Wednesday, September 6, 2017

Fear Not, It's the Hodgepodge

It's time for the Hodgepodge again, Y'all. The weeks are flying by, as usual, and the fall holidays will soon be here. Let's hope Hurricane Irma stays the heck away from here. Evacuating for a hurricane is not easy and with the influx of others into our area, it's just a big bunch of chaos around here. Seriously, who moves to an area without researching weather patterns indicative of the area? These people are buying up everything and going into panic mode with hurricane prep. When the storm is a cat 4 or 5 you do not prep. You evacuate. The way they erect these $500,000- $1,000,000.00 homes in less than 30 days, they better get out. Those houses are not going to be here after something like Irma. Anyway, let's all hope and pray that the storm takes a hard northern turn and heads out to sea to die without bothering anyone, anywhere. 

On a much happier note (and without a soapbox), here's the Hodgepodge! 

From this Side of the Pond

1. When you think about your future what do you fear most? I used to fear more personal things like becoming dependent or death but these days I fear mass destruction. Hope for the most? Same here, these used to be more personal like freedom in several areas but these days, world peace. 

2. September is National Chicken Month. How often is chicken on the menu at your house? Less than weekly. What's a favorite dish made with chicken? There is a crock pot creamy chicken and pasta meal that is delightfully comforting so I'll go with that.  What's something you're a 'chicken' about doing or trying? Loads of things... sky diving, walking out on that glass bridge, mountain climbing, bungee jumping...the list goes on. 




3. What are three things you don't own but wish you did? A car. That's really all I can think of at the moment. I am not someone who needs a lot as far as material things go and I certainly don't do fancy anything. But a car of my own would be quite nice. 

4. Would you rather be a jack of all trades or a master of one? I'm not sure where I stand on this one. Elaborate. If I am only a master of one trade, I am only useful in instances where that knowledge is useful or needed. Of course, if I was going for the Nobel Peace Prize or notice of some other sort, being a master of one area would be perfect. However, I do not like the spotlight at all so I guess a jack of all trades would have to be my choice. What I'd really prefer is to be the master of one coupled with being a jack of all trades. That way, I'm would be of use and sound smart. Ha!  If you answered one, which one? I chose BOTH! 😂

5. Ketchup or mustard? Ketchup. On what? Hot dogs, hamburgers, scrambled eggs and...I think that's about it, Y'all. I rarely use mustard on anything. I'm a mayo gal. A DUKE'S mayo gal! 

6.  Insert your own random thought here. It's day 6 of 9 days with Baby M. We're still alive and seriously Y'all, that's saying something. It took me until yesterday to get over the initial exhaustion. Thankfully, NashvilleDaughter and DrummerBoy came to town to visit and meet Baby R. NashvilleDaughter is nothing less than a pure delight and she brings sunshine with her every time. She was my saving grace with Baby M by stepping in and helping out whether it was with boring housework or fun playtime with Baby M. 



I feel like we'll make it now. Monday was questionable. I've learned a few things about taking care of a 13-month-old for 9 days straight when you're middle-aged and Y'all can expect a post about that soon. Like, after my 3-day nap that begins as soon as Baby M's parents pick her up on Saturday. Poor baby has been suffering from teething which makes her miserable. But she's doing better now and we're hoping she's finished for a while. Can Y'all even imagine how it would feel to cut 4+ teeth at once? I'm so glad she won't remember such misery. She really is feeling much better, though. 




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14 comments:

  1. That glass bridge! No way! We love our Dukes here too. I know it's exhausting, but how wonderful her parents were able to enjoy a getaway.

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    1. Right? That thing is terrifying! Duke's is the BEST. I don't like any other mayo. It is exhausting but mostly, this time, it's due to her teething and my feeling so bad for her which is not like regular exhaustion. Does that even make sense? LOL They are enjoying their time away but they sure miss this little girl! :) I think they'll come back nice and refreshed. I remember needing that when the girls were little. :)

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  2. You are a brave, brave woman to watch her for 9 days straight. I don't think I'm that brave. lol

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    1. Brave or insane. Ha! It's been hard on the old body as far as energy and aches go but Fibromyalgia is like that so I'm not sure it's age, fibro or a combination. But we're having fun and she's doing great so that's the main thing. :)

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  3. I can't even understand walking out on a glass bridge, the same way I can't understand the photos at the beginning of Joyce's Hodgepodge today. YIKES!! Brave soul you are, to take care of wee ones. It is totally exhausting, and my energy level would need a good boost. Hoping with you that Irma repents and turns from the path they're predicting. Stay safe. xo

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    1. I don't know. People are crazy. Well, Joyce isn't crazy but you know what I mean. LOL Yes! Totally exhausting. We are having fun, though and Marcy is doing great. We're not really going to know for sure until Friday so we'll make a decision about evacuating at that time. Marcy's parents don't get home until Saturday but I'm updating them about the storm. Thank you, Judy!

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  4. Great answers for things you're 'chicken' to try. I totally agree!!!
    I hope we both weather hurricane Irma without any significant damage. Stay safe.
    Kathy (Reflections)

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    1. I just find it ridiculous that they are even 'things' people would consider trying. LOL I hope so, too. We haven't decided whether to leave or stay yet. Y'all stay safe, too!

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  5. I switched from Hellman's to Duke's a few years ago and will never look back!

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  6. mass destruction - wow - from your other answer I figure you are mostly worried about N. Korea and a twitter happy president. That is scary. But there are other threats, hurricanes, other nasty weather, wildfires, asteroids, sugar and corn syrup, hitting my head on wooden bench (oh wait just MASS destruction not a mess of destruction - sorry).
    teething - that is a very tough time that thankfully we all forget about years later.

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    1. Yep, mostly. What a situation. Tell me all about the hurricane issue. We're in Charleston and we're holding our breath right now. Mess of destruction---ha! Teething is bad. Luckily, she has been much better the last few days. AND, her parents will be home tomorrow instead of Saturday! WHOOP! :)

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  7. Your crock pot meal sounds yummy! I wish you had your own car :( I seldom if ever use ketchup. God bless you for taking on the challenge of nine days with Baby M! I know I couldn't do it....

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    1. I love making crock pot meals in the fall and winter but sometimes, you just have to make one in the summer. LOL I wish I did, too but I don't see that happening. It was not easy but so worth the time and effort. She's just the sweetest. Even when she isn't. LOL Thank you!

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