28 March 2012

Wednesday Hodgepodge

Just click the Wednesday Hodgepodge button above to hop on over to Joyce's place to play along.

1. What's the last job you did that required elbow grease?

I would have to say scrubbing the shower. This house had a mold problem (I think this whole part of Texas has a mold problem!) and it is most evident in the bathroom.

2. March Madness, aka the men's Division I basketball championship, is nearing an end. What sort of 'madness' has your house seen this month?

I would have to say getting ready for the graduations of both our youngest son and youngest daughter. The invitations have been delivered and the caps and gowns have arrived. The rings have shown no sign of getting here any time soon, so there may not be a ring ceremony at the graduation ceremony. We still need to order the cake and make other party arrangements. We had to change the date for the ceremony several times due to conflicts, but hopefully this one sticks!

3. What's your favorite shop for browsing?

My favorite stores are bookstores, home improvement stores and some craft stores. Generally, though, I'd rather browse online instead of in person.

4. Is there ever a time when giving up makes sense?

Yes, I think so. Sometimes pursuing something is just totally pointless or even dangerous.

5. What's a song you love that contains the name of a city, state or country in its title?

I like the song Austin by Blake Shelton.

6. When did you first begin using a computer?

We got our first home computer in 1996. I was scared of it at first, afraid that I'd end up launching a missile or something. It was probably late 1996 or early 1997 when I got brave enough to try it out.

7. Did you buy girl scout cookies this year? What's your favorite?

Yes. We got the shortbread cookies and peanut butter cookies. David loves the shortbread cookies and the peanut butter ones are my favorite. Personally, I think the shortbread cookies are great, too, especially with peanut butter on them. :)

8. Insert your own random thought here.

I'm thinking lots about how things will go for us once all of the kids are in college. We'll have three there this fall. On the one hand this will give us opportunity to do more jobs, but it might also mean a lot more driving back and forth to the school as we only have one car and that isn't going to change any time soon.

I'm also excited about the impending release of the 1940 US Census. I am going to be an indexer and hope that I do a good job of it. Mistakes are frustrating all the way around. I just hope that I'll be able to decipher the handwriting!

You might also want to join the April A to Z Blog Challenge that I read about on From This Side of the Pond. Check it out; it looks like it will be lots of fun!


  1. I love Blake Shelton's "Austin" too. I am a country music lover in general. We got a new pug puppy this past summer and I named her "Miss Honeybee" after Blake's hit song "Honeybee."
    3 in college? Wow! Good luck with that. We recently got our 2 daughters totally done with college, grad school, etc. Whew......

    1. I'm eclectic when it comes to music, but country is one of my favorite types. It is what I grew up with. I like the "Honeybee" song, too.

      Thanks for the good luck. We could sure use it! The two that will be starting in the fall for the first time seem to be pretty excited. I'm not so sure how I feel about it. These are my babies. How does it feel to have them all grown? I never planned for this part of it. :)

      Thanks for stopping by and commenting. I hope that you have a great week!

  2. Browsing bookstores is always fun. I haven't done that for a while, though. Looking forward to your posts for the A to Z Challenge.

    1. I haven't been in a bookstore in a while myself. I have to drive over 30 miles to get to one, so it doesn't happen very often.

      Thanks! I am posting the A to Z Challenge posts on my blog P.S. Annie. http://ps-annie.blogspot.com I look forward to seeing you there, too.

      Thank you for stopping by and commenting. I hope that you have a great week!


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