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Wednesday Hodgepodge - Part 2



On a scale of 1-10, how would you rate your summer so far? Why? (1=eh and 10=best summer ever)

I'd give our summer a solid 8, and that's pretty good since summer is my least favorite season. We have had some really great family time and have had a good mix of productivity and relaxation.

July 26th is National Aunts and Uncles Day. Did you have many aunts and uncles growing up? Were you especially close to any one or maybe all of them? Are you an aunt? Share a favorite memory relating to one of your own aunts or uncles or relating to a niece or nephew who call you Aunt.

I grew up in the town with my maternal aunt and uncle, so we spent a lot of family dinner time with them at my grandma's. That particular aunt, Aunt Rhonda, did not have children of her own so she spent a lot of time with us. She moved away a few years ago, but I still get to see her every couple of weeks when she comes to town for lunch at my mom's. My favorite memories are Christmas Eve with that aunt and uncle at my grandma's. I wasn't as close to my dad's siblings, but have always had good times when we have been together. My dad does have a half-sister who is only a month and a half older than me, so we spent a lot of time together as kids. I am Aunt to two nephews, four nieces, and one great niece. Being an Aunt is a lot of fun.

What's your favorite food dipped in chocolate? What your favorite food dipped in cheese?

Give me marshmallows dipped in chocolate and apples dipped in cheese fondu. Heck, let's just make a reservation at The Melting Pot so we can enjoy these things!

When were you last astonished by something? Explain.

When am I not astonished these days? I just don't get so much of what is going on in our world. This election, how Hillary Clinton isn't in prison let alone being allowed to run for President of our country, the back-stabbing division of our leaders, the violence, the pettiness, the hatred. I just don't know.

Surf board, paddle board, ironing board, Pinterest board, score board, clip board, bulletin board ... which board have you most recently encountered?

Out of these, it would be the Pinterest board. I have a lot of planning I am doing for school and our future so I am Pinning away these days. This is new territory for me. But the board I have encountered most recently is the long board that Dawson wiped out on last week and broke his clavicle. That's been a fun ride.

What's your favorite story from scripture? Why that story?

I have a few favorites ... Esther, Hosea, but my most favorite would be Ruth and Naomi. What's not to love about that story.

If you were to travel from the east coast to the west coast in your own country, which five cities would you most want to see?

Boston, Massachusetts
Charlotte, North Carolina
Gatlinburg, Tennessee
Colorado Springs, Colorado
Napa, California

Insert your own random thought here.

I just gotta share. In six months I will be in Hawaii visiting my good friend Cheryl! And I am so incredibly grateful for the opportunity. I can't wait to live like a local, do some hiking, some running, and live the island life for a week.

Comments

  1. The Melting Pot, YUM!
    Love the story of Ruth.
    Totally agree with your astonishment!
    A trip to Hawaii sounds wonderful, enjoy!

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  2. Hawaii! How fun! My husband just spent ten days there and made a list of all the sites to see and things for us to do together. Hoping for a trip next year. Enjoy yours!

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