Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Hodgepodge Wednesday

From This Side of the Pond

My friend, Linda at Just Simply Linda
(you'll find her link at the bottom)
links up with 
From the Side of the Pond
(you'll find her link above)
to answer random get-to-know-you questions.

I thought it would be fun to do this 
since I'm having a blogger's block today.

1. Do you manage your own money or do you have a financial planner who helps in some way? I do a horrible job of taking care of the money because there never is enough to go around and I must confess sometimes I rob from Peter to pay Paul when I go to see my children.  That's been alot lately.

2. The second week of October is Pet Peeve Week. Off the top of your head, share TWO of your current pet peeves. Clutter on the dining room table.  My family knows this.  The house can be a mess but the kitchen table must be clean and clutter-free.  The other thing that peeves me is people not being real.  Say what you mean and mean what you say is my philosophy.

3. What is one thing you'd like to learn right now, this very week if you could? As for life -lessons to learn, I'd like to learn to be content.  As for the how-to lessons, I'd also like to take a photography class. 

4. How concerned are you about the recent health related news concerning Ebola? How about Enterovirus D68? I'm more concerned with the state of our nations and our relationship with Israel.  I'm more concerned about terorrist attacks and the future of our country spiritually, economically, and with international affairs. 

Dear Jesus, I come to you in total faith that You and You alone will save this great nation that I and so many others like me call America. America as we know we know it is totally broken. Americans like the rest of the world need You. Please save our Country, America. In Your precious Name I pray Amen!! God Bless America!!

5. Garfield, Nemo, or Tigger-your favorite orange cartoon character? I'm a hyperactive Tigger, and I'd like to adventure out like Nemo, but I let fear hold me back.

Never well I give up looking for you.:)                                      ~Timothy Carr :)

6. I'm going to see Gone Girl with my neighborhood book club this week. So often books made into film are disappointing. What's a book turned film you thought was well done, in that the casting was 'like you pictured' when you read the book, and the film plot remained mostly true to the book plot? The Notebook by Nicolas Sparks. Both the book and the movie were heart-wrenching.  One of those good-cry writes. 
Its really different from the movie and if you like quotes about love, this book is full of them!

7. What is one story your family always tells about you? The time I got tickled during family prayer time and peed in my pants. My daddy was praying and passed gas and kept right on praying. Me and mama got tickled and puddled the floor.  Seriously!


8. Insert your own random thought here. Blogging has become my favorite hobby.  Since my parents death, I find it hard to connect with "real" people, but I'm finding that the friends I've made here are more real than the people I meet on a daily basis or that I've known forever. Sad, but true.  I'm so tired of the pretense. 
Best friends are the people who make your problems their problems just so you don't have to go through them alone.


  1. OH, my gosh! Thanks for the laugh! Next time warn your midlife readers to empty their bladders before reading your blog. Why does farting always, always, always get a reaction, usually a laugh? No matter what.

    And your peeves are my peeves. Not the ones I mentioned on my post today, but I do love a clear kitchen table so that I can THINK . Ditto the kitchen sink. And floors.

  2. Great post. You should do more of these. I am all about REAL, too...tell it like it is-NOT perfect -or sometimes- ALMOST perfect.
    I would love to take a photography class, too. xo Diana

  3. Thanks..I just spat out my pop aka Coke Cola.(rofl)--great answers, so glad you joined in. Blessings

  4. I have found blogging to be a lot of fun as well. I have connected with people around the world. I have started a meme called Memory Monday and would love to have you join in.

  5. Great answers, Bonnie! I have been tempted to do the hodge-podge thing but something always gets in the way. I loved your funny story about the!

  6. Love the pee story. I hate phony people.too. Of course there may be times when I am absolutely too real :)

  7. Good answers Bonnie! I'll jpon you in that class, and act like Tigger too.

  8. Enjoyed learning more about you as you answered the prompts today, Bonnie! hugs to you.

  9. Fun post. I'm the same way about my kitchen counter. I have to have it clean and empty! I agree with you about the state of our nation.

  10. Amen!! And so funny too!
    I needed this!
    Yours, Roxy

  11. A great post and such interesting and where needed thoughtful and where needed amusing answers. I am sorry that you find it hard to connect people, and I so totally agree with say what you mean and mean what you say. Although I gave my opinion in a meeting tonight which disagreed with someone elses and then got my head bitten off, I could do without that being said! xx

  12. I hope you do more of these kinds of posts! TRUE AND REAL!

    I'm taking a PhotoShop Class after the first of the year. I know a lot already, but I want to know more. It's FREE at OCCC where Steve works. So excited. Photography is next.



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