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Wednesday Hodgepodge

Last thing you did on the spur of the moment?

Ummm .... I do not do spur of the moment. First of all I am a HUGE procrastinator, so even if I did have a spur idea, I would inevitably put it off. And I plan everything down to the most minute detail. I seriously cannot think of anything I just "up and did".

How well informed do you feel about the current Syrian refugee crisis?

Everything I know about it I learned from CNN Student News. The kids and I watch it every morning. Other than that, I do not watch the news on t.v., do not read newspapers, do not read news on the internet. I live in a vacuum.

What have you changed your mind about?

If you read my recent post about my Ketogenic diet then you know I have changed my mind about doing it. I have learned some very valuable things, and have made some adjustments due to that knowledge. But, realistically, it is too radical and not something I am going to stick with unless it comes down to a major health crisis and becomes a necessity.

A medium sized non-poisonous snake found it's way into the pool trap this weekend. If you'd been sitting poolside would you have fished it out? Gone running? Called for help? Pretended not to know? Continued swimming?

Choice No. 6 .... run away screaming after I woke up from fainting and then never come back to that pool again. Easy answer.

September 10th is National TV Dinner Day ... what's your idea of a great TV dinner? (Or at least a pretty good one!)

Salisbury steak with brown gravy and macaroni and cheese. Banquet, please.

Samuel Johnson is quoted as saying "Courage is reckoned the greatest of all virtues; because, unless a man has that virtue, he has no security for preserving any other." Would you agree? Where have you seen that played out recently? What's the second greatest virtue?

Reasonable thought, I guess. But do you have to have courage to have patience? I think that is the greatest virtue. For patience you just have to have mind over matter and self-control. So would self-control be the greatest virtue and then patience? Maybe. You certainly have to have courage to be strong enough to stand up for many other virtues. Take that license clerk, whatever her name is (see, I don't watch the news), who has been in jail for not issuing marriage licenses. She has a virtue of some kind she is standing on, but without courage she would certainly have not been able to uphold it.

What are three words you have trouble remembering how to spell?

Chihuahua (I have to say, outloud, "Chi - hua- hua", pronouncing 'hua' as 'huwa'), miscellaneous (so I opt for 'misc' most times), conscience (again I have to say "con" and then the word "science" to remember how to spell it).

Insert your own random thought here.

It's cloudy and cool and I really just want to snuggle back up and go back to sleep or read my book all day. But I need to get up and run ... cause I have a 5K on Saturday that I am not ready for. And then we have a super busy day today with schoolwork, speech therapy, and our first hosted WWII enrichment class. But it's cloudy and cool and I really want to snuggle back up and go back to sleep ... but I can't ... so I'm getting up ... after one more cup of coffee.


  1. Ha, I also say con - science. It's a great way to remember it. Good luck on your 5k. I need to run about that far on Sunday.

    1. Thank you! I managed 3.1 without dying this morning, so I guess I am ready.

  2. I need to go run, too, but it's been raining all morning and I'm just not feeling it. Might hit the treadmill, instead, though it makes me feel like hamster on a wheel. Good luck in your 5K this weekend!

    1. Thank you, April! I am running a 4-mile in two weeks (my first time) so my next week of running will be even more challenging!!

  3. Just catching up on last week's Hodgepodge posts so I hope your run went well. Finding a snake would make me run too!

  4. You might be too young, but did you ever watch the show WKRP in Cincinnati? They had an episode with the word chihuahua in it, and pronounced it exactly like it's spelled (chew-a-who-a-who-a). I think of that every time I see or say the word : ) Trying to catch up on last week's HP before next week's HP!


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