Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Wednesday's Hodgepodge

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1. Speaking of April 15th...what's the most 'taxing' thing you've done recently?

I’ve been working on cleaning out the basement.  I have lots of clothes that need to be sorted through and decide what to do with them.  Some are being donated, some sold to ThredUp, some listed on Ebay and I’m trying to condense the stuff I am holding onto. 

2. When did you last take a taxi somewhere and where was that somewhere?

Well, the only place I can remember taking a taxi is in New York City.  It’s been years since I’ve done that, I’d say about 15 years. 

3. What's something you can do today that you couldn't do a year ago?

Is it bad to say I haven’t learned to do anything new in the past year? 

4. How often is chicken (in some form or fashion) on your menu at home? Which of the following would you most like to see on your table tonight...a chicken salad sandwich, your mom's fried chicken, a 
Chick-fil-A meal, Cracker Barrel'schicken n' dumplings, a roast chicken dinner with all the trimmings, or 'hold the chicken, I'm a vegetarian'...?

We eat chicken pretty frequently here.  If I were cooking it I’d choose a roast chicken dinner with all the trimmings.  Since we don’t have Chick-fil-A here, I could really go for a chicken sandwich, waffle fries and a sweet tea.  I did hear they were trying to open one a few towns over but there was some resistance and I’m not sure what the outcome was.  Whenever we drive South I plan on stopping at Chick-fil-A. 

5. What was your favorite television program when you were a kid? What characters do you remember the most?

Little House on the Prairie was a favorite of mine.  I remember watching it at my best friend’s house, in the kitchen while her older sister cooked dinner.  It was on at 5:00 and I usually didn’t go home until 6:00.  Laura, Nellie, Caroline, Charles, and Mr. Edwards are some of my favorites.  It’s on the Inspiration channel here and I DVR it.  I love to watch it with my kids. 

6. What was the last piece of 'art' you made?

I made a sample for our homeschool class a couple of weeks ago.  It was a cross on a hill using oil pastels and watercolors. 

7. What frustrates you most about the Internet?

Pop-up ads are really annoying to me.  If I search for something online, next thing I know there are ads for it popping up all over the place.  I can’t seem to totally disable it and have to be careful if I was shopping for a present and don’t want anyone to know about it.  Sometimes it feels like there is nothing secret with the Internet. 

8.  Insert your own random thought here.

I'm on day 24 of my 30 day detox, using whole30.  Now if I can just add in exercise, but haven't done that yet!  Maybe as the weather warms up I'll be more motivated ;)



  1. I forgot about those pesky pop up ads! I hate those, too!

  2. My girls enjoyed the Little House reruns. One summer we were at the beach with another family (4 girls all together), and had a couple rainy days in a row. We all watched Little House and when the sun came out, everyone wanted to wait until the show aired before hitting the beach. Dads too : )

  3. Oh, yes, Little House. I will admit to wanting to marry Manly when I was a kid.

  4. Hi,
    I just love how you change up your blog. It is so fun to see what you have up each week. :-)

    I enjoyed Little House when I was older. :-)
    We do not have Chick-fil-A here at all. I hope some day they will come to Wisconsin.
    Have a great week, Carla

  5. Condensing is a great thing to do, I'm trying but haven't gotten very far yet. Mr. Ed was a fun show. I was not a Little House on the Prairie watcher for some reason. Way to go on the detox. I eat healthy but do not exercise like I should!

  6. Oh yeah, pop-ups are sure annoying! I have a program set up where i don't have any, unless i go to some weird website then i have to call my dad to fix it. I like using the internet but i am not a computer whiz at all.
    Was your NYC taxi $80 as well? Although this was a year ago not 15! It's probably gone up.

  7. We enjoy Little House on the Prairie as well.

  8. Why didn't I think of pop-ups? So annoying!

  9. That's dedication to the Whole 30. My daughter has done that a couple times also. I loved Little House and reading the books to our kids. I hate pop up ads, but especially when bloggers use them on their blog!

  10. Thanks to you, I was paid some $248 from ThredUp today. I've never heard of Whole 30, will have to research that. My daughter watched every episode of LIttle House on the Praririe. Happy rest of the week!

  11. Stopped by from the Wednesday Hodgepodge - it's my first week. I'm on the Whole 30, too - today is Day 30 so I'm hopping on the scales tomorrow. I already feel incredible - sleeping better, more energy, no more aches and pains so whatever the scale says will be an added bonus. I, too, need to find an exercise regimen that works - walking the dog is just not enough. It's nice to meet you!


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