Hodgepodge Wednesday ~ Headlines & Hamburgers & Some Horses!

Welcome to this weeks Hodgepodge Wednesday! I will try to get this typed up by Wednesday.
With my daughter getting married Friday, life is hectic to say the very least!
Happy Wednesday! =)
1. What news story are you following right now? 

To be perfectly honest, I don’t watch the news. I rarely read the headlines. They are always so perfectly depressing. My husband keeps me posted on the major news each week, but I don’t follow any stories really.

newspaper
Image source internet.
2.  What’s the last thing you wanted but didn’t get? 

Hmmm.  Well, probably a pair of shoes. Can’t remember a particular thing right now. But it usually is a pair of shoes. I love to window shop for shoes. =) I don’t usually buy them very often. But it is fun to dream a little. 


Chloé Criss-Cross Ballerina Flats In Black
Are these not THE cutest shoes you have EVER seen?? 
I love ballerina flats. I cannot imagine paying $425 for 
one pair of shoes. 
But its something to dream about. 😉

Chloé Criss-Cross Ballerina Flats In Black (see more black ballerina flats)



3. May 28th is National Hamburger Day…When did you last have a hamburger? Other than your own kitchen or BBQ grill, where is your favorite place to go for a hamburger? And for all you non-meat eaters out there…when you’re invited to a cookout what is the one side dish you hope is on the menu? 

The last hamburger I ate was at Five Guys Burgers and Fries. They have the best burgers around. LOVE that place. I love the fact that you can get grilled onions on there along with just about any condiment known to man. 😉

The Grill Master ~ Copyright 2010 Shaggycreations
By Valerie Brock

4. How have your priorities changed over time? 

When I was newly married, one of my top priorities was a clean house. I cleaned every week without fail. Now, that I have Fibromyalgia, I have to prioritize, and though I keep a neat and tidy house, weekly deep house cleaning is not an option anymore. I clean twice a month, and then have quick cleaning sessions throughout the rest of the weeks.  I live and breathe by the  
Spoon Theory so wonderfully written by Christine Miserandino. If you have never heard of the spoon theory visit the link above to learn more about it. The truth is…I have a certain number of “spoons” to use in a day. Once they are gone…well…I just give out. The spoon theory is a wonderful way of describing life with a chronic illness. Priorities are very important.
Of course my very first priority is my faith.
 I love God and seek to honor Him in all I say and do, if I accomplish that, then I have had a good day.




For my spoonie friends :): (Thanks, Jackie!)
Image source Pinterest

5. What’s a favorite memory with your grandparents? 

I have such a rich bank to draw from, when it comes to grandparents. I had the most precious Grandmother named Mary Frances. She was like the grandmothers you read about in story books. Always kind, never a cross word. She always had something good to eat on the stove and a smile on her face. She was always attentive, when I talked to her. She love to spend time with her grandchildren. She was my very best friend. 

One of my favorite memories of her, is when I spent the night at her house as a child and then as a teenager, she would take down her long, long, wavy, brown hair and brush it. It hung past her waist. Then she would braid it into a long braid and put on old fashioned talcum powder  from Avon with a pink powder puff. I can still remember the smell of  her Timeless perfumed powder. She always let me take a bubble bath in her big tub and then dusted me down with that same powder. I always felt so grown up using her powder puff. She was an angel. I miss her SO much.



image source internet

6. On a scale of 1 – 10 (with 10 being fantastic!), how good are you at multitasking? Share an example.

Ohhhh. I am not so good at that anymore. I have fibromyalgia, and with that comes something called Fibro Fog. If I try to write the bills and listen to music at the same time, I will end up writing the lyrics on the check. LOL Not a good thing. 😉 Right now, I have the joys of planning and orchestrating my daughter’s wedding while my brain is a mess of fibro fog. 
Not a pretty sight I tell you! NOT pretty.


7. How would you summarize your highs and lows for the month of May?

Like a bloomin’ roller coaster ride! With my first born daughter getting married on Friday, I have been the equivalent of an emotional merry go round. 😉 Crying one minute and laughing the next. 
By the time this month is over one little birdie will have flown the nest. 

Copyright 2014 Shaggycreations
My daughter’s wedding sign that I painted for her. =)

8.  Insert your own random thought here.
Just some beautiful sights from around the venue where my daughter will be getting married on Friday. =)

 Don’t you just love these big old southern trees?

Have a happy week! Blessings! See you after the wedding day…I will have lots of beautiful pictures to share. =) Valerie




8 Responses to Hodgepodge Wednesday ~ Headlines & Hamburgers & Some Horses!

  1. Denise says:

    Awesome answers. I love ballerina slippers too.

  2. HOOTIN ANNI says:

    I too said 5 Guys…their fries are to 'die for' delicious.

    Burgers are super too.

    Congratulations to your daughter. Hope her married life is filled with laughter and joy.

  3. Joyce says:

    The venue looks like a gorgeous spot! I am sure it is an emotional roller coaster, but I pray everything goes exactly as your daughter is hoping! Enjoy…would love for you to post some pictures after life settles back down.

  4. Valerie says:

    Thank you Denise! =)

  5. Valerie says:

    Hootin' Anni,
    I love 5 Guys fries too! Yum!
    Thank you for the wedding wishes. It was beautiful!

  6. Valerie says:

    Dear Joyce,
    Thank you. Tanglewood is a beautiful place for a wedding. The wedding was flawless. Pictures coming soon!
    Blessings, Valerie

  7. I loved your memory of your grandma, how sweet. My grandmothers are gone now too, but I also have many great memories of them :o)

    Tania

  8. Valerie says:

    Dear Tania,
    Thank you so much for dropping by! Losing grandmothers is especially hard. Hugs to you! So glad you have such lovely memories. I have really enjoyed your blog! Blessings, Valerie

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