Here are the questions to this week's Wednesday Hodgepodge. Answer on your own blog, then hop over to From This Side of the Pond to add your link to the party. See you there!
1. What's something we'd find you doing most afternoons? Due to covid, we've been closing the office at 4:00 each day and I actually feel like I have an "afternoon" because it is still daylight when we get off! I drive home and immediately put on comfy clothes. I usually start supper and then I go upstairs and ride the bike for 30 minutes. Sometimes I burn supper. Seriously.
2. Who do you take after? In what way(s)? I look a lot like my mom. My Uncle Henry (now deceased) used to whisper in my ear every single time he saw me, "you look like your momma and I love you!" Since my mom died when I was 15, I have no idea whether I'm like her in actions or not. She had a strong faith in God and she did pass that on to me. I think I'm more like my daddy in regards to my temper. I can lose it in an instant and I don't like that about myself. I actually think I've picked up actions from my mother-in-law, too. I've been her daughter-in-law since 1984 and she has been my mother for all intents and purposes. I take after her in the kitchen because she taught me how to cook a lot of things. She, too, is a strong woman of faith much like my own mother.
3. 'After every storm comes a rainbow' or 'the calm before the storm'...which phrase do you relate to more right now? Tell us why? Surely there is a rainbow coming, right? Actually, yesterday was a pretty crappy day. We buried my aunt and a man literally fell out at the graveside service and had no heartbeat. The people standing near him did chest compressions and someone called 911 and all along, the funeral kept happening. They got his heart restarted and I don't know how he is doing now. I was pumped full of adrenaline when I drove back to the office and then I crashed around 3:00 so I started home. We hosted (via zoom) the young professionals group last night, as we've been doing for many years. My co-worker (who is an Old Testament scholar - really!) led the study (and it was excellent) but I could feel myself continuing to free fall. At the end of the session, one of our sweet young women asked if she could share the screen. The young adults had made a video for us thanking us for continuing on through the pandemic. They recorded themselves telling us how much we mean to them and that they thank us and love us. Let me just tell you -- a true rainbow after the storm. God uses people in the most amazing ways to let us know that he is still there - he is still with us - always.
4.What are your plans for the day after tomorrow? I'm assuming that you mean Friday? I'm going to work half a day and then I'm getting a much needed haircut and color!
5. Complete this sentence-"After all is said and done_____________________." After all is said and done, I still need Jesus. After all is said and done, my life is good and we are blessed. After all is said and done, I want Jesus to say to me, "well done good and faithful servant."
6. Insert your own random thought here. It has been too cold to walk outside so I've been walking on the treadmill every morning. I think I told y'all that I made a goal during the pandemic to exercise 365 days in a row. I think I'm on day 290+ at this point. This morning it was a balmy 44 degrees outside at 5:30 and I walked outside. Walking outside beats treadmill every day PLUS I got to see this.