Wednesday, August 12, 2015

Wednesday Hodgepodge

1. When was the last time you relocated? Did you move yourself or leave it to the professionals? Are you happy staying put or is there a move in your future? Best thing about moving to a new city or town? Least favorite and/or hardest thing about moving house?

The last time we relocated was five years ago. We moved ourselves.

I love the area we live in now and will happily stay here for the rest of my life.

My least favorite part of moving is all the work involved. All the packing and unpacking and the endless lifting and toting. I get tired just thinking about it.

2. When were you last 'moved to tears'? Explain.

I get really invested in good books, and was recently moved to tears by one I was reading.

3. Do you have rules about eating in the car...any forbidden foods? What's the last thing you consumed in your car? Your go-to car snack when traveling long distance?

It depends a little on the age of the one eating the food. We don't like having any messy food in our vehicle. Cheese curls and chocolate were both a big no-no for the children when they were younger. The last thing I ate in our vehicle was a cheese stick.

My favorite go-to snack is Chex-Mix. We usually take quite a variety of things to snack on when we travel, bananas seem to be a favorite for the rest of the family. I feel good about them eating them, even though they are at the bottom of the list of fruits for me.
4. Share a favorite song relating to cars and/or driving.

Can't think of any right now.
5. What's your most frequently visited drive-thru...Starbucks? the bank? the pharmacy? some other window?

I've never been to a Starbucks. Thankfully we don't need the pharmacy often at all. The bank is the only drive through we use.

6. "He who hesitates is lost"...would you agree? When it comes to making decisions do you generally act quickly or do you more often than not fall into the 'lost' category?

I don't really agree with this.

Whether or not I act quickly on decisions depends a lot on how much of an impact it will make on our life. Little things can usually be made quickly. Otherwise I think there is a lot of good that comes from patience, hesitation, and simply waiting on the Lord.

7. When was the last time you got lost? Was it stressful or an unexpected happy adventure?

The last time we got lost was back in 2006. It was both frustrating and hilarious.

8.  Insert your own random thought here.

Our new school year is off to a good start. Yesterday as part of our nature study I made a 'bracelet' using duck tape with the sticky side turned out. We went outside and collected anything that caught our eye and stuck it to the tape. The results were pretty and gave us inspiration to research some of the plants we aren't very familiar with.

Buddy loved participating and would happily have made many more nature bracelets.


  1. I love the bracelet idea! That turned out so pretty!

  2. Great answer on number 6 and the bracelet is so pretty! Very clever! I'm going to remember this one.

  3. I'm happy that you love where you live. How blessed you are not to have to use the pharmacy. I love the bracelet, what a cute idea!

  4. That bracelet idea is wonderful! I can imagine how fun that would be for children. We, too, love the area we live in. I have no desire to move to a different area, but a smaller house would be nice now that the children are all grown and moved out.

  5. I love the nature bracelet idea. I was a Preschool specialist at our church for many years and this was one of the fun activities we would do with our little ones. I had not thought it though in years. Thanks for the memories and being reminded to not take the little items in God's creation for granted.

  6. We like where we live also. I am glad your school year is starting out on a good note. We had to postpone starting our school year due to some unforeseen circumstances but we will hopefully be starting in the next 2 weeks. The bracelet idea is very cute!

  7. Do you homeschool?!!! I would LOVE to hear more about that :) I am excited to get more into that as our children grown (the oldest is only four).

  8. Those bracelets are the best thing next to sliced bread!

  9. I love the nature bracelets! What a clever idea! I enjoyed your answers to the Hodgepodge!

  10. I have never been to Starbucks either. Way too expensive for a cup of coffee in my opinion. Love the nature bracelets

  11. Lovely idea with the bracelets. As a non-coffee drinker Starbucks is way down my list of places to visit.

  12. I really like those bracelets. My grandchildren are all too old for that, but I may try it for the great-grandkids.

    We used to sing in the car all the time. Everything for "Swing Low, Sweet Chariot" to "Jingle Bells" to Plain Chant rom the Service of Morning Prayer. The Squire's nephew spent the summer with us the year he and our oldest daughter were 14, and got into a snit over "The Ants Go Marching One by One" (apparently it's to the tune of some CSA song) and every time we started to sing he'd start drumming his fingers and making rude noises and we stopped singing and never started again. (He's lucky I didn't just put him out of the car to walk home.)

  13. What a great Idea with the bracelet! I am so glad to know I am not the only one wiping tears as I read sometimes.


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