About The River

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

A Chill'in Hodgepodge

Joyce asks the questions
We answer the questions
1. When did someone last suggest you 'chill out'? Or, when did you last tell someone (or want to tell someone) to 'chill out'? Or, when did you last tell yourself to 'chill out'? 
I am one of those people who thinks I need to get it all done today! So if I get behind on my To Do List, I start to get irritated. Over the years I have gotten better. I am making it a goal to Chill Out and just enjoy what I can get done in a day. Or take a break and just chill out, slow down and just chill out!  
 2. What most recently caused your heart to melt? 

 My husband and I both recently celebrated birthdays. 
Our two boys presented both of us with homemade birthday cards with very sweet messages inside. My boys are growing up and the special times of sharing dreams always melts my heart.

 3.  "An adventure is only an inconvenience rightly considered. An inconvenience is only an adventure wrongly considered." G.K. Chesterton 
  Your thoughts? When did you last experience either an adventure or an inconvenience? How did you see it at first, as an adventure or an inconvenience?  Does it feel the same in hindsight?
My sister treated me to a visit to the Windy City for my birthday in December. It was both our first visits to the city of Chicago. It was a true adventure. You learn so much your first time visiting a city. We had a great time traveling on the city bus. Asking locals for directions. Learning you must make reservations to eat some place fun on a Saturday night. It was a true adventure. 
 4.  A Wendy's Frosty, root beer in a frosty mug, or a frosted chocolate cupcake...of these three, which one is your favorite 'frosty' treat?
 One of my favorite recipes. Chocolate Cupcakes with Peppermint Frosting
 5. Would you say your life so far this year has been more like a circus or a symphony? Explain why.

Our goal as a family is to  try and slow down and enjoy. And so far, we have enjoyed the symphony of HOME, family and friends.
We are aware of time management and how we have to manage our time wisely.
 6. Since it's a 'snow day' here, what's your favorite song containing the word 'white'?
♫♪  White Christmas ♫♪
Bing Crosby
7. If you had to leave the city you currently live in, what would you find the hardest to leave behind?
Our friends. We are not originally from the area that we live. We do not have family that live close to us. Friends become important and a true treasure.
 8. Insert your own random thought here.
Happy Winter


  1. Great answers. I love Bing Crosby. It is so wonderful to see children come into their own. Hugs

  2. What a fun post! I always love seeing photos of your boys. Boys and frogs? A photo so perfect! Enjoy your day sweet friend. Hug those boys for me, Diane

  3. I love reading these posts and getting to know you better! Great photos too!!

  4. That cupcake looks so good! I love exploring a new city too. Always an adventure!

  5. I can relate to your answer for #1. Peppermint and chocolate are a great combination. That does sound like an adventure you had in Chicago. Have a great rest of the week :)

  6. Oh I am a cupcake girl for sure...and while I would love to say symphony, it often feels like a circus!! :)

  7. Frosty!! It's perfect with fries :).

  8. LOVE your snowman! Thanks for sharing a fun Hodegepodge with us.

  9. I love the series because it really gives me a better glimpse of who you are! I love the pictures of your handsome boy, of course that would melt your heart! I'm with the rest of the folks who commented, that cupcake looks so yummy!

  10. Make that two handsome boyS, minus Samuels froggie friend of course ;)

  11. The onset of AFib caused me to chill 0ut for a time till Mayo fixed it Now I'm back to my wild & crazy self....)

  12. Happy belated birthday to you both. And what sweet and thoughtful sons you have. So lovely to hear a home that is a symphony, rather than one that is an orchestra trying to tune up.

  13. I was just at amazon hunting for a canola mayo without modified food starch, when I read the previous comment. It took me a split second to realize that she was talking about Mayo CLINIC. LOL

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  15. Oh my Carla, I will be dreaming of that chocolate cupcake with peppermint frosting for the remainder or the evening !

  16. Those are great answers. Your answer to #1 means we could be twins. Those cupcakes look wonderful!!!! xo Diana

  17. Oh gosh--like the others I'm salivating over the cupcakes! I already had supper with chocolate for dessert, but you're making me want to bake (and eat) cupcakes! ;-O

  18. Oh, that cupcake! Drool.


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