Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Wednesday Hodgepodge

It's been a loooong time (July!) since I participated in the Wednesday Hodgepodge. Glad to be back today! Click on the button below and go over to Joyce's blog to read other people's answers or participate yourself.

1. What do/did you call your grandparents? If it's something unusual tell us the story behind the name. If you're a grandparent what do your grands call you? Who chose your moniker?
When I was a kid I called my grandparents just plain old 'Grandma' and 'Grandpa'. To differentiate between the maternal and paternal I would add their surname. When I was a teenager I started calling one of my grandfathers 'Gramps'. No story behind that other than it I adored my Gramps.
Before we knew we were going to be grandparents, Hubby and I decided we wanted to be called 'Grammy' and 'Pops'. Our sweet granddaughter is almost 2 and has said something like 'Pop' for several months. 'Grammy' has been a little tougher for her to say, but the last time we video chatted I heard her say something pretty close! I am super excited about that! Hearing that sweet little voice say 'Grammy' is like nothing else and melts my heart more than I expected.

2. Ever taken a road trip along the California Coast? If so what was the highlight of your trek? If not, any desire to do so? If you were to take a trip along the California Coast what's one attraction you'd have on your must-see list?
The only parts of California I have been to are Los Angeles, San Diego and San Francisco. Someday I would love to drive down Highway 1 along the coast.

3. What are three things you don't know how to do?
I don't know how to do English Paper Piecing. (It's a quilting thing.) I would like to learn.
I don't know how to make a grilled cheese sandwich without burning one side of it.
I don't know how to knit. I would like to learn someday.
4. Tom Peters is quoted as saying, 'Celebrate what you want to see more of.' If that's true what will you celebrate and more importantly, how will you celebrate?
I think celebrating something a person wants to see more of is probably a positive way to give positive feedback/reinforcement and the makes or allows for that something to happen more. I wish I had a specific example, but I don't.

5. Thursday (February 16) is National Almond Day. Do you like almonds? Which would you prefer-an Almond Joy or a macaron? What's something you make that calls for almonds?
Yes, I like almonds. I would prefer an Almond Joy (because, chocolate) to a macaron, but to be fair, I've never had a macaron. (I had to look it up.) I make Spritz cookies which have almond extract in them. I have also made something called Almond Filled Cookie Cake only a few times. My mom loved it so much she started making it and she and other family members have made it way more than I ever did.

6. What does Saturday morning look like at your house?
Saturday morning doesn't look much different other than Hubby is here. He usually is up early and out for a run before I wake up. Breakfast is fend for yourselves 99% of the time.

7. Share with us a favorite book you've read this winter.
 The Aviator's Wife, by Melanie Benjamin. It's about Charles Lindbergh's wife. I found it fascinating. 

8.  Insert your own random thought here.
A goal I have for myself this year is to memorize two Bible verses a month. This month's verses are from Pslam 103:11-12: For as High as the heavens are above the earth, so great is His love for those who fear Him; as far as the east is from the west, so far He has removed our transgressions from us. 
It is good to be reminded of God's love for me. I will think about this verse the next time I am on an airplane. The vastness of the heavens and the earth are so much more apparent from an airplane.


  1. I like Grammy and Pops and I'm with you on loving to hear our grandkids call me Nonnie. Our youngest, Jack, one day said to me, "Hey Nonnie, can I call you Non." I thought that was so funny. Memorizing scripture is a great goal and I love Psalm 103.
    I think I thought the word was supposed to be macaroon. I will have to look up macaron. Hmmmm.

  2. I read The Aviator's Wife in my book club and really enjoyed it. Great goal you have for yourself.

  3. Almond Filled Cookie Cake sounds delicious! I've heard about The Aviator's Wife but haven't read it yet - will have to pick up a copy.

  4. Are you doing the Scripture Memory along with the Living Proof group (Beth Moore's site)? I'm doing that as well. I will send you some potential lunch dates and we'll see if we can make something work.

    1. Yes, I am doing the scripture memory along with Beth Moore! I hope we can get together for lunch!

  5. I enjoyed reading your answers, and those verses from Psalm 103 are great favorites of mine. I also love these, from Psalm 147: "He healeth the broken in heart, and bindeth up their wounds. He telleth the number of the stars: He calleth them all by their names. Great is our Lord, and of great power: His understanding is infinite." (Psalm 147:3-5) I love the way that these verses put God's amazing power in creation right beside His care for broken hearts!

    Thinking of your 2-year-old granddaughter and what she calls you: ours started out calling my husband "Gramp." (Pronounced "Gromp.") That was sweet, but then she began calling us both by that name. I think at this point I am "Gramma."

  6. Greetings - I enjoyed your answers. I just submitted my second HP. Last week, I forgot to add it to the list.