Wednesday, January 20, 2016

Wednesday Hodgepodge

1.  Speaking of skating...when did you last 'skate on thin ice', 'skate over the details', 'encounter a cheapskate', or just plain skate?

The subject of cheapskates came up this morning as LV and I were eating breakfast. We were thinking of some things we want to do before the big snowstorm gets here which involves stopping in at the new Aldi's in our area.

It brought to mind how when we were newly married. As in ... married for only a week someone came to see me saying that they will be going to an Aldi's 60 miles away and wondered if they could pick something up for us. (The Amish used to hire a driver and go to Aldi's maybe once or twice a year and stock up on a lot of things)

LV and I were planning to go shopping later that week so I asked for only a few boxes of cereal.

When she came to deliver our cereal she went ahead and charged me half the cost of the trip as well. It was the most expensive cereal we ever had, and I never accepted anything that sounded like a favor from her again.

2. What would you say is the biggest problem of people your age?
Balancing everything that needs to be done.

3. What's your favorite accessory? Is it something you wear every day, often, or only on special occasions?

A necklace. I wear it mostly for special occasions.

4. January 20th is National Cheese Lover's Day. Are you a lover of cheese? What's your favorite dish made with cheese? Last thing you ate that contained some kind of cheese? 

I love cheese. My favorite dish made with cheese is Chicken Enchiladas with a great queso sauce. I could eat it several times a week, but unfortunately that doesn't happen.
5. What's something guaranteed to make you roll your eyes?

Lame jokes usually make me roll my eyes even when I try not to.
6. Your favorite book series? 

I love the Anne of Green Gables series. I have no idea how often I have read them already.
7. Why did you choose your profession? 

Being a wife/ mother/homeschool teacher is the profession I love the most.

Being an author I chose because I have always loved writing, and there were so many things begging to be written.
8. Insert your own random thought here.

Winter is my favorite season. So far we haven't had much of a winter, but they say we're supposed to get quite a snowstorm later this week. Here's hoping they're right.



  1. Wow! Number one was such a shock. Who would do that to anyone, let alone a newly married couple? A true cheapskate.
    We're actually expecting warmer weather over the next few days. We've had over 35 inches of snow since Christmas so I'm ready for a break.

  2. What a beautiful winter wonderland!
    Wow that cereal story, that's pretty ridiculous!
    Have a great week!

  3. Wow. So something that appeared to be a favor turned out to be not so much? Yikes! We may see some snow this afternoon. It's a rarity and I hear people are scary on the roads, so I'll likely stay tucked safely inside. Enjoy your day!

  4. Your favor person was a cheapskate--wow!
    It is snowing here and the big storm is supposed to come this Friday-ice and snow.

  5. I can't believe she did that! She was going anyway, so what did it matter?
    We had a snow day today and aren't going to school tomorrow, either. It's just beautiful!

  6. Boy! If they gave out prizes for sheer chutzpah that woman would take first place! The Amish used to come to the Aldi's where we shop, and I always wondered how they knew which groceries belonged to whom, as there would be five or six families in the van.

    My dad loved lame jokes; they are still referred to as "Fr. Parker jokes". Things such as "Why should you never put Christmas ornaments in your mouth? You'll get tinsilitis." Real groaners!

  7. Winter there must be a lot different from winter here. Lol. I enjoyed your anecdote about the boxes of cereal. Chicken enchiladas sound fabulous. I haven't made them for ages!! Thanks for reminding me. :-)

  8. I used to love Winter as a kid, but I find it stressful as an adult. Mostly due to traveling concerns; people can't stay home when they ought to. I find everything harder to do in the Winter. I hate it to be this way for me because the scenery is so beautiful there are times when it feels so warm and cozy inside as we gaze out the window. But every Fall I dread the coming Winter.

  9. Back when we were newlyweds, my friend and I decided to cook dinner for our husbands and split the cost down the middle. We went shopping and when we were checking out she plunked a big bottle of contact lens cleaner on the conveyor. I was speechless! Talk about a cheapskate! Enjor the cold!


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