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, April 8, 2015

Wednesday Hodge Podge

Welcome to the Wednesday Hodgepodge. You're welcome to join the Hodgepodge here on Wednesdays, but I do ask you not link unless you've answered today's questions. If you want to link up then click here and go to Joyce's blog.  It is a lot of fun. Now here we go-

1. Besides left over Easter goodies, what's something currently kept in a basket at your house?
Toiletries in the guest bathroom.  There are wash clothes, hand towels and things guest may have forgotten. 
2. 'The greater danger for most of us is not that our aim is too high and we miss it, but that it is too low and we reach it.' ~Michelangelo Buonarroti So which one are you...the one who aims too high, or the one who aims too low? Have you ever seen The Sistine Chapel? Did you know Michelangelo's surname prior to answering this question?  I can go either way depending what it is we're talking about. In general I think it's good to aim high. If I miss the mark I can always re-aim.  I've been to the Sistine Chapel. It was amazing to see. I could have stayed there all day.  I was with my best friend, Mary and my daughter....and some other students and adults....but while we were in was just the three of us standing in awe.
3. April 7th is National Beer Day. Hmmm...wonder how that's celebrated? Do you like beer? Have a favorite? If you're not a beer drinker do you have any recipes you enjoy cooking that call for beer?
I have never been a beer drinker. I know there are all sorts of recipes out there calling for beer, but I can't recall ever trying one at home.   I have made beer bread and used it in hushpuppies....but I truly do not like the smell of the stuff and since I am so sensory the smell thing is something I cannot get past.
4. When did you last travel somewhere new? Tell us where? How'd it go?  We went to family Thanksgiving at Laguna Beach, Florida.  It is located right outside of Panama City.  We rented a house and all of us (30+) celebrated the holidays there. It was great fun all being under one roof. 
5. The value of _________________________is greatly overrated.  Rap music is also my answer....It is not music...and I am definitely not a fan of the language that screams from it.  
6. What's a pet peeve of yours when it comes to restaurant dining?
Parents who do not control their children....and take them out late, when they are tired and sleepy and they cry and scream.  I also get irked when parents allow their children to make huge messes and either don't try and clean up a bit...or don't tip their waitress well for having to dig out of their child's mess.    I eat out late to avoid this...and it never fails....I will be seated right beside this scenario.  If I wanted to have a kids circus at a meal I would eat at Chuckee Cheese! (BTW....I raised three....and they knew better than not to behave!)
7. It's Poetry Month...share a favorite poem, either the title, a few lines you find meaningful, or the whole kit and caboodle.

  On either side the river lie
  Long fields of barley and of rye,
  That clothe the wold and meet the sky;
  And thro' the field the road runs by
  To many-tower'd Camelot;
  And up and down the people go,
  Gazing where the lilies blow
  Round an island there below,
  The island of Shalott. [1]

  Willows whiten, aspens quiver, [2]
  Little breezes dusk and shiver
  Thro' the wave that runs for ever
  By the island in the river
  Flowing down to Camelot.
  Four gray walls, and four gray towers,
  Overlook a space of flowers,
  And the silent isle imbowers
  The Lady of Shalott.

  By the margin, willow-veil'd
  Slide the heavy barges trail'd
  By slow horses; and unhail'd
  The shallop flitteth silken-sail'd
  Skimming down to Camelot:
  But who hath seen her wave her hand?
  Or at the casement seen her stand?
  Or is she known in all the land,
  The Lady of Shalott? [3]

  Only reapers, reaping early
  In among the bearded barley,
  Hear a song that echoes cheerly
  From the river winding clearly,
  Down to tower'd Camelot:
  And by the moon the reaper weary,
  Piling sheaves in uplands airy,
  Listening, whispers "'Tis the fairy
  Lady of Shalott". [4]...
8.  Insert your own random thought here. I am doing the A-Z April Challenge this year again so hope you will stop by and read my offerings there. 


Cranberry Morning said...

Oh I love that poem too!! Your Thanksgiving sounds wonderful. What a great idea! And I so agree that rap is not music. It's just annoying.

Debby@Just Breathe said...

Great way to put toiletries out for your guests. That sounds like a great way to spend Thanksgiving. I agree with the parents who don't control their children in restaurants. That poem is lovely. Enjoy the rest of your week.

Joyce said...

I will try to hop over and read your A-Z posts. I try to visit a few every day, and then anyone who visits me. It's a lot to keep up with on Hodgepodge Day! Have a nice weekend!