Wednesday, March 16, 2011

It's Your Lucky Day-Wednesday Hodgepodge-Vol 18

Welcome to this week's Wednesday Hodgepodge...if you're playing along be sure to add your blog link to the bottom of my post so lucky readers will know where to find you. I try my best to get to all the participating blogs but it usually takes me a couple of to see all the different directions people run in answering the very same questions.
Here are my answers today...

1. What would you do if you found a pot of gold? Let's pretend that pot of gold is worth exactly $1500 (which would actually be more like a cup of gold at current values). Anyway, let's also pretend you have to spend it as opposed to making a donation somewhere. Now, tell me what you would do with that cup pot of gold?

We have so many projects going at the moment my head is spinning. I feel like every room in my house needs just a little tweaking before I call it done. Is a house ever done? We're getting new furniture in Daughter1's bedroom so most likely my cup of gold would go towards that purchase.

2. Do you celebrate St. Patrick's Day in any way, shape, or form?

My Irish lad with the Irish name and the Irish charm and the red hair to go with (okay it's mostly gray now but he's still a red head at heart) is away on business this St. Patrick's Day. I fixed our traditional dinner on Saturday night because we love it...corned beef and cabbage with potatoes. So good but such a heavy meal. I did make a light dessert, green of course....sugar free lime jello whipped together with low fat lime yogurt. It was yummy and refreshing!

3. Have you been bitten by the Spring Cleaning bug? What spring cleaning job most needs doing at your house? What spring cleaning job are you most dreading?

Nipped but not actually bitten. Its hard to get motivated while the bathroom is mid-redo. That's creating a lot of dust so I'm inclined to wait until that's completed before I dig in to the actual scrubbing. We are doing several home decorating projects, primarily in the bedrooms so I'm cleaning out closets and organizing in there as we go. My most needed job this spring is probably to have my windows washed. It would also be the most dreaded. And you might as well toss in washing the window treatments too because that job also ranks right up there on the do-not-enjoy list!

4. lime-shamrock-sage-forest....your favorite shade of green?

Our bedroom is painted a lighter shade of sage's restful and beautiful and I love it.

5. Thomas Jefferson once said, "I'm a great believer in luck, and I find the harder I work the more I have of it." So... do you believe in luck or do you believe we make our own luck?

I think there are people for whom some things in life seem to come more easily than they do for the rest of us. Of course we never really know what goes on behind the scenes in someone else's life, do we? Perhaps they are looking around thinking the same thing about someone else. I think hard work pays off and adds meaning to the end result. I'm not opposed to a little luck but I'm not relying on it either.

6. Monday (3/14) was Pi Day. Get it? 3/14 is Pi Day. Those math types are so clever, aren't they? Since I'm not one of them tell me what's your favorite piE (the edible kind)?

Angel Pie...followed closely by coconut cream.

7. That same date (3/14) was also the birth date of the late physicist, Albert Einstein. I bet he knew the value of pi. What do you think is more important and/or valuable in life...intelligence or common sense?

I think you need a bit of both in this world. Intelligence without common sense can land one in a heap '0 trouble. Can you have common sense without intelligence? I think if someone has a lot of common sense they've gotta have some brains in there somewhere!

8. Insert your own random thought here...

Like everyone, my heart just breaks for the people of Japan and all they have suffered and continue to face following the earthquake and tsunami there last week. Sometimes this world seems upside down. I heard this beautiful song by Selah sung in church on Sunday...a gentle reminder that there is absolutely nothing that cannot be redeemed...

(the lyrics aren't showing up but you can read them here)


  1. Well, I may have linked up first, but apparently I stop using punctuation after midnight! : ) Great questions as always, Joyce!

  2. We once had a wall repaired, and the dust from that experience nearly did me in. We were trying to sell our house at the time too! What a pain!

    As far as Japan...I feel very out of the loop. I gave up TV for Lent, and I don't read the newspaper. Hence, I have only heard news via the radio or folks around me. I feel a bit discombobulated.

  3. We both love our Angel Pie don't we?!

  4. Spring seems to be the time when people think about really cleaning out and getting things looking fresh. Can't wait to see all the pictures of the re-do's. A lot of us are thinking about Japan :(

  5. I like that song; I just had no idea who sang it!
    So...I can use the bathroom remodel as an excuse not to clean anything yet...right? :D

  6. If I found a pot of gold.....list is so long! I grew up having Irish dinners on St. Patty's day but now we have green beer and where green, Hubby is not a fan of Corn Beef! Love color all the greens, I was married on the 19th of March and of coarse my colors were Green! I don't believe in luck just hard work! I hate that saying you're so lucky ....takes away from peoples hard work to accomplish something. I'm so excited for Spring and don't mind Spring cleaning I love that freshness of a new season! Song is beautiful thanks for posting it.

  7. Great answers and great questions once again. Thank you.

  8. Best of luck with all of the redo's, Joyce. I'm with you on waiting until all of the dust settles. How wonderful that you will have a beautiful updated home to enjoy!

  9. Never heard of Angel Pie. You should share the recipe!

  10. More great questions! I'm so glad you provide this awesome meme for us!

    Hope to see some "after" pictures when you're all done with your re-do.

  11. Thank you for stopping by my answers and leaving your lovely comment about loss and heaven. What you said makes sense, thank you!
    Best wishes, Pam

  12. Joyce, thanks for doing such a great job coming up with questions each week--and not just any old questions--good ones!

    I feel the pain with your home rennovations, but I envy your end results :) The pleasure more than exceeds the pain!!!

  13. Oh, do I love Selah! Great questions and can't imagine coming up with them every week, but I so appreciate your doing so. :o)

    I've lived through so many home "redos" and hope that I never have to again. I think we've done all we can possibly do to this one. Although I really would like to replace the rest of the down stairs with wood floors, we have 3 rooms without, so I might get up the "courage" to live through that one day.

    Happy St. Patty's Day!

  14. Great questions and answers....Since both our men are away on Saint Patrick's Day, do you want to go out together? Too bad we're not near each other...I've been doing more research on my roots this past year and I seem to be more Scottish than Irish although my Scottish ancestors may have gotten there from Ireland....I'm definitely part Irish, though.
    Mama Bear

  15. Thanks for the great questions this week. I am so jealous of your remodel. I really feel for you on the ceiling thing though. That's a tough one!

  16. You always come up with the best questions Joyce.
    Thanks for hosting this weekly meme.

    I agree! I don't think a house is ever done.
    So much that needs doing.

  17. Great questions! What is Angel Pie?

  18. I enjoyed reading your answers today. Can't stop thinking about Japan right now.

  19. I LOVE love love Selah! :) Thanks for hosting again this week. And ... we're supposed to wash and rehang window treatments? Who knew!

  20. It is so incredibly heartbreaking what has happened to the people of Japan...really humbles you.

  21. We have some similar answers!
    What is angel pie?

  22. We will be having corned beef too. Yum!

  23. You've got me hungry for something cool and fruity - never had Angel pie but it sounds like something cool and fruity ;-) I cannot eat yogurt no matter how hard I try - maybe if I mix it with some jello...and some fruit!!

  24. I would also like to know what angel pie is.

    I love Unredeemed. What an appropriate thought for a time such as this.

  25. That is sweet of you to spend it in your daughters room. Your dinner sounds like it was delicious. Sage is the best! I haven't tried making your Angel pie yet. Coconut Cream is my husbands favorite. Keeping Japan in my prayers.

  26. Happy St. Paddy's day to you. Loved the collection of thoughts for Hodgepodge this week...but then I always seem to.

  27. Selah is one of my favorites. My sweet daughter gave me tickets to see them last year for my birthday. And she was my date for the evening. Blessed.
    Good luck with the remodel... hopefully the end result will be worth the mess.
    Thanks for stopping by my blog. I added a link to the recipe for Sugar Cream Pie. :)

  28. Somebody send me the pot of gold. I need one soon. So happy to see you again sweetie.