Wednesday Hodgepodge #320…

Hello again!  I hope this first Wednesday of September finds you doing well, and ready for another Hodgepodge.  As always, thanks to our hostess, Joyce, for this mid-week bit of fun!

1. When you think about your future what do you fear most?

When I think about the future I think about getting older, and how life is eventually going to change from the way Ed and I know it now.  In fact, at ages 65 and 68, the change is already well into motion.  I fear  us growing older, weaker, and one of us having to say goodbye to the other, eventually.  Most of all, I fear being the one left alone.  What depressing thoughts… Let’s change the subject, shall we?

Hope for the most?

I hope to have the longest, healthiest life possible, with Ed and the rest of the family by my side.  I hope to see our grandchildren grow into adults, and maybe even see them have children of their own.  I hope to always have joy in my heart, in spite of growing older and the changes it will bring.

2. September is National Chicken Month. How often is chicken on the menu at your house?

Chicken is on the menu at least twice a week, but don’t tell any of “my girls”, they wouldn’t like that!

“Dixie Chick”

What’s a favorite dish made with chicken?

Fried chicken is my favorite dish made with chicken, but we try not to have that very often.  My next favorite dish is chicken casserole or barbequed chicken.

What’s something you’re a ‘chicken’ about doing or trying?

Flying in an airplane.

3. What are three things you don’t own but wish you did?

At the moment, the only thing that’s crossing my mind is a generator!  We swore we were going to buy one after hurricane Matthew, but we never did.  Now we’re watching hurricane Irma, and wondering where she is going to go (we live in southeastern GA).  I also wouldn’t mind having a condo at the beach–but not during hurricane season!  Other than that, I’m good.

4. Would you rather be a jack of all trades or a master of one? Elaborate. If you answered one, which one?

I’d rather be a jack of all trades, like my husband, Ed.  He can do a little of everything, which has come in very handy over the years!  He’s saved us a ton of money on repairs and building projects.  Me?  Not so much.

5. Ketchup or mustard? On what?

I prefer ketchup over mustard.  I like ketchup on chicken tenders, hamburgers, fries, and steak, among other things.  I like mustard on hot dogs (along with ketchup), and that’s about it.


Ed, lighting the candles on my cake

I had a wonderful time celebrating my birthday, last week, with cards, gifts, flowers, cake/ice cream, and cupcakes…right up until Friday night’s family celebration…when I tripped on a cord and fell head first into our bathtub!  It’s a long story, but I was walking through the bathroom, headed for the laundry room.  I had a dutch oven (pot) in one hand and a large plastic tub in the other.  My foot got caught up in a cord dangling on the floor and down I went!  My right cheek hit the side of the pot, which landed in the bathtub first.  The front of my face and glasses then hit the back end of the bathtub, while my right thigh hit the side of the tub as I fell.  Thankfully, nothing was broken, (not even my glasses, although they got bent as they pressed hard into my nose) but I’ve been very sore and bruised for the past few days.  The dutch oven (pot) went from being round  to being oval, after I did my face plant on it, but I feel very blessed not to have been hurt worse than I was.  I guess you could say…my 63rd year has started with a bang!

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  1. Wow, I don’t think you were supposed to celebrate your birthday that way! That sounds just miserable, but praise God you didn’t break anything. As it is, bruising can take a long time to heal. The whole nation is keeping an eye on Irma. It’s sure not looking good. Be safe.

  2. Oh my goodness! I was really enjoying your answers until that last one! That’s one of the most important things as we grow older – to watch our step! We can’t afford to break anything. I’m glad you had a happy birthday and love the pic!

  3. OUCH!!!!! Thank goodness you weren’t seriously hurt.

  4. Oh my! I’m so glad you are okay. Happy belated Birthday!

    A condo on the beach would be so awesome!!

  5. Yikes! I’m so glad you’re okay! I am officially two weeks out from my little mishap and beginning to feel less sore. Its been a tough recovery, but I think I’m on the upswing now. I’m glad you were well celebrated!

  6. We are both chicken about flying. I don’t think I will get over it in my lifetime. Sorry about your fall. Those things can bring about some serious damage! Happy Bithday

  7. OUCH! I am so sorry that you fell, but so glad that you didn’t get hurt any worse than you did. It is scary thinking of the possibilities of falls at our ages! I keep worrying about falling in the bathroom. Ours is fairly small and the fixtures close enough that, if I did a good enough job of falling, I could attack all three fixtures in there. Hopefully, that never happens. 🙂 I hope you’ll be pain-free very soon!

    A belated happy birthday to you. 🙂

    One thing I never want, especially after this last week and a half is a condo at the beach! I’ve had enough of water being everywhere.

    Regarding your answer to #1…{{{Hugs}}} I feel the same way. The thought of being alone is too scary to think about.

    Have a blessed and hurricane-free week!

  8. I am so sorry to hear of your recent fall. Unfortunately at our age we don’t fall as gracefully as we did in more youthful times.
    SWMBO and I bought a generator a few years ago after a massive ice storm that knocked out power for over a week, two weeks in some parts of the state. It has been a Godsend.
    I hope and pray that you are spared the effects of hurricane Irma. It looks like one of the projected tracks has it coming right over you.
    Given SWMBO’s illness and our advancing ages I share the concerns you mention in #1. I take comfort in the unfailing love of God and His continued providence.
    I hope all the best for the coming week. Please take care.

  9. Yes let’s get off that sad subject but that’s what I worry about too. Yes your should buy that generator. I would love a condo on the beach too! OMG, I am so sorry to hear about your fall. These are things we must be careful of, they can change the course of our lives. Take care….

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