Wednesday, June 4, 2014

Wednesday Hodgepodge

1. I've read several posts and status updates recently describing end of year school field trips. Do you remember taking school field trips as a kid? Where did you go and do you recall a favorite? For any parents responding today, have you ever chaperoned a school field trip, and if so where?

In our school we used to have an end of year nature hike. It was the highlight of our year. Right after our morning school devotions we would hike to nearby woods where we would play all day. Grey Wolf, Hide and Seek, and a few other games were a lot of fun.

2. What's something you're tired of seeing online?

Advertisements. The ones I see the most are for Zulily, Stanley Steemer, Dominoes, and insurance. Most of the time I can ignore them quite easily, but occasionally when I see my books pop up on someone else's site it catches my attention. I know ads are based on my search history, but they really do no good. I never click on any of them.

3. June is the month for roses. Which of the following expressions would you say has most recently applied to your life-'everything's coming up roses', 'there's no rose without a thorn', 'came out smelling like a rose', or 'wearing rose-colored glasses'? 

Probably everything is coming up roses. Life is good, nothing huge, just simply enjoying life and some opportunities that appear to be knocking on our door.

4. When grilling outdoors do you prefer gas or charcoal? Who does the grilling at your house? What's the last thing you ate that was cooked on a grill?

I don't like grilled things, period. We used to have a charcoal grill, but have a gas grill now. The food never tastes good to me when prepared on either grill. I don't like outdoorsy lightly burned, or as others call it, grilled flavor. The last thing I ate that was cooked on a grill was chicken.

5. Are you afraid of the dark?

No, the dark does not bother me. It used to when I was a little girl when I imagined snakes and wolves lurking in the basement. Thankfully I grew out of that.

6. Share a favorite song with a number in it's title.

Flight Number 7.  I had almost forgotten about that song, definitely not a favorite, but it's the only thing that comes to mind that has a number in the title.

7. "Everything that irritates us about others can lead us to an understanding of ourselves."(C.G. Jung). Do you agree? Why or why not?

I think there is a lot of truth to that. I find things that irritate me about others, when I look more closely at myself I actually have some of the same tendencies and I see it is an area in my life I should work on. This isn't always the case and instead it may be something I have to learn to be more patient or forgiving.

8.  Insert your own random thought here.

The rhododendron bush by our front porch is beginning to bloom. I love it, even if it means that bumblebees seem to love it too.
 

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    1. It used to be the highlight of our school year!

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  2. We lost our rhododendron bush to the cold this winter. Love yours!

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    1. How sad! Hopefully you'll be able to get a new one.

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    1. Sorry - storm knocking out my connection and comment vanished! J

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  4. I never click on advertisements, either. Does anybody?
    Your rhododendron bush is gorgeous! My parents have one that was at its peak a few weeks ago.

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    1. I wish rhododendrons would bloom all summer long!

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  5. I remember one year we went to a local park and went fishing. I also remember not catching anything and getting bored rather fast. It was always nice to be outside rather than in the classroom.

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    1. Being outdoors all day was a nice break from all the school work!

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  6. I don't honestly remember going on any field trips, but The Squire did chaperone a trip to the Smithsonian for our youngest when she was in the 6th grade. One of the girls in the class insisted upon leaning over the ropes and touching things that were clearly off limits, until the entire group was asked to leave the museum. The other girls *really* jumped all over her because of her behavior, and her father brought her here to personally apologize to my husband, and then made her do the same - over the loud speaker - at the school. I don't think she ever did that sort of thing again.

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    1. Oh, my! At least the parents stepped up to make her apologize,

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  7. I'm happy to hear that life is good for you :) Your rhododendron bush is beautiful.

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    1. It is lovely! A robin built its nest there, such a pretty place for a home!

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  8. Oh yes....you're so right about "Advertisements". That's why I have installed ADBLOCK Plus on my browser. It blocks ALL ads. And when it comes to advertisements, we dropped cable tv because 90% is ads.
    That bush is incredible!!! WOW

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    1. The bush is over 14 feet tall! I love it!

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  9. That flowering bush is so pretty. I love it and going to have to go find one to plant in my yard!

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    1. I hope you'll find one to plant in your yard. They're so pretty!

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  10. Your rhododendron bush is beautiful! Thank you for sharing! One of my favorite things about spring and summer is the profusion of flowers. :)

    I went on a lot of field trips as a student, and I have chaperoned many as the mom of public school, private Christian school and now home school students. One of my favorites was the field trip two years ago to Locust Grove House in Louisville, KY, which was the last residence of George Rogers Clark (he resided there with his sis and bro-in-law).

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    1. All the flowers is my favorite thing about spring and summer as well.

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  11. Love the flowers! Happy Hodgepodge!

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  12. What gorgeous rododendrons! Loved your post. Valerie

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  13. That rhododendron bush is absolutely stunning! I have never clicked on one of those online ads and yet they keep appearing. Quite annoying.
    Blessings,
    Betsy

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    1. I don't ever click on them either, search history seems to dictate what kind of ads that appear.

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  14. Your rhododendron is gorgeous! I don't click on the ads either, and it's a little creepy how they're geared to our preferences. I guess that's life in 2014. I'm trying to catch up after traveling, before Wednesday rolls around again : )

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