Wednesday, November 17, 2021

Wednesday Hodgepodge


From this Side of the Pond

1. It's often said we should be grateful for small blessings. What is one small blessing you are feeling especially grateful for today?

Knowing I made it through the day!

2. How do you feel about leftovers, not just on Thanksgiving but after any meal? Favorite thing to make/eat using your Thanksgiving leftovers? 

I live off of leftovers!  AND some things taste better that has been in the refrigerator for a couple of days.

My favorite to make/eat using my Thanksgiving leftovers is a Turkey Sandwich!

3. Sherwin Williams unveiled it's 2022 Color of the Year-Evergreen Fog. Are you a fan? Would I find this mid-tone gray green shade anywhere in your house? Does your house need painting? Inside or out? What one space is most in need of a paint job? Are you a do-it-yourselfer or do you hire a professional? 

Would not find this evergreen shade in my house, but I like the color.  My house could use some indoor painting, some rooms and doors.  I would say, the most needed room painting would be my bathrooms.  Oh, definitely hire a professional.

4. What is one aspect of the way you were parented that you are grateful for today? 

To always help others who need help.  I remember on Christmas, in fact it was the first Christmas hub and I were married.  I was completing my student teaching and hub was working, so money was kinda tight.  My dad came to the house and gave me a, sizes of clothing, sizes of shoes, and everyday hygiene items to buy.  He didn't ask BUT told me to buy these things.  There was a family he knew whose house had burnt down and I was to buy for this family...2 children and 1 adult.  Now, money was tight, but I found a way to purchase all the items on the list.  I didn't know this family, but my dad did!  Today, I always try my best to help whenever I know someone who needs assistance with anything.  So grateful for Dad!

5. Write an acrostic for the word-thankful

Trusting friends


Attending church


Knowing God


United States 

Live stream (see answer below)

6. Insert your own random thought here. 

Last evening, I went to my son-in-law's house to watch our local high school team compete in the Semi-finals in Volleyball.  Tickets were sold on-line and sold out.  The game was being played in Chilhowie and our gym is small.  Keith and I had decided to watch the game on his TV--live stream.  Which is a great idea.  I knew the gym would be packed, I would be hot (our gym is AKA the HOT BOX), and wearing a mask would add to the hotness.   Our girls lost, but they never gave up.  A great season for Chilhowie Volleyball.

Happy Thanksgiving!


  1. What a thoughtful Dad you had and such a great example of selflessness. I enjoyed your acrostic as well. There is much to be thankful for.

  2. Livestream has been invaluable since March of 2020. From worship services, to weddings, to funerals, to sporting events . . .I'm so glad we've had options. Happy Thanksgiving!

  3. I'm enjoying the acrostics today. We've certainly all adapted to the online way of life thanks to you know what. I think so much of what we've moved from real life to virtual is going to stick with us going forward. Happy Thanksgiving to you!

  4. I enjoyed all your answers. The acrostics have been so fun. I wish I would have had more energy to put more thought into mine.

  5. There are days when #1 really is a blessing! I enjoyed reading your post. Happy Thanksgiving!

  6. Good acrostic! I was bad at it this week.

  7. Yes, making through the day is a great blessing. True, leftovers are nice to have. Love your answer for the parenting you had. Love your acrostic. Streaming the game was a great idea. With my COPD masks are hard for me to wear. Happy Thanskgiving.


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