A Halloween-y Hodgepodge…

It’s Wednesday, it’s the eve of Halloween, and it’s, also, time for The Hodgepodge!  Joyce has furnished some timely questions for us, this week, so let’s get started, shall we?

1. What’s something you’re dealing with that might be described as tricky?

Ed and I are in the process of trying to figure out when would be the best time for him to retire and how we will be able to live on a ‘fixed income’ in today’s economy.  The retiring part isn’t bad,  living on a ‘fixed income’ in today’s economy will be the ‘tricky’ part!

2. What’s your treat of choice?

Anything that’s chocolate!  I love Hershey bars (with almonds) or Hershey kisses.  I also love Snickers, M&M’s, and Kit Kats, to name a few…  Sadly, I can’t eat any of it, without paying a price.  My body no longer tolerates sugar without creating excessive yeast and raising my level of triglycerides.

3. Did you/will you carve a jack-o-lantern this month? Which real (living or dead) or fictional ‘Jack’ would you most like to meet in person? Why?

We don’t carve jack-o-lanterns, these days, but I have several ‘fake’ ones that I use for decorations around the house.

As for meeting someone named ‘Jack’, my mother’s name was Jackie, but most people knew her as just plain ‘Jack’.  She was quite a character–just ask anyone who knew her!  The phrase “jack attack” was coined after mama, since she had quite a temper, and threw some memorable fits.

My ‘granddog’ is also named ‘Jack’, and he’s quite a character, too.  Sometimes we think he’s trying to live up to my mama’s name 🙂

I can’t think of any other ‘Jack’ I’d care about meeting.

4. In your opinion, what’s the grossest sounding word in the English language?

Vomit.  Just hearing the word makes my stomach begin to roll…

5. When did your heart last skip a beat?

My heart last skipped a beat, in July, when I watched the tree trimmers cutting down several pine trees, located mere inches away from our house!  It may also skip a beat or two today–around 9:30. (see random thought)

6. Monster Mash by Bobby ‘Boris’ Picket, Michael Jackson’s Thriller, Werewolves of London by Warren Zevon, or Ray Parker Jr.’s Ghostbusters…your favorite ‘scary’ tune?

These were some tough tune choices, but I I like Michael Jackson’s Thriller best.

7. It was a dark and stormy night when I laid in bed worrying about the large pine tree, outside of the bedroom window, falling on me while I slept!   (It’s the reason we had those pine trees cut down!)


I will be late visiting everyone’s blog today.  This morning, Ed and I are on the way to the hospital to welcome our newest grandson, Evan William, into the world.  He’s scheduled to arrive sometime around 9:30 🙂 and we can’t wait to meet him!  All babies are special, but this one is truly a miracle baby.

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  1. I’m sure you sleep better now that the tree’s cut down 🙂

    Congratulations on the new grandchild.

  2. I’m looking forward to hearing all about Evan William. You are really a very dedicated blogger to take the time out to write!

  3. Ooooh, such an exciting day! Praying all goes smoothly for mom and baby. Congratulations!

  4. I remember going through the same trials trying to figure out if we could really budget on a retirement. But, my advice?=========just go for it. Things will work out, and you’ll be able to enjoy retiring. [we both bought out early retirements and have been so for nearly 20 years now]

  5. Welcome Evan William! Being a grandparent is a wonderful gig! God bless you and your new grandson!

  6. I’m with you on the chocolate! Love it! Just wish it would love me more.

    Congratulations on your new grand baby!

  7. Seems like almost everyone chose Thriller! 🙂
    Trees do scare me when being trimmed. We had a Chinese Elm tree fall in our front yard, right across our driveway.. Luckily nobody was hurt and the cars weren’t smashed. Although it was on a school/ work morning so everyone was pretty grumpy.

  8. We’re kind of matching today. I said chocolate and I also said vomit. lol

    Congrats on your new grandson! Evan is a good name.

  9. We are really scared to live on that fixed income, it will definitely be tricky!!! Yes that tree trimming was a reason to have your heart skip a beat. I’m so excited for you, babies are such a beautiful blessing. Can’t wait to see him…..

  10. A new grand!!! WooHoo! We’ll never be able to retire. Just isn’t going to happen. We’ll work to the grave.

  11. An exciting day!! Looking forward to photos of the new grandbaby, and hearing all about that part of your day, today!!

    I enjoyed your hodgepodge answers, too!

  12. What an exciting day for you! I can’t wait to hear all about your sweet little Evan! Nothing is better than a new little grandbaby to love!!

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