It's Hodgepodge time again and it's what makes Wednesday's Wednesday's for me. And, this is my first Hodgepodge being 62 years old. Not sure that matters a bit. But, sit back, enjoy and jump over to Joyce's and check out more Hodgepodge. You won't be disappointed, I promise!1. "Summer is like childhood. It's full of warm memories and gone too soon."~Kellie Elmore Agree or disagree? Share something you loved about the summers of your childhood.
We always, always lived around 1000 miles from one side of our family. For years it was my Mom's family we lived far from and then Dad was called to pastor a church in Virginia near my Mom's family and that meant we were now far away from Dad's family in Arkansas. Every summer we loaded up the car and made the very, very long trip to see family. I can still feel the excitement that I felt and we had to drive for two full days and stay in cheap hotels and did not have air-conditioning in our cars. So amazing how times have changed but I have such fond, fond memories of going to see family.
2. Are you a fan of auto racing-NASCAR, Indy, Stock, Grand Prix, etc? Ever been to a race in person? Any desire to do this? Do you know a lot about cars? Do you notice particular makes and models when you're out and about?
Now, listen closely, I cannot stand NASCAR!!! I've never been to any of these type races and have literally no desire. The noise is enough to send me over the edge and it just all seems so senseless. I know a little about cars and unless it is a "show stopper" I really pay no attention to cars except the one I am driving. ~smile~
3. What's something you think is too serious to be joked about? Or do you think anything and everything is fair game?
The state of affairs of our country and our President. It is so serious and there are so many jokes being made about all of it and it makes me very sad, because we are, after all, the USA and it just shouldn't be this way.
I do not think any and everything is fair game.
4. July 29th is National Lasagna Day. Are you a fan? Do you have a great recipe, and if so where did it come from? If given a choice would you choose a plate of lasagna or a plate of spaghetti?
Yes, indeed and I do have a great recipe that I have had for years and years that I got from my backdoor neighbor. The best part of it is that you make it with raw lasagna and it turns out perfect everytime. It's the only lasagna I make and I'd choose a plate of lasagna over spaghetti but I do like spaghetti as well.
5. What's a simple pleasure you'd miss if it were not a regular part of your life?
After dinner, Hubby and I retreat to our recliners for the remainder of the day (most of the time). It is a time of the day that I literally look forward to. We're together, not always conversing, but it's our time each day and when we are not home and unable to have our "chair time" I miss it terribly.
6. If you could be the CEO of any company, which would you choose?
This will probably sound crazy but The Dollar Tree. I think the entire concept is amazing and of all the $$$ stores, it is definitely my favorite. And, our local Dollar Tree plays instrumental Christian music. I'm not sure that is across the board, but it's what they do here and I love it. And, I saw on the news Monday that they were buying up all the Family Dollar stores, so they will be an even bigger entity now. I try to make a monthly "cruise through."
7. August is just around the bend...bid farewell to July in exactly seven words. Good-bye my dear birthday month! You rocked!
8. Insert your own random thought here.
My sweet friend, Gerri, cooked dinner for me last evening to celebrate my birthday. I thought it was going to be just Hubby and myself. But, in walked our son, DIL and the Princess to join in the celebration. I was more than surprised and what a fun time we had. Gerri outdid herself on the meal and the dessert and Hanna Beth was more than happy to help her CiCi blow out the candles on the cake. It was such a lovely celebration!!