Wednesday, May 14, 2014

Wednesday Hodgepodge


1. It's still May, right? When were you last in the middle of something that might be described as mayhem?

Only a few more rooms and I will officially be done with spring house cleaning. Yesterday we tackled the living room. It felt like a bit of a mayhem when everything was pulled apart.

A description I heard from a certain boy who apparently is tired of the whole housecleaning scene. "Housecleaning is the dumbest thing, you pull everything apart, make a huge mess, then put everything away and say it looks so much better now."

2. When did you last feel dismayed?

Nothing really serious, but I was a little dismayed when I went to pay some bills and discovered I was out of stamps.

3. What's a food combination you like, but other people may find strange?

Homemade bread slathered with butter and drowned in a heap of fresh peaches.

4. "It is never too late to be what you might have been." Do you think that's true? Why or why not?

I think it's both true and untrue. I think it's great to follow your dreams and live up to your potential even if you get a late start, but I do think there is a point in time when it is too late. This is why I like looking ahead and asking myself, "What will I consider to have been important once I'm eighty and looking back over my life?"

5. US News and World Report listed the best historic destinations in the US as follows-Washington D.C, Philadelphia PA, Williamsburg VA, Charleston SC, Boston MA, Richmond VA, Savannah, GA, Santa Fe NM, Yellowstone, San Antonio TX, San Francisco CA, New Orleans LA, and Charlottesville VA.

Of those listed how many have you seen in person? Which two sites on the list would you most like to see in person?

Been to:

Washington D.C.
Philadelphia PA
Charleston SC
Richmond VA
Charlottesville VA
Santa Fe NM

The two places I would like to see are:

Savannah GA
Yellowstone

6. May is National Physical Fitness and Sports Month. If you had to participate in a single fitness activity for the next half hour, which activity would you choose?

Probably go for a walk.

7. What did you like best about the city, town, or neighborhood where you grew up?

The people, the fresh mountain air, actually it's hard  thinking of something I didn't like about the area I grew up.

8.  Insert your own random thought here. 

It's that time of year when hiking on nearby trails is a fun way to spend a few hours every once in a while.
LV has been dreaming of hiking the entire Appalachian Trail since before we were married. I don't think he ever will, but we are both enjoying following the details one of LV's friends is sharing about hiking the trail. He and his wife started in Georgia a little over a month ago, and are hoping to hike the entire distance of over 2,000 mile.

Hop over to their blog, Appalachian Journey,  to see their latest adventures.

19 comments:

  1. I think homemade bread topped with peaches sounds like a winner to me! I admire anyone who hikes the Appalachian Trail...that's quite the accomplishment! You would love Savannah, GA. Such a beautiful and historic city.

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    1. My feet ache at the thought of hiking the entire trail! Savannah intrigues me, and I look forward to visiting it some day.

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  2. ,,,,top that homemade peach 'sandwich' with real whipped cream and I'm there at your doorstep!!!

    Yep, fresh mountain air...clean, not polluted...perfect place to grow up.

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    1. Looking forward to fresh ripe peaches, store bought simply don't compare.

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  3. Peaches, butter andbread! What's not to like about that? I'll be right over.

    I see we are among the few who thought ofrealistic exceptionsto that altruistic statement/question.

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    1. I think peaches and butter bread is really good, LV and the children think it is weird.

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  4. The Appalachian trail is SO gorgeous! We hiked part of it - not the whole thing, of course, we had little ones - but still, amazing! And if you do get the chance, do go to Yellowstone - it's absolutely incredible!

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    1. The trail isn't very from from us, but we've never been hiking on it.

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  5. I have often thought it would be great to walk the Appalachian Trail! What a great experience that would be. Fresh bread and peach jam is my favorite. :-)

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    1. I think I would have enjoyed hiking the trail fifteen years ago, but I have zero desire to attempt it now.

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  6. I just have a question, if I may....do you find keeping your own home more work than that of your childhood home? Assuming you may have more belongings than what most Amish families would own. I have been on a weeding spree in my home for the last few years......learning less is more , and also realizing that " much stuff " isn't really needed. Just a curious thought :) Thanks Mary Anne Blessings

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    1. In some ways our home is still very Amish. Walls are still bare and I don't have any knick knacks simply setting around. I heartily dislike the carpeting on the floors, I find those much harder to keep clean. Otherwise it's basically the same as it would be if we were still Amish.

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    2. Thanks Mary...I despise my living room carpet. Wish I had all hardwood flooring

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  7. I walk every day with my dog! ;) That's the trouble with cleaning or redecorating the living room, you have the clean up the mess again after things are pulled apart. I hope you have a great week!

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    1. I don't particularly care for the mess that deep cleaning creates, but I love the feeling of knowing every inch has been cleaned.

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  8. I'm jealous, way to go on the Spring Cleaning. I am way too lazy these days. That is a very interesting combination but sounds like it is very tasty! Love Yellowstone, hope you get to go someday.

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    1. I really looking forward to visiting Yellowstone someday!

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  9. Sometimes I have the same kind of thoughts about housecleaning, ha ha! I hope you do get to go to Yellowstone one day. It is so pretty! And that peach covered bread...yummy!

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    1. Peach covered bread is surprisingly delicious!

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