Wednesday, October 21, 2015

Wednesday Hodgepodge

1. October 21, 2015 is Back to the Future Day. Did you see the movie? The sequels? In the second film, Doc takes Marty into the future to prevent Marty's future son from making a mistake. They leave 1985 and land on a 'skyway' on October 21st, 2015. So tell us, what were you doing in the fall of 1985?

I was teaching 4th and 6th grade in 1985.  Hub and I were renting an apartment and not a care in the world!

2.  If time travel were possible, would you want to go to the future? The past?

 May I go to both, please?
 I would like to go to the future to see how my children are doing-if they are succeeding in all they set out to do.  I would like to see if grandchildren have accomplished their goals/dreams.  I wonder if heaven will allow me to see this....
I would like to go to the past--just a little bit of the simplified life style-but then again, I need my microwave, cell phone, and computer.  Going back to the past would allow me to talk to my ancestors which would be great.

3. We're not flying cars, but some of the technology imagined in the 80's film has indeed come to pass in real life 2015-flat screen TVs on the wall, tablets, fingerprint recognition, video conferencing, online banking, 3-D movies, motion controlled video games, drone cameras, and smart glasses (Google glass).  Do you worry technology is growing at a rate so fast we'll soon be unable to keep up with it's demands? Do you think the Internet does more harm than good?

Yes, I worry that technology is growing faster than one can keep up.  The Internet is very useful for studying and looking up things I do not know.  There is so much information at our fingertips.
I feel the Internet can be harmful in one just sitting and playing games or just sometimes plain ole dangerous. 
The Internet useful or not depends on the person using it.

4. Your favorite dish prepared in a slow-cooker? Your favorite fast food?

This would have to be some type of soup.  My favorite fast food-Subway-I tell myself I am eating healthy at Subway-haha

5. No time like the present, down time, face time, pressed for time, in the nick of time, make time, mark time, or just in time...which timely saying most relates to your life right now? 

Right now it is down time.  It seems like after the wedding planning and wedding there isn't much happening.
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6. Tell us about a place you went as a child or younger person that's no longer there or is now something else. How does that make you feel?

My neighborhood/home!  I lived my teenage years in a little town, Saltville, Virginia.  Saltville was known for-Salt-what else in the early, early years.  Later, Olin came and built the town up by hiring many, many people.  When growing up, I was unaware of all the pollution Olin had caused.  Mercury was in the water.  Olin closed down and years later went in and either bought all the houses in my neighborhood to tear down.  It is sad driving through and not seeing any homes and I do get a little teary eyed.  A couple of years ago we held a Muck Dam Kids reunion.  We had a huge picnic in the yards of our use to be homes.  Such a fun time!

7. Describe your comfort zone.

My comfort zone is in my house and school. 

8. Insert your own random thought here.

Retirement is getting closer-December 2015 to be exact.  My comfort zone needs to be changed.  I need to find something to take up my time, but I do not want to volunteer for everything under the sun.  People have already asked me to be on this committee or join this club, I want to maybe, but I also just want to take a deep breath and enjoy.  No more routines for me-I am a routine kinda gal and must have a schedule.  I am a little nervous about this whole retirement thing-security with income, how to not be on a schedule and know from one day to the next what I am doing.  But I came across a quote... "Life begins at the end of your comfort zone." (Neale Donald Walsh)   I shall see!


  1. Retirement is so close! I don't buy all this stuff about getting out of our comfort zone. I think you'll find a new comfort zone. :-) I love your to-do list. Lol

  2. So excited for you! I do find I need a loose schedule, maybe not minute by minute or hour by hour, but I do need a few things on the calendar and a bit of routine in my morning. Otherwise I waste a lot of time. I would say give yourself a little time to step back and see what feels right before diving in to a lot. Once you volunteer for something it can be hard to un-volunteer, so give yourself some breathing space to know what it is you really want to be doing. Enjoy this new takes some figuring out, but its great!

  3. Thanks for stopping over and your wishes for a great time with Adam.
    Those were the days....not a care in the world. Down time is nice...enjoy! So sorry to hear about your neighborhood home. That would bother me too. Enjoy your retirement. I must admit I've gotten lazy and should be doing more around my house. Keep busy!

  4. Regarding your comments on retirement, we have that coming probably the end of 2016. I share concerns similar to yours. Mostly, what will my husband do with his free time? Homemakers like me NEVER retire, although we may go out to eat just a little more! Ha-ha! Like you, I appreciate the Internet for the ability to do research and I do some of that nearly every day. Questions, I have questions!! Blessings to you!


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