A Salty/Sandy Kind Of Hodgepodge…

Wow, I can’t believe it’s Wednesday again!  And the month of January is almost gone, too!  Where is time going???  It’ll be spring before we know it.

As always, I’m participating in The Wednesday Hodgepodge, and, as always, I’m grateful to our hostess, Joyce, for another great set of questions. She does such a great job of hosting.

Here we go:

1. “The cure for anything is salt water-tears, sweat, or the sea.” (Isak Dinesan) Would you agree? Of the three, which has ‘cured’ you most recently?

I agree.  There’s absolutely nothing like a day beside the sea to make me feel better.  It’s been a while since I’ve spent time beside the ocean (over four months), but that’s the last time I felt ‘cured’.

2. What’s something you can’t eat without salt? Do you normally salt your food a lot, a little, or not at all?

I can’t eat cooked vegetables without salting them, they’re nasty without it.  I consider myself a fairly light salt eater.

3. Sands of time, bury your head in the sand, built on sand, or draw a line in the sand…which sandy phrase could best be applied to something in your life right now?

“Sands of time” best applies to me because time is passing so quickly during this phase of my life.  I’m constantly aware that, one of these days, before I realize it, my hourglass will become empty.

4. A favorite book, movie, or song with an island setting or theme?

I love the song “Knee Deep” by Zac Brown Band.  Several years ago, I made a video montage to the song, using family beach photos.  I’ve shared it on my blog before, but I think today’s a good time to share it again.

5. Yesterday-did you run your day or did it run you? How so?

Yesterday ran me.  I had an appointment with the optometrist to have a retinal scan done.  I received some good news and some bad news.  The good news is my retinas are fine.  The bad news is he’s going to have to remove the ‘lump’ on my eyelid.  The doctor says that’s what’s impairing my vision. The good news is the doctor is going to let me have the procedure done at the eye surgery center, under anesthesia. (I’m glad since he will have to turn my eyelid inside out to do this).  The bad news is the procedure will cost a lot more than if he’d done it in his office, without anesthesia.  It looks like I’ll be meeting my insurance deductible early, this year.  My surgery date is set for February 9.

6. You’re on an island holiday. Will I most likely find you parked in a beach chair, shopping in town, on the back of a jet ski, or snorkeling off the back of a catamaran?

You’d find me parked in a beach chair [under some kind of shade].  However, I would take a short break for a little shopping, too.

7. What do you think we humans most take for granted?

Good health!  Having spent a fair amount of time in doctor’s offices, lately, it’s been very enlightening to see and listen to other people’s situations.  Anywhere, on any given day. there are  people dealing with serious health issues.  If you are healthy, or if your health issues are not life-threatening, you are truly blessed!!!


Ed and I live in a part of the country where storms wreaked havoc all last weekend.  The weather here was very unstable, and we were under constant tornado watches all weekend.  Thankfully, no tornadoes touched down in our immediate area, but others, nearby, received a lot of damage.  What we did receive was rain–and lots of it!  I’m not sure of the ‘official’ amount of rainfall, but it was A LOT.  It’s very wet here, but we feel very blessed to  have escaped any damage.  Praise the Lord!

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  1. I couldn’t agree with you more about not taking good health for granted. As you know things can change in a nanosecond. Glad to know the doctor has found the source of your vision problems. Be brave and before you know it you’ll be back home and feeding the chickens and cats!

  2. I’m sorry about the bad news part about your eye, but glad it can be take care of. Your family vacation is fun. And oh yes, there is so much to be said about having good health as we get older. Getting old is not for sissies.

  3. Love your video, what a fun song! Sorry to hear about your eye but glad it is something that can be fixed. We had a lot of rain here too but thankfully the sun is shining today 🙂

  4. Looked like you had a good time on that family vacation, Good luck with your surgery.

  5. Loved seeing the video! I also enjoyed reading your answers! There are a bunch of us who long for that seat on the beach!

  6. Its already starting to be spring here. I found bluebonnet foliage yesterday. YAYAY! I don’t know when the flowers will get there, but for now, I am very happy to have found those mounds of pretty little leaves. 🙂

    Wouldn’t it be great if we could get free refills on our hourglasses? Mine is emptying pretty fast these days, too.

    We had a very messy weekend here, too. Some areas of Houston were flooded as well as in the county where we live. Our yard got squishy and the ditches filled with water, but we didn’t get flooded (by Texas standards, anyway). There were tornado warnings around here, too, but as far as I know, there were no touchdowns in our area.

    Best wishes to you with your eye surgery. I’m glad you’re getting anesthesia, too!

    Have a blessed week. 🙂

  7. They would even have considered doing that procedure without anesthesia?? I’d sure want to be put under for that too! I hope all goes well. Glad you didn’t get storm damage. I know that so many did and are living with conditions far worse than days of endless fog. Have a good Thursday.

  8. Thank you so much for re-sharing that delightful video. I had not heard that song before but it was perfect and so much fun. I do trust your eye surgery goes well, and I have to agree with Judy – I can’t imagine doing it without anesthesia. So glad you all were safe from those terrible storms. They all went south of us in north Louisiana but we had horrific winds.

  9. We had those tornado watches, too. I’m so glad we never saw one. Those things scare me to death. I hope your eye surgery goes well. Daughter 3, Baby M’s mommy, has a lump on her eyelid too- a sty, I never knew they could be lumps like that. Anyway, she’s going to have to have it removed. I knew you would pick the sea. 🙂 Have a wonderful day!

  10. I’m glad the problem with your eye can be sorted. I’d want to be under an anaesthetic too. I hope the weather has settled down a bit.

  11. Finally getting back to comment. I tried commenting from my phone when I added the link but it dropped the page-ugh! I’m glad you get anesthesia! I’m a coward about stuff like that : ) Hope all goes well for you, as I’m sure it will. Enjoy your weekend!

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