Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Wednesday hodgepodge - #1

This is my first time linking up to the Wednesday Hodgepodge over at From This Side of the Pond.  Every week she posts 7 questions and it is fun to see everyones answers!  Click on the link above to check out what other people are saying ...

1. Have you ever been 'asked' to report for jury duty? Were you chosen to serve? If not, were you happy or disappointed?  I was asked a couple times when I was in college but not since then.  It was easy to get out of it because I was an out of state student.  Strange that I was asked twice in four years but have been looked over every year since ...

2. On a scale of 1-10 (with 10 being very), how mechanically inclined are you? Give an example to back up your answer.  I guess that I would say a 2?  I don't know how to change a battery or a tire.  But I can recognize when I have a flat tire.  That's gotta count for something, right? 

3. Beets-cabbage-cauliflower-butternut squash....of the four, which is your favorite fall vegetable?  This is a tough one.  I like all of the above except cabbage.  I love beets pickled or fresh cooked.  Cauliflower is good raw or cooked.  Butternut squash is yummy too.  I would have to say it is a three way tie!

4. What do you recommend to overcome self-pity?  Definitely the Bible.  Realizing that God has a plan for your life and it is good

5. Do you enjoy classical music?  I won't put a classical CD on in the car but I enjoy listening to my son and his teacher play the piano.  I do appreciate classical music;  it just isn't my music of choice.
6. October is National Book Month...what's on your reading list this month?  I am reading Holy Cows & Hog Heaven by Joel Salatin right now.  It is one that I read before but wanted to read again.  I also ordered a free copy of  God's Story, Your Story: When His Becomes Yours by Max Lucado on my phone. Unfortunately it isn't free anymore.  It has been good so far ... I'm only on chapter 3. 

7. What is your idea of 'cute'?   Like most ... I think dogs and kids are adorable.  Here are some of my favorite cuties.   :-)

8. Insert your own random thought here.   Birthday parties are on my mind.  My daughter is having a birthday next month and I just got done planning it.  We went with a place that wasn't too expensive but not as cheap as having kids here for cake.  I remember having birthday parties growing up, usually sleepovers.  Cake and ice cream.  Now kids want their parties at laser factory, Build-a-bear, Bounce houses, bowling alleys, gymnastics places ... I could go on.  Our neighborhood pool offers cheap parties but unfortunately I didn't have any babies in the summer. :-( A pool party in November ... not a good idea.  Last year I decided to let both my boys have sleepovers.  5 kids each and their parties were 2 weeks apart.  My oldest's birthday was first and he was turning 10.  His party was calm but it was hard to get them to sleep.  Not too bad.  After the 10 year old sleepover party I thought, ok, I can do this.  Well ... 8 year olds are a different story.  It was exhausting!  The nerf battles were loud and lastest forever.  Injuries ensued.  I realized very quickly that there is a little big difference between 5 eight year olds and 5 ten year olds!  So, this year there will be no sleepovers and  I will pay for the party away from the house.  No clean up.  Activites planned for me.  Sounds like a perfect party.



  1. Birthday parties can be so stressful. Having it somewhere else helps to eliminate some of that stress. Good luck!

  2. Ah the slumber party birthdays. Girl slumber parties are also loud. And full of drama. : ) Enjoy your away from home party!

  3. Sounds like a good plan for the birthday party. They are so much more elaborate than when our kids were young. Hope your daughter enjoys the celebration!


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