Wednesday, January 6, 2016

wednesday hodgepodge

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 up the entire bus or train seat by sitting wide), vape, giving me life (refers to anything that may excite a person or make them laugh), and physicality

Which of these words/phrases would you most like to see banished from everyday speech and why? Is there a word not on the list you'd like to add?

I would like to see 'so' banished from the beginning of use to be the word 'so like' and now it is shortened to 'so'.  The word 'problematic' is over used.  Interesting, but in my little world, I haven't heard anyone say 'walk it back' or 'vape'.

4. Share one of your current health related goals.

I plan (key word plan) on getting up around 5:30 and walking...inside of course.  Our church has a huge gym and our preacher walks every morning.  I plan on  starting to do this.  I have been walking and some jogging in the afternoons but this really pushes me-too much going on in the evenings to try and get my walking in.  My preacher said he unlocks the church around 5;30 and he and his daughter walk.  I might join them.

5. Let's talk fifty shades of gray. As in the color. Gray is currently a popular color in home decor, paint, wardrobes, hair, wedding party attire, and more. Are you a fan? Do you have the color in some variation in your home or wardrobe?  Gray hair, the old gray mare, gray matter, gray area...which gray idiom can you most relate to right now?

I do like gray but do not have any home decor in this color.  I do owe a pair of gray dress slacks and a gray skirt.  
I mostly relate to gray hair--been coloring my hair now for a couple of years.  I can also relate to the old gray mare ain't what she use to be  haha!  Usually I stay awake till 12 but here lately in bed by 11--but then I am wide awake by 5!!  Some days after keeping up with grandson I definitely know why one should have kids early in life--the old gray mare ain't what she use to be!

6. Certain foods are considered 'lucky' if eaten on New Year's Eve or New Year's Day. Cooked greens to bring economic fortune, black-eyed peas or lentils also symbolize money, pork which symbolizes progress, fish for good luck, and if you're in Spain 12 grapes at the stroke of midnight. Did you eat any lucky foods on the first day of the year? Is that a tradition in your home? Of the foods listed, which most appeals to you?

Tradition I have kept up is having boiled cabbage (for good luck), greens, and cornbread (for wealth).
I did not know that pork or fish symbolized progress or good luck; will add these to my menu next year.

7. What's the single biggest time waster in your life and what, if anything, will you do about it this year?

Checking facebook.  I feel like if I don't check facebook 4-5 times a day I am out of the loop or just sitting around trying to think of something to do.
I will try to refrain from checking facebook often

8.  Insert your own random thought here.

Enjoyed our little get-a-way....
Youngest daughter got hub and I a blanket of favorite wedding pictures.  I have tried to capture some of them..

I do believe hub was wiping a tear away.
The cutest ring bearer!

My favorite and oh how he misses them!!


  1. What a neat idea and sentimental present the blanket was. I am going to have to pass on that idea to friends and family who have big life events coming up.

    FAcebook is a hard one. Many people have given up communicating with family and friends because "I posted it on Facebook". So, you don't go there you know nothing. But, if you do go you feel like you need to post and sit around thinking of things to say. Ha ha. It's just crazy.

  2. I love the blanket idea! My daughter got married 1.5 years ago.
    Facebook official drives me crazy! The way Facebook works now, I tend to miss out on those "official announcements" since I'm at work most of the day. :(

  3. I love the blanket idea! My daughter got married 1.5 years ago.
    Facebook official drives me crazy! The way Facebook works now, I tend to miss out on those "official announcements" since I'm at work most of the day. :(

  4. What a fun gift! I have always liked to exercise early early, but the gym here is so crowded at that hour that I've been going later. I miss my routine, but am working to have a new one. Happy retirement!

  5. Walk it Back sounds silly and we could do without those Vape electronic cigarettes! Way to go on moving more. That blanket is so awesome, what a great gift.

  6. A blanket? Wow, that's a fun gift. I'd never get to sleep, looking at those photos. Great gift!


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