Wednesday, January 28, 2015

A "Chilly" Wednesday Hodgepodge

I'm joining up with Joyce again today for the Wednesday Hodgepodge. She's in the midst of a snowstorm so has given this week a chilly theme. Me? Well, it's very balmy here in the South and I don't miss that bitter winter weather AT ALL. Click on the button below to read this week's other participants in the Wednesday Hodgepodge.

1. When did someone last suggest you 'chill out'? Or, when did you last tell someone (or want to tell someone) to 'chill out'? Or, when did you last tell yourself to 'chill out'?
Ummmm....I remember telling a loved one to chill out not terribly long ago, but it wasn't a very nice thing to say or very nice circumstance, so I won't go into detail about it here.

2. What most recently caused your heart to melt?

Seeing this picture of my extremely happy 34 week pregnant daughter. She posted this on social media on Sunday.
I always knew she would be adorable pregnant. I just want to give her a big hug and feel Baby Girl kick.

3.  "An adventure is only an inconvenience rightly considered. An inconvenience is only an adventure wrongly considered." G.K. Chesterton 
Your thoughts? When did you last experience either an adventure or an inconvenience? How did you see it at first, as an adventure or an inconvenience?  Does it feel the same in hindsight?
Whether I view something as an adventure or an inconvenience all depends on my mood. Bad mood = Inconvenience. Good mood = Adventure. My Hubby does a good job in helping me to see the adventure in a situation at times. Moving halfway across the country certainly lends itself to adventures/inconveniences. Living in an apartment is kind of an inconvenience in part because there isn't a full kitchen to work with. On the flip side that lends itself to adventures in cooking. We have eaten out a lot (yay!) and I have found some great quick-fix meals at Trader Joe's that seem to be pretty good quality.
4.  A Wendy's Frosty, root beer in a frosty mug, or a frosted chocolate cupcake...of these three, which one is your favorite 'frosty' treat?

A frosty is meh in my book. Root beer is yucky. (I feel that way because I was a carhop at A&W in high school and learned to dislike root beer.) So what's left? A frosted chocolate cupcake, of course! Panera makes a terrific one and there is one only two minutes from our apartment. (yikes)

5. Would you say your life so far this year has been more like a circus or a symphony? Explain why.
I think moving and trying to find a news house to buy is like a circus. Pretty crazy.

6. Since it's a 'snow day' here, what's your favorite song containing the word 'white'?

Jesus paid it all, all to Him I owe. 
Sin had left a crimson stain, He washed it white as snow.
YouTube Link Here.

Best Thing Ever. My life would be nowhere without Jesus.

7. If you had to leave the city you currently live in, what would you find the hardest to leave behind?
Let's see, I've lived here for a total of 22 days. I don't think I know yet what I would find hard to leave behind. Opportunities I don't know about yet? Nice winter weather?

8. Insert your own random thought here.
I was debating last week about continuing with Community Bible Study because I just wasn't seeing any opportunities to talk with others and get to know people. Monday afternoon the leaders of our core group sent us an email and asked if we were able to go out to dinner with them and a few others after the study. (!) So when CBS was over we walked to a great restaurant nearby called Tupelo Honey. (I'll see you there sometime, Joyce!) We had such a fun time talking and getting to know new people. When Hubby and Igot in the car to drive home, (we made it the whole way back to the apartment with no GPS!) I just said, "Thank you, God!"


  1. So glad you got an answer to your prayer. Opportunities for getting to know others is one of the things driving our search for a new church home. The one we're trying out now has small groups that meet before or after worship and Bible studies that meet during the week. Those kinds of programs are important to me because that's how I'm hoping to connect. Churches that don't have those kinds of opportunities (or very limited ones) are not on our list. ;-)

  2. Such perfect timing! I'm glad someone reached out just when you needed it most. I look forward to meeting you in person one day soon : ) Good luck with the house hunt!

  3. It does make such a difference, doesn't it, to get to spend time one-on-one with people, getting to know them. I think that's why our friends' Bible study that's been going for almost 15 years is such a delight. We usually spend the first hour goofing around and sharing what's happening in our lives before we buckle down and get to the actual study. It is so important, a part of the fellowship that is so crucial. Love the pic of your happy daughter! :-)

  4. House hunting can be like a circus on many levels, but hope it pans out sooner than later for you! So happy you and your husband have found a Bible Study to enjoy and connect with others. That's awesome!

  5. Judy, I am so glad you mentioned the great old hymn, "Jesus Paid it All." That was my dad's favorite hymn and was sung at his funeral. Yes, "All to Him I owe. Sin had left a crimson stain. He washed it white as snow." Why don't we sing these wonderful hymns in our churches any more. So glad you and have found a Bible Study group that is making you feel welcome in your new home.

  6. Oh, wow, just lived there 22 days. Bless your heart! Yes, your daughter is as cute as a button pregnant. And, what a great song for that question. Good luck on your house hunting!