at a fitness facility, but if I'm so tired that I'm crashing, there's no way I can get in a workout.  This month should be much different.

We've had a full week of August. Share a GRAND moment from your month so far.

Nothing others would consider grand, but God has been taking care of me in grand style to prepare me for my move to Colorado.  I believe He will continue to provide.

Tell us one song you love with the word 'baby' in the title.

I wouldn't say "love," but out of the songs I can remember hearing with the word "baby" in the title, these are the first two that came to mind.

Insert your own random thought here.

This past week has been full of goodbyes.  Friday was my last day at the YMCA, Sunday was my last service at First Baptist, Monday, my sweet Godniece, Leah, came all the way from Tuscaloosa to see me and tell me goodbye,  and yesterday, my Sunday School class threw me a going away party at Baja California Grill.  Along with all that, people have called, come by, and messaged me.  I feel so loved.  I've got more get togethers and visits before I head out early Sunday morning.

Maybe by the next hodgepodge, my thoughts won't be so scattered.  I'm at that scared-excited-let's get it over with stage.  I'm trying to be patient and enjoy every day of it.  I'm definitely enjoying sleeping like normal people.

See y'all next time.


  1. Oh, so you are making a big move. It's good to hear that God has been leading and helping you along this journey. How nice to have such a nice send off, too. I like your timer method. :)

  2. I'm glad God continues to lead the way. Blessings to you as you adventure on!