Wednesday, August 12, 2015

Wednesday Hodgepodge-#231

It's ONLY been since October that I've joined in with Joyce and the girls for a Wednesday Hodgepodge, so I'm trying to get myself motivated to blog again by posting this week! 

1. When was the last time you relocated? Did you move yourself or leave it to the professionals? Are you happy staying put or is there a move in your future? Best thing about moving to a new city or town? Least favorite and/or hardest thing about moving house?  We have been in our current home for 30 years!  We are building a log home and hope to be moving in soon.  It's going to be hard though to leave our  current home since there are so many memories of young married life and raising kids.

2. When were you last 'moved to tears'? Explain.

I seem to cry a lot lately...hormones probably.  What can REALLY turn on the water works for me is videos of soldiers coming home and surprising their families. Oh.  My. Goodness.  Gets me every time.

3. Do you have rules about eating in the car...any forbidden foods? What's the last thing you consumed in your car? Your go-to car snack when traveling long distance?
We eat in the car all the time now.  When our kids were little, there was not a lot of eating and drinking in the car.
When traveling, I like to snack on food that I can eat one at a time to help me stay awake.  Like m&m's! 

4. Share a favorite song relating to cars and/or driving.
I had trouble thinking one and then all of a sudden Carrie Underwood's "Jesus Take The Wheel" came to mind.  I love this song.  It has such a good message I believe.  It seems that so many times, it takes a big jolt to get us to realize or bring back to mind that we really do need Jesus as the driving force in our lives. 

5. What's your most frequently visited drive-thru...Starbucks? the bank? the pharmacy? some other window?
It would have to be Sonic, even though it's not exactly a drive-thru.  I love my Sonic Dr. Peppers!

6. "He who hesitates is lost"...would you agree? When it comes to making decisions do you generally act quickly or do you more often than not fall into the 'lost' category?
I am somewhere in-between I think.  If it's an important or serious decision, I'm going to think things through first and not act too hastily.  It just depends on the situation I guess.

7. When was the last time you got lost? Was it stressful or an unexpected happy adventure?
Several weeks ago, we went to Dallas to take my dad to an appointment.  Downtown Dallas.  We didn't exactly get lost, but we were lost in the sense that we didn't know where we were going and were relying on the gps to get us there.  It was SO STRESSFUL!  I hate Dallas traffic and there is always always always construction going on that just fouls up any plan you might have.  And...we're doing it all over again later this week.

8.  Insert your own random thought here.
It is SO hot here in Oklahoma!  We seriously need a break from it all...especially here in SE Oklahoma! 


  1. We had similar answers for some of the questions like the M&Ms and Sonic. However, our Sonic does have a drive thru. I liked your song choice! I can't imagine moving from a house that I've lived in for 30 years, but I don't like to move. I'm hoping we will stay where we are for many, many years to come!

  2. Hey there! I'm a fellow Okie, although I have been in the Dallas area for the last 40+ years. You are so right about the traffic. It is horrendous. When we first moved here, just the thought of driving downtown made me sick at my stomach, but it was something I had to overcome. I like the song you chose. I remember Dallas Holm had a similar song back in the 70's that I liked a lot. Just can't remember the name of it.

  3. We've moved often, and I'm pretty sure as we've pulled away from the 'leaving' house I've stood in the driveway and cried every single time. I'm sure you'll love the new space though, and enjoy this new season. A spot to make lots of happy memories too! Nice to see you in the HP today : )

  4. Oh.My.Goodness. Those soldier homecoming videos kill us every time!!!
    That was a good song pick, forgot about that one. Good luck with your move, a log home sounds very cool!

  5. A lodge cabin home sounds perfect to me. Enjoy! We are the same with the tears. I love the dogs greeting their soldiers when they get home. Hope it cools down for you soon. The whole country has been pretty hot this summer.

  6. Ack! I don't know how you can tolerate those temps! We think it's hot when we hit the upper 80s. But we pay for it in the winter with brutal cold, which is why one daughter moved to Texas! I hope your trip goes well later this week. Interesting how many of us have lived in the same place appx. 30 years!!

  7. You will have to post pictures of your log cabin when it is finished, that is exciting. We had a lot of the same answers! Thanks for stopping by and I agree with you I am ready for cooler temps!

  8. Sonic is my most frequent drive-thru, too. Love their half-price-after-8 shakes. :) My sister lives in a log cabin and I just love it. Dallas traffic--ugh, I agree. I totally forgot about "Jesus Take the Wheel" but can't help but laugh every time I hear the title because of Tim Hawkins' parody Have you heard it? Google "Cletis Take the Reel" by him.

  9. I absolutely love that song Jesus take the wheel also! I just cant listen to it in the company of is so emotional for me that I start tearing up as soon as she starts singing! I am following you from Hodgepodge if you want to follow me back I am at

  10. We've lived in the same place for a long time too. No plans to move yet but I'm sure we will at some point. It will be both daunting (having to sort everything before packing) and hopefully exciting to be somewhere new. I hope your planned move goes well.