Wednesday, March 30, 2016
A Fool's Hodgepodge
It's Wednesday and we are going to talk Hodgepodge. If you want to join then your need to head over to From This Side of the Pond and pick up the questions, answer then on your blog, and link up! Come on, you know you want to!
1)What are two or three expectations you have of yourself?
I probably hold myself to a higher standard that I hold others. I am my own worst enemy sometimes. I expect honesty, loyalty, and follow-through. Those are the three that I can think of right off the top of my head. Honesty is the biggie for me!!
2)In what way does your outdoor space need sprucing up this spring?
Egads, every way! I have a ton of raking to get done. Leaves are stuck in bushes, pampas, up against the sides of the house, on the back patio...everywhere! I have places that need paint touch-up and still have a backdoor that needs repainted and the locks changed. We are removing the raised garden beds that Richard put in and that still needs to be done. I want to clean out the garage and have a huge garage sale. Yikes, this all makes me tired. Think I'll grab my book and put my feet up while sipping on some lemon water. See how easily this all gets put aside?
3) According to this site (Roadtrippers) six of North America's most wondrous waterfalls are: Webster's Falls in Ontario, Upper White Water Falls in North Carolina, Havasu Falls in the Grand Canyon, Multomah in Oregon, The Lower Yellowstone Falls, and Niagara. Have you seen any on the list? Which on the list would you most like to visit? Prettiest waterfall not on the list that you have seen in person.
I have been to The Lower Falls in Yellowstone and also seen the Falls at the Grand Canyon. I would most like to visit Niagara Falls, but I doubt that I ever will. And we have seen many pretty falls when we vacationed and hiked through the mountains of Colorado. I think all waterfalls are breathtakingly beautiful!
4) Looking back, what is something you wish you had done as a teenager?
I can't think of a single thing that I wish I had done as a teenager. I lived a pretty typical teen life with a pretty-much 'in control' mother. If she allowed it, we (well, I should say I) did it! What I wish I had done, though, was live on my own before I got married and had kids. I have never lived on my own. That is a goal I am looking forward to achieving in my future!! (Sorry, kids)
5) Ham, yes please...or no thank you? If you said yes, please which of the following do you like best-baked ham with all the trimmings, a ham and cheese sandwich, prosciutto with melon, a ham biscuit, a bowl of split pea and ham soup, or a slice of pizza topped with ham and pineapple?
I love ham. A good ham baked with all the trimmings! We had that for Easter dinner on Sunday. It was delicious! We are still eating leftover ham. I like ham and cheese sandwiches. Either leftover from the baked ham or wafer sliced from the deli. I love split pea soup but my grand-kids don't so I probably won't be making that anytime soon. My favorite way to eat ham is to wrap a slice around a dill pickle. Yummy! And you can spread some cream cheese on the ham before you wrap that pickle to make it even more yummy!!
6) Are you typical of your generation? How so?
I'm a baby boomer. The media will tell you that baby boomers saw an increase in educational, financial, and social opportunities. I think I am pretty typical of that. I was able to go to college, but I got married and had kids first. I was married at age 18 and had my first baby at age 20. I didn't start college until I was 29. They also portrayed us as a generation of optimism, exploration, and achievement. I am not really an optimist. I am a glass half-empty person. But I have explored and traveled all over the world. The baby boomer generation participated in some of the greatest social changes in the history of this country during the 1960's and 1970's. Both in Civil Rights and in the Women's Movement. I am a feminist. I never burned my bra. In fact, I wear a bra. But I do believe in equal rights. For the same job. When I became a nurse, and all the way through my nursing career, in this area, male nurses and female nurses were paid the same pay rate. Males nurses were no more likely to be promoted than a female nurse was. Being a homeowner is something many baby boomers accomplished. I own my home. Free and clear of any mortgages. Although, it took me 30 years to get there! Unlike many baby boomers, I am already retired and I am not obsessed with health and fitness. Maybe I should be! I think I am pretty typical. But, with differences!
7) April rolls in at the end of the week and in keeping with that theme....'act the fool', 'nobody's fool', 'a fool's errand', 'could have fooled me', which foolish idiom most applies to you? Explain.
This is funny, because just last night, I said to my grandson, "I am nobody's fool", he was trying to tell me something that might have been a bit hard to believe. He gets a kick out of the idioms I use. Like, "I didn't just fall off yesterday's turnip truck." Do you speak with idioms often?
8)Insert your own random thought here.
Yay, my computer dude called me and said the computer was back up and running. It just need a new power supply unit and he replaced it with a 'refurbished' one. I'm sure he will either show up with a surge protector or give me a strong suggestion to get one. I am so glad I have this guy to call on when I need to.
I am so excited to share that I have started working on my posts for the A to Z Challenge which begins on Friday!! I am not really following a theme of any sort. I am just writing about Smidgens, Snippets, & Bits of my life! Hope you'll come visit me all through April!