Wednesday, June 22, 2022

Wednesday Hodgepodge


From this Side of the Pond

1. Something you learned from your father? 

To always help a person in need, to always be kind and respectful.

2. Do you like onions? Raw or cooked? How about onion rings? What's something you love to eat that calls for onions? 

I liked both cooked and raw onions.  Onion rings (those greasy kind) are great dipped in mustard.  I like a big juicy hamburger with a slab of onion.

3. It's officially summer (in the Northern hemisphere)...your favorite and least favorite things about the season?

My favorite part of summer is the beautiful sunsets and the longer daylight hours.  Here lately, the heat and humidity will take your breath when stepping outside.

4. When you think about the summers of your childhood what are two or three things that come to mind? 

Sitting on a blanket and playing barbies under a shade trade, breaking beans under the shade with family, and the huge carnival that come to town and my allowance was $2.oo which lasted all night.

5.  A hot mess, the heat of the moment, beat the heat, if you can't stand the heat, catch heat, in a dead heat...choose a 'hot 'phrase and tell us how it applies to your life right now.

  We have had a couple of nice days, but the temps and humidity is suppose to return today.  I try to work in my garden in the wee hours of the morning to beat the heat.

6. Insert your own random thought here. 

We had VBS last week and such a fun time.  It was only for 3 days and 2 hours each day.

Grandsons has a great time!

Have a great rest of the week and Enjoy Life!

Wednesday, June 15, 2022

Wednesday Hodgepodge

"From this Side of the Pond

1. Do you wear your heart on your sleeve? Elaborate.  

Sometimes...when I am around my close friends, I show my true emotions.  When around friends, who are just friends, I do no wear my heart on my sleeve.  I think it is okay to show your true emotions to close friends that is why you are close friends with someone.  I see nothing wrong with this. 

2. A favorite love song? 

"Always and Forever"

3. Do you consider yourself a trusting person? Explain. 

Yes, I consider myself a trusting person, and I like to be around people who are authentic. We all have bad days, but I try to be kind, compassionate, and I have integrity (thanks to my dad for this trait).

4. June 14th is National New Mexico Day...have you ever been to New Mexico (aka The Land of Enchantment)? Any desire to visit the state? Some of the top rated tourist attractions there are- Carlsbad Caverns National Park, White Sands National Park, The Albuquerque International Balloon Festival, Bandelier National Monument, The Georgia O'Keefe Museum, Santa Fe Plaza, and the Petroglyph National Monument. Of the attractions listed which would be tops on your list? 

No, I have never been to New Mexico and I haven't thought about visiting this state. If I was to visit the state, I would chose to see The Albuquerque International Balloon Festival; I think this would be a beautiful sight to see all the different colors and shapes of the balloons.

5. What's something you've found enchanting recently? 

Last night the moon was breathtaking, and my pic does not do it justice

6. Insert your own random thought here. 

Last Saturday, I attended my 45th high school reunion.  I think someone calculated it wrong (haha)

All who attended had a great time, but it was sad to learn of so many classmates who have passed away. Such great memories and a fun evening.

The night of the reunion also marked the anniversary of Relay for Life.  It was exactly 5 years ago that...

Have a great rest of the week and Enjoy Life!

Wednesday, June 8, 2022

Wednesday Hodgepodge

From this Side of the Pond

1. "A daughter's a daughter all her life, but a son's a son til he takes a wife." What say you? Elaborate.

I had two daughers but my hub had avery close relationship to his mother (way more than I was with my mom..ahem) and his mother was involved in our daughter's lives.  My hub was still a son when he and I was married. I personally don't know any man that has quit being a son or a daughter quit being a daughter because of marriage. 

I have 5 beautiful grandsons...THREE are my daughters and TWO (I never get to see) are from my step-son. The idea that my daughter will have to give her sons away when they marry is not the case, but my daughter will have to realize her sons have a change of focus now.

2. Something you've seen recently that was 'cuter than a June bug'

3. 'You can't buy happiness, but you can buy ice cream and that's pretty much the same thing.' Agree or disagree? Last time you had a serving of happiness ice cream?  Dish-cone-milkshake-sundae...which one do you choose? 

Money can't buy happiness, and ice cream can make one happy, and money can buy ice cream!

It has been awhile since I had ice cream; I believe it was last year while in Tybee.  I am not a huge ice cream fan,but I prefer mint chocolate chip in a waffle cone.

4. What is one way/area in which you're currently 'swimming against the tide'? 

Groundhogs!!!  I planted a garden this year; the first time in many, many years.  The groundhogs have eaten my lettuce and hot pepper plants!!  I have called the game warden....NOTHING!!  AND I was told I couln't shoot them since I live in the town limits.  A friend is bringing me a trap this afternoon, so we will see.  They are baby groundhogs so the mother must have left.  I was afraid to put poison out since I have a cat.

5. Three things you're looking forward to this summer?

1. Spending time with grandsons and boat rides.

2. Reading

3. Maybe a trip...who knows...

6. Insert your own random thought here. 

Wednesday, May 18, 2022

Wednesday Hodgepodge


From this Side of the Pond

1. What's something that makes you feel stressed? How do you cope? 

Giving these SOL Test for the state of Virginia!!!  For the students who get read aloud as an accommodation, we have to read orally to each one because the test all different.  For example, if they miss an easy question it bumps them back to easier passages and if they are doing great answering the questions, the test bumps them to more higher level questions...hence is why tested individually and read orally.  I am recorded reading the test and the recording is sent to the Department of Education.  SHEW!!!  After so long I begin to cough, take a drink of water, and then become strangled!!!  Double SHEW!!!

I am coping because I do see the light at the end of the tunnel.

2. What's a food you eat that evokes a memory? Explain. 

Watermelon   We had a farm when I was growing up.  My dad didn't want to live on the farm so we didn't.  The farm was about 20 minutes away from our house.  On a hot evening we would have to bale such think as the rolled bales now.  I had to wear long sleeves and long pants to protect myself from the hay scratching me as I would pick up a hay bale and throw it on the tractor.  This was usually started around 4 0'clock.  You talk about sweating....not a dry spot on me.  After we finished, which was usually around 9pm,  we headed home to sit on our porch and eat ice-cold watermelon.  Nothing tasted so cool and refreshing as this watermelon.  

3. This week's Hodgepodge lands on National Visit Your Relatives Day. Will you celebrate by visiting a relative? If so is travel involved? Geographically, who is your nearest relative (not counting those living in your own house)?

I will be visiting relatives on Thursday for a high school graduation.  Only takes about 30 minutes to get there.  My nearest relative is my mom...5 minutes away.

4. What's your most frequently used emoji? Do you make more phone calls, send more emails, or mainly text to communicate with friends and family? 

My most frequently used emoji here lately has been the praying hands.  So much has happened to my little community unexpectedly.

I make phone calls to my mom and my aunt.  Maily text friends unless we schedule a face time call.

5. Tell us the story behind a favorite piece of furniture. 

I don't have a piece of furniture with a story.  I do however have some dishes that belonged to my late hub's grandmother.

6. Insert your own random thought here. 

A  couple of weeks ago we had a small tornado touch down!  I was getting ready to go back to school to chaperone a dance and my cousin called and told me to get down to the basement.  I ashed her, "What for?"  I had not been listening to the news, my phone was in the kitchen, and my music was blaring.  She explained to me a tornado was heading my way.  Quickly, I called my mom and told her I was coming after her.  I had just gotten mom into the basement, when it became pitch black, the wind was howling, it was hailing so hard I thought my windows were breaking, when the electricity went off.  I was scared!!!  When it had all settled down, we went back upstairs.  There was so much hail on my porch, it was unbelievable.  My garden was ruined and I was mad until I heard about all the damage that had been done only 2-3 minutes away from me. Then I felt guilty and prayed thanking God for keeping me safe.

A scary time and I never want to experience that again.

Have a great rest of the week and Enjoy Life!

Saturday, April 30, 2022

A - Z Challenge...the letter 'Z'


Yay!!  I made it!!



You, besties, are zappy.  You all (me too) might not be as fast or as energetic as we use to be...but that is due to us getting a little older (ahem).  But you are all so matter where we are, you all seem to be the life of the party.

I love traveling with you all for there is never a dull moment.  Even in a restaurant, you get the party going, I won't mention the singing one!!

Again....You all are more that my besties,  More like family.  How lucky I am to find such amazing human beings is beyond me, BUT I did and it is WONDERFUL!

Not a day goes by that I am not thankful we travel the cosmos together!!