27 January 2016

Wednesday Hodgepodge - 27 January 2016

1. Share a winter memory from your childhood.

My daddy worked at Owens-Corning Fiberglas for most of my childhood. However, sometimes the plant would have down times and lay people off. One year during the layoff season, Daddy was a trucker. He had to go to Oklahoma and got snowbound there. He was there for about six weeks (at least it felt like six weeks to this little girl!). He wasn't home for Christmas. That was one of the saddest Christmases in my life at that time. I had never had Christmas without my daddy at least being in town until then.

2. What was on your blog this time last year? (Besides the Hodgepodge of course!) If you weren't blogging, what in the world were you doing with all that free time?

Last year at this time, I had only posted once and that was the "Happy New Year!" post and I didn't post again until sometime in August. For most of last year I was in a major battle with depression. While that hasn't changed, I have posted more so far this year.

3. Ellen Goodman is quoted as saying, 'We spend January 1 walking through our lives, room by room, drawing up a list of work to be done, cracks to be patched. Maybe this year, to balance the list, we ought to walk through the rooms of our lives...not looking for flaws, but for potential.'

Do you see more flaws or more potential in your life at the start of a new year? Have you done anything specific this month to address either one? Does the new year truly begin for you on January 1, or is there some other month of the year that feels like a fresh start and new beginning?

I see a great many flaws in my life, but I also know that once some obstacles are overcome, there is a lot of potential, too. I have started to address the potential that has the most promise. We'll see where it goes.
I don't know that any particular day feels like a fresh start to me, but I guess that spring would be the time frame that makes me feel most hopeful. The wildflowers start to bloom and there are all sorts of pretties around to photograph. New life is everywhere then.

4. Who's an athlete you admire or respect and why?

I am not really into sports, so I can't give an answer for this one.

5. Do you like cream in your coffee? Whipped cream on your pumpkin pie? Cream cheese on a bagel? Sour cream on a baked potato? Cream of wheat for breakfast? Have you ever had a scone with clotted cream? Of all the creamy foods mentioned, which one sounds most appealing to you right this very minute?

I don't drink coffee, but I love to smell it. I like whipped cream/Cool Whip on most any dessert. I don't like bagels, but I do like cream cheese. I like sour cream on a baked potato and a few other things. I used to hate sour cream. I have never had a scone that I remember, and I have not had clotted cream. It sounds icky! Cream of Wheat IS icky!!! Blech!! Of the foods mentioned, sour cream on a baked potato sounds most appealing to me at the moment.

6. Where were you last kept waiting for 'hours on end'? Or for what felt like hours on end? How well did you cope?

This often happens where I work. The owner says when he'll be back to change the shift so that I can leave, and then rarely ever makes it back at the appointed time. If he says 1pm, then don't bother looking for him until 2pm, or even later. If I tell him that I have an appointment at 1pm, in the city (2 hours away), he says "I'll be back at 1pm."…setting me up to be late from the get-go.

7. Believe it or not, when next week's Hodgepodge rolls around it will be February. Huh?!? Bid adieu here to January in seven words or less.

Farewell. Sorry for the wasted moments.

8. Insert your own random thought here.

"Whoever is careless with the truth in small matters cannot be trusted with important matters." ~Albert Einstein

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