A ‘Taxing’ Wednesday Hodgepodge…

Happy Tax Day!  Ha!  Gotta’ love it–not!  What I do love, though, is participating in The Wednesday Hodgepodge, so let’s jump right in, shall we?  As always, thanks to our gracious hostess, Joyce, for the, sometimes ‘taxing’ questions. Ha!

1. Speaking of April 15th…what’s the most ‘taxing’ thing you’ve done recently?

You could say, just getting through the last seven days of life has been ‘taxing’.  Dealing with government agencies, termites, mold under the house, and a pinched nerve in my back tends to create stressful living conditions.

2. When did you last take a taxi somewhere and where was that somewhere?

Believe it or not, I’ve never ridden in a taxi!

3. What’s something you can do today that you couldn’t do a year ago?

I can now spend 24 hours a day/7 days a week with my husband, Ed.  I couldn’t do this a year ago, when he was working.  Retirement has been an adjustment, but we’re glad to have the extra time together.

4. How often is chicken (in some form or fashion) on your menu at home? Which of the following would you most like to see on your table tonight…a chicken salad sandwich, your mom’s fried chicken, a Chick-fil-A meal, Cracker Barrel’s chicken n’ dumplings, a roast chicken dinner with all the trimmings, or ‘hold the chicken, I’m a vegetarian‘…?

Chicken is on the menu about once or twice a week, at our house.  Eggs are on the menu pretty much daily since they’re so plentiful here.

This isn’t one of the choices listed, but I’d most like to see a plate of my late father-in-law’s fried chicken on my table.  He made the best fried chicken I’ve ever eaten, and oh, how I do miss it!

5. What was your favorite television program when you were a kid? What characters do you remember the most?

My [earliest] favorite show, as a child, was Captain Kangaroo.  I used to watch it every morning.  I most remember the Captain, Mr. Green Jeans, and Bunny Rabbit.  Bunny Rabbit was a rabbit puppet, who wore glasses, and was always grabbing carrots with his ‘paws’.  I remember Grandfather Clock, too, but he looked a little bit creepy when his eyes moved back and forth!

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The cast of characters from Captain Kangaroo, lt. to rt. : Dancing Bear, Bunny Rabbit, The Captain, Grandfather Clock, Mr. Moose, and Mr. Green Jeans.

6. What was the last piece of ‘art’ you made?

I made some ornaments for Valentine’s Day and Easter, to hang on my ‘year round’ tree.

7. What frustrates you most about the Internet?

I used to get really frustrated when we had ‘Wild Blue’ satellite internet.  Every time it rained, we’d lose our internet service, which was pretty often.  A few years back, we finally got DSL in our neck of the woods!  Yay!  Not much frustrates me about the Internet, these days, unless it’s those folks who post every little thing they do on Facebook, or those who leave really nasty comments about someone.

Random:

If you read Monday’s post, then you  know Ed and I are dealing with several issues, at this time.  Nothing has been resolved, concerning our house issues, and my back and leg are continuing to give me trouble.  I’m pretty much stuck in a chair or on the couch all day.  Yes, you could say we’re experiencing some very ‘taxing days’… In addition to trying to take care of business matters (regarding Medicare, health insurance, termites, and mold), poor Ed is pulling ‘double duty’ now that I’m out of commission. He’s seeing about the house, the chickens, the garden, and anything else that arises. Taxing days, indeed.

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  1. We used to have Wild Blue for our internet provider, which at least was better than Hughes Net! But I’m happy to have high speed internet now and we don’t have to use satellite any longer.

  2. I did read Monday’s post, and intended to get back and comment, but there are just not enough hours in the day this month! I do hope the housing issues are resolved soon. Ugh to the unexpected expenses! We just had a large ‘surprise’ car repair. Oh, and our tax bill-yikes! I try to share these things with my girls so they will put money aside for life’s little jolts. Feel better soon!

  3. I’m sorry to hear about your pinched nerve. I feel for you. I don’t know what I did but have pain near my shoulder blade that goes down to my arm. It is hard to sleep well even. I do have back and neck issues and hope that I didn’t do any further damage.
    Praying all of your issues are resolved soon.

  4. I loved Captain Kangaroo too! Hope things settle soon for you all! Take care.

  5. Yes it has been very taxing at your house lately. Hope things are better now. I totally forgot about Captain Kangaroo. I loved his show. I think it may be time for you to see the doctor!

  6. So sorry to hear of your back and leg issues, not to mention all the things going on with the house. I have a severe back issue – spinal stenosis- so understand how that can put you out of commission. I have found that regular visits to a massage therapist, and core strengthening exercises is the only solution for me right now. Another surgery may be in the future, but hope to put that off as long as I can. Take care of yourself with rest and reduce the inflammation. That should help.

  7. So sorry to hear about your trials and tribulations. Back pain is so debillitating and awful. The mold and termite problems are vexing in their own way. I hope you get back on your feet soon.
    I remember watching Captian Kangaroo also! He was such a great role model for us wee ones.
    Prayers are going out for you and Ed. Take care!

  8. I don’t know if you read yesterday’s post but if so, we got 4 more baby chickens yesterday and they are staying in the garage for a while….Hope you feel better soon.
    Mama Bear

  9. You know, I like Captain Kangaroo too. Those of us who are of the same generation all have basically the same TV shows that we enjoyed as children. I think we had the best of it, actually. Sure hope your back gets better soon. Back and joint pain is just the worst, and pain really is exhausting. How great that hubby is retired and has time to handle everything while you get better!! Hugs!

  10. I’m so sorry to hear of your taxing days. Stuck with a bad back and leg is just miserable. I hadn’t thought of Captain Kangaroo for years. I loved it. My sister and I even made a Captain Kangaroo club house out of an old corncrib.

  11. I used to watch “Captain Kangaroo” and I loved Mr. Bluejeans! Glad you and Ed are enjoying your time together! Hope your leg and back feel better soon!

  12. I’m stopping by from the Wednesday Hodgepodge – it’s my first week. I am sorry to hear about your leg and back issues and hope you are feeling better soon. I remember Captain Kangaroo!


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