Thursday, November 12, 2015

Wednesday Hodgepodge with Gratitude


Happy Thursday everyone!!!!  I am running a day behind and not sure why.  While typing this out I thought for sure it was Wednesday.  Uh wrong to me.  It is seriously Thursday.  Man where did the days go.  

Today I am joining in on the Wednesday Hodgepodge that Joyce at From This Side of the Pond puts together every week.  If you haven’t joined in then I recommend you hoping on over there and taking a look.  She comes up with some wonderful questions and it really gets you to thinking about stuff.

So without further delay let’s get to this week’s questions and answers.  I hope you enjoy and please feel free to keep looking around my site.  I love company and I would love to meet more people.


1. In two or three sentences tell us what Veteran's Day means to you?

--- I feel it is our way of showing our gratitude and recognizing those that are out there every day defending us rather we know them or see them.  They are the unspoken hero’s doing what they love to do.

2. What's your favorite film with a patriotic theme woven into the storyline?

--- I think I would have to go with A Few Good Men.  I don’t usually watch military/war type movies but this one was a great one.  I loved how it showed that justice must win no matter the consequences or rank.

3. Flu shot-yes or no? If you answered no, do you plan to get a flu shot? If not, why not? Have you ever had the flu?

--- I have had the flu shot 3 times now.  The first time I worked in the billing office of a hospital and it was mandatory.  I was sick for 6 months afterwards.  I have had it for the past 2 years now due to my grandson but so far it isn’t causing any problems.

4. I've seen lots of people posting pictures of their Christmas trees up and decorated. Many stores have had Christmas on display since well before Halloween. Red cups are back at 
Starbucks, sans the holiday decor, and that has some people up in arms. What are your thoughts on all the holiday ruckus this second week of November?

---Honestly, Christmas Décor should wait until December.  I would like to get through one holiday at a time and be able to enjoy it.  As far as the Starbucks Red Cup issue goes….come on people, Get a job or take up a hobby.  Seriously worrying about the logo on a cup is ridiculous. 

If you want something to worry about than worry about the homeless population or the children in foster homes  or orphanages here at home.

5. What 'critter' are you most afraid of encountering unexpectedly? Why that one?

---SPIDERS!!!!!!!  I hate spiders.  My husband says they are the bug killers of the house but honestly they just creep me the hell out.  Always have and always will.  The only other critter that scares me is the Cave Cricket.  I actually woke up with about 30 of them bad boys in my bed one time.  Needless to say I screamed and jumped and screamed more.  Hubby was not happy about being woke up that way…lol.  That was 15 yrs ago and I still look for them in the bed before I get in to go to sleep.

6. Do you like building things? What's the last thing you 'built'?

---From scratch it has been a long time but if you count putting together furniture then about 4 years ago.  I bought some book cases from Meijer that I really wanted.

7. In keeping with this month's theme of gratitude...what are you most grateful for that brings beauty to your daily life?

---My family.  My grandson is the highlight of my day.  Every morning he comes in my room and crawls in bed and gives me kisses to wake me up.  If that don’t work right away then he pounces on me until I get up.  He is so adorable and loving.  My hubby for always being there to catch me and have my back, my kids for always knowing they are loved and are my biggest cheerleaders.

8.  Insert your own random thought here.

---I am finally over the sore throat, turned cold, turned bronchitis, turned pneumonia that turned into the full blown flue.  I have been dealing with it literally since September 1 this year and thought I would never get over it.  I am going back to the gym with a co-worker and even though I don’t feel like going everyday she gets me there regardless.  Thank you Brittany.  I haven’t seen a big difference but it is all about baby steps.  While I am on the gym routine I am also trying to slim down my debt with the Dave Ramsey Total Money Make over.  Not sure how that is going but I will keep you posted once I hit a milestone.

---I am seriously disappointed in my rafflecopter giveaway.  I got page views, I even got people to my website for AVON but no one entered.  Not sure what I did wrong there but seriously disappointed.  All I wanted to do was help people this season but no takers.  I would love to hear your opinions on this and what I did wrong.    Maybe I need someone to team up with me on it to make it more successful.


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