Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Hodgepodge 126: Bike, Blech!, and Blessings

Short and to-the point will be my answers. No need to thank me; just send flowers.  Thanks, Joyce, for hosting this little meme, now in its 126th week ! 

1. It's National Bike Week...do you own a bicycle? When did you last ride a bike? 

No, I don't.  Last time I rode a bike was in the 1900's.

2. What's something you learned in school that wasn't part of the curriculum?

That boys don't always believe a girl's "no" means "no," even if they're just 8 years old.

3. What's a food you've never tried, but want to try? What's a food you've tried and will never try again?

I've never tried Beef Wellington, but want to try it.  A food I'll never try again would be oysters.  Tried them twice and hated them both times.  Really tasted like snot. Blech!

4. Have you been more demanding on yourself lately or less? Why? Do you think that's a good trend?

More demanding. I've set more daily goals down in writing for myself,  in terms of the mundane and the creative arenas of my life. Yes, I'd say it's a good trend; I've accomplished more cleaning, organizing, and decorating than I probably would have otherwise.

5. Who is your favorite book, movie, or TV show villain? 

Scar from The Lion King. I love his voice!

6. How concerned are you about identity theft? 

On a scale of 1-10? About a 7.

7. I saw this last question on Dawn's blog a couple of week's ago and asked if I could share. Everybody hop over and say hi, but first answer this...would you rather have an ordinary home in an extraordinary place or an extraordinary home in an ordinary place? 

Oh, I'd much rather have an ordinary home in an extraordinary place.  Location, location, location!

8.  Insert your own random thought here.

Testimony time:  Today in Bible study, one of the women asked prayer for a woman who is new in town (from Texas),  hasn't made any friends,  and is feeling overwhelmed by that and other things in life. Another woman asked, "Could we make meals for her or something?"  Another woman said, "You're not going to believe this, but I have a meal in the car that I made last night because the Lord told me to.  I wasn't sure who it was for--maybe Kim [our Bible study leader] but I went ahead and made it anyway. I'm certain now it's for this lady you're talking about!" 

Kim asked, "What did you make? Just curious."

Maria:  Tex-Mex Enchiladas!


The Henry Crew! said...

Oh yea!! My heart is SO happy just reading about what happened in Bible study - oh how I love it when God nudges your heart and you obey, even when you don't know why you are doing it!

(And I love beef wellington - if you ever come to dinner I will gladly attempt to make it for you!) :-)

Zoanna said...

Sally, I would LOVE to make good on your invitation! Girls can dream!

Nikki S. said...

hi hi! I don't think i've ventured here before. I agree with you on oysters bleh!!

Rebecca Lobb said...

Now you have mentioned beef wellington I want to try it. Oysters sound and look vile!

Laura Anne said...

I love it when God does things like that and people do it even though it could all seem weird! Tee hee.

I just got reminded of the time I was made to try squid. ICK and never again!!

Joyce said...

Oysters are something I would have never eaten as a child that I really like as an adult. When we visited Prince Edward Island we went out on a little oyster dory with a fisherman. We got to try using the ginormous tongs and when we pulled some out of the sea he rinsed, cracked, and we ate them right there. So good! Not like snot at all : )

Love your random thought today!

Marla said...

Wow! That is awesome/eerie/wonderful about your friend who had the prepared meal in her car. The Lord works in mysterious ways!

Veronica and Daniel said...

Love that testimony :) God is Good!! I've never tasted oysters, and I dont ever plan on putting one in my mouth - the idea just is yucky to me!! Happy Wednesday!

Dawn Saros-Kirk said...

As a parent of boys, teaching them that when a girl (or anyone for that matter) says no, it means no. I always tell them, even when they're goofing around with each other, if one says no, that means stop. Very good answer to that question! Have a fabulous day!

Beth Zimmerman said...

I have a permanent scar on my left elbow from a bike accident when I was 12. The last time I rode a cycle was a test ride on an adult tricycle because I thought I wanted one. Changed my mind halfway through the parking lot!