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, October 7, 2015

Wednesday Hodge Podge Vol 238

Welcome to this week's Wednesday Hodgepodge. Answer on your own blog, then hop back over to Joyce's blog, our hostess extraordinaire, and share your answers with the universe. See you there!  Be sure and leave some bloggy love for the other responders. 

1. It's October so let's get this out there first thing...have you jumped on the all-things-pumpkin bandwagon? How so?  I have painted a Ball jar jack-o-lantern and made two Ball jar lids pumpkins for a neighbor.  I have made pumpkin cake three times with the one can of pumpkin, 1 box of yellow cake mix....and still don't have the right taste.  The first one I iced with whipped cream cheese frosting and it was way too sweet.  The second one I made an apple cider glaze...and it was better.  I am going to try once more and use a spice cake mix with the pumpkin....I hope I get the desired results. 
2.  "We have more power than will; and it is often by way of excuse to ourselves that we fancy things are impossible." Francois Duc De la Rochefoucauld    What's something you once thought impossible, but in hindsight see as more a matter of lack of will?  Getting my Masters degree.
3. The rose is America's National Flower, but every state also has its own (click here to see the list). Are you happy with yours? If you were in charge what would you declare your state's flower? If you're outside the U.S. what bloom would you like to see labeled as your country's national flower?  The Camelia is Alabama's state flower and it is a perfect choice.  I love them.  My favorite is the peppermint Camelia.  When they are in full bloom they look just like a piece of peppermint candy.   I think the rose is the perfect country flower....but then...I love flowers....I would be happy with any of them.
4. What have you lost interest in recently?  Scrapbooking.  I have all my mom's pictures....on top of my own....and I am overwhelmed.
5. In your opinion, who's the best living musician?  I could name a hundred dead ones.  I love a wide variety of music.  My favorites....note the "s" on the word....would be:  Kenny G, Yo Yo Ma, Carlos Santana, Eric Clapton, Billy Joel, Yanni, ...and my list can go on and on.
6. S'mores-love 'em or no? Ever make them indoors? Last time you sat around an outdoor fire? Are making s'mores and sitting round a fire pit on your autumn bucket list? Do you have an autumn bucket list?  I love the things.  I love the dip you can make right in your oven.  I love making and eating them outdoors.  I love them.  I love sitting around the campfire....and I love pulling out the guitars and singing the night away.  You can eat s'ores if you want to....I will be playing and singing a little mellow music with my musician friends.
7. Your favorite small town? Why?  I have a million of them.  I have traveled through most of the US and there are wonderful small towns all over.  I love where I live, Roanoke, AL (actually Rock Mills Alabama.  I love the antebellum homes, the old theater, the people, the Friday night football games I love living in a small town and to be honest I would never want to give it up. 
8.  What was your first car?  Mine was a 1969 Plymouth Satelite with a 383 Cubic inch engine.  It had Crager mags with knock-off spinners and was fire engine red.  I loved it.  I picked it out with my father.  Great memory. 


A Joyful Chaos said...

I have never seen a Camelia, but it sounds lovely!

Paige McDaniel said...

Your home town sounds wonderful. I live in Dallas, but have always thought it would be fun to live in a small town. Hope you have a great week and perfect the pumpkin cake!

Joyce said...

Eric Clapton and Billy Joel. They'd make my list too. To answer the question from your comment-we're building on a lake near Clemson.

Cranberry Morning said...

Wow, you've really got the pumpkin theme going! The glaze sounds pretty amazing too. I love small towns and yours must be beautiful with those old homes.

Debby@Just Breathe said...

So you are all over the pumpkin this year! I love pumpkin but just haven't made anything yet. Great answer on getting your Masters Degree. Those are excellent musicians you have named. I'm going to have to try a S'mores dip, sounds yummy. I had a 1969 and a 1/2 Ford Maverick! Yes they did them mid year.

Elizabeth Day said...

Ah, yes the Peppermint Camelia; a beautiful flower. I have several camellias in my yard and always look forward to their blooms. We grow them well in the south. One of my best friends is an avid scrapbooker and looks forward to going to a scrapbook retreat in East Texas every year. She amazes me!

Mary said...

It's good to have your town as your favorite small town!
My first car: a Dodge Omni that my daddy bought for me when I was a senior in college. That thing could go in the snow!!!