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"Life is lived forward, but understood backward. It is not until we are down the road and we stand on the mountain looking back through the valley that we can appreciate the terrain God has allowed us to scale.” Jill Savage

Wednesday, March 27, 2013

I'm trying out a meme today.

I have always enjoyed reading other blog friends when they do this meme - so I decided to give it a whirl.

1. What are your plans for Easter? Are you cooking a big lunch or dinner? Dyeing eggs? Attending a sun rise service? Eating too much chocolate?

This year we will go to our church's Easter service.  It will just be the four of us.  I am not cooking we have reservations at a restaurant called Elevations - at the small airport by our house.  We have died eggs.  Not attending the sunrise service.  And eating too much chocolate - I mean what kind of question is that - OF COURSE! 

2. What is something you feel too young to do?
I feel to young to die.I have so many things I'd like to do yet.

3. "Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs..."
This is one of my most favorite verses in the Bible.  I think it is the best kind of love you can have. I think God loves us like that.  I think it's a hard to attain kind of love and is a love that has to be worked on every day - every hour - and every minute of our lives.

Of the characteristics mentioned in the biblical definition of love which do you find most difficult to live out and why?
The hardest for me is the forgiveness part - when you are hurt repeatedly - over and over again - it is hard to forgive and make peace - it is not impossible - just hard.

4. What's a springtime flower you associate with your childhood?   Peonies - my mom used to have bushes of them in the back yard.  Purple.  They have to have ants you know.

5. Ever sung karaoke? If so, what's your go-to song? If not and you're given the opportunity, would you?  I have not sung karaoke - I have been close.  It would have to be a country song.  And I'd need a couple glasses of wine!  lol

6. What is something you keep in a basket?
I actually have cute little baskets all over the house - and I throw little things in some - to find them later - know I have a all ages here - and things can be all over the house!  My grandson has baskets to keep all his electronic wires and parts in - and my daughter keeps medicines in hers.  You can find really cute ones at the thrift store and they keep the house looking neat.   My baskets keep my house clean.

7. When was the last time you felt foolish?
I am so used to feeling foolish.  This morning when I took my grandson to school - our little 15 pound dog - who is as sweet as he can be - to the family - turned into a stark raving maniac dog in front of all the teachers - scared them to death.

8. Insert your own random thought here.
Gosh those were harder then I thought to do - that's probably why I like it - they're thought provoking.  This meme won't be posting next week.
I am going to the zoo today as a chaperone for my grandson and his school - brrrrrrrrr!
I wish everyone a Blessed Easter.

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Sandra said...

poor Phil, at least this one is kinder to him by letting him live..
child hood flowers are azaleas and hydrangeas, mothers yard was full of them, and jonquils.
i am jealous over your trip to the zoo... sounds like a fun Easter

Laurie said...

I enjoyed this so much!

Carol said...

1. Well my Dad has been in the hospital since 3/18 – so normal Easter plans are on hold. We will be at the hospital celebrating Easter with my Dad. I normally die eggs and make baskets, not this year. I will attend Good Friday service at my church and Easter Sunday morning service.
2. I am with you….die. Actually I don’t have enough time to do that either.
3. Patience…I don’t have enough of that. Although God has certainly but enough learning exercises in my life. I keep getting taught patience but I have yet to master it. I am getting better at it.
4. Daisy’s…the park behind my childhood home had a beautiful patch of them. I picked some to give to my Mom when I was little and a police officer stopped me and told me not to pick the flowers. I was so afraid I ran all the way home. I thought he was going to arrest me.
5. Yes…I sang Karaoke with an ex-boyfriend years ago, we sang “I’ve Got you under my skin”….didn’t do half bad, needed some adult beverages before I got up on stage.
6. I have a basket in my bathroom closet that I keep all of my oral hygiene stuff in: toothbrush, floss, paste etc.
7. Foolish…I laugh at myself all the time! I am always doing something silly…I am blonde! (SMILE)
8. Jeremiah 29:13 – my FAV verse

Happy Day to you at the Zoo!!!!

Joyce said...

I'm so glad you joined in today!

Karaoke-ha! Yes, wine is a pre-requisite : ) Peonies are my favorite...I'm going to put a bush in my yard this spring. If spring ever gets here.

Hope to see you week after next...I almost never skip, but I know with my daughter home I won't have time to read entries. Sometimes its good to give my brain a rest from thinking up the questions too : ) Happy Easter!

peggy said...

My #3 would be ...what you said, forgiveness. A fun read today Chatty.

My Journey With Candida said...

I don't live super far from Phil. We were going to go this year and see him.... but it was way to cold for me.

Nice to learn a little about you Sandie!

linda eller said...

I like posts like this, as it helps know our blog friends a little better. Thanks for sharing. I did one similar yesterday on my blog.
1. Yes will attend my worship and Sunday School class on Easter morn.
2. I am getting closer to death every day, but would pray God wouldn't take me just yet.
3. Don't have a lot of patience, I am sad to say. I want it done NOW.
4. Iris, they were everywhere.
5. No way would I sing in public...they would run me out on a rail!
6. Two baskets in the kitchen is all.
7. Foolish most of the time.
8. I prefer to give rather than get and don't like to be in front of a crowd at all.
...that is me, Linda

Granny Annie said...

Great meme. Love your answers.

Optimistic Existentialist said...

I agree with Linda. I like reading these posts because it's a good way to get to know our fellow bloggers.

Well if the teachers weren't fully awake yet I'm sure your dog did the trick :)

mail4rosey said...

That's awesome that you're going to the zoo. Hopefully it won't be too cold. It was icy here this morning when I took the kids to school but the sun's out now.

Shelly said...

Your #3 is my favorite, too. I love how Disco reacted to the teachers- he's not one to hide his true feelings!

Denise said...

Sandy,That was fun to read.I enjoyed it.Your posts are always fun.You and your family have a peaceful Easter.I always want to call you Cathy and have to remind Myself your Sandy.I was wondering why a few min. ago,and it dawned on Me it's because when I read "Chatty" I think of the old doll Chatty Cathy.Thinks for dropping by :) Denise

val's alentejo said...

Dalia's were my mum's favorite flower.
I will be going to Easter Sunday mass.
Out for lunch afterwards.
Day's of dyeing eggs are over I will decorate a little around my cottage on saturday.. all children growing up. Easter sunday egg hunt. at my son's home.
sang once at Karaoke and was so embarrased ..i left the stage..)..
I have baskets and nice tins i collect to put my tit bits in. batteries, pins, small nail scissors, nail files.
jars with pencils.
Enjoy your day at the zoo.
Wishing you a blessed Easter Sandie.
your blogging friend val xx

Diane said...

Today was also my first time doing the hodgepodge. ;)

I can relate to your number 7. My Dachshunds love to ride. The two I have now are usually pretty calm in the car but Dixie Dog, my "baby" for 14 years before she died in 2009, used to terrorize the teachers in the drop-off line at the elementary school when I'd drop my boys off. She'd scare them to death barking when they opened the car door. :D

I'm mostly known as 'MA' said...

That's a great mime. I did karaoke with my daughter once and we sang Land of my favorites. They had friends with their own Karaoke so we weren't out in public. Have fun at the Zoo!

Donna said...

Hahaaa....well maybe the teachers needed a good gooseing to start their day!
Love your answers!

Tanna at The Brick Street Bungalow said...

Enjoyed this, Sandie!! Bundle up for the zoo!! blessings ~ tanna

Jeanie said...

Good job with your answers, Sandie. Have fun at the zoo and stay warm.

Debby@Just Breathe said...

Welcome! Glad to see you here today. Not chocolate here. I need to make a reservation but Mark wants to stay home. I remember the ants from our neighbors peonies. I didn't know Disco weighed 15 pounds! Yes Joyce does make us think each week.

bp said...

Nice to have you join in! I have been doing the Hodgepodge for a few months now and enjoy the thought provoking questions and visiting new people. I like your answer about the forgiveness, that's true.

andy said...

Love this post !!!! Have a wonderful day !!!!

Bev said...

You must of had fun doing this the quote!

Sandee said...

We are going to a brunch at Encinal Yacht Club in Alameda. The brunch is yummy and then some. We went last year for the first time and it was so good we decided to do it again.

Have a great day and a very Happy Easter. ☺

Susan said...

Oh boy, that last proverb was powerful and so true.

Loved reading your answers to the quesstions, Sandie.

Take care and have FUN at the zoo.


Ms. A said...

Love is patient... but I'm not. I'm guilty of envy and I'm easily angered. I keep (mental) records of wrongs. Good thing God is more, mmmmmmm, godly.

Also, I've been known to forgive, but not always. Once again, there's those mental records I keep.

Cranberry Morning said...

Fun to read your Hodgepodge answers, Sandie. I'd love to have seen Disco this morning. lol

TexWisGirl said...

yay! glad you joined up w/ a meme! loved the peonies w/ ants remark. so true. and bad disco!!

....Petty Witter said...

Great meme, I think they are a terrific way to get to know more about our fellow bloggers.

Linda @ A La Carte said...

Sandie I like this meme. You are such a thoughtful blogger that answering these questions lets us see even more into your life an you!

hugs, Linda

Gail Dixon (Louisiana Belle) said...

What a fun meme! That passage in Corinthians has always been a tough one for me. Probably the part about not keeping a record of wrongs. I have a lot yet to work on, so I hope God doesn't take me just yet. My favorite verse is from Lamentations: Because of the Lord’s great love we are not consumed, for his compassions never fail. They are new every morning; great is your faithfulness.

Have fun at the zoo!

Renae at simple sequins said...

You haven't sung karaoke? You haven't lived! Put that on your bucket list girl! hahahahaha. Sorry I missed your post yesterday. Saw it now. Cute little doggies. I had a day yesterday (had to redo the Cubs lesson about 2 times before the time was up. awgk) Did you see my birthday necklace on my post?

Beth @ E. lizard Breath Speaks said...

i love your list there. glad you will be celebrating & not cooking this Easter.

i love peonies. they are just gorgeous blooms.

i love the cartoon. too funny!! ( :

Lynn said...

That Proverbs verse is something I wish everyone would take to heart.

I liked reading your meme.

nancygrayce said...

Love that Proverb and it's pure truth! Keeping a record of wrongs is always a challenge for me. I have a very long memory!

I hope your Easter is blessed in every way!

Coloring Outside the Lines said...

I agree with the forgiveness part- it's a tough one for me. Blessed Easter wishes for you and yours too Sandie!

Debbie said...

I like reading the HodgePodge posts of bloggers, too. I'm such a Nosy Nell that I love reading the answers.

I do admit that I laughed jussssst a little at the thought that Disco made a spectacle of himself and you in the bargain.

Maybe he'll tell us his side of the story one of these days...

Betsy Adams said...

HI There, I saw this meme on Hootin' Anni's blog post... Loved reading your answers.

We don't have any special Easter plans --other than to fix a turkey breast for our dinner that day... No chocolate here or colored eggs!!!!!

I'm too young to ride around in a wheelchair --or buggy at the Walmart (thank God).

Forgiving is hard --but we all need to remember that when we forgive, we are doing it for ourselves, not the other person.

My mother grew Peonies also. She also had tons of Irises on the bank....Love those memories!

I love little baskets and use them for all kinds of little things --such as holding my special cards, letters, etc..

Love your saying about how the TONGUE can hurt... That is SO true.


Nikki S. said...

oh the dog story! lol well not for the person it's happening to but my little dog does a bit of his own troubling things. One day at the park he peed on someones backpack. Hope its a wonderful Easter weekend for ya!


Enjoyed the meme and all your answers.

Ginny said...

I want zoo pictures!!! And I am the same with baskets, they are EVERYWHERE, on the floor, on the microwave, on the end table. The place would be a mess without them. Hmmm...perhaps disco needs a few Doggie Downers...

LL Cool Joe said...

My immediate thought was the same as yours for number two. I'd love to hear about some of the things you'd love to do.

Have a great Easter!

Inger said...

I would love to see some pictures of your grandchild at the zoo, please. I enjoyed the meme above, but for now not doing one of my own. Happy Easter!

Designs By Pinky said...

Great idea. It is neat to get to know someone more. I may do this sometime soon. Have a happy and blessed Easter. XO, Pinky

thisisme said...

Loved this post, and all your answers. Oh, I love the fresh looking header by the way. Lovely turqoise colour! I see that Disco has been misbehaving himself again!! I love that verse from the Bible, and how lovely to think that this is how God loves US. I would like to think that was true. Happy Easter to you and your family dear Sandie.

Merlesworld said...

So many questions, well I will answer some. We are all too young to die, I will eat some chocolate at easter, I have a basket of dirty clothes in my bathroom and a small basket by the front door with change in it for the bus, I forgotten the rest of the questions my brain is mush this morning

Jill said...

Love this! It's a great way to get to know more about you and I always like what I learn. :)

Happier Than a Pig in Mud said...

Love the Punky Phil cartoon! I think these fill in the blank memes are fun:@)

Ann said...

Another blog I follow does this meme also. I always enjoy reading the answers. You both had the same answer to number 2 :)

Dee said...

LOL I am beginning to feel sorry for poor Phil. :( I find it hard to answer question but I love reading them. LoL to number seven and number two and I agree with your answer on number three. :)

SavannahGranny said...

I wasn't sure what a meme was, now I know. Great fun and loved your answers. Have a blessed answer.
He is risen!

Grandma Bonnie said...

I agree we are too young to die. I also will be hitting the chocolate real hard. Ha ha! Happy Easter!

retired not tired said...

I too have many more things to get done. Happy Easter!

Soggibottom said...

I'm trying hard to answer here :-)
Easter is snow and cold this year over here. IF you want to do something different :-) I could give you a broom :-) Help clean some windows maybe :-) :-) What ever your going to do, take it easy... lots of luvs :-) from both Freya Rose Blossom and the tatty ol cottage :-) :-) x x x

Jemma said...


You are such a loving and hands-on Mother and Grandmother! It sounds like a good life filled with love. Lilac's and peonies for childhood memories-never ever karaoke and I would need a little wine too! Forgiveness always challenging-but as you said possible!
Fun Post and nice to learn more about our Sandie!

Paula said...

No big plans for Easter but I'm aready into the chocolate. I'm just going to answer one. My favorite flower from childhood is Honeysuckle. It was growing by the steps to my Grandma's kitchen where she cooked on a wood stove.

Mevely317 said...

Fun post, Sandie!
I may have to join in on the fun one of these days ... but for now, I enjoy lurking -- and learning of the wonderful threads that weave together to make YOU!
Wishing you a very blessed Easter.

Jackie said...

Must the the week of going to the zoo. My daughter and son-in-law took our Granddaughter to the zoo (her first trip) this past week. She had the best time. Enjoy your time with your Grandson. Any time spent with our Grands is a blessing, isn't it!
I enjoyed reading your responses to the memes. I clicked here earlier today, but I didn't have the time that I wanted to in order to read it. I don't like to skim blogs; I really enjoy reading each word, so I came back this evening and spent time reading each of your responses. I am impressed that you dyed Easter eggs. I haven't done that in years. I don't know why; I just haven't.
Loved each response and feel closer to you...
Hugs and many blessings to you and your this Easter.

Jim said...

I like your Proverb and the saying above it. Lots of truth there.

Memes and me don't get along with each other. I will start one but only go half way or less and then say that I will finish it up later.

1. What are your plans for Easter? Are you cooking a big lunch or dinner? Dyeing eggs? Attending a sun rise service? Eating too much chocolate?

I am glad that you are going to church, so will we. Not sure what for lunch yet. I won't be something very special and since the big crowds we may eat at Wendy's if Mrs. Jim's SS class doesn't go to a restaurant. Just the two of us.

2. What is something you feel too young to do?

I am ready to die, Sandy. But I'd just as soon not for a while yet.

3. Favorite Bible verse is Revelation 22:3: [in Heaven] (3) "No longer will there be any curse. The throne of God and of the Lamb will be in the city, and his servants will serve him." I am practicing serving here on earth so it will come naturally in Heaven and I will know pretty much how to do it (out of love).

4. What's a springtime flower you associate with your childhood?

Violets grew wild in Nebraska

5. Ever sung karaoke?

Nope -- LOL

6. What is something you keep in a basket?

No baskets. Lots of boxes.

8. Insert your own random thought here.

This wasn't so bad after all. Thank you, Sandie. I enjoyed reading yours as I deleted them here to make room for mine.

Annie said...

I'll skip the meme but I love that last quote. I'm posting it to FB right now.

Betty Manousos said...

a wonderful fun post!
i did enjoy this so much.
loved reading your answers.

a low key easter for me this year.
but i look forward to it.

love your header!

Karen Lange said...

That was fun, Sandie! Nice to hear your thoughts about these things.

I'll be eating too much chocolate.:) But someone has to do it, right?

Blessings and love to you and your gang as well,

Jo-Anne Meadows said...

Yesterday I wasn't in the mood to visit and today I am way down at number 62 in your comments....the year I was born......62......not important though

Anyway Easter for me is about not eating meat and eating chocolate if anyone remembers to get me something.

I lave baskets and would love to have a few more around the house baskets and boxes are my thing when it comes to storing stuff

Dolores said...

Wow, the last quote about the tongue having no bones but breaking a heart and being careful with words..... OH so true!!!

I've missed you!!!

Have a blessed Easter!

Annesphamily said...

I love Easter! Low key this year. We will cook ham and scalloped potatoes. Missing Nick! :-( But he was here last week! Sigh!
I was hoping to win a contest and win free brunch at a restaurant near my office. It is a really cool place and the brunch sounds yummy. They have been filled since one month ago for Easter! So we will do our phamily traditions and try not to eat too many chocolate bunnies and Peeps! Hugs Anne