Wednesday, January 18, 2017

January Hodge Podge



1. ASAP typically stands for 'as soon as possible'. What else could it stand for in your life right now?

A Season About of Pondering


2. Are you the last person to speak up in a group or the first to have an idea? Why do you suppose that is? Is it a good thing or no?


I have been first; I have been last; I have been silent throughout. Why is that? I am analytical and, on a good day, waiting for The Spirit's leading. Waiting for The Spirit to lead is always the best thing. Often my ideas have not been necessarily edifying nor good.


3. What do you remember best about being 12?


When I was 12, I looked as if I was 16 and I enjoyed looking older than I was. I was always described as "mature." I really wasn't, but perhaps I fooled parents and teachers. Of course, these days, I'd prefer to look younger than I am.


4. January 18th is National Winnie the Pooh Day. Which character do you relate to the most, and why? If you're stumped go here for inspiration.



Since Piglet lives here with me...what? You think that I jest?














5. What's an app you use that helps simplify or make life easier for you in some way?


[Currently, I am enjoying my Netflix app most. (Many thanks to my beautiful nieces for this ongoing gift.)


Thanks to a suggestion from Deanna at Creekside Cottage, I have been happily watching Sherlock Holmes episodes. As she thought, my favorite has been "The Sign of Three" episode 2 series 3. It explains the relationship between Sherlock and Watson so very well. It has the added bonus of being mostly hilarious. Now Sherlock is just a character, which is why it is odd that I wish that he were a Believer. He is a full-blown atheist, which is terribly stupid for a savant.]


Ackkkk! I totally misread this question. The app that makes life simpler or easy would be the Calculator app followed by the Weather app.


6. San Francisco (CA), San Diego (CA), San Juan (PR) San Antonio (TX) Sanibel (FL)...you have an all expenses paid long weekend to one of these destinations. Which one do you choose and why?








Where and Why...


(Those of you who know me best understand that I would actually pass this win along or pass altogether.)


7. Share with us a song that makes you feel nostalgic? For what?


Please forgive me for not having any thoughts on this one.



8. Insert your own random thought here.


Looking forward to Friday! ツ





P.S. It's wonderful to have Joyce from This Side of the Pond back with another edition of Hodge Podge Wednesday.

(Hope to link at some point during the day, but am right out straight and unable to visit until later in the day.)







↑This is the meaning of "out straight" lest

someone thinks, as she has

before, that it means "sick in bed" or worse. ☺

ETA: out straight=very busy and moving so fast that one is "out straight."

Image from Pinterest


A happy day to you!






Formatting issues horribly awry and impossible to fix...sorry!
















48 comments:

  1. I've watched many american shows about buying houses cleaning houses up and moving houses one thing I've noticed I haven't seen any that I remember with clothes lines are they rare and fences are few and far between.
    Merle.........

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    1. Clothelines may be considered something to hide as they are usually behind the house. There are lots of them in my town and I imagine that is true everywhere, except the city where it may not be practical. As for fences, i should ask my readers how many have a clothesline and how many have a fence. I don't believe that too many have walled in yards as say they do in England, but I do!

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    2. All our homes are fenced not many are walled in
      Merle...............

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  2. Good Morning, Vee and Piglet! Wishing you a very nice day.

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  3. How did Piglet get to your house? I thought he was in my bedroom! Ha, ha, I love Piglet and have the same one. We really are alike. I just read another person who did this hodgepodge and it's so cool to see how different your answers are. I would go to San Francisco. I was there once for four days and really left my heart there.

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  4. I love it that Piglet lives at your house! He is adorable...especially at the computer. I understand the being analytical! It's not always a good thing because I tend to "over think" the problem or whatever, but it can also be a very good thing. Have a good time waiting for Friday...it's only two more sleeps!

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  5. Enjoyed these answers and Piglet's appearance!

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  6. Cute hodge podge and that picture of piglet at the computer is just adorable! Have a great week Vee!

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  7. I love that shot of Piglet at the computer. Cutest pic of the day. Have a good week.

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  8. Pooh bear lives here so we could have some fun today! And the weather app is one I look at often. LOVE your new banner...very nice. Is this where the crock pot that popped was when you had your family dinner? heehee hugs, Diane

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  9. Oh how happy I am to be reminded of National Pooh day....I will always be in love with A.A. Milne for gifting us all such wonderful stories and characters! No song from your teen years that remind you of your first crush? Cute, cute post today Vee! Happy weekend! So cannot wait for Friday too! I think I shall have champagne!

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  10. What I remember about being twelve is that I looked younger...something I appreciate now that I'm 66, but then, not so much. All my friends had had their first period, but I was almost 14 before I got mine. And, even though I consider myself somewhat introverted, I do speak up when I see injustice! I love Rachel Platten's "Stand by You." It brings back memories of my daughter going through her breast cancer struggle and having so much faith (okay, now I'm teary thinking about it.) I love San Francisco too; sour dough bread and Ghiaradelli Chocolate!

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  11. I so enjoyed reading your answers. I especially identified with your comment "wait for the Spirit to lead". I am the same way and often I'm accused of not "sharing" out of fear or embarrassment. I should try to jump in on hodgepodge again...it's been a long while.

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  12. I like your little piglet and your always interesting hodgepodge answers. I'm eagerly awaiting Friday, too!

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  13. When I did the quiz I got Christopher Robin!

    I understand about Sherlock! When characters are special to us, we want them to understand the Truth!

    So, "out straight" means hanging laundry or doing laundry?

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    1. No. Obviously, I need help with clarity. If one is "out straight" like laundry on the line, it means that one is very, very, horribly, terribly BUsY, which I need to be right now. Thanks for asking. =D

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  14. Good morning! Somehow the Hodgepodge crept up on me this week and I missed it...but I am enjoying everyone elses. But I am curious to know who I would get in the Winnie the Pooh quiz so I think I'll pop over and take it. Enjoy your day...

    Oh, I am watching the BEST series right now on HULU I guess it is. Lark rise to Candleford. I wonder if I am the only one who had never heard of it? Every bit as good as Downton Abbey in my opinion, and that's hard to do.

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    1. I have mentioned that series many times here...loved it!

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  15. Oh Vee, don't pass up a trip to San Francisco! It's absolutely wonderful! You can take Piglet along with you. I know he would enjoy it! I was a mature 12 year old as well--in body. Have a happy day! ♥

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  16. I enjoyed this post! Piglet is priceless! How like you to have your own! I've never done this type of post but I may join sometime. It's a lot of fun to read!

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  17. Such a fun post, Vee. I was delighted to see Piglet at the computer. My daughter (the one with six kids) has a Piglet who has gone everywhere with her, on all sorts of trips. She and her hubby made up a little picture book for their nieces and nephews about one of their road trips (which included a boat) to an island in Georgia. Of course when they had no children of their own. And also when they lived in South Carolina. Anyhow, I digress ... Piglet appeared in many of the photos and one of the activities at the end of the book was to count the number of times Piglet was in evidence. He is well-traveled.

    I turned out to be Christopher Robin when I took the quiz. Fine with me!

    You know, I never did realize the etymology of "right out straight". I guess I took it to mean moving really fast -- sort of like a cartoon character speeding from one place to another. But it does make sense and I'm glad you shared the explanation.

    Loved reading your answers to the questions today. Hope it's a good one and that you accomplish everything that has you right out straight!

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  18. Hey Vee, just wanted to say hello and to have a great rest of the week. Hugs and blessings, Cindy

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  19. Delightful post, Vee. It's always a joy to see how each person participating in Hodgepodge answers the questions :)

    And isn't Piglet just the cutest!

    Have a fabulous day! Hugs!

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  20. Your ASAP is awesome! Piglet is the cutest. Looking forward to Friday because the inauguration? My sons birthday is Friday, he will be 38.

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  21. I love that Piglet helped you with today's Hodgepodge, he's so cute! I too was labeled a "mature" 12 year old, I was always very tall for my age (still am at 6' tall) and people expected more from me than I was able to deliver. It did work in my favor at 16 when I could buy liquor (without getting carded) for friends, I charged heavily for the undertaking and spent the money on makeup, shoes, and other girly things. Have a good week.
    Cheers!
    Lori in Blue Ridge, GA

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  22. This is a test...still trying to work out kinks! Have a great rest of your day!

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    1. Looks like I may have found my commenting problem...FINALLY!

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  23. Good questions. I have been the first to speak but that sometimes leads to regret. I try to hold myself back now...sometimes I even succeed.

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  24. How nice that you have Piglet living with you. : )
    I remember the day I turned 12. I had just marched in a Memorial Day Parade and when I got home
    my birthday present was a brand new blue/gray English racer bicycle.
    I was a late bloomer and was a young 12.

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  25. Hi Vee~

    I really love this, Mod Podge! I have always loved, Winnie the Pooh, and I think that, Piglet is almost everyone's favorite little guy, he is mine. I love that he blogs with you!

    I'm not a traveler either - I'd prefer to stay put. I also love, Netflix!

    Hugs,
    Barb

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  26. I must admit that I've never heard the "out straight" comment before. If and when I do, I'll now be less mystified :). Always learning something over here.
    Piglet at the computer made me smile. How sweet!

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    1. Kim, I looked it up today and, big surprise, it's a Maine idiom. I always wondered if other people use the expression since my using it has caused confusion.

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  27. Oh, I so enjoyed your witty answers. We learn so many interesting things about each other, don't we? LOVE your cute Piglet and that question seems like it was meant just for you. I think there is a country song floating out around there somewhere entitled "It's Finally Friday" :)

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    1. I forgot to tell you...love the new header!

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  28. Piglet is so cute! I'm sure he's very comfortable with you. I'm also looking ahead to Friday.

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  29. Your Piglet sitting at your computer is SO CUTE!!!

    And as for the question on apps, yes, I use my weather app every single day, so I have a clue how to dress!!!

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  30. Believe me, I've had terrible format issues with blogger for the past several months. I don't know what they did, but it sure messed things up. I love your Piglet! So handy to have an assistant. And speaking of Netflix, are you watching The Crown? IMHO it's even better than Downton Abbey - and that's saying a lot. I've watched all of Season One twice and would watch it again. It's so well done and just spectacular. It begins with the abdication of Edward VIII. Let me know if you watch it and what you think.

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  31. Piglet is the star of this post, Vee! He's so cute! If you ever win an all expenses trip to any one of those destinations I'd be more than happy to go for you! :)

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  32. I too enjoyed the appearance of Piglet, he certainly does some wandering from Country to Country.

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    1. Yes, sort of like Mickey and Minnie Mouse show up in many places. ツ

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  33. We enjoy Sherlock also but the new season has been a little strange so far. Also enjoyed the first episode of Victoria on Masterpiece. Love the Piglet shot :)

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  34. I love your new header. Piglet is so perfect in these pictures. The only one of those places I haven't been is Puerto Rico so that would be my choice.

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  35. Piglet is a cutie. And I've never heard that saying before. Interesting but makes sense. I really enjoyed the Crown on Netflix and a few other shows. We loved Foyle''s War.

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  36. Was it difficult to see your computer screen over Piglet's ears? ;-)
    My daughter has allowed me to be on her Netflix account so I'll have to mark Sherlock Holmes to watch in the future.

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  37. Awe, Piglet is too cute! I would choose Sanibel as my first choice. It has the best shelling beaches.

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  38. I am loving your Piglet!! Isn't Piglet just the sweetest little guy? I adore the Winnie-the-Pooh books. (They are not just for children, I think.)

    I am glad that you translated "right out straight." I'd have assumed the other. :)

    (Passing on the trip sounds perfectly logical to me. Now that Ryan lives nearby, I may never go anywhere again.)

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