Wednesday, November 18, 2015

Wednesday hodgepodge

1. What's surprised you most about your life, or about life in general?-

What has surprised me about my life is that there are things that I can't control.  I use to think I could control almost anything but how wrong I was.  Life happens and I can't control the outcome-I can pray and I can control how I respond to the outcome.  
Also, life is going by faster than I could have ever imagined when younger.

2. Among others, these ten words were added to the Oxford English Dictionary this year...awesomesaucebeer o'clockbrain fartbuttdialcat cafe(apparently this is a real thing), fatberg (gross-read the definition here)fat shamehangryMx (gender neutral), and skippable. 
Your thoughts? In looking over the list, which word do you find most ridiculous? Which word would you never in a million years say out loud? Which word would you be most likely to use in conversation?

My first thought was-oh my WORD! 

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I would never say the word 'brain fart'-has to much negativity to it.I haven't heard the word 'hangry' but I can relate to this word especially when I skip breakfast (I know , I know) and lunch isn't until 1:00 and the students are rowdy, and I have forgotten to run off papers for my next class,and I forgot to pack my lunch for the day!  I am going to ask my students today if they are hangry?
I find awesomesauce the most ridiculous word-but I think I would use it just to see the response on someone's face!

3. Do you like gravy? Is there a food you'd rather not eat unless it comes with gravy? Do you make your own or buy the canned or store-made variety? Turkey and gravy, sausage gravy, mashed potatoes and gravy, country ham and red eye gravy, biscuits and chocolate gravy, pot roast and gravy...which one on the list is your favorite?

I do not like gravy-not on potatoes, not with sausage, not chocolate gravy-no gravy for me.

4. Do you have a plan? Do you need a plan? Have you ever had a plan fall into a trillion pieces? Explain.

I try to have a plan.  This retirement planning is getting the best of me.  So much paperwork-why is this so complicated?  
I am sure I have had a plan fall into a trillion pieces before-the first time we were building our house-it rained and snowed-that put us behind and I found out I was pregnant at the same time-hub fell off our roof and I thought my well planned out house building was not ever going to happen.
Life is a series of plans and some work out and some do not.  A person needs to be flexible, take a deep breath, and hold on for the ride.

5. November 19 is National Play Monopoly Day. Do you own the original or some version of the game? Do you enjoy playing Monopoly? How likely is it you'll play a game of Monopoly on November 19th? Ever been to Atlantic City? Ever taken a ride on a railroad? Is parking in your town free? Last thing you took a chance on?

I do not have the Monopoly game.  Growing up, I can remember playing Monopoly for hours.  Not a chance I will be playing Monopoly on the 19th.  I have never been to Atlantic City.  Have ridden on a railroad.  Parking in my little town is free.  I have taken a chance on retiring early.

6. A song you like that has the word (or some form of the word) thanks in the title, lyrics, or meaning?

Forever by Chris Tomlin

7. In keeping with this month's theme of gratitude....what is something you're taking for granted that when you stop and think about it, you're grateful for?
My health.  Sometimes I can complain about having to do so much around the house, but then I catch myself and say a quick thanks to God for my health and allowing me to be able to do the simple things like sweep a porch, laundry, vacuum, etc.

8. Insert your own random thought here.


  1. I used to sing that song along when I led worship at my old church in Aberdeen. Good memories, and a powerful song! :)

  2. Oh, I so agree with your comment about good health!

  3. The retirement paperwork is truly excessive, and we felt often like we were constantly having to explain it all to whoever was on the other end of the phone. It was frustrating at times, but eventually we got it together. It took several weeks, so hang in there. Love the CT song!


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