I’m joining Joyce for a bit of weekly “Hodgepodge”. Here are today’s questions along with my answers:
1. It is officially fall here in North America…I realize not everyone who participates in the Hodgepodge lives in North America but if you do, what’s your favorite memory of Summer 2011? If you’re not in North America, what’s your favorite memory of the season just ending on your side of the world?
I would have to say my favorite summer memory is the 39th anniversary beach trip that Ed and I took back in June. It had been a long time since we’d taken a trip alone, and we enjoyed our “special time” together very much.
2. Your favorite nut? You know I mean the edible kind, right? I enjoy eating almost any kind of nut, but since we have pecan trees, and we sell their nuts to help pay our property taxes, I’m going to say pecans are my favorite nuts!
3. What activity puts your sense of balance to the test? Riding my bicycle. It’s not quite as easy to ride in a straight line as it used to be. My tracks make a zig-zag pattern as I ride up and down our dirt road!
4. How would you describe your sense of humor? Mild. I can take a joke, but I don’t really enjoy playing pranks on others, like some folks do. My husband on the other hand, has a large enough sense of humor for both of us! Just the other day, Ed took a large fake cockroach to work, rigged it to a cabinet door with a thread, then closed the cabinet. He then had a big time watching his co-workers’ response when they opened the cabinet door and saw that giant roach moving toward them!
5. September 28th is National Ask a Stupid Question Day…what’s your stupid question? Did you know that nine out of ten adults are afraid of roaches??? LOL
6. Roller skates~hula hoop~jump rope…which activity would you most enjoy? Yes, you have to choose. I always wanted to be able to roller skate! It looks like so much fun! My poor sense of balance combined with a total lack of coordination made it impossible to learn. I did try though.
7. What’s your most sentimental possession? It’s a tie between my collection of old photographs and my Christmas ornament collection. I honestly don’t know which I’d choose, if I had to, since neither can be replaced.
All day Monday, I’d been sitting at the kitchen table working with old photographs. I’d removed the photos from their ancient magnetic photo albums, scanned them, then placed the original photos in new scrapbooks for safe-keeping.
Later that afternoon, when Ed came home from work, this is the scene he found… Me in the kitchen finishing up supper, while supervising our grandson, Caden, as he ran around the house dragging out toys. The television was on “Chuck and Friends”, but nobody was watching.
I met Ed with a kiss, and said, “I’m multi-tasking”. He looked around at the mess in the kitchen, and said “I have just one question. What in the world are you doing with the PDR and the Bible in the kitchen?!” (Ha) Sure enough, there on the kitchen counter lay the very large and very heavy copies of our old PDR (physician’s desk reference) and Mama’s old family Bible…I’d been using them as weights to help flatten out those old curled up photographs! I suppose the books did look somewhat out of place among the peach cobbler and cubed steak!