Wednesday, June 12, 2019

Mixing up the Wednesday Medley

Wednesday again, and time for the Wednesday Medley hosted by Terri at Your Friend from Florida.  Terry has done something quite unique for the questions in this week's Medley: she has based them off five different "National Days".  If you'd like a blogging challenge this week, why not head over to Terri's and get the the questions to answer them on your own blog? Here goes:


1.  Tell us about a time you made someone's life beautiful or someone made YOUR life beautiful.

Oh, let's see what we can do with this.  I'm going to look at it a little differently, I guess.  One way that people make my life beautiful is to provide lovely spaces for me to enjoy.  I try to do the same for them with a uniquely set table, memorable seasonal decor, and so on.  The photos below are from a trip to Boothbay Harbor, Maine, a few years back.  The sea glass window and the wicker furniture were on our little patio outside our room.  The lamp was in the room, one of many sweet touches in decor.  And of course the plantings (which are everywhere in Boothbay) speak for themselves.  My hubby and I were enjoying a getaway at the time, and the beauty others had provided for our enjoyment just added so much to our time.


2.  Will you take on the challenge and smile more often on June 15th?  Why not start now!!  Have you been blessed by a smile that changed your day?

Sure, I can smile more often that day.  See question 6 for why it will be easy.  I don't know that anyone's smile has ever changed my day, but I do try to smile at others while grocery shopping, etc.

Below is my grandson Micah, who loves smiley faces and the color yellow.  This is probably his favorite shirt, and he will be sad indeed when he outgrows it, I am sure.  This photo was taken at Craters of the Moon National Monument in Idaho.


3.  Terri is a cancer survivor.  Cancer has touched most of us in one way or another.  When did someone reach out to you with an act of kindness or when did you last perform a random act of kindness for someone?

Let me see.  My friend Vee did such a kind thing when she framed and titled a photo of many of my grands together and sent it to me as a surprise.  The last time I performed a random act of kindness was probably last week when I let a couple different people go ahead of me in the checkout line at Dollar Tree.
The photo that Vee copied, embellished with the title "Grands on a Grand Day", framed, and sent to me.


4.  Terri admits that this turned out to be not what she thought it would be.  Our country has come a long way in recognizing that people are people and our differences are what makes life beautiful, but we still have a long way to go, unfortunately.  Your thoughts?

It's not what I thought it would be either, but I am thankful that these archaic state laws which made interracial marriage illegal were struck down.
Lovely image by Abby at Little Birdie Blessings
5.  Had to lighten it up a bit.  Terri is a total klutz in the kitchen.  Tell us about something klutzy that happened in your kitchen... by you or another!  Can you laugh about it now?

Oh, yes indeed.  I have had my share of kitchen catastrophes and even documented some of them on my blog.  You can read about several of them here: Kitchen Catastrophes.
I was making almond brittle when I had one of the catastrophes!
6.  Share something about your week so far, if you would.

 It's been a bit of a slow moving week for me.  I'm just not feeling too energetic.  I'll be smiling on Saturday (National Smile Power Day), though, for at least 2 reasons.  One of my cousins and her hubby will be meeting up with us to pick up a large pine hutch which they are buying from my childhood home.  I am SO happy to see that piece of furniture finding a home with people who will appreciate and love it.  And then in the afternoon we'll be attending a wedding.  Always lots to smile about on a happy occasion!
My daughter Joanna's wedding cake, back in 2000.  It is a pale sea green and trimmed with seashells.  Yes, we painted all those seashells with nontoxic paint!
And there is this week's challenging Wednesday Medley!


  1. Oh how wonderful! Enjoy the weddings! I also loved your answer to #1! Just beautiful pictures! Loved your answers! Have a nice week!

    1. I did enjoy the wedding, thanks. It was very lovely and the setting outdoors just gorgeous.

      Have a great weekend!

  2. Trying again...have lost one so far...hope not to make it two. It’s enough of a challenge with these bandages as it is...

    Interesting week for the Medley. Talk about a random act of kindness, I arrived home to discover a box on my stoop filled with treasures. All you found was a frame and a stolen picture!

    Weddings are such happy events that I should plan one soon. 😉 Your daughter’s wedding cake was beautiful!

    1. I'm sorry you lost a comment! Was it something I did? I don't want to make your life any more challenging than it already is!

      Oh, that is funny about the frame and stolen picture! But it truly was a delightful surprise!

      Yes, Joanna's wedding cake was lovely. The theme for her wedding was "Seaside Romance". It was beautiful yet very simple.

  3. What a thoughtful gift from Vee! Who doesn't love photos of our grands, right? That almond brittle looks great. I hope you didn't bleed on it. ;-)

    1. Yes, Vee is incredibly thoughtful and kind. So happy we've had the chance to meet in person.

      Nope, I didn't bleed on the almond brittle, thankfully! It *is* a good recipe.

  4. That cake is beautiful and that little guy with the smiley face shirt is precious! Thanks for joining the Medley and my apologies for taking two days to visit everyone who participated!!

    1. No apology needed, Terri! You do so much for all of us hosting the Medley. Thanks for that!

  5. What a sweet slant on #1 … little things DO mean a lot! Your Micah is so cute! Yellow and smiley faces make me happy, too.

    1. Micah loves smiley faces and the color yellow, for sure. He's a lot of fun.

      Have a wonderful weekend!


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