29 June 2016

Wednesday Hodgepodge - 29 June 2016

1. It's officially summer (in the northern hemisphere anyway). Which summer month is best and why?

I can't pick a best one from June, July, or August…all three have family birthdays. June covers our David, our youngest daughter and our oldest son. July holds the birthday of our precious daughter Dorian, who was stillborn in 1993. And August has my birthday, though long about now, I reckon I should be hoping that people forget that!

Temperature-wise, all of them are very hot here in this part of Texas.

2. Can you swim? How did you learn? June 27th is National Sunglasses Day. How many pair do you own?

I cannot swim, at least, not on top of the water like a normal person. In the past, I have done okay swimming underwater. I learned it by just doing it.  Goggles are not very comfortable, though, and swimming blindly is not the most fun way to do it.

I have one pair of sunglasses and they need to be replaced something fierce!

3. What characteristic do you judge most harshly in yourself? How about in others?

In regards to personality, I get upset probably quicker than I should. In regards to looks, I judge my weight probably the most harshly, but pretty much all of my body gets a harsh judgement.

The second is related to the first in that I harshly judge those wearing inappropriate clothing in the visual range of my husband (or anybody's husband, for that matter). For one, they should have more self-respect. They should also respect others by keeping their personal business personal and not on display for the rest of the world to see.

4. Robert Frost wrote the now well known poem entitled The Road Not Taken. What's a road (literal or figurative) you've always wanted to travel, and where do you hope it takes you?

I want to be a published writer that people actually want to read. I don't care if I am ever famous or not; I just want to do something that matters, that means something to someone, something that makes a difference.

5. Popsicles-yay or nay? If you answered yay, what's your favorite flavor?

Yay! I haven't had a popsicle in ages. I used to like the grape ones and strawberry and definitely the fudge ones!

6. Brexit-on a scale of 1-10 how knowledgeable are you on what's involved here? (1=very knowledgeable and 10=what's Brexit) Is this news you'll follow or is it something you think won't impact your life in any way shape or form?

I don't know that it will impact my life in any way other than the folks around me talking about it. I don't know what "Brexit" means, but I know it has something to do with England leaving the EU. I have no clue about the pros or cons of being in or out of the EU.

7. Share a favorite song on your summer play list.

"I'm In Love With A Monster"

8. Insert your own random thought here.

I am thankful that we have made it to the month anniversary of David's strokes without him having another one. He continues to work on recovery and we are thankful to have him still with us.

"There shall be eternal summer in the grateful heart." ~Celia Thaxter

What are you grateful for today?

Please visit David's Wednesday Hodgepodge post over at Random Thoughts and Observations.

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  1. Does this mean I am a monster? (LOL) You look fine to me.

    1. Well, yeah! Cookie Monster at that. haha

      Thank you. Love you.

  2. I hope David continues to recover well. Can't get away from Brexit here in the UK but I don't think anyone really knows how it will affect us.

    1. I figure that England made it before they joined the EU, so they should be just as fine after leaving it. I can't imagine why they joined in the first place. Having to answer to others just seems opposite of the way they've always done things.

      Thank you for the well wishes for David. He'll get there. :)

      Have a blessed day!

  3. My Joe had his stroke(s) in February and is still working on getting back to 100%. It does take time and effort. Brexit....British Exit shortened and put together as Brexit.

    1. Thank you. I pray that your husband continues to get better with each passing day, too.

      Have a blessed day. :)

  4. I'm glad your husband is recovering and there haven't been any new issues. Enjoy all your summer celebrations! I'm grateful today for time with my daughter. She's meeting us for dinner and I'm loving being close enough to do that.

    1. Thanks, Joyce. Hopefully, there won't be anymore issues. It is our understanding that he's at greatest risk for a new episode during the first 90 days after a stroke. We have a month behind us so far.

      I am looking forward to brownie and chocolate cake overload. haha

      How sweet that you get to spend time with your daughter today and that she lives close enough to visit often. That is wonderful! I hope that you have a great time. :)

      Have a blessed day.

  5. I don't like seeing anyone who shows too much skin either. It's disrespectful to themselves, their better half, and kids shouldn't see stuff like that. I suppose I'm old fashioned, but I don't care.

    1. If you're old-fashioned for this attitude, Vicki, that makes two of us. :)

      I'd rather be old-fashioned and right, than new-fashioned and purposely leading someone into sin, whether that sin is lust or anger.

      Have a blessed day!

  6. Nice to learn more about you. I am glad David is doing better.

    1. Thank you! I appreciate you stopping by and commenting. I hope that all is well there. :)

      Have a blessed week.


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