Wednesday, July 9, 2014

Wild Wednesday Hodgepodge

1. July is National Anti-Boredom Month. When was the last time you were bored? What's your go-to cure for boredom?

Tough one - I don't think I'm ever bored. Maybe sitting in the car waiting for someone...  I most always have a book to read.

2. What's the last thing you made a reservation for?

Dinner but I can't remember where.  I also remember NOT making reservations and not being able to eat in the restaurant of our choice while on vacation :-(   Good news, though; 2nd choice place was delicious!   No, wait! I made reservations for the B & B and hotel for the item in my Bucket List (#3) !

3. What's one thing on your summer 'bucket list'? Any plans to make it happen?

Taking our oldest granddaughter to Maine!  I've wanted the whole family to join us but we've never been able to do that so this is our treat for her birthday :-)

4. What's your favorite summertime sip?

Chocolate milkshake!  But on a daily basis, I'l drink just plain water.

5. What do you find is the best way to handle another person's hostility and hopefully ease the tension?

If it doesn't involve me, I'll walk away
. If it involves me, I'll just listen and won't give advice unless I'm asked.

6. Your favorite film set in summer?

Goodbye Miss 4th of July - a Disney for TV movie that may be on DVD -based on a true story about a Greek family coming to live here to avoid the fighting in Greece and the challenges they face being "foreigners" in the south and how their daughter seeks to help those who have become sick during an influenza epidemic

7. What word are you using too much lately?

One word? Maybe the word "ache" because something usually does every morning when I wake up

8. Insert your own random thought here.

Ooooh! I love these random thoughts! It's where I never get political but usually post a picture so here goes:

This is sweaty 'me' and my garden near the end of June - as you can see, the corn was already knee high and it wasn't even the 4th of July! It was looking really good and had doubled in size by this past Monday, then the hail and wind hit --- though the corn had not yet tasseled and tomatoes, beans and peas had not yet set on and everything else grows underground, the leaves were shredded so, for memory's sake, we'll just stick with this picture!  

Wednesday, July 2, 2014

Wednesday Hodgepodge #180

Joyce at "From This Side of the Pond" brings us Wednesday Hodgepode faithfully every week and this week marks her #180! Thanks, Joyce - we have a lot of fun doing this!

1.  Speaking of 180...when was the last time you 'did a 180' on something?

Literally: Well, Walmart moved from their "old" place to their "new" place now making me turn left at the end of my driveway instead of my usual right - except I've turned right just a few times, necessitating a 180 at the intersection up the road ...

Figuratively... I can't remember!

2. It's Independence Week in the US of A! What's your favorite thing about America right this very minute? Favorites only! Let's hear what you love about America.

Freedoms many other countries do not enjoy; seeing the ocean, plain, and mountain in the same day; Family Dairy Farms - especially early cornfields (before they tassel) in the morning when the dew is still clinging to the leaves of the stalks - it shimmers and catches my eye each time! 

If you're playing along today, and you're not an American but have been to America, what do/did you like best about this country? If you've never been to America, do you have any desire to visit? What's the number one thing you'd like to see?

3. Stars or stripes? Red, white, or blue? Watermelon, homemade vanilla ice cream, or blueberry pie?

Stars; Blue; Definitely homemade vanilla ice cream - with chocolate syrup and whipped cream :-)

4. When did you last see stars, figuratively speaking?

It was probably last summer when I had my sun glasses on top of my head and when I tried to get into the car, drove those things right into the top of my head - hurt for days

5.  'Clear as a bell', 'with bells on',  'lots of bells and whistles', 'saved by the bell'...which phrase 'rings' truest for you lately?  Have you ever seen The Liberty Bell?

I have never seen the Liberty Bell.  My decision to apply for Social Security at age 62 instead of 65 was 'clear as a bell' and I can't wait to see that first check in August!  (I still work part-time and volunteer all summer but I don't HAVE to if I don't want to...but I want to!)

6. Are you caught up in World Cup fever? Have you watched a lot or a little or none at all?

I've only seen a few highlights here and there. I'm not  a soccer fan.

7. Bid farewell to June in 10 words or less.

"You were lovely but too short. See you next year!"

8.  Insert your own random thought here.

My husband and I celebrated our 40th wedding anniversary on June 29th with a quick getaway to Chincoteague Island, VA - it was awesome and way too short!  Here is a picture of my anniversary "card" at sunrise at Assateague National Seashore :-)  It says  H A P P   for Happy Anniversary Peggy Pitcher.