Wednesday, August 24, 2016

Wednesday Hodgepodge

1. It's National Waffle Day (August 24th)...what decision are you currently 'waffling over'? (or share one you've recently 'waffled over')

There are several pretty big decisions we've been waffling over recently. Nothing I care to divulge at this moment.

2. It's the middle of August, but I'm already seeing lots of autumn-related posts. Do you think we rush the seasons? If so, does that bother you?

It does seem as if the seasons are getting a little rushed, but I have no problem with that. I'll eat pumpkin and apple pies and other autumn related things year round. I can enjoy hot chocolate in July and an ice cold lemonade in December. I don't decorate the house, ever, so seasonal things really don't affect me that much. As far as Christmas things being put out in stores in October ...... I'm one of those people who secretly loves it, but doesn't dare mention it because of everyone else raising a ruckus about it.

I saw (here) an end of summer bucket list that included-

make s'mores, read a new (or favorite) book in the park, eat something delicious and bad for you at a state fair, be a tourist for the day, have a pot luck picnic, book a last minute summer getaway, relax by or in the pool, take a hike to watch the sunset, have a day on the lake, try a new summer recipe

Which activities on the list might you squeeze in before summer officially comes to a close? 

We'll probably try to squeeze in a little getaway before the weather gets cold. That is, if part of a day, and local, counts as a little getaway.

I haven't seen the sun set in a long time. I might have to hike up to the fields above our house and park out to watch a sunset one of these evenings.

There will be a new recipe or two tried as well.
3. Your favorite summertime 'art' found in nature?

I really love ferns, wild flowers, and butterflies. So pretty and peaceful.

4. Stephen R. Covey is quoted as saying 'We judge ourselves by our intentions, and others by their actions.' Agree or no? Do you define yourself based on your intentions, your actions, or something else? 

I think I tend to agree with that, and define myself with a mixture of intentions, actions, and something else.
5. Are you useful in a crisis? Elaborate. 

That depends on what qualifies as a crisis. Fires, floods, and tornadoes ..... I haven't had to really find out. When ever the tornadoes went through our area I was pretty much useless because of my broken ankle.

Accidents .... I have surprised myself that I was able to function above and beyond what I thought I would be capable of.

Everyday crisis ... such as a cooking disaster happening in the kitchen with hungry guests sitting in the living room. I'm pretty calm and useful.

6. What's been your go-to dish this summer? Is it something you'll continue making as the seasons change?

Hamburgers, and yes we'll have them even when the seasons change.
7. Adult coloring books are a thing now. Have you jumped on the bandwagon? If not is this something you think you might enjoy?

I have seen them. I don't understand why they have become a trend. I enjoy coloring, and will help Buddy quite often, with fun normal coloring books. There is no way I want to spend time coloring tiny, often senseless, doodles.

8.  Insert your own random thought here.

Look who we saw. :)



  1. Oh my gosh, Tow Mater. That's great. :)
    Hope you get to go on your getaway and your hike!

  2. I love the butterfly comment! Perfect and peaceful art! Tow Mater rocks! Just visiting from Hodgepodge!

  3. We're in an apt while we build so no grilling. There's a grill area in the complex, but not close to our side so kind of a pain to lug all the stuff we'd need over there. I've missed it a lot. Hope you enjoy your getaway!

  4. So I finally meet a blogger who doesn't decorate! I have wondered about myself and my lack of imagination at changing of seasons! I will say I love Christmas decorations, but we aren't elaborate around here and use the same stuff every year. THe coloring books are crazy, however, the one I bought is scriptural with floral and bird designs. I colored one and a half pages and gave it up.

  5. This blogger doesn't decorate for the seasons very much either; however, I do change up the mantel and a few additional touches for fall because it is my favorite season and I love the colors. We are never home for Christmas, so I only do something simple with lights on a timer that can be seen through the front door. Life gets much too complicated some times, doesn't it.

  6. I do very little decorating for the holidays as well. Less and less as I get older. Have a good week.

  7. I don't decorate for the seasons much either except to change a crochet garland on the kitchen island. A few years ago I made one for each of the seasons, snowflakes, autumn leaves, flowers. My Grandson would be so happy to see Tow Mater. How fun!

  8. I see so many others decorating their homes for the seasons. I tend to decorate for Christmas only and leave it up until about February 1. But that's only to help deal with the never-ending snow up here. I'm thinking that this year maybe I'll take a whole week to celebrate Easter. It was a great idea I found in a book, 'Surprised by Hope,' by N.T. Wright. As Christians, it should be the most celebrated of all - a risen savior! I hope you get a chance to view the sunset. I think that September has the most beautiful sunrises and sunsets. A short getaway sounds nice too. Ours will be to southern Wisconsin.

  9. Got to love Tow Mater. He is every redneck's dream car.

  10. I feel the same way as your #3. Heavenly Father is the greatest artists. His flowers, even those that some people consider weeds, are absolutely beautiful and butterflies are awesome. How wonderful to be able to fly around from flower to flower. :)

    Have a blessed week!

  11. I would say part of a day and local counts completely! (That's about the scope of our usual getaway as well.)

    Butterflies, yes! Forgot about those.

  12. Tow Mater happens to be a favorite around here. :) My boys would love to see that! :) Have a great day and God bless. :)

  13. Tow Mater happens to be a favorite around here. :) My boys would love to see that! :) Have a great day and God bless. :)

  14. Well, I enjoy decorating for all the seasons but sure would save myself a lot of work if I didn't. :o)) I think all kids love bubble wrap. My Grans certainly do. Happy weekend!

  15. Our Christmas tree lives on the front porch; it takes an hour to dismantle and two hours to put it back together, not counting hauling it back and forth to the barn for storage. Somethings are just waaay too much effort. This year, The Squire didn't even take off the decorations, and some of them faded in the sun.
    I have several wreathes for the back door - which is the one everybody uses, and that's the extent of my "seasonal" decorating.


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