Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Good Hodgepodge

Joining the Hodgepodge Wednesday "From this Side of the Pond" blog.

1. Would you rather be seen as a person who did their duty or forged their own path?
In most cases, "the duty" is one that another before me has done and, for whatever reason, now has passed "the duty" to me.  For the sake of completing "the duty" one must forge their own path in doing dutifully "the duty."  Therefore, as I do "my duty", I forge my own path.

2. This week's Wednesday Hodgepodge happens to fall on Groundhog's Day. In keeping with that theme, if you could have a do-over of any one day out of the last seven, which day would it be and why. If you haven't seen the movie Groundhog Day this question will make absolutely no sense but that's can answer anyway.
My hubby thinks it's insane that I've never watched Groundhog Day.
If I had one day out of the last seven to do over it would be Sunday - it was my birthday and the day was beautiful, warm & sunny.  We spent most of the day outside at my parent's house sitting on the patio enjoying each other's company.  My dad made the yummiest bbq ribs - per my birthday request - the kind that are so tender & juicy they melt in your mouth and dripping in so much bbq sauce that you are tasting your fingers for at least an hour after you're done eating.  Mom made yummy potato salad and a crockpot of beans.  V & my niece made me the best turtle brownies for dessert.

You thought my question was going to be weather related didn't you?

3. Hot cocoa...yay or nay on the marshmallows?
YAY!  Must have miniature marshmallows.
We've just discovered & tasted coconut covered marshmallows.  Yup, and we ate them right out of the bag.  Sadly I've not had the opportunity to enjoy them in a cup of hot cocoa since my sweet, generous, & caring hubby took the bag to work with him and decided he needed them more than me and opted not to share.

4. Do you wear makeup every day? What are the top two must haves in your daily makeup routine?
I'm OK with going mostly bare.
My must haves are lip gloss & a little eyeliner.

5. Is it more important to you in a relationship to be loved or understood?
Being understood would mean that I'm being listened to and cared about, therefore loved.
How can a person love another person, when they don't understand them?

6. Parsley sage rosemary or thyme... your favorite?
I've been working on expanding my recipe box and I'm really liking Basil too.

7. What do you do when you feel angry?
Clean the kitchen and make mean faces.

8. Insert your own random thought here.
I don't like when my kids are sick.  LQ & V have both been at home sick with the flu all week.
I ran 21 miles on Saturday in preparation for the Austin Livestrong marathon on 2/20.  That's marathon #2.  I wish that training for a marathon would mean that you would lose weight.  I've been struggling with 10-12 lbs since November.
My hubby made me chocolate cupcakes for my birthday that have a burst of fudge in the center.  There are 2 left and I'm gonna eat one for lunch and the last one for dinner TODAY and not share them with anyone.  Hmm... THIS is probably why he's decided not to share those coconut marshmallows and I'm struggling with 10-12 lbs.


  1. Happy Birthday! I am so envious of the idea of sitting outside and a bbq. We are up to our eyeballs, literally, in snow and ice. It is beyond old.

    Enjoy your cupcakes-they sound fabulous!

  2. Happy Birthday!!

    We will be eating BBQ ribs after the Super Bowl.
    I'm so looking forward to them.

    The cupcakes sound scrumptious!

  3. You're the first person I read say the same thing as me about being angry - I do the cleaning too. It burns off the excess energy makes for shinier windows when I'm angry lol!