Wednesday, March 13, 2013


Click here to join in on Joyce's Hodgepodge!
1. Do you play games of luck/chance for money? Have you ever played bingo for money? Visited a casino? Placed a bet on a horse? Bought a lottery ticket?
All of the above!

2. Will you be preparing and/or dining on the traditional Corned Beef and Cabbage meal this St. Patrick's Day? Mashed-baked-hash browned-french fried...your favorite way to have potatoes?
No, we don't celebrate St. Patrick's Day at our home. Now that doesn't mean I haven't been out at a bar over the years and had me some green beer or seen the Chicago river turn green!

3. What's the last thing you felt 'green with envy' over?
Honestly it was just the other day when you....Joyce....wrote about your walk around Central Park over the weekend!

4. What's at the end of your rainbow?
Happiness and Heaven

5. March 12th marks the anniversary of the death of Anne Frank (June 12, 1929-March, 1945). Anne's diary detailing her time spent hiding from the Nazi's during the war ranks as one of the best selling books of all time. Besides your blog, do you keep any sort of diary or journal? Was this a habit you developed as a child or is journaling something new for you?
I try and try to keep a journal but it usually fizzle out with time. This started years ago watching Oprah otherwise I never even thought of keeping a journal. However I am very happy to have this blogging journal now!

6. What's an item in your home or closet that contains every color of the rainbow?
Off the top of my head I am going to say my Jim Shore pieces. They are very colorful.
These are my Christmas collection.
I also have everyday ones.

7. Write a limerick with you as the subject. You can do it!! Just remember this is a family friendly blog...don't make me get out my wooden spoon.
How do I write about me
I'd rather get stung by a bee
Of course that is not really true
But this is something I don't want to do
8. Insert your own random thought here.
I finally started a prayer journal. There are so many requests for prayers while I am blogging and I always stop what I am doing to say a prayer but I decided that I wanted to start doing more for those who ask for prayer. So now I am writing down each prayer request so I can focus on them each day.



April said...

I love your Christmas collection, Debby...very nice! You can never go wrong with a prayer journal. After reading "The God Box", I've started writing down all of my worries, concerns, and praises on small pieces of paper and I put them in my own "God box". It's my way of "letting go and letting God." Your limerick cracked me up! I haven't written one of those in a LONG time!

Cathy said...

From time to time I keep a prayer journal too. It does really help.

Cute limerick.

Good answer on being green with envy. Didn't her walk in Central Park look and sound so sweet?

Joyce said...

I have a lot of prayer requests and answers in my journals. It's partly why I still journal some, usually during my quiet time. I don't blog a lot about that, because it feels like sacred time.

Come to Central Park!

Lisa @ Two Bears Farm said...

I used to journal every day until I started blogging - now I never journal any more.

Kathy ... aka Nana said...

I love your Jim Shore pieces. I'd love to have some, but I have no place to display collections.

Kristie said...

We'll be having Corned Beef and Cabbage this year for the first time! With the meat from our last steer, we had a corned beef made and figured St. Patty's day would be a great time to make it! :-)

I JUST started a prayer journal too! I felt the same as you with prayer requests, or even things I felt the need to pray for, keep coming up and it became more than I could remember off the top of my head :-)

Kristie said...

We'll be having Corned Beef and Cabbage this year for the first time! With the meat from our last steer, we had a corned beef made and figured St. Patty's day would be a great time to make it! :-)

I JUST started a prayer journal too! I felt the same as you with prayer requests, or even things I felt the need to pray for, keep coming up and it became more than I could remember off the top of my head :-)

Rebecca Jo said...

You're limerick is perfect! :)

I do that - keep a prayer journal. Its a great way to keep up & be able to go back & ask someone how such & such is going... they appreciate that too.
It's also so cool to see how God answers prayers :)

Garden of Egan said...

Seeing the Chicago river turn green would be awesome.

I love your Christmas decorations!!!!!

Teri said...

Oh, I love your idea about keeping a prayer journal. There are always so many people in need of prayer, and not just a one time prayer, but sustained daily prayer. This is a great way to keep track of them.

I could relate to your limerick.


I have seen the fountain in Savannah turned green...but the river in Chicago would be amazing. I was in Dublin on St. Paddy's day in 2009. It was amazing. I have kept prayer journals for a while and love the process. It is amazing to go back and see answered prayers.

Anonymous said...

I immediately thought of you when I read question 1 :) because I know how you enjoy Vegas.

A prayer journal is a great idea, I like that.

I also like your limerick :)

TexWisGirl said...

your limerick made me laugh. :)

retired not tired said...

Great limerick! I have never had green beer or been to Chicago except in the airport.

Marla said...

I love your limerick, and I also remember some yers past with green beer (yuck). And, seriously, I love the idea of a prayer journal. What a great idea! I have thought of starting a prayer jar... to write a name or a hope on a slip of paper and place it in the jar. From time to time then go back and repray with those slips, or throw the slips away when the prayer concern has been answered (one way or another.)

Debbie said...

Your idea for a prayer journal for bloggers is a GREAT one! Loved your limerick, haha. Enjoy your day!

Alexis AKA MOM said...

I've been wanting to do a prayer journal too. I need to get on that!!

love your limerick :)

Chatty Crone said...

I have a prayer journal to Debby. Because I can't remember all of them any more if I don't. I also keep a grateful journal.

I love corn beef and cabbage - I have to remember to get some.

Love your limerick - so cute.


Nani said...

I think I'm the same as you about daily journaling. I journal for a few days or weeks, then get side tracked. That's why I keep everything in what I refer to as The Chronicles of Nani home edition. It's all of my blog, dream diary entries, papers, poetry and an occasional email exchange, all mixed in chronological order with my personal journal entries. It ends up being a pretty complete picture of the year.

I love your Christmas collection rainbow; then again I always love looking at your Christmas collections!

Tami said...

Good for you for starting the prayer journal. I've been meaning to do that for years, but never do.

The Boston Lady said...

I must say that Anne Frank was my inspiration as a young girl and I kept a journal after reading hers the first time. Stopped when I was about 17. Fun to read them now. Daughter spent last two days at Cedar's! Doing okay now, but that's where I've been. Wonderful hosp and staff. Ann

Skoots1moM said...

loved your limerick

Heather said...

Well, first of all Debby, let me say, thank you so much for stopping by my blog... and I do love my furbabies!!!

I don't keep a journal, I just write when the mood hits me... funny thing is, I've got a few drafts sitting in my blogger draft box, LOL!

I don't eat cabbage, so no, I won't be eating that meal!

Your tree blog is so lovely with all your ornaments... I have a ton of ornaments, but I no longer put up a big tree, and my tiny tree is too small to hold all of my ornaments, so I may have to consider getting rid of many of them!

And you have such a special heart with your "For Your Tears" blog... such a thoughtful gesture, so simple yet so heartfelt!

Many thanks again for visiting!


Hilary said...

my house is the rainbow... all walls are painted bright happy colors

Empty Nester said...

I've never been able to be consistent with a prayer journal but my daily one is easy. I don't why it's that way. We have some of the same Jim Shore pieces! I love mine! I should have put that I get green with envy over everyone getting snow for winter and we don't. Forgot about that! LOL

Anonymous said...

Silly all the time
Heaven a place to go when I die
Elephant an animal my kids like to talk about
Love thy neighbor
Beauty is everywhere
Y because you asked to come up with a limerick:0)

I am the subject as you can name is spelled down at the beginning of each line.

Thanks for the challenge that was fun!

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