After a brief hiatus, I’m happy to say that the Hodgepodge is back! Here are Joyce’s questions, along with my answers. As always, my thanks go out to Joyce for being such a wonderful hostess each week 🙂
1. What’s something you miss about the 1980’s? If you’re too young to miss the 80’s how about the 90’s?
The thing I miss most about the 80’s is being the young mom of three little ones! Our house was very full and lively! I was in “mommy mode” times three! Two of our children were born during the 80’s, while our oldest was born in 1978.
our children in the mid-eighties
Those were the days, my friend…I thought they’d never end–but they did..too quickly!
2. Do you have a library card? If so, how often do you visit?
Yes, I do have a library card, but it’s been years since I’ve used it. I prefer to buy the books I read, then add them to my ever-growing library. I haven’t visited our library since our granddaughter out-grew story time a couple of years ago.
3. What’s the secret to success?
If I knew the answer to this question, I’d be a millionaire!
4. This is National Backyard Games week…what’s your favorite backyard game?
The game we play most often around here is called “Corn Hole”. (I don’t know why it’s called this)
5. If I dropped by today what would I find on your coffee table?
I’ve turned my former (wedge-shaped) coffee table into an end table between our two couches, and it holds a lamp, my laptop, and various other things–like junk mail, nail clippers, and a pair of ear buds. Oh, and lots of magazines on the bottom shelf!
6. Do you own a bicycle? When was the last time you rode a bicycle? Is that something you enjoy?
Yes, I do own a bicycle. It was a Christmas gift a couple of years ago. I do enjoy riding it, but it’s been a few months since I’ve been on it.
7. What’s your favorite cheese?
Nothing fancy, just plain old mild cheddar makes me happy.
While sitting at my computer answering these Hodgepodge questions on Tuesday afternoon, a storm blew up. At first, I didn’t pay a lot of attention because bad weather doesn’t usually frighten me…Then I heard a cracking sound outside of the bedroom window!
a bit too close for comfort!
I looked outside and discovered a large pine tree had snapped in half and fallen. While I was trying to figure out exactly what was going on outside, I saw two more huge pines snap and come crashing to the ground!
As close as two trees could come, without actually falling on top of the building
At that point, it also began to hail, so I headed for the bathtub and laid down in it ’cause I wasn’t sure what was going to happen next!
All three of the trees fell within mere inches of our house and storage building, but fortunately there was very little damage. God is good! Let the clean up begin…our yard is a mess!
Guess what we’ll be doing this weekend…