Wednesday, June 1, 2011
Yay! It’s Wednesday again … and that means it’s time for another round of Wednesday Hodgepodge! Thanks, Joyce, for hosting this fun meme. If you all would like to play along, just click on the button above!
1. Have you ever been to the US capital-Washington DC? If so, what's your favorite site? If not, what would you most like to see on a visit to that city someday in the future? Is it even on your list of places to visit?
I’ve never been to Washington, DC … and believe it or not, I am not terribly anxious to go. DH has a dream of taking US 1 all the way from north Maine to the Florida Keys. If we do that, I’d like to spend a little time visiting some of the cities along the route … and that includes Washington, DC. If we do go to DC, I think what I’d most like to see would be the Smithsonian museums.
2. When did you last attend a wedding? Are there any weddings on your summer calendar? Were you a summer bride? If you're single, is summer the season of your dream wedding?
I’m trying to think when I last attended a wedding … the last one that I can remember was DD’s best friend whose wedding was over 10 years ago. Surely I’ve been to one since?? No, there are no weddings on my summer calendar. At my age, our friends’ children are already married and our grandchildren are too young to marry … so there won’t be many weddings in the foreseeable future. I was a December bride … a week before Christmas.
3. What is your favorite way to eat strawberries?
Oooh, I do love strawberries. I love them on shortcake, on ice cream, just plain (if they’re fresh and sweet enough, they don’t even need any sugar).
4. What is one thing you are especially looking forward to this summer?
Since mid-September technically is no longer summer, I can’t answer that I’m looking forward to our trip to the Outer Banks. I’m looking most forward to going to T#1 and T#2’s ball games. It’s so much fun to watch them play, to play with T#3 and T#4, to share a bag of popcorn (or copcorn as T#3 calls it) or a slushie and just enjoy being outside on a warm summer’s eve.
5. Do you use/like the self checker at the grocery store?
Most of the time … but that isn’t very often since DH does the shopping. If I do shop, I usually use the self checker because they do seem to be a little faster, especially now that I realize that the code is on the little label on produce. I had such a hard time checking out at the grocery store because I couldn’t figure out how to ring up the produce and would have to get the attendant to help me.
6. Share a favorite piece of common sense advice.
If you can’t say anything nice, don’t say anything at all. While that’s sound advice for anyone at any age, I try to heed this advice as I’m getting older. It seems to be a natural tendency, as we get older, to become more curmudgeonly … and I want to be an exception.
7. Barefoot, flip flops, tennis shoes, sassy sandals-your first choice for summertime?
Barefoot at home and flip flops when I go anywhere (well, except maybe church or work where I know I’ll be cold so I put shoes on my feet to keep them warm). In fact, my favorite two pair are dangerously close to being worn out, so I will need to go flip flop shopping soon!
I was going to insert a photo of my feet with the tan lines from the flip flops I wore while we were in Florida in March … but I left my camera at DD’s on Monday … so you’ll just have to imagine tan feet with white stripes. ha!
8. Insert your own random thought here.
I’ve got a day off today … with a dental appointment just after lunch. I hate, hate, hate going to the dentist. I have been blessed with good teeth, but they do stain so very easily … so a routine dental appointment tends to last foooooorever because it takes the hygienist so long to clean my teeth … and all that time lying in the chair with my head lower than my feet results in a headache.