Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Wednesday Hodgepodge

1. What was your biggest worry five years ago?  Is it still a worry?

One of my biggest worries five years ago was that Sailor would have a really hard time with school, especially with math.

Thankfully that is no longer a worry. Somewhere along the line something clicked and he is now a math whiz and counts it among his favorite subjects.

2. Yesterday (October 15th) was National Grouch Day...what makes you grouchy? What cheers you up when you're feeling grouchy?

Heat makes me grouchy. Having a nice air conditioned place to cool off cheers me up, as well as a tall glass of ice cold lemonade.

3.  In one word, how does it feel to be photographed?


4. Besides your parents, who would you say had the greatest influence on you in choosing your life path?  Explain.


All the major decisions and happenings in my life have been directly influenced by my husband.

5. The crisp days of autumn are here ...what's something you like to eat, but only if it's crisp?

Iceberg lettuce.

Sailor loves cooking and experimenting in the kitchen and I usually cheerfully taste any concoction he creates, but being served with wilted lettuce dripping in melted butter was too much.

6. What's the most useless object you own?

A bread dough mixer. I never, ever use it. It's much faster and easier to simply make a loaf or two by hand than drag out that contraption and use it. Maybe if I'd make six loaves of bread at a time like we used to while I was growing up I might give it a try again, but for the past fourteen years it has been resting in the storeroom.

7.  Share a favorite fall memory.

One of my favorite fall memories is the day LV and I attended a wedding in a neighboring church district. The twelve mile ride in the buggy was perfect, the horse seemed to know we weren't in a hurry, having started off early enough to allow him to walk most of the way. Orange and yellow leaves glistened in the morning sun as the frost melted away. We both knew that the entire community would find out we were courting that evening when all the steady couples entered the house together and we would be among that group.

8.  Insert your own random thought here.

Rosebud and I are already working on choosing our Thanksgiving menu. We don't do the whole turkey thing since we would all much rather have a feast of our favorite foods and try out a few new recipes as well.


  1. Haha - I have a bread maker I've never used too! :)

  2. You have a lovely blog and I am so interested to read your story from Amish to ??

  3. Thanks for stopping by my page today! I enjoyed reading your Hodgepodge answers and look forward to getting to know you through Blogger!

  4. Your buggy ride sounds so beautiful. What a special memory to have tucked away. I like crisp lettuce, too. I make six loaves of bread at a time all by hand. I had a breadmaker once and sold it for ten dollars at a yard sale.

  5. What a sweet fall memory :) I don't think I could have ate the wilted lettuce with melted butter either!

  6. What a beautiful fall memory you have :) I love it!
    I'll agree with you about the heat. It has a way of making me grouchy, too!

  7. I also don't care for the heat very much but detest snow. Not easily please I guess!
    That is a beautiful fall memory.

  8. Your five year ago worry sounds like my worries now. My husband is French, so we are sending our daughter to French language school (we're Canadian, and it's pretty common where we are). And while she understands French, she's shy to speak and I'm worried she'll have a hard time keeping up. She's also sensitive and shy, so I'm worried about the social aspect of school for her too.

    I'm hoping I look back a few years from now and wonder what I was concerned about.

    As an aside, I'm so happy to have found your blog. I hope it's okay to say - but I find Amish culture very interesting. We vacationed in the Poconos about five years ago and spent some time touring the area and saw a bit of the Amish area. Just beautiful.

  9. What a beautiful fall memory. I am interested in the Amish culture. Thanks so much for stopping in and I hope you continue.

  10. Yes the heat will make me grouchy too so I often stay inside! So nice to meet you. Enjoyed reading your answers and I will have to come back to read about your journey.

  11. Ewwwww, heated lettuce with butter. No way. Which reminds me of my mother who used to snip the new lettuce coming up in her garden and heating it, serving it with cream. OMG....gag city!!!

  12. Your post reminded me I have a bread machine : ) I forgot! It's stuck under a cabinet and I haven't touched it since we moved back from overseas four years ago. We try not to eat a lot of bread, and homemade is impossible to resist!


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