Wednesday, October 26, 2011

50 is Nifty-Wednesday Hodgepodge Vol guess what number

My girls would be quick to point out that using the term nifty marks you as a person of a certain age but in my defense the only time I use that word is when I'm saying Fifty is Nifty. Which isn't often.

Welcome to the Wednesday Hodgepodge-Volume FIFTY. Which is nifty. Okay I'll stop now and get on with the questions. Be sure to link your post and then visit around. Here are my answers to this week's questions-

1. What gives you goosebumps?

Lots of things-seeing a soldier reunited with his family, being in a large crowd while The National Anthem is sung, dental tools, a dark basement.

2. Halloween-are you a lover or a hater? Okay, that sounds harsh...Halloween-yay or nay?

It's not my favorite holiday but I don't hate it either. I don't take it too seriously and my cutie pies generally viewed any opportunity to put on some sort of costume as a good day. We enjoyed talking about 'what to be', hanging out with the neighbors (the dads all banded together and walked around in a big group) and of course the best part- raiding the girls stash after they'd gone to bed. Hi girls!

3. Can you respect someone you do not trust, and can you trust someone you do not respect?

For the most part I think the two go hand in hand. I don't think I can trust someone I don't respect. Trust is a step above respect in the grand scheme of things. I think there are instances where I can have respect for a person's -ability, insight, skill-but not neccessarily trust them to do the right or best thing for me (politicians anyone?) I cannot think of any instance where I would trust someone I didn't respect.

4. Apples or oranges? Yes, you have to choose.

This time of year I'd definitely say apples-picked from the orchard and eaten on the spot, simmered all day in the crockpot into a wonderful homemade sauce, sliced in pies, cakes, tarts and dumplings, dipped into caramely goodness and even pressed into cider. Yum!

and voila....

5. What is something you wish was in your town? (shop, restaurant, attraction, etc)

There isn't much in our little town which I suppose is part of its charm but also a teensy bit annoying at times. You can't have it both ways I guess. I like the fact that I have to go one town over to get to a Walmart or Target. They are close but not too close. I do love the downtown in collegetown where Daughter2 lives-its just the right mix of nature, boutiques, and fine dining so I know it can be done and done well. I guess that's what I'd really like to see in our town- a plan.

6. What non-food item is in your refrigerator or freezer?

The refills to my tooth whitening kit. The dentist recommended I keep it there and I always do what the dentist says.

7. Are you at all superstitious?

I don't think so. Definitely not in the black cat or broken mirror kind of way.

8. Insert your own random thought here.

I hosted book club at my house on Monday night and made a few things I'd seen on Pinterest. If you're not on Pinterest you should check it out. So many fun, clever, delicious ideas out there. I set out this bowl of 'acorns' and they were a hit...

I used the mini nutter butter cookies for the top and attached it to the Hershey's kiss with a dab of peanut butter. I think they're so cute as a little something extra for a fall get together and who doesn't love chocolate and peanut butter?


  1. SUPER CUTE acorns!! I love pinterest!!!

  2. I love how the acorn snacks turned out. They are really adorable. I made the witches hats out of the fudge stripe cookies and Hershey Kisses. They were really fun too.

  3. 1. I agree about the National Anthem
    2. Definitely not my favorite holiday.
    3. I agree.
    4. The applesauce looks very yummy!
    5. A town with a plan. There's a novel idea. (and I bet your nearest Target is not 50 miles away.)
    6. Good for you for listening to your dentist.
    7. Agree.
    8. Yum! And cute!

  4. Those acorn treats are adorable and so easy to make (my kind of a treat!). Regarding question 3: I have always found it interesting that the Bible commands a man to "love" his wife, and for a wife to "respect" her husband. God knew all along that in order for us to love or trust our husbands, we first had to respect them.

  5. Like the snack! Those look good and fattening. Thank you for the questions once again.

  6. LOVE the acorns! Now your girls know what happened to their "good" candy! :)

  7. Love that snack. I could do that.

  8. I'm so impressed with your apples skills that is a lot to do with apples. Love all the recipes and ideas I've found on Pinterest....I can't remember my life before! lol! Sad I know!
    Have a wonderful Wednesday!

  9. Oh I'm stealing that nutter butter hershey's kiss idea!!! Great to put out and snack for the holidays!!!!

  10. Okay, those acorns are about the cutest! I must find a reason to do those. And, Pinterest, I've joined but have not spent enough time there to get the "hang" of it. So, will have to work on that (in my spare time).

    Thanks for 50 weeks of Hodgepodge!

  11. Love the questions again this week ... thanks so much for hosting this!

    I LOVE the acorns! So cute ... and so easy ... my kind of snack! ha!

  12. Fun questions, Joyce. A lot of your answers are similar to mine.

    I love your little acorns, and may try making those for our Family Halloween party this weekend.

  13. You and I gave opposite, yet essentially the same answer for #3. Oh, and there's a town near us that sounds similar to where your daughter lives. It has plenty of everything, but is so well laid-out that it hasn't lost its charm.

  14. I'm in love with Pinterest and those cookie treats are adorable! We are going to the apple orchards this Sunday, I can't wait. Thanks for another week of great questions.

  15. Funny how goosebumps appear with such diverse events! I'd give up both Target and Walmart to get a Tattered Cover Bookstore like we found in Denver! :-)

  16. Hi Joyce,
    Apples for me. Those acorn cookies are cute and look so yummy. Have a great day!

    Food for Thought

  17. I didn't add any of the good things that give me goosebumps like Christmas movies (any sappy, fairy tale ending movie).

  18. I work with someone who is a great teacher and I respect the work they do with kids but on a personal level?

    I have NO trust in them.

    So I guess I can respect someone I don't trust, but I agree - the opposite seems less plausible.

  19. Totally love the acorns! The next time I need to make a snack I will make those! How cute!!!

  20. We are so alike on so many fronts. :) Your acorns turned out wonderful!

  21. What cute little acorn cookies! My family would love those!

  22. You hit the nail on the head with the difference between trust and respect.

    Someone made those acorns yesterday for my kids, but they used chocolate frosting to attach the kiss, and they put another dab on the the bottom of the cookie to complete the look. My kids loved them!

  23. I have not been able to get the hang of Pinterest but then I haven't put a lot of time into it either but I'm going to try!
    Love those impressive!

  24. So did you read any interesting books?

    Love baked apples...PS Anne of Green Gables will remain in my fave books of all 1 is a toss up between Pride and Prejudice and Wuthering Heights....

  25. The acorns look delish!!! :)

  26. I love Pinterest and I pinned those cookies too. Thanks for the reminder. I really need to make them for Bible Study next Tuesday.

  27. I am hooked on Pinterest...I actually set the timer the other day to get myself to step away...I love your acorn treats, we have book club in two weeks and I am going to surprise everyone with a basket to share....

    Also my girls' trip to New York is mainly a shopping, sight seeing and hopefully going to a show.. I am just nervous about where to stay and how to plan activities logistically. We will be there November 19-22. If you have any advice on any of these, I would love it!!

  28. OH I LOOOOOOOOOOOVE Pinterest! I get so many great recipes and creative ideas from there!

    Those acorns are adorable....and I bet they're delicious too!

  29. I just recently started my Pinterest account and I'm totally addicted! It's ridiculous! I'm going on about 10 days and I have over 800 pins. Did you see the one where you take the little square pretzels and top one with a white Hershey kiss and melt it enough so that when you press a second pretzel square on top of it it glues the two together and oozes though the little holes - they look awesome!

  30. Great questions, as usual. Hey, I'm #50! Do I get a prize? ;-)

  31. love the acorns great idea
    I am going to ck our pinterest


  32. Apples? Noooooo! It's got to be oranges all the way! :)

  33. Those cookies look totally yummy. I love chocolate and peanut butter together. :)

    Is Pinterest the site where one has to be invited to join or have a sponsor in order to join? If so, how does one get the invitation?

    Have a blessed evening!