Wednesday, 13 March 2013

Colourful Hodgepodge!

It's that time of the week again for Wednesday Hodgepodge. If you want to take part answer the questions below and link back to Joyce's blog by clicking the picture below. Here we go...

1. Do you play games of luck/chance for money? Have you ever played bingo for money? Visited a casino?  Placed a bet on a horse? Bought a lottery ticket?
Not really. I have done all the above at least once but I do not do it regularly at all. I tend to find it a waste of money. The only thing I have ever won is £30 on a horse racing bet last year and a tenner on a lottery ticket my Gran bought me for my 18th.

2.  Will you be preparing and/or dining on the traditional Corned Beef and Cabbage meal this St. Patrick's Day? Mashed-baked-hash browned-french fried...your favorite way to have potatoes?
Sadly, I'm working on St.Patrick's day but also I am not Irish so don't feel a need to celebrate it. I do love seeing all the celebrations and food banquets they put out though. One thing that is slightly annoying is when people call it St.Patty's day? Since when was St.Patrick a girl? The nickname for Patrick is Paddy!!! So St.Paddy's day is okay but not St.Patty! I work with an Irish guy at work who says many of his Irish family take offence to it because it is their patron saint your're shortening the name and sex of. Okay rant over.  On the potato front I love a baked potato!

3. What's the last thing you felt 'green with envy' over? 
I get jealous very easily over the simplest things. I was really jealous yesterday when all the early shift staff went home at half two but I had to stay on and do a 14 hour shift. Not fair and it sucked. 

4.  What's at the end of your rainbow?
To have a life that is not masked by ill health would be my pot of gold! Of course I'd love marriage, children and live in a safe environment but I want to be healthy and alive to enjoy all that. 

5. March 12th marks the anniversary of the death of Anne Frank (June 12, 1929-March, 1945).  Anne's diary detailing her time spent hiding from the Nazi's during the war ranks as one of the best selling books of all time.  Besides your blog, do you keep any sort of diary or journal?  Was this a habit you developed as a child or is journalling something new for you?
I never journalled as a child or as I grew up. I was always one of those kids who wished I kept a diary. When I started blogging it was completely new to me and I love it. In 2010 I completed project life, where you take a photo for a year and capture it in a photo album. I really want to do it again at some point! Below is the video of when it was half completed. 


6. What's an item in your home or closet that contains every colour of the rainbow?
Until last year I had a summer halter-neck top that was all colours of the rainbow  Now I just have a pair of socks that are rainbow striped!

7.  Write a limerick with you as the subject.  You can do it!!  Just remember this is a family friendly blog...don't make me get out my wooden spoon. 
I really struggled doing this when I saw the questions yesterday. In my break I even tried writing some things down but nothing rhymed with my name or where I lived. I mentioned this challenge to one of my patients and when I went to give him his medications last night he gave me this limerick. It's SO GOOD I have to share!!!! He's talking about an experience from a previous hospital stay because...well that's not my name.

There was a young female nurse called Cecelia,
Who would work like a Dog just to heal ya.
Except she would not,
Touch a needle for a shot.
Because she had haemophilia!

I showed it to my ward manager who has kept it and put it on the staff notice board. I think being a nurse does have it benefits for Hodgepodge!

8. Insert your own random thought here.
I loved celebrating Mothers day last Sunday. I got her a huge bunch of flowers and we took her out for a nice lunch with my Gran. It's made me realise I need to spoil her a little more often! Also my blog friend Jenna is hosting this fun give-awayyou'd be mad not to enter!!!


Clairity said...

You write an awesome limerick :) Great job.

Courtney said...

I love the Project 365. I wish I had the dedication to get that done! :) And... awesome limerick!

Joyce said...

14 hours is a long shift!! I love the idea of Project Life, but I'm not good at one a day. I tend to take my photos in batches.

Janet said...

Love the limerick. I'm doing a St Patrick's day lunch on Sunday, just for fun! Sort of like a Bon Voyage party for Stacey and Brad who are off to Lapland on Wednesday!

Hey Monkey Butt said...

Happy Wednesday lady :)

retired not tired said...

Loved your limerick! Without health you really can't enjoy life. Stay well!

Skoots1moM said...

i used to work 12-hr shifts for the telephone takes the life out of ya working that long...
loved your lim!

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