Wednesday, March 6, 2013

Marching into Hodgepodge...

It's that special time, you know that time that Joyce makes us think, it's a lot of fun, we would love to have you join us.

1. My real life friends came through with another question this week so thank you real life friends. When you've eaten in a restaurant do you complete their comment card? Do you take online surveys highlighted at the bottom of store receipts? 
I usually do not pay any attention to the comment cards.  Sometimes I do the online surveys.  

2. The (US) ban on women in combat was lifted at the end of January. It will probably be next year before specifics are worked out, but its been reported over 200,000 front line positions will eventually open up to women.  Your thoughts? 
I am not sure how I feel about it.  I am not sure us women have what it takes to deal with all of the outcomes of battle.  We are little softer-hearted than men and things tend to bother us a little more.  I don't feel like this is what God had intended when he made woman from man's rib.  Just my opinion for what it is worth...

3.  In looking back at all the blog posts you've written, what's your favorite post title
Enjoying The Little Things...

4. What's worse-overly permissive parents or overly protective parents?  Did your own parents lean more to the permissive or the protective category?  If you're a parent where do you fall? 
I think either one can be bad.  You have to give them enough freedom to experience life but enough protection so they don't get hurt.  They are only kids once.  My parents were over protective.  I was not allowed to join in anything at school, or have any outside activities when I was growing up.  I felt like an outcast, and when I turned 18 I grew wings and could of went down the wrong road.  I think I was pretty even keeled with my daughter.  She had enough freedom to spread her wings and enjoy life but enough protection to know I was there when she needed me.  And she knew there were rules.

5.  Candlelight-moonlight-firelight-bright lights in the big city...which one's your favorite? 
I love the bright lights of the city.  But I do prefer country firesides and moonlight.

6. Dr. Seuss's birthday was celebrated on Saturday. What's a favorite book you remember (Seuss or otherwise) from your own childhood?  Did books play an important role in your growing up years? Explain. 
I loved Misty from Chincoteague and that series of books.  I loved reading as a child.  Books were my way of escaping my life, it was a way of having adventures, exploring new things.

7.  To quote Dr. Seuss...

"From there to here, and here to there, funny things are everywhere." 
from One Fish Two Fish Red Fish Blue Fish

Share something funny you've recently read, seen or heard.  
The only thing I can think of is one I read today that made me chuckle -
There are some people who need a hug -
    ...around the neck 
           ... with a rope.

8.  Insert your own random thought here.
This is going to be a busy month, next Tuesday is my birthday so we will go out to dinner.  Thursday we are going to a Gaither Vocal Band concert.  Friday we leave for Arkansas - I need to get my grandkid fix, I am having withdrawals.  I have not seen them since Christmas.  We come home the following Thursday.  Then off to Iowa for his grandson's wedding reception.  Busy month, but a good busy - Nothing like family!

until next time...nel


  1. Ah yes, I love that quote. It's amazing how many times one can use it in a day of working with the public. lol

  2. I was an avid reader as a child. I read the Laura Ingalls Wilder books, Nancy Drew, Beverly Cleary, and anything from Judy Blume. I hadn't heard of Misty from Chincoteague so I googled it and learned that it is a book by Marguerite Henry and that brought back memories for me. My grandmother had an old book, the ones with the old double folded pages by Marguerite called Geraldine Belinda. When I was older, my niece always wanted me to read it to her. Later, when she was grown, I found one in an antique shop online and ordered it for her Christmas gift. She was so happy to have her own copy. So, thanks for making me smile this morning.

  3. Have a great visit with your grand kids!

  4. Happy early Birthday Wishes :)

    Hehehe I had to snicker at your answer for questions seven. That will remain in the back of my mind when people get a bit annoying.

  5. It was hard to pick one for number 5, they are all wonderful in their own way! Love your funny that you shared. Sometimes the is so true! Happy Birthday! Sounds like some awesome things going on in your life. Enjoy!

  6. Happy birthday! Next week is my granddaughter's 5th birthday. Also a busy week for us. I loved Misty as well and read the whole series when I was younger.

  7. I love your funny quote, so true :)
    You do have a busy month, but it's busy in a good way, so enjoy!

  8. Loved your funny on #7! Have a wonderful time in my home state of AR! I haven't been back in 6 years...sure do miss it!

  9. Happy birthday. Loved your funny for number 7. Enjoy those grandkids.

  10. Your answer to #7 made me smile. I've seen a similar expression saying some people need a high the face...with a chair. A little mean, but it still makes me laugh.

    You have some fun things on the calendar this month. Enjoy your grandchildren!

  11. I hope the Gaither concert was great...of course, they always are!

    Have a great trip and enjoy those grandchildren!