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Wednesday, August 14, 2013


Thank you Joyce, once again you give us questions that make me think, make me smile and make me glad to be part of this Hodgepodge every week.

1. My daughter earned her Master's Degree this past weekend...what's something you've 'mastered' in recent weeks or months?
Not sure that I've "mastered" it, but time management is something that I'm really good at.  When you work full time and have Chemo every week, and add all the other stuff that gets done, I'm really good at time management.

2. What song most reminds you of your childhood?

The theme of the soap opera "Dark Shadows" I would run home from school in order to catch that show. I loved it so much and the movie with Johnnie Depp just didn't do it justice. 

3. What do you think about single gender groups and/or events? Should everygroup/event be open to both genders?  If not, what sort of exceptions do you think are appropriate? 
I don't think that EVERY group/event should be single gender groups but I do like  a ladies bible class taught by ladies.  I see the benefit to it.  I don't go to it often right now because the other Bible class choice is really good but having that option is a good thing.  

4. What's your favorite spice? Your favorite dish containing your favorite spice?
The spice I use the most is Italian spice. I will use it on eggs,  burgers and salads.

5.  I saw this question on Marla's facebook page and asked if I could steal borrow it for the Hodgepodge...thanks Marla!  

Chevron patterns are everywhere!  Do you like it or think its just a little too much? Do you own anything 'chevron'? 
I don't have any thing "chevron" and think it's a bit of over kill right now. Guess because I don't like all that much.  It's fine for a purse and wallet combo, or even a blouse but I see it everywhere!! Too busy for me to see on walls.

6.  What's something you disliked as a child, but can fully appreciate now?

NAPS! I LOVE naps now, not so much as a kid.

7. What can irritate you very quickly?
People who yell at their children or pets in public! And those who talk to me about others with harsh words, I'm sure they will talk to others about me in the same tone. 

8.  Insert your own random thought here.
Had chemo yesterday - just 2 more to go and I have a full week off with nothing to do before we start again on the next stage of this walk.  YEAH! 


  1. Dark Shadows used to scareme : ) I guess its pretty tame by today's standards.

    So glad you're nearing the end of the chemo protocol!

  2. Yay on another step closer! I'm sure you'll be glad to get past this stage of your journey.

  3. Oh, I can't stand people who yell at their kids or pets in public either. Drives me crazy and I find it so tacky. I always feel sorry for the children and the pets.

    So wonderful that you are nearing the end of the chemo. I can't wait to log on here and read the great news that it is done and you are cancer-free. :)

  4. Oh my gosh I haven't thought about Dark Shadows in ages!! Prayers for these last 2 rounds! And a week off sounds great!

  5. I also loved watching Dark Shadows as a kid. And yes, it would be tame next to today's horror flicks.

    As always, am sending up prayers with love for a successful resolution to your own personal cancer horror. I can't imagine anything scarier to deal with than that. And yet you have, with courage, determination, and crazy sense of humor.You're a brave heart, for sure.

    1. Thank you Anu for your prayers and continued encouragement. I know that we will win this battle, but the journey is a bit scary. A lot of "bumps in the road".

  6. I'm so glad to see your post (and sweet comment)! This tells me you are doing okay :)

    I always watched Dark Shadows, too. Fun memories!

    I sure could use some lessons on time management, I don't seem to get much done these days--and I have no excuses!

    1. Kathy, It's amazing what you learn when you have no choice. So, be careful what you want to learn, you just may get the chance.

  7. I agree with your answer to #7. Anyone who abuses a child or an animal deserves a beating. Nice job on your answers. I love you SWMBO!


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