Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Taking the Hodgepodge for Granite

People, can you seriously believe this is Volume 225 of the Wednesday Hodgepodge????
 At roughly 47 Hodgepodges per year (our dear hostess Joyce does take off for holidays and hectic days ONCE in a while).
that's a bundle of years' worth!

Thanks for keeping up the fun for us, Joyce!   I don't take it for granted. I appreciate the camaraderie and mental stimulation and chance for some nostalgia once in a while.

1. June 23rd is National Pink Day. What's your favorite something pink?

It's got to be a baby girl with pink cheeks wearing a pink dress. This baby girl 
is my niece about a year ago.

2. What did you enjoy most about gym class when you were in school? How about the least?

I enjoyed the competition the most, especially doing the ropes. Believe it or not, I was really good at rope climbing.  The least? Our gym uniform in Christian school. It made no sense whatsoever. The top was a white, short-sleeved oxford. The shorts were red polyester, to the knee--and skin tight. This look was supposedly "modest".   I beg to differ.

3. What memory is brought to mind by the smell of roses?

Realizing that the guy who I was crazy about and wanted to marry was also sweet on me, but he was too shy to give me red roses. He opted for yellow roses (symbol of friendship) but I got the hint! Yellow roses are still my favorite because of him, Mr. Conservative, my hubby of 28 and 1/2 years.

4. Do you prefer to read or write?

Read.  It takes less effort. But I do love to write.

5. Sam Keen is quoted as saying, 'Deep summer is when laziness finds respectability.' Would you agree? Is laziness ever respectable? How will you be lazy this summer?

Depends how uptight you want to get in defining laziness. I think relaxing after some hard work is acceptable. Sitting around  a long time before doing work is not respectable.  Summer is a good mix of both. I will be lazy, maybe, after we get the kitchen done and the kids moved into the new house, and we're on vacation.

6. The Florida Keys, Disney World, or a resort somewhere on the Gulf Coast...which Florida destination would you choose (and why) if the trip were today?

Somewhere in St. Petersburg. My precious girl will be moving there in August for a few months to take a nanny job with people she knows.  We went to Tampa when I was preggers with child #3--it was a second honeymoon that my husband won as a prize for running a 10K.  But no resort is better than being with people you love and miss, unless you can have both!

7. What question do you hate to answer?

Have you seen my (keys, phone, ipod, grey shirt, Philips screwdriver, tape measure, cup, flip-flops, school tie, ....)?  The thing being asked for is usually right in front of them, but even when I'm pointing and saying, "Look the other right..." it's as if I'm the only one with eyes or radar.  I think this lost-thing-finder is estrogen fed and estrogen saturated.

8.  Insert your own random thought here.

My granite countertops are being delivered today.  I'm just a wee bit excited!!!! 


Paula Kaye said...

How exciting to be getting new granite countertops. I am excited for you! I hate being asked "Where is...." unless they have first tried to find it for themselves. Have a great week

Elizabeth Day said...

Loved the yellow roses story. They were my dad's favorite and we had a huge spray done for his funeral. Oh my, that sounded rather sad, considering the beautiful outcome of your yellow rose experience. I'm surprised you answered reading rather than writing because you are such a gifted writer. I always enjoy and look forward to the humor you are so able to include even in the Hodgepodge answers.

Theresa said...

Yellow roses are beautiful. Pink are my favorite and red my least favorite. I agree with Elizabeth about you being a gifted writer. I always enjoy your answers :)

Marla said...

Your picture of something pink is the best! And, were the girl who could climb the rope up to the ceiling in gym class! I could barely get 5 feet off the ground and was jealous of you! lol E njoy the new countertops!

Carrie Bullock said...

I love yellow roses! Rope climbing, seriously?! Go you!

A Joyful Chaos said...

Aw.... yellow roses. Simply lovely! I dried the one and only yellow rose my husband ever gave me. It's still pretty.

Lea said...

Rope climbing, how impressive! And, like Libby, I'm surprised about the reading and writing because you are a great writer. Do show us pics of the granite. There are so many beautiful patterns.

Wendy said...

What a cute picture. Hope the worktops arrived ok. I hate it when hubby can't find something and he hasn't really looked for it. Especially when he then tries to blame me for moving said keys/phone/book etc and I haven't even touched them!lol