Wednesday, November 4, 2015

Wednesday Hodgepodge

1. Besides Thanksgiving, something you're looking forward to on your November calendar?

Baking day. Okay, we bake often, but we have a special day planned for later this month when some friends are coming over for a day spent baking up a lot of different things.

2.  If I gave you a thank you card right now who would you send it to and why?

To one of my blog readers. She very kindly sent a package of seeds, including some Summer Geranium seeds from her garden.  I had been searching for some ever since losing mine a number of years ago.

3. Of the breads listed, which one's your favorite...bagel, cinnamon, sourdough, garlic, banana, biscuit, pita, Naan, or plain old fashioned white bread?

Old fashioned white bread is our favorite. I'll be making some later today.

4. What's something you have in abundance? Is that a good thing?

We have an abundance of those ladybugs or whatever you want to call them, and no it is not a good thing!

Yesterday was an absolutely gorgeous day and it seemed to make them swarm around the windows trying to get inside.

5. November 5th is National Love Your Red Hair Day. Are there any redheads in your family? Who's your favorite redhead?

In my family, no.

In LV's family. There used to be.

My favorite redhead ....... going to go with Lucille Ball for this one.

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?

It's not what I thought it would be, but I'm okay with our state's most Instagrammed spot.

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?

I'm not exactly how to answer this one. Though after being plopped in a situation where there was gossiping going on I was grateful to discover that I really want nothing to do with it. Don't want to hear it, not even a little bit.

8. Insert your own random thought here.

LV's parents and one of his brothers are coming later today. It's the first time they are visiting since we live here.


  1. I have worked hard in recent years to avoid gossip(ers). It is so easy to fall into the conversation if you don't conciously make an effort not to. Enjoy your company and your baking day this month!

  2. I commend you and Joyce for avoiding gossip. We all need reminders about this. Sometime people will tell me something that is just information at the start but fall into gossip and I struggle with how and where to draw the line. Many times I have come home and reviewed the situation and felt I failed somehow.

  3. Hello,

    Gossip is an action I loath. Living in a VERY small rural community the gossip is rampant. Whenever anyone begins down the gossip trail, I interrupt them and bluntly state, "I am not interested in gossip." And then I ask them, "Have y'all received any rain / snow out at your place the past couple weeks?" It didn't take long for our community to realize that I will not engage in gossip and now, most folks avoid it when around me. We must also remember, if the person we are conversing with begins to gossip about others, we can be assured they will also gossip about us.

    I hope you and your family enjoy your baking day with friends and the visit from LV's family.

    Blessings to you and yours,

  4. That's funny: I posted about the ladybugs too.

  5. Yes yes on the gossip. I recently quit a job where everyone seemed to gossip about everyone else, all the time. I used to try to keep my head down and just do my work but honestly, it was kind of soul crushing just to listen to it. Glad you were able to find a way to avoid it!

  6. We usually do our family baking (cookies) during December but I love the getting together part! After reading your abundance, I should have changed mine to geckos and water bugs. Just two things Texas is famous for although the water bugs are smaller than those in Georgia!

  7. I love the idea of the baking day. I bet it makes your house smell yummy. Have a good visit today!

  8. Baking day! I used to do that when our children were smaller and still at home. Now, well, we don't need to eat as much and so baking doesn't happen nearly as often. I commend you on avoiding gossip whenever you can. There is a reason the Bible is so emphatic against gossiping. So much damage can be caused with little or NO truth to it.

  9. I would probably thrive in an abundance of of my favorite things to photograph! Have a wonderful visit!

  10. How fun to have a baking day with friends! I should do that too! Good for you to not even listen to gossip. It's such a hurtful thing and no one ever benefits from it.

  11. Have fun on the baking day and enjoy your family visit.

  12. Oh, I miss having a baking day! I hope yours is wonderful!

  13. Even though there are only the two of us at home, I still bake bread at least once a week. (I cheat, though; I use a machine and then put it in a proper pan to bake.) The Squire's favourite is an onion dill loaf.

  14. I like your "Lucille Ball" choice on the redhead question. It must smell heavenly in your kitchen on baking day! Thanks for stopping by my blog page.


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