Wednesday, July 6, 2011


Head on over to Joyce's and join in.

I decided to join in today with Wednesday Hodgepodge since I've missed it the last few weeks and I'm not organized yet to share my stories/photos from my trip. Also from our view here on the hill we saw at least 8 towns doing their fireworks. It was super clear outside and they were awesome.

1. What is the most useful book in your house?
Maybe my Fanny Farmer Cookbook. We seem to go to it often for answers.

2. What's worse-being too hot or too cold?
I am going with too hot after being in Italy a week ago! However I don't like being cold either but at least I can put on layers.

3. Share something that made you smile this past weekend.
My children here on Sunday. It was awesome to see them and share our trip with them, including a lot of laughs.

4. How do you like your hamburgers? Or don't you?
I like my hamburger cooked medium with cheese, nothing else!

5. What's your summer beach read? If it's not summer in your part of the world then tell us what book you're reading in front of the fire while sipping hot cocoa.
I hope to get to read Water for Elephants soon. Just finishing up with Heaven Is For Real which is excellent. Was so busy on vacation that I barely read at all.

6. How was your birthday celebrated when you were a kid?
I don't remember them but I am sure it was with family members and cake!

7. What's something that is totally uncool that you love anyway?
I am drawing a blank on this one.

8. Insert your own random thought here.

There is a young girl named Emily who I have been following who had been diagnosed with Leukemia in 2010. She has been so brave for so long. She has made a decision to stop all treatment and I just thought that maybe you would like to stop over and tell her how brave she is. She is a believer and has the total support of her family/friends. Life With Emily


LynnMarie said...

Well I'm glad you are back and that seeing your children made you smile. I'm looking forwarded to hearing how your trip went. It went by fast! How did the dog do with you gone?

Garden of Egan said...

Glad you got home OK. I bet you are tired.
Vacationing is exhausting.

I agree with the Fannie Farmer Cookbook. My most worn out cookbook ever.

Cherie said...

Ok Debby I seem to have missed out on some of your posts so I am going to catch up!
Glad you got home and could spend the weekend with your kids!

Have a Happy Day!

Brandy@YDK said...

i'm glad you are back. i love my hamburgers plain too.

SusanD said...

I keep seeing "Water for Elephants." I'll have to check on that one.

Thanks for sharing the link for Emily. I'll def pay her a visit.

Blessings, SusanD

Randi Troxell said...

i loved heaven is for real.. completely made me think!

thnx for sharing emily's link.. i'm heading over now..

Tammy Doane said...

Glad you had a great time in Italy. I have heard Water for Elephants is a great book.

Anonymous said...

Welcome back. I'll pay Emily a visit also.

Amiee said...

Both of the books you mentioned sound great!

I will be sure to pay Emily a visit. What a brave girl.

Anonymous said...

1. What is the most useful book in your house? Armed and Dangerous which gives you Bible verses for certain situations happening that you need to pray about.

2. What's worse-being too hot or too cold?COLD! I HATE COLD, JUST HATE IT!

3. Share something that made you smile this past weekend.
When we went to the new yogurt place called "you TopIt"

4. How do you like your hamburgers? I eat vegie burgers now but some roasted chilies and a bit of ketchup is good and onions and lettuce.

5. What's your summer beach read?
I am reading Finding Blue with Hailey by Louis lowery, not sure what I think of it yet, we read The giver by him and im not sure how i felt about that one either.
odd books, theres 2 more and we have to read them.
I h
6. How was your birthday celebrated when you were a kid?
It wasnt

7. What's something that is totally uncool that you love anyway?
I cant think of anything,
but i think that my friends or blogger buddies would frown upon liking some of the music by Marilyn Manson, I pray for him.

8. Insert your own random thought here.
Divorce sucks (its not me by the way, but 2 family members and its killing me.

Dysfunctional Mom said...

I would rather be HOT than cold any day, I hate to be cold. Good thing I live in FL!
I just read Heaven is for Real and I really enjoyed it. I read Water for Elephants a while back, very good book.

Cathy said...

Welcome home Debby! I read Heaven is for Real a couple months ago. Very good and very thought provoking.

Joyce said...

Glad you played along

Joyce said...

Oops.. Hit send before I was ready... I am looking forward to pictures but I'm sure you're overwhelmed at the moment. I loved water for elephants but have heard mixed reviews on the movie.

Jenn Erickson said...

Debby, I love both the Fanny Farmer Cookbook and Water for Elephants! Enjoy the latter over the summer! It's a great read!


Amy said...

I do not like to be hot either.. Cold is no fun but just being hot is not great..

Glad you got to spend time with your Family that always makes me smile..

I am reading Water for Elephants right now.. It is pretty good but has it's sad moments..

My thoughts go to Emily... I will check in with her later on today..

Kathy ... better known as Nana said...

I'm getting ready to start Water for Elephants ... probably after our company leaves on Monday. We'll have to compare notes as we read along, won't we? ha!

nancygrayce said...

I started Water for Elephants twice and just couldn't get in to it, but I think I'm the only one!

I'm going over to visit now! And to pray!

Michelle said...


Wanted to come visit and let you know I'm back to blogging.

I saw the movie `Water for Elephant`.
It was a good movie.

Laura said...

Good to read you again!! ;-) LOVED Heaven is for Real!!! Will definitely go to Emily's blog now!!! Thanks for sharing!

Alexis AKA MOM said...

YEAH so glad your back and having some great times and laughs withe the kids.

You know I think I have that cookbook somewhere around here.

Yup so what I say about layers :)

Technodoll said...

I agree with you on the hot cold thing. Can't sleep when it's too hot, can't do anything!

So sad about Emily... :(

Holli Taylor said...

Ok kindred spirit...I have to draw the line with our similarities. This KS girl most definitely likesher burgers WELL DONE. Lol. So cool the kids got to join you for part of your trip. Love the new look. Has it been that long since I have visited? Life if crazy right now. You are such a good reader.

Mom of 12 said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog and deciding to stay for a while! I am excited to get to know you better.

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