Wednesday, January 13, 2016

Wednesday Hodgepodge

1. Share one thing that really makes your day.
Tea!  I love to have a cup of hot tea every morning while I do my Bible reading.  You would think that I would put Bible but it only asked to share one thing...not the most important thing right?  I love sunny days too.  That is a real motivator!

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?
Honestly, none of those places seem like somewhere I want to visit.  Sorry about that but the most colorful place to me is close to home.  We have a spectacular autumn and our leaves are so beautiful.  These pictures don't really do the beauty of the trees justice but it will have to do!

3."Everything you want is on the other side of fear." Jack Canfield  In general, would you agree or disagree with that statement? Why?
OK, I am going to be perfectly honest here and say I have no idea what he is trying to say with this statement. It doesn't make any sense to me at all.  But! I am going to say if I could understand what he meant exactly, I would agree, maybe. Here's what I am thinking... We homeschool.  It is scary! The kids education is entirely on me.  I, alone, am responsible for what they learn.  I have to make sure that they are educated to the best of my ability.  It has a level of fear to it. If I succeed then what I want is on the other side of fear.  I think the same thing goes with parenting...  Did I get his statement right?  No clue, but it sounds like a good answer!  Haha!

4. Imagine you're stranded on a desert island and dessert appears...what do you hope it is? Do you ever struggle to remember which spelling is desert and which is dessert?
My dessert choice would probably be Strawberry Shortcake.  I do not struggle with those spellings.

5. What song almost always makes you cry?
At the moment, I will say It Is Well with My Soul. We sang this song Sunday at church and it took all I had not to weep like crazy!  There is just something so moving about this song that I just love!

6. January is National Soup Month.  Everything from soup to nuts, in the soup, thick as pea soup, souped up...which saying most recently applies to your life in some way? Explain.
HAHA! I just have to laugh because I have never heard of these sayings!  I must not live in the right part of the world! I can figure out what they would mean, I guess, but it's funny that I never heard of these before.  I don't think any of things really apply to my life.  We are in a very peaceful, quiet time.  We aren't being rushed for anything and nothing is happening at the moment. Ahhh

7. Write a two word note to your younger self. What does it say?
Chill out!

8. Insert your own random thought here.
It's 0* cold.


  1. Your photos look like they could be from Wisconsin. I had to check your profile to see where you're from. :-) Very cold here too. Well below zero, the kind of day where no one goes out to play, only to bring in wood for the fire. Love your choice of song and your choice of dessert, but only if the strawberries come ripe from the garden. Yum!

  2. Thanks for stopping by the pine tree forest today! We brought in a lot of firewood to help get through this cold spell! Strawberries fresh off the vine still warm from the sun is the best!

  3. Love "It is Well" and the story behind it. So moving. And I thought 33 degrees this morning was cold!

  4. "It Is Well" is such a wonderful hymn and really has touched me so much over the years. It's really, really hard to say many times when my children's health isn't the best. But, I mean it and I pray God knows that since He knows my deepest thoughts.

    I loved your answer about the quote pertaining to home education. It is so overwhelming when you realize it's all on your shoulders.

  5. I love the hymn, "It Is Well".
    Stay warm!

  6. Strawberry short cake-that would be a close second for me : ) We were out at our lot yesterday, it was 51 degrees. I'm not complaining! I love It Is Well too...and the story behind it makes it even more meaningful. Enjoy your day!


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