Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Wednesday Hodgepodge

1. "Summer is like childhood. It's full of warm memories and gone too soon."~Kellie Elmore  Agree or disagree? Share something you loved about the summers of your childhood.

Summer is okay, I guess, though my least favorite of the four seasons.

As a child, summers were spent waiting to be able to go back to school. We had a lot of fun playing outside, but there was also a ton of work taking care of the garden and doing all the canning.

2. Are you a fan of auto racing-NASCAR, Indy, Stock, Grand Prix, etc? Ever been to a race in person? Any desire to do this?  Do you know a lot about cars? Do you notice particular makes and models when you're out and about?

I am not a fan of auto racing, never been to a race in person and so far have not been struck with the desire to do so. I'm not that interested in cars and pay no attention to the makes and models I see when I'm out and about.

3. What's something you think is too serious to be joked about? Or do you think anything and everything is fair game?

I really dislike jokes about death, St. Peter, and life after death. Actually I cringe when hearing almost any type of joke that involves the faith I hold dear.

4. July 29th is National Lasagna Day. Are you a fan? Do you have a great recipe, and if so where did it come from? If given a choice would you choose a plate of lasagna or a plate of spaghetti?

I love lasagna! I have several great recipes, a vegetable lasagna from Taste of Home, meat lasagna from a source I don't remember, and a few other lasagna that I found on Pinterest. If given a choice between spaghetti and lasagna I will always choose lasagna!

5. What's a simple pleasure you'd miss if it were not a regular part of your life?

That time every evening when LV and I simply chat about our day.

6. If you could be the CEO of any company, which would you choose?

Hershey's.  I'm hoping the job would come with plenty of free chocolate.

7. August is just around the bend...bid farewell to July in exactly seven words.

A hard month, glad it's finally over.

8. Insert your own random thought here. 

I'm busy wrapping up the final preparations for a new school year that we're planning to begin on Monday. We're all looking forward to it.

20 comments:

  1. Me too on #3 .. I don't know why people even think of joking about death, illness or tragedies. ;(
    I am surprised you don't like summer, although for us there is no fleas!

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    1. This summer has been very pleasant with not nearly as much heat and humidity. Makes me happy!

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  2. Love your #6...now that would be a fun job if it included free chocolate. =) Blessings, Valerie

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  3. I'm with you on most of these things except I love summer! Never understood the draw to racing. I Don't like jokes about my faith either. I love lasagna and time with my Hubby. Chocolate. Definitely. I am an avowed chocoholic! I hope August is better for you.
    Blessings,
    Betsy

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    1. I hope August is better too! So far it seems to be off to a good start.

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  4. Hershey's! Great answer :)
    I hope you and yours have a great school year.

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  5. I make several types of lasagna.
    I plan to make a Mexican one soon.
    The vegy lasagna sounds great.

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    1. Ooohhh!! A Mexican lasagna sounds delicious!

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  6. I think I need to make some lasagna, it's been awhile! I love Pinterest. Your that second person today that wanted to head up a chocolate company. Have a great school year.....

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  7. All the best on your new school year! And good luck on the Hershey's job. That made me smile. :-)

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    1. Thanks for your well wishes for our new school year.

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  8. Wow, your three children are going back to school? My little neighbours only finished school for the summer last week!
    Enjoy you new school year.

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    1. We start early in fall and then they'll be done sooner in the spring.

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  9. Many blessings to you as you begin another school year! I still have to make lesson plans for my 12th-grader (yes, a senior!) and 6th grader. We start on Aug. 25.

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    1. Oh wow, you have a senior already! Time really does fly by fast. Hope you have a very good school year.

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  10. As I rule I don't find jokes about death and illness funny either, but sometimes, like soldiers in the field, a wise crack can act as a "relief valve".

    Light bulb jokes always tickle me. Episcopalians? 250 at least. The organist and choirmaster to write an anthem "Phos Electrica 100", plus a choir of twenty to sing it. The secretary to type up a special dedication bulletin: "Do you, the people of St. Swithin's, promise to support this light bulb...?" The crucifer, two acolytes, the rector and the vicar to lead the procession. The sexton to actually change the bulb and ten people to stand around and complain about how much the liked the old one instead. And 200 people to sit in the pews and wonder if this is EVER going to end.. (And there's a lot of truth in this joke, BTW.)

    We do take our FAITH very seriously. Ourselves? Not so much.

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    1. That made me chuckle! I don't have a problem with those type of jokes, it's the ones that use heaven, hell, and Bible characters that make me very uncomfortable.

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