Thursday, November 17, 2016

Happy Hodgepodge a Day Late

Happy Hodgepodge everyone and welcome to my little corner of the blog world.  Today I am linking up with Joyce over at From This Side of the Pond.  I know I am a day behind but I wanted to go ahead and jump in on the Hodgepodging around and say hi to everyone.  Be sure to hop over to Joyce’s site and join in every Wednesday for new questions and share your answers with the rest of us.  It is a great way to learn, grow and meet new people.


1. Let's all think happy thoughts...share one of yours here. 
   ***My grandson the other day told me he wanted to watch Julius Jr so I turned it on.  I started singing and he pointed to me and said “no maw maw you go play with pawpaw” and I lost it.  He is always keeping me on my toes and he is only 2 ½.

2. There's a Chinese proverb that says, "If you want happiness for an hour take a nap, if you want happiness for a day-go fishing...." What say you? If you want happiness for a day _____________.
  ***Curl up on the couch with a good cup of coffee and watch lifetime movies all day.

3. Where do you go to decompress from the world around you? 
  *** Anywhere I can that involves my camera.  I love taking pictures of my grandson and capturing his innocence in all things new.

4. What song never fails to make you happy? 
  ***I don’t know if I can choose just one but I will pull this one out of the archives…lol.  Color Me Badd’s song I Wanna Sex You Up.  Long story on it but I can’t help but to smile every time I hear it. 

5. Wednesday is National Fast Food Day. Should that be a thing? Apparently, it is, so tell us what's the last 'fast food' you consumed? If you were putting together your own version of a 'happy meal' what would you include? 
 ***I don’t think it should be a thing but hell it seems we have a thing for everything anymore. As for my Happy Meal it would include a Ribeye Steak, Salad and baked potato.   Then again I would eat Ribeye everyday all day if I could.

6. In a few sentences tell us why you blog. 
 *** I started out blogging because my now ex-SIL talked me into it.  I had no clue what to write or share or how to do any of it for that matter.  Now I write to share the things happening with my health, kids, grandkids and travels along with my photography.  I don’t write as much or often as I should but I am still at it.

7. List seven things you're feeling especially grateful for today. 
 *** My children, my grandchildren, my husband, my family, my job, waking up and COFFEE!!!!!  Yes, I am thankful for coffee because without it I am not a very nice person in the mornings. 

8. Insert your own random thought here.
 *** I have been having issues with my health a lot lately this past year and even though I go to the doctor there doesn’t seem to be any relief.  My biggest issue is that I am overweight and I know it.  It is hard to lose it when you are in your mid 40’s, work full time and take care of your grandchild full time.  I had thyroid surgery 2 months ago and my throat is still tender, sore and swollen.  Not sure what that is about but I am sure it is to be expected.

Today I am going to a nutritionist/weight specialist to see about getting me put on some B-6 and B-12 injections as well as an appetite suppressant.  My problem isn’t eating but more of the fact that my hands, legs, ankles and feet stay swollen as well as the constant pain in my lower back/hip area.  I am not sure if it is because of a pinched nerve or because of weight but I can’t seem to get anyone in the medical profession to help me find out.  They all want to put me on gout meds or water pills.  I have been on both and for longer than 6 months and still no results.  So today I am going to talk to someone to help me lose weight and hope that helps.


Thanks for stopping by and reading for a bit.  Please leave a comment and let me know you were here and maybe share some of your journey with the issues I am having.




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