My Hodge-Podge Mind

I just had a thought…shhh, keep those comments to yourself.  My hodge-podge mind is very similar to my kitchen drawer (if you haven’t seen my kitchen drawer, look in the “wordless Wednesday” category).  I’ve got lots of tools, but they are all scattered about and just a little mixed-up.

Unfortunately I’m dumping out the drawer of my mind right onto the page of this post.  Try to stick with me, but I warn you, it won’t be easy.

Mama Belle over at The Bayou Belles and Their Beau has challenged her reader’s to participate in “Dare To Wear” day on December first.  You’re supposed to wear something that you’ve said you’d never wear…you know, participate in some God-awful trend like legwarmers, door-knocker earrings, or leggings.  You can tell my mind is in the 80’s. 

So what’s a girl like me to do?  I MUST participate.  Each fiber of my being is screaming for me to shop for some hideously obnoxious article of clothing and flaunt it on my backside proudly for an entire day.  I’m just not sure what that perfect item will be…that’s where you come in handy. 

I need help!  What do you want to see me in?  I will of courses take pictures, write some witty drivel, and debut my “Dare To Wear” outfit on Dec. 1st (late in the day).


I invite you all to join me in “Dare To Wear.”  I know only the bravest will accept.

I also want to win a quilt.  I love quilts, but I never win anything.  I mean I NEVER win ANYTHING!  My daughter beats me in Uno and I’m not even certain she can count to ten.  Even with my pathetic past record, I continue to test fate, to enter drawings, and to hope.  I am devastated each time I don’t win, like it hasn’t ever happened before.  That’s true insanity for you…doing the same thing repeatedly and expecting different results.  I know this academically and yet I cannot convince my pea brain to stop trying.  So I entered this little contest for a quilt.  I get extra chances for mentioning it in this post…I’m giddy with anticipation.


Wish me luck!  You can click on the picture above and enter yourself.

Finally, (you can utter a sigh of relief now) I was inspired by Sara over at Sara’s Art House and I made a few Christmas ornaments for my tree.  I’m excited about the upcoming Holidays.  I’ve already been reading the bah-humbug posts about commercialism, lack of money, and stress, but I have to say that I’m still anticipating Thanksgiving and Christmas.  I really don’t care if there’s no money or if it adds stress or if it’s commercialized.  Don’t get me wrong, I do KNOW it’s all of those things, but I want to celebrate.  Thanksgiving and Christmas are a perfect time to party…with presents.

Here’s a sampling of my artwork.  Don’t laugh.  Well, I guess you can laugh since I can’t see you…just don’t tell me you laughed.


Notice I even threw in a little animal print.  I must’ve been feeling frisky.  Wait until you see my tree.  It’s guaranteed to be something else.  Let’s just say my house isn’t going to make the cover of Country Living magazine…not this year anyway.

Enjoy your weekend!  I think I’ll add another recipe on Saturday.


12 thoughts on “My Hodge-Podge Mind

  1. Hat Chick

    So glad you’re in the holiday spirit….it feels good, right?

    As for the dare-to-wear, I wear a hat to church every Sunday. I’m the only one who does, so I dare to wear every week. Seems to me that y’all have alot of catchin’ up to do.

  2. Debbie York

    Was there anyone in the 80’s you wish you could of dressed like if you had the nerve-maybe Cyndi Lauper or Madonna? Think about how you did dress and do the direct opposite. If you’re husband will take you out in it then it isn’t daring enough! Have fun with it and take lots of photos. Debbie

  3. robinaltman

    How about jodhpurs? No one wears jodhpurs, and it makes me really sad. Especially, because I’ve never been quite sure what they are.

  4. Steph

    A tutu. Over your clothes. With a pink tiara. And plastic high heels.

    Not really that daring — if you’re my 5yo daughter. 🙂

  5. Stonefox

    Well, you mentioned your backside and the first thing I thought of was something feathery…yes, a bird’s bushy tail. Or peacock feathers on the backside. It has to be the backside. You’re on to something. Can’t wait to see it!


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