Colorful Hodgepodge

Yay! I am back and at the perfect time too....Hodgepodge!

I am trying to get back into the swing of things from the holidays and the start of a new semester. This new semester is kicking my booty because I am constantly getting new students and my classes are growing! So I am ready for fun!

Let's get this started. Thanks Joyce for these awesome questions!

1. Share one thing that really makes your day.

Getting my morning and evening phone call from LT. Even if he is at work 24 hrs, we make sure (if there is no fires or emergencies) there is a good morning and good night call. I LIVE for those!!

2. Lots of these kinds of lists out there, but one found here says the fifteen most colorful places on earth are:

Vernazza, Cinque Terre, Italy~Burano, Italy~Havana, Cuba~Rio de Janiero, Brazil~Chefchaouen, Morocco~Balat, Istanbul, Turkey~Menton, France~Jodhpur, India~La Baca, Buenos Aires, Argentina~Guanajuato, Mexico~Capetown, South Africa~Valparaiso, Chile~Wroclaw, Poland~San Francisco, California~and Pelourhino, Salvador, Brazil.  

Of those listed which would you most like to see up close and in person? Of all the places you've seen or traveled in your own life, what would you say was one of the most colorful?

Unfortunately I have only been to San Fran and that makes me sad. I would probably go to anything in Italy. I have been to Rainbow Row in Charleston, SC 


I think Mykonos, Greece should be on the list. I have been there but do not have my pictures digital so I got this off the internet. I am lazy!


3."Everything you want is on the other side of fear." Jack Canfield  In general, would you agree or disagree with that statement? Why?

Yes in the sense of life. You have to stop being afraid and experience things. You will be amazed at who you will become and the things you will do.

Now if you are talking scary movies... I don't want to live through the fear of those scary things. Yes, it is better on the other side, but I don't want to have to go through it to get there! 

4. Imagine you're stranded on a desert island and dessert appears...what do you hope it is? Do you ever struggle to remember which spelling is desert and which is dessert?

I remember desserts to eat is too "s" which is in excess, just like desserts. Or I draw out the anticipation of eating and say "dessssssserts" so there are a lot of "s". 

I am really not a dessert eater. HOWEVER, the dessert I would want to eat on a desert island would be ice cream in an air conditioned building! 

 Funny story: When I lived at home in my mid 20s (thanks to a divorce and going to college), Mom and I would eat a candy bar every night. We LOVED Mr. Goodbar. But Dad always found our stash and would eat almost all of them! What should last us a week would last a night or two thanks to Dad. One day, Mom and I bought 3 candy bars and put names on them. The next day there were three - four beer cans out of the container and on the shelf in the refridge with Dad's name on them. Paybacks!! We still laugh at that. 

5. What song almost always makes you cry?

"My Woman, My Woman, My Wife" by Marty Robbins. This was playing when Dad and I were driving home for the hospital after Mama passed away. Dad said this is the song he wanted to play at her funeral. It chokes me up every time!

6. January is National Soup Month.  Everything from soup to nuts, in the soup, thick as pea soup, souped up...which saying most recently applies to your life in some way? Explain.

The Soup Nazi and "NO SOUP FOR YOU!" from Seinfeld  LOL


I feel like I need to follow along, do what is required, and don't cause waves.

7. Write a two word note to your younger self. What does it say?

Be You. 

This note is to let me know/remind me to live my life and do the things that I enjoy. I do not have to be a chameleon and follow others and do what others want. I am an amazing person and people will love me for me, not who I pretend to be. 

Plus it would save time and money as I get older to know I am not perfect but I am enough!

8. Insert your own random thought here.

10 weeks is how long it will take to clean up after the tornado.
2 weeks to my dad (and mom's) birthday
1 month to my birthday
2 months to LT's birthday (St Patty Day)
2 months to Spring Break and warm weather
6 months to the end of school
6 months to vacation!!
....not that I am counting down or anything! LOL

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