Wednesday Hodgepodge

Joyce From This Side of the Pond hosts a weekly Wednesday Hodgepodge of questions for fun and for getting to know each other.

1. Do you like your name? Were you named after someone? If you have children how did you settle on their names?

This is 3 questions! πŸ™‚ I did not used to like my name — I thought it sounded too “sharp” and I liked flowy romantic names like Crystal Lovelace when I was growing up (I remember having that as a name for something I was writing, but I don’t remember anything else about it.) Plus “Barbara” means “stranger,” so whenever name meanings came up, there were obvious jokes. But then once my pastor preached on Christians being “strangers and pilgrims” on this earth, and another time I found verses about God loving the stranger. So the meaning made it more special and it grew on me. Just please don’t call me Barb. I was named after my mother’s sister (who went by Bobbye), and my middle name came from my father’s sister.

With my own children, we looked at baby name books and meanings and narrowed it down to a list and eventually chose one. All our sons’ names start with J though we didn’t intend for that to happen when we started out.

2. How do you define success?

Had to think about this one a while. I think I’d say “Reaching one’s goals honorably.”

3. Wheel of Fortune or Jeopardy?

I like them both, but Jeopardy wins because of the variety of questions and because I hate Wheel of Fortune’s Lose a Turn and Bankrupt spots on the wheel.

4. If you could own any single object that you don’t have now, what would that object be?

The living room chairs we have had on order for several weeks now but have had a series of problems in obtaining.

5. What is something that inspires you?

Missionary biographies.

6. Meatloaf-yea or nay? If its a yay how do you make yours?

YEA! I love meatloaf. Well…most of them. Mine is made in the microwave and has a sauce on top made with ketchup and brown sugar.

7. Which is more admirable-the ability to organize and be methodical or the ability to adapt and make do?

It’s valuable to have both. Both would be hindered by the lack of the other.

8. Insert your own random thought here.

My son posted this on Facebook a while back with the comment that there was probably a spiritual application that could be made.It has to do with studies that show we can’t walk in a straight line without some visible guide point. Yes. I can see a spiritual application! I don’t know how blind people are affected, though. But it was interesting.

 

8 thoughts on “Wednesday Hodgepodge

  1. Glad you joined the party today…I like your definition of success. On the surface that didn’t seem like a hard question but its the one I spent the most time thinking about. Have a great day!

  2. I love your name and the fact that your pastor shared that verse and you saw a connection!!

    BTW, both of my children’s names start with the letter “A.” I always tell people, jokingly, that we never found our way further in the alphabet.

  3. =) Well, both my boys names start with a “J” and we actually disappointed people when we deviated for the girl! But if we’d had another boy, we were planning on a J name – just because we liked it. Not for the theme or anything. J names are just…nice! They sound pleasant and sturdy.

    I didn’t like my middle name growing up. (Elizabeth.) I’m still not overly fond of it. And I always thought Carrie was kind of boring. But then my choice of names from 5-8 was Polly so….

  4. That “can’t go straight” video tickled me pink! I have had two spectacular accidents in my home home, walking in the dark. The space is relatively confined and I only have to go a few feet, but twice I have crashed into door jambs and just about knocked myself cold.

  5. You will always be “Barbara” to me! πŸ™‚ I thought it was so cute when you described liking “flowing, romantic” names.

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