Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Hodgepodge 209...

1. When did you last have to interact, either by phone or in person, with someone in a government run agency? On a scale of 1-10, how would you rate the experience? (10 being fabulous and 1 being pass the Tylenol)

I don't remember the last time! PTL!  My BIL deals with the VA all the time and at times it is a definite 10.

2. The current governor of Wisconsin is considering a run for President next time around. Walker attended Marquette University, but never graduated. In terms ofany candidate running for the office of President (not asking here if you agree or disagree with Scott Walker's politics) would the lack of a college degree influence your vote or no? Would that be a factor in your support of any candidate running for public office, even a role less weighty than President?

I think the lack of a college degree would influence my vote. I am not saying that college degrees make the person the smartest tack in the box but it usually shows they have the ability to make wise decisions and be responsible.

3. When did you last visit a place or site named for George Washington or Abraham Lincoln, and what was that place or site?

I guess when we went to DC in 2008. Washington Monument and Lincoln Memorial.  Love the monuments in DC.

4. February 16th was President's Day in the US, but did you know it was also National Almond Day? I didn't think so : ) Do you like almonds? If so, what's a food/dish/recipe you enjoy that contains almonds? 

I love Almonds, a good nut to munch on and they are good for you.  Actually I love them in all kinds of dishes, but love Green Beans Almondine, and there is a slaw dish that has ramen noodles and almonds.  It is very good!

5.The television program Saturday Night Live celebrated it's 40th anniversary this past weekend. Were/are you a fan of the show? If so what has been your favorite (or one of your favorite) skits, sayings, or characters that came out of the program?

I have never been a fan of Saturday Night Live.  Can actually say I don't remember ever watching it.
6. Anything purple within ten feet of you? What is it?

There is a purple candle sitting on my bookshelf.  It smells so good.  Fruit and Berry by Cobblestone Candles.

7. Back in December I asked you to submit a question for a future HP as part of a giveaway I was hosting. I grabbed this one from those entries, submitted by Zoanna who blogs over at Penchant for Pens. Thanks Zoanna!

She asks, "How often do you make your bed, and how do you like to make it-pull the covers all the way up over the pillows, tuck the covers in around the pillows, or place all the pillows on top of the covers?"

I make our bed every morning as soon as we are both up.  I like to pull the covers and duvet up over the pillows, then place the extra pillows with shams on top, then a decorative pillow in front of them.

8. Insert your own random thought here. 

I missed Hodgepodge last week but it was for a good reason.  I had to get my house ready for a 15 mo old.  You know put medicines up out of reach and my sewing needles and scissors.  A few breakables a little higher.  Did not want to spend the weekend with his momma getting on to him.  We had a terrific time, wish they could of stayed a little longer but glad they got gone before the snow and ice hit.  Made a lot of memories this weekend and a fun time was had by all.  I will try to do a post this week and share some pictures.  My kids are growing up on me!

until next time...nel


  1. So glad you had an enjoyable weekend with your grandson. I haven't made that slaw recipe in ages, but you reminded me how much I like it. I guess I think of it as more of a summer dish. Not sure why? I might have to dig out the recipe and make some : )

  2. Sounds like a fun visit! That was wise to "toddler proof". We forget until we are around them how curious they are and how fast they are!


  3. I still haven't been to D.C. and hope to visit someday. Sounds like you had a great weekend.

  4. I love your blog background. How thoughtful that you prepared your home for a toddler's visit. I always appreciated that when my kids were small. It helped make our visit nicer so I could relax a bit :)

  5. A fifteen month old sounds delightful! So worth the trouble of putting things up where they can't get hurt - or break precious keepsakes. Your Cobblestone candle sounds like a delicious fragrance!

  6. I know what you mean about child proofing! Every time our youngest grandson (age 14 1/2 mos) comes, we have to do the same thing, plus put up the baby gates :)

  7. Glad you got to enjoy your time instead of worrying about things getting broken!