May 242017


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1. What color is prominent in your home? Are you glad about that or wishing you could cover it up or remove it?
I’d say a bit lighter than Cappuccino White, since all the walls are that color. And yes, I’m tired of it. When I move I’m going to go with something more colorful

2. What’s something you’ll NEVER do again?
Get married. At my age I just want to be able to go/do what I want when I want

3. Tell us a couple of ways you fit the stereotypes associated with your gender, and a couple of ways you don’t.
Women love chocolate: Yum, yes I do, I love love love chocolate
Women only want successful, rich men: Money can’t buy you happiness

Don’t fit:
Women aren’t handy with tools: I can fix a lot of stuff around the house and even cars
Women are bad drivers: I’m a very good driver

4. May is Motorcycle Awareness Month. Have you ever owned a motorcycle? Ever ridden a motorcycle? If the opportunity presented itself would you hop on a motorcycle and go for a ride?
I’ve never owned a motorcycle but have always wanted one. My love of motorcycles started when I was young. My brother had a minibike (kids version of motorcycle) and I rode it all the time, and loved it. I told my kids a few times that I wanted a motorcycle and they all said “NO!” But I would hop on one if I had an opportunity to

5. If someone wanted to understand you, what should they read, watch, and listen to?
Read my blog
Watch The Big Bang Theory,  NCIS’s, the Chicago shows, and movies
Listen to Christian music and oldies

6. Insert your own random thought here.
I want to make a “Summer Reading List”, but I’m having a hard time coming up with books. I’d like books that are beachy/light, and bit shorter (250 -300 pages). All suggestions would be very much appreciated

  21 Responses to “Wednesday Hodgpodge”

  1. I’m currently reading Beach Colors by Shelley Noble. Very light, set in a beach town. No thinking needed int his book, but sweet.

    I see you are listening to Faithful. It is one of my favorite reads from this year! And I will have to check out The Stranger in the Woods. Is it good?

    • I haven’t read a Noble book before, I’ll check Beach Colors out. I’m not very far into The Stranger In The Woods, but so far I’m enjoying it.

  2. I never stick to a reading list. My next read is always one that I feel like reading at the time. I’m a rebel! lol


  3. I suggest Simply South of Simple, The Widow of Wall St., and Elin Hildebrand is coming out with a new one called The Identicals. Hope you have a wonderful time at the beach.

  4. Not knowing what books you have previously read, I can just say that I love the Mitford books by Jan Karon. The Father Tim books I don’t enjoy at all, but the books in the actual Mitford series, I love. My other favorite writer is Jamie Langston Turner, but her books are longer and, although they have some lighthearted humor, mostly they deal with pretty serious themes, so I would recommend them as a beach read.

    • I meant to say “wouldn’t” recommend Turner’s books as a beach read. I detest auto-correct!

    • Thanks for the suggestions Mrs. T! I’m familiar with the Mitford series but haven’t read any of the books. I have never heard of Jamie Langston Turner so I’ll be checking her out.

      I don’t like auto-correct either, but sometimes it makes for some funny texts.

  5. Vicki, I always enjoy your Hodgepodges! I like your answers. It’s good to defy negative stereotypes. 🙂 I have seen some summer reading lists on various blogs and have wanted to make one myself, but I’m not terribly organized in that regard! Have a wonderful Wednesday, Vicki!

    • Thanks Susan! I’m great at making lists, just not so great at following through with them. I plan on making a short one this time and maybe I’ll get them all read.

  6. I have a hard time making lists of books I want to read because there are just so many and it gets so overwhelming! We have a lot of similar TV taste. I can’t wait for The Big Bang Theory to restart. I wish it didn’t go on break! We’re in the midst of repainting a few rooms and I’m definitely adding more color. The previous owners have the living room kind of a warm light yellow color that I really like but everything else is white. I’m trying to fix all that as quickly as possible!

    • I agree with you on TBBT! I miss it so much when it goes on break. I plan on using completely different colors in the house we’re moving to (as soon as it’s remodeled). I plan on going with more beachy colors.

  7. You absolutely must put Anne of Green Gables on your to read list : ) I’m on Goodreads, and find so many (too many probably) wonderful suggestions there. It’s a great way to keep track of what you want to read and what you’ve read too.

  8. I make reading lists and then promptly forget them! That’s why I’m generally a reading challenge fail.

    • I’m a huge fail at reading challenges. This year I cut way back thinking I’d be better at it, but I always forget to link my post to the hosting blog. I should just not join any next year.

  9. It was super hard for me to come up with something that would help people understand me. I like yours. 😉 As far as a good summer book – anything by Erin Hildebrand is good. I read her every summer.

    • It was hard for me too Jenny. I’ve read a few books by Hildebrand and enjoyed them. Thanks for bringing her back to my attention.

  10. I am married since 48 years and do what I want. I travel and go out with my friends. Our marriage is based on absolute confidence and friendship. In our household we have always shared all work. But I would never marry again either !

    • Sounds like you have a great marriage. I lost my husband in 2015, and I’ve never been on my own. At my age I don’t think I want to re-marry.

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