So do you have a bleeding heart?

I’m writing two posts in one night, how’s that for being impressive?  To be honest I’m actually writing about six in draft form, but I hope to post one tonight and then the hodgepodge tomorrow, so I count that!

Without further ado, here is this week’s Hodgepodge.  Play along!


1. Create an acrostic using the word LOVE. If you’re unsure what an acrostic is click here.
Long ago I had the experience
Of falling head of heels for someone
Valuable lessons learned and treasured
Even if the ending wasn’t so happy

2. Does love really conquer all? Why or why not?
Difficult question!  In my world, no, love isn’t always enough.  And problems arise when you try to make it be enough because issues do not get resolved.

3. Tell us about a time recently, where you really put your heart into something.
Studying, to no avail.  Starting again soon!

4. What’s your favorite fictional love story?
There are so many.  But if I have to pick one, today I’ll go with Anne Shirley and Gilbert Blythe.

5. Do you generally wear your heart on your sleeve, or keep your cards close to the vest?
More like on my face than on my sleeve as I am so readily moved to tears.  And usually against my wishes do I have them rolling down my face.

6. What food says love to you? Why?
Grandma’s pound cake, Pepa’s cole slaw or mashed potatoes because they made them every time we came to visit.  Papa’s vegetable soup because we would fight over who got to take the extras home.  Mom’s pork tenderloin because it is so bad for you but oh so good.  Nana’s rolls because, well, warm yeasty bread.  Anything made with tradition and love.

7. When were you last ‘tickled pink’ over something? Explain.
Tonight at dinner.  When the girl I was having dinner with was talking about her 15 year old daughter that’s “not dating” a good kid, but is with him four nights a week.  And when she had to stay late at church he not only packed but then made her lunch that was all her favorite.  And took her to the theater tonight to see a friend.  But they’re “not dating”.  And then her older daughter makes fun of them with a deep southern accent teasing her sister about an observation that she had made before about how most couples are comprised of people that have different hair color, so she comes back with “you know you can’t be together because your hair color is the same”.  Yeah, you might have had to be there.  But we were rolling with it.

8.  Insert your own random thought here.
I’m so over people dying.  Not just famous people like David Bowie, Natalie Cole, or Glenn Frey, but those that I know like my brother’s next door neighbor less than three weeks ago, then the next week my cousin, finding out about another cousin’s wife just after the first of the year, then last weekend the HR director at the company I used to work for.  Too many people, and with the exception of my cousin all a sudden shock.  I’m ready for some happy news.  Babies, marriages, promotions, general good news!!!  Bring it on!!!

12 thoughts on “So do you have a bleeding heart?

    • I’ve seen a few too! Which is funny, because earlier in the day I had been talking about great fictional love pairings and Anne/Gilbert didn’t even come up!!! But they are SUCH a classic pairing! 🙂

  1. I cry easily too, and always have but find as I’ve gotten older the tears come even faster. It doesn’t take much, both happy and sad.

    • So it’s not just me! I mean seriously, it’s become a thing. Like a serious thing. Like if I’m not paying attention I can even tear up at the “I’m never moving to the suburbs/I’m never having another kid/I’m never changing a thing” commercial!!!

  2. I am so glad you visited my blog today. Joyce told me about another Hodgepodger, Marla, who is also a “ding-a-ling”. Six in hand? I’m not there yet by any stretch of the imagine and regardless of the heart I put into it. But, it is a rewarding experience and one I look forward to each week. It sounds like you had quite an interesting bell choir experience and I can’t wait to read about it. Thanks for sending the link. I do hope you will come back and visit again soon.

  3. You have a no-reply on your email, but I wanted to respond to that funny story you sent the link for. That is truly hilarious and certainly one to remember after all this time. What a marvelous experience to have played in such amazing places and before appreciative audiences. Our group is playing 5 octaves now, but being a volunteer group that only meets weekly, we do the best we can. I find it so sad that many churches are getting rid of their bells or at least storing them because they don’t fit into today’s style of worship. Such a loss. Again, thank you for sharing that delightful story and giving me a good laugh this morning.

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