Wednesday, November 16, 2016

Find the Happy Hodgepodge

Posted by Lisa Laree to Beer Lahai Roi
I've got some deep thoughts moving around...I'm not sure they're ever going to make it to the blog; I just don't know that I could articulate it well enough.. In the meantime, this week's Hodgepodge meme is looking for happy, and I think it would be a good thing to share some.

Click the button to see what the others have to say...

1. Let's all think happy thoughts...share one of yours here.

Thanksgiving is next week.  NEXT WEEK.  Aside from the panic of 'not ready!!! not ready!!' I'm actually happy about it.  It's my favorite holiday, even though it's a lot of work.  We have much to be thankful for...however you slice it.

2. There's a Chinese proverb that says, "If you want happiness for an hour take a nap, if you want happiness for a day-go fishing...." What say you? If you want happiness for a day _____________.
Sew something! :-)  

3. Where do you go to decompress from the world around you? 

My favorite refuge is a quiet spot...and I'm not particular where, just so it's quiet...with my Bible, my journal and a good pen.  Some reading/listening/journaling never fails to change my perspective. 

4. What song never fails to make you happy? 

An obscure worship song by Morning Star... 'Fly Me Like the Wind' ...on a live recording from a conference about, oh, 18 - 20 years ago?  It's one of my walking songs...

Come Let's Go Up To The Mountain/Fly Me Like The Wind - Morningstar from Stephen Bezdicek on Vimeo.

I wanna worship You like the Levites in the temple,
I wanna worship You like David in the field,
But sometimes, Lord, you know I get so temperamental,
I need You to lift me up and fly me like the wind... 

5. Wednesday is National Fast Food Day. Should that be a thing? Apparently it is, so tell us what's the last 'fast food' you consumed? If you were putting together your own version of a 'happy meal' what would you include? 

Honestly, National Fast Food Day should be the day before Thanksgiving.  A national day of fasting would certainly make us better appreciate the feast.
Oh, wait, that's not you meant, was it? 
Last 'Fast Food' was probably a turkey gyro from Arby's.  Those are actually pretty good.
A 'Happy Meal' for'm gonna say a cheeseburger, because those are pretty much off my diet now for several reasons...but I love me a cheeseburger.  Also a small salad...and, believe it or not, my internal medicine doctor tells me salads are very bad for the gastritis that I have and I should never eat them.  And of course I love a good fresh salad.  Chocolate Milk and a cookie.  Oatmeal raisin would be lovely.  If I could have that, hold the guilt, it would be a happy meal.

6. In a few sentences tell us why you blog. 

Oy. The sewing blog...because I like sharing the creative side with like minded folks. And it's been an amazing record of life.  Something like 200 folks follow that blog...which is pretty small potatoes in the blogging world, but it's is being read.  This blog...has about a dozen followers, maybe, and I blog here because I like recording life for myself to read down the road, if nothing else.  I like the discipline....even though I'm not very disciplined. And it does give me some structure for Bible study from time to time.  Mostly, I love the fact that blogging in general has connected me to folks I would never, ever had gotten to meet otherwise.   

7. List seven things you're feeling especially grateful for today.

 -- 1) I'm grateful for all the men and women who stand guard in our military, police forces, firefighters, first responders...all the folks who risk themselves to keep the rest of us safe.
 --2) I'm grateful to still have my parents and my inlaws to call, visit, share with....and that they are cool and interesting people.  They range in age from 77 to 91, and they are a blessing.
 -- 3) I'm grateful for four kids who are certainly not perfect but who are fun people to know and hang out with.  And 
 -- 4) I'm grateful that the kids come 'round and hang out with us from time to time
 -- 5) I'm grateful for my hubby and the 36+ years that we've had together.  Not perfect, but comfortable and good.  Very good.
 -- 6) I'm grateful for everyone who actually took the time to visit the blog and read this far.  You're the folks who keep me from talking solely to myself! :-)
-- 7) I'm grateful for red shoes.  Sometimes it's fun to wear something a little quirky.

8. Insert your own random thought here.

My BFF from high school will be celebrating her dad's 90th birthday this weekend.  We were invited, but it's 450 miles away and it just wasn't going to work.  She suggested sending a card with a joke.  So I dug up a terrible joke...and I will share it with you.
Guy goes to his doctor.  'Doc, I'm having some really weird things happening.  I wake up in the morning and call my wife 'Minnie'.  I eat breakfast and sing, 'Hi ho, hi ho, it's off to work I go' as I drive through rush hour.  Then when I get to work, for some reason I keep calling all my co-workers 'Doc', 'Dopey', 'Sleepy', 'Bashful'  and so on.  I can't seem to help it.  What's wrong with me?'

'Oh, that's an easy diagnosis,' the doctor replied.  'You're just having a few Disney spells.'



  1. Quiet time with your Bible is always a perfect way to decompress. Loved the joke! Good one!

  2. I enjoyed reading your responses and getting to know you a little better. I use to sew all the time when I was a young girl. I was very tall for my age and nothing off the rack in the junior department fit I learned to sew my own clothes. I'm going to take a peek at your sewing blog. Have a good week.
    Lori in Blue Ridge, GA

  3. I blog, but still talk to myself : ) I don't think it's an age thing, just something I've always done. I am no where nearly ready to host Thanksgiving, but I'm doing it. It's my favorite too.

  4. Thank you for stopping over. Glad you liked my "Going to the show" and also it is the movie theater! A burger sounds good, I'm only supposed to have red meat once a month. That is really hard to do sometimes. Your grateful list is awesome. Enjoyed the Disney joke. You are a no-reply so I couldn't respond to your comment on my blog.

    1. *shakes head* I have no idea why I am a 'no-reply' or how to change it. :-( Some setting somewhere, I suppose...thanks for persevering!