Well, I have returned safe and sound from our whirlwind trip to Ohio.
It was as hot and muggy as it was down here...no surprise there.
The weekend was crazy fun, running from hither and thither,
seeing the faces of nieces and nephews I hadn't seen since 2010 at Mom's funeral,
and loving on my siblings, minus one.
We were able to Face Time my brother, Bob, who was. as expected, unable to be there.
One sister took her phone around to every person there, allowing him to talk to (and see) them.
We plan to get a group together soon to go visit him in South Carolina.
Meanwhile, back at the pool...
It's always fun to get a photo of all of the grands together.
They are all growing up so fast...Dacey and Dylan are young men already...
...they need to just slow it down a bit!
Oh me...it makes this Mawmaw feel old.
The time went by way too fast as it always does and everyone had a great time!
So now, let's get on with the Hodgepodge...
...where Joyce asks the
really hard questions and we answer them on our blogs.
Here they are:
1. We've reached edition number 315 here in the Wednesday Hodgepodge. So tell us, what were you doing at 3:15 yesterday? Is that typical? On a scale of 1-10 (with 1 being low and 10 being high) what's your energy level usually like at 3:15 PM?
Wow. Joyce...that is pretty amazing that you have hosted 315 hodgepodges! So, I am writing this on Tuesday and yesterday at 3:15 I was watching Judge Judy, waiting for President Trump to speak. Although I do find Judge Judy rather entertaining, I only watch her occasionally. but I do make a point to watch Mr. President when I can. To tell you the truth, I have never thought much about my energy level at that time of the afternoon. On a normal workday, 3:15 just comes and goes and all I am really thinking is that 5:00 isn't far away. I'm not really tired...or maybe I am...tired of sitting at my desk and ready to get home for the evening.
2. A frisbee, a tantrum, a towel, a party, a punch, or a curveball...which have you most recently thrown or had thrown at/for you? Elaborate.
My brain is still in vaca mode and this is a hard question. The first five are definitely out...I can't remember the last time I threw any one of those things or visa versa. Even though I can't be specific on dates and times, let me just say that life, in general, can throw us all a curveball at any 'ol time. Jesus has certainly caught His share of curveballs for me and for that I am thankful!
3. What are three things that would help you right now. Tell us how or why.
Only three?? Right now...this very minute?? Let's see...how about the willpower, determination and the wherewithal...whatever you want to call it...to lose the extra pounds that have been hanging around way too long. The older I get, the harder they are to lose and becoming more of a burden.
4. Do you think you're strong? Why or why not? What makes you strong?
Yes, I would say that I'm strong. I've made it through many dark places and I haven't lost hope because I know who holds tomorrow...."and then he told me, My grace is enough; it's all you need. My strength comes into its own in your weakness. Once I heard that, I was glad to let it happen. I quit focusing on the handicap and began appreciating the gift. It was a case of Christ's strength moving in on my weakness." ~2 Corinthians 12:9-10, The Message
5. Do you enjoy reading historical fiction? What's your favorite book set sometime in the past?
I do enjoy historical fiction and I remember being glued to the pages of East of Eden when I read it a while back.
6. Insert your own random thought here.
August begins next week and Walmart will be filled with Christmas stuff...just one aisle over from the Halloween costumes. Here we go again. 😕