Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Not Gonna "86" the 186th Hodgepodge

Once again, Joyce pulled a handful of great questions out of her Hodgepodge pocket. 

Since sewing and quilting were dominating my spare time the last couple of weeks, I skipped participating in the Hodgepodges . And even though I really don't have time now, I'll give myself 13 minutes on this 13th day of August. 

Ready? Get set. Go!

1. The best part of waking up is knowing God is with me, in me, before me, beside me, around me. His compassions are new every morning. 

2.  Given a choice, which animal interaction would you most like to experience (or for those non-adventurers...which would you dislike the least?)Swim with the dolphins at one of several locations in the Florida Keys, a lion encounter ten minutes from Victoria Falls (Africa), or a day at a remote base camp high in the Big Sur wilderness via the Ventana Wildlife Society helping track California condors?

swimming with dolphins

What is something you fear about 'old age'? What is something you look forward to?

Losing my mental faculties completely in such a way that  I forget God, don't recognize my family or friends, and can't process anything mentally.

I look forward to having a passle of grandkids and , Lord willing, live long enough to hold a greatgrandchild. 

4. Hot sauce...are you a fan? If you answered yes, what's something you 
make/eat that must have hot sauce? On a scale of 1-10 how hot is too hot?

I am a fan, but the older I get, the less my stomach is a fan of hot sauce. So the number keeps declining. I usually ask for a 6 for hot sauces. I love spicy Chinese food.

5. It's been said that children learn what they live. What do you think children learn at your house?

To call on God for help, to think biblically, to find creative solutions to their problems, to do chores including their own laundry, to care for a dog, to play a musical instrument, to value education,  to love language and use it properly, to laugh at themselves, to enjoy a variety of food, and I'm sure they learn plenty of things I wish they wouldn't because of  my sin and my hubby's sin natures.

6. What's your favorite movie with a number in it's title?

I gave this one some thought and all I could remember was a movie from the late 70's called "Seven Alone," about a family of  seven orphaned children making their way alone as
pioneer Americans heading West.

7. Saturday (August 16th) is National Tell a Joke Day...share one here.

         I went to the psychiatrist last week after having several recurring nightmares. 
        "Doc," I said, "one night I dream that I'm a teepee and the next night I dream I'm a wigwam.  Over and over this happens. I dream I'm a teepee, then a wigwam. What's wrong with me?"
         "Oh, I know exactly what's wrong with you," the doctor replied. "You're two tents."  

(too tense? get it?) 

8.  Insert your own random thought here.
Our oldest son (26) broke his leg (the fibula near the ankle) while playing paintball on Saturday. He was at the bachelor party weekend for his cousin and was jumping from one bunker to the next when his foot planted and he heard a snap. 

In true male fashion of this family, he was rather cavalier about letting his wife know he was hurt. In fact, this happened in Delaware around 1:30 and he didn't call her right away. In fact, he TEXTED her a few hours later when he decided (was forced? I don't know the whole story) to let his aunt take him to the hospital for x-rays. 

How would you like to get a text when you live 2.5 hours away: "Hey, babe, so I think my leg is broken. I'm on the way to the ER."

He is scheduled for surgery at Johns Hopkins tomorrow morning at 6:30.  He needs a plate and screws, I think. (He doesn't tell me anything.)  I plan to sit with his wife while he's under the knife. Please pray for us all, including our daughter-in-law who is now the primary caregiver  for my daring darling of a son. (I'm trying not to cheer about that little perk of marrying off a 6'6" child who has no patience for sitting around doing nothing but healing.)

Good news is he obtained hero status in the game. Their team of 8 took on a team of 15 guys.  He was the last man standing on Team Bachelor, so he went down fighting and we're all proud of him for that!

--Oops, that HP took 40 minutes to write,  not 13.---


Marla said...

So sorry to hear about your son! At least he is young and hopefully he will mend quickly. Sounds like he is going to become "bionic" with pins and a plate! I was impressed that you answered that you are hoping to hold a GREAT-grandchild in your old age. I'm just hoping for a grandchild! ha!

April said...

Sorry to hear about your son, Zoanna...prayers for a full and speedy recovery! Reminds me of what Abby did when she had a car wreck several months ago. She TEXTED me! Can you believe it? I about croaked!

Joyce said...

Well texting is this generation's modus operandi, but I still think it should be reserved for less than an emergency. Course I guess we have to agree on what is the definition of emergency : ) Enjoy your week...hope your son does well with the surgery and recovery!

Lea said...

Oh, sure do hope all goes smooth as silk for your son and that he heals "good as new." Yes, texting is taking over the world, I do believe.

Sally Henry said...

Hi friend! Sorry I'm just now reading your hodgepodge - things have been a little nuts! I'm glad your son is ok - but honestly, my sympathy goes to his WIFE! Nothing worse than a 6'6" grown man who is incapacitated... I know this from experience. But yeah - a TEXT? I hope his wife gave him 'the look" when she saw him next. That's almost as bad as my brother posting on FB last week "So this is what the inside of an ER looks like" - just about gave my mom a heart attack!

Sally Henry said...

Oh - and no HP tomorrow... but I"ll be blogging anyway - you just can't make up the stuff that happened on my way to Saint Louis last week - it MUST be blogged!