Wednesday, November 4, 2015

November Hodgepodge

It's that time of the week when we visit From This Side of the Pond for her Wednesday Hodgepodge. This one is tied to the subject of November. NOVEMBER! Can you believe it's here already? Wasn't it just January a few days ago? But, here we are. So, we might as well have a November themed Hodgepodge to really bring the reality home. So, check out my answers and then head on over to her blog for her thoughts and many other fun bloggers. 

1. Besides Thanksgiving, something you are looking forward to on your November Calendar?

Honestly, this month I am looking forward to my son's consult with his doctor. We had a bunch of labs pulled and we meet with his doctor in a few days to go over the results. I have them in hand and see a lot that we need to work on to get him healthier. There were also some surprises, and some bigger issues than I even thought we were facing. I am ready to move forward with helping him feel better. 

2 If I gave you a thank you card right now who would you send it to and why?

Right now I would send it to the men who came to our house a few weeks ago and built our older son a ramp on their day off and on their dime. They will never fully grasp what they have done for our family and I wish I could tell them each day how grateful they are. 

3. Of the breads listed, which one's are your favorite ... bagel, cinnamon, sourdough, garlic, banana, biscuit, pita, Naan, or plain old fashioned white bread?

OK, I have a confession to make. I have a bit of a bread problem. There are few breads that I don't like. The only time I don't like a bread is if it has nuts or other crunchy things in it. (except Banana bread that has nuts, I like that). I just don't like the consistancy of crunchy in my bread. So, my answer is all of the above. I mean ... come on ... BREAD!

4 What's something you have in abundance? Is that a good thing?

Yarn. I have a nice size stash. I think it's a good thing. When I want to start a project I often have the supplies I need unless I want a very specific color or such for a gift. I wish it was better organized, but I do have it in abudance. 

5. November 5th is National Love Your Red Hair Day. Are there any redheads in your family? Who's your favorite redhead?

I had no clue there was a day to celebrate being a redhead. Yes, there are many redheads in my family. My mom, brother, and grandmother are/were all redheads. My favorite redhead? I guess I should say Lucy since picking a family member would be impossible. But, honestly, she wasn't truly a redhead. Can I pick my favorite redhead's hair? My grandmother had GORGEOUS hair. You could do anything with it. It was long, thick, just enough wave to do fun things with it, but simple enough to just put it up in a basic bun. I always wanted her hair. I did not get it. 

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.

My state was the Tulsa zoo. Really? No, no, no. They obviously haven't been here to think that's the best spot. Nope. There are far too many great choices. Robber's Cave where you can watch bald eagles diving for fish in the lake and the gorgeous natural rock formations is a far better choice. Or, head out west to Lawton to visit Mt. Scott. Talk about scenery and breathtaking views.

Yes, we have taken many pictures in these locations and more than once.

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 have learned that I have weaknesses in areas that I didn't even realize. I am grateful because I am starting to work on them, to strengthen those areas.

8. Insert your own random thought here.

My kids woke me up at 5:30am. I have no real thoughts today. I am lucky to even be awake. Guess that's a random thought.


  1. How wonderful that they built a ramp for your son! What a blessing. And it sounds like you've got some serious stuff going on this month.

    I wish I were more ambitious with my yarn. I sit here with sweaters half knit. I just need motivation! Hope you have a great day. Thanks for your kind words re. our Misty.

    1. Oh, I have a stash because I am very often unmotivated. I have a half crocheted infinity scarf that needs to be finished. I am queen of the half crocheted/knitted items because I get bored if it's the same stitch over and over. I put it down for a bit and then go back to it.

  2. I actually love the Tulsa Zoo, although I haven't been to Robber's Cave or other places out West. I have seen photos there, though, and they are beautiful!

    1. We love zoos. My kids love animals in general so they are a natural for us. I just think there are far more photogenic places in our state. =)

  3. I hope he gets to feeling better!

    1. Thank you. We are working towards it, slowly but surely.

  4. I'm older than you, but still discovering weaknesses. I think God is merciful in not bringing them all to our attention at one time : ) I'm so glad you got the ramp built. What a kindness and a blessing!

    1. It was such a blessing. I still go out and look at it and just stand in awe. It's much nicer than I ever thought they would build when they called me to offer it.

  5. a ramp for your son is such a blessing.



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