Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Wednesday Hodgepodge

Joining Joyce @

1. Turkey-love it or leave it?  White meat or dark?  What's your favorite thing to make using leftover turkey?
Love turkey especially the white meat. With the leftovers a cold turkey sandwich is probably my favorite part. 
2. Gotta burn off all those carbs the day after a holiday feast so which would you rather do-run a 10K or climb a mountain? 
How about a mad dash from store to store ....doesn't count I'd pick a 5 K walk/run!
3.  Do you feel like social networking has made your relationships better or worse?  Explain.
I say better I'm more in contact with people. Between twitter, FB and texting, email and blogging I know what my daughter, sisters and family is doing on a daily basis and vise versa. I love it. And believe it or not I still call and have actual conversations with people too! 
4. How do you find and express gratitude for the hard things in your life? 
Thats a hard one to answer and I'm working at that. 
5.  In the US, the day after Thanksgiving has been dubbed 'Black Friday'.  Is most of your holiday shopping done live and in person, or is it done more through the magic of the Internet? How do you feel about stores opening at midnight Thanksgiving night? Will you be out amongst the masses on Friday? 
I've done a lot of my share of Black Friday shopping and will miss going with my sisters this year. I have done a lot of online shopping the deals have been hard to pass up. Katelyn informed me she wants to go Black Friday shopping but not early....some how I don't think she will feel like it come Friday! 
6.  Speaking of the color black-which black item in your wardrobe would you say is your favorite?
I just bought for my Birthday a new black puffy vest, I love it! It's tailored and flattering. 
7.  What do you appreciate about your life today? 
My family
8.  Insert your own random thought here.
We picked up Katelyn happy to have her home. We left early and drove into Pittsburgh to go to Ikea. Katelyn had classes so we ran to a few Pittsburgh shopping hot spots. By the time we got to Ikea I told my hubby I'll just run in and get what I want. I know exactly what it is.....first of all it's been years since I've been to Ikea! There is no running in quick. I felt like a rat in the maze looking for the cheese. I got so lost and finally ask a worker for help....just follow the arrow...I just wanted to secret short cut! But I was glad I got lost and found a few treasures along the way. After I was done I felt like a ran a 10k! I love Ikea! 

Happy Wednesday! 


Life in a Small Town said...

Ikea. {sigh} We don't have one nearby, so I've never been to one. Can't wait to be able to go!

Joyce said...

Ikea makes my husband crazy-he can't even handle their parking lot : ) I enjoy looking there though. So glad you have your girl home...the world feels right again, doesn't it ? Happy Thanksgiving!

Sonya said...

I avoid Ikea like the

I sure hope you and your wonderful family have a very Happy Thanksgiving! we're doing it on saturday when everyone is home and then it will be just the 4 of us :)

Mark said...

So, you got that 10k out of the way already.
And, black Friday? Oh no, no way. Did that once, but my girls love it.
I'm more of a internet shopper these days.
Have a great Turkey Day and yes, white meat, cranberry sauce and left over stuffing in a sandwich. Can't beat it.

Veronica and Daniel said...

Ooo! I have always wanted a black poofy vest. Where did you get yours?

retired not tired said...

The last time I was in Ikea was 2 years ago. My daughter sent us on a half hour drive to pick up the centre pieces for her wedding. We got a deal 20 for $2 each. It was worth the drive.

Tracy said...

Enjoy having your daughter home from college.

Ina in Alaska said...

I personally intensely DISLIKE the term "Black Friday" Couldn't they find some better term?

Enjoy your time with Katelyn. We are just 3 for Thanksgiving here... me, Mr. O and son Craig who is in from Hawaii, then on his way to work on the North Slope on Friday. We just love when he comes to be with us. He is an entertaining man.

We are going to hang out with some tennis friends for dessert. Looking forward to everything.

Love you!! xoxo

bill lisleman said...

We are all different. That Ikea story - sounds like a nightmare to me.
Happy Thanksgiving

Anonymous said...

Haha!! I laughed at your Ikea experience. We refer to it as "The Time Machine" whenever we need anything from Ikea because no matter what we go for, or how long we think we've been in for, it always ends up as a two or three hour trip. A bit much if you just wanted some candles or a cushion!!

likeschocolate said...

I actually like Turkey sandwiches the best! Have a fantastic visit with your daughter. Happy Thanksgiving!

Joanna Jenkins said...

Yeah! Katelyn is home for Thanksgiving. That's awesome. Have a fantastic time together and Happy Thanksgiving!

xoxo jj

Cathee said...

I am happy you have Katelyn home for the holiday!

Have a wonderful Thanksgiving!

Debby@Just Breathe said...

Enjoyed your answers. Have a wonderful time with Katelyn.
I do love going through IKEA!
Happy Thanksgiving.

J.Day said...

I have yet to go into an IKEA. A few years ago they opened one up across the intersection from my job. They had cops to direct traffic for the first opening days, and blocked roads making it REALLY difficult to get around. In the end, the didn't even need the cops to direct traffic. Traffic was no worse. Therefore, I have no interest in IKEA. lol

Lisa said...

I could not miss your hodgepodge could I :) It sounds like you are getting in gear and in motion towards the best time of the year! I think whatever the media, you will warm it up with family and friends. Happy Thanksgiving again Kathy.

Jhona O. said...

I think a mad dash from store to store should count! I love IKEA too much. Yes, too much, ha! I hope you had a great Thanksgiving!

Life with Kaishon said...

I love your answer about the 5k : ) I definitely count dashing from store to store as exercise.

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