Let's get busy and do the Hodgepodge. And then head on over to From This Side of the Pond and add your name to the link. Don't forget to visit a few of the lovely people and spread some love among them!
1. What's something you might say runs in your family?
Oh this one could be so much fun! But I will stay as nice as I can. My family is all very opinionated and hard headed. We all have those lovely traits. Sometimes it can make for interesting family get-togethers. (We don't do much of that anymore. Probably because of opinionated, hard-headed people).
2. I read here a list of ten things you should do before 2017 arrives (in less than six weeks!)...which tasks on the list might you do? What would you add to your own 'before the year ends' list?
visit your Dr. or dentist, deep clean your home, donate unwanted items to charity, look someone in the eye and tell them you love them, write an honest letter to yourself, clean up your inbox-desktop-photos, travel to a place you haven't been, compliment a stranger, watch the sunrise, think ahead to your goals/plans for the new year
I am hoping to finish some deep cleaning that I have started. I have been working in the kitchen and it is looking mighty good. I tend to horde hand towels (according to my youngest granddaughter) so I cleaned out two drawers of hand towels. I got rid of a lot. I told the girls I would keep them and hand them off to them when they get their first homes. Justin told me I need to do the same thing to the linen closet. Maybe later this week. There is no way I'll watch a sunrise. I just don't believe in getting up that early any more. I am thinking ahead to my goals for 2017.
3. What's something other generations (not your own) misunderstand about your generation?
Many people believe we baby boomers are the 'me' generation. I think this couldn't be further from the truth. All the baby boomers I know are very family oriented people who are giving back to their communities in one way or another. They still live very active lifestyles (well, most of them do).
4. Sweet potato casserole, mashed potatoes and gravy, cornbread dressing-which would you miss the most if it weren't on the holiday dinner menu?
I would most miss dressing. But it won't be cornbread dressing. It will be my version of 'doctored' Stove Top Stuffing!!
5. What are you overthinking right now?
Right now I am over-thinking question number 3. LOL! I will get it right before I hit the publish button.
6. Your favorite slang word lately?
I live with teenagers. I hear a lot of slang. And I don't understand most of it. Slang to me involves words like "cool", "groovy" "right on". They laugh. I don't care. Probably my most used slang of the moment might be "hashtag". I like to torment my granddaughter so I often say "hashtag" or "fleek". She just rolls her eyes and tells me I'm not using it in the right way. LOL!!
7. Write an acrostic for the word grateful.
Going to write a little poem right here,
Raging a war within myself.
Ain't nothing for you to fear.
Till I put it upon the shelf.
Eager to see what you might think
For words can mean so much
Ugly some are, some just for myself.
Love to all who see it as such.
8. Insert your own random thought here.
Wishing a Happy Thanksgiving to all across the land. Might we let go of the hatred and see each other for what we are. Accept the differences and embrace the similarities! Peace!