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Keyed Up for the Hodgepodge

This week’s Hodgepodge questions are a little tough!  I’m glad, though, because my brain needs to practice stretching now that summer is nearly over and I resume my teaching responsibilities “officially” next week!  Answer on your own blog and link up with Joyce!!

1.  What would you say is the key to success?

I think to answer this question, one needs to define the word success.

Success, to me, means living up to God’s promises in a way that honors Him.  In doing so, I fulfill His purpose for my life.

Thus, to become successful, I must stay connected to Him through prayer and trust that He will equip me to do the work He has purposed for me.  It means not relying on my own strength but His.  That is the key to success…depending on Him and giving Him the glory for what I accomplish.

2.  Have you ever been to the Florida Keys? Any desire to visit that part of the US of A?

It’s kind of funny that I lived in Miami for a few years and never actually drove to the Keys!  I have been to Key West, though, courtesy of a cruise the Mr. and I took several years ago.  Honestly, I have no desire to go again.  Key West was not the cleanest place.  There are prettier parts of Florida that I have seen.  In fact, I live in a city that hosts the most beautiful beaches in Florida!

3.  When and where did you last see a real live donkey? Monkey? Turkey?

Let’s see…I have no idea when I saw live donkeys or turkeys, but I did see live monkeys when I was at the Animal Kingdom at Disney World.  They were precious!!!

4.  An old Portuguese proverb says, ‘Beware of the door with too many keys.’ What do you think this means? Share an example of how this has proven true or false in your own life. 

Oh, my brain has been on vacation too long, I fear.  I have no idea what this means!!  Maybe it means to take great care when you have too many ways to the path you are headed down.  I think this quote speaks about being focused despite choices laid before you.

For me, personally, this speaks to trusting in God’s leading and picking one key with a confidence from Him.

5.  Besides your home, vehicle, and special jewelry, what is something you keep under lock and key?

My classroom supplies are under lock and key!!  Things like pens, post-it notes, and paper go “missing” if I don’t keep them locked away and are expensive to replenish!

6.  When did you last get keyed up about something?

Funny you should ask.

I last got keyed up yesterday after the SAME telemarketer called me a SECOND time in less than two hours.  The first time the person called, I was SLEEPING.  The second time, I was armed with a plan.  I answered the phone and instructed him to take me off his call list…even informing him that I was on the Do Not Call registry.  He proceeded to try to tell me he wasn’t selling anything, to which I repeated my request to take me off his list.  He insisted that the call wouldn’t take long, and I completely lost it and YELLED at him to take me off his list.

My dogs wouldn’t even go near me.  I guess I sounded mad.

The guy?

He hung up on me and never called back.

I’m on a mission to eradicate these stupid telemarketers from my life.  They will rue the day they call my house.  AuburnChick is finished playing nice.  🙂

7.  Who thinks we need an easy one right about now?  Key lime pie…yes please or no thank you?

I love Key Lime Pie and simply must find a vegan version of it.  I think I might have one…I’ve just been too lazy to cook anything this summer.

8.  My Random Thought

So, the Mr. and I have a social event to attend this weekend.

One of Chicky’s high school friends is getting married.  We attend the same church, and I’ve always thought a lot of this beautiful young lady.  She’s a gem, let me tell you, with beauty that stems from her heart.

I’ve been struggling with what to wear because I don’t exactly exude social graces.

One of my Ravelry friends saw the dress in the following picture and assured me that it would be perfect for the afternoon wedding.

By the way, I got the dress at Kohl’s last Sunday.

My friend suggested I pair it with red shoes for “pop.”

Meanwhile, my legs…oh my legs…they are so white.  I’ll spare you a picture of them.

I went to Walmart a couple of days ago and picked up some lotion to help.  I don’t do tanning beds, and I also don’t sunbathe.  I’d rather not get skin cancer, thank you very much.

Here’s Day 1…

I’m curious if the lotion I bought will make a difference.

Here’s Day 2…

So, I’ll spend the rest of the week shopping for a cute pair of red shoes and, possibly, a little red clutch to carry my cell phone in.

What are your thoughts?

One Response

  1. Definitely go with red heels…that would be so cute! I use self-tanners, too. I’ve had skin cancer and don’t want to go down that road, again.

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