Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Back for the Hodgepodge!

I know you're surprised to see me. I'm surprised to see myself. Not that I can really see myself unless I'm looking in a mirror. Which I'm not. At any rate, I finally have a chance to participate once again in the world-famous Hodgepodge. (Of course it's famous! It's on the web, isn't it?) In case you've been away as long as I have, here's how it works:  Read my answers and either laugh hysterically or nod thoughtfully, depending on how I answer. (Don't laugh hysterically at any thought-provoking answers I come up with. It'll hurt my feelings.) Then, after you leave a comment here--it is required, you know--click on over to Joyce's blog and see what she had to say. Over there you can also follow the links to all the other bloggers who participate in this much needed middle of the week adventure. And you can even link up your own blog.

Comment. Click. Repeat. Got it?

1. How often do you check the weather? How do you check the weather?
I check the weather with the app on my phone. Or by looking out the window. Although it's really not necessary to do either in Florida in the summertime. Unless we're having a hurricane, the weather is hot and humid, with a chance of afternoon rain. Look at me, I'm a weather girl!

2. Since this is volume 84 of the Wednesday Hodgepodge, and since I got married in 1984, and since I'm attending a wedding this weekend it only seems right to post something related here.
"Happiness in marriage is entirely a matter of chance. If the dispositions of the parties are ever so well known to each other or ever so similar beforehand, it does not advance their felicity in the least. They always continue to grow sufficiently unlike afterwards to have their share of vexation; and it is better to know as little as possible of the defects of the person with whom you are to pass your life."
Agree or Disagree. Why?
Happiness, especially related to love and marriage, is a choice, not a chance. Some days you wake up next to your special someone and feel grateful that you're with such a wonderful person. Other days (especially when you're picking up their dirty socks for the 100th time or enduring yet another session of the Outdoor Channel) you have to consciously make the choice to continue loving them. The big shock is, they have to make that same choice about you each day, and it isn't always easy no matter who is doing the choosing. It's not whether or not you know all their defects, or even if they know all of yours. It's whether or not you choose to see the defects when you look at them, or whether you choose to see the wonderful person you fell in love with in spite of the defects.
3. Do you like to dance? Have you ever taken dance lessons?
Some of our children have a complete lack of rhythm. I'm pretty sure they got that from me.
4. Fresh from the oven peach pie or home made peach ice cream? Pick one.
I would like homemade ice cream on my peach pie, please. Only instead, could you make it peach cobbler? Thanks.
5. Should people accept unfairness and learn to make the best of it?
Life's not fair so stop whining about it. Or as I've told my children:  "Life's hard and then you die. Eat your breakfast."
I'm going for motivational mother of the year.
6. The top five all time summer movie blockbusters (released between May and August and grossing at least 100 million dollars) are-Jaws, Raiders of the Lost Ark, Star Wars (the original), Ghostbusters, and ET. Which one's your favorite?
I've not actually seen all of those movies, but generally speaking, good-looking hunks and great adventures top any syfy or man-eating shark flick.

7. If given the chance, would you like to visit the moon?
Why should I bother? It never calls. It never writes. We used to be close, but then the tides turned.

8. Insert your own random thought here.
For the past couple of weeks, it's been hotter in many other states of our country than it has been here in Florida. I can't say I haven't gloated just a bit over that one.
That wasn't so hard, was it? So what are you waiting for? Leave a comment and then head over to Joyce's. What else have you got to do in the middle of the week?


  1. Good answers...some made me laugh, as usual.

  2. I like your motivational mother of the year answers. Sounds like me! ;-)

    Glad you're back, now please pass the peach ice-cream on top of the peach pie.

  3. Glad you're back! And I've been gloating as well, hearing my brother who lives in New York complain about it being in the 90's...what a crybaby! ;)

  4. You crack me up! Life is hard, then you die, eat your that sounds very similar to things I say to my children all the time :)

  5. I'm so thankful my kids got their sense of music and rhythm from their dad's side of the family!

    So happy to see you here today!

  6. I know my brother in Milwaukee has hated the heat, he said it's like visiting my dad in the summer in Florida! How come you are a no-reply?
    Since I spend 8 hours daily blogging it was good for me not to have the interest however I do like to go on a delete things I will not read so the load is lighter when I get home!
    Have a nice vacation.

  7. I hadn't thought of it until you mentioned it, but yeah...I'm secretly gloating too!

  8. I laughed so hard I cried! I like the quote from Pride and Prejudice and your answer....especially after picking up their dirty socks for the 100 millionth time! Thanks so much for making my can we meet for some of that peach pie and ice cream? I feel a girl's night out coming on...

  9. I have never had homemade ice cream! Perhaps I should remedy that.


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