07 October 2015

Wednesday Hodgepodge, 7 October 2015

1. It's October so let's get this out there first thing...have you jumped on the all-things-pumpkin bandwagon? How so?

No, not really. I like pumpkin okay, but I don't seek it out. I much prefer cheesecake...or shrimp. Rather AND shrimp.

2. "We have more power than will; and it is often by way of excuse to ourselves that we fancy things are impossible." Francois Duc De la Rochefoucauld

What's something you once thought impossible, but in hindsight see as more a matter of lack of will?

I can't really think of an answer for this one. There are many things that I once thought were possible, but now I feel are impossible, so that's completely opposite from the question asked!

3. The rose is America's National Flower, but every state also has its own (click here to see the list). Are you happy with yours? If you were in charge what would you declare your state's flower? If you're outside the U.S. what bloom would you like to see labeled as your country's national flower?

Yes, I am very happy with the state flower of Texas. It is the bluebonnet and they are really a big thing around here. Folks drive from miles around to see this flower every spring, plopping their babies down in fields of them for photograph sessions. This makes me cringe because of snakes and spiders, but they make beautiful photographs.

My favorite flower is a pink rose, so that is probably what I would choose if I were in charge of choosing state flowers. All of them would have pink roses. :)

4. What have you lost interest in recently?

Pretty much everything. At the moment I am in survival mode.

5. In your opinion, who's the best living musician?

I can't pick just one. There are lots of good ones out there.

6. S'mores-love 'em or no? Ever make them indoors? Last time you sat around an outdoor fire? Are making s'mores and sitting round a fire pit on your autumn bucket list? Do you have an autumn bucket list?

I like them pretty well and, yes, I have made them indoors. I can't remember the last time I sat around a fire. It was probably back in South Carolina, which was 11 years ago.

I do not have any type of bucket list at the moment.

7. Your favorite small town? Why?

I have many favorite small towns, but the first ones to come to mind are Calhoun Falls, South Carolina, and then Edgefield, South Carolina. My grandma's sister, Mae Pressley Worley, lived in Calhoun Falls and my family visited her very often. I spent several weeks with her during a few summer vacations. She was one sweet aunt. I sure miss her. Edgefield is a town that is important to the history of both of our families. Many of our family lines lived there at one point. It is in Edgefield that I believe I will find the connection between our families.

8. Insert your own random thought here.

Why do men have to be so stubborn? A friend of ours has had a stroke and will he go home and rest? NO! He was back at work within an hour of being released from the hospital Tuesday. He worked a couple of hours Tuesday and closed last night and tonight. We've all tried to tell him that he needs to just let go of the store, let others handle it, and just concentrate on getting well. But, nope. He's got to be in the thick of it...just like my late father-in-law, always worrying about the store. While my father-in-law was laid out in their back yard, his heart ripping apart from an aortic dissection (spelling), he was worrying about someone opening the store. That someone was me, when I should have been at the hospital with my husband during this awful time. But, I did what he (my father-in-law) wanted and he was able to go without that worry on his mind.


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    1. Thanks, Denise. I hope that you're having a blessed day!

  2. I agree about musicians, it's hard to pick a favorite. But it's been fun seeing who everyone on the Hodgepodge has come up with.

    1. I enjoy reading the answers from the other bloggers. Some of them make me very homesick for South Carolina. I can't be there in person, but the pictures shared can be almost like being there.

      I hope that you are having a blessed day!


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