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Hodgepodging Again...

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

I have started and not had time to finish two posts so far this week... I am spending every possible minute with my sweet Cate... Even tough she will only be an hour and a half from here it's starting to feel like she is going to the other side of the planet... I know our children are supposed to grow up and leave home, but... (I don't know how to finish that... I am so happy for her, but I will miss her ohhh so much!)

Time to focus on something else...

How about another "Hodgepodge"?

Pop on over to "From This Side of the Pond" to play along...

1. What is something that bothers you if it's not done perfectly?
Sweeping, dusting and vacuuming... I hate to do these things but if a spot is missed I can't just sit and relax... I obsess over it... I hate discovering these spots when we have guests.

2. Do you think a 6th sense exists? Explain.
I don't know about in general, but I can almost always tell when I'm being lied to. Not just with my girlies, but everybody... My husband jokes that I'm the human lie detector. Most of the time I'll just go with whatever they are saying then later tell Paul... The stuff people lie about...

3. Do you say your goodbyes slowly, quickly, or not at all?
Quickly... I can't stand prolonging uncomfortable situations... It just makes them more uncomfortable.

4. On a scale of 1-10, with ten being hot hot hot, what level of spice do you like in your food? What's your favorite 'spicy' dish?
I'm about a 3 or 4... I grew up in Maine which means I was a -10 on the spice chart as a child. To Mainers a little salt and pepper is fine, but be careful with all other spices... Growing up I was only aware of parsley flakes, garlic (powder only), paprika, cinnamon and Bell's poultry seasoning... So I've come a long way. Paul is probably an 8 or 9 so he'd say I haven't come far enough...
My favorite "spicy" dish... Probably orange beef.
5. What is one of your all time favorite commercial jingles?
If you put anything to song I can remember it forever, as long as I can conjure the tune, so as a result I really, really don't like jingles since they are all with me forever. I currently have Joyce's Coke on stuck in my head and I didn't even play the video... Just the suggestion... So I will pass on this question as pondering it will start up a bunch more.

6. Plane, train, boat or auto...your preferred method of travel?
Hands down there is nothing in this world like a summer day on a sail boat off the coast of Maine... That being said, it isn't really a form of travel, not the way I enjoy it any way... I'd have to go with car... Planes are great for efficiency, but there is nothing fun about air travel these days... We have traveled by car a lot and I like it the most... I love a good car trip... We have car trip "foods" and I love looking for a good restaurant or motel... I love discovering a hidden gem... I love books on "tape" and long discussions about ridiculous stuff. The girlies like to search stores along the way for candy we've never heard of... We always wait and try it together in the car of course... (PS. There is some really yucky candy out there!)

7. What is something you take for granted?
I'll go with something I took for granted... Being "the mom"... I am working my way outta a job here and I have no idea what I'll do next.

8. Insert your own random thought here.
I will update you on all of the goings on around here in a few days, but things are so crazy right now I probably won't be able to post again until next week. (But when I do, it will be epic!)

Thanks for listening,


  1. Good luck with the transition. It's a process : )

  2. I LOVE spicy food. As long as it's not on fire I'm good. My kids are the same way. In fact I buy bottles of super spicy sauce for my 8 year old.

  3. #7... You can say that again! I'm a year out of working myself out of a job and I still don't know what to do. As Joyce says, it's a process.
    Have a great week!

  4. I can't imagine not being a Mom *Sob* I don't take transitions well...

  5. I really like your blog. It's one of the most interesting I've seen. :-)

    I hope your transition is as painless as possible. No matter how far away they are...you'll ALWAYS be a mother. Just keep that in mind. :-)

  6. I'm just beginning my third year of an empty nest situation and I STILL miss the lovelies! And one of them recently got accepted into a grad program. In TEXAS. 20 HOURS AWAY FROM HOME. I am NOT digging that one little bit--oh, I'm proud as can be but she's too far from home! Enjoyed your answers!

  7. I love your Hodge Podge posts. It's fun to discover new (random) things about you :D


  8. I don't like spicy food at all. My husband LOVES it and always asks what kind of a mexican am I that I don't like spicy foods, haha! Whatever, he's nuts!


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