Wednesday, June 15, 2016

Wednesday Hodgepodge

Thanks Joyce!

1. If you could sit beside and/or jump in any lake in the whole wide world today, which lake would you choose and why?

Just because I have wanted to travel to Ireland, it would be Lough Neagh. 

2. What's your favorite 'fruity' drink? 

I like raspberry tea and Arnold Palmer.

3. I read a list here of thirteen things to do right now to simply your life. They were-

clean as you go, re-evaluate your relationships (cut toxic ties), unsubscribe (too many blogs and websites), de-clutter, write down your daily goals, reply to emails right away, forget multitasking, create a morning routine, re-evaluate your commitments (which hobbies and responsibilities are most important to you), say no, clean up your computer, and plan your day ahead

Which of the tasks listed do you currently find most helpful in keeping life simple? Which item on the list should you adopt in order to simplify your life this month?

I definitely have a morning routine-having coffee reading my daily devotion and writing in my prayer journal before I begin my day.  When I don't do this because sometimes life does happen, my day is awful. 
Re-evaluate my relationship would be so helpful but when someone holds the 'trump' card it is difficult to do. Stepson has decided that I shouldn't keep grandson this summer.  For 7 years, I have kept grandson.  It was over something I said.....Step-son is living with a woman who has been in prison for stealing $75,000, has had two of her children taken away from her (never allowed to see them), has been in jail since serving prison sentence, when argues with stepson stalks him, and numerous other things.  I guess I was still stressed out when finding out that daughter may be having another heart surgery, so on the way home from school, I told grandson if Kristy (stepson's live in girlfriend) hits him to let him to let me know.  Well, he told her this..and so my mouth got me in trouble again!  I just don't want her to mistreat him....which I have heard she does,  For example if he doesn't eat a certain food for dinner, then he has this food until he finishes eating this. Hub and I are stressed to the max--and we know hub's son holds the 'trump' card!  We don't know which way to turn if there is anyone that we can talk to that can help.  If someone has been in this situation, then let me know what course of action you took.
4. What did you do the summer after you graduated from high school? 

The summer after high school, I did not get a summer job.  I helped my father on the farm, and got ready for college.

5. Are you a fan of podcasts? If so what's a favorite? 

I have heard about podcast and how so many people have and enjoy it.  Me, I still hit the scan button when something is on I don't want to listen to.

6. Do you think today's fathers have it harder, easier, or just different than fathers in the past?

I think today, fathers are just different from fathers in the past. Most fathers today aren't the breadwinner in the family. and they take a more active role in the involvement of their children.  I wouldn't say they have it easier or harder just different.

7. Tell us one way you're like your father? Or not at all like your father if that's easier?

Definitely like my dad.  I have his personality and his morals.  My father passed away at the age of 47.  Hub and I had only been married 3 years when he passed away.  I miss him a lot and there are some days I wish I could just sit and talk with him.
8.  Insert your own random thought here.

Wishing all Fathers out there a Happy Father's Day.  Just a thought....Father's Day is a man-made day set aside to honor Fathers.  If you still have your Father around, make everyday Father's Day for him.


  1. Your dad was young when we passed...just like my brother. I agree with your random thought. Cherish them while you have them.

  2. Relationships are delicate. Yours is a tough one. Your morning routine is the same as mine. It has to be first. My Dad is not around, but I will never forget him.

  3. I am so sorry for your fragile situation. That is so tough and needs a whole lot of prayer for sure. Blessings!

  4. What a lovely way to begin your day. So sorry that you lost your husband so early on in your marriage. My dad will be 93 on the 24th and I am now here visiting him in Florida.


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