Wednesday, May 21, 2014

Wednesday Hodgepodge

Another Wednesday, another we go......

1. Under what circumstances do you do your best thinking?

Give me quiet and soft instrumental music playing and I can do some serious thinking and pondering.  It is very special when I have this opportunity.
2. Are you a risk taker? What's one big risk you've taken?
Well, I never have been much of a risk taker at all.  I'm sure I have probably taken some but none come to mind.  Guess everyday that I get in my vehicle and go somewhere I'm taking a risk. ~wink~

3. Some of the most common phobias according to the National Institute for Mental Health are-fear of spiders (arachnaphobia), snakes (ophidiophobia), heights (acrophobia), fear of spaces from which escape is difficult (agoraphobia), fear of thunder and lightening (astrophobia), fear of dogs (cynophobia), injections (trypanophobia), social situations, flying (pteromerhanophobia) and fear of germs and dirt (mysophobia). True phobias affect only about 10% of adults, but of those listed which would you rate as your greatest fear?
Oh, without a doubt, snakes!!!  I had an awful experience with a snake that landed me in the ER in a state of shock and I've never quite recovered from it.  That was 40+ years ago but some things you just never get over.  And, no the snake did not bite me, just literally almost scared me too death.  It's a l-o-n-g story!!!

4. Are you settled or do you feel the need to move somewhere new?
Funny you would ask..........Hubby and I have been settled in this house for 33 years this July.  But, "if the Lord's willing and the creek's don't rise," we will be beginning construction on a new house June 2nd.  That's another l-o-n-g story and I'll be sharing more with you in the weeks ahead.  ~exciting times~

5. What is something you find annoying when dining in a restaurant?
Someone talking on their cell phone and never giving a thought to everyone else in the restaurant.  And, so many talk loud enough to be totally obnoxious!!!  I think we have all become WAY too attached to our cell phones and need to just "give it up" at certain times and I'm thinking when we are in a restaurant qualifies for "one of those times."

6. Daffodil yellow, sunset orange, spring green, or sky blue...your favorite color this time of year?
Oh, I like them all, but think that spring green just makes me very happy.  It is such a big sign that spring has arrived.  I've especially enjoyed it this year after the long winter we experienced.

7. If you were going to take a holiday all by yourself, where would you go?
Oh, my goodness, a holiday all by myself.  Hummm, that doesn't sound like much fun to me.  Thinking that I'd just stay home because I do love home!

8.  Insert your own random thought here. 

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  1. The background of your blog, with the pattern of roses, is very beautiful.

    It must be wonderful to have your blog designed personally.

    Romi @ In the Way Everlasting

  2. The background of your blog, with the pattern of roses, is very beautiful.

    It must be wonderful to have your blog designed personally.

    Romi @ In the Way Everlasting

  3. Constructing a new house how exciting!! Fearful of snakes, too! I love your blog design.

  4. I think we need to hear the snake story. And definitely the house story! Is it in the same area you are now, or somewhere else? Love the new look : )

  5. Yes, your blog design is so pretty, Lea! Love it! How exciting to be building a new home! Hope you'll fill us in on all the details and post pics. along the way! I don't mind long as they leave me alone!

  6. Your blog is very beautiful!! I look forward to hearing about your new build coming up. Wishing you well with it all.


    Very excited about your new home, how fun it is to watch the progress as it nears completion. That will be fun.

    Have a blessed week!


  8. I think bathroom stalls are another place cell phones need to be banned...let's see movie theaters, check out lines, elevators would also be on the list and I'm sure I could come up with a few more places I would lie to see them banned. It has gotten ridiculous!!

  9. I like home too!

    Pretty blog design., very nice!

  10. Thank you so much for that lovely shout out Lea! You are always such a pleasure to work with. :) I look forward to seeing you in blogland for a long time!!!

  11. So sorry about the snake experience you had. I'm scared of them without any experiences like that! Exciting news on building a new house. Yes your blog looks beautiful.

  12. Congratulations on building a new house! I have a feeling you should probably start packing now. 33 years in a place means you've accumulated a lot of junk, I suspect...


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