Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Hodgepodging Vol. 62...

That's right it is time for Wednesday Hodgepodge once again.  That fun time of the week thanks to Joyce over at From This Side Of The Pond. 

Here is my version:

1.  The NFL playoffs were held this past weekend and this year's Superbowl lineup will feature The New York Giants versus The New England Patriots.  How do you define patriot?
My thoughts are a person or group of people who love, support and defends his or her country, devoted to it above anything else.  A good example would be all those who volunteer for the military.

2.  What's something in your life right now that feels like a giant?
I really can't think of anything at the moment.  Maybe the 4 or 5 book reviews I need to write, I have been procrastinating on those...remember I am the Queen!

3.  What's the first thing that comes to mind when you think back to being 18?
Not a care in the world...feeling of freedom.  Of course I did not realize it then, but I was living at home, had a nice full time job at A.O.H.A., and the only bill I had was a ninety dollar car payment and insurance. And I thought life was stressful...lolol.

4.  Coconut-mashed potatoes-vanilla ice cream-mayonnaise...which white food would be the hardest to give up?
Well if I could change that mayonnaise to Miracle Whip that would be my answer, otherwise mashed potatoes - I love me some mashed taters!

5.  Describe an incident or a day you remember as the coldest you've ever experienced?
It was January or February 1979 I still lived at home in Chicago and there was a blizzard.  I mean I am talking we had like 3 ft of snow in our yard, (I wish I knew where the pictures were) I was getting ready for work and Dad and I went back out and shoveled the driveway out a 2nd time (the snowplow had come by and blocked the drive again).  Then when I finally got to work, I had to walk across a big parking lot and a long sidewalk.  I glanced across the freeway at the temperature gauge on one of the buildings and it read -11 and that was without the windchill.  It was cold and seeing that just made it that much worse.  Maybe that was one of the deciding factors of my moving to Arkansas in May of that year.  lol.

6.  You're hosting a brunch...what's your favorite dish to prepare and serve?
I make scrambled eggs with cheese, mushrooms and Rotel or salsa added to it and everyone seems to love it, or chocolate gravy and biscuits.

7.  How do you combat negative thinking?
I try to find the positive or good in every situation.  My glass is always half full.  I have always believed if you are having a rough time pick yourself up, dust yourself off and keep on keeping on and pray!

8.  Random
I have a lot of random thoughts I could list here but instead I want to share a song with you.  You may of heard this before, but yesterday was the first time I heard it.  If it doesn't give you goosebumps I am not sure if anything will... 

until next time... nel


  1. Good answer for #7. I would be panicking with 4 or 5 books reviews waiting. Makes me nervous for some reason. If you're the queen of procrastination I have to be whatever is really close to that too cause I'm terrible. lol

    Have a great day.

  2. I also like your answer to #7! I think we all could stand to be a little more "glass is half full" types :) Have a great week!

  3. Yum, can I come over for your brunch? Those eggs sound great!

  4. I still haven't tried the chocolate gravy and I'm curious. Your Mexican style eggs sound good. I always top my scrambled eggs with salsa-yum!

    Chicago is brutal in the windy winter!

  5. -11 degrees?! I'd freeze to death in temps like that! I definitely understand why you moved.

  6. I like Miracle Whip too. It was January 1979, that is when my son was born in Downers Grove, IL. Enjoyed reading your answers. Enjoy the rest of your week.

  7. Chocolate gravy and bisquits...that's only the 2nd time I've ever heard of this meal. The first time was on Biggest Loser. I love, love good dark chocolate, but I don't know about making a gravy out of it! Are the bisquits sweeter than normal?
    Liked your answer on how you combat negativity.
    God bless!

  8. I had never heard the song either. Love listening to David Phelps.

  9. i met david phelps...such a nice guy...and i love to hear him sing!

    love Chicago but not their cold weather

  10. Interesting, meaningful questions, and ,as usual with you, good, intelligent answers.

    I also like scrambled eggs, mashed potatoes, patriotism.
    I dislike cold weather.