Wednesday, May 16, 2018

Wednesday Hodgepodge

1. What would you say is your biggest day to day challenge?

My biggest day to day challenge is trying to stay on top of the laundry. I could declare that the laundry basket is never empty for longer than five minutes. I try to remind myself of how much easier it is to do laundry than it used to be, but .... laundry! Sigh.

2. May 16th is National Biographers Day. What's a biography you really enjoyed reading? Is this a genre you read regularly?

There are several biography and memoirs that I have really enjoyed.

The Hiding Place by Corrie ten Boom
Growing up Amish by Ira Wagler
Ten P's in a Pod by Arnold Pent

3. How important is keeping a clean house? Do you need to de-clutter your life?

It's important to me to have a clean house. Not spotless, but clean. Clutter makes me feel slightly claustrophobic, itchy, and anxiously overwhelmed. I function much better and happier when things are in order. The lived in look is fine, in fact I prefer it more than spotless or cluttered. Paint me a happy medium.

4. You're the 8th dwarf. What's your name?


I love words. Whether they are in books that I'm reading, things that I'm writing, talking or listening to someone talk. I'm all about the words.

5. What's surprised you the most about your life or life in general?

I think the thing that surprised me the most is how fast life goes by, and how many changes happen.

6. Insert your own random thought here.

It's been a weird morning. First I noticed there is nary a cow or calf in sight in the pasture. Then a very chattery squirrel was making his grievances known. He was joined by a noisy scolding wren, and then the perturbed angry honking of the pair of Canada geese that hang out here. Next there was excited barking of a large dog. I stepped out to see what was going on. All I could see was a fat brown chicken pecking at the edge of the yard, and the waterfall falling as usual. The chicken I have no idea where it came from since we haven't had any in over 14 years and as far as I know none of our neighbors have any either.


  1. Those are interesting things in your morning. I loved The Hiding Place, too.

  2. Ahh The Hiding Place is a very good book. Corrie ten Boom was an amazing lady.

    I agree that the laundry basket never stays empty for long, but I really don't mind doing laundry too ironing, that's another thing. lol

  3. Thanks for stopping b y my blog today.
    It sounds like we have something in common with laundry :)

    I wonder where that chicken came from.
    Maybe you could have chicken stew.

  4. Mary Ann,

    I remember the days of laundry breeding or that's what I called it. It wasn't uncommon to do two and three daily loads. Now that the nest is empty, I don't have to do laundry more than twice per week with the exception of laundry bedding. One day, you'll be amazed to enjoy this shift in chores, too. Thanks for joining me with my hodgepodge responses!

    Curious as a Cathy

  5. It was fun to read your answers to these questions. I think I would be Wordy too. That's strange about the chicken. I wonder where it came from.

  6. Laundry may not be the most fun thing to do but it's important! For me dust just shows up for reason.

  7. I have often said that either we are the cleanest people around or the dirtiest, as my laundry basket is always full!
    And life does go by very fast. I am looking forward to my 60th birthday in November and I wonder, how did that happen!

  8. From your random thoughts I guess that you live on the countryside !

  9. Laundry was never a problem around here. I've never had a washing machine, so we just piled everything in the car and took it to the laundromat once a week. The girls wore their clothes twice, as did I when I was growing up, so they knew to be careful. My big bug is my kitchen; I get it tidy and the next thing I know things have jumped out of the cupboards and strewn themselves all over the counters!


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