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Wednesday, July 26, 2017


      Besides being an awful first sentence for a novel, the title of this blog post is an apt description of the past two days here in New Hampshire. Last week we were being broiled alive by the hot and buggies. This week the temperatures have dropped into the 50's and 60's with raw, wet weather. It is a truism that if you do not like the weather in New Hampshire just wait awhile, it is sure to change. 
     Another Wednesday has come upon us which means our friend, Joyce Daley, has a few questions for us to answer. Joyce has an insatiable thirst for knowledge. Also, the Wednesday Hodgepodge is a great way to get to know some very remarkable people. Join us! You will be glad that you did.
1. We've reached edition number 315 here in the Wednesday Hodgepodge. So tell us, what were you doing at 3:15 yesterday? Is that typical? On a scale of 1-10 (with 1 being low and 10 being high) what's your energy level usually like at 3:15 PM?
     At 3:15 pm yesterday I was picking up our two Chinese Crested dogs, A.K.A. "The Littles," from doggie daycare. This is routine, Monday through Friday. As regards my energy levels, I would give my energy level a six or a seven, trending upward. I am not a morning person. I strongly dislike mornings and am not at my most affable or efficient in the morning. I am most productive from late afternoon until late evening.

2. A frisbee, a tantrum, a towel, a party, a punch, or a curveball...which have you most recently thrown or had thrown at/for you? Elaborate.
     I have not had any of the listed items thrown at me nor have I thrown any of the listed items at anybody.

3. What are three things that would help you right now. Tell us how or why.
     The three things that would help me most right now, in no particular order, are: (1) A new pair of knees. My knees are severely arthritic and in pain most of the time. It is painful to walk or stand for long periods of time; (2) Continued prayers for my beloved SWMBO and her battle against multiple myeloma cancer; (3) Winning the lottery would be helpful. I don't want to be filthy rich mind you. I just want to get a little dirty.

4. Do you think you're strong? Why or why not? What makes you strong?
     I think that I am like most people. I am strong in some areas and weak in other areas. I am strong in my devotion to God and in my love for SWMBO and our family. I believe that I am strong because I am convinced from reading the Bible that it is important for me to be strong in those areas.
5. Do you enjoy reading historical fiction? What's your favorite book set sometime in the past?
     I do like historical fiction. I enjoy reading anything set in the World War II time period, 1939-1945. Sadly, I don't have a favorite book.

6. Insert your own random thought here.
     My faith in the kindness of humanity took a serious broadside hit this past week. There was a report of some young people who broadcast a video of a man in a wheel chair who got himself into a retention pond and drowned. The young people were heard mocking the drowning man as he drowned. 
     Have we sunk so low as a people that we can't make a simple phone call to summon help in situations where we cannot or will not render aid ourselves. Are we so anxious to get our fifteen minutes of fame? If so, God help us!
     One of our principles as a people is that life is priceless and that all life is valuable. Apparently those young people did not get that memo! May God help them before karma comes and bites them in the "donkey."
     May God bless all of you who are reading this post in some special and tangible way. 


  1. They must have so much fun at daycare! I am having a knee replacement in a few week. My other knee has started to act up a little bit. I have osteoarthritis and was just recommended a product from a rheumatologist. Arthroben: Lynn Marie is always in my prayers. Your random is so sad, how could they possibly lived with themselves!

  2. Yes, I agree with your random and that incident just made me heartsick. What have we come to as a society that something like that could happen? So very sad. I enjoyed your Hodgepodge! I also agree about winning the lottery. Just to get a little dirty would be a good thing! LOL

  3. Just when you think we can't sink any lower you read a story like that one. 'Get a little dirty'-ha! Yes that would work for me too. Give my best to your bride today!

  4. Hi,
    Your random makes me so sad. Praying with you.
    I had to chuckle at your "get a little dirty" ;-)
    Have a blessed weekend,

  5. Your random thought makes me ticked. Around here, even the gang bangers would have jumped in to save the man. This is Gulf Coast Texas where it is a very cool 103. I have seen our local gang members bow their heads when I prayed for one of our customers at a convenience store we were working at.
    You might also enjoy the Friendly Fill-ins on Fridays.
    Have a great week.

  6. I am a night owl, through and through. If I'm already up when morning arrives, no problem. But, I don't want to have to wake up first thing in the morning if I've dared to go to sleep.

    I'm so sorry to hear that your wife is battling the "c" word. You're both in my prayers.

    The depraved indifference of those young people is so upsetting. :( It isn't any wonder, though, that they have no thought to the sanctity of life. When mothers are allowed to kill their own children for "convenience", how can we expect the young to treasure life? The example they are given is that life does not matter. That is a tragedy on many levels. I will pray for this drowned man's family and for those young people to have an attitude adjustment. :(

    Have a blessed weekend.