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Wednesday Hodgepodge Vol. 256

Happy Hump Day!  It’s Wednesday and that means it is time for Wednesday Hodgepodge!  Joyce provides the questions and we provide the answers…. snarkiness optional.  Come join in on the fun and keep reading for this week’s questions and answers…

1. February 17th is National Random Acts of Kindness Day. It lands on the calendar one day after National Do Something for a Grouch Day (February 16) which somehow feels related. Perhaps the 16th inspired the 17th?

Tell about a time you performed a random act of kindness or were the recipient of one. Will you make an effort to perform a random act of kindness on the 17th? Share details if you’re so inclined, and if you have something specific in mind.

I love random acts of kindness.  I was a recipient of a random act of kindness not too long ago.  I had gone to the dentist and I stopped to get breakfast at a drive thru as a “reward” for going to the dentist.  My mouth was killing me and I was not in a good mood… and the lady in front of me in the drive thru bought my breakfast!

I actually didn’t know today was RAK day… but I have a few ideas on what I could do.

2.What’s the most uplifting or encouraging thing you see happening in the world right now? You may have to dig deep for this one.

This is more close to home, than in the big wide world, but the other day I realized that I am raising caring, loving individuals.  The twins had an assignment that they had to write some things they would do if they were president.  Both kids listed things they could do for others, rather than things they wanted for themselves.  Made me feel good as a parent.

3. Black olives, black currants, black grapes, black beans, blackberries, Oreos…your favorite food the color of night? Your least favorite on the list?

Uhhhh… Oreos.  Seriously?  Who would pick anything else?  Least favorite would be black currants… I actually don’t think I have ever had them, but I am not sure I would even try them.

4. A while back I read (here) a list of twelve things you should do before you turn 50. They were-

travel when you have the chance, take care of your skin, learn a foreign language, make exercise a habit, leave a toxic situation, stop caring what others think about you, stop worrying, volunteer, spend time with your grandparents, pledge to work less, learn to cook an amazing dish, and seize an opportunity as it arises

What do you think of the list? What would you add or remove and why? If you’re over 50, have you done all 12? If you’re not yet 50, have you done any at all? What’s on the list that you haven’t done, but would like to do?

I think it is a good list.  I have done everything already (I am NOT 50 yet) except learn a foreign language.  So, maybe I should do that…

5. Besides the classic Christmas flicks, what’s your favorite film where winter plays a part in the setting?

Frozen.  Really, I was at a loss on this one…

6.When did you last feel helpless, and what did you do about it?

Last night when Miss Mo was upset about our dog we had to put to sleep…. three years ago.  She was super upset and wouldn’t calm down and I couldn’t help her at all… nothing was consoling her.  Of course, being the crazy mom I am, I researched this new allergy medicine she is on… and guess what one of the side effects is… yep.  Calling the doctor today.

7. Share a favorite proverb.

“You can’t judge a book by it’s cover.”

8. Insert your own random thought here.

This past Sunday, Nana and I were teaching the 1st – 5th grade Kid Zone class at church.  We were learning about how God forgives all sins and how there are no such thing as big sins or small sins… it’s all sin.  We were making a list of sins on the white board and one little girl (who is in 1st grade) pipes up, “My daddy spies on my mommy while she is in the shower.  That’s a sin.”  I literally was speechless and didn’t know what to say.  I looked at Nana and she had this look on her face that was priceless.  I went on to the next child without commenting… but, it makes me wonder what MY kids tell people when I am not around.


  1. liked your answers.

  2. Well I taught kindergarten and they do tell plenty. I assume most is out of context though : ) I always told parents I wouldn’t believe everything they told me about mom and dad and they might not want to believe everything they hear abou the teacher. Enjoy your day!

  3. Mama Squirrel says:

    I can see why Oreos would be the top pick–but I like black currants too! They’re kind of strong and tangy.

    I liked your comment about feeling encouraged by what you see in your children!

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