Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Wednesday Hodgepodge

1. What news story are you following right now?

Still following the Flight of 370-my hears just goes out to all the family members.  Have always been interested in the Royal Family-any news there?

2. What's the last thing you wanted but didn't get?

A road trip-I love to travel and hub is so content being in his small town-that is okay, but I wanted to book a trip somewhere and hub just flat out refused :(
Usually if I really want something-material , I usually purchase it myself.

3. May 28th is National Hamburger Day...when did you last have a hamburger? Other than your own kitchen or BBQ grill, where is your favorite place to go for a hamburger? And for all you non-meat eaters out there...when you're invited to a cookout what is the one side dish you hope is on the menu?

I think about a month ago hub grilled hamburgers.  I love a juicy hamburger with all the trimmings!  Listening to the news, I am skeptical about purchasing hamburger meat now after hearing the news last week.

4. How have your priorities changed over time?

Most definitely-the circle of life.  Growing up I thought of others (parents instilled this in me) but still thought of myself.  In my married life, hub came first.  Then children came-they kinda took priority over hub (different priority I should say).  Next step-grandchild -now this is a different kind of love and a most different type of priority.  For the past couple of years I have helped hub take care of his parents-again priorities changed-his parents became our number one priority.

5. What's a favorite memory with your grandparents?

Many special memories I share with my grandparents.  Since it is getting close to summer, I will share a summer memory.  My father owned a farm about 30 minutes from our house.  Dad didn't want to live on a farm, but he wanted to farm-more of a hobby more or less.  After putting up hay bales (square bales you had to throw on a tractor bed) one hot evening, we would all gather at Mamow's house afterwards.  I remember she would always have watermelon to eat.  I must have been really tired (bad sign because I do silly stuff) and instead of eating the watermelon, I began throwing pieces of watermelon on everyone.  Mamow joined in the fun and never once scolded me (which I am sure Dad really wanted to).

6. On a scale of 1-10 (with 10 being fantastic!), how good are you at multitasking? Share an example.

Rank-8  I can talk on the phone, type of computer, and still shake head  (yes or no) while listening to daughter or hub ask a question. I can also watch television, read a novel, and still answer hub when he asks a question.  I attribute this to being a teacher!

7. How would you summarize your highs and lows for the month of May?

Not too high--not too low!

8.  Insert your own random thought here.

A verse for all graduates:
Joshua 1:9  "Have I not commanded you?  Be strong and courageous.  Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged, for the Lord your God will be with you wherever you go."
Congratulations to all graduates!


  1. All I could think about when I read about the watermelon was how sticky everybody would have been!

  2. Watermelon is one of my favorite things about summer. I eat mine with a fork now, but I remember how sticky we'd get as kids, eating it right off the rind while sitting on the curb.

  3. To reply to your question about Smoky Mountain Brewery: there's 1 in Pigeon Forge! The website said the location is in the back corner of Walden's Landing, between lights 2B & 3 at Wears Valley intersection.

  4. Yes that is extremely tragic and sad about that flight. That is a sweet fun memory of your grandparents.

  5. Oh, yes! I have been following the story of the missing flight, too. I can't imagine...Such a neat memory you shared. I, too, eat my watermelon with a fork now. This summer I might just have to eat it the "old-fashioned" way for reminiscing's sake :)


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