Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Wednesday Hodgepodge

1. Do you manage your own money or do you have a financial planner who helps in some way? Do those kinds of conversations stress you out? A lot or a little?
A combination of both, if I include DH.  He works with our financial planner … those kinds of conversations stress me out.  I’m also not a risk taker, so if the choice were mine alone, I’d probably sock the money away and earn a measly 1% and run out of money in 10 years.  ha!  I exaggerate, but that’s why DH works with the financial planner.  Not that I am left out of the loop, but I trust DH so I leave the nitty gritty details to him and our planner.

2. The second week of October is Pet Peeve Week. Off the top of your head, share TWO of your current pet peeves.
Two of my ongoing (not just current) pet peeves are people who chew with their mouths open and drivers who pull out in front of me and then go 10-15 mph under the speed limit.

3. What is one thing you'd like to learn right now, this very week if you could?
Everything that I can think of is quilting related (imagine that).  I think I’d most like to learn the invisible machine applique technique. 

4. How concerned are you about the recent health related news concerning Ebola? How about Enterovirus D68?
I’m concerned … especially in light of the recent admission that Canadian researchers have reported that the strain of Ebola affecting West Africa can be transmitted between humans by breathing, which opens up the possibility that Ebola may be an airborne pathogen.   

5. Garfield, Nemo, or Tigger-your favorite orange cartoon character?
 The wonderful thing about Tiggers
 Is Tiggers are wonderful things
 Their tops are made out of rubber
 Their bottoms are made out of springs

6. I'm going to see Gone Girl with my neighborhood book club this week. So often books made into film are disappointing. What's a book turned film you thought was well done, in that the casting was 'like you pictured' when you read the book, and the film plot remained mostly true to the book plot?
I’m drawing a blank on this one as far as casting, but I did think that Gone With the Wind remained about as true to the book as any I’ve seen.

7. What is one story your family always tells about you?
I’m always teased about the time I responded to our neighbor knocking on our door to tell us that our chimney was on fire … I thanked him and returned to watch the movie with everyone … thankfully DH and DD sprang into action when I shared what our neighbor wanted.  To this day, I’m not sure why it didn’t sink in.  Surprised smile

8. Insert your own random thought here.
I’ve got several random thoughts today. 

I’m continuing to make good progress on T#1’s spiral log cabin quilt. 

I got up in time to see the full lunar eclipse … I even got out my “good” camera to try to get a photo, but none of the shots were worth sharing.  Sad smile  But at least I got to see the eclipse.

DH and I are joining DD and the Ts at the apple orchard for some apple picking and fun.  I wonder if we’ll have time for this:

Truly appropriate today because my Cardinals defeated the Dodgers and will be facing the Giants in the NLCS, starting Saturday.

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


  1. Wow, that must have been some movie, that captured your attention more than a chimney fire. LOL

  2. we always share a story of how one of my brother's got knocked out of the tree house when mom called the boys in to lunch - the others went to lunch and left him laying there with the wind knocked out of him and hoped he wouldn't tell! she never knew about it until years later - needless to say after he caught his breath he was ok and had his lunch and probably knocked the other brothers around a little bit later on :)

  3. Apple picking sounds like a perfect way to spend a fall day! Abby turns 18 on Saturday. We're thinking of going to a corn maze. Haven't been to one in years!

  4. I loved your story about the chimney on fire. Ha!
    Visiting an apple orchard is on my list of things I'd love to do. Enjoy!

  5. I have to agree that Gone With the Wind was well done and it is still my all time favorite movie.

  6. Loved your chimney story. In have started meme on Mondays called Memory Monday and hope you will join in and share your memories with us.

  7. Too funny about the chimney story! Glad everything turned out ok and DH and DD knew what to do. Enjoy apple picking.... one thing I really miss about fall - seeing the leaves change and apple picking.

  8. Good morning! Well I have found myself agreeing with everyone's pet peeve. Guess I have more then I thought, lol. And haha on that chimney store. Who knows what you were thinking...."no biggie, just a fire!" lol. Oh, and of course I can relate on the wanting to know EVERYTHING about quilting. Soo much to learn. Enjoy your day Kathy!

  9. We are hoping to do some apple picking soon too, what do you do with your apples? although I am not much of a baseball fan in general but since the Nationals and Orioles have been playing post season I have actually been watching some of the games. Have a great day

  10. I thought of you when my answer to learn something was sewing :)

  11. Hope you have fun picking apples and that you get to try the corn maze. That is amazing.

    Have a great day!

  12. I was up early as we got up early to head home this am. But no moon in our site, either the Ozark Mts were in the way or the clouds were in the way. I think it was the clouds! We use a planner and yes I don't think we should be taking ebola or the virus going around in kids lightly! These things mutate and it will be several more months till the even have the experimental vaccine again.

  13. Even with a financial planner I find the whole retirement scenario confusing. I am definitely feeling better after Monday's meeting. Not retiring yet, but we are trying to understand the ifs, whens, and how do you get 'paid' from your pension, investments etc. I'm sure I make it more complicated than it needs to be! The fire story is a good one : )

  14. Apple picking sounds like fun and the quilt looks beautiful!

  15. Oh, we do share pet peeves!!! And I love the story about the chimney fire! ~Jeanne

  16. Your log cabin spiral is so gorgeous!

  17. Do you remember the movie you were watching when the neighbor came over???
    Cabin spiral is beautiful.

  18. I didn't hear that about Ebola possibly being airborne. I just bought Gone With the Wind on DVD yesterday. Crazy how you didn't respond to your neighbors warning.....


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