Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Wednesday's Hodgepodge

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1. Picture postcards were first printed back in the mid-1800's and deltiology is the official name for postcard collecting. When did you last send a postcard?  Receive one? Do you save postcards sent to you? Do you collect and/or send postcards when you travel?

I sent a postcard yesterday to our friend's daughter who is serving in teen missions this summer in Russia.  I don't know the last time I received one, however I am expecting one very soon since my Mom is on vacation.  I don't save postcards that are sent to me although that would be a nice thing to collect.  I love to send postcards when I travel.

2. What treat do you most like to indulge in while on vacation?

Ice cream and fast food restaurants that we don't have here, like Hardee's.  Next time I travel down south I would like to try Chick-Fil-A.

3. Are you good at hiding your feelings?

No.  I may be good at it at first but before long my face or voice gives it away.

4. Does your town/city/county still deliver telephone books to your home? Do you check the yellow pages when searching for a local business number or has the internet replaced the phone book in your home?

Yes, we still get phone books delivered to our home.  I hardly ever use the yellow or white pages.  We have free 411, directory assistance, so I usually call there when I need a number, or I do a search on my computer.

5. Would you rather be first or last?

I don't like going first so I'd have to say last.

6. July is National Park and Recreation Month (in America, but everyone can still play along)...where and when were you last in a park?  Did you participate in any recreational activities while you were there?

I was in a town park last Friday.  We were at the beach part and I did some swimming and riding waves :)  We went there for my birthday and since the weather was cloudy/rainy it was like our own private beach.

7.  What was one of your worst ideas?

Just a few weeks ago I thought it would be a good idea to kick a soccer ball while barefoot.  The kids were playing and I thought I would give them a little challenge.  I had wedges on so kicked them off and started running on the grass.  The ball came my way and I gave it a hard kick.  I saw stars and it took just about everything in me to not cry.  My foot bruised and swelled pretty quickly.  I debated going to get it checked but since it was the weekend and I thought they wouldn't do anything since it is only a big toe, I didn't.  It still hurts and kind of has a weird white spot on it (just in case there are any medical people reading this who may know what that means ;)  that looks almost like a flat blister.

8.  Insert your own random thought here.

Have a great week and for anyone in a heat wave like we are, stay cool!


  1. It has been so hot here! I get to work in an office with AC, but my poor hubby is in and out all day, working in peoples' homes. I can deal with heat, but the humidity is brutal! If you make it to Chick-fil-A you must try a peach milk shake! They are my favorite thing - so yummy! I love sending post cards when I travel too :) Have a great week!

  2. Hmm. if your toe bruised very quickly, I would have been taking you to the Minor Injuries clinic to check it wasn't broken. If it looks strange, get it checked out by your family doctor?

  3. I love Chick-fil-a and we always try to stop there at least once when we go south. Actually, my mom is in South Jersey and has it there, but I've never seen one north of Princeton. I hope your foot feels better. I tripped over my hubs barbell several weeks ago and it's still bruised.

  4. Kicking a soccer ball while barefoot--ouch! Makes me hurt just thinking about it.

  5. Stop the presses! You've never been to a Chick Fil-A? Oh.My.Word! Run to one as fast as your legs will carry you! It's one of my fav. fast food places! The sweet tea is DE-LISH and so are their chicken sandwiches! You will love it...guaranteed! We're having quite the heat wave here, too. I'm heading to the park in a bit to walk/run 5.25 miles...not looking forward to it!

  6. Heat wave here and no air conditioning. Plenty of fans and ice cold lemonade seem to be helping.

  7. Oh, ow! I'm so sorry about your foot. :( I hope it heals up quickly--doing things like that have definitely been some of my worst ideas in the past, lol!

  8. Try a little Arnica on your foot. I use it on bruises and just for sore feet all of the time. Stay cool!

  9. wait... what? you've never had Chick-Fil-A? WHAT?!!?! I bet it drives you nuts to see everyone talk about their stuff all the time! :) I'm a vegetarian so I don't eat their chicken, but their tea & chocolate chip cookies? AMAZING :)

  10. Ouch!! I hope you make sure that toe is all right.
    It seems almost all of us have a hard time hiding our feelings.
    And Chic-fil-A ... I love that company and the cow billboards. Their sandwiches are yummy.

  11. Well when you get that postcard from your mom you can start collecting them! Sorry about the soccer ball incident :(
    Enjoy the rest of your week too!

  12. I do love it when the beach isn't crowded. So peaceful.

    Hope your poor foot heals quickly!

  13. You'll have to visit a Chick-Fil-A when you pass through NC in the fall : ) I'll even join you : )


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