Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Hodgepodge 230

1.  I recently read here about four secrets to happiness from around the world. They were-

Overcome your fears by facing them head on, allow yourself to relax and reset, work to live versus living to work, and find the good in life. Not sure if these are the actual secret to happiness, but which of the four do you struggle with most? Which one comes most easily to you?
I actually am pretty good at all of them but if I had to choose the Relax and Reset would be the hardest for me.  Because I am one of those that has to be doing something with my hands.  However, that is relaxing to me also, crochet, embroidery, cross stitch whatever.   Now the one that comes most easily is Find the Good In Life.  I always try to see the better sides of things.  The glass is half full never half empty.

2. How would you spend a found $20 bill today?
Hmmm maybe some more crochet thread or material...something for crafts.

3. Ego trip, power trip, guilt trip, round trip, trip the light fantastic, or trip over your own two feet...which 'trip' have you experienced or dealt with most recently? Explain.

Wow we are just really tripping today.  I am at a loss I can't think of anything.

4. If you could master any physical skill in the world what would it be, and how would you use that skill?

I think Respiratory Endurance is a physical skill.  I would walk more, I love to walk, but have a hard time after a mile or two.

5. As July draws to a close, let's take inventory of our summer fun. Since the official first day of (North American) summer (June 20th) have you...been swimming? enjoyed an ice cream cone? seen a summer blockbuster? camped? eaten corn on the cob? gardened? deliberately unplugged? watched a ballgame? picked fruit off the vine? taken a road trip? read a book?  Are any of these activities on your must-do-before-summer-ends list?
How bout if I tell you what I have done...enjoyed the icecream cone, corn on the cob, oh yeah, a couple times fresh out of a garden!, We always take road trips to Arkansas, do those count?  I actually have read 3 books in the last 2 weeks...Karen me some KK!, Would enjoy swimming somewhere, and maybe picked some fruit off the vine or tree!  Actually it has been to hot to do anything here lately...the humidity is terrible!

6. The Republican Presidential candidates will debate on August 6th. What's your question?
When will they be finished?  Sorry...

7. What's your most listened to song so far this summer?
For some strange reason I have not listened to a lot of music this summer, but I have listened to this song, numerous times...because I had a dream, wait that is part of #8.  :) I love this song!

8.  Insert your own random thought here.
I have had something on my mind, kind of my dream and it happened while in Arkansas.  Just going to tell you a little bit and then do a post later.  My brother lives across the road from where my Grandma Rhoda and Dolan lived.  My dream was to go in that house and do a walk thru, just to see it.  I have such great memories of there, I was probably 10 or 11 the last time I was in it. Their neighbor was home and my brother made it happen!  Still brings tears to the eyes when I think about it.  But I will share more later.

until next time...nel

Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Hodgepodge - The Air Filled Version

1. Is your home air conditioned? If it's not air conditioned, is that by choice? Did you grow up with air conditioning? If not how did you cope with the heat? Share about a time or place you remember as being too hot-the temperature kind of hot, lest anyone be confused.
Yes our home is air conditioned.  I can remember when we got our first air conditioner. We had moved to North Lake IL, mom and dad had bought a house that had central heat and air.  I was in 3rd grade.  We thought we were really uptown!  lol    

2. What's something in your life right now that falls under the heading 'up in the air'?
We may be making a trip to Mississippi with my daughter and family, it is kinda up in the air right how.

3. Your favorite light and airy dessert?

Strawberry shortcake, 

4. When did you last feel like you were 'floating on air'?
I am not sure.  Maybe when my kids came for 4th of July.  It was great to have all of them at church with us, even my SIL.

5. Airport, airmail, airtight, airhead...which have you most recently encountered? Explain.

Airhead... Unfortunately if you get out much you can always run into an airhead.  I love the ones that cannot give you change back if they entered it wrong in the register.  Duh....

6.  Have you ever been to the Alps? If so where did you go? If not, is this a destination on your must-see list? If you were headed that direction this summer, which of the following would be your preferred activity...a gentle walk, a serious walk, a bike ride, a boat ride around one of the lakes, or summer snow skiing?
Have never been to the Alps and have really never had the desire.  Probably a gentle walk or a boat ride would be my preferred activity.

7. What is one saying or phrase that was considered 'cool' when you were growing up?

Be there or Be Square

8. Insert your own random thought here.
It has been a busy month.  We had company over the 4th, my daughter and family.  The older 2 grands stayed with us for a few days.  Unfortunately it rained the whole time they were here.  We took them home the next weekend and celebrated 3 birthdays.  A wonderful time was enjoyed by all.

until next time...nel