I haven't participated in a Wednesday Hodgepodge in such a long time, and I just felt like this week might be the week to get back to it. ;-) When you're done here, why not head over (just click on the button below) and see what everyone else has to say.
1. Tell us about a time you found yourself 'in the middle of nowhere'. Was this deliberate?
I felt like we were "in the middle of nowhere" when we drove along the Blue Ridge Mountains last August. And given our lack of cell service, I'd have to say we probably really were "in the middle of nowhere".
2. What's something you're 'in the middle of' today or this week?
I'm almost in the middle of my post-surgical chemo treatments. I had #5 yesterday with 7 more to go ... close enough to the middle to count as far as I'm concerned. Ha!
3. At what age do you think 'middle age' begins? What does it mean to be 'middle aged'?
I'd have to say that I think that "middle age" starts at 50. At 65, those who are in their 40s are still young ones. After all, I can't possibly be the mama of a middle-aged woman, now can I? Ha!
4. Ravioli, stuffed peppers, samosas, deviled eggs, steamed dumplings, pierogis, or a jelly donut...your favorite food (from this list!) with something yummy in the middle. Your favorite not on the list?
My favorite on that would be ravioli - of the toasted variety. Yum! My favorite not on the list? Tortellini. Oh yes, I'll admit that I have a fondness for pasta. ;-)
5. Albert Einstein is quoted as saying ''In the middle of difficulty lies opportunity.'Would you agree? Have you found this to be true in your own life? Feel free to elaborate.
Oh definitely. I'm certainly "in the middle of difficulty" and I think this difficult period is an opportunity to show that a positive attitude can make a difficult journey much easier to travel - and certainly more enjoyable. Not to mention that it gives me the opportunity to share where my hope comes from.
6. What's a song you remember loving from your middle school years? Do you love it still?
We didn't have Middle School in the small town where I grew up (they still don't), so I picked a song from my Junior High School years: She Loves You by the Beatles. I still love it ... it's a classic.
7. May 18th is National Visit Your Relatives Day. Will you celebrate? Which relative would you visit if time, distance, and expense were not considered.
I'd visit my sister Lisa who lives in Austin. Because she lives so far away, I don't get to see her as often as I might like. And she's not that far from the beach - Galveston or Padre Island, so you know where we'd be going after our visit. Ha!
8. Insert your own random thought here.
It's downright cold here ... our furnace ran all day/night Tuesday and is still running this morning. Ugh! I can deal with the rain - I'm ready for the rains to be done, but it is spring (or at least it's supposed to be spring). But this cold weather is just awful. The good news is that it's supposed to warm up, starting this afternoon. Should be delightful by the weekend.
Game 2 of the Western Conference was played last night. That's all I want to say about that. :-(
My phone "died" again Monday night. It happened about 3 weeks ago, and I was able to get it up and running after spending a couple of hours hassling with it. I decided then that if my efforts weren't permanent, I'd not go through all that hassle again. So it's time to get a new phone! It turns out that the problem was battery related (not the same problem as earlier). But I can't use a phone with a battery that can't hold a charge, so a new phone was the right thing to do.
Yes, I know that more than one random thought. Oh well, it's not my fault I have a lot to say today. Ha!
I hope that whatever you have planned for today includes a little something that brings you joy ... have a great day!