Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Summer Hodgepodge...

It is that fun time of the week again - Wednesday Hodgepodge.  If you would like to join in click on the button above and just hop to it!  Joyce does a fantastic job of picking our brains and making us think.  It is a great way to make new friends, so what are you waiting for?  Oh wait you need to read my answers first, you know you want too!
Here they are:

1.  What is the most useful book in your house?
I would say the Bible, other than that I would have to say the little book I have my account numbers, user names and passwords written in.  This poor little brain can't always remember them.

2.  What's worse being too hot or too cold?
I would have to say too hot.  You know there is only so much you can take off and get by with it.  You can always add more clothes if you are cold, so yeppers I would have to say too hot.

3.  Share something that made you smile this past weekend.
We went to the office supply store and my hubby bought me a laptop.  I am sooo excited and I was definitely smiling.

4.  How do you like your hamburgers?  Or don't you?
I love them grilled.  We have been adding a little dry Ranch salad dressing mix to them and oh are they ever good!  Then put a little Miracle Whip, tomato and onion and sometimes cheese,  mmm good!

5.  What's your summer beach read?  
I just finished an e-book titled Stealing Jake, working on The Boy Back From Heaven, and I have two more in shipment from publishers.  I love to read!

6.  How was your birthday celebrated when you were a kid?
I remember having a couple of parties with friends from school but usually it was just family.  We usually had a cake and ice cream and I got to choose what supper was.  In teen years I usually had a sleep over in our basement with 5 or 6 girls from school.  Fun Times!

7.  What's something that is totally uncool that you love anyway?
Wow, this is a hard one.  Okay I am going to fess up, I enjoy the soap Days of Our Lives.  Yes I know, but it has been one of those that I grew up with.  I have watched it off and on my whole life I guess.  Enough said....  lolol.

8.  Random Thought...
I have so many thoughts it is scary sometimes, but my main thought has been on my daughter this week.  She had her Echo and Stress Test done and Praise The Lord they did not show any problems, besides a mildly prolapsed valve, nothing to worry about.  She found all of this out Saturday and of course being a holiday weekend they did not discuss it completely.  He did say that they would schedule her for a Tilt Test, because they had to find out what was going on.  However today she received another call and the cardiologist told her to make an appointment with her GP because her thyroid levels had dropped and it needed to be checked first, and could possibly be causing all of her problems.  Bless her heart, not long ago she started attending church again, an answer to prayer, and now this is happening.  I just pray that this is the root of her problems and they can correct it with medicine and life will be good!  Praying and Believing!

until next time... nel


  1. I'm glad the news has not been serious for your daughter...hopefully they can get her thryroid sorted out and she'll be good as new : )

    A new laptop! That is exciting!

  2. Glad your daughter is in good hands. Praise God.

  3. Glad to hear your daughter is doing well and I hope they'll get the rest straightened out too.

    I agree with you on #2. I'd be smiling over a new laptop too. You will love it. I love the idea of the dry Ranch mix in the hamburger. I've got to try that one. I used to watch Days of Our Lives, but one day it hit me that it made me angry if I had to miss it and I said this is ridiculous that I'm this hooked and I quit watching it all together. haha

    Have a great day Nel!

  4. I'm glad your daughter is okay and pray they can straighten out everything else.

    I grew up with Days of Our Lives, too, and never used to miss it. I "came of age" right along with Bo and Hope back in the early 80's. I stopped watching when my youngest came along and have never started back up. She turns 19 this month so it's been that long.

  5. That sounds like a good way to make hamburgers. I will have to give that a try!

    Glad your daughter got some good news. I will keep her in my prayers.

  6. I love my burgers grilled as well.
    I like the tip about adding the ranch mix to the burgers.

  7. What fun & heartwarming snippets from your life. You'll LOVE having a laptop! Like the others, I hope your daughter's health is stabilized soon.