Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Wednesday Hodgepodge

Time for Wednesday Hodgepodge hosted by From This Side of the Pond.(This is my very first time....squeal) She will post a list of questions on Tuesday. You answer them on your blog and then on Wednesday link up on From This Side of The Pond. Sounds easy? Sound like fun? Let's get with it then



1.  Did you make someone laugh yesterday? Was it intentional?

I can't remember that I made anyone laugh yesterday. It wasn't a very laughable day here. However, I chuckled to myself when Rumer and Val won Dancing With The Stars....all those naysayers. What do you have to say now. That girl dances more beautifully than any dancer I have ever watched on this show. Yay Rumer and Val!


2. What's a simple question with a complicated answer?

Can I go to ______'s house, Grandma?


 3. Rhododendrons or azaleas...you have to choose. Are either currently blooming in your yard?


I have neither at my house. There is a large bush of rhododendrons down the street. Beautiful! If I have to chose, that is what I would chose!!

from google

from google


 4. May 21st is National Waitstaff Day. Have you ever worked as a waiter/waitress? How would you rate the experience? What was the best/worst part of the job?


I worked at a couple of restaurants when I was younger. Neither was a great experience. The first one I was just a 16 year old girl with a slimy, sleazy boss that you didn't want to get stuck in the kitchen with. And the second one I spilled a tray of beer all over the head bosses on training day, before the opening of a new place.  In my case I would have to say the bosses were the worst part and drunk customers. The best part was the TIPS! Yea man.


 5. What fashion trend for women should be outlawed? How about one for men?


Adult women should quit wearing leggings as pants. And if I never see another man wearing a 'wife-beater' I'll be okay.


 6. Name a writer who inspires you....now tell us why.


This is hard. I read a lot. I like a lot of different styles. I like Jodi Picoult, but I'm not sure if I would say she inspires me. I just don't know of any one that will fit the bill. Sorry!


 7. What well known quote or saying sums up your plans for today or this week?




This sums up my week. My everyday. I am so good at putting off today until tomorrow. Do you do that?








8.  My own random thought of the day is:

School is out tomorrow. Where the heck did this past nine months go? Tomorrow will also be the anniversary (10 months) of Richard's death. I miss him just as much today as I did the day he left. Maybe more. The pain isn't easier. My days are no less lonely. The nights last forever. There is a huge hole in our lives. I have my memories of him and the wonderful life we had together. But that is not enough......until we meet again!!

44 comments:

  1. Congrats on joining the Hodgepodge! I've never done it, but I follow lots of blogs that do. There are always interesting questions here and its fun to read everyone's answers.

    The school year did go by fast and I didn't even have any kids in school! I loved the question with the complicated answer, that is so true, when sending a kid to someone else's house, there's always a lot in the answer given.

    betty

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    1. And usually the kids here don't like to answer all my questions! Too bad! If they want to go they have to know the answers.

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  2. Oh gosh... I know it can't be easier in missing someone you care about... I'm so sorry.

    It kills me that they make wife beaters for little boys now. WHAT?!?!?!

    Rumer was so beautiful dancing, wasn't she?!

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    1. Thank you very much! Yes, wife beaters for little boys is so wrong! And Rumer was beautiful!

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  3. Some hurts just don't go away. A ten year anniversary must be tough.

    I'm so glad you joined the Hodgepodge. I was reluctant to join at first and now I love it! We so agree on the leggings issue! :-)

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    1. Ten month! Hopefully by 10 years I will be somewhat better. I think I will enjoy the Hodgepodge

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  4. Welcome to the weekly Hodgepodge. Nice to have you here! I'm not so sure about leggings either. I don't wear any, unless I'm working out - yoga pants really. I think a big tunic over leggings is the real appeal! You get to hide a lot! lol

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    1. I think you have to hide the butt if you are going to wear them! Happy to have you visit.

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  5. It is nice to meet you through the Hodgepodge. It is funny how many have answered leggings. I agree. I am sorry to hear about the loss of your husband. What a blessing though that you were able to care for him at home. (((Hugs)))

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    1. Thank you Theresa for your kind words. Yes, it was good that we could care for him at home. He would have hated it if we would not have been able to. And likely would not have lived as long.

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  6. I think I'll give this a go next week!

    Linda in VA

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  7. I wear a lot of leggings but I always make sure my dress or tunic is long enough to hide my butt. I waitressed in college and I truly believe that everyone needs to wait tables at least for a week as education. You learn people skills and how to interact with difficult people real quick! Including responsibility and team work with working with fellow employees.
    I cant believe school is already out this week for some. The best part is the school zones will be off for a few months.

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    1. That is what I most dislike about leggings: when women wear them like they are pants. Nope...they are supposed to be worn under a dress or a long tunic.

      Leaving the school zones behind will be a good thing

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  8. I agree with you on "wife-beaters". Great name for a clothing article, as well! *Sigh

    If a person reads a lot, their influences and inspirations seem harder to pin down. If you name one, there are probably a dozen more. Plus, these things change with time.

    Any plans this summer?

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    1. My summer plans will be all about running teenagers here and there!

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  9. Had fun reading your answers, Paula! Posted my hodgepodge also!

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    1. I saw yours Thanks for joining in with me!

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  10. I wrote about leggings in my Hodgepodge too and commented about it on others. I teach high school and the things those girls wear…and it don't cover no booty! I was also thinking along the lines of no no to wife beaters…icky, yucky! I am sorry to hear about your husband. I lost my mom last month. I pray you are surrounded by love, peace and memories.

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    1. I am so sorry about your mom Laura. I hope you too are surrounded by love. It is very hard to let go of them!

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  11. I love when you do these memes and I get a little glimpse into my friend, Paula.

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  12. Leggings go under longer tunics or dresses. But yeah, too many girls don't realize this.

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    1. I am trying to tell my granddaughter that all the time.

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  13. So glad Rumer and Val won! She's absolutely exquisite, isn't she? Loved seeing Bruce looking so happy.

    It's a little late in the game, but I used to think I'd enjoy waitressing. With all the pitfalls and drunks you mention, I was just worried about getting someone ELSE to carry the trays of food ... lol
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    PS - I'm thinking might like to try this meme again!

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    1. Yes it was the perfect ending to DWTS. The final three were deserving. I would not have been too upset with any of them winning. I thought Noah was a true hero and an all American but he really couldn't dance. Waitressing is hard work with little reward. Well except for the tips. I made $100. once off a table of drunks. But I earned it!

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  14. When I saw a 70 something gramma at the beauty shop wearing leggings with a short top, I figured my griping about leggings for pants was a waste of time. Really lady? Apparently mirrors in homes have gone out of style.

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    1. Yes I think it has just become a fashion statement and that people cannot see themselves in the mirror in how they really look. Kind of like a man in a speedo!

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  15. Welcome to the HP! I was happy with the DWTS results, but was rooting for Riker. I think this is one of the few shows where they manage to get the best into the finals. I'm sorry for your loss. Grief is a roller coaster and there's no time table for the missing. Take care.

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    1. Thank you Joyoce! Riker was good as well. I just liked Rumer better. But they both have very interesting styles. And names :)

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  16. Hmm, I thought I left a comment here yesterday, but I may hqve gotten sidetracked when I clicked on one of your commentors's blogs. I'm with you on the teens needing to know the answers . . . because the questions are going to be asked for sure! About the "wife-beater" . . . I'm afraid it's the term I don't care for more than the clothing item. I used to volunteer at a battered women's shelter.

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    1. I do that too Gram. I have had to make myself post my comment before I start clicking on names. Yes, it is probably the name I dislike more than the garment itself.

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    2. Oh, thanks for your kind reply. I was concerned that I might say the wrong thing when I have such a strong opinion about the name of the garment. I sassed off a Master Sergeant about uisnuse of that term. ��

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    3. No I am all about more than one opinion. As long as people are respectful. I have never found you to be anything but nice!

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    4. Oh boy! That crazy word was actually supposed to be two words "his use". I must now confess to sometimes (often) typing without my cheaters on . . . even at work.

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    5. I figured that what you meant. I wouldn't be able to see anything without my cheaters. I like that name for them!

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  17. What I love about these meme type things is that you often learn something. I just had to go and look up wife beater because I had no idea what it was. I've never heard that term used. So thanks for that and no 7 - I'm great at procrastinating. Sorry for your loss. Don't be hard on yourself - it's still early days.

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    1. Thank you Wendy. I have to keep reminding myself that it is still early in my grief. I need to tell myself often that it is okay. especially since we were together for more than 35 years!

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  18. I had to laugh at you spilling a whole tray of beer on the owner's head!!! That's hilarious. What was his reaction? Oh my Lord, I don't know if I would've cried or laughed...
    I was never a waitress in a restaurant but I did own a bar. I had a little beer and wine joint here in Austin and I gotta say the worst part was finding good and reliable bartenders! The drunk customers weren't hard to deal with: I'd just throw them out if they got out of hand. Only once did I have to call the police and that guy was barred from the premises after that. Truly the worst part was finding good help. I had bartenders taking beer out the back door, stealing from the register, no-showing for shifts, etc. Not unlike what any other bar owner doesn't go through. It wasn't all the time, mind you, but when it did happen, it sucked. I used to pay a private investigator to sit at my bar and document who was stealing and how often. That was eye-opening. The tricks these people have! That was actually heartbreaking. You know? I was good to my employees and to have them turn around and steal from me was such a disappointment. The other thing that I found quite bewildering was some of the friendships that I had before I opened the bar disappeared after I became a bar owner, probably because they all expected to be able to drink for free. That was another eye-opener that hurt. But then again, they weren't really friends in the first place, were they? I had the bar for three years then sold it. For the first two years it was a ton of fun, the last year it became a major pain in my ass. Then I knew it was time to move on...

    Michele at Angels Bark

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    1. I can only imagine the headaches of owning a bar. Or any kind of business for that matter. However I think it is just the way of the world nowdays. At the nursing home where I used to work we had the same type of employees. They stole from the residents and from the home. We had a large screen TV disappear right off the wall of the living room in the nursing home. Tracked it down at a pawn shop. And some of the residents were constantly losing money, makeup, personal objects from their rooms. One resident had been given a new leather coat for Christmas. An aide carried it out of his room hidden in the laundry and gave it to her boyfriend for Christmas. Would never have been caught but one of the other aides squealed on her later on when they got into a spat. They would take food from the kitchen, meds from the med room. Not show up for work. I caught two of them drinking whiskey in the bathroom on Super Bowl Sunday. And the administrator allowed them to just quit rather than fire them. She didn't want it turned into the State. A year later she hired one of them back again. It is very hard to find really good help anywhere. I should right a book LOL

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  19. Wow, you should write a book! That's absolutely shameful stealing from the residents like that. What is wrong with people? Heartless. It makes me question humanity...

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    1. I know Michele. When I was working at the hospital I once walked in on a nurse aid stealing money from a sleeping patients nurse. Unfortunately the hospital did nothing to her but allow her to resign. She went to work for a 'wealthy nursing high rise'. I felt bad for their residents.

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