Wednesday, February 15, 2023

Painting The Hodgepodge Red

Welcome to this week's edition of The Wednesday Hodgepodge.  If you've answered today's questions add your link at the end of my post, then leave a comment for the blogger before you. Here we go-

From this Side of the Pond

1. Pantone's color of the year for 2023 is Viva Magenta. Etsy's color(s) of the year are indigo and honeycomb. Your thoughts? Would we find any of these three shades in your home or wardrobe? Is there a room in your house that needs painting this year? Will you do it yourself or hire out?

I like to wear magenta but you wouldn't find it in my home decor. Same goes for indigo. Is honeycomb golden because I do like shades of gold in my house. 

We need to paint the ceiling in our great room which is 18 feet high, so definitely hiring that one out. I feel like when you paint, one thing leads to another. In all likelihood when we have the ceiling done we'll go ahead and paint the entire room and then the kitchen/keeping room and then the dining room too, because they flow. I really want to repaint all of my bathrooms this year but we'll see. Like I said, one thing leads to another when we're talking paint. 

2. Something you had to do recently that could be described 'as exciting as watching paint dry'? 

The State of the Union address

3. Who would you most like to sit beside on a 10-hour flight? Tell us why? Have you ever taken a 10-hour flight? 

Oh this is an interesting question. If you want to read about the time I almost sat next to Steve Forbes on a flight to China you'll find the link here (B is for Let's BACK Up). I was a bit overly anxious about the ensuing 14 hours of flying to register it was Steve Forbes until he'd already happily agreed to swap seats with my hubs. Darn. 

If I'm on a ten hour flight honestly hubs is who I  want beside me. I'm not a 'relaxed' flier and knowing he's there keeps me calm. ish. I've taken several long haul flights-China, Hong Kong, Tokyo, South Korea. Plus we lived in England for several years which required regular trans Atlantic flights and let's be honest. If you're crossing an ocean on an airplane it doesn't matter if it's 7 hours or ten hours. You still gotta get across that wide expanse of water. 

4. What's something you did growing up that would get you into trouble? 

Argue with my younger sister, tattle, literally telephone my mother at work to settle our dispute. Honestly I have always been a rule follower so wasn't in trouble too often. 

5. According to Google the top searches in 2022 were- Wordle, election results, Betty White, Queen Elizabeth, Bob Saget, Ukraine, Mega Millions, Powerball numbers, Anne Heche, and Jeffrey Dahmer. 

Hmmm...what does this say about us? How many of these words did you search last year? What would you guess was your most 'googled' word/phrase/question. 

What does this say about us? We're not deep lol. 

I've definitely googled Wordle, election results, Queen Elizabeth, and Bob Saget in the past year. If I had to guess at my most googled word/phrase it would probably be 'how many miles from point a to point b'.  

6. Insert your own random thought here. 

Hubs and I have been married almost 39 years, but celebrated 42 years as Valentines yesterday with dinner out. We opted for Thai Green Curry which may not sound all that romantic, but we both love it and don't have it very often. Afterwards we stopped at our local wine bar for a champagne toast, chocolate truffles, and a little live music. 

Hubs succumbed to internet advertising and  I am here for it. He got me one of the cards you've probably seen, where you open a box and something pops out. I loved it! 

You might see a video. Or you might not. 14 years of blogging and technology can still get the best of me. Anyway, it was cute...butterflies came flying out and there was an explosion of roses too. 

There were four photos of us in the box and a miniature red velvet cake. 

So fun! 

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  1. Looks like a nice evening! My husband and I met at the mall for lunch and we are also having lunch at a nicer place today. I don't like the crowds on Valentine's Day.

  2. Haha...the state of the union address. Why didn't I think of that. We had yellow and panang curry from our Thai to Go yesterday. I'll have to try the green next time. What a fun card in a box with cake, too! The flying butterflies are something else. It is true on a flight that long it's best to be next to your hubby. Happy early Anniversary to the two of you!

  3. I was surprised to read that you're a little nervous when flying. I just figured since you have traveled so much, it wouldn't bother you. Now, I don't feel bad because I get rather nervous. lol Loved the gift your hubby got sweet.

  4. That box looks like a lot of fun to open up. Ha ha!

  5. Good luck with your painting when you do it. I didn't even watch the State of the Union address. I am sure you have been on so many long flights with all of your travels over the years. Yes, your husband is a great choice to sit next to. That is funny about you even calling your mom at work. What a lovely Valentine's Day celebration you had. Take care. I'm going to watch the video now.

  6. I loved all your answers, but the video of you opening the gift was THE BEST!! You're so cute. What an awesome idea! Those butterflies are cool.

  7. Those greeting cards are a hoot! Our friends were just showing us a video of their cat trying to catch the butterflies. Wish I'd thought to say the State of the Union address, but I refused to listen.

  8. Oooh I love Thai curries and would definitely have one for a Valentine's dinner. Glad you had a good time going out with your hubs yesterday. Your comment about calling your Mom at work to settle arguments with your sister made me chuckle.

  9. OMG! That box! I've never even heard of such but what fun! I have got to get back with the HP! I've become such a slacker!

  10. Totally agree with your answer to #2...I only watched a very small part and turned the channel. Loved the video!! An awesome gift!

  11. Looks like a lovely evening and what a fun card!!

  12. That looks like such a fun card! I have seen tutorials on how to make them but think that's just a bit too much for me to tackle.

  13. What a great gift. My biggest fear when flying is that I'll need to use the bathroom when the seatbelt sign is on. I honestly never think about the fact that I'm flying over an ocean in a tin can lol