30 March 2016

Wednesday Hodgepodge - 30 March 2016

1. What are two or three expectations you have of yourself?

  • I expect perfection in many things. If I am making something and it has flaws, I undo it. I've been "un-knitting" a LOT lately. David says these are things that only I would notice. I am my own worst critic.
  • I expect to improve in all things that I pursue.
  • I expect to be able to take care of my family.

2. In what way does your outdoor space need sprucing up this spring?

It needs a lot of work! Our neighbors smoke like dragons. I have COPD. Because of their cigarette smoke, I can't work in the yard, can't cut the grass, and can't trim the bushes, nothing. I can't even walk out into our carport without getting choked on their smoke. Most of the time, I take out the garbage at 2 or 3am, and they're out there sometimes even then smoking. I feel sorry for their babies. David can't do it because he isn't supposed to be on his feet due to the diabetic ulcer on the bottom of his foot. If he doesn't stay off of his feet, he could lose them. He's already lost one toe. So, it is pretty much a jungle out there until the neighbors decide to toss the cigarettes so that I can do the yard work. Or, they get out there and do it for me since they're keeping me from doing it. To their credit, they do usually mow our front yard and I do appreciate that very much.

3. According to this site (Roadtrippers), six of North America's most wondrous waterfalls are-Webster's Falls in Ontario, Upper Whitewater Falls in North Carolina, Havasu Falls in the Grand Canyon, Multnomah Falls in Oregon, The Lower Yellowstone Falls, and Niagara. Have you seen any on the list? Which one on the list would you most like to visit? Prettiest waterfall not on the list that you've seen in person?

I've never seen any of the above mentioned waterfalls, but would love to be able to see all of them in person, especially Niagara Falls. I would also love to see Angel Falls, but it is in Venezuela with the creepy spiders. I get spider-bitten enough around here. I don't need to bring home any of their eight-legged freaks!

4. Looking back, what's something you wish you'd done as a teenager?

I wish that I had known that the band program was indeed available to me. From a young age, I wanted to play an instrument. As a little girl, I wanted to play the violin, but Mama said that they couldn't afford the music lessons the school was offering. So, when I got to high school and wanted to play the saxophone, I didn't even bother asking about it. David says that our school would have provided the instrument to me and I wouldn't have had to pay to be in the band. I wish that I had known it back then!

5. Ham...yes please or no thank you? If you said yes please which of the following do you like best-baked ham with all the trimmings, a ham and cheese sandwich, prosciutto with melon, a ham biscuit, a bowl of split pea and ham soup, or a slice of pizza topped with ham and pineapple?

I love ham! I like baked ham, a ham and cheese sandwich, and ham biscuits. But, we're working toward a more vegetarian or vegan diet, so ham won't be featured in our meals very often.

6. Are you typical of your generation? How so?

I don't think that I'm really typical for any generation. I fit in the best, though, with people of my grandparents' generation. I have never really fit in with people my own age.

7. April rolls in at the end of the week, and in keeping with that theme...'act the fool', 'nobody's fool', 'a fool's errand', 'could have fooled me'...which foolish idiom most recently applies to you? Explain.

I don't know which one does apply to me, but I know which one does not: act the fool. I am generally a very reserved person and bashful. I don't want all…or even any…eyes on me most of the time. I don't cut up in public or anything like that.

8. Insert your own random thought here.

Life stands before me like an eternal spring with new and brilliant clothes. ~Carl Friedrich Gauss

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  1. We don't have ham often either. Typically just Easter and sometimes Christmas Day. Maybe that's why I enjoy it so much : )

    1. I think that is probably the case. We generally only have turkey and dressing for the big holidays (Thanksgiving and Christmas) and that makes that meal extra special, too. We have ham for New Year's Day and sometimes Easter, though we didn't this Easter.

      Have a blessed weekend!


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