Wednesday, October 28, 2015

Scary Wednesday Hodgepodge


It's time for Wednesday Hodgepodge. Joyce has given us some great questions this week. Check out my answers and then head over to her blog to read hers and others. 

1. Are you comfortable with silence? If you're home alone, do you like silence or do you need regular background noise? Do you seek out times and places to be silent? What's your favorite place to find silence/be silent?

I am a talker by nature. But, with the hustle and bustle of my life, I am really starting to enjoy silence and peace. I appreciate sitting down with a good book and having time to read. I don't turn on the TV or radio for "background noise". I don't need more noise in my life. (ha ha)

I love to go to my room and just stretch out on my bed with a good book or into our yard under a big tree with a cup of coffee and, again, a great book. 

2. October 28th is National Chocolate Day. Can't let that go by without a mention now, can we? Will you celebrate? How? Let's say you can have one of the following right this very minute... a cup of hot chocolate, a strawberry dipped in chocolate, a bowl of plain chocolate ice cream, or a slice of chocolate pie...what's your pleasure?

Mmmmm, chocolate. OK, wait, I am back. I, ,ironically, thankfully, happily, sadly, decided to start my healthier eating today. If I had only known...

My choice would be pain chocolate ice cream. I like hot chocolate and chocolate pie, but I really like a bowl of plain chocolate ice cream without anything added. I am a purist in that regard. 

3. How do you feel about blue jeans? Favorite thing in the world to wear or nope, don't own a single pair? How often do you wear blue jeans in a typical week? Do you own a blue jean jacket?

Jeans are good. But I am very warm natured so I don't wear them except in the winter or if I am going out hiking/walking around the pasture for protection. I do wear a lot of denim. I like denim. It moves with you, is soft after it's been washed a few times, and is versatile.

I don't own a jean jacket. Wow, I haven't thought about one in a long time. I had one when I was in high school. I was quite the bomb in it. (OK, probably not, but I liked my jean jacket)

4. Are you superstitious? If so, in what way?

Not even a little. I don't get superstitions. My kids have asked where different superstitions started and it's always interesting to look up their origins. 

5. If you had to come up with a costume using only things you have on hand right now, what could you come up with? 

Wow, I could go as a doctor or nurse with all these medical supplies, an injured patient, a pharmacist, pretty much anything medical. I could go as a chef with my kitchen items due to our scratch cooking we have to do with the kids diets. Oh, I could go as a librarian. I could carry around a few books (we have sooo many to choose from), put on my spectacles, sweep my hair into an up do, and whisper "Shhh" over and over. Yes, the list is long.

6. What scares you a little? What do you do when you feel scared?

I HATE MICE! I HATE MICE! I HATE MICE! Really, I do not like mice at all. When we first moved here no one had ever built a home on this piece of property. Wildlife was (and still is) plentiful. But that means mice decided to try and have a hayday in our home. I HATED that. Thankfully, with the help of a good mouser cat and some traps, we don't have them anymore. But, for a good year or two I lived in fear of the mouse.

What do I do when I find a mouse? I scream until my husband comes running to get it. I am not like that with anything else. I hate mice.

If I just have some fear or am anxious or scared, I pray or read my Bible. It helps bring me back to a place of calm and peace.


7. Perhaps today will be the day I ______________________________.

Figure out where to put everything! It seems there's always one small thing that doesn't have a home. 

8.  Insert your own random thought here.

Do you ever find yourself thinking things stay the same once you leave a place? You leave high school and then see a friend 20 years later and are shocked they aren't still 18? You leave a company and visit later and find most of the people you worked with aren't there anymore? Yeah, no? Well, I do that. We went to our old church this past weekend for a special event they were having. We moved and it was just too far of a drive to take each week. But, we wanted to attend this event so we decided to head up early and go for services as well. Our music minister is retiring. It's just odd to think a church service will happen and he won't be up there with his smiling face, his kind voice, and his powerful leadership each Sunday. My brain can't comprehend that. We don't even attend anymore but it seems the end of an era and is sad to me. How can I miss him and his wife (she plays the piano) when we don't even sit in those pews anymore? In my brain he is always leading the music and the pastor we had when we left will always be in the pulpit. Yeah, I know, but let me live in my delusion. 

8 comments:

  1. We move a lot and often return to the places and people we left behind. Sometimes it's hard to see the changes. I feel like I keep up with friends on Facebook so seeing them in person isn't as shocking. I'm older too : ) I am with you 100% on the mice thing. Shudder!!!

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  2. I've never thought to do research on how superstitions got started. That sounds interesting, and I might have to do some soon.

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    1. My kids are very curious and we look up a lot of things each week. I am learning a lot too.

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  3. Praying always calms me fears, too. I'm not a fan of mice, either...or roaches, or snakes, or spiders!

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    1. UGH! We lived in South Carolina for one year and I had enough roaches (or water bugs as I have heard them referred to) to last me a lifetime. We lived right next to a creek and they seemed to love my house more than the outdoors. I was so glad to leave them behind. I haven't had one since.

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    1. Oh, rats would have me completely undone.

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