30 January 2018

Wednesday Hodgepodge - Last Day of January Edition



I stumbled across this weekly challenge by the blog From This Side of the Pond. What better what to join back into the blogging world than joining a weekly writing challenge? I love it! Feels like the blogging days of yore.

Anyways, you basically answer questions posted to the host's website (go here!) and come back to the post and share your thoughts.

1. Speaking of endings....at your wit's end, at loose ends, a dead end, burn the candle at both ends, all's well that end's well, or no end in sight...which 'end' phrase might best be applied to your life lately? Explain.  

Ugh, at my wit's end. That's my theme lately. I'd rather not get into why but I'm praying constantly that I am able to get beyond this stage in my life.

2. What was a must have accessory when you were growing up? Did you own one? If so tell us what you remember about it.

One thing I remember was those pencil boxes that were SO popular with Hello Kitty! Anyone else remember those? I had a pink one in 5th grade and I loved it.

3. Something that made you smile yesterday?

For me, right now writing this, yesterday means Monday. So this actually made me smile yesterday! Anyone 90s kids in the room? Remember those old Nickelodeon commercials that had songs? Well here they are if you have forgotten -



4. January 30th is National Croissant Day. Do you like croissants? Sweet or savory? We're having chicken salad for lunch...would you rather have yours served on a croissant, a wrap, a bagel, bread, or a roll of some sort?

Croissants! Ah, well. Hm. So I loved them back in the day, pre-gluten interolance/wheat allergy era. But sadly I can't enjoy them anymore. If I was having chicken salad for lunch, I'd have it in a gluten-free tortilla wrap!

5. Sum up your January in fifteen words or less.

My January has been part of my ongoing process to grow spiritaully and creatively.

6.  Insert your own random thought here.

My random thought? I'll end with two songs. One faith song that speaks to me with it's first line, "Truth is I'm tired..."


And then this one from the movie Better off Dead. Wow this guy's laugh in this scene is so funny and I'd love to have this kind of reaction to someone making fun of me! 




24 comments:

  1. I can't recall the last time I had a croissant.

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    1. Yeah I think the last one I had was chocolate :)

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  2. Sorry to hear that you're at your wit's end. Hope things resolve themselves soon! Thoughts and prayers for you!

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  3. Hi Michelle... Hope things straighten out for you. This is my first visit to your blog. Glad that you joined Hodgepodge today.

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    1. Thanks! It's been so long since I've blogged faithfully, it's nice to be back.

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  4. Hi! Sorry things are hard for you right now, I will join you in prayer. LOVE that song by Tamela! Have a good week! Welcome to the Hodgepodge!

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    1. Thanks! And you know, I watched her do it live at a church (it was posted on Youtube) and it was fantastic!

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  5. You will get through. I can see by your pic and your answers that you are a lot younger than me so I can say to you, I have been through a lot of things in my life and you will get through it. Thanks for visiting my Hodgepodge post today. God bless.

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    1. Thanks for your comment! In my heart, I know I will, it just has been a period of pause for me that has most definitely taken it's toll.

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  6. Nicole,

    You share the same first name as DD#2. :) She, also loved Hello Kitty. I enjoyed reading your responses. The best thing you can do during hard times is to continue to keep your walk with the Lord a close one. Praying life's circumstance improve for you in the coming days. I love getting sketching every day. This is an instrument God has given me to find creative joy. Thanks for sharing and for visiting my little niche in Blogosphere today. Have a great afternoon!

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    1. Thank you Cathy! I've been trying to find my creative outlets as an escape for sure because it gives me peace! Time with the Lord every morning on my bus to work helps a lot too. I do know that this period has gotten me closer to my faith and that helps a lot!

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    2. Nicole,

      During difficult periods, we often draw closer to the Lord. I know one thing I've learned in hard times is to not take things for granted. I developed a great appreciation, not that I didn't before, of all things in my life. God uses these times to teach us, to mold us, to make us better if we listen to His guidance. Have a good day and smile, this is the day the Lord has made! ;)

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  7. Thanks for visiting my blog today. So nice that you found the Hodgepodge and have joined in. It's a lot of fun and a good way to jumpstart thinking for a blog post. Loved your description of January. Even though you feel at your wits' end, realize it's all part of your journey, just as you said in that description.

    Have a nice rest of the day!

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    1. Thank you! I do know when I get beyond this time in my life, I'll realize how much I've changed for the better! And it's made me stronger in my faith and that sure helps a lot!

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  8. Oh yeah. I can totally identify with this. My January has been - yeesh. I'm ready to leave it behind. My hubby loves croisants but I never got into them. Just as well, since I'm in the gluten-intolerant boat with you now. The Hodgepodge challenge looks like fun. But really, life is such chaos right now, I don't dare sign up for anything. Maybe later. When I have actual dependable Internet and something like a routine again... Enjoyed your answers!

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    1. I totally understand about not being able to join in on much! I'm the same way. I'm hoping getting back into this will relieve stress somehow. Ugh, isn't being gluten intolerant annoying?? You have to be aware of so much!

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  9. Hello Nicole Michelle, nice to meet you via hodgepodge and thank you for the comment on my blog. Hope things move past wits end and smooth out for you soon.

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  10. We are so glad you found the Hodgepodge this week. We love to have newcomers and come-backers. Thank you for visiting my blog and I hope you will come again. There are a lot of us older ladies who have probably been where you are now in some way. We could each tell you that things will get better, but you are handling it exactly as you should - with prayer. Hope to see you next week.

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  11. Thanks for stopping b today, always nice to meet another blogger. And, glad to have you join the HP. Enjoyable answers!

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  12. Chicken salad is really good on a wrap too.

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  13. Greetings from New Hampshire! I am a fellow blogger visiting those sites that are listed adjacent to mine on Joyce's Hodgepodge site. Welcome to the Hodgepodge. You are certain to meet some terrific people who participate regularly in the Wednesday Hodgepodge.
    I commend you on your efforts to grow spiritually and creatively. I wish you success in your efforts.
    Have a great week.

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  14. Hi Michelle...it's so nice to meet a new blogger. It took me a while to join the hodgepodge but now I look forward to it weekly. We learn a lot about each other this way. Sorry you are a bit at wit's end right now...things will surely get better and it sounds like you are on the right track! You and God have got this! Have a great weekend!

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  15. January was a great month for me. Thanks for sharing

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