Wednesday, June 1, 2011

A Capital Hodgpodge

I know I haven't posted in over a week, but if you read one or two of my recent posts, you'd realize why. It's not that I haven't thought of you all and had things to share with you. Like things a future mother-in-law has to do to get ready for a wedding, or telling you the story of Indiana Jones and the critter trap, but those delightful stories will have to wait. Right now I've got to participate in the Hodgepodge. I missed it last week, and I'm going through Hodgepodge withdrawal. So here we are:  seven questions and a random thought. Don't forget to comment, because otherwise I would be really sad!

1. Have you ever been to the US capital-Washington DC? If so, what's your favorite site? If not, what would you most like to see on a visit to that city someday in the future? Is it even on your list of places to visit?
I have been to Washington D.C. several times, and I absolutely love it there! The sight I would most like to see would be our elected officials actually accomplishing something worthwhile. (I'm not holding my breath.)

2. When did you last attend a wedding? Are there any weddings on your summer calendar? Were you a summer bride? If you're single, is summer the season of your dream wedding?

I never wanted to be a June bride because that was such a cliche. I wanted to be married in the fall. We picked a September date, but then my sister got engaged and picked an August date. She was going to be moving away and could not afford to travel back a month later for our wedding, so my mother asked us to move our wedding date up. Our 25th anniversary is June 14th.

P.S. After we changed our wedding date, my sister and her fiance broke up, and she didn't end up getting married for two more years. Go figure.

3. What is your favorite way to eat strawberries?
Piled between shortcake and coolwhip.

4. What is one thing you are especially looking forward to this summer?
That would be the wedding of one Matthew Boyd to our future daughter-in-law, Kylee. Only four-and-a-half weeks, people!
Not that I'm excited about it, or anything.

5. Do you use/like the self checker at the grocery store?
I liked them. I used them. But we don't have them around here anymore because no one else knew how to use them. They're like an express lane, people! They're not for checking out with an entire week's worth of groceries! 

6. Share a favorite piece of common sense advice.
Always wear clean underwear. That's good advice whether or not you end up in an automobile accident!

7. Barefoot, flip flops, tennis shoes, sassy sandals-your first choice for summertime?
As my future dil would tell you, your choice of shoes depends on where you're going, what you're wearing, what mood you're in, etc. She is a shoe aficionado. I have to agree. After all, I have these shoes to wear with my pirate costume for Vacation Bible School. But I really wouldn't want to wear them to run out to the store. Or to my son's wedding. : )

8. Insert your own random thought here.
A definition for hodgepodge is a muddle or mess. That would perfectly describe my life right now. I'm living the Hodgepodge!


  1. Our anniversary is the 16th...I didn't think too much about the June bride thing. I just knew I wanted to get married : ) Brides seem to put so much more thought, work, expense, everything into their weddings now. I have two daughters. Yikes!

    I'm excited for you. I'm sure it will be a beautiful day!

  2. Those are some interesting shoes. Hope you'll show us pictures of you in your pirate costume.

  3. So exciting to have a wedding coming up! I hope the day is perfect and pray for God's blessing on the happy couple.

  4. How exciting with a wedding coming up!!! That'll be so much fun!!

  5. I really want to go to DC. Can't believe that wedding story and that they ended up not even getting married. I am a June bride too. How exciting, the wedding of our children are always the best ones!

  6. Hey, I'm caught up in the wedding hodgepodge, too. Mine will be over a week before yours :) We are really struggling during these final weeks...bridesmaid's dress drama (the store "forgot" to order a dress), bridal shower drama (invitations didn't get mailed)...Need I say more? Best wishes to you son!

  7. The wedding date story was purty funny!
    Nice shoes!


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