Welcome to this week's edition of the Wednesday Hodgepodge! So glad you joined the fun today...add your link at the end of my post and let's get this party started-
My husband travels a lot so I do many things solo that I'd gladly have him do if he were home. I recently had to kill a ginormous insect. I don't even know what it was, but I'm pretty sure it was something alien. Shudder.
2. What's a product you use that never ever fails?
Sharpie permanent markers, Dramamine, and Clinique quickliner.
3. Have you found your place in this world? Where is it?
I think so. It's in a land called contentment. I think when we're young we try to imagine how our life will go, and then we live it and it's rarely exactly as we had planned. I know mine has been full of surprises and unexpected turns...experiences that went beyond my wildest dreams.
One thing moving around a lot has reinforced for me, is the fact that this earth is not my home. I think the key to finding my place here has been in learning to embrace where I am and the people and opportunities God has brought into my life. I don't always succeed, and of course there are still things I hope to accomplish, but I do believe contentment with where you are and what you have now, even if it is not what you wanted or planned, is the secret of life.
4. Worst movie you ever saw?
I'm sure there are a few, but one that popped into my head right off the bat is Broken Arrow. The film was released in the mid-90's, and while I do like John Travolta and Christian Slater, the writing and acting in this one were truly awful. At one point a character in the movie actually shouts at a person intent on world destruction, 'Halt! I'm a Park Ranger!'. Occasionally, when the mood in our house needs lightening, hubs and I have been known to throw that line out there and it always makes us laugh. I guess the movie wasn't a total bust.
5. What's the last fun thing you did?
Picked crabs while sitting beside the water in Annapolis.
I wrote about it on my blog here.
6. The month of July is named for Roman emperor Julius Caesar...ever been to Rome? What's your favorite Italian dish?
Rome is one of my favorite cities in the world. I will refrain from blabbing on and on
My favorite Italian dish? Oh mio! How in the world do I choose just one? Pizza margherita, chicken piccata, veal saltimbocca, gelato, and limoncello to name a few.
7. What is one piece of advice you'd give new mom Kate Middleton?
Trust your instincts.
8. Insert your own random thought here.
I am in love with the hydrangea bush beside my front walkway.
It has every shade of blue, pink, and purple in it, sometimes all in the same flower.
It is absolutely gorgeous this year!