Wednesday, October 19, 2016

Wednesday Hodgepodge

1. What would you say is your strongest sense?

If we're speaking of the five senses, I will have to go with hearing. I can pick up sounds very easily.

2. Do you believe in the idea of a 'sixth sense'? Why or why not?

I do. Why, you ask .... because I experience it regularly.

3. When do you most feel like a slave to time? Explain.

Mostly when it comes to mundane human needs such as preparing meals and sleeping. It's something that has to be done as much as I wish it wouldn't. It seems so sad to me to spend so much of one's life doing those necessities.

4. Have you ever worked in a restaurant? How would you rate the experience? If you could own a restaurant what kind would it be?

I have never worked at a restaurant.

If I could own one, I don't really know what kind it would be. Probably focusing on some type of elevated comfort foods.

5. Ever traced your family tree? Share something interesting you learned there.

I have not spent time tracing our family tree even though I know there are a lot of interesting things on it. I do know that any one bearing my maiden name is somehow related to me. I'm only 6th generation living in the U.S. The first one came over for an adventure, with his brother who was coming over to marry the love of his life. On the voyage over, the love-struck brother died leaving my great, great, great grandfather to deliver the news to his waiting bride. Somehow the two of them then fell in love and got married.

Their story really does sound like a book waiting to be written. :)

6. What did your childhood bedroom look like?

I had seven different bedrooms while growing up. The one I spent the most time in was really small. It had old boards for floors with sizeable cracks between them, which meant I never had to worry about using a dustpan when I swept my room. The walls were a very light pink. I had no door, only a heavy blanket nailed over the opening.

Aside from my bed I had a dresser, and a small interesting cupboard in it where I stored all my favorite things.

7. Anyone who knows me knows I love _______________________?

My family.

Maybe that's too obvious.

Those who know me well also know I really love music.

8. Insert your own random thought here.

Our family does more of a homemade type Christmas. Because of that it means we are already beginning our Christmas preparations even though it's only the middle of October.
There's already an air of secrecy hanging in the house as people try to work on making gifts without anyone else discovering what it is they're working on.

Love this time of year!


  1. Wow, your answer to number 5 was very interesting.
    I love your homemade Christmas idea.
    Have a fun rest of the week,

  2. Your household sounds like such a sweet place to be. I think you are the perfect one to write that story of your ancestors and interesting it would be.

  3. Loved the story of your great grandfather and the waiting bride. It would make an awesome story. I also love your homemade Christmas idea. Before my daughter moved to Moldova we did a Pinterest Christmas. Two of their missionary friends joined I wonder what they thought of homemade items. It was a wonderful year and no stress.

  4. Very good story about the wedding. Maybe you should investigate for more details and blog about it one day. A home filled with secrets about Christmas gifts and making the gifts sound wonderful though not being very gifted in the handmade items, I would probably be stressing out!

  5. Sometimes in the States tracing back the ancestors give very interesting stories ! My aunt married an American in 1951, who was already born there and his father was 6 years old when they arrived in NY. My uncle while doing a family tree found out that his great great grandpa and my aunt's great great grandpa were brothers !! Isn't that amazing ??

  6. What an interesting story about your ancestors! It does sound like a book should be written about it :) THanks for stopping by!


  7. Mine was "my family" as well - because they are most important to me! I love the idea of elevated comfort food - yes please! Have a great day! Fun reading your Hodgepodge today, thank you!

  8. Every one of your answers were precious. Your life and family seem so full of love and contentment. Your blog is a breath of fresh air in a world gone mad. Thank you.

  9. Homemade gifts are a great idea. It is more in keeping with the spirit of the season.

  10. I think it is sweet that the gifts from your home are homemade. Those are the best, most meaningful kind. :)

    I am sorry to hear that your almost 3rd great-grandpa died on the trip to the US, but glad that things worked out fine for your 3rd great-grandmother. I hope that they had a long and happy life together.

    I love your answer to #2. It has been the same for me. :)

    I enjoyed your answers. Have a blessed day.

  11. I also seem to have a very acute sense of hearing. However, that may just be because The Squire, bless him, is almost totally deaf.
    If I ever opened a restaurant, it would be a place to get gourmet vegetarian cooking. A person can get mighty tired of mac and cheese and omelets when on vacation.
    The Squire has been tracing his family for ages. Some interesting "nuts" hanging from that tree! (We won't go into MY family, thank you, very much.)

  12. I am doing more and more homemade Christmas, particularly for extended family. There's definitely a book in your family story...sounds like it had a happy ending!

  13. I enjoyed your answers! I really like the way your family does Christmas :)

  14. Wow, great family tree story! Now we're all waiting for the book, haha! : )
    Yep, Christmas is in the air here too, for the same reason. Homemade is BEST!!!

  15. That really is a great story about your family. My own ancestors on my grandmother's side came to Pennsylvania in the 1600s as Mennonites but I don't think they remained so for more than a generation...if that.


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