Hi there! My name is Kelly. I'm a mother of 4 and a grandmother of 13 now! I've lived all over the country and even in Hawaii. Right now, I'm currently in Southeast Missouri. Throughout my adult life, I've wanted to find a forum of some sort that encourages other Christian women. I've found wonderful craft blogs, weight loss sites, motherhood sites, book clubs, etc. So I am going to try my hand at a blog that contains a little bit of everything. Grab a cup of coffee and let's chat!!

Contact me by email at coffeecupchristianity@gmail.com or at urlinia@yahoo.com

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Kelly@CCCC Hodgepodge-Volume 67

Questions for the Wednesday Hodgepodge-Volume 67

1. February 22nd is National Be Humble Day...what makes you proud? What keeps you humble?
My grandchildren keep me humble.  Looking at things, through their eyes, gives me a fresh perspective on life.

2. Where is the catch-all (aka dumping ground) in your house?
My bedroom, which totally stinks!  If no one knows where to put something, they put it in my room.  If someone is cleaning and comes across something they don't want to fool with, they put it in my room.  I think that "out of sight = out of mind" is a pervasive philosophy in my house and I think "mama" has decided that some things are gonna change...... =P

3. Do you make it a point to visit State/National Parks when you travel or even in your own hometown? What's your favorite?
Not really, to be honest.  Most State/National Parks around here are so "commercialized" and touristy that there is nothing special to them.  I rather prefer to head out into more natural surroundings.  It doesn't feel so "tainted" that way.

4. How would you define honor?
I would define "honor" as doing the "right thing" by someone; by giving your word and following through on promises made; by standing fast and looking out for the underdog.  There's a country song that immediately came to mind and the chorus states, "You've got to stand for something or you'll fall for anything.  You've got to be your own man, not a puppet on a string.  Never compromise what's right and uphold your family name.  You've got to stand for something or you'll fall for anything." by Aaron Tippin.  Seems that covers a good portion of it.

5. Angel's food or Devil's food-which cake do you prefer?
Devil's food cake, all the way!  I love the rich, moist chocolate cake over the dry, spongy texture of the Angel food cake!

6. What's the most recent road trip you've taken? Where did you go and how many hours did you spend in the car? Do you like to zoom to your destination without stopping or leisurely wind your way there with stops along the way? What is your car snack of choice?
The most recent road trip I've taken was last month when I drove up to Ohio, with my dad, to visit my best friend, Nani.  It took us about 10 hours to get there and we spent about 8 of those in the car.  I hate "zooming" to my destinations.  I want to stop and look around, search for local Starbucks, try new food, etc.  My car snack of choice are Apple Cinnamon Quaker Mini Rice Cakes and either a diet coke or a coffee!

7. Recent headlines told how a preschool child in NC had their packed lunch from home taken away and a school lunch substituted by a school inspector who deemed the homemade lunch unhealthy. Reportedly the parent was then billed for the school lunch (chicken nugget meal) although an update to the story says the parent was not billed. The inspector was conducting a routine inspection of the classroom-he/she was not there solely to peek in the lunchboxes. The packed lunch contained a turkey and cheese sandwich, an apple juice box, a bag of chips, and a banana. You can read the story here. Your thoughts?
My thoughts on this? Immediately, it really makes me mad.  We [the USA] have not quite yet descended into becoming a communistic society, but it brings us one step closer.  Routine inspection, my arse!  Did the "idea-fairy" just decide to smack the inspector upside the head and say, "Hey, lets look in the lunches to check for pipe bombs and such".  Um, dude....it's a preschooler and this is not Uganda, where even children are booby-trapped with bombs.  Oh, I could definitely get on a soapbox here, but suffice it to say, I'm not a happy camper!

8. Insert your own random thought here.
Mothers of teenagers NOW know why animals eat their young!


April said...

AMEN to the quote you shared for #8...I have one of my own! Finally, someone who loves Devil's Food cake as much as I do!

Nani said...

Ya gotta love the drive through Starbucks just off the highway when traveling! "one five dollah coffee for the road, please!"

Mini rice cakes for travel sounds great. I like the caramel ones. Pretzels, especially Everything Bagel, are still my go-to snack for the car.

Props for quoting Aaron Tippin!

We gotta get you un-capcha'ed!

Joyce said...

I love the photo in your header...that is gorgeous!
I love the cheddar mini rice cakes-yum.

Katie2SS said...

Love your flower banner up top. I agree with your thoughts on #7 and even #8..lol

Conny said...

enjoyed reading your answers & browsing your blog! :)

Nel said...

Your header is beautiful! Enjoyed your answers, and I love that song! So glad you joined in on hodgepodge, it is a lot of fun! I looked around a little while I was here, definitely will be back. I will look thru my craft links and see if I have anything victorian. Have a great week!
until next time... nel

Anonymous said...

Hi, Kelly. Stopped by to check out your blog. I'm also participating in the April A to Z challenge. I look forward to seeing what you blog about.