Wednesday, October 14, 2015

Wednesday Hodgepodge - Birthday Hodgepodge

Joyce, at "From This Side of the Pond" does a weekly Hodgepodge and I thought I would join in since it's been so long. Read my answers and, then, click the picture above to go to her blog and check out what she and many others had to say.

1. What's something that has recently 'tried your patience'?

Oh, this one is far too easy. DOCTORS and DMEs. They will make you want to pull your hair out. No one just does their job anymore. Everyone passes the buck. "The doctor didn't fax it to us", "we faxed it, they had the wrong number", the list goes on. They don't call back in a timely manner (not even in the amount of time THEY put on their answering service or email service), they don't do what they say they will even when it's their idea, they just don't seem to really care if you get what you or your child needs.

2. Do you think patience comes to us naturally or is it something you have to learn as you grow? On a scale of 1-10 generally how patient are you? (1=I blow up at the drop of a hat and 10=I've got all the time in the world).

I am NOT a patient person, and I am learning to be because of the 2 Ds mentioned above. You can't make people do what they don't want to do before they want to do it. So, I am learning to breathe, relax, push when it's truly the right time, and try hard to be patient.

My natural level of patience is probably a 3. My forced level is probably a 7. So, not bad.

3. Share about a time when you felt like you could fly. Or a time you wished you could fly. Or a time you felt like you were flying.

Felt like I could fly? My last time I felt that way was about 2 weeks ago when my younger son responded immediately to a new supplement and it has changed his life, our lives, everyone's life. I felt like I was walking on clouds after that.

A time I wished I could fly? That's easy. Everytime we drove the 11 1/2 hours to see my Dad. Yikes. That's a long and tiring drive.

Felt like I was flying? Hmm, probably the last surgery I had which was many years ago. LOL. Good drugs.

4. Your favorite song with the word fly in the title or lyrics, or your favorite song that relates to flying in some way?

Sigh, Frankie baby!!! Frank Sinatra singing "Come Fly with Me". I love that song. I like all of Frank's music. I am a music lover of all the rat pack.

5. What's in your fall picnic basket and where are we picnicking in your neck of the woods this time of year?

Mmm, warm soup (tortilla is my favorite) or hot chili (both spicy and temp). A thermos full of hot cocoa or hot apple cider. This is so making me drool.

Where? That's a no brainer for me. There are a few small hills on our property, One has this massive tree on it that's just beautiful. We would sit next to it, not in the shade as we don't want to get too chilly. We would look out over the land and just breathe in the quiet beauty of 400 acres. If we turn our heads we can see the cattle farm next to us and watch cows grazing oh so serenely in the pasture.

6.  Carpentry, electrical, plumbing, landscaping...which skill would you most like to possess and how would you put that skill to use today?

Carpentry! This is actually a very timely question. An organization is building us a ramp for my son's wheelchair this weekend. I wish I had those mad skills to really get out there and lead the charge. Oh, I can swing a hammer, but that's as far as my carpentry skills go.

7. What's something you think is too expensive to justify buying lately?

So far, a new computer. Mine broke (I mean physically broke into two pieces). I am using it right now, but it's just not been in the budget to buy a new one with the medical expenses we have had. However, I have a sneaky suspicion my husband is buying me one for my birthday this week.

8. Insert your own random thought here.

Not to make this all about me but ... it's my birthday this week (2 days). Wish me a happy birthday!!!


  1. Well I am all about making a big deal of my own birthday, and think birthdays should definitely be celebrated. Happy birthday to you!



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