Wednesday, December 14, 2016

Queasy Hodge Podge

Joining the ✨Hodge Podgefor the second week in a row. Will wonders never cease?


πŸŽ„1. Are you more task oriented or people oriented? Elaborate.

Oh I am task oriented, but wish that I were people oriented. And, truth to tell, I'm not all that task oriented either.  Now what does that make me I shudder to ask.

πŸŽ„2. December 15 is National Wear Your Pearls Day...do you own/wear pearls? If you're a man answering the question, does your sweetheart own or wear pearls? Everyone share a 'pearl of wisdom' with us here today.

Yes, I own a string of pearls. They belonged to my grandmother's great-aunt. They need to be restrung so I do not wear them. I don't think that I am a pearl wearing kind of gal so probably won't bother to have them restrung. I do think that pearls are beautiful and I enjoy seeing women wear them — such a classic look. 

I'll share a pearl of wisdom found in John's things:

Forgiveness is an event and Forgetting is a process.

πŸŽ„3. Speaking of pearls...oysters? Are you a fan or not a fan? If you answered yes, tell us your favorite way to eat oysters? If you said no, be honest-have you ever tried one or does just the idea of eating an oyster make you gag a little?

Oysters? No. I am not a fan. The very idea of eating a clam or oyster on the half-shell does make me feel a bit queasy.

πŸŽ„4.Time Magazine has named President-elect Donald Trump Person of the Year. Let's take presidents and presidential candidates out of the mix for a minute. If a political figure had not been chosen who would you name Man or Woman of the Year for 2016?

Okay. Must read this question carefully because I approve of Time's choice. Don't see how they could have avoided that selection or made a better one. Since I can not choose a political figure...let's see. Guess that I do not know enough about current culture to make an educated choice. I certainly would not choose most of the Hollywood crowd nor most of the Nashville crowd nor most from media nor most from sports. If I knew of a medical person making a profound difference, perhaps I'd choose her or him. 

πŸŽ„5. The Pantone Color of the Year for 2017 has been announced, and it's a vibrant green aptly named-greenery. Your thoughts? Is this a color currently in your home or wardrobe? Will you add something in this shade for the new year? Click here to see the color.

I like other shades of green better, but what's one more color in my house?!😏  Unlikely that I will wear a color that has the potential to make me look 
queasy. Queasy seems to be coming up often today. (No pun intended.)

πŸŽ„6. Today I've had too many

of THESE.

πŸŽ„7. Share a favorite lyric from a favorite Christmas carol.


Oh, come, Desire of nations, bind 
In one the hearts of all mankind; 
Oh, bid our sad divisions cease, 
And be yourself our King of Peace. 

~from  "Oh Come, Oh Come, Emmanuel"

πŸŽ„8. Insert your own random thought here.

♪Christmas is coming, the goose is getting fat...♪

Oh I did get that area that was troubling me ready for Christmas.

~variegated poinsettias since taken to John's church in loving memory~





~darling vanilla bottle gift from Abby~


Thanks to Joyce for thinking of these questions and hosting the Hodge Podge.

And thanks to you for reading; do consider joining in!


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46 comments:

  1. Interesting hodge podge today. Oysters are not my favorite and yes I have eaten them. When I was little my grandmother used to make oyster stew and we had to eat it. Yuck. But my sister loves them. Go figure.

    I really don't like that shade of green. Greenery was it? I think my home and wardrobe will stay the same.

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    1. Anytime I had to eat oyster stew (at home I was allowed to have only the broth, but if we had it elsewhere, I had to eat it) I found it relatively easy to swallow the oysters without chewing them.

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  2. Lots of people answering this week have their grandmas pearls, which I think is special. Thanks for joining in today!

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  3. I enjoy these hodge podge post! I wear pearl earrings every day.

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  4. They do say that you learn something new everyday. I didn't know that there was a National pearl wearing day, but lovely to read that so many have their mothers/grandmothers pearls. I enjoyed your pearl of wisdom found in John's things, certainly made me think.

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  5. I always love Hodgepodge but I've never joined in...what does that say about me? And I like the little set of Christmas tags next to the poinsettia. Enjoy your day sweet friend. Hugs, Diane

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  6. I really like the pearl of wisdom you shared.

    Your Christmas dΓ©cor is lovely.

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  7. Your home is decorated so beautifully! I'm with you...green makes me look ill. Not a fan!

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  8. This "queasy" post made me smile! :D I am with you on the oysters though. I love seafood, as a true Marylander should. But oysters are the exception. ~shudder~

    Love, love, love John's "pearl." There is so much truth in that.

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  9. Oh how I love visiting your Hodge Podge with morning coffee Vee! I adore that Christmas hymn....my mother always used to recite, "Christmas is Coming" when she was a child in Sunday School. I just SO enjoyed your post today!

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  10. My mother had to make two pans of dressing every Thanksgiving. One with oysters. One without oysters. It seems opinions regarding them are very strong. I make her recipe each year without oysters.

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  11. ♥ December 15 is National Wear Your Pearls Day ♥

    well golly gee i can do that!! had no idea until now
    there was a national day of this sort. thrilled!!!
    i have a double strand of (preciously real) pearls
    and a slew of the unreal. wear pearls. go through
    hard times in life ... but wear your pearls. wink.

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  12. I enjoyed your answers! Someday I'm going to do her Hodge Podge! I really love reading them!
    I agree with you about Trump being Time's choice! We are loving his Thank You tour around the country! Oh, to have Mr. Trump's energy!

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  13. Fun answers, Vee, and I loved John's pearl of wisdom. Your decorating is so beautiful and oh, that vanilla bottle! What a pretty touch it adds with the berries and greenery!

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  14. I actually like that color of green and have a long sleeve tee shirt. Don't decorate with that color though.
    BTW - No, I've never heard of puzzle pieces being used like that before. : )

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  15. Pondering the quote you found amongst John's things. That is a good one to think about for sure, a pearl of wisdom. In the spirit of Newsweek I too think Trump was a good choice for sure. I like the area you "got to". Who you calling fat? Things are looking festive at your place Vee.

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  16. I love your pearl of wisdom! So true.

    Okay, I can see how you'd have too many of those and thank you very much for the recipe!

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  17. Yes, I can play today! Love your questions Vee.
    πŸŽ„1. Are you more task oriented or people oriented? Elaborate.

    Well I would love to think of myself as being fairly balanced here to be honest. I try to be anyway. I like for things to be done and in a timely manner and I am your "let's get it checked off the list" kinda girl. But, I am a people person all the way around.

    πŸŽ„2. December 15 is National Wear Your Pearls Day...do you own/wear pearls? Yes I own two sets of real pearls. One my man gave to me for our 30th wedding anniversary. One set a dear friend gave to me about 10 years ago or so, gray pearls. And I have lots of fake pearls and those are the ones I wear the most. (if I loose them I don't cry)

    πŸŽ„3. Speaking of pearls...oysters? Are you a fan or not a fan? If you answered yes, tell us your favorite way to eat oysters? If you said no, be honest-have you ever tried one or does just the idea of eating an oyster make you gag a little?

    Yes I do like oysters. Took me years to decide if I would like them. Tried them fried and hated them. Finally my husband talked me into eating one that he had roasted on a cracker with hot sauce. LOVE them now!

    πŸŽ„4.Time Magazine has named President-elect Donald Trump Person of the Year. Let's take presidents and presidential candidates out of the mix for a minute. If a political figure had not been chosen who would you name Man or Woman of the Year for 2016?

    Well Vee, truthfully I have no one to name! I am with you on this one.

    πŸŽ„5. The Pantone Color of the Year for 2017 has been announced, and it's a vibrant green aptly named-greenery. Your thoughts? Is this a color currently in your home or wardrobe? Will you add something in this shade for the new year? Click here to see the color.

    I like the color sage green and actually painted my bedroom that color. I like the lighter color greens. Green isn't my go to color in clothing though. I like red and black mostly and my daughters are always telling me I need to add some vibrant colors to my wardrobe!!!

    πŸŽ„6. Today I've had too many

    of THESE. Cookies!

    πŸŽ„7. Share a favorite lyric from a favorite Christmas carol.

    Mary did you know that your baby boy will one day walk on water?
    Mary did you know that your baby boy will save our sons and daughters?
    Did you know that your baby boy has come to make you new?
    This child that you've delivered, will soon deliver you
    From Mary Did You Know

    πŸŽ„8. Insert your own random thought here.
    I am so glad I have no more cookies to eat today!!!

    This was fun Vee. Hugs and blessings, Cindy

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  18. Those cookies look good and your pearl of wisdom is so true. Break out those pearls and honor the memory of your grandmother...pearls go with anything and are classic enough to look good on everyone. Or maybe you can get them restrung and hand them down to one of your loved ones this Christmas. I really like your Amazing Grace sign in front of that lovely view out the window...perfect! Hope you have a good week.
    Cheers!
    Lori in Blue Ridge,GA

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  19. I so enjoyed reading John's pearl of wisdom, Vee. What a wise one! I'm with you on oysters--Yuk. Grayden's mother used to make oyster stew. They loved it! Your sweet vanilla bottle from Abby sure looks pretty beside the Amazing Grace sign. Oh, I ordered a turtle neck in green recently and it came that limey color--I do believe it has to go back! ♥

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  20. Love your answers, Vee. I agree with TIME, too-lol Love John's pearl of wisdom. The only way I like oysters is in oyster stew and I am told no self-respecting oyster eater eats them THAT WAY...lol LOVE your Vanilla bottle. Greens are right up my alley! xo Diana

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  21. The goose isn't the only thing getting fat around my house! Your home looks so pretty with all your decorations! Have a great week, Vee.

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  22. Fun questions and answers, I love the green, can't think of anyone better suited to Man of the Year, (and HOPE I am right!), Love your hymn choice, it's one of my favorites, but oh I kind of wish I hadn't seen that cookie recipe. My pants are already getting tight from overindulging but they sound so good! Your decorating is homey and beautiful :)

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  23. Thanks for visiting. Those shortbreads look delicious. I'd be eating too many too.

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  24. The hodge podge questions must take some time to come up with and I enjoy reading the answers that a couple of blogging sisters write. I had raw oysters on the shell once, not an experience to talk about. lol
    Now I know to wear my pearls tomorrow, guess I better find somewhere to go where I won't look out of place - although June Cleaver wore her pearls to do her housework, didn't she?

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  25. It is difficult to come up with an idea for person of the year. Have a great week and a Merry Christmas.

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  26. The Hodge Podge is always a fun post to read. Someday, perhaps, I'll join in, too. Oysters, no thanks, unless they are the smoked ones in tins. I like them on crackers with a slice of pickle.
    National Pearl Day, eh? So coincidental that I wore my pearl drop earrings today! I love the creaminess of pearls.

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  27. Oh Vee, I just can't elaborate enough how much I LOVE John's pearl of wisdom. Your Beloved just keeps on teaching, doesn't he? I am writing that beautiful pearl down and want to pass it on to family members. Thank you, thank you for sharing that. I enjoyed your other answers, but I'm smitten with how John's statement touched me when I needed it.

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  28. That's the best pearl of wisdom I've read, love it and soooo true! I'm with you on oysters. Ugh! Christmas blessings!

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  29. I tried oysters once. Ugh. Now I do love pearls and have loads of them. All fake except one strand my husband got me a few years ago. I do like to wear them, and might as well get on the bandwagon and wear them tomorrow although I'm only going to the grocery store and cleaning. haha, like Judith says, June Cleaver!

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  30. I must consider the Hodge Podge - it's fun reading!

    I didn't know about Wear your Pearls day! I don't have any real ones but I may wear a string tomorrow evening when we go out for dinner!

    I love the truth of John's 'pearl' and said "amen."

    You are doing so well, with your decorating. Your HAVEN looks wonderful. Sweet about the Poinsettia.

    I've sent a card, and a little week package will be on its way tomorrow.

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  31. Oh what fun! Hahaha. Now you have me laughing...about #6 and having your hand in the cookie jar. I woudn't mind a shortbread cookie to go with my coffee right about now! I don't care for the new green, I have my mom's pearls, don't care for oysters either, thought Time picked the right person to be person of the year, and am more task-oriented than people oriented (I think). You got me thinking anyhow. Take care!

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  32. I love reading the Hodgepodges and enjoyed this one. I quite agree with the Person of the Year choice. :) Love that man and I can't wait for Jan. 20. Not sure who my person of the year would be, either. Like you, it certainly wouldn't be a celebrity type. I didn't know it was Wear Your Pearls day, but don't have them anyway...not my style although they are pretty on other gals. Your room looks wonderful, that furniture piece behind the sofa is beautiful!

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  33. well...I'll tell you what, you sure can make me smile...hey, guess what? I'M DONE WITH THIS SEMESTER...time to relax...have a beautiful rest of the day friend...btw, the polar express is hitting here it is minus 11 with snow, still snowing...giggling.

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  34. I love your Amazing Grace sign! I have faux pearls that I wear now and then. Not my favourite jewelry style. Are you under this cold dome? It's going to be frigid tonight and that wind is howling. Have a cozy night Vee.

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  35. GREAT questions - and I agree with nearly every one of your answers. Except for pearls. I wear them to church sometimes and to nearly every tea party. : - )

    Did two posts this week, whoo hoo - maybe I am back for a while...........we shall see.....xxoo hugs!

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  36. Who came up with a Wear Your Pearls Day? The pearl making association or a lady all dressed up with nowhere to go?
    Amalia
    xo

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  37. Thanks for sharing the link to the cookie recipe. I bet they are yummy and they look easy enough, too.

    The thought of eating oysters makes me feel icky, too.

    Your pearl of wisdom is great. Depending on the circumstances, the process of forgetting can take a very long time...maybe even never happen.

    Have a blessed weekend and a very Merry Christmas. :)

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  38. Oh what fun! You make me giggle Vee. Love your pearl of wisdom!

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  39. Those cookies look good; I'd probably eat enough to make myself queasy, too! I so agree with you about the oysters. Great pearl of wisdom as well.

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  40. Your pearls sound lovely. I love jewelry from relatives. Donald Trump was certainly worthy, he made history this year! Oh my, I must try those cookies, they sound delicious.

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  41. May the good Lord continue to give you strength and comfort. A blessed Christmas to you and yours.

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  42. Oh, I do love to read your posts, Vee. I always chuckle! Queasy is a word that would have made me laugh until last Thursday, when in the wee hours of the morning I was struck with the worst stomach flu or food poisoning of my life. Five days later and still not back to speed. Seriously messed up my plans for enjoying the Christmas weekend. But thankfully, it's not all about food! LOL. Those shortbread spritz are just begging to be made, though. Glad to have snagged the recipe.

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