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Hodgepodgeing Again... Like We Did Last Summer!

Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Here I go, joining up with my bloggy friend Joyce and her weekly blog party, the "Hodgepodge"... Pop on over to her blog From This Side of the Pond and join the fun!

1. What's something you miss about the 1980's? If you're too young to miss the 80's how about the 90's?

The fashion was tacky, but I do miss those over-sized shirts! I also miss my "Swatch" more then I care to admit... I had multi colored little protector thingies (see below) that I would change out based on my outfit.


2. Do you have a library card? If so, how often do you visit?

Not right now... We moved here nearly two years ago and I can't believe I didn't get a library card! I need to go check out the library! Now that the girlies are older and since I primarily use my Kindle I hate to admit it never occurred to me to get one.

3. What's the secret to success?

Prayer... Hands down... Prayer and caffeine!

4. This is National Backyard Games week...what's your favorite backyard game?

Lawn Darts as a kid... (can you believe they let us play that??) Now, I'd have to go with croquet!

5. If I dropped by today what would I find on your coffee table?

Right this moment there is My Bible, My Kindle Fire, a box of invitations to the wedding, the new copy of Real Simple magazine and two empty cups that people should have dealt with before bed.

6. Do you own a bicycle? When was the last time you rode a bicycle? Is that something you enjoy?

No... I haven't had one since soon after we married. I have horrible balance, so the bicycle was never really my friend!

7. What's your favorite cheese?

I love all kinds of cheese... Soft, firm, imported, domestic, goat, but.... Hands down, my fave is Sharp White Cheddar Cheese... The sharper the better... (Boring... I know!)

8. Insert your own random thought here.

23 Days until the wedding and I found out today a bunch of the invitations got lost in the mail! Aghhhhh!!!!

Thanks for listening,


  1. Lawn Darts sounds like lots and lots of fun!! =D
    Congrats to your daughter and son-in-law on their upcoming marriage! :)

  2. I hope you're drinking lots of coffee! Keep calm and wedding on : )

  3. Great answer for #3! So sorry about the lost invitations...stress is not what you need right now, is it? Hang-in-there!

  4. I loved REAL lawn darts! Man...I wish they still sold those. I bought "lawn darts" the dumb version last year. They have rounded, weighted fronts and they bounce after they hit. UGH! There was something so satisfying about that solid THUNK sound when the dart pierced the lawn! It also aerated your lawn, right? Is it my fault that people are stupid and don't know that you should all stand on one side of the lawn and not throw them at each other?? Because of stupid people I can no longer enjoy (or teach my children) basic safety and a great game. SIgh...I miss times gone by. I wonder if I could buy an old set on ebay?? HMM....

  5. Lawn darts are, I think, illegal here. My in-laws still have theirs, along with every other toy they and their children had. My husband tells me stories of how he and his brothers would throw it up in the air and see how close they could get to where it was going to land. Stupid, just stupid.

  6. Oh I loves me some good sharp cheddar cheese. Love cheese with a bit of tang, especially if it's standing alone or on a cracker. Good luck with wedding plans.

  7. I forgot about Swatch watches. I had the one that smelled like strawberry :)

  8. Lost in the mail? Say it isn't so!!! Well, maybe you won't have to worry about numbers after all! (JK!)

    The 80's. Oversized shirts. Yah! At least that leaned more toward modesty than much of today's styles (when will the muffin-top look go away?!)



  9. Visiting from the Hodgepodge. Good answer to #3. Hope the invitations are found soon.

  10. Our library is in a state consortium that has lots of ebooks to check out to read on an ereader. And I love my Fire too!

  11. oh my gosh - thank you for reminding me of my Swatch watches!!!!!! I wish I knew where they were. I had one that had a clear cover so you could see the clock works and one with simple lines on the face.

    As for the secret of success, I so agree, prayer AND caffeine (God did give us the coffee bean. Amen!). ;)


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