Tuesday, January 3, 2012

New Year New Hodgepodge



1. What are three words you would use to describe your 2011?

Homecoming (our daughter moved back to Colorado after living near Seattle for the past two years).


Peace (enjoying my closer walk with the Lord as well as enjoying small-town living).

2. Do you like shrimp? What's your favorite way to have it prepared?

I do occasionally like shrimp uncoated dipped in that red sauce (obviously I don’t eat it often!) or dipped in butter.  What is that sauce called anyway?

3. Is your house de-Christmased? If so when did you tackle that job? If not, when will the decorations come down?

We de-Christmased Monday.  And no matter how many passes I make around the house, I still manage to come up with a little pile of stuff I missed putting away…of course always after all the tubs are stored.

4. Do you like to watch scary movies?

If you’re talking creepy-demon possessed-scary, no.  But if it’s a good who-done-it and doesn’t have a ton of blood and guts, I don’t mind. 

5. ice skating~sledding~skiing~snowboarding~of the four listed which wintertime activity do you most enjoy? 

I’d have to say ice skating though I haven’t in years.

6. Did you have a childhood hideout? Describe it.

We had a narrow space between our garage and the neighbor’s that made a pretty good hideout for us kiddos.  (I grew up with five brothers, so me being a tomboy was a choice and a necessity!)  We had lots of fun pretending to shoot each other and the hideout would be base. 

A funny story:  There was a dime-store on the corner from where we lived on a fairly busy street.  We were shooting each other and had to lay where we were shot and count to 20 or so before we could get back up.  One day I was ‘shot’ in front of the dime store and was doing my allotted time on the sidewalk when a car pulls up and a school chum’s dad jumps out to see if I was all right!  I was mortified.  Guess how old I was? 12! 

7. What's a place or space that motivates you?

I have a space in our bedroom that I do my crafting in.  I’m in the process of getting it set up exactly the way I want it so that I can get started creating some things I’ve had in my head for awhile.  Yesterday, my husband hung two long, narrow vintage windows that now separate that area from our bedroom.   

I also have a comfy spot on the couch that I enjoy beginning my day with my prayers and devotions.

8. Insert your own random thought here.

This is only my 2nd time doing the Wednesday Hodgepodge and I’m really enjoying it.  Helps get the thinking juices flowing!

It’s All Good!



  1. Hilarious story! OH, man, I can picture it.

  2. That story is great! I would have been so embarrassed !! Hodge Podge is great fun!

  3. Loved this and going to do it!!

  4. Your craft space sounds nice...I have a plan to get my space better organized this year.

    Those little piles of forgotten decorations-happens every year : )

  5. I love the idea for the windows to divide your craft space, what a great plan.
    Your story made me laugh, but I can only imagine how mortifying it must have been at 12.
    Oh and a huge congratulations for being able to add debt-free to your words this year.

  6. lol oh no! haha -- that must've been so embarrassing! Did you get to explain the game to him? Hope you have an awesome time in your craft space :) Happy 2012!

  7. First of all I LOVE your header picture!! I HATE it when I find little things from the holday decorations that linger ESPECIALLY when it takes the calvary aka my hubby to get those pesky too packed already tubs down.

  8. Enjoyed your answers. Hodgepodge is a lot of fun. Joyce does a great job of hosting it. Your craft area sounds wonderful. We have an extra garage and the lady that lived here before had a beauty shop in part of it. So my plan is to get things organized and cleaned out and make that my craft area. Can't wait!
    until next time... nel

  9. Welcome to Hodgepodge! I like the idea of window dividers. You have to post pictures! I wish my scrapbook space was bigger, but I am grateful that I have a space at all! =)

  10. Window dividers are a great idea - would love to see pictures!

  11. Thanks so much for stopping by, always great to meet a new blogging buddy.

    Loved your dime store story. How funny! Can you imagine a 12 year playing such today? They are too busy texting or playing with some electronic device. Such a shame!

    Yes, Hodgepodge is fun, glad you are joining in.

  12. Love the story. So funny! Great idea about the windows as a divider. Would love to see photos of that!

  13. I participated in this a few times in the long ago past and was glad to be reminded of it by your post. I'm trying to get back in the flow of really blogging on a regular basis and these type of "things" really help. By the way I'm loving your new look and your itsy name is so clever. You are one clever, witty gal my friend!!!

  14. Hi ya I am following you from the hodge podge
    I hate negativity and I try to avoid it all costs


  15. I love doing the HodgePodge. I think its a lot of fun too. So awesome that you're getting a new crafting space. I hope to some day too.

  16. I do that every year -- find a few Christmas things that we missed putting away.

    Laughing at the story of the dime store shoot-out!

  17. Thanks for stopping by. I'm SO slow this week trying to get back into the groove of things. *sigh* Shrimp Cocktail, right? That's the red sauce, if I'm correct. That's one variety, I'm not too fond of. I'm working on getting my becoming de-Chrimtas...take my decorations down. Yesterday got all the ornaments off the tree and today I will dismantle the tree & lights today. Have a good week!

  18. Enjoyed reading this! Especially the one about you playing dead. Can't even imagine kids playing creative games like this now...unless of course it's done in cyberspace. May have to check out this Hodge Podge site!



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