Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Luck O' the Hodgepodge

Here it is, Wednesday already, and time for another edition of the Hodgepodge. I may not be able to participate next week, as I will be enjoying time at the beach with my family. But before I get there, I have packing, shopping, morning with the granddaughters, cleaning, laundry, meeting, haircut, airport pickup, doggie drop off, and a wedding to attend. Praying that everything gets checked off my to-do list!
Thanks to Joyce, for hosting this little party. Click on the button below to visit her blog.
Here we go with her questions and my answers:

1. Do you play games of luck/chance for money? Have you ever played bingo for money? Visited a casino?  Placed a bet on a horse? Bought a lottery ticket?
My answers: no, no, yes, yes, no.
I don't play games of luck/chance for money. I guess to me it's just about like putting money into a shredder. I have walked through a casino before, amazed that so many people are willing to do just that.
I have never purchased a lottery ticket.

We have placed a $2 bet on a horse while visiting the famous tracks in Kentucky. I guess I think that expense is all part of the experience. 

Here are the kids at Keeneland, in Lexington. I think the caption is, "Bet the trifecta, Dad!"
 And a few days later, on a track tour at Churchill Downs in Louisville. 

2.  Will you be preparing and/or dining on the traditional Corned Beef and Cabbage meal this St. Patrick's Day? Mashed-baked-hash browned-french fried...your favorite way to have potatoes?
I will not be preparing nor dining on Corned Beef and Cabbage. Sounds awful.
Potatoes, now, are another thing altogether. I don't think I could possibly choose a favorite for fear of hurting a potato feeling. You are all my favorite.

3. What's the last thing you felt 'green with envy' over? 
I couldn't really think of anything, which I guess is a good thing. I might have been just a little envious when I heard about my son's awesome accommodations in Cancun this week. But would I want to be in Cancun with 45,000 college students? No. No I would not. And come Monday, we will be enjoying the beach ourselves (not in Cancun, and not with 45,000 college students, thank goodness!).

4.  What's at the end of your rainbow?
This week, I'll choose a lounge chair, on the beach, with my family. And a tropical beverage. 

5. March 12th marks the anniversary of the death of Anne Frank (June 12, 1929-March, 1945).  Anne's diary detailing her time spent hiding from the Nazi's during the war ranks as one of the best selling books of all time.  Besides your blog, do you keep any sort of diary or journal?  Was this a habit you developed as a child or is journaling something new for you?
I don't keep a diary besides my blog. I had a few diaries when I was a kid. You know, the kind with a little lock and key? But I didn't ever stick with it. My great grandmother kept a diary. It was just a simple record of the weather and other important information of the day.

6. What's an item in your home or closet that contains every color of the rainbow?
This beautiful stained glass was made for us by a friend in memory of my mother-in-law, who recently passed away. I love the bright colors and how it looks hanging in our kitchen (which was my mother-in-law's kitchen before it was mine).

7.  Write a limerick with you as the subject.  You can do it!!  Just remember this is a family friendly blog...don't make me get out my wooden spoon. 

There once was an old mom named Sue,
Whose kids are all grown up, it's true.
Though the chaos is gone,
(Well, all except Jon),
We fondly remember Stewzoo!

For those were long days full of fun,
And laundry that never got done.
Though the house was a mess,
We surely were blessed,
Our cup did indeed over-run!

And though sometimes I miss those old days
Of ball games and swim meets and craze,
I'm so happy to see
Who they've grown up to be,
And to give God the thanks and the praise.

8.  Insert your own random thought here.
Our high school basketball team won two more games last week to secure the regional championship and qualify for semi-state. They will play Saturday afternoon in the next round of the tournament. They are a fun team to watch, and a group of really good boys.
Here is another cool video summary of the games last Saturday.

GO PIRATES!! And to borrow a phrase from one of my 'other' teams, "Bless You Boys!"

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