Wednesday, November 16, 2016

Wednesday Hodgepodge

1. Let's all think happy thoughts...share one of yours here.

Thinking of celebrating Thanksgiving next week, is one of my happy thoughts.
2. There's a Chinese proverb that says, "If you want happiness for an hour take a nap, if you want happiness for a day-go fishing...." What say you? If you want happiness for a day _____________.

Spending uninterrupted time with a good book sounds like a perfect way to have happiness for a day.

On the other hand spending a day making other people happy ... you couldn't help but being happy too.
3. Where do you go to decompress from the world around you? 

Home. It's the happiest place I know.
4. What song never fails to make you happy? 

Be Still my Soul by Scripture Lullabies never fails to make me feel peaceful and happy.
5. Wednesday is National Fast Food Day. Should that be a thing? Apparently it is, so tell us what's the last 'fast food' you consumed? If you were putting together your own version of a 'happy meal' what would you include? 

I can't even remember the last time I had fast food. I'm sure it included fries, but other than that I'm clueless.
My idea of a 'happy meal' would include my favorite fried chicken, broccoli salad, and cheesy potatoes.
6. In a few sentences tell us why you blog. 

The reason I started blogging was because I wanted to share my memories of growing up Amish for my children to be able to read and understand more of their heritage.

The reason I'm still blogging is because I love all the friends I've made in the 'bloggy' world. And I like being able to keep tidbits and slices of life to look back on in the years to come.
7. List seven things you're feeling especially grateful for today. 

First and foremost I'm especially grateful for the gift of Salvation. A furnace to keep our house warm. Cold, clean water straight from the faucet. Plenty of food in the refrigerator. A happy healthy family. Electricity. Music. Books.
8. Insert your own random thought here.

Some days ....

It all started when a part LV had ordered for a repair job he is working on arrived, but the company had sent the wrong thing. They provided a FedEx label to send it back and yesterday I was going to drop it off at a store on our way to the library.

Arriving at the store I lugged the big awkward package inside. The lady behind the shipping desk cheerfully informed me they no longer accept FedEx packages and I'll have to go to a town thirty miles away to get it shipped.

I wasn't thrilled with that idea, but I hoisted the box and proceeded to the door. Before I got there I came to an abrupt halt when my forehead met a very solid post/sign. I was stunned for a second, but quickly resumed my walking toward the exit, my head now throbbing viciously. I was greeted in the van with concerned children. "Why is your head bleeding?"

"I'm resurrecting my teenage klutziness," I informed them. They found the fact that I walked into something hilarious.

Since I don't have a cell phone, I decided to stop in at LV's workplace and find out where I'm supposed to go to get rid of this package. He wasn't there when I arrived, but his boss's wife after she got done laughing at what happened to my poor head was most helpful in finding a place that accepts FedEx packages.

I was happy to learn it was in the general vicinity of the library we were planning to visit. So off we went. Arriving at my destination I was dismayed to find the drop off was for tiny boxes and envelopes only. My box was bigger than the drop box. The very unfriendly guy there seemed happy at my predicament but when a friendly young lady noticed what I needed she directed me to another store.

Upon arriving I was finally able to get rid of that wretched package and we headed for the library. The books we wanted weren't in, so with my burning, throbbing head we quickly selected a few others and headed home. As I was driving along a bird flew over us and deposited a big splat on the windshield. The perfect ending to my less than perfect morning.



  1. If it makes you feel better, getting splatted by a bird is considered good luck. So sorry about your head. Have a great week.

  2. OW! Posts and things often jump out and hit me in the head also. I am probably the only person alive who can trip and fall while standing still. I really like your background.

  3. It's a new day : ) I have that same klutzy gene and just the other day hubs asked what I'd done to my knuckle because it had a big bruise on it. No idea. Hazards of moving I guess. Hope today is better for you. I love Thanksgiving too!

  4. Oh goodness! Your story though! Sounds like something that would have happened to me. Murphy was your shadow yesterday, that's for sure!!! Hope your head is better today.

  5. I didn't even think to be thankful for a fridge full of food but I am always telling my kids to be aware of how lucky we truly are.

  6. It sounds like you had an adventure. If you ever see a FedEx truck around, you can just give it to the driver. it sounds like you are very thankful for things some others take for granted. Have a great week.

  7. Sounds like a bad day...but I am sure the rest of the week will be better. We usually fast food for breakfast only. Mc donalds egg white delight a hash brown and a coffee.

  8. Oh my goodness, what a day you had! I did enjoy reading your other answers as well. I have always found the Amish to be fascinating people. I am following your blog now so I can read more about how you grew up! May you and your family enjoy a wonderful Thanksgiving together.

  9. WOW, you had quite a day, I'm glad it ended on a high note...italians believe that bird bombs are a sign of good luck to come. Hope it's a good sign for you!
    Lori in Blue Ridge, GA

  10. I'm so sorry that you got hurt. How rude for that woman to laugh about it. One thing I learned a long time ago is, if you laugh at this sort of thing, something is going to happen to you, too. If my mama laughed or made a comment about someone being overweight, she gained weight. If one of us laughed about someone bumping their head, ours would be the next head that got bumped. Payback and all that...I guess meant to teach us not to laugh at such misfortune of other folks. I hope your head feels better very soon.

    Amen on the gift of Salvation!

    I love your happy meal idea. I love, love, love broccoli and, of course, fried chicken. :)

    I am looking forward to Thanksgiving, too. It is my favorite holiday.

    Have a blessed week and a very Happy Thanksgiving!

  11. The Squire, like Trudy, can trip standing still. He has a LOT of trouble with his feet, and will sometimes trip over heavy shadows, lint on the know.

  12. "Be Still, My Soul" that the tune to Finlandia? One of my favourites, too, but I never thought of it as a lullaby.


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