The Wednesday Hodgepodge

I linked up at my mom's blog for this week's hodgepodge. Click below to share your answers as well! 
1. Do you play games of luck/chance for money? Have you ever played bingo for money? Visited a casino? Placed a bet on a horse? Bought a lottery ticket? 
Most games of luck and chance involve math and that's really not my thing, like I am horrible at math, still count on my fingers bad.  So while I should probably avoid all games where winning money is dependent on my math skills, I have experience with all these activities, somewhat:
  • The last time I participated in Bingo was in elementary school at the senior living center with my girl scout troop- money was not involved. 
  • I have been to one casino in Ocean City. It was just slots and automated games- no real skill involved, just pull the lever and lose money.  I can handle this-my wallet cannot.  
  • I've been to a few horse races before (see here) but never bet on them.  
  • I did buy a few lottery tickets when it was nearly $600 million, because you just have to. Obviously I did not win.
2. Will you be preparing and/or dining on the traditional Corned Beef and Cabbage meal this St. Patrick's Day? Mashed-baked-hash browned-french fried...your favorite way to have potatoes?
Another multi-part question. If I was going to be at home I'd be enjoying my mom's corned beef and cabbage. I always loved this growing up and I love corned beef sandwiches for lunch the next day too. Maybe I'll make this for my roommates this weekend. As far as potatoes are concerned I love them pretty much anyway as long as I don't have to be the one to peel them. Does peeling potatoes make anyone else's hands feels dry and red and itchy or is that just me and my mom? Speaking of potatoes, I just pinned a new slow cooker recipe for scalloped potatoes that I'd like to try.

3. What's the last thing you felt 'green with envy' over? 
Let's just say I'm not a fan of the facebook updates that say "so and so got engaged."

4. What's at the end of your rainbow? 
Something much better than any old pot of gold...
"The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy; I have come that they may have life, and have it to the full." John 10:10

5. Besides your blog, do you keep any sort of diary or journal? Was this a habit you developed as a child or is journaling something new for you? 
That would be a big fat yes!
These are all my journals from February 2007 till now. College is when I started seriously journaling and writing during quiet times or whenever my mind would wonder and worry and daydream.  They are filled with some of my favourite memories and also some memories that make me cringe or cry when I re-read them. I love emptying my head onto the page, I pour out my fears, my wild erratic dreams that I would never share out loud, my struggles and prayers. It's like writing to God. They're the most personal objects I posses and I treasure them dearly.  I also still have diaries from elementary and middle school that are just hilarious to read now.  I think I might have to dedicate an entire post to my history of journaling- you should try it if you don't already.

6. What's an item in your home or closet that contains every color of the rainbow? 
My tie-dye Young Life sweatshirt blanket:

7. Write a limerick with you as the subject. You can do it!! 

There once was a daughter whose mother
was anything but a bother.
She liked to ponder and pose
tough questions in long prose.
I love her and wouldn't want another.

8. Have you tried my new favourite treat?
Chocolate and pomegranate is the perfect combination! I basically ate this entire bag in one sitting.


  1. Ooooo, I love all your journals! I have quite a collection myself. My stack of new ones keeps growing. Journals are so fun! :)

    Also, I've never tried dark chocolate pomegranate, but it sounds delish!

  2. Well. Your limerick is my favorite : )

    Your answer to #1 made me smile too-ha! Corned beef is so easy to should try it. And definitely blog about your could put some of your on site construction updates in from the Bethany Beach days : )

    16 sleeps-whoohoo!

    1. haha! Yes, most of my childhood journals are about bethany beach sand construction details and what I ate that day. Good memories!

      16 sleeps sounds so sweet!

  3. Your mother will be proud of your limerick

  4. Love your Limerick! Have a wonderful visit home. And Yum pomegranate and chocolate enough said!

  5. Your journals are beautiful! And I can only see the outside. :) What a treasure. Keep on writing (it's so much more enjoyable than math!) Have a great day!

  6. You'll really enjoy reading those old journals, one of these days--say about 40 years from now!

    What a sweet limerick!

    1. Thanks for your sweet comment! And I agree-also, I think there will be less cringing when I read them in 40 years and have put some distance between me and them.

  7. i am SO ready to shut off facebook so that I don't have to keep seeing pictures of rings on hands or baby sonogram pictures. SO READY.

    And, your journals are so pretty! Mine is falling apart these days. I apparently destroy them!

    1. I ALWAYS hide those notices on my timeline. I don't need the reminders ;)

      And while they're sitting pretty in the picture all the pages fall out of that top right journal so don't be fooled. Destroying them, writing in them, it's a fine line.

  8. Oh, you just earned major brownie points with that limerick of yours! :) I'm a big journal keeper, too! It's the legacy I'm leaving behind for my girls when I'm called HOME.

    1. I would love to leave these journals for my future daughters as well. And I also think they'll outlive blogs so it's nice to have memories and feelings of this time recorded elsewhere.

  9. Great limerick! We have kept a photo journal of our travels and when we can't travel anymore we will pull out the albums and revisit them.

  10. Great limerick! Looks like you've got a rainbow of diaries (journals) too! :)

  11. I'm not a huge fan of those type of FB status updates, either. I already have two weddings in October to attend . . . neither one is mine. lol


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