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 25, 2015

Hodgepodge Thankfulness

Welcome to this pre-Thanksgiving Hodgepodge. I'm thankful for everyone who participates on Wednesdays, for all of you here today who keep this mid-week hop a fun and friendly corner of the Internet. If you've answered the questions today, add your link at the end of Joyce's post. Be sure to visit the person who linked before you, because that's part of what keeps this train chugging along. Happy Thanksgiving!

 1.What's something you wish you knew how to do, but feel like it's too late to learn?  I have a few:  Ballroom dancing, playing Last Date on the piano like Floyd Cramer, paint.
2. Your least favorite thing to shop for? Why?  I have to agree with Joyce on this one and say, Bathing suits. Will all women answer the same way? Why are they so weirdly sized? Why do all women know you need to buy a size larger than your normal size? Why are they so teeny tiny? Why didn't I exercise more in my 30's?  My bathing suit is probably 15 years old....that is how much I hate the humiliation of buying one.
3. How has the celebration of Thanksgiving today changed from when you were growing up?
One thing I like about Thanksgiving is the way it doesn't change a whole lot from year to year no matter who you celebrate with. The menu  changes a little, there are people who are no longer with us, but the day is still spent happily in the kitchen preparing a comfort food feast. As pastors we have celebrated in a number of homes and the traditions are pretty much the same.  We watch the Macy's Day Parade, eat, watch football with family and friends.  We do NOT shop on Thanksgiving Day, we settle in....and all is right with the world.

 4. What's something that when other people see it, reminds them of you? Explain.
Lighthouses, Beach and music themed things.  Everyone knows how much I love the beach, lighthouses, and music.  I have recently started photographing old barns and churches and my students have started finding them for me.  It is so funny, they will bring me in directions to a special barn or church and expect to see a photograph soon.
5. If you could guest star in a TV show, what would it be and why?
Any cooking show, I think it would be fun to fill in as a guest judge. 
6. Have you ever farmed or spent any time on a farm? Are there farm stands in your little corner of the world and do you make it a point to shop there? If so, what item do you particularly like to buy from a roadside stand or farm shop?
I worked for an orange grove when I was in high school one summer.  My dad grew up on a cotton farm in Alabama and was a share cropper. I grew up in South Florida and my dad had container gardens and fruit trees in our back yard.  I live in the middle of a pasture now.  The owner plants a community garden each summer and raises cattle.  I am not a farmer by nature. I love to buy squash, strawberries, blueberries, cantaloupe, tomatoes, and beans from the Farmer's Market here in Randolph County.

7. What's something you've experienced recently that made you feel a sense of awe or wonder?  Sunset at the beach always fills me with awe.

8.  Insert your own random thought here.  What is your favorite Thanksgiving song?  I love the song, "Thank you Lord for your blessings on me."


Mama Squirrel said...

I don't even OWN a bathing suit--right up there with shoes for me.

Capri K said...

I think there are going to be a LOT of bathing suit answer for #2!!!
Enjoy your holiday!

Debby@Just Breathe said...

I would love to try painting at one of those group places that people are going to these days! True the menu for Thanksgiving remains the same for us each year. I agree that being a guest judge would be fun. I'm enjoying the Master Chef Junior show. Your right about the sunset, I should have posted mine for this questions from a few weeks ago but since I was in Vegas last week I went with the Bellagio fountain! Have a blessed Thanksgiving......

Cranberry Morning said...

Sunset over the beach looks wonderful. What a lovely thought too. Have a great Thanksgiving.