Wednesday, October 12, 2022

Wednesday Hodgepodge


From this Side of the Pond

1. Thursday (Oct 13) is National Train Your Brain Day. What do you do to keep your brain in tip top shape? Is it helping?

I try to read a lot and do puzzles.  I can't tell if it is helping or not; I still am so forgetful.  I want to get back to exercising, but am so tired in the evenings.

2. You can sit with anyone in the world and 'pick their brain'...whom do you choose? Tell us why? 

Well, I would sit and pick Mother Teresa's brain. (You didn't specify the person had to be living!). I would ask her about all her missionary work, what was it truly like living among the poor, how did she feel about winning the Nobel Peace Prize, going through war zones to help the needy.  She is a person I have always admired and looked up to. 

3. What's something happening in the world (or your corner of it) right now that you have trouble 'wrapping your brain around'? 

How on earth have we let our country come to this?  

4. On a scale of 1-10 where do you fall in the pumpkin fanclub? (1=blech, 10=make it all pumpkin all the time) Tell us something delicious you've tasted recently that had some pumpkin in it somewhere. 

Probably a 3.  I am not a huge fan of pumpkin maybe a piece of pumpkin bread.

5. Share a favorite song, book, or movie with an autumn title, setting, or vibe. 

"November Rain" by Guns & Roses was the first song that came to my mind.

6. Insert your own random thought here. 

Shew!!! A grueling few weeks.  We all have had COVID and daughter was here with me for 7 days with her boys.  I enjoyed their stay, but the little ones just wasn't up to par. Then last Friday, one of the twins, Liam ended up at Niswonger's Hospital in Johnson City and gave us a scare!  He had cellulitis in his eye and the infections was spreading rapidly.  Thankful the infection did not spread to his brain. I was going back and forth from keeping the other two boys and their dogs to heading to Johnson City...but grandchildren are worth it.  He was released from the hospital late Saturday night.  The other two boys were upset because Liam came home with a bag of toys and they wanted to go to the hospital!  I went Sunday after church and picked up some goodies for all three boys and dinner for their family.  I knew daughter was exhausted and she needed to get some rest. Liam is progressing well!

Have a great rest of the week and Enjoy Life


  1. Glad the kids are doing better; being sick is the worst.

  2. So sorry to hear about your little guy, but relieved to know he is better. You are a great Grandmother and I know it means so much to your daughter to have you close by. Enjoy your family.

  3. Oh I'm so glad Liam is feeling better. It's scary how kids can go from seemingly fine to very ill in a matter of minutes. Amen to your #3. I was trying to figure out how to say it, and your phrase is is. Hope you get some rest!

  4. Oh scary, so glad Liam is doing better. Glad you could pull through with lots of good grandmother care for your loved ones. Yes to #3. Yikes. Hope the rest of your week goes well.

  5. I love your answer to #2. My boss (senior pastor) actually went to Calcutta when he was young and got to work alongside Mother Theresa for a short time. So glad your little grandson is better - that is scary!

  6. That is so scary about your grandson! I'm glad he is okay! And I agree on our country. Is all messed up from all sides of the coin at this point.


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