As always, I’m joining Joyce and friends for a little mid-weekly dose of “The Hodgepodge”. You can play along too, by clicking the button at the top of this post. Here are this week’s questions/answers:
1. February 22nd is National Be Humble Day…what makes you proud? What keeps you humble?
My family makes me proud–and they keep me humble, as well. By “my family” I mean–my husband, our children, their spouses, and our grandchildren. About the humble part…nobody can “humble” a person better than their kids–whether they are grown or not–they tend to “tell it like it is”!
2. Where is the catch-all (aka dumping ground) in your house?
The main “catch-all” in our house is Ed’s pool room. It’s a “hodgepodge” in there! A treadmill, crafting supplies, toys, there’s even a vacuum cleaner in there at the moment…As for the “little stuff”, it ends up on the kitchen counters, or on the end tables in the living room.
3. Do you make it a point to visit State/National Parks when you travel or even in your own hometown? What’s your favorite?
Years ago, while our children were growing up, we visited State Parks on a regular basis. We did a lot of camping in those days, but Ed and I haven’t visited a State Park since our trip to Helen, Georgia, two years ago. My favorite park is a local one, known as The Gordonia-Alatamaha State Park, mainly because our family made a lot of good memories there, over the years. Camping, fishing, family picnics, campfires, ghost stories, fun memories–and we didn’t have to travel far from home! Sometimes both sets of grandparents would even get in on the fun, as pictured below.
4. How would you define honor?
I’m getting a headache thinking about how to describe it!!! I know what it is, just not how to put it into words. Honor is very similar to integrity–doing the right thing, being a good person, having a good name–that sort of thing.
5. Angel’s food or Devil’s food-which cake do you prefer?
I’m a chocolate lover, so it’s Devil’s food–hands down!
6. What’s the most recent road trip you’ve taken? Where did you go and how many hours did you spend in the car? Do you like to zoom to your destination without stopping or leisurely wind your way there with stops along the way? What is your car snack of choice?
The last “real” road trip that Ed and I took was over two years ago, when we traveled to Helen. It’s about a six-hour trip–and it took us over eight hours to get there. Does this answer your question about whether we stop leisurely? We never “zoom” anywhere. I like to take “shopping breaks” along the way! One of our snacks of choice is “red hots” candy.
7. Recent headlines told how a preschool child in NC had their packed lunch from home taken away and a school lunch substituted by a school inspector who deemed the homemade lunch unhealthy. Reportedly the parent was then billed for the school lunch (chicken nugget meal) although an update to the story says the parent was not billed. The inspector was conducting a routine inspection of the classroom-he/she was not there solely to peek in the lunchboxes. The packed lunch contained a turkey and cheese sandwich, an apple juice box, a bag of chips, and a banana. You can read the story here. Your thoughts?
The lunch sounded fine to me–but I don’t think it’s anybody’s business to judge. I worked in an elementary school for 15 years. I’ve seen all kinds of things packed in lunch boxes over the years! During those 15 years of working at school, we were served french fries AT LEAST TWICE A WEEK, and pizza was a choice on the serving line EVERY SINGLE DAY…Does this sound more nutritious to you?
Random: I bought myself a bread maker a couple of weeks ago. I decided I was going to learn how to make bread. I finally tried the bread maker out yesterday, and my bread came out like a huge, hard biscuit, in the shape of a rectangle! It tasted like what we (in the south) refer to as a “hoe cake” I think I need some “bread-making” lessons…