Coolin’ Off With The Hodgepodge…

Thank goodness, this week has turned out to be a lot calmer than last week!  No heavy machinery in the yard, and no more trees being cut, only a lot of yard work to be done.  Ed and I are working on it daily, but boy is it hot outside!  At the moment, I’m sitting under the air conditioning, participating in “The Hodgepodge”. That’s a lot more fun than doing yard work!  Thanks to hostess, Joyce, for the excuse to cool off 🙂  Here are this week’s questions:

1. Share one way you think the world has changed for the better since you were a kid?

Modern technology has made life much easier, and machines now do most of the work.  It would be tough to go back to the technology of the 50’s and 60’s!

2. How ’bout one way it’s changed for the worse?

Morals and family values have declined terribly.  Even the family, itself, has declined since the 50’s and 60’s.  Single parenting was rare back in those days.

3. Starlight, starfish, starling, Starbucks…your favorite ‘star’?

I’ve always sort of liked starfish, but starlight is great, too.

4. Name a song that’s overplayed, but you love it anyway.

It’s been a while since I listened to the radio for any length of time, so nothing is coming to mind.  On second thought, I’ve heard an awful lot of Tim McGraw’s song,  “Highway Don’t Care” on GAC tv.

5. When did you last have home made ice cream? Your latest favorite flavor?

I don’t really care for home made ice cream, so it’s been years since I’ve had any.  I don’t have a favorite flavor of home made ice cream, but anything chocolate is always my ‘go-to’.

6. What do you think is the best way to inspire or motivate people?

Lead by example, and give lots of encouragement and compliments, less criticism.

7. When was the last time you were without power?

Several weeks ago, during a storm, our power went out while I was cooking supper!  We were without power for several hours, and it wasn’t much fun.  The power crew had to return a few weeks later, to replace a fuse on the transformer, but I wasn’t home when they cut the power.

Another update on ‘Trouble and the Man With the Can’

Ed continues to feed the abandoned cats at his mom’s house each day, but there have been some more changes.  “Trouble”, the cat,  has left our son’s house, and moved back to Ed’s mom’s house.  The feral mama cat has completely disappeared.  We haven’t seen her in well over a week.  One of the three gray kittens disappeared, as well.  Another one of the kittens goes back and forth between our son’s house and Ed’s mom’s house.  The third kitten?  It’s made its way down to our house!  It showed up here over the weekend, and has been here ever since.  I guess it followed ‘the man with the can’ home!  The kitten is still wild, and won’t let us touch it, but has apparently found a new home.  I sure hope it turns out to be a male!

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  1. Oooh, I love that song. They do play it a lot, but I’m not tired of it yet. Glad you’ve had a quieter week!

  2. I absolutely love Tim McGraw so I can never get enough of his videos and I love the message in “Highway Don’t Care.” As for kitties, I went through much of the same that you are right now. We have had up to 6 feral cats to feed…not counting the litter born in our bushes a few summers back. I had a heck of a time finding homes for them – and ended up paying vet bills to prepare the kitties for adoption. I know feral females are hard to catch – but do it! Get them fixed or you will be dealing with babies every year!

  3. Sounds like things are much better there this week.
    Mama Bear

  4. #5 you and me both not liking home made ice cream. We’re an oddity I think. LOL And yes, family values have most definitely declined. Right on.

  5. I like country music about as much as you like homemade ice cream. LOL So, I am not familiar with the song. But he is a looker! 🙂

  6. I agree, if it’s chocolate i’ll eat it! 🙂 I also agree with your #2 (i don’t think there’s been one i disagree with. Anyway i do like how people are much more tolerant than they were in the olden days. However, people’s politeness seem to have shifted downhill.

  7. We certainly wouldn’t have time to be on our computers back in the day! Great advice for on motivation. I would follow the man home who feeds me too…..

  8. I guess you know which kitten is the smartest!

  9. I would have said technology and morals too! But I’m an ice cream loved!
    Good luck with the yard work.

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