It’s hard to believe August is almost over! What better way to wind it down, than by participating in “The Wednesday Hodgepodge”. Take a look at Joyce’s questions, and my answers, then, please share your own thoughts with me in the comment section! As always, thanks to our hostess, Joyce, for another great set of questions. She never disappoints!
1. Labor Day weekend (in the US of A) is approaching…what’s something you’ve labored over this year?
Our vegetable garden–and what a garden it was!!!
I spent many hours–planting, hoeing, watering, and harvesting –before the devastating rains came.
2. What is one word to describe your ‘job’ or career?
‘Over’ since I’m no longer working outside of the home.
3. What was your worst or least favorite job ever? Why?
My least favorite job was working for my uncle in his small store/restaurant. I hated it because I had to be the waitress, the cook, and the dish washer–all at the same time. I was about 15, at the time, and I lasted about two whole days!
4. How do you measure contentment?
I don’t know that I do actually measure contentment! I’m usually pretty content with life, but if I feel discontentment creeping in, I tend to look at others whose circumstances are less fortunate than mine. Doing this reminds me of how truly blessed I am.
5. Pickles-like or dislike? What is something you eat that requires a pickle? Dill, bread and butter, sweet gherkins…what’s your favorite kind of pickle?
I like dill pickles, but I only eat them with hamburgers or bar-b-que sandwiches. I don’t like sweet pickles, but will eat sweet pickle relish on hot dogs. Go figure!
6. In your current house-town-state, what is it you like living close to?
I love living out in the country, close to the woods, because I like privacy. I also enjoy being close to nature.
7. What is one thing on your ‘want-to-do’ list before summer draws to an official close?
I want to make one more trip to St. Simon’s Island.
If all goes well, I’ll be doing that on Friday.
Life is getting back to normal this week, and it’s nice, especially after the craziness of last week. Of course, everything can not be calm for long, can it? Ed got his new replacement lawnmower on Monday, but my washing machine has decided to go on the blink! After talking with the repairman, yesterday, it looks like we will soon be in the market for a new washer. The parts and labor needed to repair the old one would be rather costly. I wasn’t expecting this news, especially since my washer is only seven years old. Sigh.