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Wednesday, November 4, 2015


     Here it is...November already. This year has flown by very quickly, or at least that is how it seems. This November, some people are listing one thing that they are grateful for on each day of the month. This being Day 4 of the month, today I am grateful for the Wednesday Hodgepodge. Though this weekly exercise I have vicariously met some remarkable people. I enjoy learning about other people and their lives, beliefs, preferences and so forth.
Please join in on the fun!

1. Besides Thanksgiving, something you're looking forward to on your November calendar?
     Nothing comes to mind!

2.  If I gave you a thank you card right now who would you send it to and why?
     I would send it to an elderly couple in our the church. They are usually the first to step up to cook a meal for a fellowship, or man the kitchen at the churches summer camp for kids, and every other service project. They are exemplary people and always go the extra mile of service.

3. Of the breads listed, which one's your favorite...bagel, cinnamon, sourdough, garlic, banana, biscuit, pita, Naan, or plain old fashioned white bread?
     I love a banana bread, especially if it has nuts in it. I also enjoy a good garlic bread. I like the tase of garlic.

4. What's something you have in abundance? Is that a good thing?
     I have too much fat and too much sugar in my system. It is definitely not a good thing. I am taking steps to address both situations. Prayers for success are appreciated.

5. November 5th is National Love Your Red Hair Day. Are there any redheads in your family? Who's your favorite redhead?
     My favorite red head was Red Skelton. He was one of the funniest men who has ever lived and he worked clean. I don't think I have a favorite red head who is currently alive.

6.  The travel website Busbud recently calculated the most Instagrammed spot in every state. Go here to see what made the list where you live. Are you happy with your state's #1? If not what do you think should be the most photographed spot in your state? Have you snapped a photo there? If you live outside the USA answer as it relates to your state, city or province.
     The White Mountain National Forest, especially in the fall, is a terrific choice. As a Granite Stater I'm okay with this choice.

7. I'm going to try to have something related to gratitude in this spot each week during the month of November. Here's this week's question-
What's something you've learned about yourself this year that you're grateful for?
     I recently took a "Spiritually Gifted" test to determine what my God-given spiritual gifts are. I was pleasantly surprised to learn that given my gifts I am where I belong and I'm doing what I'm supposed to be doing. I am grateful for that.

8. Insert your own random thought here.
     I am still a bit disillusioned with out political leaders. It seems to me that our elected officials are more devoted to serving the interests of their particualr party than they are in serving the interests of the American people. They pay lip service to serving the American people. I used to be that each party had different views on how to address the problems we have. They were Americans first and loyal party members next.
     It is almost as if they don't care about solving the problems that plaque us. They seem more interested in exploiting them for their political and personal gain. I guess that I am just getting too cynical in my old age. That doesn't mean that I'm wrong. God bless America...please!


  1. Red Skelton was great! Love good clean humor.

  2. Yes! God bless America, please! Good mantra these days. I loved Red Skelton, but had to list my red-headed sister as my favorite. God bless your church friends in #2. I answered garlic bread. Another fun Hodgepodge!

  3. There isn't a bread that I don't like, but mmm, garlic bread with plenty of garlic would be yummy! I'm a follower of SWMBO's blog and have missed her updates. I hope she's doing well.

  4. I didn't think of Red Skelton, but he is a great choice. I used to love him!
    Wishing you much success with cutting the fat and sugar in your diet. Been there, done that, and, now, Ed and I are there again. May the Lord be with us all, it's tough.
    You are exactly right about our political leaders, and it's very disheartening. God help us, please.

  5. Good luck with sorting out your health issues.

  6. I think cutting back on fat is easier than cutting back on sugar. At least for me : ) I have a sweet tooth, but I'm working on it. Red Skelton! Love him! My sister met him once...he came in the bank she worked in down in Tenn. A very nice man in person too. Politics. Blech. I think a large percentage of the population agrees with you which is why on the Republican side 'outsiders' are ahead in the polls right now. Frankly I think we start this whole thing waaaaaaay too early. I feel like we should be voting now and the election is a year out still.