Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Wednesday Hodgepodge



After a much-deserved break last week, Joyce is back with another set of questions for this week’s Hodgepodge.  Why not join in the fun … just click on the button above!


1. Summertime is a season of reunions, weddings, and other family celebrations and gatherings...are any of the above on your calendar in the next two months?

None of those – at least not at this time.  However, T#3 will turn 6 on August 3, so there will be a family celebration/gathering to celebrate his birthday … it’s just not on the calendar yet.


2. June is National Iced Tea Month...are you an iced tea drinker? If so, how do you like yours (sweet, flavored, etc)? 

I switched from Diet Coke to iced tea a good while back.  I prefer mine REALLY cold, unsweetened, unflavored and not too terribly strong.


3. When were you last nervous?  Looking back, was the 'event' actually nerve-worthy?

I have to admit that I’m drawing a blank on this one … not that I’ve not been nervous, but that I just can’t remember the last time.  I do, however, feel pretty confident that whatever caused the case of nerves was “much ado about nothing”.


4. The bristle toothbrush was invented in China on June 26, 1498...not sure how that date was pinned down so precisely but, on a scale of 1-10, with 10 being sick to your stomach and 1 being not at all, how nervous do you feel when you're headed to the dentist?  Do you see your dentist twice a year?

I’d say that I’m a 0 when it comes to going to the dentist … and yes, I go twice a year.  It doesn’t hurt that I’ve been blessed with good, healthy teeth.  Winking smile


5. What's making news in your town this week?

Nothing much newsworthy here in our little town. 


6. Curtains, drapes, blinds...your window treatment of choice? Are there any bare windows in your house? Is that by choice or because you haven't gotten around to covering them? 

Actually I prefer plantation shutters, but when we had our windows (our windows are 3’x6’) measured, I just couldn’t bring myself to pay that much money!  So we went with blinds … and eventually we bought curtains for every window (except the one in the sewing room) … because we have blinds, the curtains are more decorative than functional … to soften the windows.  I haven’t ruled out curtains in the sewing room … I just couldn’t find any that I really liked.  I have plans of making a quilt for the day bed in there (the coverlet on the day bed right now is not my ideal choice … I just couldn’t find anything that I liked that would go with the wall colors, so I went with the best I could find at the time with intentions of making a quilt … now 5 years later, I still haven’t made that quilt! Disappointed smile) … and I am hoping that once I make the quilt, I’ll have an easier time of finding curtains. 


7. Summertime is officially here (in the Northern hemisphere anyway)...what one song is a must-have on your summer playlist?

I don’t have a summer playlist.  My playlist is praise and worship – lots of Chris Tomlin with some Mercy Me, Kristian Stanfill, etc.  The only time I change my playlist is at Christmastime. 


8.  Insert your own random thought here.  

I woke up this morning to another HUGE thunderstorm.  <sigh>  It’s either feast or famine here … last summer we were in the midst of a severe drought and this summer we’re in the midst of monsoon season.


  1. I really like Plantation Shutters, but they're really expensive!

  2. We've had loads of rain here plants are either drowining or burning up. They say we're in for a wet summer, and so far they've been right. I love my plantation shutters-when we got ours we actually got a tax credit that year too, because they are energy efficient. Don't know if that's still available, but every little bit helps, right? Enjoy your summer!

  3. I think plantation shutters are so pretty. We've got rain here again this morning too, but I don't think we're getting as much as you guys seem to be. We just seem to have a problem finding a time when our grass can be mowed.

    My birthday is the day after your T#3.

  4. LOVE plantation shutters too, but your right, they are kind of pricey. Soo, we have gone with blinds and decorative window valances. I saw the absolute cutest fabric yesterday that would make the PERFECT sewing room quilt! haha. I thought at the time "if I had a sewing room, this would be it!" It was white background with black sewing machines with flecks of red. There was black and white poka dots, and some red fabric to go along with it. Soo cute. I could go for some rain out here. Everything is sooo dry, we are probably in for some bad fire weather coming up. Enjoy your day!

  5. Ed and I were just commenting about what a wet summer it's turning out to be! Our garden is quickly being taken over by weeds and grass :(

    It's a slow news week here, too. I guess that's a good thing, huh?

  6. When we got this house the plantation shutters were already here! yeah! I love a thundershower... so do my flowers!

  7. Hey, send one of those thunderstorms our way. We haven't had rain for months. I love my shutters for my windows.

  8. I have a friend who made the cutest valance curtains for her sewing room by making some scrappy Churndash blocks and sewing them in a row with a cute 30's fabric border on the top for casing and the bottom to include a nice hem. They are absolutely adorable!

  9. Would be nice to wake up to a thunderstorm. My kind of day.
    I'm with you on the music preferences - I named summer songs from the past in my answers, but they wouldn't be songs on my playlist these days.

  10. I absolutely hate going to the dentist.

  11. Goodness, plantation shutters seem to be popular and I have never heard of them until today,sometimes I feel like I live under a rock lol

    Lucy from Lucy's Reality

  12. Do you wonder if it is because you planted that garden? I feel like sometimes since we started gardening we have never had so much heat and drought. :)
    I hope you have a lovely day and get in some quilting time.

  13. Love your choices of music...

  14. Oh, me, that's usually our plight here, feast or famine. :o)

    And, as you saw, I love Plantation Shutters too and as you stated, they are terribly expensive. Ugh!

    Happy Quilting!

  15. I like tea as well and I know the shutters are so expensive - I would love them too! I have been blessed with good teeth too. sandie

  16. We have had storm after storm around here as hasn't even dried out enough to mow the grass :)


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