And not just ANY birthday, folks. This is my 50th! Yup, the big Five-O.
The big celebration was on Sunday with my family, but I have plans with my daughter today.
This is also the day she moves to Florida.
So I'll cry if I want to.
1. It's hard to believe, but next week's Hodgepodge will find us in the month of September. What's one thing you want, need, or hope to do still before summer officially ends?
Order school uniforms for my son. He has grown a few inches and lost weight. I have no idea what his inseam is now.
2. When were you last at 'your wit's end'?
I can't remember. (I'm 50; there's a lot I can't remember.) There is a street nearby call Whitt Road and I've always thought it'd be funny to live at the end of it .
3. Describe a time you were figuratively thrown into 'the deep end'?
Currently I'm working through some "deep end" stuff by choice. It's hard; I hate confrontation, but in order for me to get closure on certain issues, I need to have certain conversations.
4. Does the end always, ever, or never justify the means? Explain.
My kneejerk reaction would be "ever" and it would depend on the situation .If it's an ethical matter, then probably not. But there are occasions when "just get 'er done" (whatever works) to solve a problem is okay. Sorry, my brain is in sleep mode so I can't substantiate this point with examples.
(I stayed up very late making a pillowcase for my daughter as a going-away present.)
5. What makes your hair stand on end?
Hearing a strange noise in the night
6. I read an article on the website Eat This! Health, that listed 11 foods we can eat to help end bad moods. Basically it's a feed your brain so you're less anxious, grouchy and lethargic. The foods are-mussels, swiss chard, blue potatoes, grass fed beef, dark chocolate, greek yogurt, asparagus, honey, cherry tomatoes, eggs, and coconut. Which of those do you think would most help end your own bad mood? Which do you fear, if forced to eat, would put you into a bad mood?
Pass the dark chocolate, please, to end it. Mussels aren't my thing, so being forced to eat them could put me into a bad mood.
7. What project around your home, office, or life in general feels like there is 'no end in sight'?
Cleaning out the garage. It's where things go to die. Sometimes literally.
8. Insert your own random thought here.
For my birthday I bought what I've been saving up my earnings to buy for well over a year: a Janome MC 8200 QC sewing machine. It's the "cat's meow" with its 11 inch bed (the distance from needle to the body), its purring quietness, its automatic thread cutter button, its monogramming capabilities, and sew much more. I am in love with it.