Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Owl-o-Ween Hodgepodge

It's a treat each week to go door-to-door, virtually speaking, through this fun little meme called the Wednesday Hodgepodge.  No costume, shoes, or warm coat required!  Thanks, Joyce, for handing out questions every week like they're candy corn. 

In my case, the answers tend more toward corn. 

Anyway ,trick or treat!

1. What's something you're dealing with that might be described as tricky?

Quilt borders.  You'd think that it would be as easy as measuring the four sides of the perimeter, right?  Well, think again.  Getting the thing squared up is job one, measuring (in three places TWICE) and then the opposite ends. Easier said than done.

2.  What's your treat of choice?

I have so many treats of choice. Yesterday my treat was a mani-pedi. Today my treat was a new pair of  hot pink flannel PJ's.

3. Did you/will you carve a jack-o-lantern this month? Which real (living or dead) or fictional 'Jack' would you most like to meet in person? Why?

I didn't carve a pumpkin, but our kids did. The one above is by our youngest son  (11) who  carved  this Oriole Bird logo jack-o-lantern.  I can't get over his drawing skills, for starters, and then to translate that iinto carving skills.  My great grandfather had artistic ability like that. He used to take a piece of tin and carve an outline of a 10-point stag using nothing but scissors. No drawing. Just tin and scissors. The genetic component of this talent never ceases to astound me. 

My daughter Sarah carved this cute owl: 

Steve and Ambrey carved a happy face together. 

Ben and Dee shared the knife to do a Ravens pumpkin. 

All together now: 

Which "Jack" would I like to meet?  

How about Hugh JACKman ???    Yum. Isn't he a treat for the eyes??   

4.  In your opinion, what's the grossest sounding word in the English language?



5. When did your heart last skip a beat? 

Sunday. It was around 9:30 a.m.  I was in the shower,  and I thought I heard my husband fall outside the bathroom door.   He had been sick and dehydrated all week and we were getting ready to go to Patient First instead of church.

I heard a loud "THUMP!" and then  "Zo!"  I turned off the shower immediately, scared that my man was on the floor with a head injury. (He fainted last winter after being dehydrated, and hit face first on the kitchen floor).   But this time it was not a fall.  He thumped on the locked bathroom door, asking me if he should go alone or would I be ready soon. Strange things happen when your head is covered in shampoo and your ears are filled with water spray.

FYI: do NOT scare me and then ANNOY me or you MIGHT end up with a head injury! Just a fair warning.

6. Monster Mash by Bobby 'Boris' Picket, Michael Jackson's ThrillerWerewolves of London by Warren Zevon, or Ray Parker Jr.'s Ghostbusters...your favorite 'scary' tune?

Mooooooonnnnnnnsterrrrrr Maaaaasshhhhhh!  

7.   It was a dark and stormy night when Hurricane Sandy reached our town  a year ago. 

8.  Insert your own random thought here.

My mom is going to have outpatient surgery today for her knee and I had every intention of sitting with my dad. But he called tonight and informed me that the doctor's office brochure discourages patients from having more than one family member in the waiting room. Space http://joyce-fromthissideofthepond.blogspot.com/limitations.   That irritates me. Really does.  I wanted to be physically right beside my dad to give him comfort and company and right there for my mom when she comes out of recovery. But instead, I have to wait at home for the phone to ring.   I assured them I'd be here praying. 


Joyce said...

Yikes-hope your hubs is all better! And I'll add your mom to my prayers too. I love the owl pumpkin!

Bobbi said...

I totally get number one actually. I have a quilt who's borders I'm so annoyed with I had to put it away for a little while. HA! Time out!

LOVE the owl pumpkin!!

Stopped and prayed for you Mom and you RIGHT NOW! God is good all the time...and All the time God is good!

Happy Hodgepodge!!

D&S said...

Praying for your mom and dad!! And I agree- that owl pumpkin is TOO cute! May have to steal that design, if that's ok with you!!

Lea said...

Well, that's crazy, can't believe you couldn't be there with your Dad. Hope your Mom is doing well. And, sure hope Hubby is better, he had a tough time of it. ALways get a chuckle when I stop by. Happy weekend!

Beth Zimmerman said...

Hope Mama and hubby are both on the mend! I understand the space limitations but, having waited alone on too many occasions, I think the limit should be two!

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