Wednesday, May 21, 2014


It's a busy week around here, with Memorial Day sneaking right up on us. We'll be glad to get to the lake this weekend, although I'm sure the water will be pre-tty chilly! Hopefully we can enjoy some sunshine and boat rides.
In the meantime, it's time for a little Hodgepodge, hosted each Wednesday by our friend Joyce. Click on the button to see what she and the others have to say.
Here are her questions and my answers:
1. Under what circumstances do you do your best thinking?
In the car. Or maybe in the middle of the night. Any time I can be free of distractions. 

2. Are you a risk taker? What's one big risk you've taken?
I am not a risk taker. Remember that show, Deal or No Deal? I would take the deal and be done with it. Deal.

Since I don't take big risks, the only one I can think of is when I jumped off the high dock our first summer at the lake. You can read about it here.

3. Some of the most common phobias according to the National Institute for Mental Health are-fear of spiders (arachnaphobia), snakes (ophidiophobia), heights (acrophobia), fear of spaces from which escape is difficult (agoraphobia), fear of thunder and lightning (astrophobia), fear of dogs (cynophobia), injections (trypanophobia), social situations, flying (pteromerhanophobia) and fear of germs and dirt (mysophobia). True phobias affect only about 10% of adults, but of those listed which would you rate as your greatest fear?

I didn't even know it was a real thing, but mine is definitely trypanophobia. I don't like needles. At all. I managed to have 5 kids with only one IV. Total. And that was just because one baby was a teeny bit stubborn about making his appearance on his own. I'll let you figure out which one it was. I had to have a measles shot the day after David was born, and it was the worst part of the whole birth experience. For real.
All this reminds me of Lucy diagnosing Charlie Brown in A Charlie Brown Christmas. A classic.

4. Are you settled or do you feel the need to move somewhere new?
Settled. Definitely.

5. What is something you find annoying when dining in a restaurant?

Too much cell phone, too little conversation.
6. Daffodil yellow, sunset orange, spring green, or sky blue...your favorite color this time of year?
Beautiful daffodil yellow!
7. If you were going to take a holiday all by yourself, where would you go?
For me, part of the fun of taking a holiday is having the family come along. If I were to go by myself, I think I would go somewhere I could relax with a good book and no responsibilities. The mountains would be good. Or the ocean.

8.  Insert your own random thought here.
Jennifer and I went to see Jamalyn's daughter, Margaret, in a production of Annie Jr. on Saturday afternoon.
She was the cutest little orphan, and did a great job in her first production.
The cast was made up of actors and actresses between the ages of 8 and 18. They had obviously all worked very hard, and it was a great show.
 Of course, it's one of my favorites. 
Tomorrow, tomorrow, I love ya, tomorrow,
you're always a day away.
After the show, Margaret greeted her adoring public, and posed with her sweet mama.
Of course, I wanted to have a photo with the budding starlet as well. Great job, Margaret!


Anonymous said...

Five kids with only one IV? That's awesome!
Enjoy your weekend at the lake :) Sounds heavenly!

Joyce said...

I think I'd rather have a needle than be surprised by a snake : ) Our weather is still so cool. Usually tiny town's water ski team does their first performance on Memorial Day weekend. I cannot imagine getting in the lake here, even in a wetsuit. Enjoy your weekend!

tammy doane said...

Talking on a cell phone while dining with someone is terrible-I also mentioned this.

Sally Henry said...

I saw a meme the other day that said "When at a restaurant, everyone puts their phones in a pile. The first one to pick up their phone to check it has to pay the entire bill!" not a bad idea!

Terri D. said...

What a cutie!! It's great that your sweet grand could have that experience. I'm enjoying everyone's Hodgepodge today! Great answers!

Cathy said...

Yep, no doubt about it...I would have screamed if I had seen that bat too!

retired not tired said...

Definitely a star in the making!