Wednesday, June 17, 2015

Hodge Podge Wednesday

Hodge Podge Wednesday (I think it's called) Check out Just Simply Linda

If you have never followed Just Simply Linda, try visiting.  She is a 100% mess!  She makes me laugh.  She is not afraid to share her views.  Like her or love her, she's real.  That's what I look for in a friendship.  She is loyal and loves with a big heart. She is an entertainer!  She and I share some common peeves:)

1. June is National Great Outdoors Month. Have you spent any time appreciating the great outdoors this month? If so where, and if not do you have any plans to enjoy the great outdoors before the calendar turns? The humidity in the South is like none other! If it weren't for this pool that I am enjoying with the kiddos, I'd stay inside.  The niece and nephew are coming next week so we'll do some putt-putt and everything else will be near water. I'm learning about the new splash pads around here.  You go to play with the kids, get a little wet and stay cool.  Works for me!
Don't what crazy thing happened with the camera on this one.
Scooting around the pool with my buddy
is keeping me active for sure!

I'm loving the pool with the GRANDS.
Today is my daughter in laws birthday.
Another fun day!

2. What's a current hot button issue for you? Insurance!!!  Have you tried to complete the paper work or talk to a representative.  I can't tell you how much time we've spent with agents and I'm still not sure if we have coverage.  Yes, I hate to admit that I had to talk Obama care.  I spent 4 hours on the phone only to find out that I had to talk to someone else and say the same thing. I hung up.  We talked to a GA agent for 3 hours before we left and then a TN agent for 3 hours here. We've decided to pay one more month Cobra using the severance pay which is running out. Do you know that Cobra costs us almost $1400 a month.  Yes, I am ranting!  Hopefully, Mr. H. will have a job with insurance by then.  PRAYERS PLEASE! 

3. What's a food or treat that 'disappears like hotcakes' in your house? Ice cream, peanut butter and chips.
4. How hot is too hot? Anything above 80*. (Yelp, Linda.  That's my answer too!)

5. Do you have an artistic outlook on life? What does that mean to you? Art to me is more than just the beauty in nature.  It's music and drama.  Our daughter is going back to play Sandi at the opening of the new theatre at her high school Alma Mater in September.  I can't wait!

6. What's one question you'd like to ask your father, or one you wish you could ask your father? Sometimes, I want to talk to him so bad.  He was always my strong man, the one that could answer the tough questions and the one I talked to when I had questions about money.  I'd ask him now what to do about insurance. 

7. Something you learned from your father? How to love others with a servant's heart.  He never said anything bad about anyone.  He was a pastor with a pastor's heart.  You don't see much of that today.

8. Insert your own random thought here. I am thinking about my purpose in life these days.  Although I'm loving this time with my grandchildren, I sometimes feel like I'm in limbo.  I'm certainly not complaining.  They give me purpose, but I do feel called to help others.  I want to find my place of ministry.  I want to find the job that brings me joy in serving others.  That's who I am.

Thanks, Linda for sharing your thoughts so I could share mine. 


  1. I enjoyed this. My Dad was a pastor as well. A servants heart, full of affirmation, encouragement, grace. Miss him too!
    Today In PA, it's not humid and is about 80. I'm enjoying a cup of coffee (of all things!) on my porch! It's been WAY too hot for that lately.
    God Bless you, my friend. I know you are blooming where you are planted :)

  2. I'M WHAT???? ROFL ROFL}}}}}}---GURL...I about spat out my kool aid that I am drinking. You be so funny!!! (ROFL--teasing you, there goes that southern twang again)---thanks for the shut ya...I also am glad to see you posting. Blessings sweet friend.

  3. Happy Birthday to your dil. The pool looks so cool and nice. It is 100 here today. I know you are especially thinking of your Daddy this Father's Day weekend. Best wishes with the insurance and prayers for your husband's job. In no time at all, the Lord will lead you to a place where you can minister to others. In the meantime, enjoy summer with the family. I dread July/Aug temps!!!

  4. Insurance is such a pain! It's so expensive, but then they don't want to cover anything.... We are really seeing it in my line of work. - so that's my current hot topic.
    Linda is a hoot and I love her too.
    Glad you are enjoying those grands. God has a plan for you - I know he'll have you doing the thing you are gifted at.

  5. Insurance is definitely one of mine:) Enjoy your day dear friend, HUGS!

  6. I have never come across this link up before today, and this is the second post that I have read now! What are the chances hey. Sorry to hear that you are having difficulties with your insurance, I hope that it will all be worked out very soon. xx

  7. looks so the gran- babes ..hugs,Patty

  8. Insurance paperwork and filling out new paperwork for a new doctor. Would rather keep the cough! ???? Kidding!



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