It’s Wednesday, and you know what that means… It’s Hodgepodge Time!
Many thanks to our hostess, Joyce, for coming up with another ‘out of this world’ set of questions to exercise my aging brain 🙂 I really appreciate all that you do, Joyce!
Also, many thanks to the readers who faithfully stop by to visit and read my blog. I love and appreciate your visits and comments so much!
All that being said, here are today’s questions to The Hodgepodge, along with my answers:
1. Do you find yourself influencing your world, or is it more the other way around?
I do my best to control my own little world by trying to limit outside influences. Ed and I have never been much into the ‘social scene’, so we prefer to be at home, with each other, or family. This is a lot easier now that we’re both retired! I’ve never had a problem with being different, so I usually don’t get caught up in current fads, trends, or whatever, either. A while back, I made the choice to limit how much media I read or watch, as well. My mood is a lot better, now!
2. July 14th is National Tape Measure Day…the device was patented on this date in 1868. When did you last use a tape measure?
I used a tape measure, yesterday, to measure a fan. We bought a new one, and I wanted to make sure it was the same size as our old one.
Do you always know where to find one in your house?
Yes, I always keep my tape measure in the sewing box.
Tell us one way in which you feel blessed ‘beyond measure’.
I figured out, a very long time ago, that I am blessed beyond measure to have Ed, in my life! He’s truly one of a kind.
3.The Plaza Hotel (Eloise), The Land of Oz (The Wizard of Oz), Narnia (The Chronicles of Narnia), The Hundred Acre Wood (Winnie the Pooh), Wonderland (Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland), or Never Never Land (Peter Pan)…which storybook land (on this list!) would you most like to visit and why?
I’m a huge fan of Winnie the Pooh, so, of course, I’d most like to visit The Hundred Acre Wood. I love the characters, and can identify with most of them. I love “sweets” as much as Pooh loves honey! Ed is somewhat like Tigger, usually bouncing around, full of energy, and getting the job done. Meanwhile, I’m moving around like Eyeore.
4. Where and when do you get your best ideas?
This question reminds me of the teacher I used to work for! She always said she got her best ideas while in the shower! I don’t know that I have a particular time or place for getting good ideas… Perhaps when it’s quiet. Maybe at night, in bed, when I should be sleeping?
5. So what have you been watching on TV this summer? Anything good?
Ed and I have been watching a lot of Dateline reruns and the new season of Big Brother. So far, Big Brother has been pretty good. I like the twists and turns they’ve added this season.
6. ‘Don’t swim for an hour after you eat’, ‘Dog days of summer’, ‘Knee high by the Fourth of July’…choose a summer saying from the list or share one of your own, then tell us what image or memory comes to mind when you hear it spoken.
‘Dog days of summer’ conjures up an image of hot, sweltering days with lots of gnats and mosquitoes–sort of like it is now! It also brings back the memory of a fund-raising event I once chaired for our local animal shelter, called “The Dog Days of Summer Festival”, which took place during the ‘dog days of summer’.
7. In a single sentence, sum up one life lesson you’ve learned.
At some point, your life will change, drastically, in the blink of an eye.
Praise the Lord! Yesterday, I woke up feeling better than I have in over a week! This could be attributed to finally getting back on my arthritis medication, or it could be attributed to the fact that there are no vegetables waiting to be canned!
Anyway, a great opportunity is a terrible thing to waste, so Ed and I quickly threw our beach chairs and our cooler in the car, and headed for St. Simon’s Island! The weather was ‘picture perfect’ (95 degrees, but with a nice sea breeze) and we spent several hours lounging under the shade our favorite oak tree. Finally! We feel like our summer has officially begun 🙂