Wednesday, March 6, 2013

wednesday hodgepodge

1. My real life friends came through with another question this week so thank you real life friends. When you've eaten in a restaurant do you complete their comment card? Do you take online surveys highlighted at the bottom of store receipts?

No, I never do either one of these.

2. The (US) ban on women in combat was lifted at the end of January. It will probably be next year before specifics are worked out, but its been reported over 200,000 front line positions will eventually open up to women. Your thoughts?

Personally I am don't think women should be on the combat front-HOWEVER--my daughter has a close friend who is in the military.  Her friend is a tiny, little thing and she is sooo willing to be on the combat lines.  I admire this young girl and her parents as well.

3. In looking back at all the blog posts you've written, what's your favorite post title?

Don't really have one.  I enjoy my Christmas blog posts the best.

4. What's worse-overly permissive parents or overly protective parents? Did your own parents lean more to the permissive or the protective category? If you're a parent where do you fall?
I am going to answer BOTH!
Overly permissive parents allow children/teenagers to be adults way before they should be. 
Overly protective parents do not allow children/teenagers to grow-up.
Parenting is the hardest job ever!  A job that makes one learn where to draw the line, letting go of the little battles, and always saying a prayer to God for your child's safety.
My parents were neither -overly permissive or overly protective.  I knew the boundaries and the consequences I would face, if I crossed the boundaries.  I also knew my parents would not always come to my rescue, and I had to face the consequences when I made the wrong choices.
I believe we need a Parenting Class to be taught in High School.  Your thoughts?

5. Candlelight-moonlight-firelight-bright lights in the big city...which one's your favorite?

Firelight for me-reason being it brings a calmness over me.

6. Dr. Seuss's birthday was celebrated on Saturday. What's a favorite book you remember (Seuss or otherwise) from your own childhood? Did books play an important role in your growing up years? Explain.

I can't remember having many books read to me when I was growing up. I do remember in high school loving to read.  As a parent, books have been a part of my daughters and now my grandson's life.  I loved reading to my girls and now reading to grandson.

7. To quote Dr. Seuss...

"From there to here, and here to there, funny things are everywhere."
from One Fish Two Fish Red Fish Blue Fish

Share something funny you've recently read, seen or heard.

This just dawned on me-after the President's State of the Union-I recall the newsman saying he was going to interpret his message for me.  Why?  Is he insinuating I can't interpret the message.  Funny, how I just thought of this.  Leave this to Joyce to jog my memory--LOL 

8. Insert your own random thought here.

Rain, rain, go AWAY!!


  1. Great answers today! Joyce does ask the best questions. I think if a woman wants to be at the front line it should be her choice. I'm not sure all woman could handle it. Hard to pick one favorite, I do like a full moon night but a fire is lovely too. Watching the flames is mesmerizing.

  2. First....I will gladly take all the rain you're getting please!! It hasn't rained more than 3-5 inches in two years...and this is the subtropics!!! We're so in a drought.

    Then, the line in your blog today: Overly permissive parents allow children/teenagers to be adults way before they should be. So true!!!

    1. We have had over 15 inches of rain so far this year-not like my neck of the world at all! I would gladly send you some.

  3. We had plenty of rain here yesterday, but, praise be, the sun is shining brightly this morning! Still much too cold for my taste!

  4. Your fireplace photos are lovely.
    Perhaps, they should offer parenting classes in high school, since many will become parents soon after, if not during!

  5. Its raining here today, but supposed to turn to snow tonite. Mentally I have moved into Spring and really wish the weather would get with the program : )


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