Wednesday, May 15, 2024

Wednesday Hodgepodge


From this Side of the Pond

1. What impresses you?

I am impressed by personality traits:  kindness, honesty, empathy, etc.

2.  Where are you in your family birth order? Do you fit the stereotype of that particular slot? In what way?

I am the first born in my family.  I fit the stereotype in that I am conscientious, caretaker, responsible and bossy,

3. What motivates you more-a reward or a consequence? Elaborate. 

When I was younger, a consequence motivated me more.  There was no way I wanted a consequence from my parents.

Now, a reward motivates me more.  Wearing jeans to school because of great test scores, or having cupcakes/cookies because of hard work!  Also, I reward myself by enjoying a carefree weekend with a glass of wine after a project is complete!

4. May 14th is National Buttermilk Biscuit Day. Who thinks biscuits deserve their own day? Do you like biscuits? Make your own? Grab one for breakfast at a drive-through now and then? Which drive-through makes the one you like best? What do you like to put on a biscuit? What's your favorite food or dish that calls for buttermilk? 

I ate a buttermilk biscuit yesterday at school; they are the best!  Monday evening I was able to till my garden before the rain started AGAIN!!  It was close to 9pm when I finished.  After taking a shower, I was starving and to tired to fix anything.  I ate some watermelon and went to bed.  I woke up Tuesday morning dying of hunger so as soon as I got to school, I went straight to the cafeteria and got a sausage biscuit with grape jelly. 

My favorite drive-through biscuit is Hardees.  I make cornbread with buttermilk.

5. Are there any weddings on your summer calendar? What's your favorite part of a wedding/wedding reception? 

I think this is the first year there isn't a wedding on my summer calendar!!  My favorite part of the wedding reception is seeing the bride and groom dance to their favorite song.  Watching them dance and seeing how they gaze into each other's eyes is beautiful.

6. Insert your own random thought here.  

I swear, if it doesn't quit raining!!!  Out of 7 days, it has rained 6!!!  

I have 6 1/2 days of school left and the calendar is jammed packed.  

Have a great rest of the week and Enjoy Life!

Wednesday, May 8, 2024

Wednesday Hodgepodge


From this Side of the Pond

1. Did you watch the Kentucky Derby this past weekend? Have you ever been to a horse race? Ever ridden a horse? Did you enjoy it? Have you ever been to Kentucky? Do you like Bourbon? 

I watched the Kentucky Derby but have never been to a horse race.  When I was growing up, I had a horse named Honeycomb and I use to ride him. Youngest daughter played college basketball, and there were a few games in Kentucky.  It always fascinated me to see the finest horse stables!  I am not a Bourbon fan unless I have a cold and then I make me a hot toddy.

2.  What's something you wish you'd placed in a time capsule fifteen years ago? 

You are making my brain think!! lol

The type of technology I was a flip phone!  

3. Are you adventurous? Elaborate. 

Somewhat adventurous. I think being adventurous adds excitement to life. I use to take hub by the wing and say lets go.  But there are times when I need to plan out every detail.

4. Something you want to make this year? It can be a new recipe, craft, diy project, a milestone you've set for yourself...anything at all. 

A milestone I have set for myself is to be able to get in more walking.  I was at 5,000 steps a day and now I want to have 10,000 steps.

5. Cinco de Mayo was also celebrated this past you like Mexican food? If so what's your favorite dish? Have you ever been to Mexico?  Margarita-yes or no?

I am a fan of Mexican food.  I really don't have a favorite. I like spicy foods.  Never been to Mexico and I have no desire to go.  Margarita--Definitely YES!!

6. Insert your own random thought here. 

I don't know if it is related to allergies or what but this nasty crud has gotten hold of me and just won't let go.  I have been taking OTC meds without much relief.  The doctor said is was a virus and there is nothing for me to take.  Boy, I sure am ready for it to hurry up and move out of my body!!

Have a great rest of the week and ENJOY LIFE!

Wednesday, May 1, 2024

Wednesday Hodgepodge


From this Side of the Pond

1. Mayday! Mayday!...when was the last time (or a recent time) you literally or figuratively needed to call for help? Elaborate. 

Two weeks ago, the weather was nice, and I was getting my back deck in shape.  I had cleaned the tables, chairs, and other stuff sitting around.  Finally, I decided to get my sun setter in shape.  I hit the button and nothing, so I tried again and still nothing!!  The remote needed a battery.  After figuring out how to remove the cover for a battery, I had no idea what kind of battery I was needing.  It was a round thing-a-ma-jig.  I was amazed at this kind of battery because I had never seen on like this before.  I called my neighbor for help.  Of course, he knew exactly what kind of battery this was and where I needed to go and buy one.   After I purchased the battery, he helped me put it in the remote.  My late hub took care of all of this is new to me.

After the battery was put in, I went to let out the sun setter...NOTHING.  I kept trying and still NOTHING!   My neighbor asked where the power was coming from AND that's where I noticed I had not plugged it in!!  DUH on my part!!  We both had a good laugh at my expense.

2. May Day...when was the last time you danced? Do you have a lot of baskets? What's something you keep in a basket? What's your favorite purple flower? 

Before hub passed away, he and I were talking dance lessons.  It was so fun.  The last time I danced was 6 years ago.

I have a lot of baskets that is partially full of junk..cords, sticky notes, sunglasses, etc.

Favorite purple flower is the hydrangea.

3. What's something you may do this month? 

I may just sit on my porch for a few days and relax.  The last day of school is May 24th

4. Do you like eggplant? Quick topic changes lol? If you said yes in answer to the eggplant question how do you like yours prepared? Of the following purple foods, which one is your favorite...plums, purple carrots, purple asparagus, eggplant, acai berries, blackberries, purple cauliflower, elderberries, purple potatoes, or passion fruit? 

I love eggplant.  Hub was the cook in the family so I don't know how it was really prepared...crunchy and soft.  

Blackberries would have to be my favorite.

5. The calendar turns on Hodgepodge Day...

"Then you have to remember to be thankful; but in May one simply can't help being thankful that they are alive, if for nothing else."-L.M. Montgomery

Tell us one thing you're thankful for today. 

I am thankful that I have a loving, forgiving God who forgives my sins daily.

6. Insert your own random thought here. 

We have started a small women's group (about 6 or 7 young ladies) which I truly enjoy going.  Having women who share each other's burdens.  Women are so similar and I am so glad others feel the way I do.  I just enjoy this group so much!!

Have a great rest of the week and Enjoy Life!

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