Wednesday, January 14, 2015

A Wordy Hodgepodge

Thanks to Joyce for Hosting and coming up with great questions.

1. What's your best piece of advice for a newly married couple? I'm asking for a friend.
Communicate. I believe talking about everything is the key to keeping your marriage on track...pray together. Be considerate and don't sweat the small stuff.

2. Before we're too far into the new year I wanted to post a question Teresa submitted during the December giveaway. Teresa blogs over at Being Refined As Silver, so everyone go say hi.
Teresa asks, "What were you doing on December 31st, 1999?"and "Did you or your family make preparations for Y2K?"
We did stay up late that New Year's Eve to watch what was happening on TV but no we didn't panic before hand and do anything special. We didn't believe anything was going to happen.
3. According to Global Language Monitor, the most used word of 2014 isn't a word. It's the heart emoji. Huh? How can something that's not a word be the most used word, but I digress. What do you think was your most used word in 2014?

4. Speaking of words, it's that time again. Time for Lake Superior University to present a list of words they'd like to see banished (for over-use, mis-use, and general uselessness) in 2015. You can read more about the decision making process here, but this year's top vote getters are-

bae (before anyone else), polar vortex, hack, skill set, swag, foodie, curate/curated, friend-raising, enhanced interrogation, cra-cra (as in crazy), takeaway, and -nation (a suffering sports suffix).

Which of these words/phrases would you most like to see banished from everyday speech and why? Is there a word not on the list you'd like to add?
foodie              My bad
5.  January is National Hot Tea month? Are you a fan? Do you like flavored teas? How do you take your tea? Have a favorite cup or teapot? How many cups of tea do you consume in a given day? 
I am a fan of hot tea. Don't care  much for flavored teas because without the ability to smell, they don't have much flavor for me. I prefer the stronger teas, right now I'm mostly drinking a red Rubloos. I like mine with milk or cream, no sugar, but occasionally a little honey. Tea is usually and afternoon or evening drink for me and its usually one large cup. I have a couple of cups my Daughter gave me that I use.

6. Whatever happened to________________________________?saving it until marriage
7. What is one book on your must-read list this winter? 
The new Inspector Lynley book by Elizabeth George coming out in October

8. Insert your own random thought here. 
Its a grey day here with clouds and temperatures just above freezing. I really need to see the sun shine if just for a little while. It does help my mood.


  1. I love Elizabeth George. Thanks is a good word to be your most used!

  2. Thanks is a great word to be using often! I think I have been guilty of using My Bad but not often.