It’s that time again! Are you feeling all “Hodgepodgy”? Come on! Kick your shoes off, sit a spell and join me for Joyce’s 86th edition of “Wednesday Hodgepodge”.
1. The Summer Olympics officially begin this Friday night…will you be watching? If you could see just one event in person which one would you pick?
I’d choose to watch the ladies gymnastics. It’s been my favorite Olympic sport to watch, since way back in 1972!
2.Do lazy days make you feel rested or unproductive?
Lately these warm, lazy days of summer have me feeling unproductive. It’s too hot to be outside much, and I get tired of housework quickly.
3. July 25th is ‘officially’ Threading the Needle Day…can you sew? On a scale of 1-10 with 1 being not at all and 10 being Betsy Ross-like, how would you rate your skill with a needle and thread?
I learned how to sew while still in high school, and at one point, I made most of my clothes for several years. I also sewed some for others in the family. I also used to make and sell dolls of all kinds. These days I’d give my sewing skills a 5 because I’m very out-of-practice! I made a simple doll dress a couple of years ago, and oh what a chore that turned out to be!
4. ‘Threading the Needle’ can also mean to walk a fine line between two things or issues (think awkward social situation). When was the last time you had to ‘thread the needle’, figuratively speaking?
It was during a visit with my brother and his wife back in 2008. They supported one presidential candidate, while Ed and I supported the other. We had to tread lightly and try to avoid the subject of politics as much as possible.
5. Kidney, pinto, black, or navy…your favorite bean?
None of the choices are very high on my food list, but I eat baked beans fairly often, so I’ll choose navy beans– because I think that’s what baked beans are made from.
6. Have you ever hosted a garage sale? Was it more success or bust?
I haven’t had a garage sale in several years, but I used to have at least one per year while the children were growing up. We were usually quite successful in getting rid of some excess clothes and clutter, and in making some money, too. I could, and maybe I should, write a post about our garage sale experiences throughout the years. There was always some sort of drama!
7. What makes you roll your eyes?
Here are just a few things guaranteed to make my eyes roll:
*Almost any time I hear a politician open his/her mouth, these days…
*Watching the previews of some of today’s television shows and movies
*Seeing the ridiculous amount (and content) of commercials on television
*Having a person in front of me, at the check out, (a) either not have enough money to pay for their items, or (b) need a price check on an item
*Having loud and unruly children running around in a store while I’m trying to shop
We live in a small town. I have a good friend, from high school, who recently lost her husband to cancer. I have another good friend whose husband is currently battling terminal cancer. The husband of a third (and very special) friend recently suffered a stroke. Miraculously, her husband suffered no serious, long-lasting, effects from the stroke, and is okay, but he was paralyzed and unable to speak for many hours. With all of these recent events in mind, I’ve never been more acutely aware that none of us is promised a tomorrow, therefore, every today, with Ed, grows more special to me by the minute!