Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Wednesday Hodgepodge...

It is Hodgepodge time, if you would like to join in just click on Joyce's button above and it will transport you over to her corner of blogland, there you can find the prompts for this week.  However, you know you want to read my answers to her wonderful questions first, right?

Here we go:

1.  How many times in your life have you moved house?

Wow, since I was a baby 11 times.  By the time I was in 3rd grade we had moved 3 times.  When I was 22 years old I moved to Arkansas, stored my belongings and stayed with my aunt and uncle for 6 months.  Then I rented an apartment in town for about 18 months.  My parents were then moved to Arkansas and I put a small trailer on their property.  After marrying and having my daughter we purchased a doublewide and moved it in where the small trailer was.  Years later we bought a house that was probably 3 miles away and moved there.  After my daughter married and they were able they bought my house and I moved back to Appleton in my mom's house.  My kids and I switched houses.  Then shortly after I married Stan, I moved to Willard, however most of my things are still in Arkansas, at our home away from home.  I never moved a great distance but sometimes I think those short moves are the worst because it seems like you never get completely done and it takes forever. 

2.  What subject would you study if you had a year to devote to it?

This is a hard question, decisions, decisions, decisions.  Probably genealogy.  There are so many places you can find information.  I would love to be able to go to the National Archives and take my time and do research and learn where to look things up.

3.  What in this world breaks your heart?

I hate when I see parents with young children and they are short with them, or walking and almost dragging the kids.  We live in such a busy society, it is so hard to make time to enjoy life.  Kids are only small for such a short time and parents tend to think I will have time tomorrow, and before you know it tomorrow is gone and their babies are no longer babies.

4.  What is one item that symbolizes the times in which we live?  Why?

Computer or internet.  Look how far we have come!  Almost everyone is exposed to a computer of some sort.  And the internet blows my mind at what and how much is available, good and bad.

5.  Share a favorite bumper sticker or t-shirt slogan.

Hope is faith holding out its hand in the dark.
This too shall pass...
There are no strangers here, only friends we haven't met.

6.  How do you like your spaghetti?

I really prefer Angel Hair spaghetti and I like to put my own sauce on the noodles and then top it with parmesan cheese.

7.  What is one piece of advice you would give a recent, or soon to be recent, graduate?

Believe in yourself and always believe in God!  Treat other people like you would want to be treated.  And remember everyone starts somewhere.  Don't be afraid to step out in faith.

8.  Insert your own random thought here.

We have attended two graduations of our grandkids this last week.  Eden Jade graduated from preschool and Michael, Stan's grandson graduated from college.  We had a wonderful time at both events and was glad we got to spend some time with family.  Stan actually had 3 other grandkids graduate this year, Jennifer and Tim along with Tim's wife Jackie.  I looked at his grandkids and it made me realize how quick time will pass before Eden and Cain are their age.  Here are a few pictures we took.
Our Preschool Graduate - Eden Jade

Eden and Mawmaw, Granny and Nanna

Leave it to my kids...

Michael after getting diploma.
Michael - Glad it is over
Stan and the 3 graduates - Jennifer,
Michael and Tim Price
Good looking group of kids if I do say so myself.  Wish Tim's wife Jackie would of been there to be in the picture, then it would of been complete. 

Another random thought - Please remember my husband Stan in your prayers.  He has been having problems with his knees and we found out he has severe arthritis in them.  He will begin cortisone shots tomorrow.  Please pray that these will help and he will find some relief and comfort.

until next time... nel


  1. Congrats to all the recent graduates! Sorry your hubs is having trouble with his knees...praying those shots give him some relief. My mom has arthritis in one of her knees and the shot helps.

  2. Loved your answers to #5 & 7! Hope the shots help your husband. That has to be painful!

  3. shots can help a lot
    great pics of grad'n :)

  4. Lots of graduations. I remember a few years like that. We don't have any this year! I like angel hair/capellini pasta too. Loved your answers.

  5. Congrats to the recent grads. I enjoyed reading your answers. Hope Stan's knees feel better soon.

  6. Great answers especially #3. So so true.