Wednesday, July 6, 2016

Wednesday's Hodgepodge

Visit Joyce and join the fun!

1. How did you welcome the month of July, and tell us one fun thing you did to celebrate the 4th. (or the weekend for any non-USA residents playing along today)

I would love to say I welcomed the month of July by having our pool up, but we found lots of poison ivy in the backyard and are waiting for a professional to come remove it.  So for now we are just sitting on the deck.  We had a BBQ for dinner on the 4th and then went to watch fireworks. 

2. Right now..what's your favorite red thing? white thing? blue thing? 

Red thing- watermelon, white thing- a new drying rack for laundry, blue thing- the water at the beach.

3. Wave the white flag, raise a red flag, fly your freak flag...which 'flag' have you flown most recently? Explain. 

I'm trying to wave the white flag in terms of negotiating plans for when family visits from out of town and someone else is taking care of their itinerary ;) 

4. According to Cond Nast Traveler these are the seven best places to visit in July-

a boat safari in Botswanna's Okavango Delta, Riviera Maya Mexico (it's whale shark season and apparently you can swim with them), Yellowstone and the Grand Tetons, Pamploma Spain, St. Petersburg Russia, the Fuji Rock Festival at Mount Naeba Japan, the Salzburg Festival in Salzburg Austria

If time and money weren't factors would you want to see any/all of these? Which would you most like to see and why? 

No, none of those places sound appealing to me right now.  Austria might be fun because my mother-in-law's parents are from there, but I'm not up for long distance travel. If I went I'd look forward to a piece of apple strudel and a cup of coffee :)

5. Grilled cheese, pimento cheese, or mac and cheese...your favorite from the cheesy treats listed? 

Grilled cheese, with bacon and tomato please. 

6. What makes you sweat? 

Literally, almost anything.  I sweat very easily and do not like the heat.  Right now I have the wall unit air conditioner set at 64 :) 

7. Your favorite movie with a 'patriotic' theme of some sort?

"Top Gun" with Tom Cruise. 

8. Insert your own random thought here. 

The flag question has this song in my head.  It's a good one. 



  1. We LOVE that song of my favorites for sure! Steer clear of the poison ivy!

  2. Thank you for sharing the song...I enjoyed it.
    I am not a fan of heat...our AC temp sounds good!

  3. We have a large yard and get poison ivy and try to keep it at bay, I can stay away from it but sometimes the dogs transfer it to us.

  4. Oh, I hope you get that poison ivy issue cleared up, soon.
    I love the movie Top Gun. It's one of my all-time favorites.
    Stay cool.

  5. Hope you get the poison ivy sorted so that you can use your pool. Like your film and song choice

  6. Sixty four sounds like a good temp to me. I don't like the heat, but we rarely get it up here anyway. I'll have to check out the song. Hope the poison ivy is eradicated and your pool up very soon!!👍👍

  7. Grilled cheese with bacon and tomato sounds great. I will have to try that. 64 degrees!! I thought I kept mine cold at 71!

  8. I'm with you on someone else making up the itinerary. I am so tired of making plans! Your grilled cheese sandwich sounds yummy. Top Gun is a great movie choice.

  9. Grilled cheese with bacon and tomato sounds rather epic right now :)

    I wish you a wonderful start to the week :)


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