Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Wednesday's Hodgepodge

I am linking up today for Wednesday Hodgepodge hosted by Joyce.

1. Americans will celebrate Labor Day this coming weekend. Do you know what we're actually celebrating? (without consulting your friends Google or wikipedia, ahem) What's a project you're currently 'laboring' over?

Isn't it the unofficial end of summer? LOL. A project that I should be laboring over is getting my curriculum together for our homeschool. Instead I am enjoying the rest of summer and beginning to think about it ;)

2. Labor Day also signals the unofficial end of summer for most of us...what summer food will you miss the most? If you're in the southern hemisphere feel free to substitute winter for summer.

Fresh corn on the cob from the farmstand. I am going to have to get some this week since it won't be available too much longer.

3. A well known proverb states, 'It's easier to seek forgiveness than ask permission.' Your thoughts?

Asking forgiveness isn't always easy but it is something we must do regularly. I don't think seeking forgiveness is easier than asking permission if you knew the right thing to do was to ask permission, then it is harder to do what you knew was wrong. Does that make sense?

4. Food critic, film critic, book critic, art critic....which hat would you most like to wear?

Food critic. Except that would mean I would have to eat lots of different foods, even the ones I don't like.

5. When you were a kid, who (besides your parents) was your favorite adult?

My first grade teacher, Mrs. Baker. When I was in her class we had a new student. Mrs. Baker asked me to be her special friend and show her around. I did and the new student became one of my best friends and still is over thirty years later. Besides introducing me to one of my best friends ever, she was a wonderful teacher who I looked up to. Years later the class I was student teaching in was pen pals with her class! How fun it was to hand deliver our letters and get to see her again.

6. The astronaut, Neil Armstrong, passed away last week. He was regarded as a hero by many generations of people all around the world. Do we still have modern day heroes? What makes someone a hero?

Yes. Heros are all around us everyday. They are the ones who are sacrificing their lives for others- our military, firefighters, police officers, the good citizen, etc.

7. I never get tired of __________________.

Singing God's praises!

8. Insert your own random thought here.

I'll play along. Here are the fifteen vocalists I came up with:

Phil Collins, Richard Marx, John Cougar (Melloncamp),Frankie Valli, Babyface, Mariah Carey, Celine Dion, Carol King, James Taylor, Peter Cetera (Chicago), Carly Simon, Jim Brickman, Carrie Underwood, Billy Joel, Frank Sinatra.

How is that for variety?


  1. Enjoy the last bits of summer, Theresa! That's what I'm trying to do. Next week it will be back to the full swing of school. Summer went by so fast!
    Mmmm...nothing quite like fresh corn on the cob.
    Enjoy the rest of your week! :)

  2. Well, how cool that you made a lifelong friend in 1st grade. That is wonderful, their the best kind of friends.

    Enjoy the last few days of "official" summer. We're bracing for whatever Issac is gong to drop on us later today.


  3. A teacher who introduced you to your best friend!! How awesome is that?? So super cool!

  4. Frankie Vallie and Peter Cetera would be on my list too...I needed more than 15!

    I loved my first grade teacher too. That's a great story!

  5. What a great memory of your teacher! I loved my first grade teacher a well (mrs. graber). I never get tired of sining praises to God either :) Good luck with your homeschool year!

  6. I agree, who wants to eat food we don't like but the other stuff would be fun! Love your answer on your the teacher that had you be her special friend. What a special gift that was. Singing God's praises...great answer!

  7. So sad to see summer go!!! Thanks for the reminder about the corn- we haven't had much of it this summer. Have to remedy that.

  8. love #7!!!! we can never get tired of that! i hope you and your family are having a good week!


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