Wednesday, July 9, 2014
I wasn’t sure if I’d be participating in this week’s Hodgepodge … with a late night swim meet last night and an early morning swim practice today, we were going to bring T#4 home with us so she could sleep in this morning … but about midway through the meet, it was obvious that we were dealing with a sick little girl … she was lethargic, running a fever, and congested with a runny nose. So Mama and the Ts are skipping practice to stay home … which means Nana is free to Hodgepodge.
1. July is National Anti-Boredom Month. When was the last time you were bored? What's your go-to cure for boredom?
I don’t often find myself bored, but if/when I do, I will work on my hexagon project, if I have it with me or read.
2. What's the last thing you made a reservation for?
A hotel … for our trip to Hilton Head in September. We’ll be stopping in Newport, TN … about halfway between Knoxville, TN and Asheville, NC. Usually we try to make it further, but we’ll be getting a later start than usual this trip.
3. What's one thing on your summer 'bucket list'? Any plans to make it happen?
I don’t make a summer “bucket list”. Here at Chez Nana, the only difference between summer and any other season is that it’s hot. When you’re retired, every day is summer break.
4. What's your favorite summertime sip?
I drink the same thing in the summer that I drink in the winter, spring and fall.
5. What do you find is the best way to handle another person's hostility and hopefully ease the tension?
When facing a situation like that, I try to lighten the situation with a kind word or a bit of humor … if that doesn’t help, I remove myself from the situation if possible … the last thing I want to do is to engage.
6. Your favorite film set in summer?
I have to admit that I’m drawing a blank here.
7. What word are you using too much lately?
Probably “whatever”. Not in the disrespectful way that some say it (“whatEVer” in that tone of voice) … I find myself using it in lieu of “ok”. Another couple of words that I struggle with, especially here, are “so” and “then”.
8. Insert your own random thought here.
I’ve got a couple of random thoughts today.
#1 – I heard back from Moda (the manufacturer of the backing fabric that I had the shrinkage issue that I wrote about here). Basically their response was “sorry for the inconvenience” … they included some rather convoluted text about lab tests for shrinkage and a 4% rate for warp and 6% for weft, with note to get to 5% or less. Considering that my shrinkage was almost double what they seem to indicate would be acceptable, I was really expecting something other than a simple “sorry for the inconvenience”. I’m seriously considering responding to that, letting them know that I found their response to be totally unacceptable … but I’m waiting a bit so my response will be civil and respectful.
#2 – I captured this sweet moment at the swim meet last night where T#4 was cheering on her big brother (in the green and black cap) on his 100 IM.
Have a wonderful Wednesday, y’all!