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Wednesday Hodgepodge

Are you comfortable with silence? If you're home alone, do you like silence or do you need regular background noise? Do you seek out times and places to be silent? What's your favorite place to find silence/be silent?

LOVE silence! I can sit in my house all day without anything turned on and my mom and I have been known to drive the 14 hours to Florida, and back, and never turn on the radio. It's not that I enjoy silence, it's that I need silence! I retreat to my bedroom several times a day for it. It would be my favorite place to go, but there is nothing better than a silent drive. Even my kids know and can expect silence on car rides.

October 28th is National Chocolate Day. Can't let that go by without a mention now, can we? Will you celebrate? How? Let's say you can have one of the following this very minute ... a cup of hot chocolate, a strawberry dipped in chocolate, a bowl of plain chocolate ice cream or a slice of chocolate pie ... what's your pleasure?

Why not celebrate?? I've got a box of Almond Joy instant chocolate pudding in the cabinet. I think I'll make it today! I'll make the kids some candy chocolate chip cookies while I'm at it. My most favorite chocolate thing to have, if I have a choice, is dark chocolate covered raisins/cranberries/blueberries/acai/whatever. But off of this list it would be a piece of chocolate pie.

How do you feel about blue jeans? Favorite thing in the world or nope, don't own a single pair? How often do you wear blue jeans in a typical week? Do you own a blue jean jacket?

Also LOVE blue jeans! I own several pair. In fact, I can't seem to get myself to get rid of any of them. I need to! If I'm not wearing my homeschooling uniform (yoga pants, workout top, cardigan), I am wearing jeans. I wear jeans with hoodies, nice shirts, sweaters, tennis shoes, boots, flats, it doesn't matter. I cut the sleeves out of my blue jean jacket a couple of years ago, and still have it. And I have a white denim jacket. But, I don't have an actual blue jean denim jacket anymore.

Are you superstitious? If so, in what way?

I am not really superstitious, but my mother ingrained a few things in me that I still follow today, like whatever door you walk out of in your house you have to walk back in the same door (don't go out the back door and then back in through the front door, etc.), you get seven year's bad luck if you walk under a ladder, and bad things happen in threes.

If you had to come up with a costume using only things you have on hand right now, what could you come up with?

I could come up with multiple costumes. I have kept remnants of so many past costumes that I could put together. Just yesterday Kyndal made a deer antler headband that she is going to pair with brown leggings, a tan top, a fur vest, and brown boots. We could have put that together without buying the few things we did. I could also make two previous costumes I made for the kids several years ago ... an attack dog trainer costume and a spa girl costume. Really all I need is a hot glue gun.

What scares you a little? What do you do when you feel scared?

I am really only scared of two things ... snakes and sharks. So, I stay away from situations where I might encounter either. When I feel scared my blood runs cold, I get short of breath, and I freeze in my spot.

Perhaps today will be the day I ...

get back outside and go for a run. I've been off my schedule, but, purposefully scheduled a 5K for Thanksgiving morning so that I keep it up. It's easy to not get up and run when it's cold in the morning.

Insert your own random thought here.

Let's go Royals!


  1. This year, for the first time I don't have a certain team I'm hoping will win the World Series. That makes for some calm baseball watching. :) Can't believe the season will soon be over. Somehow it seemed extra short to me this year.

  2. I too love silence and rarely have anything playing in the house during the day. However, in the car, I like music or news or something to entertain. How different we are and yet need our silence.

  3. Now that you mention it I guess I do sometimes think bad things come in threes. Mostly it's when I take note of a couple of bad things happening I might think there's one more to come. Almond Joy pudding? Hmmm...I might have to look for that one. Enjoy your day!


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