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Wednesday Hodgepodge

When is your next big deadline? What's it for?

Lots of financial deadlines for Kyndal's upcoming wedding! Need to transfer the funds to the Cozumel coordinator for the destination wedding, then the photographer, the reception hall, d.j., etc., for the reception coming up in July.

May is National Barbecue Month. Do you prefer cooking indoors our out? What's the best thing about a barbecue? What's the last thing you cooked on an outdoor grill?

I'd rather cook indoors .. no bugs. I am not the best at grilling. The best part about a barbecue is the pasta salad that goes with it. I love a good pasta salad. I usually only grill burgers, chicken, hot dogs, or pork chops on the grill. I haven't done any grilling yet this year.

What is one thing on your "never again" list?

I have learned in my life to never say never. If there was one thing I hope to never do again, it would be to be out of shape and overweight, even as much as I was just 6 months ago. I am at my best when I am working out to the level I am right now and eating as healthy as I am. It's not really about the pounds on the scale, although consistently being in the 120's sure is nice. It is all about the way I feel, and I feel great! I hope to stay devoted to my health forever.

What's something that annoys you about people your own age? Something you love about your generation?

Facebook. Oh, dear me, quit acting like a 13 year old!! I'm having a hard time coming up with something I like about my generation. We've gotten pretty fat and lazy, huh? I guess if I had to choose something it would be that many women of my generation are realizing the lie of the feminist movement and have come back home to take care of their families and homes.

Lilac, iris, hyacinth, pansy ... your favorite purple flower?

Yesterday I picked a couple of purple irises from an abandoned house near ours. They smell like a grape candle, so fragrant! I don't want irises growing in my yard because they quickly get out of hand, but they are pretty cut and in a vase (or in my case, a glass).

What's a song that always calms you down?

East to West by Casting Crowns. Making mistakes is a part of life and happens even when you try not to make them. It's easy to get down on myself when I do those things that I don't want to do and don't do those things that I do. This song reminds me that God loves me and continually forgives me and casts my sins as far as the east is from the west.

What's the last thing you donated?

Last week Brynne's Girls on the Run program had a rummage and bake sale to raise money for a teacher who has had major surgery. I donated some baked goods and several items to the rummage sale, including two bikes and a desk.

Insert your own random thought here.

Today is my little boy's last day of high school. I am so immensely proud of the young man this little turd has become. Take heart moms of ornery boys ... they grow up to be your biggest fan, even if they don't ever stop being ornery. He graduates on Sunday. I am so proud of the young man he is and am excited for the next chapters of his life.


  1. Sounds like you've got a pretty busy time between now and July - a graduation AND a wedding! I'll have to look up the Casting Crowns song. I've not heard it before. P.S. Your kids are SO pretty! (handsome, cute)

  2. Aww, my boy just finished high school too! Such a bitter sweet moment... *sigh*
    and I love Casting Crowns! and ditto on the generation thing and amen to that!


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