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Wednesday Hodgepodge

In my effort to blog more, I thought this week I would join in on Wednesday Hodgepodge at From This Side of the Pond. Seems kind of fun! Here are the questions and my answers for this week.

When I look at the sky I feel ....

peaceful. I am immediately taken to the back patio at my parents' house in Florida, sitting and reading  a book, looking up and hearing the birds sing with the sun's warmth on my face. Ahhhh.....

If you had to run for political office, which one would you run for? Do you have any real desire to do this?

Go big or go home, right .. I'd just go ahead and run for President. I mean surely I could do a better job than Obama. Any real desire? Absolutely not! I wouldn't even consider running for mayor of our little town or city council or the school board. I would not do well dealing with the arguments of ignorant people. (I didn't say stupid, I said ignorant.)

What scent makes you think of home?

The smell of fresh tar. As a kid the city was always spreading tar and gravel on our streets to "fix" them. Of course they did it in the heat of the summer so it wouldn't solidify. Then it would get on the tires of your car and you could hear it spraying all up in the undercarriage when you drove. One time I had a bike wreck on a tar and graveled street and it was bad! Recently the city spread some tar over a bad spot in the road in front of our house. When Brynne and I ride our bikes over it our tires pop tar bubbles.

How often do you take a step back to think about where you're headed in life? Do you need more or less self-reflection?

I have imaginings of our family in the future, but I don't really reflect on where I will be personally. I am very happy and content in my life and would be more than happy to be doing what I am doing right now, except maybe with more traveling. My dream is for Rick and I get to get a nice camper and just travel throughout the United States, coming home to our family for special events and holidays. But then again I would be happy ending up in my parents' little house in Florida someday, too. Maybe I could use more self-reflection about who I really am and who I should really aspire to become. But, honestly, I just don't feel the necessity. Esse Quam Videri.

July is National Ice Cream month .... besides a cone, what is your favorite food item to top with ice cream?

I am not a big ice cream eater. But, I do love a scoop of vanilla ice cream in a lime Mister Misty at Dairy Queen. It's my favorite summer sweet treat.

What might your autobiography be called?

Contentment in White Trashville.

Your least favorite mode of transportation? Why?

Probably a bus. I've been on a group tour travel bus a couple of times for some trips and they are very uncomfortable. I cannot sleep and my knees and back always hurt.

Insert your own random thought here.


  1. I'm glad you joined the Hodgepodge this week. We rode a lot of buses when we lived overseas. That's just the way Europeans get around, and for the most part they are much cleaner and easier to navigate than what I've experienced here. Buses feel like a last resort here, but a first or second choice over there. So when's the wedding in your family? : )

    1. July 11, 2015. It's our first child and it's already all I think about. It's either going to be a really slow or fast year.

  2. I just started doing this hop a couple of weeks ago too! Fun!


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