Wednesday, July 29, 2020

Wednesday Hodgepodge

From this Side of the Pond

1. Last time you moved house? Something you've learned in moving house?
How to Manage These 4 Common Moving Day Mistakes
In 2016, hub and I switched houses with our oldest daughter.  My oldest daughter, Amanda, was a pharmacist and she had purchased a house in 2014.  The house she purchased was about 10 minutes from where hub and I lived but the house she purchased did not have a garage only a carport.  One evening after locking up the pharmacy (hub was always with her especially when locking and closing the pharmacy), a car with an out of state license plate followed her home.  A few weeks later, this same car parked close by the pharmacy and again followed her with hub close by.  That did it for hub!!  The next day we switched houses....literally.  Amanda needed a house with a garage that she could pull into and go straight into the house.

Hub and I have moved 9 times in our short years of marriage (1981-2018).  I learned that no matter how many times I throw stuff away and declutter, I still accumulate too much stuff that is useless!

2. Move mountains, move along, make a wrong move, moved to tears, get a move on, move up, move over, move out of the way, move the deck chairs on the Titanic, move it!...pick one and tell us how it fits your recent circumstances.
Board weighs Little Rock deer hunt amid concern
Move out of the way.  Every evening, I go to the cemetery to visit my daughter.  Her grave is located on the top of a hill and there are a few houses located close by.  While visiting her grave one evening, I felt like someone was staring at me.  Someone was!  A deer!  I quickly moved out of the way. 

3. What have you been doing to make yourself move (aka stay fit-active) during these strange times?
Fun Workout Trend: Pound | NewBeauty Body - YouTube

I am still going to my Pound exercise class on Tuesdays and Thursdays.

4. This week's calendar includes celebrations for the following foods-

National Coffee Milkshake Day (Sunday), National Creme Brûlée Day (Monday), National Milk Chocolate Day (Tuesday), National Chicken Wing Day (Wednesday), National Lasagne Day (Wednesday), National Cheesecake Day (Thursday), and National Avocado Day (Friday)

Which one on the list would you be most inclined to celebrate? Which would you be most inclined to skip?
Avocado 101 | Everything You Need To Know « Clean & Delicious
I have gotten hung up on avocados.
Perfect Coffee Milkshake | Marsha's Baking Addiction
I would have a hard time skipping any of these but if I had to choose would be the coffee milkshake. I am not too fond of the different types of coffee...just a plain ole black coffee woman.

5. Next week's Hodgepodge lands in August! I know!! Raise your hand if you feel like July flew by in the blink of an eye? Now bid farewell to your July acrostic style. If you don't know what that means click here.

July is my birthday month
Upbeat I am trying to be
Looking at our country today and
Yearning for our country to be kind again.

6.  Insert your own random thought here.

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The beginning of June my heat pump quit working.  I had a hole in one of the lines and it was working again before the first round of the heat wave began. A few weeks after my heat pump went on the blink, my aunt's heat pump tore up.  Then last week my son-in-law's heat pump stopped working and then this week my mom's heat pump quit working!! AND the temps have been in the high 90s!  My son-in-law installed a window unit until his heat pump is fixed and my mom is staying with me until hers is repaired.
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What is going on this summer???  

Wednesday, July 22, 2020

Wednesday Hodgepodge

From this Side of the Pond

1.  Do you think the pandemic has had any kind of positive impact on your mental health? Explain.

Yes, I have tried to focus more on my devotions.  In the past, I just read my devotions, but now I really focus on what the devotions are saying.  
Also, this pandemic has caused me to start a gratitude journal.  Each morning I write what I am thankful for.

2. A hot mess, hot under the collar, in hot water, hot button, hot diggity dog!, hot shot, hot seat....choose one and tell us how it applies to your life currently.

MICRO: The Hot Button
Hot Mess Nope...I am organized, Hot Under the Collar Nope...not angry, In Hot Water Nope not right now at least (ha), Hot diggity dog nothing exciting happening at the moment, Definitely not a Hot Shot and I am not in the Hot Seat...So I will go with Hot Button. 
With the starting of school and so many decisions, I get angry with the comments people post on Facebook.  I respond back...BUT then I delete my rude response.  The starting of schools is a tough decision (one that I would not want to make) and I know child care is an issue, and whether or not to send your child who especially has had health issues in the past is an issue, BUT let's just all be a little nicer and keep your rude comments to yourself.  And pray for the leaders who have to make these tough decisions.

3. Speaking of the hot seat, do you work well under pressure or do you actively avoid high pressure situations? 

I can work well under pressure, but I don't like to.  Sometimes I am more creative under pressure.

4. Hotdogs-yay or nay? If you said yay how do you like yours? Did you know July is National hotdog month? 

Carolina Style Hot Dogs - Sugar Dish Me

Yay, to a hot dog with chili, mustard, and slaw.

5. I read here a list of America's coolest Southern towns. They are Marfa Texas, Greenville South Carolina, Abindgon Virginia, Athens Georgia, Bentonville Arkansas, Florence Alabama, Oxford Mississippi, Abita Springs Louisiana, Wilmington North Carolina, Monroeville Alabama, McMinnville Tennessee, Natchez Mississippi.  How many on the list have you seen in person? Which town on the list would you most like to see?

I have been to 4 of these places.  I would like to visit Marfa, Texas because I have always wanted to travel to Texas. 

6.  Insert your own random thought here.

Today is extremely hot outside and inside #airconbrokedown

Stay cool everybody.

So until next time...Keep on Keepin On and Enjoy Life

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