Hello again! It’s Wednesday, which means it’s time to participate in The Wednesday Hodgepodge! I hope you’ll join me as I attempt to answer our hostess, Joyce’s, varied and thought-provoking questions for this week. Here we go:
1. October 21, 2015 is Back to the Future Day. Did you see the movie? The sequels? In the second film, Doc takes Marty into the future to prevent Marty’s future son from making a mistake. They leave 1985 and land on a ‘skyway’ on October 21st, 2015. So tell us, what were you doing in the fall of 1985?
Yes, I have seen Back to the Future, and, at least one of the sequels. The fall of 1985 was a long time ago, but I’m sure I was busy taking care of our three children, who would have been ages 7 years, 3 years, and 3 months old. Fun times that went by entirely too fast! I was probably busy making Halloween costumes for them, too. Back in the day, I enjoyed doing things like that!
2. If time travel were possible, would you want to go to the future? The past?
If time travel were possible, I definitely wouldn’t want to go into the future. I’m in that phase of life where I really don’t care to know what the future holds. It might be too depressing. However, I’d gladly go back into the past, to relive my late teens and early twenties–or even my thirties! It would be nice to experience how it feels to be young and healthy again, plus it would be great to spend more time with all of the loved ones I’ve lost since then.
3. We’re not flying cars, but some of the technology imagined in the 80’s film has indeed come to pass in real life 2015-flat screen TVs on the wall, tablets, fingerprint recognition, video conferencing, online banking, 3-D movies, motion controlled video games, drone cameras, and smart glasses (Google glass). Do you worry technology is growing at a rate so fast we’ll soon be unable to keep up with it’s demands? Do you think the Internet does more harm than good?
Yes, I’m astonished at the rate technology is growing, and I do worry. Case in point, we recently bought a new vehicle, and it’s equipped to take certain voice commands, and also help you drive! We can even ‘keep tabs’ on each other’s driving, if we want to! This is a far cry from our first vehicle, which had manual windows and door locks–and no a/c! Ed and I will probably have one foot in our graves before we figure out how to work all of the technology on our new vehicle. I’m a bit overwhelmed.
As for the internet, I’m sure it has caused plenty of harm to plenty of people, but it sure is nice to have! I’ve learned so many things and ‘met’ some of the nicest people through blogging! If only people would use the internet only for good, but, of course, there’s evil everywhere.
4. Your favorite dish prepared in a slow-cooker? Your favorite fast food?
My favorite dish prepared in a slow-cooker is ‘Crock Pot Barbecue. My favorite fast food is probably pizza.
5. No time like the present, down time, face time, pressed for time, in the nick of time, make time, mark time, or just in time…which timely saying most relates to your life right now?
Since Ed and I are both retired, I guess “down time” most accurately describes my life right now. Unless we have an appointment or something specific planned, time has no meaning to us anymore. Every day feels like a Saturday, which is really kind of nice.
6. Tell us about a place you went as a child or younger person that’s no longer there or is now something else. How does that make you feel?
The last home my paternal grandparents owned no longer exists. I was a pre-teen, but I can still remember how happy and proud my grandparents were when they purchased their land and home back in the 1960’s. (Prior to this, they lived and worked on a farm belonging to someone else, for as long as I can remember.) About ten years ago, I sadly watched as my grandparents’ former home was torn down by a cousin who now owns the property.
7. Describe your comfort zone.
My comfort zone is being [with my husband, Ed] inside of a little house, designed and built by us, which sits next to a secluded section of pine trees, located in the back corner of Ed’s parents’ farm. It’s home, and there’s no place else I’d rather be.
Our oldest grandchild, and only granddaughter, Madison, will celebrate another birthday, on Friday, October 23. It seems like just yesterday, when I was a lot younger and Madison had just been born. In truth, it’s been almost nine years!
The picture below was taken after I’d spent five long nights sleeping on the floor of my daughter’s hospital room, waiting for this little bundle of joy to be born… (It’s a complicated story you can read HERE if you want) and, yes, I look tired because I was exhausted! Stress, along with sleeping on a hospital floor will almost kill you. These days, I’m afraid this “Mimi” might not be able to accomplish such a feat, but I was determined back then!
Praise the Lord, our little bundle of joy arrived safe and healthy! These days Madison is quickly growing into a beautiful and smart young lady. I’m afraid she’ll be grown and gone before we know it, but I’ll never forget the nine long months leading up to her birth!
Happy birthday, Madison! I hope it’s the best one ever!