Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Wednesday Hodgepodge

Hey there....I hope everyone has been having a good week.
Who's looking forward to a long Memorial Day Weekend?
 I don't work on Fridays so that means a 4-day weekend for me...yippee!
We have a birthday to celebrate (Aaron's) and who knows what else we may get into?
Anyway, let's head over to the Hodgepodge and what's going on...
...remember, Joyce asks the questions and we answer them on our blogs.

1. What color is prominent in your home? Are you glad about that or wishing you could cover it up or remove it?

I would describe most of the walls in the main part of the house as a soft golden beige...I think the paint was named "Wicker Basket". Reds and a little moss green are my accents. My kitchen is red, which is also in open view to the main part of the house. Most of you know that I have wallpaper in a couple of my rooms which also follows a similar color palette. In the 25 years that we have lived there, I have changed things up quite a bit, including painting, re-painting, papering, and re-papering—the whole nine yards. Right now, I am happy with the colors and do not plan any huge changes. Just the thought of another big project any time soon makes me nauseous. So I guess I have already answered the second part of the question.

2. What's something you'll NEVER do again?

I have been pondering and pondering how I would answer this question ever since Tuesday morning when Joyce posted them. My first thought was NEVER say NEVER! But after thinking about it, that is not true for me. There are many things that I have done before in my life that I can say with confidence, that I would never do again. I won't go into them now because there is simply not enough room or time to mention them all (as if I would or could). But I can though pretty much assure y'all and anyone else that you will NEVER catch me riding another roller coaster...EVER. There....I said it.

3.Tell us a couple of ways you fit the stereotypes associated with your gender, and a couple of ways you don't.

I wouldn't exactly call myself a super girly girl but I do like feminine things...lovely flowers, ruffles and frills (not necessarily on my body), pretty clothes and jewelry, pedicures, etc., etc. On the flip side, I don't mind getting my hands dirty (to a point) and I can think of a couple of other not-so-girly things I do. Jim is not a Mr. Fixit so I am Mrs. Fixit and can hammer a nail or repair a broken.... whatever, when I need to. I have even installed a few ceiling fans in my day, among other such electrical tasks...nothing too involved, mind you...I wouldn't want to burn the house down. I also like to shoot guns and have proof that I'm a pretty good shot.

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?
Hehe, funny you should mention this. I didn't know that May was Motorcycle Awareness Month simply because EVERYDAY is motorcycle awareness DAY in my neighborhood. Let me explain.

What you see here is what started out as a motorcycle (I think) and has been transformed into this hybrid contraption with a VW rear could call it an adult tricycle. I have seen this type of thing before but this one is a quite unique. Every morning at 6:00 (you can set your watch by it) the man who owns this (my back door neighbor) wakes up the whole neighborhood (except for me because I'm already up by 5:00) by starting it, revving it up (a lot) and blowing out of his driveway. Let me just tell you....this thing is not just loud...'s REALLY, REALLY LOUD!!

Aaron had this in his shop not long ago working on it snapped these pictures and posted them on his facebook page. So as you see, I really didn't even need May to remind me to be aware of motorcycle -ish vehicles...although I do realize the purpose is to alert drivers to them since they aren't a easy to see as cars. I don't know about you, but I think I'd see and hear this guy coming without any problem! So to answer the rest of the question, no I have never owned one, yes I have ridden on the back of Aaron's years ago and it scared the crap daylights out of me and I doubt that I would ever ride on one again...but...NEVER SAY NEVER!! 😁

5. If someone wanted to understand you, what should they read, watch, and listen to?

Read my blog, watch my face and listen to what I'm not saying...although sometimes I goof up and say it anyway. 😉

6.  Insert your own random thought here.

This is Dacey...Aaron's oldest son and my oldest grandchild. He's been a huge part of our lives these past 18+ years. I took care of him while his mama worked until he went to kindergarten. This was taken when he was nearly a month old and he was still so tiny he fit in this Christmas stocking that I made for him.

He will be graduating from high school in a couple of weeks. Really?? It's making this Molly-Maw (that's what he calls me...don't ask me why) feel kinda....o-o-o-o-old...there, I said it.

He sure has grown into a handsome young man and we are all so proud of him.

Okay, enough like Dacey, I'm outta here too!


  1. Fun answers, great pictures ... and I am completely with you on never again riding a roller coaster. That was my answer too!

  2. Fun to see the photos of Dacey! Like watching him grow up in three quick steps. Loved it. And who knew that you were an Annie Oakley! I haven't shot for a long time, and wonder if I'd be as good a shot with bifocals. Doubt it. You sound ambitious when it comes to home decor. I bet it's lovely. I wish you'd stop in and do something about mine. Lol

  3. You have great aim! That's quite the unusual motorcycle. It would seem to be more steady than the two-wheel motorcycles and perhaps more practical for longer trips. Children - and grandchildren - grow up much too quickly, don't they?

  4. Awwww...congrats to the 👨‍🎓! I love his name for you...

    Your way of letting people know how to know you is fascinating. What you don't say...hmmm...

    No roller coasters for me either and no voting for liberal progressives! Same difference.

  5. I'll bet your neighbors aren't too fond of that guy for revving his motorcycle at 6:00 in the morning!
    I swore off roller coasters years ago...I never really liked them, anyway!
    Great answer to how to let people know you! Wish I had thought of that. I couldn't come up with an answer, so I took the chicken way out!

  6. What a delightful post, my friend! And look at you...I just loved the photo of you {{smiles}}

    Your home sounds so beautiful with the colors you use to decorate. Have a lovely day, my friend. Hugs!

  7. Hi Debby! Dacey is just adorable, and he looks bright as a penny!
    I don't ride roller coasters either, so don't feel like the Lone Ranger. And oh my, I think things I really don't need to share! Girl, I hope I don't ever say anything that upsets you, because I don't want you after me with that pistol! You are a great shot, you must practice a lot?
    That motorcycle looks like it was built for a senior citizen, so it's funny to think that it makes so much noise. Sometimes I think guys really like their toys to make noise!
    Have a happy Memorial Day my friend,

  8. Oh I am right there with you too on the roller coaster Used to LOVE that, but not anymore. Congratulations to your very handsome graduate! Interesting looking motorcycle, lol

  9. Oh I love roller coasters.
    Congrats to Dacey.

  10. No roller coaster for me either, Debby, tried that one time, that was enough! I am a girly girl when I have to be and a tom boy when needed, so enjoyed your post! have a blessed day.

  11. Congratulations to Dacey. God bless him. I agree with you, probably no more theme park rides for me!

  12. Congrats to Dacey; I wish him all the best. He is a handsome young man.
    Your home sounds so lovely, warm and inviting. I like your color palette.
    We once had a neighbor with a loud motorcycle who left out early every a.m. and we all just disliked him immensely! lol Good for you having a long weekend to enjoy. I wish Aaron a happy birthday.

  13. Your grandson is handsome!

    I loved that you shoot and are a good shot! So am I! I like target shooting!

    Enjoy your long weekend!

  14. Oh, Debby, I enjoyed reading this so much. You're a good shot...much better than me! I cannot shoot paper targets worth a better with a tin can or an object. I know it is mental. And still, not great. But it is fun! Have you her shot trap? That is a blast...we have thing that flings the clay pigeons and that is fun though we haven't did it in years.

    You have handsome grandson! Congratulations to him!

  15. That young man who calls you Molly-Maw is one handsome fells and you should brag on him.

  16. What great answers.............I should be a good shot as I have my concealed carry license but I haven't shot in 3-4 years and now I'm scared to try. And, what a rude neighbor you have. It amazes me at how rude some folks are. :o)) Cute grandson!

  17. No roller coasters for me either! You are a great shot too! Yeah for you putting up your own ceiling fan, that's something I have never done... yet, lol! Never say never! You won't find me on a motorcycle either, my husband doesn't care for them so I think I am safe to say never never, lol! But that is one fancy looking motorcycle, a whole lot of work went into that! Happy birthday to your son Aaron, and congratulations on your grandson graduating, he is handsome indeed, and I know you are so proud of him! My last child graduated last year, and the years just pass way too fast! Enjoyed your hodgepodge today :)

  18. You've done a lot to your house -- as I have, but I stopped wallpapering a long time ago--it might be my most unfavorite thing to do. Probably because I usually tried to do bathrooms and we know they never are straight. That is an amazing motor cycle or whatever it actually is. I guess there's no sleeping in in your neighborhood! The grands grow up so quickly don't they? A handsome young man you have there! Have a great weekend!

  19. I admire Fixit women because I'm not one of them. My husband does it all so well and I'm happy to just sit back and let him know what I'd like done. Sweet little grand in a stocking - they do grow up quickly.
    I'll never ride a roller coaster again, either, nor a horse.

  20. Wow, that is such a unique "motorcycle"...must be the only one of its kind. :) Have a great weekend, my friend!

  21. You must be so proud of that handsome grandson. I hope you're enjoying your loooooooooong weekend.

  22. Roller thank you! ;) I'm not much for heights or tipping upside down. Love that you shoot and don't mind getting your hands dirty! There's a time for work and a time for dainty! Ha!
    Congrats to your grandson! What a huge accomplishment! Love his name, so different!

    Enjoy your Memorial weekend, be safe!!

    Hugs, Amy


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