Wednesday, October 26, 2022

Wednesday Hodgepodge


From this Side of the Pond

1. In two or three sentences describe yourself to someone who has never met you. 

You can hear Tammy coming because she walks or shall I say stomps; she is a loud walker and also a loud talker (but we won't mention that).  Tammy is also a person of very few words; she is blunt and to the point.  She enjoys having fun and hanging out with friends.

2. Will you celebrate Halloween this year, and if so tell us how? Let's play this or that-chocolate candy or fruity candy? pumpkin seeds or pumpkin pie? Halloween party or scary movie? hay ride or corn maze? carve a pumpkin or paint a pumpkin?

Yes, I will go to my son-in-law's house and help hand out candy.  There is usually a big crowd of children who come by.

Chocolate candy, pumpkin seeds, Halloween party, hay ride, and carve a pumpkin.

3. What's something that scared you when you were young? Are you still afraid? 

We lived very close to my father's parents.  I remember walking to their house after dark and screaming the ENTIRE way.  I think I was afraid of someone coming out of the bushes or just the dark; like I said we lived very close to each other. There might had been one house between us.

4. Your favorite soothing drink? 

A small glass of wine and then a glass of lemon water.

5. Are you thinking about Christmas yet? Does this make you feel happy or stressed? 

No!!  Christmas is such a sad time for me after losing my precious daughter.  Not only, is Christmas approaching but her birthday is right after Christmas and then she passed away in the early wee mornings January 1str. I am dreading the holidays, but I know I need to be there for other daughter and my precious grandsons.  I have found out that I can be happy and sad at the same time.

6. Insert your own random thought here.  

October is such a pretty month.  Our trees in my little neck of the woods have really been beautiful.  But raking all the leaves is still a chore!

Have a great rest of the week and Enjoy Life!  Have a happy and safe Halloween.

Not my picture...but this is how beautiful my scenery is.


  1. I love your description of yourself. I'm a loud talker too (or so my husband says!). It's good you have so many children you can give out sweets to. We live in a rural area and hardly ever get trick-or-treaters, but I always get some sweets ready just in case.
    I'm so sorry that Christmas is a sad time for you now. That must be very hard to deal with, especially when there is an expectation to be merry all the time. I hope you can find comfort in your family. Perhaps you could start a new Christmas tradition that involves remembering your daughter?

    1. Thank you for this suggestion. This gives me something to think about.

  2. Yes, I find that it is totally possible to be happy and sad at the same time; how odd that we can accomplish that.

  3. I'm a loud talker, too!
    I'm so sorry that you are approaching a sad time of year. I do think we can be sad and joyful at the same time. I love Anstice's suggestion of starting a new tradition to honor/remember your daughter.

  4. Oh to have that amazing color all around you. Evidently Fall is showing off in other parts of the country.

  5. oldest daughter and I tend to be loud walkers and I'm a loud talker. Sending you hugs as you approach a difficult season and I love how you said that you can be happy and sad at the same time. I agree. We just got back from the NE States and the colors were stunning.


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