Wednesday, May 19, 2021

An Ideal Optimist Hodgepodge


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1. Realist, idealist, optimist, pessimist...which one are you? Elaborate. 

I am a realist.  At least I think I am.  I call idealists dreamers.  I try to be an optimist but it doesn't come naturally for me.  

2. What's something currently on your wish list? 

An air fryer basket and pan to use in my new range which has a built in air fryer.  I used the air fryer feature to cook chicken tenders but they weren't crispy.  I think they need the basket to let the air circulate properly.  

3. Three things on this week's shopping list? 

Apples, oatmeal and tissues.  

4. According to Trip Advisor here's a list of the top ten things to do in the US this summer-

Chicago Architecture River CruiseSkip the Line Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island Tour, New York In A Day  guided sightseeing tour, Charleston's Old South Historic Horse and Carriage tourGrand Canyon helicopter tourFull day iconic sights of LA, Beverly Hills, Beaches and more, D.C. at Dusk guided night tour, Beneath the Streets Underground History tour (Seattle)New Orleans Swamp and Bayou Boat tour, Gangsters and Ghosts tour in more about each excursion in the link here. 

Of the ten attractions listed which do you find most appealing? Have you already experienced anything on this list? 

I would choose Charleston's Old South Historic Horse and Carriage tour but the heat might do me in.  I would prefer to visit SC in the fall.  I haven't experienced anything on this list.  

5. Besides home and work where do you spend the most time? 

I am home most of the time.  Besides running quick errands I go to church each Sunday so that would be where I spend the most time. 

6. Insert your own random thought here. 

I have missed a few weeks at the Hodgepodge and glad to be back.  Thanks Joyce!  

Wednesday, April 14, 2021

Wednesday's Keep Three Hodgepodge


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1. What is something you currently find 'taxing'? 

Trying to understand other people.  A particular person to be more specific.  I will leave it at that. 

2. I've seen this question asked in various forms on several social media can only keep three-

coffee, jewelry, tacos, wine, books, dogs, chocolate, Netflix, make-up, leggings, cheese, cats

Which three do you keep and how easy or hard was it for you to decide? 

Books, chocolate and make-up.  Easy decision.  I like coffee but only have it on occasion.  I wear basic jewelry (engagement and wedding rings, stud earrings, my Fitbit and sometimes a bracelet or necklace) that I wouldn't want to give up but not in my top three.  I could live without tacos.  I don't drink wine.  I like dogs but don't have one because my husband isn't a pet person (he really is a kind man though).  I don't watch Netflix, wear leggings, care too much for cheese and I am allergic to cats.  

3. Tell us something you know or have learned about forgiveness? 

Forgiveness is a command.  I can forgive someone whether I feel like it or not.  

4. What's something you'd recommend that is often overlooked and under appreciated? 

Simple acts of kindness.  It doesn't take much to do something kind for someone else, even a stranger.  

5. Give us a favorite word that starts with letter K and tell us why this is the one you chose. 

Kinesthetic as in kinesthetic learning.  It is one of the three basic learning styles.  Kinesthetic learners process information best when they are physically engaged during the learning process.  I used to love planning lessons for my students to include this style of learning.  If it was included more in elementary classrooms I think there would be far less students labeled ADHD.  Just my opinion :) 

6. Insert your own random thought here. 

Does anyone else still have their Easter decorations up?  I was going to take mine down this past weekend but it just felt too early.  

Wednesday, March 31, 2021

Wednesday's Adieu to March

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1. The Hodgepodge lands on the last day of ten words or lest bid the month adieu. 

Windy days leading to the renewed hope of Spring!

2. March 31st is National Tater Day...your favorite way to have a potato? Given a choice would you opt for sweet, white, or red? How often are potatoes on your menu in one form or another? Ever been to Idaho? If not, is that a state you'd like to visit someday?

My favorite way is French Fries though these days those would be oven baked and homemade.  I wouldn't turn down any potato but I would choose red.  Potatoes are on my menu just about every week.  I have never been to Idaho.  I don't have any interest in visiting there.  

3. Last time someone or something 'rained on your parade'? Explain. 

Let's just say Covid rained on many parades. 

4. Put all your eggs in one basket, get cracking, nest egg, bad egg, good egg, egg on, have egg on your face, or walk on eggshells...choose a phrase from the list that applies to something in your life currently and tell us how or why.

Get cracking.  I have been keeping up with my exercise goals of at least 6 days of 45 minutes and 11,000 steps.  I recently started walking earlier in the morning because if I don't get cracking I am still working towards those steps after dinner and I don't like that.  

5. If I visited your home would I find a lot of baskets there? Something you like to keep in a basket? 

Yes, I love baskets.  I like to keep books and other random things in them.  To me it makes things look so much neater.  

6. Insert your own random thought here.  

I am celebrating 50 lbs. lost this week!  It has been a lot of hard work and consistency over the past seven months but I am happy I started then.  Onward to my goal weight!  

Happy Easter!