Wednesday, March 8, 2017

Not so perfect Hodgepodge.

Welcome hodgepodgers!  I am not so sure about the questions this week.  I learned long ago that I fall short when it comes to making things perfect, so my answers may not be lengthy this time.  But, let's give it a go.

1. What is one area of your life where you're a perfectionist? Is that a good thing?

Seriously, I do not think I am a perfectionist in any area of my life. I have to say, it's less stressful that way.  If I can 'come close' than that is good enough for me.

2. What's something you find perfectly ridiculous?

Ha! I find striving for perfection ridiculous!  I also find much of what I see on TV these days as ridiculous.  I will leave it at that. 

3. What's a skill you've developed by way of that old fashioned saying, 'practice makes perfect?

Nothing. Like I said above, I am not perfect at anything.  I wish I had more dedication to some things I do so that I would practice more -  to improve.  I think about my music:  flute and piano playing.  I wish I would practice more and work on my skills.  But, I don't.

4. What's your idea of a perfect breakfast?

When it's a rare morning and I eat breakfast out, I will treat myself to eggs benedict.  I also love a good veggie omelet with some hash browns on the side.  Coffee - good coffee with some real cream in it is important too!

5. What's a trip, holiday, vacation, or day outing you've taken that you'd rate a perfect 10? Tell us why.

Recently I went with hubby and some church friends to Magnolia Plantation and Gardens, outside of Charleston.   It was a beautiful day, and the gardens were beginning to bloom.  Camellias and azaleas were flowering.  It is a lovely spot along the Ashley River.   I suggest a visit there for anyone!!  History and beauty together.

6. What quote or saying perfectly sums up your life right now? If you can't do perfect, how about one that comes close?

I like the lyrics for the new song for "The Shack" co-written and sung by Tim McGraw and Faith Hill.  Here are some of the lyrics.  I can relate.

 Ain't it the sinner
Who gets all the grace sometimes
Ain't it the saint
Who picks up the pieces left behind
Yeah, and it's human to hurt the one
You hurt the one you love the most
And you can't find the sun

Keep your eyes on me
When you're lost in the dark
Keep your eyes on me
When the light in your heart is
Too burned out to see
Keep your eyes on me

I hope to see the movie this weekend. 

7. How would you spend $300 today?

My day is already planned out.  I plan to drop off baby layette baskets at Georgetown Hospital and then run over to Wal-Mart.  I need to pick up birdseed, and pet food, and may take a look at the flowers that have come in. So, I guess $300 could go towards that.  I also need to pick up bread for our Lenten soup supper tonight.

8.  Insert your own random thought here.

Today is International Women's Day.  Are you acknowledging it in anyway?  I will wear red in support of my sisters around the world. I am not holding back on shopping today (see question 7.) Some people are and that is fine.  But, I think it is not a positive thing to do.  We need to do good things, not hurt each other. 

Have a wonderful day everyone....and 'near perfect' week ahead.


  1. Your trip to Magnolia Plantation and Gardens sounds delightful. There is just something about being out in God's beautiful world this time of year. Our azaleas should be in full bloom by the weekend. Have a good busy day.

  2. My daughter saw "The Shack" with her boyfriend last weekend...said he cried, so it must be good!

  3. I wonder if the point of not shopping is alerting people how much women support the retail economy? I don't know. I'm wearing red and I'm not shopping. But then, I don't usually shop until the weekend. I have to get to the grocery store when they first open before the other shoppers arrive. Other shoppers can be annoying. LOL I bought a 40 lb bag of bird seed last week. I think the birds and squirrels will be happy for a little while. :) Have a wonderful day!

  4. Not sure what not shopping aims to achieve but I haven't been out today so I guess I did my bit! I'm not sure perfection is a good thing either because if everything's perfect what is there to strive for? Enjoy your supper.

  5. Have you seen the movie? My younger daughter saw it and thought it was good. I do like the song : ) The plantation visit sounds like fun. I'm excited to get to some nearby southern gardens this spring.

  6. The Magnolia Plantation and Gardens sounds like a beautiful place to visit. With all the flowers blooming, it must have been a magnificent sight to see! Hope you have a great week!

  7. Yes TV shows can be extremely ridiculous! The gardens sound lovely. Have a nice weekend.