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, September 21, 2016

Hodge Podging.....On A Wednesday Afternoon!

Welcome to the Wednesday Hodgepodge! If you've answered this week's questions add your link at the end of Joyce's post. Be sure to hop over and leave a comment for the blogger linking before you today, because comments make the blog world go round. Here we go-

1. Thursday (September 22) is the first official day of autumn in this part of the will you welcome the season? I know some of you have been celebrating way too early, but it's official now so permission granted. House Beautiful recently listed ten ways to make your home smell like fall (you can read the list here) What's a scent you love this time of year and how will you add it to your home?
It does not feel fally today.  It is still in the mid to upper 90's range.  The mornings are lovely as they are in the mid-60's.  I love this time of the year.  I love the leaves, I love putting out my fall decorations, I love turtlenecks and boots....but....I am still wearing short sleeves and flip flops. 
As far as scents go I love candles year round, but especially this time of year. And I enjoy simmering cinnamon, cloves, apple, vanilla....all those warm, fall, homey smells.  But...not today!  I am holding out for October 1st.   

 2. Apple pie or pumpkin pie? Apple cake or pumpkin bread? Warm apple cider or a pumpkin spice latte?  I love apple anything pretty much.  I do enjoy pumpkin....but it is a seasonal thing.  Apple whatever I eat year round.  Apple cider is a must, but I do drink a pumpkin spice latte once during the season.

3. Do you occasionally suffer from what's sometimes referred to as an afternoon slump? What helps ward it off before it hits and/or tell us what helps you shake it off once it's here?
Yes, Sometimes I 'slump' mid-afternoon. If I'm busy and power on through it passes, but if I sit down forget it. Sometimes I give in to a brief power nap.  Other times I will have some cider, or a cup of coffee, and it will pass.
4. Ladies-how have your friendships with women inspired you or made you a better person? For the men here today- how have your friendships with men inspired you or made you a better person?  Their love, support, and encouragement have taught me to be more loving, supportive , try harder, and to be  an encourager.  I have some awesome friends who are amazing prayer warriors and I am learning from them by example.
5. Are you a people pleaser? If you said yes, do you think that's a good or bad thing? If you said no, do you wish you were more of a people pleaser?  I have been a doormat at times.  I am a Type B personality person in a world of Mega A's and I am satisfied as long as peace rules my day.  I want no waves in my life if I can help it.  Saying that....understand....I WILL make waves if the need arises.
6. The seasons are a-changin'...share a favorite song relating in some way to change (not necessarily seasonal change, it could be change of any kind).  I am going to borrow Joyce's because this is one of my favorite songs, by one of my favorite song birds.
Landslide by Stevie Nicks...'can I sail through the changing ocean tides, can I handle the seasons of my life...'
7. What do you wish would never change?   Change is inevitable.  If I had to say something....I wish my children had never grown up and I wish too that my health would remain the same. 
8.  Insert your own random thought here.  Please remember the Schwartz family in your prayers.  My dear friend lost his wife to cancer this morning.  Heaven gained another angel....but please pray for the ones left behind.  We are coming up on a season when many become just be a little kinder to those around you.


Patti said...

Hi, Karen, I'm visiting from Wednesday Hodgepodge.

I am with you on peace ruling the day. I am totally non-confrontational. While that can be good, it can also be bad, because, instead of talking things out, I will often avoid people and/or situations that bring conflict. I once actually tossed a friendship aside because I couldn't force myself to talk to my friend about the way her kids were treating mine.

I always wish I could be a power nap person. But for me, that 20-minute power nap leaves me exhausted and longing for more sleep. If I do take a nap, I want it to be at least an hour long.

Ah, I hear ya on the kids growing up. I loved being a mom to little ones. I look forward to the day of grandkids.

Praying for your friends in their time of loss.

Patti @ Joy in the Middle

Debby@Just Breathe said...

Enjoyed your answers and liked your song choice.
Keeping the Schwartz family in my prayers.