Wednesday, August 19, 2015

Highway to Hodgepodge

So, we are 19 days into the month, and I am finally writing a blog post. August has been busy! And fun! And busy! I am happy to be back to blogging today by participating in one of my favorites, the world famous Wednesday Hodgepodge. Thanks as always to our hostess Joyce, who is having a busy summer of her own. Be sure to click on the button below to pay her a visit, and check out the rest of the Hodgepodgers as well.

And now, here are her questions and my answers:
1. Way back when (the Hodgepodge bicentennial to be precise) several of you submitted questions as part of a giveaway I was hosting. I went back to that list for inspiration today and found a question  submitted by Marla, who blogs over at Marla's Musings. Thanks Marla! 

She asks-At what age did you feel like a 'grown-up'? What keeps you young now?

I think I felt like a grown-up at the ripe old age of 21 when I walked down the aisle and said "I do". We were oh-so-young as we drove off into our future, and we couldn't begin to imagine the road we would travel, the love we would share, the ups and the downs, and the blessings that would be bestowed upon us. God is good, all the time.
What keeps me young? The five (going on six) littles in this photo (with newlyweds Uncle Adam and Aunt Courtney), along with their parents and aunts and uncles in our big, crazy, (usually) happy family. :) Love them all.

2. When did you last buy a vehicle? Was this by design or because you had no other option? Was the car/truck purchased for your own personal use or was it bought for someone else to drive? On a scale of 1-10 (with 10 being delightful and 1 being 'pass the Excedrin') how would you rate the experience?

We bought a new vehicle about a month ago. It was purchased on the advice of our car salesman, who had a car he thought we would like. We drive our vehicles for a long time, and since we were nearing 200,000 miles on the old Tahoe, he urged us to trade before the value dropped.

We are now the proud owners of a shiny new Ford Expedition. (Well, it was shiny when we drove it off the lot.) :)
The experience rating was a 10 (being delightful), as was the handsome and helpful salesman (our son, Jonathan). He's available, ladies… gainfully employed, fun-loving, new homeowner, and excellent car salesman!

3. Corn bread, corn chips, corn pudding, corn on the cob, cornflakes, corn chowder-your favorite of the corn-y foods listed? What needs to be served alongside your selection?

Corn on the cob, of course, heated through and rolled in butter. Delicious!
(Son Andrew, circa 1987 or so.)

4. What's something in your life that regularly requires you to 'put your thinking cap on'?

Math, of course.

5. Share a favorite movie set in a school or classroom, or whose theme relates to school days in some way.

Grease. Dear old Rydell High.

6. Reading, writing, and 'rithmatic' are commonly referred to as the three R's. What are the three R's in your life right now?

Ready to meet our new grandson!
Reservations for An Evening With Sandi Patti tomorrow night. Yay!!
Resting after my very busy week. (More on that in an upcoming post.)

7. What's something you've learned or tried recently you can say was as 'easy as ABC'?

Parking the pontoon boat.

8. Insert your own random thought here.

We celebrated my dad's 83rd birthday earlier this month with a pizza party on the porch and a Dairy Queen ice cream cake for dessert. He posed with Ella and Haleigh who had just come from the Indiana State Fair where they got their faces painted. 
Happy Birthday, Boomie!


Cranberry Morning said...

What wonderful and fun family photos!! And I can still hear that pretty and unique singing voice of Olivia Newton John!

Joyce said...

What a lovely family you have! Have you considered submitting your son's name to Kelly's Corner Singles Day. She does them periodically and has had many successful matches. Not sure how your son would feel about it, but you wouldn't neccessarily need to tell him until after the fact. teehee.

Cheryl said...

You have a beautiful family! I chose Grease as my movie pick John Travolta and Olivia Newton John together. What an adorable picture of your son eating that corn on the cob!

Terri D said...

So happy to catch up with you today! Hodgepodge is always fun. Love your photos, and hope that handsome son of yours finds Ms. Right soon! ;)

Lea said...

Oh, an evening with Sandi Patti would be so welcome right now. I attended one of her concerts years ago and I still love her singing. I'm sure you will have a wonderful time. Enjoyable answers!

Lana Wallpe said...

Looks like we have a lot in common, expect the grandkids part!. Boilermaker here as well, former English teacher turned farm wife. I'm so jealous that your grans were at the Indiana State Fair. Here is it, the Year of the Farmer, and I don't think I am going to be able to make it down there this year! :-( Crazy life! Nice to meet you here at Hodgepodge.

Victoria Robbins said...

Congrats on the new The Ford Expedition, which looks monumental in every respect. It’s good that you got yourself one. It is the type of vehicle that can withstand the harshest terrain, so it’s particularly amazing if you’re very much into travelling and going on an adventure. Drive safe!

Victoria Robbins @ Diviniti Auto