Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Wednesday Hodgepodge-Volume Fab 40

Welcome to the fabulous fortieth volume of the Wednesday Hodgepodge. You know the drill and if you don't just click the link on my sidebar for instructions. Easy peasy. Now, here are my answers to this week's questions-

1. Using what's in your frig right now, what sort of meal would you be able to make for guests who are standing on your front porch this very minute?

Conveniently I asked this question with a semi stocked freezer. At the moment I have fabulous ahi tuna steaks along with special ordered NY strip steaks just waiting to be thrown on the bbq so that is likely what you'd get. If that were not your cup of tea I suppose I could whip you up some scrambled eggs. It's usually feast or famine here.

2. What is something about yourself that you hope will change but that you know probably never will?

I like to put off til tomorrow what I should do right now. I say I work best under pressure but how would I know that when I've rarely tried the reverse?

3. What is something about yourself you hope never changes?

My optimistic view on life.

4. Do you usually send serious or funny greeting cards? Why?

Depends on the occasion but for birthdays, funny. If the cards are going to my girls they might get a fun card with a sloppy sentimental message handwritten by moi on the bottom but I generally go with funny or sweet, as opposed to the super serious. Anniversaries and Valentines Day also get funny.

5. Bird watching, shell gathering, star gazing-your choice for whiling away the hours?

So hard to choose...I love all three. Ideally I'd like to shell gather early morning, relax and watch the birds with a glass of wine in hand late afternoon and star gaze once the sky goes dark. I guess if I can only pick one I'd go with shell gathering. That would mean I'm near the water which is my favorite place to be.

6. Do you double or triple check things? If so, what?

I should double and triple check things but instead of double and triple checking I make the hubs crazy. We are usually a few miles down the road when I will think to ask, "Did you shut the garage?" "Are you sure?" "Unplug the iron?" "Lock the back door?" "Turn off the coffeepot?" I know in my head all these things have been done but there is something in my DNA that causes me to ask anyway. Then we have a 'discussion' as to why I like to wait until we are five miles down the road to ask and I say, "Well, if I'd remembered before we left the house I wouldn't be asking five miles down the road." Sometimes I add, "Just be glad we were only five and not five hundred." Married life can be a challenge sometimes.

7. What's your favorite place for people watching?

One of my very favorite pastimes...airports and restaurants are the best!

8. Insert your own random thought here.

Thank you so much for your kind thoughts and especially your ongoing prayers for my niece. If you missed my post on Sunday you can catch up here.

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  1. Wow, I should have raided your fridge! Mine is so empty it's not funny but grocery day is near and I'm not in the mood to shop but I need to eat so... hmm.

    Yes I procrastinate too but usually after I see the negative situation looming before my eyes. Crazy but true.

    I'm keeping your niece in my prayers.

  2. Oh my goodness... I did not know about your niece until just now, sorry for being so out of the loop... We are praying! Hard! And thank you for being genuine, for being so real,,, for asking us for prayer. It is an honor to be asked and to lift up you and your whole family during this time. And on another note - your comment about marriage being challenging made me crack up! Oh, how I miss my husband for those little comments! ;-) God bless!

  3. Wouldn't that be a perfect day for #5! I did ask Mark when we were half way to Mammoth Lakes if he brought the radio. I never put it on my list! I will go over and read the post about your niece. Will keep her in my prayers.

  4. So what time is dinner? Those steaks sound good! I'll bring a salad OK? I am on the bone marrow registry and it was easy to do. I am still praying for your niece.

  5. I always like all your answers....when I'm in NJ if hungry I'm heading to your place!! lol! Continued prayers and hugs for your niece. Have a wonderful Wednesday!

  6. I love gathering shells. I could spend all day doing that. Procrastination is my middle name (or should be).

  7. Your dinner sounds fabulous. What time should I arrive with the wine? ahaha

    I totally missed your post Sunday and echo the comments made by so many. I know first hand the journey is tough but with God, all things are possible.

    Thanks for sharing. Blessings, SusanD

  8. Reguarding your answer to #6-are you related to my husband? hehe-This is what he does to me and thenI began thinking did I do all these. Continue prayers for your niece and family.

  9. lol I would run a cross this when my fridge is nearly naked! lol

  10. Totally with you on number 2. I there wasn't a last minute, I would never get done! Have a great Wednesday!

  11. Oh goodness...I completely forgot about airports! What a GREAT place to watch people! I like seeing what people are wearing...are they going for comfort or style (are they mutually exclusive??). Great thoughts, Joyce!

  12. Joyce, you are so clever! You have the perfect answer to #5! LOL

    Thanks for 40 fun weeks of The Hodgepodge!

  13. said fridge...not freezer!! I could make a whole meal from the freezer. Humph...I guess the hosts can change the rules (smile)!

    I did miss the post about your that I know I will be praying!

  14. Always enjoy your answers and this meme! It's such fun! Except when you post those questions that take me all Tuesday night to figure out an answer to. LOL

    I did read about your niece. I've added her to the prayer list.

  15. Hi Joyce,
    Lovely picture of the shells. I also see some rocks there. I would be picking those up as well. Have a great day!

    Food for Thought

  16. Great questions today! Loved all your answers and especially #2! I haven't tried the reverse often either!

  17. Your answer to the double checking question reminds me of me. When we go on a trip I usually remember something I¨ve forgotten, but my hubby never turns around for me to go get it. I have to live without...
    The last trip we made we were waiting for our gate to close and I remembered something I´d forgotten. He almost wouldn´t let me run back for it... haha

  18. I'm with you on the cards. I also prefer to receive the funny ones. Pre-printed sentimentality seems insincere I think.

  19. So you're an optimistic procrastinator ~ I'm a pessimistic procrastinator. You delay starting a project but you know it will all work out in the end; I delay a project to the last minute and then I stress about it knowing I'm doomed to fail ;-)

  20. I KNEW you would be a shell gatherer since it puts you by the water and all. :)
    Oh dear your conversation with your Hubs sounds like one we have every time we leave also except that it's him asking me if it's all been done and then I have to second guess myself even as I'm saying yes. Ugh. I'm not above calling the sister to go check just to be sure though. Ha

  21. I love the Hodgepodge. Hard to believe that we've done 40 of these! You do such a wonderful job with the questions.