Wednesday, September 2, 2015
Since all my posts seem to be hodgepodges of randomness, Joyce’s weekly Hodgepodge meme seems to be designed just for me … so I’ve “got” to join in, right? ha!
1. What's on your September calendar? Anything fun?
Oh my word … yes indeed!!! We’ll be leaving for Hilton Head soon, and I can. not. wait. After a stressful and exhausting summer, I definitely need some time away at my Happy Place. I never get tired of seeing this.
2. You might be described as a natural born _____________________?
Gosh, I’m drawing a blank on this one.
3. September is National Courtesy Month...what one act of courtesy would you most like to see more of in your home, town, or the world at large?
I don’t know that we normally think of patience as an act of courtesy, but my goodness, this world needs more patience. Everyone is in such a stinking hurry. Granted, there are times when being in such a hurry is justified, but the vast majority of the time, it’s just our own self-centeredness rearing its ugly head.
4. Eager beaver, chicken out, clam up, or let the cat out of the bag...of the phrases listed, which one have you related to most recently?
Most recently? I guess chicken out. My husband and I discussed stopping to see Grandfather Mountain on our trip along the Blue Ridge Parkway. He wanted to walk on the swinging bridge there … there’s not enough money in the world to get me to step foot on that bridge.
5. What's your movie theatre snack protocol? Do you chow down on snacks during the previews or wait until the movie begins? Do you buy snacks or refuse to pay those kind of prices? What's the last movie you saw in a theatre? How many thumbs up would you give it?
Funny, during our walk Monday morning Lois and I were talking about the cost of snacks at the movie theaters. I refuse to pay the kind of prices being charged for movie theater snacks, especially since the soda and the popcorn cost the theater only cents to provide. In fact, the exorbitant costs of tickets and snacks has caused us to, for the most part, give up seeing movies in a movie theater. The last movie I saw in a theater was The Minion Movie. I’d give it two thumbs up. It had enough humor for adults, and I loved the soundtrack!
6. Henry Ford is quoted as saying, "Nobody can think straight who does not work. Idleness warps the mind." Agree or disagree? Why?
I’d have to agree, I suppose. William F. Buckley wrote “industry is the enemy of melancholy”. While I don’t know if there’s any scientific data to back that up, I suspect that most of those who are busy doing something (anything) are more satisfied (and happier?) than those who choose not to keep busy/work. The mind is a powerful thing, and if one chooses to daydream instead work, all those hopes and dreams are going to remain subjects of daydreaming instead of reality … which surely will produce a sense of dissatisfaction and longing. That dissatisfaction may well filter into every aspect of one’s mind and create misery …a warping of the mind, if you will.
7. What's the last job you completed or task you performed where you had to 'work like a dog' until it was finished?
Clearing out the rooms when we had new carpeting installed in May. They did two rooms the first day and did the last two rooms the second day. It was onerous enough getting those first two rooms cleared, but by the time they left that first day, we had only a couple of hours to get everything back into the first two rooms, so we can clear the last two rooms … we had nowhere else to put everything until we’d put back everything into the first two rooms. Ugh! Hard, hard work … but it was worth it.
8. Insert your own random thought here.
Monday I’d planned to sew the September block of the month for my Facebook hand quilting group, but that plan got sidetracked when I got a text from DD asking if I wanted to spend the day with them. Well, duh! ha! Since they’re leaving town Thursday or Friday and since we’ll be gone until the last of the month, this was going to be my last opportunity to spend some time with 5 of my favorite people … and I wasn’t going to pass it up. That block waited until Tuesday (I won’t be able to show it to you until after the 25th – Reveal Day is the last Friday of the month) … but I can give you a peek of in while in progress.
I didn’t have an easy a time with my block of the month as I should have (it shouldn’t have been all that difficult ), so I was happy to get back to my hexies. I finished stitching connectors to my Martha Washington’s Flower Garden block and started on a second block.
I hope that whatever you have planned for today includes a little something that brings you joy ... have a great day!