Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Wednesday Hodgepodge


1. The Summer Olympics officially begin this Friday night...will you be watching? If you could see just one event in person which one would you pick?

As strange as it may sound I'm really not that into the summer Olympics. I would much rather watch the winter Olympics with all the skiing and other winter sports.
2.Do lazy days make you feel rested or unproductive?

Sundays are our lazy days and they always make me feel rested and rejuvenated and ready to tackle another week.
3. July 25th is 'officially' Threading the Needle Day...can you sew? On a scale of 1-10 with 1 being not at all and 10 being Betsy Ross-like, how would you rate your skill with a needle and thread?

I really enjoy sewing. I mastered the ultimate Amish sewing skill; that of making a well fitting mutza which is basically the Amish version of a tuxedo. There are some sewing techniques that I still want to learn and because of that I will rate my skill at an eight.

4. 'Threading the Needle' can also mean to walk a fine line between two things or issues (think awkward social situation). When was the last time you had to 'thread the needle', figuratively speaking?

When the subject of politics comes up I try not to get too involved even though I have strong opinions I don't think every one else needs to know what they are and I don't enjoy getting into arguments.

5. Kidney, pinto, black, or navy...your favorite bean?

Of these four probably pinto and navy. Our family prefers dwarf horticultural beans and I used to raise a lot of them every year.
6. Have you ever hosted a garage sale? Was it more success or bust?

Yes, I hosted a yard sale six years ago and it was very successful.

 
7. What makes you roll your eyes?

I try not to but I often have the urge to do so when Sailor tries to do tricks he read in an ancient Book of Knowledge set.
8. Insert your own random thought here.

I think I'll be glad once the month of July is over. There has been so much hard and less than pleasant things happening.

Yesterday it involved one of my girlhood friends. We have been having a lot of rain and everything is more on the wet side around here so that farmers aren't really able to get into their fields.

Yesterday forenoon Mary, her husband and two little children decided to go pick blackberries. I can only imagine how happy the children were to have the whole family go picking berries and Mary still enjoying one last outing before being confined to the house for six weeks since her baby was due any day.

Mid forenoon a shower popped up like it often does here in the mountains and they stood under some pine trees to seek shelter from the rain. Unfortunately the tree Mary chose was hit by lightening and she was killed.

21 comments:

  1. Oh my Heavens! I AM SO SORRY! Please know that Mary's family and you are in my prayers.

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  2. So sorry about your friend. I heard about it on the news and said a prayer for the family. What a horrendous ending to a fun filled afternoon with the family. So enjoy reading your blog. Wendy

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  3. Sosososo sorry to hear about Mary!!

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  4. Oh! How sad...I will keep Mary and her family in my prayers.

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  5. I am so sad to hear about the loss of your friend. You and her family are in my prayers. Know that the Lord is holding you close in His loving arms.

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  6. So sorry to hear about your friend. Prayers for the family.

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  7. I read that article last night in our local paper and i cannot imagine.. such a sad turn of events.. I am so sorry to hear that this was an acquaintance..My prayers are with her husband and children at this time...

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  8. Oh my goodness, what a sad story :( My heart is literally racing after reading about that. Her family will be in my prayers - I can not even imagine!

    On to the Olympics - skiing stresses me out because I am always worried one of the athletes will fall! I much prefer swimming :)

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  9. Such a terrible tragedy!I can understand why you are ready to see the month end.

    On a lighter note, I've never ever heard of dwarf horticulture Taylor beans but they looked very intriguing when I clicked on your link. I'm curious to know how one would best prepare and enjoy them.

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  10. Oh my word! I'm so sorry for the tragic loss of your friend. I will add her family to my prayers. Take care!

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  11. So sad! I know she & her baby are in Gods hands but I will be praying for the family left behind. Our weather is so scary this year, may God bless all of you!

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  12. I am so sorry to hear of this ... what a frightening thing for the children and the Dad, too. Every time it storms. I will be praying that the Lord will fill their hearts and minds with good memories and that as hard as this is, they will look to Him for comfort.

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  13. I had read about this mom and her baby - so sad. My condolences to out to you and to her husband and children.

    As for the Olympics, I have very little interest in them. They've gotten too political and too commercial.

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  14. I have been praying for the family of Mary since I heard the tragic news yesterday. It's so sad for her husband and children.

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  15. oh my gracious! I'm so sorry for the loss of your friend!

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  16. I was thinking about you when I read that story yesterday. I had a sinking feeling that since you grew up in that area, that you may have known her. I'm so so sorry for the loss of your friend.

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  17. I am so sorry to hear about your loss and the loss to your friend's family. Erik posted this devastating story over on Amish America yesterday. So much sympathy and many prayers being sent to her family and friends. My thoughts are with you!

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  18. I read about that on my facebook page. My prayers are with her family. So sad that the little ones have lost their mother.

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  19. I had heard about that lady being struck by lightening but had no idea that you knew her. You have had the worst July in forever and have had to deal with so many upsetting things. I'll pray for a light, uneventful rest of the summer for you. ♥

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  20. I'm so sorry to hear about Mary; her family will b in my thoughts and prayers!

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  21. I'm so sorry about the loss of your friend. What a tragedy!

    Goedele

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