Hodgepodge: Flurries Of Hodgepodge Fun

Flurries Of Hodgepodge Fun

Welcome to another week in The Wednesday Hodgepodge. The questions are provided by Joyce at From This Side Of The Pond.

1. It’s National Popcorn Day-my favorite! Are you a fan? Sweet or salty? A good or great movie you’ve seen recently (at home or in a theater, either one)? Before I gave up heavy carbo foods, popcorn was a favorite, whether it was salty or sweet. I’m glad I quit eating anything with corn in it (it is pure sugar). It’s so nice that now I don’t have trouble with spiking blood sugar, bloating, constipation, grogginess, memory loss, etc.. Eating Keto has helped me live and feel so much better, sleep longer, and breathe easier. My Doctor is very pleased with how much weight I’ve lost and my health is so improved. Now it seems like my joints are giving out from so much physical labor, but, hey, that’s life. I’ve worn out the machine. One day it will cease to run and I will go dwell with Jesus forever.

2. What’s something you didn’t realize was going to take so much of your time as an adult? For real, I don’t think I’ve thought much about time. If something needs done, I set about doing it. It takes what it takes.

3. Your favorite yellow something? 

Yellow is a happy color. Our Master Bedroom is a light yellow. The room looks so bright and cheerful. There are so many variations to this color too. For me, all colors are pretty in their own way but my favorite yellow is anything with flowers, 🌼 but anyone who follows this blog for any length of time knows I’m a Nature Girl. God paints prettier views than I ever could. Our sunsets this past Fall and lately have been absolutely spectacular.

4. Why do you write? That’s a $64 question, isn’t it!? 😊 I write because: I have opinions, life experiences and a little acquired knowledge about some things that I enjoy. Because of what God has done for us I want to share that everyone has value and a purpose. I want to share His goodness and praise Him so that fellow Believers may be edified and, if someone is not saved, hopefully help bring them to Jesus Christ. Writing is a good document for remembering all the projects we do around the Estate. And then there’s the fact that I’ve made many on-line friends that have become life-long friends. Some, like Simply Linda and Your Friend in Florida, I’ve even had the privilege to meet in person. That’s fun and I highly recommend doing so, if possible. Now we all pray for each other and lift each other up. How cool is that!? 💖

5. Share a favorite memory associated with snow.

We live in Southeast Georgia which rarely experiences the frozen wet stuff. It snowed here on January 3rd, 2018. Needless to say, we snapped LOTS of photos that day. It was fun but I’m glad it is seldom and far between. What a mess afterwards! It did add a great deal to our drought stricken water table though. The flowers that Spring were magnificent.

6. Insert your own random thought here. Since 1998 or so I had a website that featured all much of my genealogy research. In those days it was at GeoCities and it was free. Then it was bought out by, or became, Yahoo! That’s when I decided to pay for the site. That’s only fair, as it did cost them to keep it on-line. Then it was bought out by Aabaco. Ok. Nothing changed, just the name, so, I hung on. No problem. Then Verizon gobbled it all up. Verizon is so inept I was locked out of my own website and had to call Customer Service for help. The first young Indian lady that answered had a terrible accent. I couldn’t understand a word she was saying. As politely as I could muster, I asked for someone that could speak English. Please. This involved a long wait, and many return phone calls, until they could find one. In the meantime, I decided that’s enough. I have since cancelled the whole deal. As of now, RedBirdAcres.net no longer exists. Kinda sad, that. But if companies can’t or won’t hire Americans, I’ll keep my money, thank you very much. Money talks …

It’s been nice taking a blogging break. There is a minor home improvement project in the works I will share later when completed. It’s a long time in the making because of joint pains, finances, and the like but I think it will look really nice when done.

With that said, I hope your day is blessed.

✨ 🥰 Ride Safe 🏍️ ✨

Weekend Recap

We’ve been busier than a one-armed paper hanger lately. I know everyone else has been too.

Last Friday, we had a new radio/cd/USB/bluetooth system installed in the old 2010 Nissan Frontier. We’ve had the truck since it was new and I love our old truck. Wanna keep it ’til the wheels fall off, as I like to say. The original radio worked great but Steve thought I should have an updated system to reflect our electronic times with the smartphones, and all. I’m sad to say, this Kenmore is not as user friendly as the factory installed combo in our new Frontier, but it works OK. I’m supposed to upload an Amazon Alexa “app” to my phone to get the voice commands to work but I’m nervous about going through with it. If I had known about the “app”, I wouldn’t have bought the system. Guess I’ll have to get over my prejudice for Amazon and just do it. *lol*

It was time to take a break and go have some fun. So, while Steve was having the new bluetooth system installed in the old truck, I stayed home and managed to get all the housework done that I usually do on Saturday’s. We spent the day in neighboring Okefenokee National Wildlife Refuge in Folkston. Sadly, it was unseasonably warm, which makes me feel ill. I can’t take heat and humidity very well. Therefore, we cut it short but it was still an enjoyable day. Steve even got to see a small flock of Hooded Merganser at the pond. I was thankful to be away for a bit and be with him.

We’re expecting a mild winter storm tomorrow that supposed to bring a lot of rain and much colder temperatures. In anticipation for that, I hurried up and ran the errands in town before the storm hits. I also took my local BFF, Vicki, her holiday gifts. We’ve both been so busy that we hadn’t sat and chatted for simply ages. It felt so good to see her again. She is such a sweet, kind-hearted lady. I really miss not getting to visit more. She gave me a set of little scented candles. I’m burning one now. It smells so lovely.

It’s getting so cold that Steve thought a pot roast might be in order. That wonderful aroma is filling the house. Yum. I feel so blessed to be able to sit here, comfortable and safe and enjoy a warm home, full of heavenly smells, with a loving, caring husband.

And, on that happy note, I’ll say ‘bye for now. I hope your day is blessed too and everyone is safe, happy, and looking forward to a happy Christmas.

Ride Safe

Friday Fotos

Sometimes I feel like the White Rabbit in Alice In The Looking Glass, “I’m late! I’m late!” ⏱️🐇😅 Earlier this week I was a wee bit under the weather. Praise the Lord that’s a very unusual occurrence these days. It was some kind of 24 hour tummy bug thing. Steve had it first. Thankfully the symptoms left me almost as soon as I realized I had it. No big deal but it caused my colon to spaz, which means I had to take medication 💊 to alleviate the pain, which slowed me down even more because it requires relaxing in loose-fitting clothes for awhile. It was more annoying than anything. It even caused us to miss our weekly visit to Cafe Euro for a cuppa on Thursday. That frozen sugar-free Frappe was just gonna have to wait. I am much improved now, so, with the threat of showers all around us we took the “cage” (truck) to our favorite watering hole. And looky what greeted us out front: another motorcyclist! That’s fodder for discussion, no? Of course, we had to introduce ourselves and talk to our new comrades in arms.

Turns out these young’ins, Shey and Gordon, are from South Africa! Who’da thunk it, that we would meet someone so far from home in our little backwater ‘hood? They’re really cool too. Don’t ya just love South African accents? They are traveling around America in a renovated School Bus, seeing the sights, meeting new folks. First thing I asked was, “Do you know Jesus Christ as your personal Lord and Savior?” They said, “Yes!” ✝️ My heart leapt with joy that they are saved. God is good, amen?! Well, I gave our new friends one of our business cards in case they need help or are looking for pretty new twisty roads to ride and need directions.

Now I’m especially thankful God delayed our weekly visit to the coffee shop by one day. Cheered me up to no end. He truly works wonders, doesn’t He?

Turkey Vultures sitting on a fence post. (Greenview Farms, K’Ville, Wayne County, Georgia)

It was still dreary and wet on the way home but Steve took a moment to snap a few photos. This is one of them above. I almost titled it, Congress In Session. 😜

Far Side cartoon

And, it’s almost CHRISTmas! 🎄☃️ We’re exchanging gifts and cards at our Church this Sunday. Does your Church do that? I am excited. It’s nothing expensive or elaborate, just sweet little “I’m thinking of you” do-dads. Homemade gifts mean more to me than something store bought. Attending this Church is a very positive event in my life. I’m so thankful for these people. They are such kindly, knowledgeable folks, with a true love for Jesus Christ and our Country. The sermons have been enriching too. I feel like I learn something new with every one. Bro. Bob has a deep understanding of God’s Word and a good way of presenting it. That helps me grow in His Word too.

And that’s My Thoughts Exactly. God loves ya and so do I. Thanks for putting the kickstand down and visiting for a bit. 🏍️

💖 Ride Safe ✨