Wednesday, August 12, 2015

Wednesday Hodgepodge

1. When was the last time you relocated? Did you move yourself or leave it to the professionals? Are you happy staying put or is there a move in your future? Best thing about moving to a new city or town? Least favorite and/or hardest thing about moving house?
The last time I relocated was 10 years ago in May.  We moved our belongs ourselves with the help of close family.  I am quite happy to stay here on our family farm as it has been in my family for about 150 years! I honestly couldn't tell you what is best about moving to a new city as I have only ever lived rurally in the same area.  We did live in a small village before moving to the farm and it was by a dreadfully busy road.  I didn't like that.  This house has a nice quite road with the main traffic just being those going to work.  I chuckle as I write this because I know 80% of the folks who drive by my house.  My least favorite part about moving is trying to get rid of the stuff that we accumulated and no longer used but had kept anyway!

2. When were you last 'moved to tears'? Explain.

Well, I can say that I am easily moved to tears.  It could be something sad but usually it is something sweet or loving or those proud mama moments.  I try to avoid sad tears so I don't watch sad movies or read sad books no matter how highly recommended they come!  I can't remember though when I was moved to tears last.... It was probably just this week but it is normal for me so it doesn't stand out.

3. Do you have rules about eating in the car...any forbidden foods? What's the last thing you consumed in your car? Your go-to car snack when traveling long distance?

Rules about eating in the car....umm, well the rule is if we are in the car and we need to eat, we eat! We do a lot of running so eating in the car is normal for us.  When you have a teen boy with hollow legs, food is always being consumed!  It can be anything that we packed or picked up at the grocery store or a fast food drive-thru (though we try to avoid that option). We just ate yesterday in the car on our way home from the park.  We met with some of our homeschool group friends and we pack a lunch.  We always pack extra because we are usually hungry (some starving) on our way home.  I had to stop and pick up some bacon at a little country store and they had some beautiful, local strawberries for sale so I pickup up two quarts- one to eat on the way home and one for today! Our go-to car snacks for long distances- anything with out much sugar, caffeine or dyes!

4. Share a favorite song relating to cars and/or driving.
"Overcomer" by Mandisa  This is the verse that comes to mind.
Staring at a stop sign
Watching people drive by
T Mac on the radio
Got so much on your mind
Nothing's really going right
Looking for a ray of hope
5. What's your most frequently visited drive-thru...Starbucks? the bank? the pharmacy? some other window?
I guess I have to say the bank.  I have never had anything from Starbucks.  I was in the drive thru for Starbucks once because the driver of the car we were in wanted coffee. 

6. "He who hesitates is lost"...would you agree? When it comes to making decisions do you generally act quickly or do you more often than not fall into the 'lost' category?
I tend to make decisions quickly and have lost because I didn't think it through. My husband on the other hand is quicker to hesitate on a decision and it usually works out.  I think there is a balance to be found on both ends of that statement so I don't agree with it.

7. When was the last time you got lost? Was it stressful or an unexpected happy adventure?
The last time I was lost....I have to really think about it.  I guess I would have to say April 2014 when I was taking the kids to a Bible Quiz camp.  I missed a turn because I misunderstood the directions. It was more of an adventure because it was in a beautiful mountainous area that we had never been in before.  Normally though if I am lost it would fall under stressful for me! I do not get stressed though if Jeremiah is driving and we get lost.  That doesn't faze me at all.

8.  Insert your own random thought here.
The kids and I went to a local bike trail earlier this week to meet with some friends.  Ryder takes his bike and Madilynne and I walk.  It rained pretty heavy on our way back and we were trying to get under some of the trees that overhang on the trail to stay a bit drier.  Madilynne and her friends had a great time strolling in the rain. I was doing the powerwalk to get out of it!  Ryder came rolling by with his friends- they were having a blast riding in the rain.  I saw he had a ball cap on and asked him if I could have it to keep the rain from getting my hair so wet.  He quickly took it off and gave it to me- so sweet and gentlemanly!  My hair stayed pretty decent for the errands that we had to run afterwards even though my clothes were completely soaked!


  1. I enjoyed your whole hodgepodge, but especially the random. Sounds like fun. I loved being out in the rain, as long as there was no lightning. :-)

  2. I have read about five blogs now where they have NOT been to Starbucks; I don't know why this surprises me!

  3. I enjoyed your Hodgepodge, I always love walking in the rain. Thanks for sharing, have a happy Wednesday.

  4. I haven't been on my bike in several years. It was far too hilly and steep in our previous town, and no shoulders on the roads. There is a nice trail where we're living now, and we are planning to check it out one day soon. Enjoy your day!

  5. I enjoyed your answers! I'm a crier too and sometimes they're happy tears and sometimes they're sad tears. I also try to avoid sad stuff but sometimes it just can't be helped.

  6. I had hoped to ride my bike some this summer, but the rains were too much in the spring and then all of a sudden it was too hot. Our trail is still closed due to the flooding. And other days, there was too much going on! I guess those sound like excuses, don't they? Sweet and gentlemanly of your son.

  7. Liked your story about being out in the rain. I don't mind it if it's warm but often in the UK rain is not accompanied by warm weather.


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