If you confess with your mouth that Jesus is Lord and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved. Romans 10:9
For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life. John 3:16


Wednesday, November 4, 2015

Wednesday Hodgepodge

1. Besides Thanksgiving, something you're looking forward to on your November calendar?
The Beach...and we are here now.  The first day has been rainy, but it has been wonderful.  I got up early, but it was too overcast to see the sunrise.  It was surprisingly warm, so I sat out on the balcony and read my devotions and just enjoyed the sound of the crashing waves.  I've done some reading and some napping and recuperating from the long drive yesterday.  Heading out to dinner soon with hubby's parents.  All in all, it's been a perfect first day.

2. If I gave you a thank you card right now who would you send it to and why?
I need 3 of them.  I'd send them to my brother and two sisters, thanking them for all they do for our dad and all they did for our mom. In fact, thanks for the reminder.  I need to go pick up some cards tomorrow.

3. Of the breads listed, which one's your favorite...bagel, cinnamon, sourdough, garlic, banana, biscuit, pita, Naan, or plain old fashioned white bread?
Sourdough, unless the cinnamon is cinnamon toast with lots of butter and sugar.

4. What's something you have in abundance? Is that a good thing?
Yarn.  Yes, it's a good thing, except most of what I have isn't the kind I want for the projects I'm currently wanting to make.  But that's okay.  I'll use the other sooner or later, or I'll pass it on to someone else.  A lot of it was yarn that was given to me, so I'll find something to do with it or give it away.

5. November 5th is National Love Your Red Hair Day. Are there any redheads in your family? Who's your favorite redhead?
Nope, no redheads in my family.  Well, for goodness sakes, who is everyone's favorite redhead?  Lucille Ball, of course!!
picture from internet

6. The travel website Busbud recently calculated the most Instagrammed spot in every state. Go here to see what made the list where you live. Are you happy with your state's #1? If not what do you think should be the most photographed spot in your state? Have you snapped a photo there? If you live outside the USA answer as it relates to your state, city or province.
According to the site it is the polar bears at the Cincinnati Zoo.  I know I've seen the polar bears there and I'm sure I probably did take a picture, but it's been several years since I've been there, so I know I didn't instagram them.   However, they are pretty cool and I'm happy with the choice.  

7. I'm going to try to have something related to gratitude in this spot each week during the month of November. Here's this week's question-

What's something you've learned about yourself this year that you're grateful for?
That I'm learning to lean on the Lord more and with Him I can survive things I couldn't or wouldn't even imagine before...such as the loss of my brother and my mom and watching my dad more and more being lost inside the world of dementia.  

8. Insert your own random thought here.
I'm grateful for this time of rest and relaxation with my husband and also time to spend with his mom and dad.  Life is good.


  1. Have a wonderful, restful beach holiday! I'd love a beach trip right about now : )

  2. Boy, that first morning at the beach sounded wonderful. How I'd love to hear the crashing waves!

  3. Hope you're having a wonderful time there! I haven't been to the beach in over a year! Oh how I long to be where you are right now. LOL!

  4. oh how wonderful to be staying at the beach right now! I can hear those waves too and feel the warm breezes. ENJOY ENJOY ENJOY1

  5. I am sooooo jealous of your beach vaca!! Enjoy!

  6. Glad you are getting some beach time! You deserve some rest and relaxation!

  7. Our answers to #7 were very similar. I'm so sorry about your dad, I know that has to be tough.
    Enjoy your beach vacation! You deserve it :)

  8. Oh what I wouldn't give to be at the beach right now. I'm hoping that the weather will cooperate for the rest of your stay ... but I'm sure you'll agree that even a rainy day at the beach is better than a sunny day at home, right? Enjoy your time away.

  9. Jealous on your trip to the beach! Great way to recharge and find gratitude! Like you, I need to send a card to my sister for taking care of mama and now dad. Enjoy your holiday! Stopping in from the HP

  10. Oh, sounds like a perfect trip to me. Oh, yes, lots of butter on the cinnamon bread for sure. Continue to enjoy yourself!

  11. I feel ya on the yarn!!! :)
    Enjoy your time away!!!

  12. Have an absolutely wonderful time at the beach, Cathy...my favorite place to be!

  13. Have a great time at the beach. Dementia is such a cruel illness but good to know you have your faith and strength to get through what I know must be a very difficult time.

  14. Your first day sounds absolutely wonderful and I could imagine hearing the sound of the waves. Enjoy this restful time. I'm so sorry for all your losses. Leaning on the Lord is the only way to do it. His strength!

  15. I love the beach. enjoyed your gratitude answer, and random thought.

  16. Nothing better than the beach even when it is raining. Are you heading home this weekend? I don't know how we would get through life without God. It seems harder the older we get and we must lean on Him even more.

  17. So sorry about your Dad. The world of dementia is so heart breaking. My Dad had it for a long time. It is so hard to see them go thru it. He would have days that were good and beg for us to tell him what was wrong with him. And then he would have days he would tell me about his night out on the town dancing to the sun came up. Which as far as I know he never did even in younger years. He was not a dancer...maybe he wished he was more outgoing maybe that is what was on his mind. I don't know it is just a sad disease and is hard on everyone involved. My prayers are with you! Enjoy your beach time!


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