Choices Hodgepodge

It’s Wednesday so that means the Hodgepodge is here with new questions to answer. Thank you to Joyce From This Side of the Pond for keeping our brains challenged!

1. Where do you get your news these days? 

We follow more conservative voices. I limit my news intake since they prove themselves to be misleading so much of the time. I get so tired of all the opinions and talk show formats instead of your good ole news like; there was a flood today in such and such city or it’s real hot in Texas today. During this war I get information from our missionary associations that are in the midst helping like FEBC, SGA, and others who are there.

2. It’s National Crab Day…do you like crab meat? What makes you crabby? 

A good Crab Cake is a treat.

Stone faced liars make me crabby.

3. Does freedom mean more choices?

From the Oxford dictionary;

the power or right to act, speak, or think as one wants without hindrance or restraint.

Another definition is; the state of not being in prison. 🙂

So…if we all have freedom there are going to be a lot of choices.

Have you ever felt there were too many choices? Elaborate. 

Some restaurants have way too many choices making it very hard to choose. Then you wonder…can they really do 40 different dishes well?

Seriously though, choices are important in life. We will all live with the choices we make and their consequences.

I’m with Joshua on this one…

Joshua 24:14-15 (ESV)

14 “Now therefore fear the Lord and serve him in sincerity and in faithfulness. Put away the gods that your fathers served beyond the River and in Egypt, and serve the Lord. 15 And if it is evil in your eyes to serve the Lord, choose this day whom you will serve, whether the gods your fathers served in the region beyond the River, or the gods of the Amorites in whose land you dwell. But as for me and my house, we will serve the Lord.”

4. Barbara Millicent Roberts was introduced to the world on March 9, 1959…that’s Barbie to most of us. Did you have Barbies as a kid, or did you let your own children play with Barbies?

Madame Alexander Dolls are more my style and it was one of her dolls I bought our daughter for her 1st birthday.

I was 8 years old when Barbie was born. I never owned a Barbie. I can only remember having one doll when I was little. It was small rubber headed one. Nice and chunky and nothing like a Barbie. I was not a big fan or pro Barbie but our daughter had a collection of them. I did not appreciate how hard they were to dress and undress. Oye! Our daughter was gifted a special edition Russian Barbie from her Uncle and Aunt one Christmas. That doll disappeared from our home a few years later when we had a Russian traditional dance troupe visit for a meal. Hmmm…

I still have some of our daughter’s Barbie collection in a bin that I pull out for Grand nieces or other little girls to enjoy when visiting.

What well known Barbara (living or not) would you most like to meet? 

We did know a real life Barbie (named Barbie) that could stand in for Barbie and model those outfits and afford them!

Truth be told I’m not interested in meeting any ‘well known’ Barbara.

5. What are three things you value most in another person? 

A person of integrity who is faithful, honest and dependable.

Someone who is generous with their time, talents and money.

A person who I can belly laugh with. Not a fan of grouches.

6. Insert your own random thought here. 

Speaking of Barbie, I didn’t walk away from this one that was in our local Goodwill store for under $12.00 back in June of 2017. If our granddaughter is ever interested in Barbies, I’ll give this one to her. If not interested I’ll have to offer it up for sale. It wasn’t Barbie that drew my interest. I’m a huge fan of Beatrix Potter and her collection of Tales!

The sticker price on the bottom of the box is $44.00.

About Ellen am a wife, mother, baba (grandmother) and a loyal friend. Jesus is my King and my hope is in my future with Him.

14 thoughts on “Choices Hodgepodge

  1. Hello,
    The Barbie doll is a wonderful present for your granddaughter. The Beatrix Potter collection is wonderful.
    Maryland residents love their crab cakes, they are the best. Take care, have a great day!

  2. Great answers today! I have never seen a Barbie like that one. Beautiful!

    I’m with you on the too many choices, and I appreciate the words from Joshua that fit so perfectly with the most important choice we can make.

  3. I am a big fan of Peter Rabbit and friends, and we’re having a Peter Rabbit themed baby shower for my daughter in May. I’m excited to pull out all of her Beatrix Potter music boxes to incorporate into the decor. Do you have family in Russia still? I hope your loved ones are safe.

  4. What a unique Barbie. That will be a treasure for a little girl someday. I agree about missing the unopinionated news of the old days. I remember the days of reading the paper in the morning and watching the evening news and that was ALL of my news consumption. Now it seems to be 24/7. Have a wonderful Wednesday!

  5. AMEN to number 1!
    I had one of the first Barbie dolls but hardly ever played with it. I sold it a bunch of years ago to a collector for a couple hundred dollars.
    I was just about to turn 8 in May when Babies came out.

  6. Ellen – the word “freedom” has become so twisted. People believe they should have absolute freedom, and yet don’t want to be impacted by someone else exercising their freedom! Our daughter had several Barbies (and a Ken), and yes, they were hard to dress. We are holding onto them now, for a future grandchild (we hope!) Enjoy your weekend!

  7. Everyone seems to love crab cakes. I LOVE crab but crab cakes wouldn’t be my first choice. Maybe I just haven’t had the perfect one. That barbie you found is darling!

  8. Love the Barbie doll! I like the quotes you shared on choices. Enjoyed reading your answers. Hope you have a wonderful weekend.

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