Wednesday, March 8, 2017

Wednesday Hodgepodge

From this Side of the Pond
 
1. What is one area of your life where you're a perfectionist? Is that a good thing?

I'm not sure if I could be called a perfectionist, but I do like everything to be done right. My Dad could probably have been called a perfectionist and he taught us to always, always do our best, and never be satisfied with simply good enough.

 2. What's something you find perfectly ridiculous?

How long do we have? Not all day? Well, okay then, I'll stick to simply one. I find it perfectly ridiculous how much arguing and shoving one's opinions down others' throats is happening on Facebook recently. It's wearisome and perfectly ridiculous.

3. What's a skill you've developed by way of that old fashioned saying, 'practice makes perfect?

Cooking. I really enjoy working in the kitchen creating delicious meals. I can see how far I've come since the day my Mom first got me to help her prepare a meal. There are still some more complicated foodie things I would like to learn, but I feel confident I can master them as well.

4. What's your idea of a perfect breakfast?

My idea of a perfect breakfast happens only once a year. Our Christmas breakfast.

5. What's a trip, holiday, vacation, or day outing you've taken that you'd rate a perfect 10? Tell us why.

Our trip to New Mexico a number of years ago came as close to perfection as any vacation I've ever had. The weather was lovely, the sights were amazing, and the food was delicious. I think there is a reason New Mexico's nickname or slogan is "The Land of Enchantment" You could practically feel it.

6. What quote or saying perfectly sums up your life right now? If you can't do perfect, how about one that comes close?

I believe the nicest and sweetest days are not those on which anything very splendid or wonderful or exciting happens, but those that bring simple little pleasures, following one another softly, like pearls slipping off a string. ~ Anne Shirley.

7. How would you spend $300 today?

Probably on things we'll be needing for our next school year. We're not done with this year's school and I have already begun making plans for next year.

8.  Insert your own random thought here.

On a lovely afternoon recently the girls, Steven, and I decided to go on a hike. I grabbed my camera in hopes that I might stumble across some great photo opportunities. Which I did. The bad thing was my batteries died before I was able to take a single picture, so I have nothing to show for our outing. We still enjoyed all the sights. Ancient barns that have been abandoned for a long time already, wildlife, gurgling creeks, impressive rock formations, and an old pair of shoes placed neatly next to a perfect resting spot. The owner never came back to get them and they were left to decay on their own. Those raised some interesting questions, and seeing how there are a certain number of writers in our family, they sparked an interesting story.

9 comments:

  1. That quote is absolutely wonderful -- Anne Shirley/LM Montgomery certainly had a way with words! -- and I so enjoyed the description of your family hike. It sounded a bit like a hike we took with family last spring.

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  2. I have never visited New Mexico, but I've heard it's a beautiful place. Perhaps, one day!

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  3. Hmm...could you elaborate on what is on your table for the Christmas breakfast?

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  4. New Mexico is breath-taking! We've been there twice to the Navajo reservation on mission trips. I hope to go back again one day.

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  5. I agree wholeheartedly with your FB view. I've never been to New Mexico, although it is definitely on the list of places I want to go someday. My husband loved White Sands there.
    Blessings,
    Betsy

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  6. Man...how I would have loved seeing all of those cool sights on your hike. I 100% agree with the ridiculousness not just on facebook, but just about everywhere we look. Great answers, all!

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  7. The only thing in the world about which I am absolutely OCD (Old, Cranky, and Dangerous) is having the hymnals and prayer books at church lined up just so. It shows we take pride in our church when they look tidy instead of being shoved into the rack any old way.

    Put it back where you found it, people!

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  8. Great Hodgepodge - love Anne of Green Gables. Sorry about your camera battery, perhaps you can take that hike again?

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  9. I have always enjoyed when Anne Shirley's teacher reminds her: "Tomorrow is a new day with no mistakes in it."

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