On Eagle's Wings

On Eagle's Wings
He gives strength to the weary and increases the power of the weak. Even youths grow tired and weary, and young men stumble and fall; but those who hope in the LORD will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint. Isaiah 40:29-31


Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Hodgepodge Questions-Volume 225

It's been too long for me! Wednesday Hodgepodge is always interesting and Joyce's questions are fun, so join in, answer the questions and post your answers here.

1. June 23rd is National Pink Day. What's your favorite something pink?

The peonies in my front yard that bloom each year. I love this shade of pink.

Other favorite pinks would be:

I still remember the pale pink, soft wool dress I got for Christmas in 1966 
which was just about the same shade as this strawberry ice cream. :-)
Natural Strawberry

2. What did you enjoy most about gym class when you were in school?


How about the least?

Junior high and high school brought on the dreaded locker room experiences such as:
  • changing into tacky gym suits, 
  • having to shower in front of other girls,
  • trying to cover my tall body with the short towels, 
  • swim class in the thin tank suits provided by the school, 
  • scrunching down your teased hair with a rubber bathing cap, 
  • and then having to go to classes the rest of the day with wet hair!

3. What memory is brought to mind by the smell of roses?

My mom. She always grew beautiful roses and I remember her pinning roses on our dresses for church, especially on Mother's Day.

4. Do you prefer to read or write?

I think reading is more satisfying to me, unless I have something to say. I do enjoy writing in my journal.

5. Sam Keen is quoted as saying, 'Deep summer is when laziness finds respectability.' Would you agree? Is laziness ever respectable? How will you be lazy this summer?

Curled up in my favorite chair looking out the window - maybe with a book or an old movie on TV. I think laziness is acceptable for me when I am extremely tired or it is too hot to want to do anything. I'm feeling lazy right now - too much activity and fun these past few weeks with vacation and company!

6. The Florida Keys, Disney World, or a resort somewhere on the Gulf Coast...which Florida destination would you choose (and why) if the trip were today?

The Gulf Coast would be my choice. The sound of the ocean and lying on the soft sand would be very relaxing.

7. What question do you hate to answer?

What are you doing for the holidays?

8.  Insert your own random thought here.

The year is flying by again. There are many people I wish I could just sit down with and have a good conversation. It never seems to happen because everybody is so busy. I remember as a kid, no matter how busy my Mom was, she and her friends were able to get together and talk while we played.


  1. I said peonies too! And I can relate to your junior high phys ed experiences. Ugh.

  2. I know what you mean in #8. Its one of the things I especially noticed when we moved back to the US. It's hard for most people to break from their scheduled day to have coffee and a chat. I found that less so in England. Nice to see you here today!

  3. Love your answers, Connie. #8 reminds me of the summer days when neighbors would just pop in for an hour or so to visit over coffee or iced tea. Hope you have a lazy/respectable day! xo Diana

  4. I think we lead busier lives as each new generation comes along. I'm enjoying a break now and making time to get together with friends but they are either in the same situation or retired. Catching up with working friends is much harder.

  5. What beautiful pinks you have in your yard! Yes, those dreaded open showers and my poor self image still bring bad memories. Whoever thought that up had forgotten what it was like to be an adolescent. Thankfully, I grew up and recovered. Have a great rest of your week.

  6. Your peonies are gorgeous.

  7. I've noticed the same thing about people being busy, it's sad to me. Everyone is so busy yet there are still so many who experience loneliness. Your flowers are beautiful.

  8. When i went to middle school in the mid 90's we didn't have to shower, i was glad we didn't but i was still uncomfortable dressing in front of other girls. Its bad enough with those with body image issues and girls can be mean!
    I know what you mean about people being busy all the time. It's crazy really.. It makes you wonder if they actually are really "busy"

  9. Your peonies are magnificent!
    If you are too busy to reconnect with family and friends? You are TOO busy!

  10. I love your 'pink' selections. You combine peonies with ice cream... oh yes.

  11. Beautiful flowers and pink ones do seem to be the prettiest! Seems like everyone who participated in this week's Hodgepodge hated gym class for the same reasons! I enjoyed your answers!

  12. Your pink flowers are gorgeous! Pink roses are some of my favorites.

  13. I was busy during my college days, but now I have a lot of free time. Most of our neighbors are "busy", doing what, I have no idea! It's also awkward when they're friends with you on social media, but have no idea who you are when you wave, ha ha.

  14. I'm seeing lots & lots of peonies on Hodgepodge this morning! They are beautiful flowers for sure!

  15. I'm seeing lots & lots of peonies on Hodgepodge this morning! They are beautiful flowers for sure!

  16. The peonies are beautiful. Yes those gym suits were terrible! True, holiday questions on plans are always annoying.