Wednesday, January 13, 2016

Wednesday Hodgepodge

Today I am joining Joyce for her Wednesday Hodgepodge ! I cannot wait to see everyone that links up and make some new friends! This is my favorite linkup - I have met so many amazing people already! If you want to join in...copy the text below, change my answers to your answers and link up with Joyce! Also, thanks for hosting and doing all of this work to organize this linkup Joyce!!!! Now...onto the answers!



1. Share one thing that really makes your day.

Getting thank you letters. I just got a bunch of thank you letters from my nieces and nephews for their Christmas presents and it was like I hit the lottery! I love that they were taught to take time to do that (I send them to everyone also) and I love reading through their comments and thank yous! I save them all and will treasure them until the day I die!

2.  Lots of these kinds of lists out there, but one found here says the fifteen most colorful places on earth are:

Vernazza, Cinque Terre, italy~Burano, Italy~Havana, Cuba~Rio de Janiero, Brazil~Chefchaouen, Morocco~Balat, Istanbul, Turkey~Menton, France~Jodhpur, india~La Baca, Buenos Aires, Argentina~Guanajuato, Mexico~Capetown, South Africa~Valparaiso, Chile~Wroclaw, Poland~San Francisco, California~and Pelourhino, Salvador, Brazil.

Of those listed which would you most like to see up close and in person? Of all the places you've seen or traveled in your own life, what would you say was one of the most colorful?

I think I would like to see Morocco some day. I have heard many things and I think that is on my bucket list.
For the most colorful place I have been...that would definitely be Curacao! It was my honeymoon and I wish I could have stayed longer than a day.  Curaçao, a Dutch Caribbean island, is known for its beaches tucked into coves and its expansive coral reefs rich with marine life. The capital, Willemstad, has pastel-colored colonial architecture, floating Queen Emma Bridge and the sand-floored, 17th-century Mikvé Israel-Emanuel Synagogue. It’s also a gateway to western beaches like Blue Bay, where scuba divers can access a vertical coral wall from the shore. Seriously, the cutest place ever!!! It makes you happy just to be there it's so colorful!


 
3. "Everything you want is on the other side of fear." Jack Canfield In general, would you agree or disagree with that statement? Why?

I definitely agree with that. Everything I do or do not do it rooted in fear. It may be masked on the outside as anger or hurt but the reality is that everything in my life can be tied to the fear of losing something I have or not getting something I want! Sad truth! I am the happiest when I realize that I have no control of anything but me and carry on from there! HA

4. Imagine you're stranded on a desert island and dessert appears...what do you hope it is? Do you ever struggle to remember which spelling is desert and which is dessert?

I would be praying for some chocolate - I NEED my chocolate! Even better...chocolate delivered by a hot man would be perfecto!

5.  What song almost always makes you cry?

Jesus Take The Wheel - Carrie Underwood! I love the song and can totally relate to everything it says! That is my life in a song! The version where she cries when she sings it, makes me sob!




6.  January is National Soup Month.  Everything from soup to nuts, in the soup, thick as pea soup, souped up...which saying most recently applies to your life in some way? Explain.

I don't really think that any apply. I can say that I do LOVE a nice bowl of tomato soup to dip bread in in the winter though!!!

7. Write a two word note to your younger self. What does it say.

Cherish love.

8.  Insert your own random thought here.

I am finally going the right direction on the scale, I am evaluating all the relationships in my life and getting rid of those that are negative or do not benefit me (I get used A LOT); I am making a promise to myself that 2016 is MY YEAR! I got this and I am not slacking off!



Happiest of  Wednesdays to you all! 


26 comments:

  1. I enjoyed my visit to your blog via Hodgepodge. Now I'm going to check out your weight loss section--that's on my mind too!

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    1. Awesome! May we both just keep getting better with age!!! I am now following your blog! Thanks for stopping by - hope to see you back again soon!

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  2. Hi. Great answers. I love chocolate too. Jesus takes the wheel is a good song. Stopping by from the link up. Hope you have a great day.

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    1. I just stopped by your blog - it is adorable! I am now following you! You can follow me back at Annster's Domain if you want!

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  3. I also really appreciate a written thank you note. Kudos to parents who take the time to instruct their kids to do that. I think it's a bit rare now. I'd like to see Morocco too, but not neccessarily the spot listed so I went with my favorite-Italy. Enjoy your day!

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    1. Thanks - you too! Thanks for all the work do to get this linkup going each week! I love participating!

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  4. You can never go wrong with Carrie Underwood, in my opinion. Beautiful song!

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    1. Thanks for stopping by April! And seriously, good luck to Abby!! You must be very proud! Hope to see you back soon!

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  5. I love Carrie's song too. Good luck on your weight loss journey. Sounds like it's going better than mine!

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    1. There is always today to start, right?! We have ALL year (or at least four or five months until swimsuit time!) LOL! Thanks for stopping by and commenting! Hope to hear from you soon!

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  6. Oh Oh, I am so guilty...did not send thank you notes nor did I instruct my son to do so.---Thanks for visiting me--hey, I had to giggle over the "hot man" comment you made, LOL. Have a beautiful day.

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    1. Thanks for stopping by and commenting. The thank yous were just drilled into our heads as kids so we continue it - not for everyone...:-)
      I just checked out your blog and I love it! I am following you now - you can follow back at Annster's Domain! Have a great day!

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  7. Thank you for stopping over. Yes I can follow you. I love thank you notes. I don't receive many but I do mail them out. Cherish Love is perfect!

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    1. Thank you for commenting and following! I ran from so many people that truly loved me and now am alone :-(
      It's all good but I would definitely do some things very differently! :-)
      Have a great rest of the week!

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  8. I enjoyed your hodgepodge! YES a thank you letter would make my day too. I love that there are parents still teaching their kids to do this seemingly lost art. I chose a Carrie Underwood song too! Love Jesus take the wheel too. Great song. Have a good week!

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    1. I just checked out your blog! I am now following - I could use way more scripture in my life...or at least reminders to read :-)
      I am following you now - you can follow back if you want at Annster's Domain
      Have a great day!

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  9. Hi!! Thanks for stopping by my Hodgepodge today! This is a great way to meet new friends! I enjoyed reading your answers. Agree with you on the thank you notes and I like that Carrie Underwood song too. I have the CD in my car actually. Wishing you a good rest-of-the-week!

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    1. Thanks so much Terri! Great to meet you also! Hope to see you back soon! Enjoy your weekend!

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  10. That island sure is colorful, looks like such a neat place! I love that Carrie Underwood song too :)

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    1. It really was amazing Theresa. My only regret was that we were on a cruise and only got to get off the ship and explore the city for a few hours :(
      I will go back some day!

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  11. Good for you for making the necessary changes in your life to make you happy and no doubt healthier. It is redeeming to take charge under the power of the Holy Spirit, isn't it. Curaçao sounds and looks amazing and to think I have never heard of it. Yes, Athens was amazing. The Acropolis and Parthenon are still among my most favorite places. Thanks for stopping by today and I have joined your group.

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    1. Yeah! Always excited to have a new follower! Thanks for commenting and I hope to see you back soon! I love new friends! Enjoy your weekend!

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  12. Wow! Curacao looks really colorful! "Chocolate delivered by a hot man": LOL! :)

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    1. A girl can dream, right? LOL
      Thanks for your sweet comments and I hope you have an amazing weekend!

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  13. Have you heard Carrie Underwood's rendition of How Great Thou Are with her Dad? Amazing! Wonder if it can be found on You Tube...Chocolate is a must! Delivered by my sweet husband! LOL I'd have to be on a deserted island with both! Tomato soup is wonderful from a crusty bread bowl and a sprinkle of cheese in it! It's a good thing I have soup, bread and cheese! LOL

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    1. I love that you love your husband and WANT him with you on the island! I hope to find that love someday! Fingers crossed!!! I am definitely going to download How Great Thou Art...I love that song and can only imagine how amazing it is by her!!! Thanks for commenting and stopping by!!! Happy weekend - enjoy!!!

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