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Wednesday Hodgepodge

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1. Share a winter memory from your childhood. 
On snow days, a bunch of us would pile on clothes and go sleigh riding on a hill near our house.  We would spend ours sleigh riding.  Afterwards, we would walk home, take off our wet clothes, dry them by the fire, help with dinner, make sure our face was no longer so red, then take off sleigh riding again;however, this time a fire was built.  Again spending hours outside sleigh riding. I don't think I even thought of just laying around the house and watching television; I wanted to be outside.  
2. What was on your blog this time last year? (Besides the Hodgepodge of course!) If you weren't blogging, what in the world were you doing with all that free time? 

Hub and I had seen the movie, 'American Sniper' and much discussion about serving our country was topic of conversation.  A friend had asked husband to baptize his wife-a blessing for us both.
Of course the weather was talked about-the forecast was for snow and we were o…

Weekend Rewind...

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Weekend Rewind...a little 


Grandson absolutely loves wrestling.  He knows the name of  each wrestler, and he even knows how much each one weighs. My step-son's mother had gotten him and grandson tickets for WWE-wrestling for Christmas. He and grandson left last Sunday for Ohio for Monday Night Raw.  Being a retired teacher, I was a little upset-grandson was missing two days of school!  No way should this happen, but hub assured me it would be okay in the long run.... and it was...as it turned out grandson only missed one day of school.  I was relieved they made it home before the snow came.

With temperatures in the 70's in the month of December, most people was saying what a mild winter we were having.  It did seem odd not wearing a jacket on Christmas and everyone out and about in short sleeves.  But winter did come for us last Sunday.

Last Sunday, the temperatures dropped to single digits and a little snow fell. Wednesday, we saw what I like to call -the Junior Varsity Snow…

wednesday hodgepodge

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1.  Speaking of skating...when did you last 'skate on thin ice', 'skate over the details', 'encounter a cheapskate', or just plain skate?

This past weekend....I had a huge case of foot/mouth disease--open mouth and insert foot. I didn't mean to say what I was thinking...it just came out. To not remember this I am going to 'skate over the details' only to say I regret what I said.


2. What would you say is the biggest problem of people your age?
Most people my age, IN MY OPINION, feel like they are too old to be doing fun things.   I still enjoy having little get togethers,talking walks,going to concerts- just doing something.  I have tried inviting people (my own age) to do some things with me, and they say they are too tired or they are too old to do those things anymore--(it could be that I am just a bore!)  I think there is more to life than just putting your PJ's on and watching television.  
3. What's your favorite accessory? Is it somet…

Wednesday Hodgepodge

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1. Share one thing that really makes your day.

Seeing my grandson always puts a smile on my face.

Reading my devotions makes me happy. Usually my devotions speak right to a situation I am dealing with and I ponder..how on Earth did that happen, but I know God is in control. Sorry Joyce, I had to go with two things instead of just one.

2. Lots of these kinds of lists out there, but one found here says the fifteen most colorful places on earth are:

Vernazza, Cinque Terre, Italy~Burano, Italy~Havana, Cuba~Rio de Janiero, Brazil~Chefchaouen, Morocco~Balat, Istanbul, Turkey~Menton, France~Jodhpur, India~La Baca, Buenos Aires, Argentina~Guanajuato, Mexico~Capetown, South Africa~Valparaiso, Chile~Wroclaw, Poland~San Francisco, California~and Pelourhino, Salvador, Brazil.  

Of those listed which would you most like to see up close and in person? Of all the places you've seen or traveled in your own life, what would you say was one of the most colorful?

I would chose Cinque Terre, Italy.  I ha…

Weekend Rewind...with a week recap

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Weekend Rewind...with a week recap



Hub and I returned on Tuesday from our little get-a-way.  The weather was quite chilly, but enjoyed getting away for a few days.

School started back Monday and at first I didn't miss it much but I received some texts from co-workers and then I begin thinking wondering what my students were doing.  Hub reminded me they weren't my students anymore; they will always be my students and even those who have graduated were still my students.  Anyway, I survived the first day of not going back to school with help from hub and a few drinks....and shopping!

Wednesday, I began my morning walk.  Hub and I got up at 5:30 and went to church.  We have a gym inside our church and our preacher walks every morning at 5:30 and left it unlocked for us.  By Friday, I didn't want to get out of bed but I knew if I skipped one day I would not keep up the routine. It did feel good walking early in the morning;not rushed to try and walk in the evenings.

There is …

wednesday hodgepodge

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Ringing in the New Year with the Wednesday Hodgepodge

1. Are you ready for new? Is 2016 likely to be very different than 2015? Do you want it to be?

I am ready for the new..different probably with each new year there is usually something new happening.

2. January 6th is National Technology Day. Currently, what is your single biggest struggle or frustration when it comes to technology?

Computer problems.

3. It's that time again...time for Lake Superior University to present a list of words (or phrases) they'd like to see banished (for over-use, mis-use, and general uselessness) in 2016. You can read more about the decision making process here, but this year's top vote getters are-

So (at the start of every single sentence), conversation (as in hotly debated topics where we're invited to 'join the conversation'), problematic, stakeholder, price point, secret sauce, break the Internet, walk it back, presser, manspreading (common in larger cities where some men take u…