Tuesday, February 10, 2015

All for the love of love. Except the question about tuna fish!

Good morning Hodgepodge friends...   let's get right to this week's questions with my answers.  As always, please feel free to comment, or to answer them yourself. 

1.  Have you ever written a love letter?  Have you written one recently?  Had one written to you?  Did you keep it? 

Well,  huh....   I have written love notes in cards to my hubby.  And, on occasion I have made unique love Valentine's crafts, etc.  for him.   Thinking back, I do remember once writing a "love letter" for hubby for Valentine's Day, which I presented to him framed.   Last year, I took the lyrics to Kenny Chesney's "Me and You" and typed them up and framed them as a gift.   Since first hearing that song I have felt it describes our relationship.  Hubby picked Vince Gill's "Look at Us" as "our" song many years ago.   Both songs have beautiful lyrics about lasting love.

This goes way back, but I dated a guy when I was in college and we were at different schools, in different states.  This was WAY before the internet and texting.  So, we had the phone (connected to the wall) and "snail mail" letters.  He wrote and sent me cute cards and letters in the mail.  I would certainly consider them "love letters" and yes, I have saved them.

2.  What's a movie that ends in a way you especially love? 

The movie "Wuthering Heights" is and has always been my favorite movie about love, with a wonderful, haunting ending.  The book has been made into a movie several times, and my favorite one is the one that came out in the 70's starring Timothy Dalton as Heathcliff.    The book continues on into the next generation, but this movie ends with the lovers, Heathcliff and Cathy,  finally together with each other - but dead.  The final scene shows them (as spirits) running hand in hand away from the graveyard.   It took them both to die before being free to be with each other. 

If you have not seen it, find it!  The love they had for each other was depicted so well - starting when they first met as children, and then throughout their young lives.  But society, and timing, never let them be together for long.   It's a "chick flick" for sure. So, don't ask your guy to sit and watch it with you.

3.  Something that makes your heart sing?   (not counting children.) 

* a beautiful sunny morning  * hearing amazing musical talent   * getting lost in a book  * the unconditional love of my pets   * feeling God around me

4.   What's the last event you had to attend, phone call you had to make, routine task you needed to complete, or meal you had to prepare, that you did but only half-heartedly?  

I am fortunate that in this stage of my life I don't "have to" do many things that I really don't want to do.   And, I suppose if something does come along, I try to make the best of it anyway.    So, I'm not coming up with a good answer, and even if I did I would not put it here in fear of hurting someone that also might have been involved.

5.  Tuna fish salad - yay or blech?  If you said yay, how do you like it prepared? 

I have mentioned before that I am allergic to seafood.  Although, tuna fish in a can sometimes doesn't really seem like fish, does it?    I find I can eat a tuna fish sandwich, loaded with mayo and some pickle added in.   On wheat bread - with lettuce.     But, really, I rarely eat it...I can't even remember the last time.

6.  What's something you 'know by heart'?

The Lord's Prayer.   

7.  In the spirit of Valentine's Day, what two or three word phrase would you write for someone you love? 

Meant to be.        Forever in love.           Two = one.        One and only.           I can keep going...   I think the candy company should call me!! ha!!

8.  My random thought.  

More a question than a thought.   I am wondering:  how many of you reading this actually go out and celebrate Valentine's Day?  Does this day still require special attention?    What do you do?

Most reading this blog are married and/or older.   So, I think the hype of Valentine's Day is considered just that -  hype, too much, too expensive, too everything.    Sometimes I wonder WHY couples need this day to say they love each other.  And if so, then do the other days go by not saying it??
Sometimes I think this day just makes people sad if they don't have a "valentine" or a special relationship.      ) :




  1. Re #8: I would like the day to be remembered by my hubby ... maybe a sweet card. But beyond that, it's just another day ... I'd much rather have him do something special, something sweet on some other day because HE thought of it, not because he felt obligated because it's Valentine's Day. I will say that if he does choose to do something special, it'd better be something sweet, not something practical (like the dust buster he bought me for our first Valentine's Day - ha!).

  2. I think there's definitely a lot of hype surrounding the day. We always cook dinner together at home on Valentine's Day. We find a recipe we want to try and hang out in the kitchen with a glass of wine. Very relaxed. We don't do gifts, although sometimes hubs brings me flowers. He does that randomly too, and I do love fresh flowers in the house.

  3. Chris and I don't really make Valentine's Day any different than every other day of the week. When you love someone, you make it a point to let them know daily...not just when Valentine's Day rolls around.

  4. Am not familiar with the movie but it may be a sister-get-together movie to put on the list. Hubby and I don't make a special deal of Valentines Day. I used to send all the kids and grands valentine cards, but stopped that a few years ago. If we can't say it all during the year why bother with just one day, right?

  5. Wuthering Heights is one of my fave books of all time. The Mister and I will probably go out for a nice lunch on Valentines Day. Enjoy your week!

  6. My husband and I will probably go out for dinner while my parents watch the kids. We don't do to much. Enjoy your day.

  7. I seriously love that movie and the book!!! Great choice.
    I loved valentines since I was a kid and got to have parties with brown bags decorated at school .