Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Wednesday Hodgepodge

1. On Thursday we pause to remember a dark day in history-9/11. Will you mark it in some special way?
I don’t imagine that we will do anything too special tomorrow … on each 9/11 we always remember that awful day and pray for the families impacted.

2. Do you ever/still...listen to an actual radio? Watch a videotape (VCR)? Look up a number in a phonebook? Refer to a paper map while traveling? Set an alarm on an alarm clock as opposed to your phone?
Yes (I have a real radio in the bathroom to listen to while getting ready in the morning, I have a real radio that I use when I’m working outside, and I listen to the radio in the car).  No.  No.  Used to (before I discovered that I could baste hexies while we were traveling, I used to “entertain” myself by following along on an atlas, checking out towns with interesting sounding names, etc. … we use the GPS for directions).  No.

3.  Is it ever a good idea to discuss religion or politics with people you don't know?
It will depend on the circumstances/setting. 

4. What's a dish you haven't eaten all summer, but come September find yourself craving? Have you made it yet this month?
Since it’s September and fall-like weather is here, I’d have to say chili.  Chili just screams “fall” to me, and it’s always on my fall menu.  In fact, I’d probably make some tomorrow when the high is only going to be in the 60s, but we’re leaving Friday morning … I need to clean out the fridge not add to it.  Winking smile  I do plan to make some when we get back, though.

5. What's something you know nothing about?
Let’s be honest, I don’t have time to list everything that I know nothing about.  ha!

6. September is Classical Music Month. Do you like classical music? If so, what's your favorite piece?
No, not really.  If I had to pick a piece, I’ll go with Beethoven’s Ode to Joy.

7. What's the oldest thing you own?
I have an old lighthouse that had been my grandma’s … she used it as a nightlight when my mom and aunts were growing up – the last one home had to unplug it.  This little light has seen better days … it’s been broken and glued back together several times, including once while it has been in my possession (when T#1 was a toddler … he accidentally knocked it off the end table … it got put away until a year or so ago, now that the Ts have all advanced beyond the clumsy toddler stage).photo (1)

8.  Insert your own random thought here.
I missed July’s and August’s Super Moons, but I did get a chance to see September’s.  It was spectacular, but nothing like seeing it come up out of the ocean when we were in Hilton Head a couple of years 1

As I mentioned above, we’re leaving Friday morning for “Paradise” (ok, ok … I know it’s not really Paradise, but for DH and me, it’s as close as we’ll get this side of Heaven).  We’ll be gone for 2+ weeks, and I’m not planning to be online too much during that time … so if I’m scarce for the next couple of weeks or so, you’ll know why.  Winking smile

I hope that whatever you have planned for today includes a little something that brings you joy! Have a wonderful Wednesday!


  1. Can't imagine stitching going down the road but I bet it makes the time go by faster. I have to keep my eyes on the road. We'll be right here waiting when you return. Have a great time in Paradise!

  2. I love your lighthouse...What a neat thing to have. Have a wonderful time in Paradise!!

  3. What a sweet lighthouse! I have some of those "glued back together" things, too. I keep them because they are precious, even if not so pretty any more.
    Have a wonderful time!!!! <3

  4. I hope you have a wonderful time in your paradise. I hope the weather will be beautiful and that you'll take lots of pictures to share when you get home.

    Have fun and be careful!!!

  5. Hmm, I was thinking about making chili too! Have a great time at the beach. We are just getting home from a couple of weeks of fun. Saw lots of rain - hope you don't! Have fun! ~Jeanne

  6. I made chili with the last batch of tomatoes from the garden Saturday. No politics with strangers, not even with friends if you want to stay friends. LOL Have a safe trip!

  7. I guess living in CA for so long now I seem to cook things like chili year round. I do crave pumpkin this time of year! Two weeks, sound like paradise to me. Have a wonderful time and enjoy each moment to the fullest.....

  8. yes to paper maps - I like to know overall where I am when traveling and GPS has been known to screw up and send a person off into never never land! I do listen to a radio but not often.
    I have been thinking thoughts of 9/11 for the last couple days - say the initial impact live on tv that morning and it isn't erased from my mind.
    I use an alarm clock
    I do not discuss religion and politics with people I am not close to
    No to classical music
    oldest thing I own a painting on wood that my grandpa made I think it is the oldest thing

  9. Prefer not to use GPS, but will use google maps and paper maps. I like to figure out where I am going and where I am at vs a lady telling me when to turn. Have a great two weeks!


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