Monday, July 31, 2017

Wise Words

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Wednesday, July 12, 2017

Wednesday Hodgepodge - 07/12/2017

Tuesday, July 11, 2017

Hodgepodge Questions-Volume 313

I’m joining the fun this week…. 
Sitting by the fireplace and answering random questions about everything under the sun….

Joyce asks the questions.
We answer the questions.

From this Side of the Pond

1. When was the last time you chatted with a neighbor? About what? (sharing that last bit is optional)
Today I had a chat with our neighbor Brian; I gave him a tip about a couple looking for an investment property. Brian is a realtor here in Blue Ridge, GA.

2. River, lake, ocean, or waterfall...which one are you most like and why?

I'm most like a lake. I'm an easy going individual, relaxed with a sense of calm and serenity.  Lakes are serene, consistent, and tranquil. 

3. July 13 is National Delaware Day. Ever been to Delaware? Delaware is called 'the first state' because it was the first to declare independence from the British. What's your state's nickname and does that moniker make sense to you? If you were in charge, what nickname would you give your home state?

I have been to Rehoboth Beach, but I was very young and have little memory of Delaware, but I do remember the beach and playing in the surf with my cousins. Georgia is the "Peach" state; I would rename it the "Peanut" state.  Peaches are no longer the largest crop in GA and they are hard to find this year. Peanuts are plentiful and GA is the number one exporter of peanuts in the nation. You can't drive more than a few miles in our state without seeing a boiled peanut stand on the side of the road...we love our peanuts!

4. What dish did you contribute to the last pot luck meal you attended? Do you have a go-to recipe for pot luck suppers?

My go-to is a desert: Caramel Apple Cheesecake Bars, it's a crowd pleaser.  We recently took them to Trivia night, they were a big hit.

5. What is your number one tip for a brand new parent?

Hire a nanny?  I have not been a mother/parent, so I don't have any tips for new parents. 

6. Insert your own random thought here.
It's been awhile since I've joined a hodgepodge. I had a serious accident on my bicycle 6 months ago and shattered my shoulder and upper right arm. I had reconstructive surgery and have been concentrating on physical therapy.  The doctor predicted a year before I'd be back to normal. I thought that was crazy, but  now I know the surgeon wasn't kidding. I'm just starting to use my hand and arm 6 moths later....Thanks for all your prayers, good juju, and thoughts for healing. 

Lori in Blue Ridge
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Monday, July 10, 2017

New Design

Most of you know that I make and sell jewelry at outdoor and barn art festivals. Since my bicycle accident in Jan. I haven't been able to use the small hand tools needed to complete my designs (I still can't grip well with my right hand yet). So, I experimented with wrapping and coiling copper wire around a cuff until I got use to the feel and flexibility of the wire.
After several trial runs, I began weaving and wrapping the coral beads, copper beads, gemstones, and crystals from my stash around the cuff. I really like how it turned out, what do you think?

Lori in Blue Ridge
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