Welcome to another edition of the Wednesday Hodgepodge, your mid-week key to happiness. Add the link to your answers at the end of my post, then go say hi to the other key players. Ha! There is no end to the pun fun here today! Here we go-
1. What do you think is the key to success?
Articulating what you want, setting goals, and creating an action plan to make it happen. And then (this is the real key) following through on your plan. That last part is where I usually drop the ball.
2. Have you ever been to the Florida Keys? Any desire to see that part of the US of A?
We have been to the Keys and we love it there. In fact we have a trip booked there this month, which is what prompted my little HP theme. We've been to Key West and also Islamorada. This month we're staying on Duck Key which is about midway between Miami and Key West. The Keys are a wonderful spot to visit if you want to relax. Very low key-ha!
3. An old Portuguese proverb says, 'Beware the door with too many keys.' What do you think this means? Share an example of how this has proven true or false in your own life.
Hard question. I think maybe this is saying be your own person. Don't neccessarily 'choose the door' everyone can open. Another interpretation might be when there are many ways to achieve an end, take care to choose wisely. There may be lots of ways to address an issue, so think before you speak or act. I relate more to the first definition. We're all gifted with different talents and abilities so I need to embrace mine, which may mean not following the crowd.
4. When and where did you last see a real live donkey? Monkey? Turkey?
We went to a Christmas party in December and the hosts had a small petting zoo there, complete with a donkey.
I guess the last time I saw a monkey was on a trip to the zoo which has been a while. I went to the zoo in SC with my daughter2 a couple of summers ago. She was working as a nanny and we took the two littles in her care, but I don't remember seeing monkeys. Mostly I remember how hot it was, and how the three year old wanted to ride in the stroller and the one year old did not, except we needed that one year old in the stroller.
Turkeys are in my back woods on a pretty regular basis.
5. Besides your home, vehicle, and special jewelry, what's something you keep under lock and key?
We have a box in the bank where we keep some of our more important papers. We keep other items under lock and key, but the more I think about this question, the less I want to share. If I'm keeping something under lock and key should I blab that on the world wide web? I think not.
6. When did you last get keyed up about something?
I think of this as being an excited kind of nervous, and if that's the definition we're going with then I'm a little keyed up at the moment actually. My daughter is getting married.
Have I mentioned that here already?
7. Who thinks we need an easy one right about now? Key lime pie...yes please or no thank you?
Oh yes please!
8. Insert your own random thought here.
Daughter2 became the proud happy owner of a rescue Greyhound last week. She has put so much time and research into finding just the right dog, and her new little gal is a sweetie. I didn't know a lot about Greyhounds prior to her research, but they are an interesting breed. They don't sit. The way they're put together makes sitting all the way down on their haunches nearly impossible and really uncomfortable. They either stand or lie down. Or lean. Daughter 2's got a leaner. We love leaners in our house, and I can't wait to meet her!