Welcome to the sixty-sixth edition of Wednesday Hodgepodge! For those of you new to my blog, and the Hodgepodge, permit me to take a moment to explain.
A little over a year ago, Joyce, myself, and many others were participating in a weekly meme that eventually ended. Some of us approached Joyce about hosting a similar, but new meme. Fortunately, Joyce is a sweetheart, and agreed to do it! (Thanks again, Joyce)
For sixty-six weeks Joyce has provided us with seven thought-provoking, but always fun, questions to answer. In addition, there’s space for a random thought of our own. We answer the questions, link up over at Joyce’s blog, then visit each other to read and compare answers with others. It’s so much fun, and I’ve made some of the most wonderful blog friends while doing this!
Now that you know what the Hodgepodge is, why don’t you just click Joyce’s cute little button at the top of the post, and join us!
This week’s questions:
1. George Washington-Abraham Lincoln-Thomas Jefferson…who would you most like to meet and why? I would love to meet George Washington because it would be awesome to meet our first president, who also happened to be a man of honesty, courage, and honor–something more recent presidents seem to know a lot less about!
2. What’s your favorite chain restaurant? I love the Cracker Barrel, so I can combine eating and shopping in one stop! Country cooking…yum, yum!
3. I spied this question on the Bears at Home blog last week and she gave me permission to steal borrow it-
When you look back on your life, do you imagine you’ll think about the goals you failed to meet with regret? Or will you look at what you accomplished and say: it was good?
I think I will do both–in fact I already do that now. I regret that I wasn’t able to stay at a job that I loved (with all of my heart), and happily retire at age 60, but it was not to be. Circumstances were beyond my control, and for me to stay in that classroom situation would have caused me to compromise my principles. I wasn’t willing to do that, so I left. Because I stood up for what I know is right, I can be proud of the fifteen years I spent helping educate students–and that is a good thing!
4. Grapefruit-take ’em or leave ’em? Given the choice between an orange and a grapefruit which would you choose? Would you prefer it served as is or squeezed into juice? I love oranges, but can’t stand grapefruit! It’s too bitter for my taste. My consumption of oranges and orange juice is about the same, and I don’t have a preference.
5. When was the last time you cleaned out a closet? Is there a closet in your home that currently needs cleaning? What are you waiting for? I cleaned out my bedroom closet a few months back, and gave away some old clothing. I still have some cleaning to do in other closets. I’m waiting to get inspired again!
6. You get to have lunch with three famous people…who would you like to see round your table? First of all, I’d choose Glenn Beck. This man has great insight into what is going on in the world (and the U.S.), and I believe he speaks the truth while others won’t. Next I would like to have Oprah Winfrey, because she’s interviewed so many interesting people throughout her lifetime. (Can you imagine the stories she could tell?) For my last guest, I’d choose Tom Cruise because I used to have such a crush on him way back in the day–before he turned weird! I’d like to ask him what in the world possessed him make some of those strange movies…
7. On a scale of 1-10 how would you rate your ability to parallel park? Oh my! I’d give myself a 2 because I never really learned how! Our little town switched to parallel parking years ago, and I nearly had a heart attack! I will only parallel park if I can find two spaces together. Otherwise, I’ll park behind the stores and walk .
Random: Today is the birthday of someone special. She is the wife of our oldest son, and the mother of our two grandsons. She is also our daughter by marriage. Happy Birthday, Christina. Enjoy your special day!