Wednesday, November 11, 2015

Wednesday Hodgepodge: Veteran's Day Edition

1. In two or three sentences tell us what Veteran's Day means to you?

2. What's your favorite film with a patriotic theme woven into the storyline?

I'm not sure this counts as a patriotic film, but "Forrest Gump". It's my old time favorite movie, and it does have some American values running through it.

3. Flu shot-yes or no? If you answered no, do you plan to get a flu shot? If not, why not? Have you ever had the flu?

I have never gotten the flu shot, and unless it covers more strains I'm not sure it's necessary (in my opinion). I have never had the REAL flu. (Many people say they have the flu, but really it's just a bad cold.)

4. I've seen lots of people posting pictures of their Christmas trees up and decorated. Many stores have had Christmas on display since well before Halloween. Red cups are back at Starbucks, sans the holiday decor, and that has some people up in arms. What are your thoughts on all the holiday ruckus this second week of November?

Always too much. Such a commercialized celebration these days. Buy, buy, buy. Time to get back to the REAL meaning of Christmas.

5. What 'critter' are you most afraid of encountering unexpectedly? Why that one?

Although I have held a snake or two in my past, even BIG pythons, I'd rather not be surprised with one while out for a walk in the woods or another the yard.

6. Do you like building things? What's the last thing you 'built'?

No, not really, unless you count "building" an afghan in crochet.

7. In keeping with this month's theme of gratitude...what are you most grateful for that brings beauty to your daily life?

The woods and lakes surrounding our home are a blessing. The serenity of a walk in the woods, hearing the rustle of leaves and singing of wild birds, the glance of a deer, or a paddle along the edge of a calm lake with ducks and geese swimming near by, the sun warming my body are both places that bring beauty to my life.

8.  Insert your own random thought here.

Join Joyce from From This Side of the Pond for Wednesday Hodgepodge. Share in the randomness!

Happy Hodgepodging!


  1. I almost put Forrest Gump as my movie, too. I think it is VERY patriotic! Such a beautiful photo taken by you, and I love the last image. Great advice!

    1. Thanks, Nicole! Tom and I saw some AMAZING sunsets this summer while fishing on the lakes. And to think we would have missed them without this new hobby of ours!

  2. I used Forrest Gump too! Was not sure if it qualified but know I know it does - HA!
    I am following from Hodgepodge - you can follow back at Annster's Domain if you want!
    I hope you have a great week!

    1. If it doesn't qualify, it's OK. You and I are on the same "page"! LOL

  3. That lake photo is just gorgeous! I think you're right about the odd chance that the flu shot would actually be effective to the current strain. Hmmm.

    1. Healthy eating, moderate exercise, water, washing hands, low stress, plenty of sleep, and staying away from those you know are sick goes a long way in avoiding illness. (Of course only if there are not health concerns that make the flu shot very important.) I took that photo while husband and I were out fishing this summer. Amazing sights we saw on the water. Thanks!

  4. Forrest Gump is one of my favorite movies too. I like your random thought...simple things we all should concentrate on every day.

    1. It's the "little things" that make a HUGE difference!


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