Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Wednesday Hodgepodge

1. When it comes to good manners, what two top your list of most important?

Saying please and thank you. And simply obeying the golden rule.

2. Let's open a proverbial can of worms...Common Core.  Are you familiar with the term (talking education reform in the USA)?  If so, care to share your thoughts? In your opinion, what is one of the biggest issues schools (in your home country) face today?

Common Core? My parents tried to teach me, if I don't have something good to say, to say nothing at all. I'm choosing to follow that advice here.

3. Name a celebrity whose fashion sense you admire and share why.

I have so much going on in my life that I pay next to zero attention to fashion. I don't care what anyone chooses to wear. I don't have any celebrities that I can think of that have a fashion sense I admire. I couldn't care less what they wear.

4. How are you affected by the changing seasons?

I love all season changes except when spring turns to summer. I'm loving this season change. More time to enjoy working on indoor projects. It's that time of year when crafts get pulled out and worked on, many new recipes are tried, and we begin making plans for the holidays.

5. Scariest book you've ever read?

The scariest book I have ever read has to be a tie between The Neighbor and The Haunted Mesa. Both of them had me looking over my shoulders days after I finished reading them.

6. What time of day are you most hungry? What's your go-to snack?

I'm most hungry late afternoons. I don't really have a go to snack. Most of the time it is what ever we have on hand, it might be anything from baby carrots to chocolate chip cookies.

7. Do you lean more towards being too needy or too independent? Which do you find harder to deal with in others?

Probably too independent. I don't care what others think of me and following the crowd and keeping up with the Joneses is something that I never have to worry about trying to do. I'm happiest doing my own thing.

8.  Insert your own random thought here.

It's snowing!!!


  1. Snow already? Oh wow! We're still wearing shorts in Georgia, but not for much longer...

    I like the sound of bringing out those indoor projects and trying out new recipes...

  2. Snow! Yikes! It's so early. The past two Octobers we've had over a foot the week before Halloween. I'm really hoping that doesn't happen this year. Enjoy your snow and the rest of the week!

  3. Snow? We are having rain here but it feels bitter cold. A great day for baking to warm up the house and our tummies :)
    Enjoy your snow :)

  4. Love all of your answers! They could have been my own. Seriously. Except for the seasons. My favorite is spring with all of it's promise of summer.

  5. Common Core, not fan. Each child is an individual and should be treated and taught as such. Teaching to a test to qualify for economic gain does little for the education of children. Education is not the reciting of facts, that's what books are for, education should be the stimulus for thought !

  6. #1 Absolutely
    #2 HAHAHAHA!!!!! Short, sweet and to the point! Wish I had thought of that when I answered mine!
    #3 I'm with you! If it looks good I'll wear it and no one else has to like it.
    #4 Pretty much the same, though I do like spring into summer. However, autumn always tastes so much better!
    #5 No scary books for me!
    #6 Definitely late afternoon hunger ... if I don't buy the chocolate chips, they won't be eaten :-) (look out, peanut butter!)
    #7 Sometimes painfully independent...
    #8 WHAT??? All of the leaves need to fall before the snow can!!!!

  7. Snow!!! I hope I never have to see it in person again! I've been in Florida for 24 years. Had my fill of that white stuff, growing up in Ohio.

    I enjoyed your hodgepodge answers!!

  8. I enjoyed Haunted Mesa too, but it didn't make me look over my shoulder. I don't read scary books much, though when I was a teen I got 'The Exorcist' from the school (??!!) library and read it. Someone had spilled a nasty, cloying perfume on the book and so I have that smell in my head to associate with the ONLY scary book I've ever read.

  9. Wise words on #2... very wise words. HA! Our founding fathers are probably rolling over in their graves, right now.


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