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 1, 2016

A Nice June Hodgepodge

It's another Wednesday! That must mean it's Hodgepodgin' time again! Join in the fun on this first Wednesday in June with the questions from Joyce and link up at From This Side of the Pond!

1. Tell us about one fun thing on your June calendar.

The first fun thing lined up for the month of June is a visit from our daughter and family. Our grandson's team is playing a soccer tournament here this weekend and so we will be entertaining them in-between games. That is, if all the rains don't cause cancellation of the games. Grandpa and I will just be flexing with everybody and see what happens while they are here. If the weather is nice, it might be possible for all of us to get out on our son's new boat for some fun on the lake. 

This looks like some good summertime fun!

2. How careful are you in the sun? Do you tan or burn? 

If I ease in to the sun, I tan and each time out I can stay longer in the sun to deepen the tan. However, I am prone to overdo, so I usually burn the first time out and it turns to tan fairly quickly. 

Do you make it a point to see the dermatologist every year?

No. At my age now, I probably should visit a dermatologist. When I was in high school, I baked in the sun for that dark look. Does anybody remember mixing baby oil with iodine to spread on their skin? I wonder whose crazy idea that was! It finally caught up with me causing some big splotches which I called Jungle Rot! I did visit a dermatologist then and whatever it was that he prescribed worked for me. It took a while for those splotches to disappear. 

3. Describe a time when you wanted to 'throw in the towel'?

Gee. I'm not sure how to answer this. Throw in the towel means quitting. I can't think of having wanted to quit anything except a job I had. I felt pressured by the never ending deadlines and longed to just throw up my hands and walk out. But, of course, I didn't until the time was right and I left gracefully on good terms. I wouldn't have wanted to leave any other way. 

4. What's a song you love that has a day of the week in the title or lyrics?

Groovin' on a Sunday Afternoon - The Young Rascals

When I hear this song, it takes me back to warm Sunday afternoons spent at Mohawk Park in Tulsa, Oklahoma where all the Northside kids drove around, parked their cars on the grass under the shade trees, just hung out with everybody to enjoy sweet, lazy summer afternoons. 

5. Are you a fan of berries? Which one's your favorite? What's the most recent berry dish you've eaten? Which blueberry breakfast food appeals to you most-blueberry pancakes, blueberry yogurt, or a blueberry muffin?

I love blueberries and strawberries. Just today I had both. All three of your listed breakfast foods are my favorites, but a blueberry pancake or waffle covered with butter and maple syrup are probably my favorite, with a fresh baked streusel covered blueberry muffin following close behind (maybe with the yogurt on the side.)

6. What's something you want to do before your next birthday?

Visit my birthplace and the relatives who live there. 

7. June 1st is National Say Something Nice Day, so let's all say something nice here.

On my honor! I try to say nice things every day. But, here goes.

Joyce, thank you for hosting Hodgepodge every week. Some weeks I just don't have anything to say, but many times the Hodgepodge stirs up motivation and triggers ideas of things I had forgotten about. So, here I would just like to say thank you. 

8. Insert your own random thought here.

Today was our last Ladies of Grace Bible study. We thought it would be fun to have a hat day. Not all of us are into hats, but for the most part we all put our hats on, at least for a little while. Although we all can use the summer break, I am sorry I won't be seeing most of the ladies until September. It has been a wonderful season and I feel I have gotten to know many so much better and I am looking forward to next year and the relationships deepening and forging new friendships.

A couple of hat rebels!!! 

This isn't all of our group. It being the day after a holiday, 
not everybody could be there.
I love them all.

Marie, our local Chicken Lady, jack of all trades, and big time crafter, had been collecting all kinds of doodads over the past few weeks for us to use in making brooches. Here is my effort! 

I don't think I will every be wearing this anytime soon, but we all had a great time together digging through the doodads and messing with the glue!


shortybear said...

enjoy your visit with your daughter.

Simply Linda said...

I enjoyed your answers....have fun with your family...and I loveeeeeeeee all the hats, smiles.

Debbie said...

Visits from our kids are ALWAYS the best. Remember that song well and LOVED it to. Funny how a song can bring you right back to a day and time. The hats and the group look soo fun. I always hate to stop for summer break...but does work better for most. Enjoy the rest of your week!

Joyce said...

I always miss my ladies bible study in the summer months too. Are you near Houston? Texas has certainly had some crazy rain. There was serious rain in SC over the weekend, although not in our part of the state. They actually had to shut down Interstate 95 for a while due to flooding. Hope you have a great day and sunny skies head yoru way! Thank you for the sweet comment.

Melanie said...

I used to burn so easily but now I just freckle. I'm pretty careful though about staying out in the sun. Love the photos of your ladies' Bible study! Have a great day.

Mary said...

Spending time with ladies who share your faith & beliefs is the best, isn't it?
Oh, that song takes me back to the summers of youth & the local pool! Thanks for the memory!

Mary Hutchins said...

Looks like you had a fun 'hat day.' My ladies group had a 'crazy hat' day last year, we had a great time. Your brooch is very pretty, great job!

Terri D said...

I like your Angel Brooch!! Yes, I put iodine in baby oil a few times, and also used those awful self-tanners that just turned us orange. Those were the days! Good HP!!

maddie/cadesmimi said...

Such fun answers to your Hodgepodge! I hope you have a great time visiting with family in June :)
You and I must be close in age because I remember "Groovin" from my younger days, too... Funny how music can take us right back to those days, isn't it?
I love the "hat pictures" of your Bible study group--and your brooch, too :)
Kathy (Reflections)

Linda said...

I found your HodgePodge a lot of fun!!

Susie said...

Love the pictures. That sounds so fun...hat day. We used to do ugly shirt day where I worked.LOL. Blessings, xoxo, Susie

Theresa said...

Great song choice, that is my Dad's music and I love it! My grandpa told me about baby oil and iodine, he always had beautiful tan skin. Have a great rest of the week :)

Debbie Huffaker said...

"Ladies of Grace"....love that name for your Bible study group. I was glad when our 6-8 week study ended, but I'm ready for the next one already! ;-) Have fun with your sweet family...especially, the grand-kiddos.

Debby@Just Breathe said...

Fun on the lake sounds perfect! I love your song choice, brings back some great memories. Love the hat day!!!

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