Growing up with the Hodgepodge

Is it Wednesday already?  Fall Break will be here before you know it!  The questions for this week:

1. What's the best thing about growing older?
Freedom.  Seriously.  The kids are pretty much raised, and we can leave for the weekend and know that the house is going to be standing when we get back.

2. When did you first feel like a grown up?
When I do, I'll let you know!

3. Chocolate cake with white icing or white cake with chocolate icing?
What happened to chocolate cake with chocolate icing???

4. What's the nicest thing a stranger has ever done for you?
I guess it's just the little things like letting me go ahead of him/her in the grocery store line.   
5.  What's something you learned from your grandparents?
If you know/knew your grandparents, I hope you know how lucky you are.  3 of my grandparents were already deceased by the time I came along.  My maternal grandmother lived in Tx., and we only saw her every other year.  I only remember seeing her out of her wheelchair once, and even then she had to hold onto the countertop to get around the kitchen.  So, sadly, I don't think I can answer this one.

6. Wednesday marks a sad day in the history of planet earth-9/11...what's something you do (or can do) to bring peace to your little corner of the world?
I'm definitely a "Don't rock the boat" kind of person...most of the time.  I can get along with anybody; in fact, I can count on 1 hand the number of people that I just haven't ever been able to get along with.

7.  Share a favorite quote, scripture, or song containing the word peace.
"Let there be peace on earth, and let it begin with me."

8.  Insert your own random thought here.
I can't believe I didn't post these 2 pictures on Monday!  The first is our annual sisters' weekend picture:
I didn't notice until after we got home that Mama has her oldest girl on 1 side, and the youngest on the other.
What are we holding in our hands?  One of my SILs made these "Redneck Wineglasses" for us:
She saw it on Pinterest and made them for us.  It's a candle holder with a mason jar on top!  And, just to make it "classy", she put our names on it!  


  1. LOVE!!!! the wine glasses. They're so cool. You have a sister's weekend, I and my sister celebrate sister's DAY on March 18th every year.

    Your answer to the 2nd one is great. Wish I'd thought of that. And the grandparent question/answer is soooooooo similar to my answer.

  2. You had some great shots from the weekend...course there's no really awful views into the valley! I love the wine glasses-how fun to have crafty people in the family!

  3. Love your redneck wine glasses!!! Love your answer to #2!

  4. Haha! I'm right there with you on the chocolate cake with chocolate icing answer! :-) Have a great day!

  5. We bought a couple of Redneck Wine Glasses for my mother-in-law a few years ago...they were a huge hit! I didn't realize you had that many fun that must be! Love your 'peace' quote! Enjoy your day, Mary!

  6. I answered #3 the same way. Your glasses are beautiful and very practical.

  7. Loved your responses and the redneck wine glass. Loved the sisters weekend picture. We chose the same is the music in us. Have a great rest of the week.

  8. My answer was chocolate cake and chocolate icing. I knew my grandparents on both sides and saw them often but I have no significant memories of learning anything from them. Now that's a great song of peace!!! Love the picture and they sell glasses like that at Hallmark. They just came out with blue ones!

  9. i like your peace scripture! Hope its a great week!

  10. I love classy redneck :)

    I don't feel grown up either still sometimes... & then REALLY old other times...

  11. Great candle holders at the end there - I can just see this being decorated for Christmas with a candle gleaming inside it. Fab idea!

  12. I love those wine glasses :) can get a lot of something in them :)

    I'm with you about the grandparents; same here, my mom's mom was the only one still living by the time I was born and she was in her late 70's and she only spoke Polish and us kids English, so not too many interactions. I envy those that have great memories of their grandparents.


  13. I saw those glasses for sale at Kirklands for more than $10/piece. Good to have a crafty sister.


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