Wednesday, November 11, 2015

And Again Hodgepodge

Yea! It's Wednesday and that means it is time to link up with Joyce for Wednesday Hodgepodge!
 
1.  In two or three sentences, tell us what Veteran's Day means to you.
I have so many veterans in my life...family and friends! I think it means taking time to thank all those that fought so hard to give us the right to our basic freedoms. I am eternal grateful to each and every one of them, whether I know them or not. Thanks for everything you gave and sacrificed for others.

2.  What's your favorite film with a patriotic theme woven into the storyline? I love Forrest Gump...does that count?
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?  NO flu shot!  I get the flu shot every year. Maybe I am too paranoid but I get sick a lot so it definitely helps me....that is just me though...LOL!

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? I love Christmas but I also love Halloween and Thanksgiving! I give them all their proper celebratory time periods - HA! If i did not love Thanksgiving so much I would already have my tree up because I love my ornnaments and I have SO MANY Christmas decorations compared to the other holidays. Every year I try to hold off on the tree at least until Thanksgiving is over.

5.  What 'critter' are you most afraid of encountering unexpectedly?  Why that one? This is simple for me! I cannot stand spiders! I am not sure why or what it is about them but I cannot be anywhere near a spider...big or small...ICK! I get itchy and feel like they are all over me!
6.  Do you like building things?  What's the last thing you 'built'? I did not think I was a builder however, over Halloween I realized that I am and I love it! We had a Lego themed party at work and I had to "build" a Lego bat and pumpkin and I loved every second of it! Seriously, it was so fun! I am going to get ones for every holiday now!
 
 
 7.  In keeping with this month's theme of gratitude...what are you most grateful for that brings beauty to your daily life?
I'm so grateful for my family! They are supportive, loving and fun! I could not have chosen better people to get to call family! I love each and every one of them so much!


8.  Insert your own random thought. 
I cannot wait to get my hair colored tonight after work - I waited way too long and my grey is showing! Ugh!

I hope everyone has a great rest of the week!

22 comments:

  1. Thanks for visiting me today, returning it right back at you from the Hodgepodge. I'm glad you put your site in the email/comment. It makes it so much easier to find bloggers. I can relate to spiders...my son-in-law feels the same way about them as you. He is always spraying for those little guys. Enjoyed your answers and will visit again.

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    1. Thanks for stopping by and commenting! I love this link-up as a way to find new blog friends! Have a great week!

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  2. I agree with many of your answers! Even about getting the hair colored! It seems I always wait too long then call my hair stylist in desperation. I occasionally use the root color kit you can get at drug stores. It's great for a quick fix. Enjoy your day!

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    1. I may need to look for that root kit. I have never tried one of those before but I used to color my whole head from a box at one time. It took many years but I finally decided that I am worth a professional job - ha ha! The kit could be a great low cost band-aid fix in between!
      Thanks for stopping by and commenting!

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  3. That is a very cute bat. I haven't noticed any Hodgepodgers mentioning bats as their critter-of-not-choice yet. (Return visit from Dewey's Treehouse!)

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    1. LOL! I know and I do not like bats either now that it has been mentioned! HA
      Thanks for visiting and commenting! Love your blog!

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  4. What a wonderful looking family you have there! Love the photo. I've given up on coloring my hair, but once in a great while go in for low lighting. I like the bat and pumpkin!

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    1. Thanks for stopping by and commenting! I just recently decided that I am single and I work very hard for my money so I deserve to get my hair done professionally...although I CRINGE even time I go to check out. For so many years I did my own from a box for $10 - HA!

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  5. Forrest Gump is such an awesome movie! Seriously, iconic! One of the few movies I can watch over and over, uplifting with humor. Great family photo! We have like 300# of Legos around here. Do they ever hurt to step on! I don't really enjoy building with them, but I saw Lego ORNAMENTS on Facebook and sent the link to my son. I am hoping he'll make us some ornaments to give away this Christmas.

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    1. Hi Jessy: Oh - now you have me all excited!!!! I am going this afternoon to hunt down the ornaments!!!
      Thanks for stopping by and commenting!
      Have a great week!

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  6. Thank you so much for stopping and visiting with me today on the Hodgepodge. I love meeting new friends on this site and hope you will come back again soon. There is nothing like southern hospitality.

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    1. Hi Elizabeth! I am from the north and I could not agree with you more about southern hospitality! We could seriously use a little of that southern hospitality up here!!! Thanks for commenting and I hope you have an awesome rest of your week and even better weekend!

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  7. I thought about Forrest Gump before choosing Top Gun. I plan on coloring my hair over the weekend. Great bat and pumpkin Legos.
    Thanks for visiting me on the Hodgepodge.

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    1. Thanks for commenting Tammy! I love the way mine turned out - I wish you luck in your color selection! Have a great week!

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  8. Visiting today from the Hodgepodge. I need to color my hair too. Always feel so much better after those pesky grays are covered up :)

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    1. Thanks for visiting Theresa! I stopped by your bog and followed you! If you want to follow back you can at Annster's Domain
      Have a great weekend!

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    1. Thanks Denise! I appreciate you stopping by and I love reading your comments!! Have a great week!!

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  10. Forrest Gump TOTALLY counts! Your Lego creations are awesome!

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    1. Thanks - the Lego's were so much fun and pretty easy if you followed the directions! Ha Ha!! Thanks for commenting - I love making new friends - enjoy the rest of your week!!!

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  11. Returning the favour from the Hodgepodge. Enjoyed reading your answers and the lego looks fun. Definitely agree with you on the flu shot. Spiders don't usually bother me but then we don't really have any nasty ones here in the UK, Your weight loss is amazing. Well done on the recovery.

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    1. Hi Wendy! Thanks for coming by and commenting! You made my day! Your blog name is so creative and I look forward to getting to know you better! Have a great Friday and an even better weekend!

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