Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Wednesday Hodgepodge #84!

Can you believe I am doing the Hodgepodge? I can hardly believe it but I am determined to get back to blogging!! So here are my answers and I hope to get around to read some of yours!! Happy Wednesday!!! :-) AND if you would like to join in, just go on over to Joyce's blog to find out how!! :-) 1. How often do you check the weather? How do you check the weather?
We usually watch the local early morning newscast and get the daily/weekly weather report there.  And that is the only time I check unless there is an impending storm.

2. Since this is volume 84 of the Wednesday Hodgepodge, and since I got married in 1984, and since I'm attending a wedding this weekend it only seems right to post something related here.
"Happiness in marriage is entirely a matter of chance. If the dispositions of the parties are ever so well known to each other or ever so similar beforehand, it does not advance their felicity in the least. They always continue to grow sufficiently unlike afterwards to have their share of vexation; and it is better to know as little as possible of the defects of the person with whom you are to pass your life."
Agree or Disagree. Why?
Wellllll........I tend to agree more than disagree because you aren't just automatically happy when you get married.  I mean, real life sets into the relationship prettttyy quickly and things can get a bit sketchy.  Sooooo, you must decide if you want to be right all of the time or if you want to learn to compromise and have a peaceful home.  :-)  You must decide to accept eachother's quirky little habits.  You must also decide to give eachother space and not smother one another.  Marriage truly requires effort on both parts and the presence and wisdom of the Lord  and His word in all that you do. 

3. Do you like to dance? Have you ever taken dance lessons?
I have always loved to dance.  My twin brother Johnny and I were vioted the best dancers in our senior class and I often won the dance contests at our high school sock hops (remember those?). :-)  Oh, no, I've never taken lessons.  My brothers and sisters and I used to watch American Bandstand every Saturday afternoon and we learned to dance from watching them.  My sister Debbie and I used to do a really good rock 'n roll/ jitterbug, though there was not throwing each other in the air or any of that kind of stuff! :-)

4. Fresh from the oven peach pie or home made peach ice cream? Pick one.
Oh, definitely the fresh-from-the-oven peach pie!!!  With a scoop of vanilla ice cream please! :-)

5. Should people accept unfairness and learn to make the best of it?
It depends, of course, on what type of unfairness is being meted out.  Thank goodness that slavery was not just accepted, but there were brave people who decided they were no longer going to endure it.  And even though slavery was abolished, racism in America still exists.  Many black Americans must still decide each day if they are going to tolerate it or take steps to do something about it, all the while knowing there will be repercussions.  I believe many still choose to just make the best of it, as do many less-fortunate people in our society.
And then there are the people of  Egypt, Syria and other countries who have chosen to do something about the unfairness of their governments.  Thousand have died fighting against the tyranny of unfairness.
But everyday life will always present times of unfairness.  We have all experienced it, I am fairly sure of, at one time or another.  In my life, I have found that the Lord has used circumstances of unfairness, many times, to teach me invaluable lessons of humility and submission.  

6. The top five all time summer movie blockbusters (released between May and August and grossing at least 100 million dollars) are-Jaws, Raiders of the Lost Ark, Star Wars (the original), Ghostbusters, and ET. Which one's your favorite?
Raiders of the Lost Ark was awesome but I would have to say E.T. is my favorite!! :-)

7. If given the chance, would you like to visit the moon?
Uh,  that would be a "no".  :-)

8. Insert your own random thought here.
The recent power outage that we had has made a new cat out of Ellie, the kitty of our house!  This should have happened YEARS ago!!!  LOL She has always been kind of aloof and snooty, but since she was left for four nights in a row, had to live in a dark, rather hot and humid home, she has been REBORN!!  This cat is so affectionate now and has become like my shadow!!  I love it!!  :-)   Just lookin' for some positve in a pretty difficult time here in my little valley!!!  :-) 


Theresa said...

Sock hops and all that type of dancing sounds like lots of fun! You must be a great dancer.

MotherT said...

This was an interesting post! Good to see you showing up again!

Jewel said...

Hello ladies!! Thanks for coming by!!! :-)

Joyce said...

I used to love American Bandstand! So nice to see you in the HP this week!

Mary said...

I sure didn't give the "fairness" question very much thought! So many people did! :)

Barbara H. said...

You gave a great answer to the fairness question. I mentioned on another friend's Hodgepodge that I'd just been reading Not By Chance by Layton Talbert about God's sovereignty, and had just read about God working through the unfairness allowed in Joseph's life. There are times to just accept it -- I Peter 2:19-25 talks about taking patiently wrongdoing against ourselves like Jesus did. But there are also times to stand up against unfairness, like you mentioned.