Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Hump Day HOPS

Wednesday brings such lovely things- like the Hodge Podge and Chattin' on the porch! Click the buttons to join in the fun!

1. I'm joining my daughter1 in the 101 in 1001 challenge. Essentially you create a list of 101 things you hope to do or accomplish in the next 1001 days. What's one thing you'd put on your list? Learn Spanish.

2. How many remote controls do you have in your house? What's one item in your home you wish could be operated by remote control? We have one for each television, so that's 3. The vacuum cleaner!!!!! Since I'm vacuuming at least 3 times/day now that Birdie's dog is here, having the remote operate it would be divine!

3. What does having it all mean to you? Is it attainable? It has NOTHING at all to do with material possessions to me. Just being truly happy with my true love would do it for me.

4. What's your favorite movie soundtrack? This one is hard. I'm not sure I can narrow this one down. The Big Chill has a good one. And so does The Graduate. Then there's Easy Rider. And, because those movies are definitely showing my age, Love Actually, Elizabethtown...oh gosh! I could go on and on!

5. Describe the best view you've seen from a rooftop.I don't do rooftops. I'm terrified of heights. However, I did once go up on the roof of a friend's house on the Isle of Palms- they had a huge porch kind of thing up there and then, further up, was a widow's walk. The view of the ocean was amazing!

6. What's your least favorite thing about summer? THE OPPRESSIVE HEAT.

7. Our weekly Hodgepodge falls on the first day of August. In ten words or less sum up your July.High heat and humidity, family fun, travel, baby turned twenty-one.

8. Insert your own random thought here. It was so great having all the lovelies home over the weekend. Today my dad and stepmom are coming with my 2 nieces! Very little down time this week, but it's fine, I love it when family visits! We'll be doing some of the touristy stuff downtown Charleston for a few days. It should be fun because of the company and also because we never take advantage of touristy stuff until we do have visitors.
Everyday Ruralty

Today's Questions
  1. Do you have any special plans for this fall? Yes. I plan to enjoy football every single weekend AND some chilly temps! (I hope)
  2. Do you collect anything? Yes, Santas and Nativity sets. But I have so many that I don't appreciate them that much anymore. I'm thinking of holding a sale.
  3. Have you done any canning or freezing this season? Not much. Just a few jars of spaghetti sauce.
  4. Do you have a friend who lives far away? Where do they live? ALL of my bloggy friends live TOO FAR AWAY!
  5. When in a store, restaurant, or other business, do you ever complain or praise to the management? I try to always leave them with a compliment. I will only complain if someone is really rude. They really appreciate the compliments. Apparently people remember to complain way more often than they leave compliments.
 Have a great rest of the week! Hang in there- the weekend is almost here!


  1. I'm afraid of heights, too, but I managed the rooftop restaurant in St. Augustine Beach because it was just a 1-story building, because I stayed way far away from the edge, and because I kept my eyes on the ocean (so I could "fool" myself into thinking that I wasn't up so very high). ;-)

    Have fun with your visitors!

  2. I never grow tired of looking at the ocean. Those are some pretty cool movies you mentioned, I should have included them on my list. :)

  3. I almost said The Graduate...I really needed that question to ask me for my top 10 : ) There are a lot of bloggers who don't like heights in the HP today.

    Enjoy your company!

  4. Kathy- That's the very same thing I did on my friend's roof. I went no where NEAR the edge! Thanks!

    Alessandra- I don't either. It's so pretty and the colors are just gorgeous! My favorite is when they look emerald green.

    Joyce- I noticed that about the heights! Thanks! I haven't seen both of the nieces in so long- we've seen the younger one but the middle schooler is always off doing middle school stuff. LOL

  5. I can't wait for fall. I'm ready for some cooler temps. I hope you don't sell off all of your santas and nativites. Wouldn't the lovelies enjoy them? Us bloggy friends are TOO far away! E-mailing you is next for my afternoon.

  6. Bless your heart, out in this heat doing "touristy" things...but I wish I was there, too! :)

    We vacationed on Isle of Palms about 5 years ago...and I'd love to go back!

  7. Oh my! You reminded me of a story, talking about heights!...:)JP

  8. Your summer ten word summary could be EXACTLY the same as mine!

  9. I'm with you on the chilly temps. I can hardly wait to dig out my cozy sweaters and leather boots!

  10. Well, if you can read and pronounce 'rodeo' and 'mosquito' you've already got a couple words in Spanish. lol Enjoyed reading this post! I'm sorry you're afraid of heights. I don't mind heights unless they're moving under me. YIKES. I think there should be a remote control for the vacuum cleaner too, although I'm sure I'd lose that one also. Isn't it wonderful, always, to have family around. :-)

  11. Buenos días mi amigo .... ¿cómo estás? {to help you learn Spanish}

    Have fun with your family in Charleston. I'd love to be there with you enjoying the sights.

  12. Santas and nativity collections have been edited a couple of times. There are some pieces that I can't part with, though.

    Agreed on the remote for the vacuum cleaner. My solution is to make it someone else's job LOL

  13. I thought of you as we blew through e Carolinas last week; but since we hardly stopped even to go to the bathroom, a visit was outta the question.

  14. Your dog is over at Patrice's!

  15. Oh, I am so with you and the oppressive heat. There was nothing I hated more than stepping outside at 7 AM to go for a walk, and feeling like I had just walked into a wall of hot humid air. Ugh!
    I love the 101 things in 1001 days. What a fun idea! I may join you on that.
    Tucker wanted me to tell you that 'meeting' Tucker at Patrice's was great fun. I saw him there again today!

  16. I love learning so many wonderful things about you!

  17. I love the soundtrack for Forrest Gump. Oh, and Sleepless in Seattle.

    Say, is that your dog I saw at Patrice's today?

  18. Tucker is over at Patrice's playing with Jackson! You better go get him.

  19. You better pop over and visit Patrice. Your dog is hanging out with Wendell.....

  20. Hey! You left your dog @ Patrice's...If you don't hurry up & get him Wendell may decide to keep him :o)

  21. Tucker is at Patrice' could you have forgotten him at the party?!?!? ;-)

  22. I am with you on the heights - it would send my legs wobbly.

    When you finally get a remote vacuum cleaner, get one for me too wontcha?!

  23. Hi there! Hey, did you know your Tucker is still at Patrice's? He was helping Wendell chase sheep last I saw him...

  24. Thanks, Y'all! I headed over there to look and thank Patrice and her D2! I've been terrible about responding to comments but the company just left today! I'll get by to see you all tomorrow! Thanks again! Hope y'all are having a marvelous weekend!


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