Finding My Way Through The Hodgepodge…

I’m a little late in joining this party, but, as someone once said, “Better late than never.”  I’ve been feeling a bit under the weather, and wasn’t up to answering the questions, before now.  As always, thanks to our Hodgepodge hostess, Joyce, for another great set of questions.

1. On a scale of 1-10 how would you rate your sense of direction? 1=can’t find my way out of a paper bag and 10=if I’ve been somewhere once I can find it blindfolded ten years later.

I have a terrible sense of direction!  I’d give myself a 2, and that’s being generous.

When was the last time you looked at/used a map you could hold in your hand? (phones don’t count!)

It’s probably been twenty years since I’ve used/looked at an actual map, back in the days when we actually traveled on a regular basis.

back east, down south, out west, up north

Choose one of these directional expressions and tell us why you chose it.

I’ll choose “down south” because that’s where my brother lives (in Florida), and I’d love to visit him again, one of these days.

2. Did you do more talking or listening yesterday? Is that typical? Describe your yesterday in one word.

Yesterday, I probably did more listening, but typically I do more of the talking.  One word to describe my yesterday was “restful”.  As I mentioned, earlier, I’ve been feeling a bit under the weather, so I’ve been resting a lot.

3. Time, money, water-power-resources, opportunity…which one on the list are you most guilty of wasting? What might you do to change that?

Without a doubt, “time” is the thing I’m most guilty of wasting, but I learned a long time ago, not to worry about it.  I have chronic health issues and I’m retired.  Enough said.

4. Did your family take regular vacations when you were a kid? Tell us something you remember about a family roadtrip from your own childhood.

No, my family didn’t take regular vacations when I was growing up.  We did make some road trips to visit family, in the neighboring state of Georgia, but I don’t remember many of those because I was young.  I remember my family and I did take one trip to Jekyll Island, with an aunt, uncle, and my favorite cousin, when I was about thirteen.  My family and I had moved to Georgia by then.  We only stayed a night or two at the beach, but I still remember how much fun we had.

5. If you could grow anything you wanted, what would you grow? Why?

A money tree!  Ha Ha  Seriously, I can’t think of a thing I’d like to grow that we haven’t already grown, except maybe some  pumpkins.  We’ve planted them before, but had no luck growing them.


Speaking of pumpkins, the Pumpkin Patch in a neighboring town is now open, and all four of our grandchildren have visited within the past week!  The temperatures around here are still in the high eighties, so it doesn’t feel much like autumn, but it looks like autumn at the Pumpkin Patch!   Below is a picture of three of our “grands”.  That’s one BIG rocking chair!



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  1. That’s what I call a big chair! LOL What cuties they are! They don’t seem bothered by the heat. I thought about a money tree, too. If only… Ha! I am about to die in all this heat. Surely we’ll get fall temps soon. That’s funny to me you see Florida as deep south. I consider it an oddity because it’s southern in location only. LOL So glad you’re feeling better. Hope it wasn’t something serious.

  2. Love the pic of the grandkids in the chair! Interesting in reading about past vacations, I think most of us visited relatives on vacations. A money tree. Very clever!

  3. Love the picture with your grandkids. I’ve been to Jekyll Island a couple of times when I was in my 20’s. Loved it there.

  4. I had to laugh when you said Florida for down south.You’re down south to me but I guess down south is relative.

  5. Your grands are growing up so fast (as they should, I guess). Great photo of them!! I have a friend and former co-worker who could never grow pumpkins until she found the Seminole pumpkin. She has a great little pumpkin patch growing. Here is the link:

    They grow well and fast in our southern climate, she says.

  6. I agree with “virginiafair” that you are south, in the south. Your grandkids look charming. We had a visit with our granddaughters yesterday. Did SWMBO a world of good. I love being a grandparent. Thanks for stopping by my blog page. Enjoy the rest of your week.

  7. I seem to let my chronic illnesses get me down and I feel guilty for not getting done the things I need to get done. Cute picture of your grands!

  8. Hi Kathy…I couldn’t find your email address. Hope everything is okay! xo Joyce

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