Isaiah 6:8

8 Then I heard the voice of the Lord saying, “Whom shall I send? And who will go for us?”And I said, “Here am I. Send me!”

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Hodge Podge Week 52

Here are the questions and my answers for this week's Wednesday Hodgepodge....everyone is welcome to join the fun. If you want to participate then be sure you head over to Joyce’s page to link answers with the rest of the internet players.
1. Of all the tools and gadgets you own which do you most enjoy using?  My  new Cricut.  I just got it and am learning so much and enjoying it tremendously.  I love trying new things with it.
2. When (if ever) is impatience a virtue?  For me….it is never a virtue.  It is always a hindrance and fault.  I used to pray fervently for patience and then I realized God was testing me more and more the more I prayed for patience…so I quit.
3. What temperature do you keep your thermostat set to in winter? Do you have another way to heat your house besides a furnace of some type?   We have a radiant heat wall heater in the den and on three it keeps the front half of the house warm.  We keep the thermostat set between 65-68.  Frank is very hot natured and I can add more layers.  Natural gas is expensive so we try and cut back anywhere we can.
4. Do/did you have a close relationship with any of your grandparents?  I had a close relationship with my mom’s parents.  I adored them and they adored me.  My grandfather taught me to play the guitar.  Not so much with my dad’s mom….she was a straight razor toting woman and I was terrified of her. 
5. When did you last have a family portrait taken?  
We had a formal picture made two years ago for a church directory and then Ramona took our picture a year ago in Amanda’s yard.  It was not a formal portrait…it was a natural one and I used it on our Christmas cards.

6. What does the word patriotism mean to you?  Hand over the heart, cry when the National Anthem is being played or sung, proud of our military.  Patriotism is attending veteran parades, standing up for your country.
7. Do you like to play cards and if so, what's your favorite card game?   Phase 10 or Shanghai would be my favorite card games.  I love card games.  My family always played cards when I was younger….I learned to play Canasta, Rook, Bridge, Gin….I loved it.
8. Insert your own random thought here.  The hardest thing in life to know is which bridge to cross and which one to burn.  I just finished reading Nicholas Sparks newest book, The Best of Me if you get a chance and you like Nicholas Sparks this is a must read.  I am currently out of reading material….so what is the best book you have read lately?


Anonymous said...

I loved your patriotism answer!

Stopping over from the link-up :)

Love Bears All Things said...

Joyce, I enjoyed your answers....I see a book on your sidebar that looks interesting...have you read that one? I just finished 'A Sound Among the Trees' by Susan Meissner and I really enjoyed it. The setting is Fredricksburg, VA and it is about both modern time and the Civil War...I had read her book, A Scattered Life.
Mama Bear

My Kid's Mom said...

I liked your random thought about the bridges!

Mimi said...

I had the good fortune to be born with 3 living grandparents and have had wonderful, close relationships with all of them. I only have my grandfather left now, but I love him dearly :)

Hugs & love,

PS - thank you for all of your love & encouragement, it really does help.

shopannies said...

your dads mom sounds a lot like my hubbys grandmother she was the same way come see my answers at

Joyce said...

My mom still plays bridge and I always wanted to learn but its hard to find beginners. I'm sure that Cricut is fun!

Debby@Just Breathe said...

So you use it for school or around the house? Yes that is how I feel about Patriotism. Love Phase 10. You should come over, I have a whole bin in the closet of books I buy but seldom get around to reading them.