Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Wednesday Hodgepodge

1.  Did you make someone laugh yesterday? Was it intentional?

I did, and yes it was intentional. Buddy is three, and it's easy to make him laugh.

Other than making him laugh, laughter in our house is more spontaneous. It happens often, but not as intentional.

2. What's a simple question with a complicated answer?

Are you ready for a list? I field more questions than I can count, and some of them have me totally stumped and I really have no answer for them. A short example:
  • Is there an end to outer space, and how far would it be to get there?
  • Why are accents different in different parts of the U.S.?
  • Where did God come from?
3. Rhododendrons or have to choose. Are either currently blooming in your yard?

I really love rhododendrons. I was thrilled to find several bushes growing by our house when we moved here.

4. May 21st is National Waitstaff Day. Have you ever worked as a waiter/waitress? How would you rate the experience? What was the best/worst part of the job?

The only waitressing I ever did was at Amish weddings, if that counts. I enjoyed it, even though it was a tiresome job carrying all that food and keeping all the glasses filled with water.

5. What fashion trend for women should be outlawed? How about one for men?

I don't pay any attention to what fashion trends are happening, and honestly what other people choose to wear never bothers me.

6. Name a writer who inspires tell us why.

I have been inspired by many writers. There are several that made quite an impact on me. My Mom. She wrote articles and short stories for a variety of magazines. Scott Schumacher ..... I used to try reading everything he wrote. An excellent writer, and for years his writing style impacted how I wrote when I tried my hand at writing short stories.

7. What well known quote or saying sums up your plans for today or this week?

Early to bed, early to rise ...........
8.  Insert your own random thought here.

It's that time of year when it's necessary to turn the ceiling fan on in hopes to get a comfortable night of sleep.

Our fan though..... well ..... it terrifies me.

We turned it on and I was sure it was going to crash down on top of me. It sounds like a whole group of steel wheeled buggies driving down a bumpy gravel road.

It needs to be replaced, hopefully by the end of this week.


  1. Your rhododendron is gorgeous! And I'm going to bet you're the only Hodgrpogder who has ever catered an Amish wedding! Happy Wednesday.

  2. Of all the great writers out there you included your mom. ABSOLUTELY love it! She should be honored. I get your feeling on the ceiling fans. I think the same thing on the fan over my bed, and it works fine, it is just when I think these bizarre thoughts, "what if," there is no stopping turning it off. From Hodgepodge Wednesday link up.

  3. Love the answers for a simple question. I often referred to my middle child as the "why" child. He didn't make things simple. As for the ceiling fan - I'd be moving my bed lol

  4. I hope you can get that ceiling fan replaced, although the noise of it would keep me asleep. lol

  5. Your rhododendron is stunning! I think I love them best because they grow to be so huge, and are still loaded with blooms. My mom has one that is enormous now, she's had it for over 30 years...she said she and my dad paid .25 cents for it at a farmers market. Enjoy your day!

  6. I'd have trouble sleeping with a fully-functioning ceiling fan above my bed, let alone one like yours!

  7. We are so accustomed to our ceiling fan above our bed that we miss it when we happen to be where there isn't one. Hope you get yours replaced this week and can have restful sleep from now on.

  8. One of the churches my dad served had a large, high ceilinged Victorian vicarage. He didn't believe in air conditioning so they had ceiling fans. I didn't mind the hum (hum, not "shake, rattle and roll" such as you have) but I found the constant flutter very distracting.

  9. I love your list of questions. One of the most fascinating questions my son asked when he was little was "What is under the ground?"

  10. Those are excellent questions!!! That is an excellent quote you picked. Beautiful rhododendron.

  11. That rhody is gorgeous!

    I love ceiling fans. We have them in every room of the house and I like to keep them going constantly, except of course, in winter.

  12. Your three questions are intriguing. I believe the answer to the third one is that God doesn't come from anywhere, He always was.
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  13. That rhododendrum is absolutely stunning! One of my favorite colors. I enjoyed all of your answers today but my favorite is that your Mom is your favorite author. How sweet.

  14. Loved the rhododendrons. We had lots of azaleas in NC and I loved those too. Friends had a ceiling fan crash down some years ago. Luckily no-one nearby.

  15. We have ceiling fans in each of our bedrooms and they run all year long including winter! The only time they are off is when we go on vacation.
    Your rhododendron bush is beautiful!

  16. I'm echoing the general sentiment that your rhododendron bush is fabulous.

    I'm not sure if they'll grow here (coastal SC), although azaleas thrive. In the Carolinas, I've mainly seen rhododendrons in (or near) the mountains, where the climate is cooler.

  17. I'm echoing the general sentiment that your rhododendron bush is fabulous.

    I'm not sure if they'll grow here (coastal SC), although azaleas thrive. In the Carolinas, I've mainly seen rhododendrons in (or near) the mountains, where the climate is cooler.


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