Wednesday, January 25, 2017

Wednesday Hodgepodge

1. "The cure for anything is salt water-tears, sweat, or the sea." (Isak Dinesan) Would you agree? Of the three, which has 'cured' you most recently?

Maybe not for anything and everything, but I do agree they seem to help often. Mostly recently, for me, out of those three options I'd have to say it was tears. A good cry can be cathartic. Not that I need one very often, thankfully.

2. What's something you can't eat without salt? Do you normally salt your food a lot, a little, or not at all?

I don't like overly salted food, but I do like to use enough to wake up the flavors of the food properly.

I don't put it on salads, fruits, cheese etc. I rarely ever add any to pasta when I cook it.

When we first got married LV seemed to be attached to the salt shaker and put extra salt on everything. And I mean everything. I don't know what happened, but over the years he's been using less and less salt and by now days can pass with the salt shaker remaining untouched.

3. Sands of time, bury your head in the sand, built on sand, or draw a line in the sand...which sandy phrase could best be applied to something in your life right now? 

Sands of time .... they seems to be slipping by so fast.

4. A favorite book, movie, or song with an island setting or theme?

Anne of Green Gables is one of my favorite series. It's set on Prince Edward Island, so that counts, right?  I haven't read them yet this year, but I intend to.

5. Yesterday-did you run your day or did it run you? How so?

I had an appointment to meet and for a little while it felt as if it was running me. It was a good day though filled with playing in the snow, sewing, learning, writing, and then an appointment to meet towards evening.

6. You're on an island holiday. Will I most likely find you parked in a beach chair, shopping in town, on the back of a jet ski, or snorkeling off the back of a catamaran?

You would probably find me on a beach chair. Shopping doesn't sound horrible either, but I have no desire to go snorkeling ever, and I don't like water or speed well enough to want a ride on a jet ski.

7. What do you think we humans most take for granted?

I think it's very easy to take life and time for granted. It's so easy to assume there will be a tomorrow and that you'll get to see someone again. I really don't want to take it for granted, but I know I do. I treasure moments, cherish memories, and delight in the little things. But I think I unconsciously expect to have many more of them.

8. Insert your own random thought here.

That tablet that is just too pretty to write in .... the dishes too special to use ... the fabric I keep hanging onto because nothing has been worthy enough to make me cut into it ... well that's all about to change. Life is too short to hoard the things you can't keep. I'm going to enjoy them now while I can.


  1. My sister in law salts ham! I agree with your random thought...use the dishes, write and sew and enjoy the beauty that is at hand. Have a nice day!

  2. What a great post! Your comments on what we take for granted and life being too short to hoard things you can't keep are so true.

  3. I rarely use salt, but hub salts everything! In the process of trying to get him to cut down on the salt. I loved what we take for granted and your random thoughts...this is so true and I must admit, I am guilty of both.

  4. I loved all of your answers. I don't cry as often as I used to, but there are many things that bring tears to my eyes. Anne of Green Gables is a story and character I never tire of and I was sorry that our New England tour did not include that island. It looks so beautiful. I especially love number 7 and your random. Enjoy this day. Don't let a minute slip away.

  5. If it would be possible to meet all of us in real life, we all would sit at the beach with one or more books, lol ! We just have to find the right island ! Wouldn't it be nice ?

    1. Oh, what a great thought! Let's all go to Prince Edward Island. The beaches are beautiful and not crowded.

  6. I use about 2/3 of the salt a recipe calls for, and almost never use it at the table. I do put salt on watermelon and cantaloupe, though. My sister decided to "cut back" on salt and simply refused to use it at all. Have you ever had bread made without salt? Yuck. Salt-less biscuits resemble hockey pucks. Her turkey stuffing was home-made (salt-less) whole wheat bread and parsley.

    I have VERY fair skin, so at the beach, you'll find me inside reading a book!

  7. So interesting to me that on the blogs I have looked at so far, most have had similar answers to #4 and #7!

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  8. I am a salter, I must confess. I salt just about everything. Ham, pizza, watermelon, salads, apples....all of it. Especially pasta. One of my favorites is tomatoes with salt. Yum. Don't even get me started on garlic salt. ;)

  9. I used to salt everything because I had low blood pressure and the doctor said it would help. You get used to the taste though and it's hard to cutback. I received a pacemaker and now need less salt but everything tastes bland and blah. Love your answers today.

  10. Haha, the salt is sure ringing true with most of your readers! My family are moderate salters. We don't usually have a shaker on the table. One of my boys was born with some crazy kidney issues though, and one symptom is dumping too much sodium. He was on sodium supplementation as a baby (that was fun: dosing him with undiluted IV sodium solution by mouth, YUCK.), then he had to take huge (REALLY HUGE!) salt tablets when he was in cancer treatment for quite a while, and now he still gets terrible muscle cramps etc if his sodium gets low. When I get up in the morning and see a glass with greenish dregs in it sitting on the counter, I know Josh was having leg cramps again last night, and came up for a glass of pickle "juice" - yum!

  11. I love your random thought and glad that you are going to start using those things. :)

    Have a blessed week.

  12. There was a wonderful Little House on the Prairie episode called Ma's dishes that taught me the value of using fine things :)

  13. Prince Edward Island - at the very top of my bucket list!! And I love Anne - last year, I watched the movie again for the first time in a long time, and Anne had me laughing just as she always has! I love the books, as well.


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