Wednesday, May 18, 2016

Wednesday Hodgepodge

1. Tell us about a time you found yourself 'in the middle of nowhere'. Was this deliberate?  Where we live is kinda in the middle of nowhere, really.  I wish we lived further away from our neighbors.  Our home was built around the 1850's.  When it was first built the only people who lived here were in the family.  There are 4 homes that I can see from our property and only two are still family owned.  The one home was built within the last 50 years and it was sold to folks who aren't family but are real decent people.  The neighbors beside us bought a home that was owned by a cousin to my descendants.  She recently passed away.  Ryder really liked to visit with her. Moving here was deliberate.

2. What's something you're 'in the middle of' today or this week? Laundry!  We went away over the weekend and I need to catch up on that laundry plus some here have a stomach virus that is making for extra laundry.  We are almost through that too.

3. At what age do you think 'middle age' begins? What does it mean to be 'middle aged'? I don't know the answer to this question.  I would guess somewhere around 35-40, maybe?  I think middle-aged is more of a mind set. Hopefully you enter this stage of life with some wisdom.

4. Ravioli, stuffed peppers, samosas, deviled eggs, steamed dumplings, pierogis, or a jelly donut...your favorite food (from this list!) with something yummy in the middle. Your favorite not on the list? Honestly, I don't care much for any of these foods.  Ravioli is ok, I used to love deviled eggs but I have a hard time digesting them now and pierogis are edible.  I like donuts but not the jelly filled kind.  I much prefer the donuts with pudding or custard in them.  Cheese sticks are good along with jalapeño wontons!

5. Albert Einstein is quoted as saying ''In the middle of difficulty lies opportunity.' Would you agree? Have you found this to be true in your own life? Feel free to elaborate. I agree with this statement.  I think when you are in the middle of difficulty you sink or swim.  Most of us would swim and grow in opportunity.  I believe this to be a true statement in my life.

6. What's a song you remember loving from your middle school years? Do you love it still? Here is something, I can't remember much musically about my middle school years. I am sure there was a song in there somewhere but what it would have been...couldn't tell ya!

7. May 18th is National Visit Your Relatives Day. Will you celebrate? Which relative would you visit if time, distance, and expense were not considered.  I will not be going anywhere to celebrate but since we live so close to family someone is bound to stop in.  If I could go visit any distant relative it would be to see my brother.  After all this rain and dreary weather a visit to the beach would be lovely!

8. Insert your own random thought here.   Rainy days have really been making me appreciate the sunny times that pop out.  Rain makes for good sleeping though and with this stomach bug, sleep is a good thing!


  1. Enjoyed your Hodgepodge..smiles

  2. I agree. Middle age is a mindset. I don't mind the rain, but do enjoy a sunny spring day, too. Getting the dog outside is the challenge.

  3. Sorry to hear you and your family were down with a stomach bug. Sending healing thoughts and prayers your way for a continual speedy recovery.


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