Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Patriotic Hodgepodge

Thank goodness we have the hodgepodge to get us through hump day! Join us at Joyce's blog for a hodgepodge hop.
1. What makes you stand to your feet and cheer?

Our military!  On the Sunday nearest the 4th of July our church plays the anthems of the 5 branches of service and as they play, members of the military (or a family representative) stand for those who have served or are serving.  I have to sit through the anthems to see everyone represented, but at the end, everyone stands to give one final ovation as thanks for all our service member's sacrifice.  It's my favorite service of the year! Can't wait until Sunday!

2. What's your favorite patriotic song?

The Star Spangled Banner. Love the history. Love the tune. I hope our national anthem never changes. If you haven't been to the Smithsonian to see the flag that flew over Ft. McHenry, I hope you'll get a chance to visit!

3. Do you believe that opposites attract? If you have a significant other are you opposites?

Absolutely. I think it's God's way of iron sharpening iron, both in spouses and in friends. Mark and I are very different in many ways: how we see life, adventures we'd like to take (what? no polar expeditions for you, honey?), interests, food tastes, the list is endless. But, as Joyce, mentioned in her post, we share the same faith, values, and views on family life. The stuff that binds.

4. You're going to get a behind the scenes look someplace...where would you like that someplace to be?

I would like a peek into a national women's conference, like Women of Faith. I think it would be interesting to see what goes into set up, see the man hours put in, be in the green room with the speakers, etc. It's just a world I would find interesting.

5. How far would you have to travel to ride a carousel (merry-go-round)?

I would have to travel a couple of miles to a local park. I've promised the girls I'd take them this summer, but we might wait until their cousins visit so we can enjoy it all together.

I love carosel horses. Maybe it stems back from loving the first movie I ever saw in theaters, Mary Poppins.

6. When was the last time you saw fireworks? What was the occasion? Do you enjoy fireworks?

Do sparklers count? We lit sparklers as my daughter and new son-in-law left their wedding for their honeymoon.

The last 4th of July fireworks I saw in person was two years ago in Washington DC. It's an event not to be missed! I always get misty-eyed when seeing the fireworks over the monuments. I have a very patriotic heart! What a view, huh!

7. Of all the 'beauty products' you own, what item do you consider to be the most overpriced?

I just haven't bought into the over-priced stuff.  Maybe I should...

8. Insert your own random thought here.

Lately, I've been thinking about inspiriation. I hope to do a post later this week on things that inspire me.  I would like to makes some decorating changes and create something crafty and have been looking for inspirationa in all kinds of places.  What inspires you to make a change or create something?


EmptyNester said...

Well, an empty nest has inspired me to change some things around. And then, when I changed them around, I noticed that I needed to do some deep cleaning. And after that, I discovered that I need to repaint two rooms...I should have ignored everything from the beginning. LOL

Capri K said...

I Love, love, love your answer for #1!!!
I would say seeing the fireworks in D.C. must have been pretty amazing!

Amiee said...

How awesome to have sparklers instead of rice, bird seed, or bubbles at a wedding!

Nel said...

I too love the idea of sparkers at a wedding, what a neat idea! Enjoyed all of your answers! Thanks for remembering my daughter!
until next time... nel

Beverly @ The Buzz said...

Love your answer to #1! You're exactly right. Thanks for stopping by. Hope you'll come back!

Cathy said...

I would love to see the fireworks there. What a beautiful site that must be. Your answer on opposites was very good.

Donna @ The House on the Corner said...

Can't wait to see your inspiration post. I usually become inspired after seeing someone else's creations. I'm hoping to gain some inspiration from you!!

Mary said...

Seeing the fireworks in DC is just something that can't be compared!

Joyce said...

I've seen the fireworks in DC...definitely the place to be on the 4th!

My mom's church has a service much like yours and I was there a couple of years ago for that one-I agree, very moving. I have a patriotic heart too : )

Anonymous said...

I really enjoyed reading your answers! I love the way your church honors every branch of the military. Last July 4th, three young men from my son's high school drumline played in a special song, and the spotlight was on those boys, dressed in such a way that reminded me of what drummers in our earliest wars must have looked like. The sight and sound gave me chills. I am so appreciative for the sacrifices that those in the military have made for me.